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Birth-Death-Rebirth: Checking in with the Ancestors

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Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi! (The King is Dead, Long Live The King): Birth, Death & Rebirth

A Samhain Tarot Blog Hop – I had so much fun in the last blog hop, I decided to sign up for another one! I love seeing people come up […]

Tuesday, October 31, 2017|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: , |

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How pendulums can support your tarot readings

Pendulums can be a great tool on their own, but since I’m a tarot geek at heart, I’m most drawn to pairing them with cards. Especially to offer clarification during readings. Sometimes we get hung up on whether or not a reversal means something, or whether a court card indicates a person or an aspect […]

Thursday, September 7, 2017|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: |

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Test-driving the Darkness of Light Tarot

So – I’ve been using the Darkness of Light Tarot for about a month now and…

I love it.

It’s one of my new favorite decks. This deck GETS ME.

I usually charge my decks out on my screen porch altar for a few days/nights, then sleep with them under my pillow for a few more nights […]

Sunday, September 3, 2017|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: , |

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What tarot cards capture where you are right now?

Over in the Tarot Readers Academy facebook group, Headmistress Ethony posted a great tarot card reflection prompt. She asked, “What card represents your current spiritual journey?”

It didn’t take me long to sort out my response: I’m a Queen of Cups in a 10 of Wands situation trying to 2 of Swords my way through it […]

Saturday, July 29, 2017|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: , |

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Tying the cards together: how to interpret tarot spreads (part 2)

In the first post in this series, we talked about looking for common elements in the cards. Repeated numbers or images, a prevalence of one suit, that sort of thing.

If you use decks with people, animals, or some sort of character in each card, another option is to look at the characters in the […]

Monday, May 15, 2017|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: , |

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Tying the cards together: how to interpret tarot spreads (part 1)

Many beginning tarot readers are comfortable learning the meanings of each card… but when it’s time read multi-card spreads? They freeze. Interpreting tarot spreads rather than individual cards is a huge step. It’s the equivalent of learning to speak in sentences as opposed to single words.

So how do you make the transition? Looking for common elements (suits, numbers, […]

Monday, February 20, 2017|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: , |

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Why the ExtraOrdinary Oracle deck rules

So, you may have noticed that I’m not super-zen. I work full-time in addition to running Phoenix & Lotus, and I have a wide variety of interests that keep me pretty busy.

That’s why I have a special affinity for the magic of the mundane. Because if you think that I have three hours on […]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: , |

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Tarot & oracle deck wish list, January 2017

Yes, I’m a deck collector. I love the artwork, I love the feel of cards in my hands, I love the different stories each deck has to tell and unlock.

And here are the decks I’m currently lusting after:
Tarot Decks
Serpentfire Tarot: Every time I see this deck, I think, “OOH! What is THAT!?” Bold colors, […]

Tuesday, January 17, 2017|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: |

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Stalker cards: why does this tarot card keep coming up?

In 2014, The Hierophant came up as my card of the day 39 times. Yes, you read that right–I drew more than a month of Hierophants. Talk about a stalker tarot card… In 2015, he was still my most-drawn card, turning up 14 times. Last year, he backed off a bit: he’s no longer […]

Sunday, January 8, 2017|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: |

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First impressions of the Starlight Dragon Tarot

When I saw the Starlight Dragon Tarot, I realized that the dragons are different from anything else in my collection. I think the only dragon artwork I have may be one or two cards in the Shadowscapes tarot and then dragon card in The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Oracle. I don’t have very many square […]