Today officially marks the day of the Spring Equinox, also known as Ostara. Today, day and night stand in perfect balance, and it's a time for renewal and rebirth, as the harshness of winter transforms into the fertile warmth of Spring. It's a weird one this year in NYC, last...
The Tarot was linked with Astrology first through the Golden Dawn, an esoteric order whose most prominent members included Aleister Crowley (who authored the Thoth deck) and Arther Edward Waite (of the Rider-Waite deck), both of whom were instrumental in establishing the traditions in tarot that we have today.
The universe is a messy place. Being filled with countless wonders, we seek to understand them all, and as we do so, we realize that human nature finds it natural to categorize things in ways that seem meaningful to us. We look through to the world with the lens that is our perception, and though there are things that reside outside of it, this method of categorization and understanding still have value.
Love is one of the greatest, perhaps even the greatest, of human mysteries that we desire to experience. And naturally, because of it's elusive and coveted nature, it also happens to be one of the most common topics readers are asked to answer. Whether it is for you yourself, or for another - there are so many situations that we search for answers about.
Oh love, it can both be wonderful and fulfilling, but when it goes wrong...it can go really really wrong. And we humans aren't exactly great at communicating some of the things that can really irk us, making it difficult for reconciliation to happen, for love to blossom again anew.
We're on the cusp of a new year, and it's time to prepare for the future and reflect on the past. We're giving away one Golden Thread Tarot deck as well as a Luminous Spirit Tarot Deck to say thank you for keeping up with us!
For all the looming, more daunting questions and problems in our lives, we have the giant 12 card, 20 card spreads. But (hopefully?) the majority of our time is not filled with those questions, and for those moments, simplicity is best.
It’s easy to dismiss alchemy as an ancient and outmoded form of chemistry - a stumbling block along the history of scientific thought. And that is for the most part, what people outside of spiritual circles do. It gives to the uninitiated a somewhat comical impression: a loony man’s thirst for material wealth leads him to believe that it’s possible to turn lead into gold.
Whether you’re working a nine to five, or hustling on your own, when we lead more fulfilling work lives, we tend to enjoy richer lives overall. In 2014, employees in America spent roughly 47 hours per week at work.
Sometimes the outer world can be chaotic, tumultuous and violent - and when that happens it is a true test of will, spirit and courage, to give love when it is most needed. We’re reminded of this in the very recent past events, and our challenge now is to go inward and see the humanity within all of us - and that is one hell of a quest.
Though numbers in the tarot are not the main focus of the readings, they can be extremely helpful in giving a second dimension to the reading itself. When you take a look at numbers in your reading, see if you can find any patterns.
The moon is one of our most prominent and ancient symbols. It has shaped how we understand and track time, its movement controls the tides, and its rise into the sky signals the coming of night.
If you haven’t seen it yet - the Map of the Universe is a subtle and flexible tarot cloth I created to be a companion to the Golden Thread Tarot deck. There’s a lot of thought that I placed into the cloth, and I realized I never really took the time to explain it.
Though Carl Jung, one of the founders of analytical psychology, had never directly mentioned the tarot in any of his works, it’s easy to find links between the concepts that he built and the tarot.
Art and spirituality have always had a close relationship, from the early days of the church commissioning works by artists, to the questions that more modern artists ask of themselves in contemporary society. We curated a few here that we were inspired by. Most of them have amazing, strange and beautiful histories beyond their work as artists.