Moon cycle

The Family of Cups – Court Cards as a Family Series

The court cards house a lot of interesting dynamics;   Especially when you look at them as families.  They have both functional and somewhat dysfunctional elements.  You get an idea of how they communicate, what’s important to them, and what their place in the family is.  It can also offer up ways of relating them when […]

3 of Wands and the Full Moon.

When the full moon comes around it’s time to be willing to see anything that’s

The Crescent Moon and the 2 of Swords: A Beautiful Partnership

Softly the water laps at the shore.  The conscious mind is now stilled in quiet, balanced meditation, turned inward to the breath and posture. Nothing stirs as the Crescent Moon watches and whispers to

The Woman of Tarot

Last weekend as I was working with the Rider-Waite deck, I started looking at the women in tarot.  Those that are specifically named.  Not The Star, or The World, etc., but the queens of Pentacles, Swords, Wands and Cups, the High Priestess and Empress.  I pulled them all and then

Tarot and Affirmations

This morning I did an exercise outlined in Scott Grossberg’s blog.  Through the exercise, I wrote 5 affirming statements:

New Beginnings in the 8 of Cups

At first glance, this guy looks very forlorn and lonely.  He seems to have turned away from full cups to go somewhere unknown. But take a closer look. The moon above gives a sly, flirty and knowing look as she covers her lover,

Generosity Isn't Always Given, Sometimes It's Received

Today”s card is the 6 of Pentacles reversed.  It”s a card about generosity – and reversed it can signify a need to accept generosity from others, and from ourselves, without judgement.  And not just generosity in the material sense,

Major and Minor Leadership

On this last day of the New Moon phase, my card pairing is the King of Swords (on the left) and The Emperor (on the Right).  These two cards are very, very much alike.  Both men face us directly, though their eyes are turned slightly to the West.  Each holds something in their right hand […]