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Today’s Tarot: The Tower!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

What the hell, Tarot? Last two draws for this column: the Death card. And today? The Tower. The Blasted Beech (Tarot of the Hidden Realm deck). Will they make it? They are falling from a great height. Will they make […]

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Today’s Tarot: The Death Card (Again)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Well isn’t this interesting. Shuffling to draw a card for my blog post today and I get the Death card. I drew this card the last time I was here. Who is death? What does she want from us?  I […]

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The Death Card

posted by Aliza Einhorn

The Death Card comes for us all, eventually. From Angeles Arrien: The principle of letting go and moving on. Cutting through the very bones, the core, in order to release the new in a rebirth. From Rolla Nordic: Liberation. Drastic […]

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Which Tarot Card Is Most You?

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Which Tarot card is most you? This was the discussion on Timeline today. Also: which card is your favorite? Six of Wands, Ten of Cups, the Star, Two of Cups, Chariot, the Wheel, Strength, Hermit, Queen of Swords, among others […]

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Empress Has New Moon Advice For You

posted by Aliza Einhorn

The New Moon is the dark time. What we know is hidden. I wrote those words last night, before the New Moon. It’s Saturday afternoon as I type this and many of us have “set intentions,” as is our habit. […]

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Queen of Cups: Moonlight Job

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I have an oversize Tarot deck, a Rider Waite, and have decided to pull a card for myself each morning as part of my spiritual practice. I’ll be doing this for learning but also to get a heads-up about my […]

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Are You The Queen of Swords?

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I remember my teacher telling us that the Queen of Swords represents “mourning.” A traditional interpretation. It stuck with me. And was often the case in client readings. But time passes. And books are bought. And experience is gained. And […]

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The Tower As Advice

posted by Aliza Einhorn

So I did what I usually do these days, pull a few cards for my morning or for my day and today’s advice? THE TOWER. Okay, Tarot. This is an interesting one. Tower as ADVICE?  Anyone who knows me knows […]

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Today’s Tarot: Page of Wands

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Hey little boy. Hey Page of Wands. The Tarot of the Hidden Realm fire-boy, fire-page literally is a little kid. Pages in the different Tarot decks are “young.” We are taught this. Knights are also young, but not as young, […]

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Why The Ten Of Wands Is Now My Favorite Tarot Card

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Get through the eclipse okay? Whew! It was an emotional one and I’m feeling better even though there may be aftershocks. Eclipses are never just one day, but word on the street is: less edge, less tense, out-breath. Here’s a […]

Today’s Tarot: Three of Wands

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I believe it’s possible to predict the future. Pure prediction. Not based on anything but… it. I’ve done it. I’ve had it done for me. Am I always right? No. Am I mostly right? How do we measure this? Maybe […]

Today’s Tarot: TWO OF WANDS

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Is there a decision you are delaying? A decision you are leaning on? Which way will you go? We have the Two of Bows (Wands) here, from the WildWood Tarot. He’s grasping Decision no. 1 in his right hand. Decision […]

The Page of Swords: AGAIN!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I kept picking the same cards, the same cards I’ve been seeing lately. Page of Swords? AGAIN? I don’t wanna! But then came the revelation which I described in a YouTube video the other day. Detach in the sense of […]

Today’s Tarot: Ace of Swords

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Many of you seem to be reporting similar experiences, post-Eclipse: exhaustion, irritation, difficulty sleeping. The transits are not too too bad these two weeks between the Eclipses and yet it’s this… feels like this difficult caustic troubling bubble. Harder to […]

Today’s Tarot: The Chariot

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Tarot for the pause. Tarot for the two weeks between Eclipses. Tarot for the Crescent Phase, first quarter, Waxing Moon. Moon in Taurus. The Faery Stallion: The Chariot! She looks triumphant, doesn’t she? The Moon is Void of Course as […]

Today’s Tarot: Six of Swords + New Moon Eclipse in Pisces

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Now here’s a card I haven’t seen lately and synchronicity alert! A gal in one of the chat rooms was talking about this card – the Six of Swords, a card I have always liked. A soothing Swords. We’re not […]

