When I started this blog in 2007, I was deeply immersed in the Tarot world. Tarot-To-Go was a new and successful venture, and Tarot Media Company was just beginning production of its very first item. I was attending all the Tarot conferences within reasonable distance (San Francisco Bay Area Tarot Symposium and PantheaCon), and a few that weren’t (TABI conferences are fabulous!).
In the years since, I as a person, and my interests, have changed, and, I hope, both have grown. I’ve found a dedicated spiritual path in the Northern Traditions, after spending most of my life as a Generalist Polytheist Pagan. Tarot-To-Go is a fond memory of readings given and lives touched. Tarot Media Company is still going, all of our titles active and in print, and has been joined by its sister publishing company, Black Swan Press. I have co-authored a book with the amazing and divinely talented David Palladini, and am working on a book of runes for release in 2018.
My path includes so much more than just Tarot now, and, as much as I love Tarot Pathways, and the fabulous graphic design of the site, it no longer reflects me as a person, or the work I do in my life and the world.
I’ve started a new blog, Walking in the Iron Wood, to track the next part of my journey. The new blog looks very different from Tarot Pathways, but my hope is that the content remains interesting and engaging for you, my readers.
Thank you for walking Tarot Pathways with me for almost seven years. I invite you to join me in Walking in the Iron Wood.
I’m working on a new site, and like all technical projects, it’s taking longer than expected. It’s well worth the wait, though! The temporary site will be live by the end of the week, with the full design launched by the end of April! Stay tuned—you will be pleased!
Today’s poem is a lovely piece from Vidya (also known as Vijjaka), the seventh century female Sanskrit poet.
I praise that silent
her whole body bristling—
only a poet
linking words with ineluctable cadence
her insides with fire.
Image by Intezaar from Harmeen.com
The Giants’ Tarot, Raven Kaldera
Today’s Draw: Suttung/Six of Coins; Perthro; Fjolvar/Seven of Coins.
Both cards are coins, and the rune is the dice cup. Today you may feel tempted to take a financial risk. Understand what you are up against, and find out all the consequences, before jumping in. Perthro encourages you to shake the dice cup and see what rolls out, but remember not to gamble more than you can afford to lose.
Suttung suggests prudence—neither stinginess nor profligacy serve you well. Evaluate your resources, tangible and otherwise, to see if there’s something you’ve missed, or haven’t made best use of so far. Look at what you have with fresh eyes, and see what new things you can do.
Fjolvar carries two suggestions. The first is that you may find yourself in a situation in which you are being asked to do more than is comfortable for you. Is this truly an ethical issue, or simply a matter of comfort zone boundaries? Janis Joplin reminds you, “Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.” Be honest with yourself about what is being asked of you, and your feelings about it.
Fjolvar also encourages you to explore new possibilities for making money. If you have to sell out, sell well. Even better, there’s probably an opportunity for you that doesn’t require you to sell out. Even if it’s something you’ve never done before, give the idea fair consideration. Everything you do easily now was once something you’d never done before.
Say your prayers and roll the dice!
Lastly, today’s cards came up in numerical order, in the same suit. The odds of that are incredibly small. Perthro suggests I buy a lottery ticket!