Crystal Balque

Queen of Cups

Perhaps she regrets leaving her bathing suit in the beach bag she forgot by the door

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16. The Tower (second attempt)

Avoid the temptation of negative thought. Avoid the naivete of positive thought. Avoid thought. Avoid perception. Avoid the word “doom”. Under no circumstances should you allow yourself to have a nightmare. Sleep well.

Five of Coins

Dickensian without the occasional lucky coincidence. It’s the hole in your purse that empties into the parallel universe populated entirely by dryer socks. It’s the word DOOM spelled out in wooden nickels.

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 Fish

  Placement: The Negligible Arcana Description: The Giant Hand carries a rather perturbed looking fish, tail-side up. In some versions there …

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 …

Seven of Cups

Placement: The Minor Arcana Description: Seven cups sit on a cloud. One cup has a disembodied head, one contains a …

The Mystery Deepens

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

Who Killed Michel Nolastname?

Alas, a living legend of the tarot community lives no longer. Rest in peace, dear Michel Nolastname. Two nights ago, …

Six of Cups

Placement: The Minor Arcana I post the Six of Cups card today, as it was the first in the spread …

Where is Michel Nolastname?

For the past several days, we at S.A.U.C.E. have put our individual projects on hold to investigate the disappearance of …

Ten of Cups

You will die knowing that your legacy is secure, or at least you think it is. It may not be. …

He has clearly hidden the tarts in his hat.

Page of Cups

You will die in a constant cycle of adaptation within someone else’s story.   Placement: The Minor Arcana   Description: …