Zombie Tarot and Ebola

9 of Swords Zombie Tarot

“At first, many people infected with the zombie virus experienced similar symptoms to Ebola.”
― Andrew Cormier, Shamblers: The Zombie Apocalypse

When I pulled the 9 of Swords as my card of the day from the Zombie Tarot, it instantly made me think of Ebola. I suppose it could be argued that any card from a Zombie-themed deck would do that… but just look at the picture! Read More

Are You A Witch? Plus Your Chance To Win The Archangel Tarot Deck

The High Priestess Archangel Power Tarot

“To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn’t afraid of facing challenges.”
― Paulo Coelho

A woman who lets ‘her intuition take hold of her actions’ is a woman at odds with patriarchy and modern society. She does not buy all the ‘stuff’ that media tells her to buy because she has no need to ‘fit in.’ She does not allow ads to dictate which of her perceived ‘flaws’ are socially unacceptable and need covering up. She does not buy into the hype, nor the fearmongering. Read More

In the Kingdom of Love…

XX Karma Witches Tarot

“If you send out goodness from yourself, or if you share that which is happy or good within you, it will all come back to you multiplied ten thousand times. In the kingdom of love there is no competition; there is no possessiveness or control. The more love you give away, the more love you will have.”
― John O’Donohue
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We Are Our Choices

2 of Swords Ghost Tarot

“We are our choices.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre

I chose to work with the Ghost Tarot today. I do love this deck in spite of finding a rather nasty surprise inside it – an extra card, announcing that Lo Scarabeo has entered into a business arrangement with a Tarot organisation I cannot endorse due to the questionable morals and actions of its founder.

So it will be my choice to not purchase any more Lo Scarabeo decks until they realise what a huge mistake this is…

Anyway, let’s move on from this tangent to more important matters. Read More

Can Fortune Tellers Who Tell The Truth Make Any Money?

The Fortune Teller Baroque Bohemian Cats

“I am the only one of us who brings in any money. The other two cannot make money fortune telling. This is because they only tell the truth, and the truth is not what people want to hear. It is a bad thing and it troubles people, so they do not come back.”
― Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is so very astute in his observation here that I’m curious to find out what his own experience of the mad and mysterious world of fortune telling is. Read More

Home Is Where You Feel Safe

Four of Rods from the Sakki Sakki Tarot

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”
― Maya Angelou

To feel safe and loved for who we are is the absolute minimum sentient beings need to feel at home anywhere. Acceptance lights the hearth fire. Lack of acceptance causes depression and withdrawal. Read More

How Do You Know You Are A Leader?

King of Rods from the Sakki Sakki Tarot

“The essential difference with Builders is that they’ve found something to do that matters to them and are therefore so passionately engaged, they rise above the personality baggage that would otherwise hold them down. Whatever they are doing has so much meaning to them that the cause itself provides charisma and they plug into it as if it was electrical current.”
― Jerry Porras

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Glorious Escapism

Sea Kitten Page of Cups Mystical Cats Tarot

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

One of my fondest childhood memories is reading the NeverEnding Story by Michael Ende three times in a row and going deeper and deeper into the fantasy world Ende had created with each read. That one book influenced me more than I realised at the time.  Read More

Good Kitty, Bad Kitty

20 Judgement Good Kitty Mystical Cats Tarot

“We considered behaving, but it’s against our nature.”
O.R. Melling

When I pulled Good Kitty (trad. Judgement) from the Mystical Cats Tarot this morning, I had to laugh; I had only just finished cleaning up after my cat, Moggy. He had left two little ‘gifts’ outside the back door. Mice heads. Yes, you read that right. Not one but two of them. One was bigger than the other and I couldn’t help but wonder if it was a mother and your young.  Read More