A Reversal Compendium, Part 2: More Recent Posts

AUTHOR'S NOTE: Here is the second half of my population of posts on the subject of reversed cards. Since my thinking is constantly evolving, there could very well be a "Part 3." https://parsifalswheeldivination.wordpress.com/2022/01/25/lurkers-on-the-threshold/ https://parsifalswheeldivination.wordpress.com/2022/02/03/reversed-cards-as-interrogatories/ https://parsifalswheeldivination.wordpress.com/2022/03/23/two-steps-forward-one-step-back/ https://parsifalswheeldivination.wordpress.com/2022/07/20/half-measures/ https://parsifalswheeldivination.wordpress.com/2022/09/18/reversed-cards-and-night-crawler-hunting/ https://parsifalswheeldivination.wordpress.com/2022/09/26/reversal-as-reconciliation/ https://parsifalswheeldivination.wordpress.com/2022/10/01/friction-and-lubrication-chaldean-decans-as-built-in-clarifiers/

A Reversal Compendium, Part 1: “Everything Is A Sign”

AUTHOR'S NOTE: I try to limit my public essays to one a day (although I'm building quite a backlog). But this is a compilation that I think will bring value (or at least a fresh perspective or two) to the everyday practice of tarot reading, so I decided to present it as a "bonus" post. … Continue reading A Reversal Compendium, Part 1: “Everything Is A Sign”

“Symbol-Sense Disambiguation”

Those who spend any time googling will have seen the term "disambiguation" in the search results. Its full definition is "word-sense disambiguation" or "text disambiguation," and it describes "the act of interpreting an author's intended use of a word that has multiple meanings or spellings." In a recent essay I touched on the idea that … Continue reading “Symbol-Sense Disambiguation”

Prospective Partners: A Quantitative Approach to Compatibility

For those who seek a more ""graded" supplement to intuitive appraisal of relationship potential, this is a spread that uses various forms of "dignity" (elemental; numerical; rank-based; astrological; shared traits; energy profile; etc) to judge the likelihood of affinity or disunity between two people (or other entities). Alignment or misalignment of these qualities between the … Continue reading Prospective Partners: A Quantitative Approach to Compatibility

A Matter of “Expectation”

In The Grand Etteilla, a mid-19th-Century French compilation of informed opinion on Jean-Baptiste Alliette's late-18th-Century cartomantic deck of the same name, one snippet of text on the 6 of Clubs (Wands) assigns zero to "the world" (with a lower-case "w") and gives it the reversed keyword of "Expectation" (not "none" as one might reasonably assume … Continue reading A Matter of “Expectation”