Category Archive: Reflections

The Lovers

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Ah, the sweetness of love. Despite the what the commercials would have one believe it’s more than flowers, candy, and diamonds. Love is, above all, about connection. While we most often think of… Continue reading

The Hierophant

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How did the word “orthodoxy” become one that people shy away from? And how is that the word “dogma”, the concept of a “rule of life”, or any sort of mystical and/or religious… Continue reading

The Hierophant

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What do you think of when you think of someone who is close to God? The Hierophant is a tricky card. For many people, the idea of religious authority is one of repression… Continue reading

The Emperor

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Veni, vidi, vici. With great power comes great responsibility. And I shall call it, “this land”. Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. The Emperor is a challenging card for many, given its association… Continue reading

The Emperor

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The Emperor is a leader. And like any leader, an Emperor can be good or bad. Think of the Romans and the tales of some of the most outrageous excesses to come from… Continue reading

The Empress

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A woman reclines in the height of the warm summer sunlight, the Earth in bloom around her, sprouting fields and flowers and birds and bees and all good living things. She is young,… Continue reading

The Empress

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Although she has the title of a ruler, the Empress is not a card of power, but one of abundance. Fecundity, really, is the word that comes to mind. Often the Empress is… Continue reading

The High Priestess

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She sits quietly, or stands powerfully, or watches with equanimity from the center of the stones. She is old beyond belief, her will stronger than iron, her wisdom deeper than the sea. Look… Continue reading

The High Priestess

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Priestess, know thyself. To be the High Priestess is to be the person who holds a seat of wisdom, and who knows her own strengths and limits. This is not flashy leadership, full… Continue reading

The Magician

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For every will there is a way, for every job, a tool. If we can visualize our destination, we can then construct the journey which leads to the top. If we focus our… Continue reading