How To Get Woke With The Judgement Card

The Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot Deck, US Games Systems, 2009

The Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot – US Games – 2009

 

A couple of weeks ago I saw a hilarious but cringe-worthy exchange on Twitter between filmmaker Michael Moore and writer Jessica Hellis. Funny because Moore suggested, in the tweet, that women don’t do heinous things. Cringe-worthy because of the irony. The pedestal on which Moore places women is a feature of patriarchy, the very thing he is against. No one wants to be called out or corrected as he was on Twitter that day. And yet that’s just what happens when we pull the Judgment card. The universe calls us out, checks our assumptions,  and puts our flawed thinking on the spot.

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7 Wands – The Fire Oath Spread

I feel like I’m always talking about organs online. Will. Guts. It’s not hard to see why. I’m pretty concerned with both of those things. My formerly weak will. My currently weak digestive system. The more I learn about the body, the more it seems the gut is important for everyone. Some believe we get our motivation from the will chakra, the energy center associated with our digestion. Not only that, the gut is like the body’s second brain.

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Trial – The Hanged One *New Post at Little Red Tarot*

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Trial

Some moments close in on you
inch by inch like some kind of trap sprung in an ancient temple.
Some spaces want you out.
They say, pull the eject lever
or risk peril
– the sweat-soaked moist and warm crevices of the unknown
despair stuffed in a throat and choked on,
risk finding out what happens
when you endure.

Last year I took a trip to the Reader’s Studio in NYC and came back super-charged and inspired. Afterwards I steeped myself in tarot and ritual. I explored. During a Beltaine ritual, and one of the first spreads after the trip, I pulled the Hanged One in response to the question – how can I accept imperfection? Continue reading

**New Column Over at Little Red Tarot!!**

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I’ll be writing a new column that features two different “series” over at littleredtarot.com!!

I’m kinda excited. ← This is an understatement. I’m more than kinda excited.

::celebratory dancing::

The series part is in quotes in case the topics change or otherwise morph into something I didn’t see coming. Such is the nature of creativity and chaos y’all. Even if that happens, I’ll STILL write the column and [said in the hypnotist/Jedi voice] I trust you’ll forgive me and keep reading it.

What are these series & why read them?

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Face Up Journey – A Narrative Spread

A few weeks ago I was staring at my computer screen with lump in my throat and a feeling of impending doom. I was finishing a piece, intended for Beth Maiden of littleredtarot.com, that I had started a few weeks ago about mental illness and entrepreneurship. I couldn’t bring myself to finish it the first go around. So there I was, with a lump, the doom feeling, and the big question: just what was I trying to say when I started? I did what any self respecting tarot blogger might do. I got out my cards. Continue reading

September Tarotscope

Fast & Feast: When You Dance With The Devil

It might be during an otherwise perfectly safe reading. The cards show that you do your best. They tell a story with options and hint at future possibilities, but at a pivotal point in the reading, you (or your tarot reader) pulls The Devil. And it’s in a really suggestive position too, like: “your greatest current struggle.” In the best case, you haven’t seen this card before, and you get to learn a little something new.

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