Reading the Tarot Beyond the Canon

Over the centuries, cartomancers have developed long lists of meanings they attribute to each Tarot card, thus establishing the modern canon. Indeed, as we read the Tarot, we position ourselves as part of an ancient tradition that gives legitimacy to what we do. However, as historians and social scientists have repeatedly argued, traditions are reinvented […]

The Tarot and the Higher Self

The desire to achieve a deeper understanding of one’s present and future life circumstances is as old as humankind; the means through which this is done, however, are disparate. The Etruscans and the ancient Romans, for example, would examine the liver of a ritually sacrificed sheep before making important decisions; observing the flight of birds […]

Riding the Flows, Feeling the Tarot: Prana and the Art of Divination

Energetic Foundations of Intuition Development Modern day cartomancers often invest considerable effort in memorizing card meanings and correspondences; however, the intellectual understanding of tarot symbolism is only half of the story. Divination is driven by intuition, and intuition is based on prana flows: as the force driving manifestation, prana is both energy and information. Through […]