The Wooden Tarot: Suit of Blooms 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. Well, this post clocks in at over 1,700 words!!! I didn't mean to do so much writing, but these cards were more difficult to interpret than [...]

It’s Queer Tarot Time!!!

What is queer tarot? Uh...tarot by queer people. LGBTQ decks fall under this category, but the three queer decks that I'm thinking about are also simply queer as compared to mainstream tarot decks. Mainstream tarot usually features thin, beautiful white people who have heteronormative interactions with each other and traditional gender presentation. Needless to say, [...]

The Wooden Tarot: Suit of Blooms 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. Yes, I'm going through these quite quickly because I want to keep up the momentum (and also finish them while I have time off of work [...]

The Wooden Tarot: Introduction to the Suit 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. The suit of Blooms in the Wooden Tarot corresponds to the suit of Cups/Chalices/Vessels, etc. in other decks. This means that Blooms are ruled by the [...]

The Wooden Tarot: Court of Bones

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. Finally, we come to the court cards in the suit  of Bones. These cards feature some old themes that we've already seen in the numbered cards, [...]

The Wooden Tarot: Suit of Bones 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 Bones The bones of a hand with six fingers. Again, since I don't know that much about skeletal anatomy, I googled whether or not [...]

The Wooden Tarot: Suit of Bones 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. I think this set of cards may be the most sparsely illustrated in the entire deck, which is both freeing and intimidating. The Wooden Tarot, while [...]

The Wooden Tarot: Introduction to the Suit of Bones

Recently, I broke down and bought The Wooden Tarot and the Earthbound Oracle by A. L. Swartz. The Wooden Tarot in particular has been on my list for a long time. In the spring, when I was deciding which new tarot deck to buy for myself, I had it narrowed down between the Wild Unknown [...]

A Spread for Daily Practice and Ritual

One of the biggest things that has influenced my life since becoming Buddhist actually has nothing to do with Buddhism specifically: daily practice. Many religions have daily practices built into them, and there are many daily practices that also have nothing to do with religions: exercise regimens or the practice of an art. The important [...]

#batmtarotchallenge

I'm doing two tarot challenges on Instagram this month, one being #shadowworkoctober and the other being the #batmtarotchallenge hosted by Claire Goodchild at Black and the Moon. Except for retreat days and religious observance days, I've been faithfully keeping up with my tarot challenges, putting a hold on my daily draws and a lot of [...]