The “Great Make-over” Personal Tune-up Spread

Many tarot enthusiasts shy away from divination of the "fortune-telling" sort and instead use the cards for augmenting their personal sense of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Most of the spreads I've seen for this are usually light on detail, typically no more than five cards. Here I'm offering a more complex spread for … Continue reading The “Great Make-over” Personal Tune-up Spread

Company in the Cross-hairs: A SWOT Road-map

The subject of "SWOT" analysis (Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats) comes up fairly often on the tarot forums, usually in the context of personal  circumstances rather than the corporate affairs for which it was originally intended. I can see the appeal, but I think it's a bit mechanistic for that purpose and have created many SWOT alternative spreads that … Continue reading Company in the Cross-hairs: A SWOT Road-map

The “Powers” of the Court Cards

In The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic, Israel Reagrdie published a version of the "tarot papers" of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, collectively titled Liber T, that has additional content - some inserted by Regardie, apparently from the Whare Ra Temple documents, some written by his publisher Christopher Hyatt, and some generated … Continue reading The “Powers” of the Court Cards

Court Card Thumbnails – The King/Knight of Swords

The Minor Arcana: The King/Knight of Swords Titles: Fire of Air; The Lord of the Winds and the Breezes; the King of the Spirits of Air Astrological Correspondence: 21° of Taurus to 20° of Gemini Commentary: Golden Dawn “Liber T” (S.L. Mathers): “Active, clever, subtle, fierce, delicate, courageous, skillful, but inclined to domineer.  Also to … Continue reading Court Card Thumbnails – The King/Knight of Swords