So today we are going to journey to Starweaver’s Corner. He covers so many subjects that I think everyone will find something useful here.
A snippet from his informative, you-really-must-read, bio says, “I’ve decided to make this a personal bio in order to convey a sense of my devotion to the topics I write on here. Tarot, Paganism, and astrology were, for me, great catalysts of self-discovery and self-creation, through which I was able to move out of a shell that was too small for me. I truly believe that we all have the potential to grow and blossom as human beings. The paths by which that can be done are many. I’m here to share mine with you.”
Starweaver shares so much in this blog. Each entry comes packed with information and well thought out. I love reading his entries because I get a sense of what fascinates him. From a recent entry, he talks about Tarot as a game and the two sides of thought. He then weaves them together in such a compelling way.
September 17, 2008 The promise of spiritual work, it seems, is to capture that special intensity of focus that comes when we set aside a special time and place and take up a different set of rules – capture it and release it back into life at large. We don’t want to just step out like we step out of a game, we want to somehow carry the work along with us, expanding the magic circle rather than stepping over it. (This image has given me a new sense of meaning around the classic Wiccan closing “The circle is open but unbroken”.)
Or when he visits a card, he goes beyond traditional meaning moving into historical facts that you may have not known. I always deepen my knowledge at Starweaver’s corner. Take for example this:
March 28,2008 Florence, being not far from Rome, often felt the political influence of the Papacy more directly than more remote cities such as Milan and Venice. The church, at various times, had taken issue with two of the standard tarot subjects: The Pope and The Papess (ancestors of the Hierophant and High Priestess familiar to modern tarot practitioners). Therefore, in Florence, instead of the familiar foursome of Papess, Empress, Emperor, Pope, we find three cards, traditionally named The Grand Duke, The Emperor of the West, and The Emperor of the East.
In one ongoing series he talks about varies decks. He began with the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. I loved how he pointed out a possible reason why this deck became such a standard in the Tarot world.
April 24, 2008 Furthermore, her images often display an ambiguity or psychological tension that few other decks achieve. When viewing a Waite-Smith image, there are usually multiple ways of perceiving it. The querent may identify with one figure in the card or with another. Sometimes the nature of the action is ambiguous. Sometimes, even the gender of a key figure is ambiguous. These skillfully placed ambiguities allow the querent and reader to interact with the cards in subtle and personal ways.
Or he visits cards we know but leaves you questions to answer making it an interactive experience.
July 17, 2008 Here are the questions to ask when this card appears:
What cause am I fighting for?
Do I need a reality check?
Why is it important to be right?
How do I bring my good ideas to the world?
Please join me in visiting Starweaver’s Corner today! Tell him Arwen sent you.