The Wooden Tarot: Court of Plumes

        This is part of an ongoing series in which I write about my interpretations of the cards in A.L. Swartz’s Wooden Tarot. You can find the other posts here. Page of Plumes The head and shoulders of a bird with an extra eye appear above two crossed arrows. From the arrows [...]

Checking in, January 2016

Well, I had some big blogging plans for this month, but this month did not want to go along with them. It's been a very interesting time for me, and as I look at my planner, I see where I've written down the cards that I drew for January for my big Year Ahead Spread. [...]

The Wooden Tarot: Suit of Plumes 6-10

This is part of an ongoing series in which I write about my interpretations of the cards in A.L. Swartz’s Wooden Tarot. You can find the other posts here. Six of Plumes A Common Mallard swims away, looking over his shoulder with two eyes on the same side of his head. Six dark-brown feathers trail [...]

The Wooden Tarot: Suit of Plumes 2-5

This is part of an ongoing series in which I write about my interpretations of the cards in A.L. Swartz’s Wooden Tarot. You can find the other posts here. Two of Plumes Two partially folded, white-gray wings appear on either side of a waxing crescent moon. Above it floats a lemniscate. As with the other [...]

The Wooden Tarot: Introduction to the Suit of Plumes

This is part of an ongoing series in which I write about my interpretations of the cards in A.L. Swartz’s Wooden Tarot. You can find the other posts here. Air/Swords/Plumes In both the Suits of Stones and Plumes of the Wooden Tarot, it almost seems as if there are two suit symbols. In the case [...]

2016 Part 1: The Year Ahead Spread

Year Ahead Spreads are quite common in the tarot world--the idea is that you draw one card for each month, or some variation thereof, and perhaps also a card signifying the overall theme of the year. From this reading, you will be able to predict or plan for the coming year. Now, I am not [...]

The Difficult Conversations Spread

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen, is a book I'd recommend to anyone. My copy has a thing on the front that says "New York Times Business Bestseller" and it's categorized in "Psychology/Business" on the back, but I'm glad I didn't let the association with [...]

The Wooden Tarot: Court of Blooms

This is part of an ongoing series in which I write about my interpretations of the cards in A.L. Swartz’s Wooden Tarot. You can find the other posts here. I have some general notes on the court cards of the Wooden Tarot in general at the top of my entry for the Court of Bones. [...]

The Mirror

I tend not to watch or read the news on a regular basis, preferring not to learn about the sufferings of the world through the heavy filters of  daily mainstream media. But I do think that it is important to know about suffering, even if everything in our own existence is comfortable for the moment. [...]