Today’s Tarot: The Lovers!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I did not draw this card for this column. In fact I cannot remember why I drew it. Probably for someone today, in some context, maybe the class I’m running but I honestly cannot remember now. It’s a good card, […]

Today’s Tarot: Queen In The Middle

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Court Cards are not always “them.” Court Cards are not always YOU. Court Cards are also situations. The environment. Events. I did a simple three-card spread for myself this afternoon, to check the energy around something. This is a spread […]

Today’s Tarot: Ace of Wands

posted by Aliza Einhorn

The Ace of Wands is an idea. A spark. The Ace of Wands is a great card to see when you feel like giving up and have no clue where or what or how or why. The Ace of Wands […]

Today’s Tarot: Six of Wands!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

So I keep seeing the Six of Wands. For myself, for others. I KEEP SEEING THE SIX OF WANDS. And I was telling a client today that ALL WANDS are about courage and confidence. The victory may not be a […]

Today’s Tarot: Queen Of Pentacles

posted by Aliza Einhorn

The most important thing to know, the least you need to know, about the Tarot court cards is about RANK. A Page is not a Knight is not a Queen is not a King. Queens are powerful, yes, Mistresses of […]

Today’s Tarot: Six of Pentacles!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I like shuffling the Tarot Illuminati because it is so thick and hard to shuffle, and we see the Six of Pentacles this morning, one of those complex cards according to Rachel Pollack (who I love love love love). But […]

Today’s Tarot: Knight of Swords (And the Full Moon in Virgo)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

It’s windy. He’s rushing. He’s rushing. It’s windy. Even the clouds are edgy, jagged edges. Horse in a hurry, aggressive sword, tilted. Trees tilted. It’s all a bit… skewed for the Knight of Swords. I think he’s too frantic to […]

Today’s Tarot: The Hanged Man

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Are you or are you not a sacrifice? I just drew the Hanged Man for someone and went to Google some images for her and saw a Charlie Brown Hanged Man and he looked so damn unhappy but the message […]

Today’s Tarot: Ten of Cups!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

And what a beautiful card we see today, the Ten of Cups, one of the happiest cards in the deck. I’ve gone traditional this morning, got my Rider Waite here, and we see a happy couple with arms outstretched, dancing […]

Today’s Tarot: The Tower!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

The Tower isn’t always bad. I used to think the Tower was always bad. I would often see it for BAD — for evictions and my best friend’s cancer and another eviction and BAD. But when I saw it today […]

Today’s Tarot: King of Cups!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Mourn if you must, mourn. But don’t get it on me, says the King of Cups. I’ve got a job to do. I’m busy. Can’t you see? I am busy curtailing and corralling the emotional life of MY Kingdom and […]

Today’s Tarot: Five of Wands

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Could be arguments, yes, when you see the Five of Wands. Squabbling. OR it could be… hammering it out. Something is being built though. There is discussion for sure. Doesn’t have to be a fight-fight. I mean, when I look […]

Today’s Tarot: Seven of Cups!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

This card came up earlier today when I was doing a video forecast for Aries, for the week of February 9th. The Seven of Cups. And I remembered seeing it just days earlier for a monthly forecast but couldn’t remember […]

Today’s Tarot: Ten of Pentacles!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I am so happy to see a happy card! And I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about this card before. The couple in the version of the card that I’m looking at (from the New Palladini) has their back to […]

Today’s Tarot: Nine of Cups!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I was praying. Really, I was praying. Out loud. Something like this: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GIVE ME A GOOD TAROT CARD. I didn’t even mean good in terms of Good News but one that I hadn’t seen lately or one […]

Today’s Tarot: Two of Swords

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Okay. I like this one. Far as Swords go, I like this one. Calm. Stable. Calm stable woman. Big Heavy Sword. Two of ’em. Balance, balanced. Doesn’t need to see. It’s not that she’s been blindfolded. I mean, she has. […]

Today’s Tarot: Eight of Cups

posted by Aliza Einhorn

That you are running away. That you are running away from. That you must run. And then I take a closer look and. He’s walking. She’s walking. He/she has a walking stick. This is not a run. This is… thoughtful. […]

