The Role of Trauma in Transformation

  The tower tarot card, in almost any rendition, can be a very startling image when it presents itself in a spread. My clients, as they have tried to decipher their spreads in the past, always glance at the card with nervousness. Frankly I don't blame them. In the traditional illustration by Pamela Coleman Smith…

Synchronicity and the Practice of Letting Go

As a child 121 was my favourite number. It followed me into adulthood. I would favour it when I was selecting lockers at the gym, picking lucky numbers for lotteries, notice when it was presented to me, things like that. There was no real reason why I found myself drawn to this number, and I…

Drawing as Divination: The art of reaching higher consciousness

One of my favourite books that I was introduced to in high school is Antoine du St. Exupery’s Le Petit Prince. The story opens  with a drawing created by a child. The child  intended the drawing to look like a snake who had eaten an elephant. To it's dismay, adults who would look at it…

Femininity, Tarot, the Yin and Yang

When discussing the aspects of the tarot to my students I often find it more fitting to use the terms Yin and Yang when referring to the feminine and masculine representations in the tarot. The term feminine is a loaded term today. It comes with so many associations, both negative and positive, that really fog the…