Historically one of the most feared cards in the tarot deck, many would say Death is simply misunderstood. Death in a tarot reading rarely means a literal death, usually it's some sort of transformation and moving on. This is true, but I think it's worth taking a deeper look than that. It's easy to see… Continue reading Connecting Tarot with Music: Death
I absolutely adore the High Priestess card, especially as she is depicted in the Joie de Vivre Tarot by Paulina Cassidy. The High Priestess is mystery. She is the gatekeeper to hidden truths. She is the ultimate oracle, speaking in riddles. She is the great sphinx. Her mystery is alluring. She contains universal knowledge and understanding, which… Continue reading Connecting Tarot with Music: The High Priestess
This is part four of the series on self-care through the Minor Arcana, with tips and prompts to increase your sense of well-being and personal growth. The element of earth is stable, reliable, solid, strong, and grounded. In the tarot, it's represented by the suit of Pentacles, and deals with our physical reality, body, finances,… Continue reading Staying Grounded
I'd never looked out the window while flying into the sunset and evening time until last night while we flew into Minneapolis from California. I watched as the city of Minneapolis first appeared like gold glitter scattered across a sea of black in a man-made constellation of beauty. As the plane descended colors became clearer,… Continue reading Connecting Tarot with Music: The Moon
When I first discovered The Hanged Man (card 12), I was delighted immediately and enthralled with his mystery. I wanted to know him, to learn his wisdom. He's so silent, peaceful. And he's so strange! My first thought was that the card was upside down, and I wanted to turn the card around so that… Continue reading Connecting Tarot with Music: The Hanged Man
I didn't know what song to choose for the Magician, so I waited to write. So many songs went through my mind, none of them quite right. I didn't want to pick an "anthem" song of empowerment because it was too narrow, too on the nose, or too bootstrapped. I waited and I watched robins… Continue reading Connecting Tarot With Music: The Magician
The Fool is one for courageous new beginnings and adventures. She's focused on what she wants and where she's headed, giving no thought to fear. Because she gives no thought to fear, she creates powerfully from an uninhibited place. She travels light, she is innocent, and she listens solely to the music that resounds in… Continue reading Connecting Tarot with Music: The Fool
A new series on using music to gain depth in understanding tarot. What song represents the Star to you?