Today’s Tarot: Judgement

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I am bummed. I am missing my meditation class. Just too much to do today and something about the weather. I know snow is coming and it just feels frigid and lonely to me. The air feels lonely. I didn’t […]

Today’s Tarot: Ace of Wands!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Aces, I think, are usually good news. Wands, fairly often, good news. Suit of PASSION and fiery red! And as I am fond of saying: Aces are POTENTIAL and possibility. Not a done deal, nope. An Ace is a maybe […]

Today’s Tarot: Four of Cups (With Special Guest Appearance by The Star)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Hmmm. Hmmm says the Four of Cups. The right to refuse. The I don’t wanna. That’s how we see many renditions of this card, but not always, and here I was hoping for a fun card, a sexy card. Nope! […]

Today’s Tarot: Eight of Pentacles

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I like the number eight. A most fleshy and yet otherworldly number. Turned on its side, it’s the lemniscate, the infinity symbol. Straight up, it’s an hourglass. You can make love to an eight and… I don’t think you can […]

Empress (Part Four of an Infinite Series)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Today I return to the Empress. Here are parts One and Two and Three so you can catch up. And this may be my last Empress post for now. I can’t keep away from her for long. She matters too […]

The Empress: She Is Harvest

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Thus we continue with our continuing story of the Empress and Empress blogs, forsaking news of tomorrow’s Full Moon in Cancer although Empress and Full Moon and Cancer are all pregnant with possibility fertility creativity roundness fullness expectant beautiful. Hmm. […]

Today’s Tarot: The Empress (Part Two)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Our series on the Empress tarot card continues thusly, revelations from this morning’s ferry boat ride. But, first, a story: In my previous post (the link is here) I discussed a reading I got the other day which was part […]

Today’s Tarot: The Empress!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Today’s Tarot card is the Empress but first a word about Saturn. And a story. And declaration of intent: I want to do a series of blog posts about the Empress. But, first, story time. I got a reading yesterday, […]

Today’s Tarot: Knight of Cups!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

In the Steampunk Tarot, the Knight of Cups is a woman, and I love this choice. I haven’t worked much with this deck yet but I will. I’m slowing falling in love with the images and what’s not to love […]

Today’s Tarot: Nine Of Swords (Reversed)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

YouTube is an incredible resource. So many spiritual teachers, so many topics, there’s not time enough to watch it all and hear and learn. I was listening to a video the other day and I’ll tell you what I took […]

Today’s Tarot : The Magician

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I feel like writing about one of the more gruesome cards. A card we don’t like to see. That’s my idea of Sunday night fun. So I’m flipping through my deck because I didn’t want to write about the Five […]

Today’s Tarot: Queen of Wands

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I’m glad to see the Queen of Wands (Rods) today. She’s here as a reminder. Not to grovel. Not to beg. Not to be or do anything less than Queen of Fire behavior. She is the Witch. She is sexual. […]

Today’s Tarot: Eight of Wands (Plus Uranus Square Pluto)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Today’s Tarot is the Eight of Wands! I feel like… I feel like we saw the Eight of Wands not too long ago because I remember reading (probably in a Rachel Pollack book) that there are no people or animals […]

Today’s Tarot: Five of Cups

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Truth is, I cheated. The first card I pulled was Temperance. And I pulled this card with the intention of… nothing more than to write about it here.  I wasn’t asking for advice or “what I need to know” or […]

Today’s Tarot: The Queen of Pentacles

posted by Aliza Einhorn

There are so many ways to approach Tarot card reading. Last week I started an Instagram account and I’m posting super quick 15 second videos daily and at first I felt all this pressure, self-imposed pressure of needing to say […]

Tarot For The Full Moon In Gemini

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Gemini SPEAKS. Have you ever known a Gemini who did not speak? I mean, a lot. And they are clever. They find the right word. I’ve noticed this with Moon in Gemini too, not just Sun. Verbal precision. I’m shuffling […]

How I Came To Love The Three Of Swords

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I know some people love the Three of Swords. I have a friend who got it tattooed on her… I don’t even know where. Her back? The other day this card came up in conversation — in one of my […]

