To Monetize or Not

When I started writing this blog, and in fact when I decided to start calling myself a "professional diviner" again, my conscious intent was to not attempt making a lot of money at it. After all, I retired from business ten years ago and the last thing I want is another full-time job. I'm mostly … Continue reading To Monetize or Not

Pattern Recognition

Last night, while reading John Michael Greer's The Art and Practice of Geomancy, I came across a passage that has relevance for most forms of divination: "sensing the patterns in the spiritus mundi, after all, is what divination does best." Greer described the  spiritus mundi as the "life force of the world," which - along … Continue reading Pattern Recognition

“Pin the Handle on the Perp ” – A Suspect-Identification Spread

This method first appeared in a "whodunit" reading for a murdered New Hampshire woman that I posted in October of last year, but I can never find it when I want it so I broke it out into its own post. The court-card representing the suspect will typically have come up in an earlier spread … Continue reading “Pin the Handle on the Perp ” – A Suspect-Identification Spread

When Stability Goes Stale: A Study of the Fours and the Binary Paradigm

My assumption has always been that Four is one of the "good" numbers: it is the doubling of the binary (Two), which is the root of conciliation and harmony, as well as the source of the term foursquare, which means "standing squarely and solidly." It is synonymous with stability and anything in a steady-state condition. … Continue reading When Stability Goes Stale: A Study of the Fours and the Binary Paradigm

The Old Style Lenormand “Attitude Check”

I recently acquired the Old Style Lenormand Fortune Telling Cards and ran the deck through my "New Lenormand Deck Attitude Check." This is my Lenormand version of a "deck interview" reading, in which I let the cards tell me their intentions. I'm usually not one to ascribe unique "personality" to decks since I think what … Continue reading The Old Style Lenormand “Attitude Check”

The “Time Passages” Long-Range Life-Reading Spread, Parts One and Two

As promised yesterday, here is my latest attempt at creating a spread (actually two interlocking spreads) that can be used to provide long-range developmental insights as far out as three years in time. It uses a split deck (Major and Minor sub-packs) in the first phase only, and consists of two separate parts. Part One … Continue reading The “Time Passages” Long-Range Life-Reading Spread, Parts One and Two