Weyotch!

The blog for Wicked Messenger Tarot. Cartomancer, Adept, Revelator.
Since 1995, and still not bored with it.

Working on a new essay about Tarot and gender, and how it intersects with Intersex people— very exciting.  Some years ago I met a wonderful person who has asked to remain anonymous in my blogging but I got his permission to blog about him and our Tarot reading sessions in light of the fact he is Intersex (he uses he/him as his preferred pronouns).

Also I’m revamping this blog (already changed the format to a lovely purple color which has greatly improved the thing) and editing past posts.  I’ve finally figured out how to channel my political obsessions elsewhere, so that should be good.  Also I noticed a number of interesting things about my writing as I read my past posts, to wit:

I have apologized in the past (briefly) about the limitations of writing about gender when you are writing about a system of divination that historically has depended on a binary.  I didn’t realize, until I reread some of my blogposts, how deeply embedded my use of such language is.  And it’s weird because I’ve always been genderqueer myself, so I’m not sure how I internalized such deeply limited language, but there it is.  I’m not going to edit that stuff out, because I believe in progress, so I’m going to make an effort to start adding in what I’ve come to learn about reading cards for genderqueer/as a genderqueer person.  In all honesty I’ve never been really public about this subject for myself— I’m in my forties, I’m not a young kid on tumblr making brand new discoveries.  I can’t say I was ever particularly closetted, but maybe I was.  I didn’t feel it, but maybe that’s why I didn’t deal with things that were actually important to me, and of interest to me.  Thanks to several friends who have recently pointed this out, and made me think about it.

I have never bothered to spell out my own ethnic background because generally I don’t consider it anyone’s business on the internet.  I started using the internet when it first became available— my dad and I were early adopters, and he was an engineer partly responsible for some of the original tech— and in those days anonymity was the default.  I tend to operate like that even to this day, and I don’t plan to change that much, but still, in rereading my past posts I realize damn, I’m holding a lot back.  That’s weird, man.  And race is a part of it, so I’m gonna fix some of that as well as I go along.

Anyway, I’ve been absurdly busy the last year, and also coping with personal shit, so this blog has been on the back burner.  I realized, I’m rapidly heading for twenty years as a Tarot reader, and I still enjoy it, and I still have new thoughts about the subject, so it’s time to try to get this blog back together again.  So that’s it for now.  I’m really happy about the new format I found, it seems pretty easy on the eyes, but if you have difficulty with it let me know— my ask is open if you have a tumblr account.  (Anon is currently off, due to haters.)

swimmiesofdoom:

we love the thing where the english people bang on about how it is a marriage and we are happily married, and then some scottish person mumbles if by marriage you mean rape and shotgun nuptials and then the british person wails OH YOU CANT BRING UP ANCIENT HISTORY WAH! and then proceeds with how wonderful the union is and ignore all that pesky screaming in the basement.

so that’s where white america gets it from!  we were wondering!

glowcloud:

people run “aesthetic blogs” where they just reblog pics of like neon lights and pools of water and weird textures and stuff and i don’t really get it but i like to look at those blogs, it’s nice to know that you guys are out there, always silent, never getting into fights, just reblogging pics of wrinkled plastic bags… keep doing ur thing

(via christfucker-deluxe)

The word “supernatural” is used to label all things that have an existence that is loosely defined and debatable, ranging from the outlandish to the common.
There is a void in our current knowledge. Sometimes things happen which may not be explained by our current level of scientific knowledge. I mean, you can debate this if you like- but it’s true. We are hardly the enlightened creatures you pretend we are. Our science is hardly advanced. Fuck, until a few centuries ago it was “natural philosophy”, not science. The “science” of science is pretty basic.
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There are these dark shadowy gaps, and some people point at them and use religious labels to define them “possessed by a ‘demon’”. Some people use atheism to negate their existence “possession-doesn’t-happen-even-if-you’ve-seen-strange-happenings-first-hand-because-I’m-an-atheist”. Both camps love to discuss how stupid the other camp is for not labelling/ refusing to acknowledge the knowledge gap.
I just wish an hardcore “atheist” would let that settle in for a while, that they are merely doing the opposite of what the religious people are doing, by staunchly refusing to acknowledge that something even happened.
There are other people who say “well the problem is either internal or external. So let’s look at the likelihood of both, and come up with a conclusion. If it’s internal they could be schizophrenic, or have multiple personality disorder or something, but considering our ‘possessed’ friend just spoke to us in latin, and we all got the heebie jeebies when we first came into this room, even before all this stuff happened, maybe it is external. Like an energy on a frequency humans can’t sense, or maybe thoughts exist on a different frequency instead, so we were just kind of “sensing” a thought process, or a change in our friends mental state.”
I like that. That’s better science, because your senses and your feelings should be vaguely reliable resources. Not “but-possesion-doesn’t-exist-y’all-probably-experienced-a-draft.” Acknowledge *everything* before dismissing it logically with deduction, or giving a variety of hypothesises. These hypothesises don’t have to fit into our current knowledge of the universe, that’s terrible science. That being a scientific laggard, rather than being progressive. The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift- Einstein.

dangerousinthedark: The “Supernatural” 

This is very nicely written.  If there is one thing about being atheist-friendly, which I am, as well as religious-friendly, which I usually am, it is seeing the limitations of both, and thinking gee, there should really be some kind of logical middle ground, seeing as both of these parties have largely committed to throwing logic, exploration, and real science out the window.

(Source: dangerous-muse)

ghoulnextdoor:

Eight of cups, 4 of cups.  Victoria Regina tarot by Sarah Ovenall.
Last night I dreamed of a former beau, actually a veritable parade of previous flames.  One showed up on my doorstep with a backpack full of notebooks, each filled with complicated mathematical equations. I am not certain if he truly wanted my assistance or if he wanted to rekindle our past relations.  I then received a phone call from another, who informed me he was divorced now, but the rest of the conversation was muffled and garbled.
I consulted the tarot cards; one of the illustrations began to speak, and told me my best course of action was to offer a cup of poison to any man from my past.

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I consider this one of the most accurate readings I’ve ever seen.  Ever.

ghoulnextdoor:

Eight of cups, 4 of cups.  Victoria Regina tarot by Sarah Ovenall.

Last night I dreamed of a former beau, actually a veritable parade of previous flames.  One showed up on my doorstep with a backpack full of notebooks, each filled with complicated mathematical equations. I am not certain if he truly wanted my assistance or if he wanted to rekindle our past relations.  I then received a phone call from another, who informed me he was divorced now, but the rest of the conversation was muffled and garbled.

I consulted the tarot cards; one of the illustrations began to speak, and told me my best course of action was to offer a cup of poison to any man from my past.

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I consider this one of the most accurate readings I’ve ever seen.  Ever.