This weekend my new tarot deck arrived, I ordered it from Ebay and the postage was incredibly quick only taking a week to get here.After seeing this tarot offered at the online shop I purchased it from, I jumped onto the artist’s website and had a look at what her work consisted of. Very gothic, plenty of vampires and dark colouring, it very much appeals to my love of the Victorian era. I am not Gothic, although I got asked that a lot when I had long black hair, it isn’t my fault I am a pale skinned person....

Friday night comes around and I am on the way home from work, it is hot in Perth and I am tired after completing my first week in my new job and really want to stand under cold water for about 2 minutes to cool off after the drive home. But tonight is the full moon ritual planned all week so I mentally prepare to get home and leave straight away, but a faithful sms by the ritual organiser saying that she is unwell and not prepared puts everything on hold. So after five phone conversations and plenty of sms...

RIDER WAITE TAROT & MEMy relationship with the Rider-Waite Tarot http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/rider-waite/ has always been one of respect but it has never resonated with me, I dislike the basic lines and colours of the deck but that is just a reflection of my artistic taste and nothing else. The sheer fact that this deck has inspired hundreds of other decks and has been the “sun in the tarot universe” that most people learn with (or a variation of) does not escape me.However over the years of learning about the tarot and reading for others, I have become to appreciate the Rider-Waite...