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Tarot Every Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Stress is the enemy! It's bad for the body and even worse for the mind. You know that when you feel stressed out, just about every part of your life feels out of control. Of course it's just a simple fact of life that you'll run into ups and downs, both big and small. But believe it or not, there's a way to control the way you feel about this rollercoaster ride we call life. Read More »


The History of Tarot

Tarot has a rich history and following in many cultures, from its origins in 14th Century Europe to its modern worldwide incarnation online. The earliest Tarot card decks were beautiful, hand-painted works of art, while the latest decks can be as flashy, colorful or cartoonish as we can imagine. Read More »


Which Tarot Deck Is Right for Me?

Choosing a Tarot deck can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Choosing the right deck can be a powerful and fulfilling part of doing a Tarot card reading! Why does it matter which deck? Well, each deck has been uniquely designed and handcrafted by a passionate Tarot expert and artist, and you should choose a deck that really Read More »


Online Tarot Readings

So you want to do an online Tarot reading, but you need a little help getting started? There are so many great options it's hard to know where to begin, and we know you have a lot of questions. Read More »


Everyday Tarot

Tarot is an ancient art of divination that first took the form of Tarot cards in 14th Century Europe. Traditional Tarot decks consist of 78 cards depicting symbolic archetypes that represent people and situations common to all of humankind. Read More »


A Tarot Take on the Full Moon in Pisces and Venus in Libra

Did you know that each Major Arcana Tarot card has an astrological correlation? For some, it's a planet, and for others it's an astrological sign. Every week, we'll be taking a look at the major events happening in our changing sky, and sharing advice on making the most of them from the Tarot. Read More »


Body and Soul: Changing Our Genetic Patterns

As an exercise in willpower and discipline, I have been on a fundamental dietary change over the last four months. It involves literally re-programming one’s genes (and jeans!). It has finally become a habit, and it is a fascinating process as it involves a change that doesn’t Read More »


Confluence of the Three Systems

In this essay we will examine the most esoteric, interior architecture that connects Tarot to the historical stream of Mystery School teachings passed down and grafted together from most ancient times. Read More »


Introduction to the Magic of Tarot

Introduction One of the most controversial issues in the history of Tarot is the extent to which magic and divination played a role in the design of the 15th century Tarot. Opinions are sharply divided and vehemently argued. On one side are those who side with Dummett (1980) and maintain that the Tarot was designed to play a game - plain and simple. Their strongest argument is that extensive treatises on magic written in the 15th and 16th century, such as Agrippa's De occulta philosophia libri tres (1531), never mention the Tarot. There is no smoking gun. Read More »


Catharism and the Trumps

Part III: Catharism and Tarot Okay, after a couple of dry historical sections--let's get down to the nitty-gritty! Is the Tarot actually Gnostic in origin? The answer is--it's hard to see Catharism as the sole or fundamental source of the Tarot symbols. It is possible that the dualist heresy was A source but essentially we have to reject the idea that the dualist heresy was THE source (or primary or fundamental, etc.). After analyzing what the Cathari believed, it just isn't consistent to think of the Tarot as a Cathar symbolic system. Read More »


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