Tag Archives: Tarot

Tarot and Racism

Traditional tarot decks tends to have white European characters depicted on their cards. Only recently have decks appeared which attempt to depict scenes with a more diverse set of personages. This is a welcome trend since we live in a … Continue reading

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The Moon and the Two of Swords in Tarot

The Moon appears on several cards in the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck, which is based on astrological associations with the tarot in the teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. One such card is the Two of Swords. A.E. … Continue reading

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Tarot suits and social class

Our modern tarot deck appears to have its origins in a playing card deck used by the Mameluk Egyptians and brought into Europe after the Muslim forces invaded and conquered the Iberian peninsula. Muslim soldiers used these cards to play a … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Surprise

On 4 February 2020 I received a surprise in the mail. Llewellyn Publishers sent me copies of my book Tarot Plain and Simple translated into Russian. Here is a photo. In my natal chart, transiting Moon was exactly conjunct my … Continue reading

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The 5-card tarot spread of Péladan

Recently I’ve been looking through the tarot literature in Spanish and Portuguese, and I came across a popular spread which gets little press in the English literature.  It’s a fairly simple 5-card spread in the shape of a cross, often … Continue reading

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Foreign Language Editions

Recently I received a copy of one of my tarot books that had been translated into Japanese.  The book is quite beautiful, but unfortunately I don’t read Japanese.     I also noticed that the Spanish edition of my first … Continue reading

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Science uses astrological symbolism

A headline in the news read: NASA Spacecraft ‘Wakes Up’ Near Pluto, 2.9 Billion Miles From Earth The article went on to quote NASA’s 6 December 2014 statement: “After a voyage of nearly nine years and three billion miles —the … Continue reading

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Tarot books by the author

Amazon.com will be publishing my most recent book on tarot in April of 2014. For those who may be interested, here is a list of my tarot books which are available from amazon.com.  Click on the image to be taken … Continue reading

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Can tarot cards predict the Superbowl winner?

The short answer is no. On Sunday morning before the Superbowl I noticed that several gifted tarot readers had posted predictions for the Superbowl.  The consensus was that the Broncos would win.  Obviously, all those predictions were wrong. Curious about … Continue reading

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An interesting tarot/horary consultation

Around midday Friday November 15, 2013, I got a message from a distraught young man who was given my name by a mutual friend for whom I had done a tarot reading about career matters a few months ago.  The … Continue reading

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