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seven of cups

Tarot Treks: The Seven of Cups

Welcome back to Tarot Treks, friend! The seven of cups is one of the trickier cards to interpret because there’s a lot going on in the imagery. Just look at it! I mean… right?! A shadowy figure in the foreground stares into the clouds and sees many cups filled with definitely not beverages. There’s a face, a glowing body in a sheet, a snake, a castle, some jewels, a laurel wreath in a...
The six of cups

Tarot Treks: The Six of Cups

Tarot Treks takes us to a touching scene in the six of cups. What do you see, reader? Even from his earliest days, Tim was a ladies man… A child is giving flowers to another child. The six of cups is one of the few cards in the RWS deck that depicts children. (Stay tuned to find out what the others are). Maybe the kids in the six of cups are siblings taking a break from fighting to get along...
five of cups

Tarot Treks: Five of Cups

Ouch. Welcome to the first five in our tarot treks series, the five of cups. The fives are universally shitty across the minor arcana. What do you see and feel when you look at this card? Well, shit... The fives in tarot are change, challenge, conflict, uncertainty, and instability, and I think we can all relate to the five of cups right now. With the stay at home orders and quarantines (at the...
four of cups

Tarot Treks: Four of Cups

In this Tarot Trek we examine the four of cups. Get a load of this guy. Look at this card intuitively. What do you see? What do you feel? Pouty McPoutface over here... The four of cups gets a bad rap for having a bratty energy, but look at this doof! Are any of the wines good enough for him?! This guy definitely sad Charlie Brown walked to this meadow. The fours in tarot represent structure,...
Three of Cups

Tarot Treks: Three of Cups

We now trek through the three of cups. What do you see? What do you feel? Do you feel like celebrating good times? Come on! If you’re not hearing Barbie and the Rockers- Best Friends when you look at this card, then I suspect you’ve never heard it, and you should drop everything and click that link immediately. The prophecy has been fulfilled! I’m glad we could experience that song...
Two of Cups

Tarot Treks: Two of Cups

We continue tarot treks with the two of cups, and we’ll begin the same way we did with the ace of cups, with you putting yourself in the card. What do you see? What do you feel? I feel like these two are totally going to do it later Hands… touching hands… reaching out… touching me, touching you! SWEET CAROLINE!!! BOM BOM BOM!!! Oh, sorry. I got carried away, but it’s hard not to with...
The Ace of Cups

Tarot Treks: The Ace of Cups

If you want to learn to read tarot, and if you’re here I suspect you do, step one is to put yourself in the card. That’s the essence of intuitive tarot reading. Step into the card. What are your senses telling you? What do you feel when you look at the ace of cups? I feel the need to pee When I look at the ace of cups, I feel calm. Serene. Like I’m sitting near a fountain at a botanical...
The Cups

Tarot Treks: The Cups Overview

Cups were the overwhelming winner of my social media poll on where to start my pandemic lecture series: Tarot Treks. I think it’s because, to quote President Camacho from Idiocracy, “I understand everyone’s shit’s emotional right now.” I don’t blame you. I’ve been emotional too. Pandemics suck, but I’m all for flattening the curve for the heroes of healthcare, and because it’s...
Tarot Mood

Veil and Vow Social Distancing Update

I’ll admit it, this Covid-19 pandemic arrested my motivation for a while. I’ve been incredibly unfocused, and adjusting to the new normal of nothing being normal has been both draining and depressing. I can’t go read at Weston Wine Company. I can’t read at Cinder Block Brewery events or go to weekly trivia with my pals. So I’ve felt a little grumpy, which is okay, but unproductive and...
Tarot Mood Deck

Tarot Mood Deck Review

If you’re looking for a tarot deck that’s hilarious, irreverent, and utilitarian, look no further than the Tarot Mood Deck by Natalie Meraki. I laughed for hours after Tarot Mood was delivered. I’m still laughing right now. This deck speaks to the very essence of my being- a 13 year old who laughs every time she farts. So what makes this deck the greatest tarot deck of all time? Read on,...