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Feng Shui FAQs

What is Feng Shui? Defined as the ancient art of Chinese placement, Feng Shui (pronounced fung schway) is a powerful means to build the life you've always wanted. Read More »


A Tarot.com Recipe for a Peaceful Holiday

Thanksgiving -- a day consumed with carefully preparing family recipes, dusting off the fine china and juggling family politics. Like it or love it, we all go through with the preparations in hopes for one special memory that will bring us closer together. But will it really work? Read More »


The Twelve Days of Tarot

The song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" tells the story of a "true love" bringing gifts. Well guess what? This year, your true love is ... YOU! And you're going to give yourself the most important gift of all: 12 consecutive days of happiness. How? It's one of the most popular tools in the Tarot community, and we want you to try it for 12 days, and for up to half the price... Read More »


You could actually enjoy this Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde can cause a lot of anxiety, but when Mercury goes retrograde in super-sensitive Pisces this weekend, you may feel even more worried about what's going to happen. The good news is you can calm your nerves and stay in control easier than you think!Notorious for disrupting our day-to-day communications and plans, Mercury Retrograde is probably the most dreaded of recurring astrological events. But there is a way to prepare for what's coming and avoid the impact of this tricky time... Read More »


You'll finally begin to believe in...

Right now it's the perfect time to get what you want out of life! While loving Venus is in compassionate Pisces, you have the power to take control of self-limiting beliefs and achieve the happiness you deserve.Venus is "exalted" in Pisces, which means this spiritual sign amplifies the love planet's abilities to heal, forgive and nurture unconditional love -- and that includes love for yourself! But first you need to resolve any issues that are buried in your past and holding you back. Take the first step... Read More »


Kabbalah Influences

For the first three decades during which I was assimilating information about Tarot, I avoided the history of the Kabalah. Not only had it seemed too abstruse and foreign, but the teachings had apparently fragmented due to the many forced migrations imposed upon the Jews throughout their history. Read More »


The English School of Tarot

A number of histories have been written to clarify the people and events connected to the founding of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the most familiar of this century's Secret Societies and source of most of the Tarot decks sold today. Read More »


The Major Arcana Traditions

Over the years,friends have asked me in the course of compiling important minutiae of a comprehensible Tarot history, "Isn't this a bit too encyclopedic for the average Tarot user to care about?" Read More »


Transmission of Magical Knowledge to the 15th Century

5. Transmission of magical knowledge to the 15th Century Occultist writers often attribute the transmission of magical knowledge to secret societies. The claim has some basis if we consider the 16th to 20th centuries. However, it does not suffice to explain the transmission from ancient times to the 15th century when the Tarot was invented. There simply are not any secret societies that could have served the purpose (see separate article on Secret Societies and the Tarot) nor is there any hint of such a society in the hundreds of medieval manuscripts that deal with magic. Read More »


Defining Magic

4. Defining magic The Church condemned magic. But what exactly was magic? The Church's position reminds one of the judge who declared that he couldn't define pornography but he knew it when he saw it. If one wished to preserve the cult of saints who performed miracles while damning the magician for almost identical acts, then one had to be extremely cautious and precise in defining exactly what was condemned and what was accepted. The dilemma was faced by drawing a set of fine distinctions concerning what was miraculous and what was illicit magic. Read More »


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