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Tarot Tuesday: Strength

The Rider-Waite-Smith deck calls this card Strength. Older decks sometimes name it Fortitude, linking it more firmly to the four cardinal virtues: Fortitude (or Courage), Justice, Temperance and Prudence. Three of these virtues (counting Strength) show up in the Major … Continue reading

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Tarot Tuesday: Seven of Swords

I’ll admit it: this is one of my favorite cards. I can’t help it—there’s such a joyous bit of mischief to this thief. I love the way he sneaks off with five of seven swords, holding them with an alarming … Continue reading

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Tarot Tuesday: The Ace of Cups

A heavenly hand is offering us a cup that runneth over. Not with wine, though. Shouldn’t it be wine? It’s clearly a communion cup, such as you would find in a liturgical Christian church. Look at the dove—which, for Christians, … Continue reading

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Tarot Tuesday: Four of Swords

I forgot to pull a card last week. And when I went to pull one today, I stopped myself. One card was already on my mind, and since we haven’t looked at it yet, I decided to go with it: … Continue reading

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Tarot Tuesday: The Hermit

In Stephen Mitchell’s translation of the Tao Te Ching, he offers this alternate wording of the opening line: “The force that can be forced is not the eternal Force.” Which leads me to do something I usually avoid: identifying a … Continue reading

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Crevlock Tower: Chapter 74

Link to Chapter Index “No.” Ruvan peers down at me, his eyes a mixture of sympathy and exasperation. There’s no hint of guilt, though. “So, you didn’t know what—” I stop to swallow. “What our mothers meant to do?” He … Continue reading

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Tarot Tuesday: Book Recs

A while back, Quintessential Editor asked for some book recs on the Tarot. I gave him two that I’ve found exceptionally helpful, and I thought that would make for a good Tarot Tuesday post. So here are the two books … Continue reading

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