The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing. -Ben Okri

Gotta respect a fellow who wears a snake for a belt. The Magician in tarot is a confident guy. He’s got to be – we’re his audience. He’s got all of his tools laid out before him and chooses his own magic wand and his finger to work with. He’s electric – kinetic, even. He’s practiced these moves for months, for years, even. Practiced and honed his craft until they were flawless. Only then does he come out to dazzle us.  The Magician has the same degree of swagger that you find in Snoop Dogg or Adam Lambert. He’s not …

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. -William Blake

The Fool means Jump. Even if you’re afraid. If you keep moving forward, you’re winning. Even if you’re moving forward by centimeters. Even if your forward movement is defined by NOT moving backwards.  The base of the card is simplicity. The intent of the Fool is to discover. The passion of the Fool is Adventure. The emotion of the Fool is Wonder. The spirit of the Fool is Joy. Inverted, the Fool is stuck. Lamed. Misdirected. Tarot MixTape Playlist! The songs that come to mind with this card, for Tarot MixTape Playlist ™ purposes are these.  One is highly inappropriate, …

T is for the Tarot MixTape Playlist. #atozchallenge

I’ve gotten a few requests for the return of the Tarot MixTape Playlist, and two demands to know where it went in the first place.  😀  So, here it goes.  For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, I and several of my tarot buddies chose a song for every card in the tarot deck.  Yeah.  It’s pretty badass. Last April, I updated my website, logo, name, etc. etc. and dropped my WordPress site.  I have all of the posts from the old site catologued, and haven’t transferred them all over to the new pretty, shiny site yet.   …

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t going away. ― Elvis Presley

  Maybe the dark things that live in the corners of my brain aren’t so scary after all?  Maybe I can take them out and let some light shine on them. That’s the Sun card.  Everything is moved into the light.  I get an image in my head of the sunshine reaching into the darkest, deepest corners of us.  Burning away the sadness, the lies and distortions, the broken trusts and broken hearts.  The sunshine illuminates and enlightens us, and shows us that when the shadows and dark and twisties go away, it’s not so scary out here after all. …