Chiron the Wounded Healer + Nine of Wands

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Asteroid Chiron. The Wounded Healer. Teacher. He could heal others but not himself. Shaman. Medicine Man. Green Witch. Chiron went direct on Sunday and I couldn’t help but think: okay NOW we can get better. Chiron found his medicine again. […]

Tarot For The New Moon In Sagittarius

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I’ve  been obsessed with Time Management lately and, no, it doesn’t make much sense to me to draw New Moon in Sagittarius time management cards but I’m going to do it anyway.  The Sagittarius that I’ve known have been short […]

Fire Flower: Venus in Sagittarius & the Queen of Wands

posted by Aliza Einhorn

This is the dark time. The dark time of year in the Big City, Northern Hemisphere. And we need light. Lucky for us, finally, we have some light. We’re still neck-deep in Scorpio Season but Venus, Goddess of Love, has […]

Oracle In the City (Sunday, November 9th)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I was rolling a stone around in my hand. A crystal. An astrologer told me once to do that — that I needed to, that it would relax me. Keep my hands busy. My chart is Mercury-ruled. I’m a Virgo […]

Are You The Queen Of Pentacles?

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I love this time of year. Early November. It starts to get dark around 4:30 pm or 5. The leaves are still on the trees. We are the trees. We can meditate sooner, rest sooner, dream sooner, put on our […]

Tarot For The Snow Moon (Full Moon In Taurus)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Astrologers, Tarot Readers, various and sundry star gazers, starfish, magicians, and young lovers, we get all excited about the MOON:  New Moons, Full Moons, waxing, waning, first quarter, last quarter, it’s all good We end. We begin. We end. We […]

Ten of Vessels: Are You Happy?

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Finally. I’ve fallen in love with Tarot. It took my new deck — the Wildwood Tarot — for it to happen. This deck is not new, but it’s new to me. Tarot is my livelihood, my fascination, my inspiration, my […]

Scorpio Season In Three Acts

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Act One: This morning, over the course of a few hours, I was pulling Tarot cards for myself, for clients, and for the chat rooms I run — and I pulled the TWO OF WANDS three times! Actually… I think […]

The High Priestess For Scorpio Season

posted by Aliza Einhorn

It’s magical to go on Google and look at all the different images of the Tarot. Just now I was posting on my Tumblr  pictures of the High Priestess and my understanding of her began to deepen. It’s not that different […]

Sun, New Moon, & Venus All In Scorpio! Of Course I Drew A Card :)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Well, the biggest news is happening right now (although you, dear reader, may be reading this post after the fact). Sun, New Moon, and Venus — all in sexy secretive Scorpio at zero degrees. And the Solar Eclipse of course. […]

Tarot For The New Moon Eclipse In Scorpio

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Eclipses are nothing to fear. It would be akin to fearing your life. The Eclipses ARE your life, reflecting your life back to you. The Moon as mirror. I type this and realize: okay sometimes I DO fear my life. […]

Bare Bones: Meditation on Sukkot and the Tarot Wands

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I think today is the last day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. I use an astrological calendar, not a Jewish one, and anything but a Jewish calendar usually gets this stuff wrong — because the J Holidays start in […]

Three Cards For Delicious October + More Ten Of Wands?

posted by Aliza Einhorn

It’s here. In my neck of the woods, it’s here. The better weather. The smell of fall. The rain is a cold rain. I light more candles around the house. I crave warm food and the smell of baking bread […]

Mercury Retrograde Meets the Knight of Wands

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Do you ever fall in love and not know why? I fell in love with Tarot. I am in love with Tarot. But I don’t think about it, you know? I just do it. Live it. And sometimes I wonder […]

Sweet Fruit In The Nut: Total Lunar Eclipse October 8th

posted by Aliza Einhorn

What you can do this Full Moon (Eclipse) is release the pain from inside the nut. Release it. Let it go. I wasn’t sure how far this metaphor could take me so I looked up “nut” on my Mac dictionary/thesaurus […]

