I was 17 when I had my first tarot reading. (That’s me in the picture, sometime in the ’90s.) I had had some very difficult things happen to me when I was growing up, and didn’t have a lot of emotional support at the time. The culture in my home was one of emotional detachment.
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Years ago, I was reading tarot for a friend. “Just give me a bit of everything – work, my marriage. I just want to know what’s coming up for the year ahead,” she said. This is how most of my readings start. People are usually curious about their love lives and careers, the areas where
Occultist Éliphas Lévi (1810 – 1875) wrote that tarot is “the most perfect tool” to understand life. He believed that “an imprisoned person with no other book than the Tarot, if he knew how to use it, could in a few years acquire universal knowledge.” But whose knowledge would we be acquiring? Just as human
If I had to describe my relationship with the Eight of Swords, it would definitely be on-again, off-again. Usually, this is a card associated with feeling blocked, stuck, or limited. We see a person who blindfolded and trapped, tied up. I used to pull this card all the time when I was working at my
If you’re new to tarot, or have been trying to learn for a little while now, you’re probably looking for as much information as you can about what to do: How to read the cards… How to connect to your intuition… How to know if your interpretations are accurate… But what about the pitfalls? I