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Oh, Solitaire

Oh, Solitaire… ‘A man comes. He travels over water. He brings violence and destruction.’ Remember that reading from Solitaire, tarot-reader extraordinaire, in Live and Let Die? I’ve never forgotten it. The film had voodoo, an evil drug lord, tropical...

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Fretting!

Fretting! Today we have a sea fret! Since moving to the north-east coast three months ago, I’ve heard dark mutterings of ‘frets’ – thick, spooky fog that comes right off the water and gets you imagining bad-tempered sea gods and the like. The Fret’s a...

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Discovering the Origins of the Tarot: Saturnalia

The Duke’s Tarot Inheritance: Saturnalia The Tarot’s ‘characters probably evolved from the Roman festival of Saturnalia, which took place around Christmas time each year.  This is also the principal theory of the often-quoted librarian and Tarot researcher...

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Three Powerful Ways to Read Your Tarot Cards

Three Powerful Ways to Read Your Tarot Cards Try to work directly with the cards rather than sit with a guidebook next to you. The reason for this is that to read tarot, we need intuition and creativity (a right-brain function, the sphere associated with...

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