Into the weird

This deck is called, “Into the Weird,” and it is. I drew three cards for the question, “What can I learn from this deck?” Here’s one quick reading: Even though you can learn the value of switching perspectives, expanding your consciousness, and finding an opening to your inner darkness, beware that it can also devour […]

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Lantern, rabbit, snake, fish

I’m practicing reading with these tessera oracle charms. The question: what I should think about or reflect on for today? Clockwise: lantern, rabbit, snake, fish. (I like how these remind me of tangrams.) If I use a positional layout, the lantern could be the past, the fish could be the present, snake the future, and […]

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Lose yourself

Around 20 years ago, I bought this deck of zen koans. I’d forgotten about it for a long time, until I found them recently. )I have a messy apartment.) I thought it would be an interesting exercise to use them to generate a question that I could try to answer with tarot cards. The koan […]

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Disclaimers and ethics

I borrowed and modified a lot of this text from Benebell Wen: Disclaimers My tarot readings do not purport to tell the future or your fortune with certainty, cure misfortune, commune supernaturally, or perform any service that would be in conflict with the laws of the land. No representations can be made whatsoever about the […]

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About me: Why “Why not?”

I was born in Canada. My mom emigrated here from Germany, and my dad from China. My Chinese name is Ho Yi-Sung, which he once translated as “Why not? Elegant pine.” I’ve been working as a professional writer and editor for around 25 years, and I’ve published around 15 books. Visit for information about […]

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