yoga bunny image by Brian Russo

The Tarot Court Cards | Exercise Regime

There’s a new yoga teacher in town, Kate.  She’s a former ballerina and you can tell.  She is in control of every bit of her body and moves into positions fluidly and strongly.

I’m as envious as a very envious thing.

Inside my head, I am good at yoga – very bendy, very strong and about 20 years old. Outside my head I am not very good at yoga – I’m reasonably bendy, my language is stronger than my body and I am, of course, considerably older than 20.


Feminism | The Tarot Queens

For the past ten days or so, I have been feeling as though I am living through the looking glass – and it’s not good, with cake that says ‘Eat Me’. I’m not even an American.  What a challenge it is to be a liberally-minded American at the moment, because:

YES, Trump wants to build an actual wall.

YES, Trump shuts out Syrian refugees from America (allegedly for only a set period of time. We’ll see)  Dear America, what happened to ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore’?

How sad that it should come to this. (more…)

The King of Wands | The Tarot’s Bridge Card

The King of Wands | Rider Waite Smith | Tarot Thrones
Last week I shared A E Waite’s thoughts on the King of Wands being the card that bridges the Major Arcana to the Minor Arcana.  I could almost hear Waite’s derisive snort as he lowered himself to talk about the Minors.  Well, his loss is our gain!
I thought today we could take a look and see just how powerful the King of Wands can be as a bridge card and came up with a little spread purely for his use.
First, procure your  deck’s King of Wands card.


The 8 Marriages and 7 Husbands of Elizabeth Taylor

King and Queen of Wands

One of the side effects of living as Elizabeth Taylor for a week (other than really sore eyes from too much mascara and eye-liner) was an unhealthy interest in her many husbands.  And bourbon.

Why not, suggested a friend, write about her husbands and relate them to various Tarot court cards? Why not, indeed.  

Elizabeth Taylor’s love life is the stuff of legend – death, divorce, adultery – all seen through the lens of a newly born media merry-go-round.

Mine is exactly the same – apart from the death, adultery and celebrity, of course.

There’s a lot to get through – shall we just dive in?