Tarot For The Full Moon Eclipse In Aries (Part Two)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Are you happy with your life? What do you want to change? Full Moons signal endings, revelations, BIG emotions, and letting go. And a Full Moon Eclipse? Even more so. What do you want to release? It could be a […]

Tarot For The Full Moon Eclipse In Aries

posted by Aliza Einhorn

This Eclipse creates such dazzling fire. This Total Lunar Eclipse is in Aries next week, October 8th. It is part of a Grand Trine in Fire (Aries/Leo/Sagittarius), and it’s not that this cancels out the wrecking ball quality of a […]

On Seeing The Eight Of Swords

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I host two Internet chat rooms where we talk about astrology and tarot all things metaphysical and spiritual, and this morning one of our beloved members offered to pull New Moon in Libra tarot cards for the group. He pulled […]

On Seeing The Ten Of Wands

posted by Aliza Einhorn

We were talking about NUMBERS today in the Tarot class. During the first week I had asked folks to list cards that vexed them and everyone, I think, listed a Major Arcana. Even the Star got a mention. I get […]

Tarot For The New Moon In Libra (Part Two)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I have a client going through a hard time. Broken heart hard time. And I drew a card for her just now. What she needed to know about her situation and the card was so happy… and the following card […]

Tarot For The New Moon In Libra

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I didn’t know what to write about for the New Moon in Libra. It all felt old to me. Making me want to scream. Again the advice to set New Moon intentions. New Moon intentions around relationships and other Libra […]

Order & Chaos: The Major Arcana

posted by Aliza Einhorn

We have been talking about all kinds of things in my month long Tarot Clinic: reversed cards, the Tarot numbers, reading pairs and card combinations, interesting spreads from Alejandro Jodorowsky, and delving deep into the Celtic Cross (and more). This […]

Tarot For Mars In Sagittarius!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I knew I wanted to write something astrological today because Mars has recently entered Sagittarius, which feels so different than Mars in Scorpio. Lighter, more hopeful. Not bogged down in Scorpio gunk. Not that I don’t love the Scorpio gunk […]

When The Tower Is The Answer (To Your Love Problem)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

So I was doing a reading for someone the other day. And the topic was love. And the first card was the Tower. And I said JUMP. The Tower is a prison until you jump. Until you change your consciousness. […]

And A Dolphin For You: Full Moon in Pisces (Sept 8th)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

The Full Moon in Pisces is on Monday. Here are some things to keep in mind: -it can be hard to find your balance on Full Moon day and even for a couple days before or after. The Sun and the […]

We Fall Like Leaves: Meditation On The Ten Of Wands

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Truth is I had my doubts. They’d been dating on line for how long? A year? More? She didn’t want to meet. He did. He was ready. She wasn’t. And then a slew of health problems delayed it even more. […]

I Am The Queen Of Swords (Meditations on the Tarot Queens Part 1)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

How much pain can you bear comfortably? Hmm. Comfortably is a weird word here, isn’t it. Apparently I can bear a fair amount of mental pain. Assimilate it. Integrate it. Learn from it. Teach from it. I have a Moon […]

Aliza’s “Figure It Out Before Nightfall” Tarot Spread

posted by Aliza Einhorn

In one of my chat rooms this morning (I run a couple private astrology/tarot/metaphysical chat rooms) a gal pulled a few Tarot cards for herself, which is her habit every morning. There were a bunch of Swords (mental conflict, thought, […]

The Trouble With Tarot Is Trust

posted by Aliza Einhorn

You know what? I don’t even know what I mean by that. The trouble with Tarot is trust. I was reading Yoav Ben-Dov’s Tarot book on the ferry and taking notes on post-its — for the on-line Tarot class that […]

The Open Reading (Topics in Tarot)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I want to share with you a little Tarot spread that I shared in the Tarot class this morning (and yes, you can still join us. My email is at the end of this post if you want more information). […]

Feed Your Horses: New Moon In Virgo

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I got a Tarot reading the other day and the last card she pulled for me was the Chariot. When you see the Chariot, you know it’s a YES. As Rachel Pollack writes: the Chariot is the first of three […]

