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Hitting the Target: Tarot Shots

Hitting the Target: Tarot Shots  Yesterday I went to an air rifle range. Yes, me. Uncomfortable with speed as I am – I have an aversion to jet skis and even riding a bike downhill – I found myself agreeing with the Prof that it might be ‘a laugh’. Me, the...

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Angel of the North I Salute You

Picture Credit: Owen Humphreys, PA/Telegraph Online Angel of the North I Salute You Towering over Gateshead, the Angel of the North looks over the roads and train tracks that lead to the heart of Tyneside. Owen Humphrey’s amazing photograph of our steel...

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Why I Love Game of Thrones Tarot LOVERS

Why I Love Game of Thrones Tarot LOVERS Today, when a US journalist asked, ‘What’s your favourite card in the whole Game of Thrones tarot deck?’ I was momentarily stumped. ‘Favourite’ has a load of connotations for me, as in which baby out of all the cards...

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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 Gertrude...

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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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