The second half of the Figma for Magicians class is now up on YouTube. Enjoy!
Pisces III: The Beauty of Transition
20 Mar 2022
And here we are, at the end of our decanic journey: Pisces III. It's been a long, and a short, time. A lot has happened in the world over the last ecliptic year. Things have changed, and other things have stayed the same. Although the things that stayed the same are just on a longer change cycle. Like how Jupiter is slower to move across the sky than Mars.
Figma for Magicians Video (part 1)
18 Mar 2022
Just a quick post to let folks know that if you missed my class on Figma for Magicians you can now catch the same content [over on the YouTubes](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heAvb5dSbsY). Well, at least the first half of the class. Part 2 is coming soon.
Pisces II: Pure Happiness
10 Mar 2022
In the penultimate position of our year long decan walk, we find Jupiter in the land of Pisces, and it's a damn beautiful thing. Jupiter is the traditional ruler of Pisces, and Jupiter also rules the second decan of Pisces. It's just a whole lot of radiant Jupiter up in here. Can I get an amen? Now let the music play.
Pisces I: The Cost of Entry
28 Feb 2022
We have arrived at last in the final sign of the zodiacal year: Pisces. I'm publishing this post on my birthday, which happens to fall in the last degree of Pisces I, which is ruled by Saturn.
Aquarius III: Too Clever by Half
18 Feb 2022
"Shrewd but flawed by overthinking or excessive complexity, with a resulting tendency to be unreliable or unsuccessful." Nowhere in the suit of swords are the machinations of the mind more obviously folly than in the VII. The necessary resourcefulness of the VI has turned into outright brazen shenanigans.
Class: Figma for Magicians
17 Feb 2022
Drawing seals? Making your own grimoire/book of shadows? Creating illustrations for planetary talismans? Designing a new cartomantic deck? Whatever part design plays in your practice, I'm going to show you how Figma will make your life just oh so much better. Stop using crappy expensive software from a company that starts with "A" and ends in "dobe". The design world has moved on (and so should you!)
Holding What Must Be Held
13 Feb 2022
Trying to share elements of a personal practice with others is a game of extracting the parts that are useful (the practice) from the parts that situate the practice in a personal cosmology (the personal). It's something that I see a lot of people get wrong and often results in focusing on, as [Tayannah Lee McQuillar](https://www.instagram.com/tayannahleemcquillar/) might say, "the sizzle and not the steak". It's something that I'm going to try very hard to not get wrong here.
Aquarius II: GTFO
09 Feb 2022
Sometimes the best thing you can do in a situation is just get the hell out. Sometimes things are just so borked that you have to pack up your family, your belongings, and take the leap of faith to head for greener pastures.
Aquarius I: Zero Sum Games
29 Jan 2022
I'm writing this post from a lovely cabin on the Præstø Fjord in Denmark. We are here for Jake's birthday which is in a couple of days (in Aquarius II, in fact). There are a couple of consequences to me being at this location related to this post: 1) I'm on vacation so kinda short posting, and 2) I didn't bring my AT deck (only my compact RWS), so no AT photo this time.