The Celtic Cross is Kind of Terrible

When I got my first tarot deck, The Unicorn Tarot, it came with a little white book (LWB) that listed vague keywords for each card, the usual bullshit history about the totally ancient art of divination with tarot, and instructions on performing a reading with the ubiquitous Celtic Cross spread. I tell you what, I …

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Buying Your Own Deck: Tarot, Spirituality, and Money

If everyone had to wait to be gifted a tarot deck in order to start reading effectively, most of us would be screwed. I would have been screwed, for sure. I purchased my first tarot deck—Liz Hilton’s The Unicorn Tarot—for about $20 at a New Age bookstore back when I was fourteen or so. I …

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Is certification worth it?

I love pretending that there are tangible, truly objective ways to measure nebulous things like experience, intelligence, or aptitude. Formal schooling is all about this sort of thing, and my whole life has been instance after instance of trying to measure up to imposed standards, jumping through hoops, and earning letters after my name. My …

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