The Moon #tarotmixtapeplaylist #tarot

Theresa Reed tackled the Moon.  The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen. This song has always been a favorite one of mine. The music has a mysterious feel to it and the singing is moody and full of feeling – perfect for the The Moon! The lyrics create the perfect backdrop for a night of mystery and illusion: In starlit nights I saw youSo cruelly you kissed meYour lips a magic worldYour sky all hung with jewelsThe killing moonWill come too soon My take on the Moon card is Turpentine by  Brandi Carlile.  In the song, she is stuck …

The Star #tarotmixtapeplaylist #tarot

After the Tower falls, the dust flies around and we feel exposed.  The Star steps in to take our hand and tell us that everything will be okay. I’ve got two songs for the Star card.   Shine by Anna Nalick speaks to the getting up and dusting yourself aspect of the Star. There is hope here. This card is about clarity, peace, and good things down the road. This is a card about rebounding, rebuilding and believing in yourself. After the Tower and the Devil and Death flip your life upside down, you get this gentle hand to help …

The Tower #tarotmixtapeplaylist #tarot

The Tower – not a great card, but I don’t think it’s really a bad one, either.  I think that it levels you – but sometimes that’s exactly what you need.   My song for the Tarot MixTape Playlist is “Born on Fire” by Ike Reilly.  It’s about those people who are born to make change – the physical embodiment of the Tower card.   Don’t let nobody try to dampen your flame Try to cool you down Try to make you change Try to steal your heat Or mock your desire Take your flames to the street Cause you …

The Devil #tarotmixtapeplaylist #tarot

The Devil card – one of the tarot card whose raw meaning is even worse than the oogie-boogie devil featured on most cards. Hopeless.  Chained.  Addicted.  Yikes. Theresa Reed is our first guest DJ for the Devil. AntiChrist Superstar by Marilyn Manson. How can you NOT think of Marilyn Manson when you think of The Devil? I’ll never forget the first time I saw them – my husband’s band was opening up for them. And when I saw the poster, my first thought was “Oooh goody – these guys are fucked up! My kinda band!” They were crass, dirty, outrageous, …

Temperance #tarotmixtapeplaylist #tarot

Temperance – She Talks to Angels – The Black Crowes I’ve had Suzi Dronzek (Starcana) featured on here a few times.  Partially because she really knows what she’s talking about, and partially because she makes me laugh my ass off.  😀  I love fellow Sagittarian’s and she flipping kills me.  I’ll let Suzi take it from here. “The song that immediately comes to mind in relation to Temperance (which is a card that rules Sagittarius) is “She Talks to Angels” by the Black Crowes.  This tune reminds me of earlier years, when I lived like a gypsy, hanging out in …

Death #tarotmixtapeplaylist #tarot

The guest DJ’s for the Death Card are Catherine Chapman and Valerie Sylvester!  Thanks, Ladies. From Valerie:  Long White Cadillac – the Blasters I chose this song for the Death card because of the urgency, the mystery, the imagery, the feeling of being propelled into unknown circumstances, and the idea of “summing up” or mulling over the events of your life–just as you’re leaving it. It helps to know that this song is dedicated to country music legend Hank Williams, who died in the back seat of his new Cadillac sometime between the last day of December and the first …

We need to act for the sake of a redemption that will be a mystery until it unfolds before us – Rachel Pollack

As I’ve mentioned here before, I started reading tarot cards before the internet.  I know, right?  I had one book for 12 years.  One book.  I read it and re-read it until the paper felt like cloth. I worked in a bookstore after college, and found one whole shelf of tarot books!  I know, right?  I brought home the book “78 Degrees of Wisdom” and I don’t exaggerate when I say that it changed my life.  What was out of my reach at 15 with a very historically rich, yet esoteric and hard to research story of the cards was …

The Hanged Man #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

The Hanged Man is, to me, about potential energy rather than kinetic energy.  It’s healing, becoming prepared to act, observing – this isn’t the stillness of one who is lazy or afraid – this is the stillness of someone collecting their resources and getting ready to act. The song I chose for The Hanged Man is “Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash. I keep a close watch on this heart of mineI keep my eyes wide open all the timeI keep the ends out for the tie that bindsBecause you’re mine, I walk the line I find it very, very …

Strength #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

The Strength card is about persistence and composure.  I see this come up often in readings where the Querent will need to use really good manners – really put people at ease in order to move things along.  Not strong like bull, but strong as in, “I can do this.”  It’s about squaring your shoulders and doing your best. The songs for Strength were chosen by me and by my guest DJ – Donnaleigh de la Rose  Donnaleigh chose “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson.  What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger!  And I chose “I Will” by Brandi Carlile.  I will …