Mary Magdalene’s Truth (#WizardsTarot)

Today, while watching a show about the “lost history” of Mary Magdalene I was struck by a thought – who was she?  What was her true relationship to the man called Jesus?   I decided to ask Tarot what the truth was about her. Using the Wizards Tarot, I asked the following questions: Who was Mary…

#TarotDaily – Chariot + King of Pentacles (Guardian)

TarotHunter’s Silver Bullets: Branching out, exploring different options and trusting your instincts can aid you in your journey to your final destination – being able to manifest your goals into reality. The journey is important and offers valuable lessons but remember that the end of one journey is also the beginning of the next. You’ve…

#TarotDaily – Ace of Wands + The Tower (Toscano)

TarotHunter’s Silver Bullets: To unleash new creativity & inspiration sometimes you have to clear the decks. The destruction of outdated and unhealthy elements in our lives can unleash new energies and revitalize our lives. Once we tear down the distractions, we see everything differently. You fire and passion in life might serve to ignite dramatic…

In defense of The Hierophant

I had a bit of an epiphany about The Hierophant the other day (I love when that happens). As I was looking at the card it suddenly struck me that perhaps many of the traditionally negative attributes associated with The Hierophant are because of our own expectations of spiritual authority figures. When one considers the…

Hierophantic Spirituality

Orthodoxy & fundamentalism scare me. Organized religion sends me running for the front door. There is nothing inherently wrong with believing that your way is the “right” way. In fact I can admire that kind of dedication. The problem arises when you also become convinced that your “right” way is the only way and everyone…

Hermit – Blue Rose Tarot

Blue Rose Tarot Created by Paula Gibby Published by Soul Guidance The Book says: The Hermit archetype makes its appearance at the time it is needed the most by our Fool. The diversion from the distractions of the outside world is utterly necessary, for the teachings of the Hermit are loudly silent. In order to…

Tarot Truths Tyr’s Day: The Hierophant – Blue Rose Tarot

Blue Rose Tarot Designed by Paula Gibby Produced by Soul Guidance The Book says:  The Hierophant helps us build a bridge between the physical and spiritual planes.  He is the Holy Teacher like Moses, Socrates, Plato, Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Lao Tze, and Confucius among others.  “The are our guides, our wisdom teachers.  They are essential. They are…

Thoughtful Thor’s Day – Orthodoxy vs. Orthopraxy

When I first joined ADF I didn’t understand their belief in orthopraxy rather than orthodoxy. What you believed wasn’t as important as what you did?  This confused me – how could I follow a ritual in which I didn’t believe? For a long time this was something of a sticking point for me. It didn’t…

What will help me embrace the grayness? 5 of Stones R (Wildwood)

It’s another gray, rainy, gloomy day here in the lower Hudson Valley.  I decided to ask what I might learn from this grayness because we’ve had quite a bit of it lately.  Using the Wildwood Tarot I drew the 5 of Stone.  The card shows a child huddled in  cave tending a fire – alone…