To feel feelings deeply is a form of expertise: hard won, gained over time through practice and intention. This card has big emotions, thick like the ocean. And it has just as many gifts for us, just as much solace, just as much beauty.
Wren answers some common questions about her tarot practice and the creation of the Dark Days Tarot.
The simple act of sitting down with my Tarot cards allowed me to find myself again when I was feeling particularly swept up by the energy of my community. I was able to make grounded observations while staying connected to that energy.
The Numinous Tarot places hope at the heart of the revolution. "We may have to build this place ourselves, but we are worth the effort, the space, and the care of doing so." - Noel Heimpel
This new moon in Gemini, Wren shows us how to "develop life-empowering associations for each of the Kings in the Tarot, and consider them outfits hanging in your very own proverbial gender closet."
It is possible to hold multiple realities at once. At the apex of the year, this Gemini new moon helps us to explore, embrace and integrate our many contradictions.
In which those sharp, bloody swords are connected to medical procedures.
Stepping back from the Futhark alphabet, let's discuss how the runes are used.
That is balance, taking the bad with the good and learning to find the funny story or the warm hug in the middle of it all.
Wren McMurdo shares a quick and handy guide to the meanings of the numbers in tarot.
Where in your life are you bringing together opposing energies? What magic lies in the tension between these things? Where can we turn friction into electricity?
Wards remind us that we have a right to feel supported and secure in the world.
"Magic was something I discovered about myself" Artist and deck creator Wren on her journey to creating her own tarot deck.
Death shows us what happens when you come out the other side – pain, hope, transformation.
Learning to ground + center isn’t just to be able to react better to stress, but to allow us to focus the mind on what we want to focus on.
As I work though my own process of reclaiming my own Empressness, I turned to three queer tarot decks for new perspectives.
Wren is embracing Tarot as a lifestyle at this dark moon in Pisces.
Taking time with your inner child allows a chance to step through time and provide that which was desperately needed but not received.
On recuperation from burnout, claiming anti-productivity, and seeing our hands as always-in-prayer.
I wanted to post these experiences here as a personal reminder to myself: this is what nourishment feels like, to me. This is what filling the well looks like, for me.
We learn from the wisdom of our ancestors, but we also learn from their mistakes.
Siobhan shares a Face Up tarot spread to help you lessen attachment to painful beliefs and deal with difficult situations.
"Sparkle, Crackle, Cackle. Hop on your broomstick and ride this Leo full moon energy all the way up and all the way down. From your adorable feet to your brilliant crown."
Wren McMurdo shares a step-by-step spell to encourage a feeling of accomplishment, replenish a sacred space, and fill your home with magical aromas while warming your soul and easing stress.
Listen to the seasons. They offer a pathway through the year from intention setting to realisation to integration.
Join is in welcoming the first full moon of the new year!
"Festive season" getting on your nerves? Fancy a break? Welcome to a long list of lovely links in which to lose yourself for several days :)
Wren explores the cast of A Christmas Carol through the tarot's major arcana.
From radical readings to spell kits, intuitive tea blends to books, decks, art and apparel, LRT writers share their gift-able suggestions in this open thread post. Jump in and share your own links, too!
Wren McMurdo shares notes on a few swords cards this new moon in Scorpio, along with guidance for creating a mindfulness map inspired by the King of Swords