The Elements of Tarot: Lesson One

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Each of the four Tarot “suits” is associated with an element. This is the most common division that I’ve seen: Fire = Wands Earth = Pentacles Water = Cups Air = Swords Each element is connected to various ideas and […]

Meditation on The World (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

This is another one of those positive happy cards that always feels vague to me.  I feel YES but what else? And sure I rather see the World than various other cards (Hello Death! Hello Tower!) On a mundane level, […]

Meditation on Judgement (Tarot card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I’m going to be changing my approach to the way I do Tarot and Astrology readings. And I know it will take time. It will be a process (Virgo keyword!) But this is what I’m thinking:  instead of giving answers […]

Mercury Enters Virgo & The Hermit (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Mercury enters the sign of Virgo on Friday. What is Virgo? The helper, the fixer, the saver, do-gooder, healer, witch, the practical magician and the lover of detail. The meticulous housekeeper. She may not be a cleaning genie but ORDER […]

Meditations on the Sun (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

The first stage is shock. This is the same for all life transitions, including being born. Then you enter stage two, the Sun stage. You’re adjusting. You know where you are. Stage two, the Sun stage, is when you have […]

TarotScope for the Week of August 10th: LOVE

posted by Aliza Einhorn

What happens is people get bored and they flit from one relationship to the next. Looking for that elusive… something. So that they will not get bored anymore. Boredom =  discomfort with how things are right now. What one of […]

Meditation on the Moon (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

And now we turn to the Moon. I remember in the first Tarot class that I taught, we had a long long discussion about the Moon. The class was all women I think, women mostly younger than me, and many […]

To Build A Home: Full Moon in Aquarius

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Every New Moon is about home. Every Full Moon is about home. The next Full Moon, in the sign of Aquarius, is this Sunday. Tonight in meditation class, my teacher mentioned going house hunting in a town 5 hours away, […]

This Beautiful Place: Meditation on the Star (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

The Star is the future. It’s not here now, not here yet. Stars are far away. This card always feels vague to me. Hope? Yay! Whatever. I know I know, context is everything. I rather see the Star than the […]

Don’t Be Afraid of Your Life: Meditation on the Tower (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Sometimes I wonder how I got here. We get thrown by the wind. I talked to a client yesterday who has been through so many crisis changes. One of her cards was the Tower but the Tower was the past. […]

Meditations on the Devil (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

That moment when you see exactly where someone’s limit is. I mean this in the context of romantic relationships. You see where someone’s limit is and you can go no farther. Because they won’t go. You can’t make them. Holding […]

A Tarot Card for Leo Season

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I don’t know what a year of healing looks like yet. I’m just starting mine. Like a new song, I don’t know how it goes. The verses, the bridge. Healing bridge. Go over it. See, we were belched out. Evicted […]

Meditation on Temperance (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

This afternoon I took a walk to the ferry. Didn’t go anywhere but there. Just wanted to walk. Wandered the station for a bit. Got something sweet and cold. And I wasn’t thinking about the Temperance card — except that […]

Tarot for the New Moon in Leo! July 26th

posted by Aliza Einhorn

It’s the end of the day as I type this. Listening to melancholy music. Not very Leo of me! Not very New Moon in Leo of me. What is Leo? Ardent fire sign. Stubborn. Proud! Kingly and loyal. Leo rules […]

Rootless, Wandering the Earth: Meditation on the Death Card

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I’ve written about this card before. It comes up often enough. What I want to emphasize about the Death card this morning is the slowness of it. It’s no swift Tower conflagration although you may see Death and Tower in […]

Meditations On The Hanged Man (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Hung up. Strung up. That’s what I sometimes feel and see when I see the Hanged Man. And then other times it’s just a wait. Pause. Break in action. Surrender to the moment, on the dot. Do nothing. Breathe. Hung up. […]

Tarot For Jupiter In Leo!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

The biggest astrological news at the moment is Jupiter having left crabby Cancer for furry Leo. And there is SO MUCH big astrological news at the moment (this week and next week) but I’ve got my eye on this one, […]

Tarotscope For The Week Of July 13th

posted by Aliza Einhorn

The emotional intensity of this weekend’s Full Moon in Capricorn left many of us zonked. Is it time to pick up the pieces and move forward? I say YES! Let’s draw a few cards for your week ahead on the […]

