Fooling with the Deck: Week 14: The Empress (3)

This blog is part of a series on the historical and metaphysical tarot, Fooling with the Deck:  A DIY Journey through the Tarot. (An early 18th century Empress card, from the Jean Dodal version of the “Tarot de Marseille”.  Most 19th century esoteric decks were based on this older pattern.) The Empress is typically the […]

Crystal Stone Grids–What’s the Flippin’ Point?

Crystal Stone Grids: What’s the Point? Sure, they are pretty, but if you are not very familiar with the use of grids, you may be wondering, What’s the point? Ok, I want you to consider for a moment that each type of stone is like a musical note. They are vibrational, after all, and I […]

She Said: The Meaning of Real Citrine

True unadultarated citrine.  It’s ~divine~.  It’s like petrified, golden sunlight.  Natural, As-Mother-Made-It, citrine is actually quite rare.  There is some coming out of Brazil, some from Africa, and some from Madagascar, but most of the “citrine” on the market is actually heat-treated amethyst.  See, they take amethyst that is too light to sell well as […]