Anais Hershel

Four of Lizards

Hibernation. Ensure that you visit the lavatory before you sleep, lest you need to (god forbid) leave your bed in the middle of February.

Five of Octopus

“Two may slip from view. Three may break free. Four may take the floor. Five, you may not live.”

summer solstice standoff!

The Summer Solstice was yesterday at 10:34 in the evening, and it was an event I shall never forget if I live to be a thousand.

Three of Swords

Placement: The Minor Arcana Description: Three swords pierce a disembodied heart against a grey background, often in a rainstorm. This is …

a shocking revelation!

Part of me, the part that seeks quantifiable connections between all things, had imagined that whatever was behind the forbidden …

Ace of Swords

Placement: The Minor Arcana Description: The giant hand in the cloud has returned, now looming over mountains and wielding a silver …

Ace of Cups

Placement: The Minor Arcana Description: Some say that this card depicts the Holy Grail. Sometimes it is an urn or …

Four of Coins

Placement: The Minor Arcana Description: A person, usually a man with a crown, sits on a plain grey throne in …

Knight of Cups

Placement: The Minor Arcana Description: This card features a knight on horseback, carrying a cup. The horse has two of …

26. The Candlestick Maker

Gentle readers, First, an update on our efforts to rescue Anais Herschel, expert in nautical imagery in tarot and noted …

6. The Lovers

Star-crossed lovers. Never, ever cross a star. The gravity of those celestial bodies will crush you into naught but a burning smear of meat grease. Thus the synonym for infatuation: crush.

41. The Godfather

A brief update: Regretfully, we are no closer to determining the identity and location of the villain known as Lace, …

Ransom!

My dear faithful readers, Over the past week, many of us have stayed at Anais Herschel’s parents’ farm to help …

36. Bloody Mary

In Anais Herschel’s note, scribbled upon the envelope of the threatening letter she was reading out loud immediately before her …

Who is Lace?

Gentle readers, It has been four days since the gargantuan tan monoliths from the sky crashed through the roof of …

Page of Octopus

Placement: The Negligible Arcana Description: The illustrations for this card usually depict a juvenile octopus, sometimes without adornment, and sometimes …

Page of Fish

Placement: The Negligible Arcana Description: The Page, or Princess, or Knave or Jack of Fish is usually a young person, …

Page of Wands

Placement: The Minor Arcana Description: The Page in tarot is sometimes called the Jack, the Princess, or the Knave. Since …

The Mystery Deepens

I still have two cards that should not exist in my tarot deck, the vague Bits Of String and the …