Spread: Meadow Musings

I walk the dogs a lot. One of them is a puppy who likes to go out frequently. I try to indulge him. We have a small field next to us. Well, okay, so it’s the front sloping lawn of the church. Still it’s lush and green right now. Sort of like life I’ve decided.

Life is a green field dotted with flowers of several types. There are some weeds as well. And, if you live where I live, every now and again, there is a sharp prickly ball of cactus waiting to stab the unwary. I’ve been thinking about a spread that would take on this metaphor of life as a meadow. Laying out cards in my head. Naming positions. None of them really fit what I wanted to say. Continue reading “Spread: Meadow Musings”

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SPREAD: Killing My Muse

Recently I responded to another author’s journal about “Why Do YOU Write?. She responded. I responded back. One of the things that came out of that back and forth was this

Sometimes I wonder… if we have muses, if we don’t also have enemies of our muse. Those thought patterns that continually try to tear us down. In Tarot reading, I call these “old tapes” and they seem to be related to our own feelings of inadequacies that are usually (not always, but usually) fed by our own dark selves.

Then I said, Continue reading “SPREAD: Killing My Muse”

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Musing on the Fool’s Journey: The Fool Meets the Magician and the High Priestess

I am a storyteller by nature. I write as part of the writing team of Marilu Mann with my best friend, Cai Smith. Together we have three novels currently under contract with Ellora’s Cave Publishing. You can find out more about that here if you like. I also write a column for Tarot World magazine. (UPDATE: This magazine suffered a dismal death.) That column is called Fool’s Corner which is geared towards offering information to help anyone beginning their journey with Tarot.

I wanted to tell a story about Continue reading “Musing on the Fool’s Journey: The Fool Meets the Magician and the High Priestess”

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Musing on the Fool’s Journey: The Fool Meets the Magician and the High Priestess

I am a storyteller by nature. I write as part of the writing team of Marilu Mann with my best friend, Cai Smith. Together we have three novels currently under contract with Ellora’s Cave Publishing. You can find out more about that here if you like. I also write a column for Tarot World magazine. (UPDATE: This magazine suffered a dismal death.) That column is called Fool’s Corner which is geared towards offering information to help anyone beginning their journey with Tarot.

I wanted to tell a story about Continue reading “Musing on the Fool’s Journey: The Fool Meets the Magician and the High Priestess”

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SPREAD: Polyamory Spread (Adding A Partner To An Existing Relationship)

Three Of Cups (Rider Waite Smith Tarot)

I read for a wide variety of clientele. I have straight clients. I have queer clients. I have clients in traditional relationships. I have clients in non-traditional relationships. These can be Dominant/submissive relationships, polyamorous relationships, and more.

One unique problem in a poly relationship is Continue reading “SPREAD: Polyamory Spread (Adding A Partner To An Existing Relationship)”

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Tarot In Nine Words – The Magician

Rider-Waite-Smith Magician

Well the next in this journey is the Magician. Traditional meanings are about manifesting power and controlling it as well as using the tools. Most cards show the Magician with four symbols to represent the suits of the Minor Arcana.

I love the Magician in the World Spirit Tarot because Continue reading “Tarot In Nine Words – The Magician”

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June 2008 Tarotscopes Are Now Available

I’ve just uploaded my June 2008 Tarotscopes podcast. You will be able to listen to this show if you can listen to MP3 files.

    Download show here.

Links mentioned in the show:
Ellora’s Cave where you can find Changing Times by Marilu Mann.

Cards for each sign. To hear my interpretation, Continue reading “June 2008 Tarotscopes Are Now Available”

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Spread: Mirror, Mirror (The Fairy Tale Series)

I have launched a project for myself that I am calling the Fairy Tale Spreads. I have long had a fascination and appreciation for fairy tales.

First as a child, I dreamt of unicorns and dragons and witches and princesses thanks to these tales my mother read me. As I grew older, I revisited them from a feminist perspective and found them to be lacking. But now that I am older, I find myself back at the doorstep of the old storyteller again. And this time, Continue reading “Spread: Mirror, Mirror (The Fairy Tale Series)”

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SPREAD: Finding The Warrior Within

I have been creating my own Tarot spreads for nearly seven years. I take a psychological approach to Tarot rather than a predictive one. I am far more interested in how things will make me feel and change me than I am in how things will turn out.

In our lives we take on battles nearly every day. Some are small battles while others are large ideological wars that take up a lot of our energy. That energy is a precious resource. I have found Continue reading “SPREAD: Finding The Warrior Within”

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Tarot In Nine Words – The Fool

Something I do to release my creativity is write poetry. Writing fiction and writing poetry, for me, have a similar feel because I am trying to tell a story with both. Poetry is simply more obscure, if you will. On a board I frequent, I started a thread called 9Words: A Poetry Challenge. The premise is simple. Continue reading “Tarot In Nine Words – The Fool”

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