Resting in Wisdom: Tarot for the Aftermath of Friendship

Recently, I wrote about coming to the realization that someone I had been in a very close friendship with for 7 years is a narcissist or has narcissistic tendencies. This realization was liberating, not because it made the friendship better, but because it finally confirmed for me what I had been fearing all along: things [...]

Pricing Tarot Readings

I want to talk here about why I have priced my tarot readings at their current rates because transparency is important to me. Pricing services can be such a fraught thing. I remember a few years ago when I did some freelance tutoring, I AGONIZED over what to charge. A similar challenge faced me as [...]

#polytarot: The Relationship Escalator

One thing you hear about in the polyamory community is the Relationship Escalator. I’m not sure who coined the term, but the idea is essentially this: the beginning of each romantic relationship is the start of a clearly defined trajectory that starts with two people meeting and ends with them making a permanent commitment to [...]

Whiteness and Fear with the Animal Spirit Oracle

3/31/18--I am breathing some life back into this blog and starting by publishing things that I wrote but never made public. This was written in February of 2017. Last week, I did a deck trade with Alaina of Exploringly Yours and got the Animal Spirit oracle by Kim Krans of the Wild Unknown. I'd seen [...]

I Ship It: A Tarot Spread for Fandom and Personal Development

A strong marker of my life, and of many people of my generation, is the propensity toward fandom. Fandom being, in my own definition, an intense intellectual and emotional attachment to the characters and world of a book, movie, TV series, or something else. I was predisposed toward fandom from a pretty young age, no [...]

The Warning Signs

Right now five years ago, I was descending into a depressive episode that lasted for over a year. I don't believe that I'm wired for chemicals-in-the-brain type depression, which means that if I'm experiencing depression, it's because of factors in my outward environment, how I'm handling my thoughts, emotions, and body, or a combination of [...]