78 Cards: Four of Pentacles
Next up in our 78 cards series we are exploring the Four of Pentacles. Each look at the cards covers basic meaning, upright and reversed keywords - even advice from the card archetype itself. Keep reading to explore the Four of Pentacles.
78 Cards: Six of Coins
Next up in our 78 cards series we are exploring the Six of Pentacles. Each look at the cards covers basic meaning, upright and reversed keywords - even advice from the card archetype itself. Keep reading to explore the Six of Coins.
78 Cards: Two of Swords
A couple times a month I take a look at a specific card in the tarot decks. These are chosen at random - I shuffle the deck and the card I draw is the one that is telling me that it wants it's story told. Eventually there will be a complete look at all 78 cards of the deck. Keep reading for a look at the Two of Swords
A couple years ago there was an essay that Marcus Katz penned that was one that resonated deeply with me. In this post he really highlighted the things that go into a tarot reading that the client never really thinks about. This is my interpretation of his essay. Keep reading to get a peek inside my head.
For my next deck review I am taking a look at the Contra Versa Tarot by In2it Publishing. This deck is unique, but is it worth the money. Keep reading for my thoughts.
I was lucky enough to be asked to participate in an article recently, in which several tarot professionals were asked to offer their input on what makes an ideal tarot reading space. While many of us wrote from a professional viewpoint, all these tips can be used by casual tarot readers as well. Click READ MORE to check out this article written by Emily Huddleston for Redfin.
When Doreen Virtue turned her back on the tarot/oracle community a few years back her Past Lives deck was essentially the only one on the market. In her absence a few past life decks have come to the community. This review touches on the tarot deck created by Red Orchid Publishing.
I admit it - I am a bit behind the trend... I had the deck originally when it came out, but circumstances had me rehoming several decks for a bit of extra cash. I recently re-purchased the deck from Taroteca Studios and I wanted to share my thoughts on this deck in case you were on the fence about it.
I am sure that you have all seen those Wish ads all over the place, advertising low cost tarot decks and wondered about them. Here's the thing though, those cheap decks are fakes. Let's explore how to spot a fake deck, and why it even matters in the first place.
Q&A Session: Multiple Readings
Our next entry in the Q&A Sessions series is about multiple readings - another question that I get a lot. Keep reading for my thoughts on this, as well as how to get your own questions answered.
Your Review Matters
Imagine that you are browsing for a new tarot reader and you come across Tucumcari Tarot. What do you find the most helpful? Learn why your reviews are so important.
Q&A Session: Twin Flames
I'd like to kick off my official Q&A Sessions with a topic that we hear a LOT about in the tarot community, and a topic that I get asked about at least once a week: Twin Flames. Keep reading for my thoughts on twin flames, and how you can submit your own question for a Q&A Session in the future.
Tarot As A Therapy Tool
Another Friday, and another question that has been spawned from the Q&A site Quora. In this day and age there are so many different ways that people can get guidance, but have you ever considered tarot as a therapy tool? Keep reading for more on this out of the box approach.
Every week I answer a handful of questions on the website Quora - and this one is one of the ones that pops up the most. Is tarot really evil? Let's explore a bit of the history of tarot, and what it is really all about....
Masterlist: Getting A Tarot Reading
A tarot reading is a deeply personal experience, but when you are brand new to readings it can be intimidating. I mean where do you start? What should you know before getting started? Check out my master list to walk you through the process.
A lot of times people think of tarot as something fun, a way to get a peek at the future. But tarot has another side, one that is becoming more popular. That side is as a therapeutic tool. Learn how tarot LITERALLY saved my life. Please be warned that there are sensitive topics inside, so please proceed with caution. (POST UPDATED SINCE ORIGINAL POSTING)
As a tarot reader sometimes we think that we have nothing left to learn, and that we have everything in hand. Keep reading for details on a spread you should try regularly to grow.
Online Tarot Courses
There are a lot of tarot classes out there on the web, and some of them are free. But does free really mean better? Unfortunately in most cases no. A free tarot class will most of the time give you a glossing over of the tarot and then pretty much turn you loose.
What you should look for in a class is one that offers a lot of bang for your buck. Ask the following:
* Is it just the online course, or are there materials available?
* Is it self paced so you can take your time, or do you have deadlines to meet?
* Does it offer a variety of illustrations or videos to help those who are visual learners?
* Does it encourage you to do activities to help you grow?
and most important, does the instructor offer guidance after the course is completed or do they just take your money and run?
Some ask why even charge at all... My answer this is that if you have a good instructor then their class fee helps support the years of training they themselves went through, the time spent designing the class, the cost of webhosting, advertising, marketing and more. If you figure that the average GOOD instructor will spend upwards of 200 hours or more preparing the course then a modest fee seems appropriate.
Here at Tucumcari Tarot I offer several levels of tarot classes - all of them paid. As of right now they are at designated times through out the year and run for about 30 days. I have started using the platform Thinkific for the classes, and I am in the process of creating a "Tarot Class In A Box" for those who don't want to work online, or who want to take lots of notes. It should be released early this fall.
The Worst Possible Outcome
Reading the cards I like to convince myself that I can see most things coming, but at the end of the day life has a real twisted way of knocking you on your ass when you least expect it. What do you do when the cards tell you what you don't want to hear?
8 Ways To Know Your Reader Better
Part of having a good connection with your reader is to know more about them. Here are 8 ways you can learn more about the person that you choose to perform your reading.
The Truth About General Readings
I can't count the number of times that I have had a client sit down and say "whatever you see in the cards is fine". Here's the problem, general readings aren't always a good idea. Keep reading for the real truth about general readings.
9 Tips For Choosing A Tarot Reader
There are a LOT of tarot readers out there, some good and some really bad ones. How can you be sure that the reader you choose is one of the good ones? Keep reading for 9 tips for choosing the right tarot reader for you.
How Do Online Readings Work?
Online readings? Are those really a thing? Turns out yes, they really are. It is widely accepted that chat and phone readings are ok, but when you mention email readings people tend to be skeptical. Here is how online readings work - and why they might just be the best thing ever.
Should I Pay For A Tarot Reading?
For some people paying for a tarot reading is a hot button topic. And it is easy to see why - there are so many sites out there charging varying amounts. So should you pay for a reading? Keep reading to get an idea on what to expect when deciding to get a reading...
When you are just starting out reading the tarot it can be really daunting. There are SO many books out there that it can seem like you are drowning in choices. Well fear no more, check out my guide for 5 of the books that every new reader should have in their library!
24 years of tarot experience, 20 years experience as a mom, and a lifetime of knowledge is just rattling around in here!