Thoughts on Mortality

Decks pictured (clockwise from top left) Bohemian Gothic, Sacred Rose, Arcus Arcanum, Starchild, Tarot of Prague, Wild Unknown, Sun and Moon, Wildwood, Alexander Daniloff; center - Alchemists Oracle: Connected and Free, Celestial Stick Figures I'm inspired to put some thoughts down by a video Katey Flowers posted on YouTube of her year with the "Death" … Continue reading Thoughts on Mortality

My WordPress-iversary

Wow, I registered with WP 8 years ago. Eight years. Holy smokes. I started with my Wandering Mind blog back then, mostly chronicling my bicycle adventures. That blog has lain dormant for many years now while I've focused on writing and Tarot (on the Dangling Pentacles Tarot blog), which admittedly has been more active recently … Continue reading My WordPress-iversary

World Dracula Day 2016

  I didn't know there was one! Today is the anniversary of the first publication of "Dracula" in 1897. In honor of that, here some links to fun Dracula-related things (sites, podcasts): http://www.bramstoker.org/novels/05dracula.html The Dracula Chronicles The Vampire Historian - World Dracula Day Mini-sode (from 2015, don't see anything more recent) The 1977 "Count Dracula" … Continue reading World Dracula Day 2016

Do You Believe in Ghosts?

I had an interesting conversation with a woman on the bus this morning. I'll call her Carol. Now Carol is a very religious Christian (not sure if she's the 'born again' type or not) who not only attends church every week, she also attends something called 'Life Group' which I gather is some kind of … Continue reading Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Weekly Card – King of Cups

This week we have the King of Cups from the glorious Touchstone Tarot. Cups are associated with the element of Water, and emotions. Here's a guy who'll wine you and dine you, nothing's too good for the ultimate romantic experience. All the Kings are associated with Fire, so this guy is Fire of Water. Steam. … Continue reading Weekly Card – King of Cups

Weekly Card – Queen of Wands

So this week I had to go with the All Hallows Tarot by Robyn Tisch Hollister. And we have the Queen of Wands. Wands are associated with the element of Fire, and creativity. All Queens are associated with Water, so we have Water (emotion) of Fire (passion, creativity, energy). Competent, strong-willed women who do what … Continue reading Weekly Card – Queen of Wands

Weekly Card – Four of Coins

Four of Coins. Sticking with Nigel Jackson this week, I really like this deck.The stability of the fours this time applied to material concerns. It indicates holding onto your money, not being frivolous and being secure. Often this card depicts a miserly man clinging tightly to his money, but financial stability and frugality are often … Continue reading Weekly Card – Four of Coins

Weekly Card – Fortitude

Fortitude, or Strength, from the Nigel Jackson Tarot. This is the first Major Arcana I've pulled in awhile. When a Major turns up, the situation is of a more important nature than the generally day-to-day things more often depicted in the Minors. The indication is a spiritual lesson, a step on the road of life. … Continue reading Weekly Card – Fortitude

Weekly Card – Six of Wands

Six of Wands from the Fantastical Tarot. More wands/Fire. The Six indicates a position of victory, strength, being in command maybe. You've fought the battle in the Five, and come out on top. People will recognize your triumph, accolades are received. I'm hoping this means I will get deserved credit that a certain person in … Continue reading Weekly Card – Six of Wands

Weekly Card – Four of Wands

Four of Wands from the 21st Century Tarot. Wands are Fire, creativity, lots of energy, ambition, drive. Fours are strong foundations, a good beginning for a project, or relationship. This card often indicates marriage or coming together to celebrate an event. The couple in the card appear to be gazing toward the future together, sharing … Continue reading Weekly Card – Four of Wands