Meditations On The Justice (Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I used to get annoyed when I’d see this card. Didn’t know what to make of it. Justice for what? For who? The image didn’t speak to me. Same for the Temperance card. In fact, I found them — gasp […]

Tarot For The Full Moon In Capricorn: The Hunger

posted by Aliza Einhorn

A Full Moon in Capricorn means a Full Moon in Saturn. A Full Moon OF Saturn. A cup of conditions. A helping of wisdom. A diet of sorrow? Emotional truths long delayed — or repressed — come floating up like […]

Meditations On The Wheel (Of Fortune Tarot Card)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Every new loss is a repeat of the first. The first loss. Is every gain a repeat of the first? The first time your mother held you. The Sun is in Cancer now so home, family, and mother metaphors come […]

The Tower: A Story For Mercury Retrograde

posted by Aliza Einhorn

When Mercury went retrograde, we met. When Mercury went direct (earlier today), we met again. The man in the rain-soaked fedora. Remember him? Gemini Sun, Virgo Rising rain-soaked fedora man. Back with a new question for the Oracle. And a […]

Tarotscope For The Week Of June 30th

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I’m not ready for the Wheel of Fortune yet. That’s what we’re up to in my Card Meanings series. Instead I wanted to look at the week ahead. Astrologically speaking, Mercury will go from retrograde motion to direct motion: this […]

You Are Not Alone: The Hermit

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I was happy to see the Hermit this morning as I was checking what card to blog about next. From the power of the Chariot to the passion of Strength to the solitude of the Hermit. Alone time. Introspection. Guidance. […]

More Tarot For Mercury Retrograde: What Do You Want To Redo?

posted by Aliza Einhorn

When Mercury is retrograde, we are told what to do in terms of what NOT to do. Don’t buy a new computer. Don’t sign a contract. Your flight gets delayed. You wander the lonely airport halls in your bereft heels. […]

Without Hazard: Thoughts On The Strength Card

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I was looking through one of my ginormous airtight containers this afternoon and found folders and manilla envelops of papers and photographs and old bills and letters of reference from professors and rejections from poetry magazines but the best find were the […]

The Chariot: You Got This

posted by Aliza Einhorn

In one of the chat rooms this morning, a gal mentioned that she hadn’t see the Chariot in a long time. She draws cards for herself every morning, and she’s been sick for a couple weeks now. One of the […]

Hello Young Lovers! (And Lovers of All Ages)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Everybody’s favorite card. The Lovers. Everybody loves love. Who doesn’t love to see the Lovers? But open almost any Tarot guidebook and you’ll see that the Lovers often represents a choice and is the card associated with the sign Gemini, […]

What Is Home To You? Sun Enters Cancer June 21st

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I was watching a movie about a young man building a Tiny House for himself. If you don’t know what the tiny house or small house movement is, please Google. So I was watching this movie and it made me […]

Who’s Afraid Of The Hierophant?

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I have some clients who do not relate to this card at all — but I grew up in a traditional home, a religious home. I grew up WITH religion. So I get it. I “get” the rules. That there […]

Your Love Tarotscope For the Weekend Of June 13th

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I do not usually cast my Tarotscope predictions based on astrology or Sun Signs. What I do is decide which area of life I want to focus on — and the topic for this week is LOVE — and then […]

Ask The Oracle: My Relationship Is In Trouble. Now What?

posted by Aliza Einhorn

That she kept seeing the Death card. Before this blog went live, I had to approve the In the Cards header that you see above, the logo and Tarot images. In the first version, the Death card was present. It […]

Tarot For The Full Moon In Sagittarius! June 12th

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Full Moons bring us news, messages, messengers, revelation, moments of stark emotionally intensity. Contrast this with the more quiet, reflective New Moon energy. We hope. We set intentions. Well, I also like to set Full Moon intentions. Close that door, […]

Hey Emperor, What’s With The Ram Heads?

