Dealing With Difficult Times and Transits

Occasionally we stop and take stock of ourselves. Is our health ok? How about our family, and the other important relationships in our lives? Our education? Our career? And usually we find ourselves wanting in one way or another. We could be a little healthier, our family could be a little more tightly bonded, and…

Steve Pavlina Book Review III: the Tarot for Smart People

In the previous two posts in this series, I reviewed Steve Pavlina‘s new book Personal Development for Smart People, and suggested a way in which his seven principles (Truth, Love, Power, Courage, Authority, Oneness, and Intelligence) could be mapped to the seven visible planets in astrology (the Sun, the Moon, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Venus, and…

The Tolkien Tarot Spread III: Fiction and Divination

What does fiction have to do with divination? The common thread is the story structure, the plot. A work of fiction is an illustration of prototypical event structures, plotlines that are moving or meaningful. A divination system also provides plotlines, as well as general elements to flesh out the events of the story. A divination…