The Devil

June 15th, 2024

The Devil The darkest energy I have ever encountered came upon me when I was 13 and with fever. There it sat on my chest, stealing my breath, paralyzing my lungs as I tried with bulging eyes to call out for help. I could not scream, move, nor react but instead felt the sheer terror […]



June 9th, 2024

Alchemy – Temperance By Bonnie Tarantino When I was young, my parents were involved in what was called the Pentecostal movement or “The Jesus Movement” in the catholic church. The main message of this movement was Love and Peace and they challenged any aspect of the church that focused on sin and damnation or the […]


Death XIII

June 2nd, 2024

We die little deaths every day. In fact, every second, over a million cells in your body die. Luckily, in contrast, 3.8 million cells reproduce in your body at the second your cells die. This week our archetype is death and as it turns out I experienced my own small death this past week. Last […]


The Hangman Essay

June 2nd, 2024

Hangman Essay I didn’t’ do it. I just pulled back and said no and let it go and didn’t show up. And you are allowed to do that. Sometimes you must. Even if it means disappointed others. You just pull back and focus on what you need to dco to recalibrate and rebalance. Let the […]


Justice XI Week 12

May 8th, 2024

Justice By Bonnie Tarantino Today I am off balance, I can feel it as I grab for sugar before protein rather than eating protein before sugar. I can feel it as I put off going outside and taking Walter for a walk. I can feel it as I forget to take my vitamins and walk […]


The Wheel Of Fortune

April 30th, 2024

The Wheel Fortune X By Bonnie Tarantino One day, when Lucia was in nursery school, she came home and said, “Mom, my teacher is an astrologist. You should be friends.” If you happened to know Lucia at age 4, this will not,in any way, surprise you. Sure enough, during drop off’s and pick-ups, Mrs. Kathy […]


The Hermit IX.

April 24th, 2024

The Hermit IX By Bonnie Tarantino As I write this, I can feel that I am in my cave. I go there when I am tired, spent, empty. After coming out of three days of workshops and several overnight guests, I crawled back through the blankets and pillows and nestled in. I love it here. […]


Strength VIII

April 17th, 2024

Strength VIII By Bonnie Tarantino   In the strength card of the tarot deck that I prefer, there is a powerful woman with one foot in a pond and the other kneeling on the earth.  She stands naked in a warrior-type pose, holding a large snake in her hands as if deciding if she will […]


The Chariot

April 11th, 2024

The Chariot VII By, Bonnie Tarantino I’ve got nothing…. Sometimes I just don’t’ have it.. I am not inspired. I feel the writer’s block. You’ll see when you read on. This is a choppy one. I actually started three essays on the Chariot this week and all of them ran right off the road into […]


The Lovers

April 3rd, 2024

The Lovers XI By Bonnie Tarantino If you read my last essay on The Hierophant, I left you with the question, “What broke the curse?” What broke the curse of self-doubt that was cast over me was love. But this is not the love story you might expect, as it starts with a nasty fight. […]