When I am angry I can pray well and preach well. Martin Luther

I am having a very cranky day.  Some of it is personal stuff, but some is professional.  Since others who read might have the same problem, I thought I’d vent a little bit.   I’ve gotten several messages in the last few weeks from people who claim to be Christians.  All of these involve large tracts of scripture, telling me that they should not suffer a witch to live, that tarot cards are of the devil, blah blah blah, and that I need to change my ways or burn in hell for eternity. I have to say, they could use …

Justice #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

For my city, St. Louis, this card is pretty timely.  Peace and Justice….Peace and Justice – xoLFT I always thought that the Justice card was male, but then I did some research and found that it’s based on Athena.  If you look at the card – there is NO water.  This is a bit unusual for tarot cards, particularly in the Major Arcana.  No water?  No emotion.  This card is about being critical and impartial.  There is no room here for empathy.  Squishy, emotional types like me get very uncomfortable when this card comes up.  It’s cold, objective and very, …

The Chariot #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

I always find it interesting that his steeds have no reins. He’s driving the chariot through willpower and that’s it.   This card is about being In Control.  You got this.  You are confident, resourceful and savvy.  He’s got No Reins in his hands – the imagery is pretty important because it implies that the driver needs nothing else to get to his goals.  Doesn’t matter that he’s got a fancy canopy or a couple of sphinxes ready for any request he has.  He can just go.  No obstacle is too big, no opponent is too strong.  There is a lot …

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

I live just outside of St. Louis, and if you’ve been watching or listening to the news or social media lately, you’ll know that my city is bleeding.   When Michael Brown was shot – that was tragedy.  That his death has been overshadowed by what followed might be one of the most tragic things about this. When the riots began – that was terrifying.  I got to sit down and explain to my 9 and 10 year old kids what the words racial tension, Molotov cocktails, tear gas, and militarized police mean.  I had to tell them that the …

The Lovers #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

The important figures here are the man and woman.  Naked and beautiful and drawn to each other.  The word that comes to my mind when I see this card is*magnetic*.  Have you ever looked at someone and immediately felt your heart drop into your shoes?  Have you ever felt so compelled to touch someone that you had to physically restrain yourself from doing so?  Have you ever been unable to break eye contact, but not sure why?  You just grin and accept the fact that your life is going to change. The Tarot MixTape selection for the Lovers is “Why …

The Hierophant #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

I think that the key to the Hierophant is this – underneath all of those fripperies and layers is the Truth.  You have to work to get to the Truth.  You have to search to find the Keys – and then you open the door and there’s usually another door waiting for you.  It’s never easy, and it’s always going to leave you with more questions than answers, which is the point, really. The Tarot MixTape Playlist jam for the Hierophant was chosen by the lovely and gifted Theresa Reed.  She can be found on Facebook and at www.thetarotlady.com.  Did …

The Empress #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

If the High Priestess is Persephone, the Empress is her Mama, Demeter.  Lush surroundings, flowers everywhere, stars in her lovely hair.  Can refer to pregnancy, delight, desire, sexuality, fertility and sensuality.   Bow chicka bow bow.  This lady is warm, enveloping love.  It can refer to pregnancy when it comes up in a reading, so be careful.  It also stands for fertility with finances or art.  Everything you touch grows. A neat thing I’ve noticed after doing this for 22 years, is that this card comes up all the time during the Spring.  The first time I blogged about this card, it …