How I use the 3 Card Spread

By Odyn PenDragon If I am not mistaken, the common view of the 3-Card Spread has the basic model of a “Before / During / After” methodology. The method is entrenched in a time-based causal-linear mode. One flanking card is described as “leading up to” or “preceding”, and the other flanking card is described as...

Tarot de St. Croix: Death and Ten of Swords

These are two of the most difficult cards in the tarot deck yet they also hold the unique position of something being totally and completely done, which is some-times a good thing. Our fear of Death; both in the card and in life is our fear of the unknown. However hearing accounts of near-death experiences opens...

Tarot Town – Important Message!

I am reposting this message from Tarot Town as it may be of interest to many of our blog-readers: On May 25th, Tarot-Town will be revamped and only accessible thereafter to Citizens/Patrons at a new rate of $5/month. If you wish to upgrade your membership prior to May 25th, you will gain the the current...

To an Old Mentor, with Great Love and Appreciation

Just a bit less than one year ago, I posted this entry after finding out that a cherished mentor had left this plane of existence. I am re-posting what I wrote then, as his influence in my life is far from over. Every time I shuffle a deck of Tarot cards, I think of him,...

“Timing?” with Tarot?

By Odyn PenDragon Time-based predictive behavior is an inherent capacity in Astrology. Time-based predictive behavior with any other form of divination is tricky at best, and is entirely dependent upon “intuition” or “other-vision” — which reeks of subjectivity, so it is fine for self-reading, but gets sloppy when reading for others. Before going any further...

Fie…! Fie…! Oh, wait a minute… I meant, Five!

The number Five in the Minor Arcana…. Of course, it is a struggle with the fives…! (And the fives would be happy I said that!) But then, again, it is the fives that are something, if anything is anything at all… (Now the fives are happier you have agreed!) You see, the universe is always...

Tarot Symbolism: A Tale of Two Kitties

For a large number of people around the world, our feline companions bring us joy, endless amazement, friendship and fun. In fact, much like the ancient Egyptians, the Western world has built something of a cult around the domestic cat, with people proudly displaying their love on plaques, signs and bumpers stickers that read “Love...

Lenormand – FREE course + deck download

Today I simply have to share my most recent obsession and Cartomancy indulgence. In one word, Lenormand! Okay, so it’s not strictly tarot,  this is a 36-card oracle system named after Madame Lenormand, the most famous card-reader of all time. She was the cartomancer of Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte, amongst others. Mlle Lenormand claimed to...

Tarot Symbolism: The Ultimate Pilot – Thoth Tarot

By Odyn PenDragon Atu XX is called “The Aeon” in the Crowley-Harris Tarot. Crowley’s use of the term is difficult and misleading, especially for “the beginner”. He ‘distorted’ the idea of “an epoch” to conform to his desire to ‘create a new religion’ (a huge mistake in my opinion). One is better off investigating the...

Tarot Symbolism: The Thoth Tarot – 3 Magi

BY JEAN HAMILTON-FFORD In this post, I am exploring the symbolism of the 3 Magi. Did you know there were 3 Magi in the Thoth Tarot? They are: I – The Magus, also known as The Magus of Power; V – The Hierophant, also known as The Magus of the Eternal; and IX – The...