posted by Aliza Einhorn

He’s sitting on his stone throne, not moving. Not flexible, nope. Like he was born there, sprung from the big chair. He’s got a gold crown and a suit of armor. His throne is adorned with rams’ heads. He’s head […]

The Lovers: A Story For Mercury Retrograde!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

He walked into my office, soaking wet from the rain. Drops from the brim of his fedora crashed onto my newspaper, making the ink run. Who wears a fedora these days anyway? I do, his eyes smiled at me. My […]

Is This You, Dressed In Blue? Thoughts On The High Priestess

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Sometimes I feel like I will burst apart from feeling. Burst apart like a star. Contrast this feeling with the High Priestess, one of our Tarot women. She’s not operatic. She’s interior. She’s a long dark hallway leading to a […]

And I Don’t Want To Be A Crone: Thoughts On The Empress Tarot Card

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Wait. Is it too late? I don’t want to be a Crone. Not yet. Not saying NEVER. Just “not yet.” These words in my head as I rode the Uptown train to Penn Station this morning. These words in my […]

Special Topics In Tarot: Duende!

posted by Aliza Einhorn

One of my graduate school professors, twenty years ago,  introduced the idea of Duende to me. And you know what? I can’t remember now which poet it was  — Jorie Graham? Jane Miller? And last week as I was blogging […]

Tarot For The New Moon In Gemini

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I know folks are reading this blog and that makes me happy. I don’t know how many but I am getting emails and messages on my Facebook that people are enjoying Maybe it’s just 20 of you. Some hardcore Tarot […]

How I Learned To Love The Celtic Cross

posted by Aliza Einhorn

My teacher wasn’t into it. He preferred the Tree of Life spread. That is, if he had to choose ONE. He didn’t like the one outcome card found in the Celtic Cross, card number ten, but actually, according to a […]

Aliza’s Tarotscopes For The Week Of May 26th

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Welcome to my Tarotscope Weekly Forecast!  I do not cast my predictions based on astrology or Sun Signs. What I do is decide which area of life I want to focus on — the topic for this week is YOUR […]

Women Of The Major Arcana (Part One)

posted by Aliza Einhorn

The women of the Major Arcana are versions of you. Your female or “feminine” sides, whether you are male or female. We all have the other inside us. Anima, animus. In yesterday’s blog post I drew a few cards for […]

Ask The Oracle: How Do I Overcome My Procrastination?

posted by Aliza Einhorn

A gal in one of my chat rooms was talking about work-avoidance. She’s got a big project that she’s been putting off. Not just putting off the fine-tuning detail work, but avoiding the whole shebang. Watching make-up tutorials on YouTube […]

Real Deal: More Thoughts On The Magician Card

posted by Aliza Einhorn

You can find Part One of The Magician here I don’t have that many Tarot decks. Less than ten decks, I think. I’d have to count them to know for sure. Trust me, this is nothing. And in every one […]

Miss X And Her Magician

posted by Aliza Einhorn

You can’t always trust the Magician. Sometimes this card will show up when you have the consummate skills to accomplish the task at hand, be it the first day on a new job or a walk around the block after […]

Aliza’s Tarotscopes For The Week Of May 18th

posted by Aliza Einhorn

Welcome to my first Tarotscope Weekly Forecast! I do not cast my predictions based on astrology or Sun Signs. What I do is decide which area of life I want to focus on — the topic for this week is […]

What’s Next For Sandra Oh?

posted by Aliza Einhorn

If you’re a Grey’s Anatomy fan then no doubt you’ve already heard the news: Sandra Oh, who plays Christina Yang, is leaving the show. Grey’s Anatomy fans worldwide mourn this news! I know I am. Thursday’s episode made me cry […]

Ask The Oracle: What Do I Need To Know?

posted by Aliza Einhorn

“Yes, you can ask questions — in fact, you should ask questions — if, and only if, you want the answers.” -from Oracle in the City (Book One, Chapter Two) Last night on the phone, my sister was telling me […]

The Fool: Starting At Zero

posted by Aliza Einhorn

I had been studying astrology for a few years when my teacher offered a seminar in reading the Tarot. Right away, I fell for these curious cards, but then again I fell in love with everything he taught us. A […]

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