In tarot, Four enables something to come into balance more easily than its predecessors. It is a moment of suspended animation — as if there is a call to gather reserves, because they will be required soon enough as we move on again into the action and increasing complexity of the Fives.

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Each Ace has a different quality, but they all share the same idea: that of initiation, as in ‘the beginning of everything’. Each represents the purest potential that its suit offers to us; each is a blueprint. Each heralds the arrival of a thought, a feeling, a creative spark, a new method.

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I believe that when we look at a reading, we are looking at an aspect of the unconscious. And when we become aware of the unconscious, the unconscious becomes aware that we are aware of it.

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I can remember a moment when my style of tarot reading changed significantly. Actually, it was more than that: it was the moment when I started to relate differently to what I once thought was separate from me.

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Did you know I have a YouTube channel? In the first video, called Tarot and the Unconscious, I give a brief introduction to the unconscious, how we can identify when it’s present, and where tarot comes into the picture.

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As you may have noticed, there’s been a distinct lack of rhythm to the publishing of The Tarotcast over the past couple of months. This, in part, is why.

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