I’m sitting at the kitchen table on this lazy Thursday afternoon, gazing out my window at the snow-covered trees, sipping on a third cup of coffee. Because, why not? I should be out working right now, but instead I’m home, following the mandate to “social distance” myself – with more food in my cupboards that I’ve ever had. (Granted, that isn’t saying a lot – … Continue reading cloistering
hi friends,i’ve posted a new video on my yt channel, talking about a Tarot deck that i really love. check it out – a few notes of clarification & correction – the illustrator of this deck (J. B Benois) is said to be from Strausburg, France, but it’s hard to find much information about him on line. the deck came to be called “Besançon” after … Continue reading talking Tarocco (new yt video)
It was a wet, hurricane-heavy season when I was introduced to Zora Neale Hurston. I’d been in Florida for less than a year. I’d honestly only moved there because my boyfriend at the time wouldn’t move to San Francisco, which was my first choice. (We’d been living in Cleveland and were both ready for a change. I was hungry for the west coast, but any … Continue reading tell me, Zora
i recently stumbled upon this poem: The Man-Moth, by Elizabeth Bishop. i was pre-disposed to liking it, i think because of the title. …my band has been working on our third album – which we’re calling Mothdust –so i’ve been roaming the dusty hills of moth-land for a while. plus, what led me to the poem was an intriguing tattoo, created by this artist. the entire poem … Continue reading a poem that inspired a reading, which led to three questions, just for you. ~
when i come upon something i love, i want to go deeper. when i want to go deeper, i find it helps to share the thing i love with others. so it is with drumming, and so it is with reading cards “like the devil”. my teacher, Camelia Elias (who teaches tarot, the Zen way) recently published this new piece on Patheos. It’s about Justice, … Continue reading motion, emotions, and quietly sitting by.
For I am Oya! Who knows how to calm me down knows how to prosper. -Ifa (from Oya; in praise of an African Goddess, by Judith Gleason) Some nights are quiet. Some nights are for lighting candles and opening up to inspiration. Tonight it’s raining (hallelujah), and since i’m not on fb these days, i find myself wondering about what books to read. I have … Continue reading Oya & nine cards
“Powerful magic has little to do with our calculations. Powerful magic begins with the act of surrendering.” – Camelia Elias (The Oracle Travels Light; Principles of Magic With Cards) At the end of last year, i did a couple of readings for the year to come. (happy new year, btw. i’m still easing my way in to 2018. how are you doing?) Both of the … Continue reading artful surrendering (and happy new year loves)
what is it about these damn Tarot cards? i’m so obsessed. especially with the Tarot de Marseille. especially this “Playing Marseille” deck (Marseille trumps paired with playing cards. eeee!) because i love symbols. i love how old the practice is. i love thinking about my French ancestors who were card readers (…du sang, ou bien de l’affinité…) but mostly i just really, really enjoy looking … Continue reading a question the cards asked me