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Astrology, Tarot, and the Struggle to Make Sense of a Pandemic

When everything falls apart, spirituality becomes medicine

Sarah Treleaven
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17 min readAug 5, 2020

In early May, Tiffany Coffman was talking to me on the phone while sitting on the porch of her new house in North Carolina. I could hear the lilting birdsong of the Pisgah National Forest. Coffman had been offering acupuncture treatments on cruise ships for most…