So you have decided to make that step towards reading professionally. In our pro series we are covering a lot of the basics you need to get started. This week, we go beyond our first article and start talking about the meat and potatoes of what your website should include. These are not hard and fast rules, just things that I have picked up through experience, trial and error and various seminars. Keep reading to get to work on your website today!
When it comes to learning to read the tarot, the Daily Draw is a spread that everyone should try. Keep reading to unlock the magic of this simple spread.
Let me start off with two VERY important things. These are things that are vitally important to understanding this deck and working with it. Ready? Click on read more to learn more about this fascinating deck.
We've talked about going pro in tarot, and today we are going to cover two aspects that a lot of people forget - especially if you have been hobby reading for some time. Keep reading for some of the best advice to make sure you are a legal beagle!
Earlier this month my 5 year old daughter shocked me by asking if she could have her own deck of tarot cards. We already sit and talk about the meanings of different cards, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. She also is very adept at caring for our altars, and clearly has a love for the path we follow in this house. So I set about looking for a deck that might be child friendly - and I found Happy Tarot! Check out our first impressions below.
Have you been on the fence about the Witches Tarot? Let me help you pick a side with my review of this interesting deck. Keep reading for more...
Learning the tarot isn't just about memorizing a bunch of keywords and then winging it. It involves your personal feelings and interpretations of a card as well. But if you aren't writing these things down you are really doing yourself a disservice. Click read more to learn more about starting your own tarot journal.
I'm sure everyone out there can relate - you find a deck online that you are drawn to, that you MUST have. You order, wait patiently (ok maybe not too patient) stalk the mail man on delivery day and then you open the package and instantly deflate. Check out my response to the Gothic Tarot by Joseph Vargo.
Why would anyone want to get out of their tarot comfort zone? If you are in your comfort zone, you are likely to be stable and confident and therefore able to do solid and dependable readings. Rituals and regular processes help ground readers and prepare the mind to begin the important work of interpreting the cards. We spend so much time finding our groove and learning to recognize and recreate our comfort zone; why would we want to step out of it?
It's been a while since I allowed myself a new deck - I mean, heck, I've been selling off or trading nearly every deck that I owned except for a few special decks. This past week I traded with a fellow tarot reader for a couple of decks that I never would have considered on my own, but that I felt pretty drawn to. Take a look at the Everyday Witch Tarot with me.
Join me for a video interview with Arwen Lynch. We talk about how I got to New Mexico, what got me creating and we even do a few readings. If you have any questions drop them in the comments below.
This morning the new is abuzz with the fact that Paul Haigh, one of Australia's worst serial killers, has asked to have a deck of tarot cards as he sits and serves six life sentences. It has raised some questions about if death row inmates (and those serving life sentences) should be allowed access to pagan tools. I weigh in on the controversy.
There is something mesmerizing and mysterious about tarot readers - admit it, when you first hear tarot you probably have these visions of a gypsy woman with dangly earrings and a crystal ball. Not true 90% of the time, but it is the vision most people conjure up. And admit it, if you are a geek like me the title of this post makes PERFECT sense to you. If not, that's ok too. Keep reading for more on starting your journey as a professional tarot reader.
For the novice Tarot reader, selecting a Tarot deck can be incredibly overwhelming. There are literally hundreds and even thousands of different Tarot decks to choose from, all with their own symbolism, energy, stories, mythology and artwork. What’s more, there are also oracle cards and wisdom cards that are often included under the Tarot card banner. So, where do you begin? How do you sift through the vast array of choices to find your perfect Tarot deck? Keep reading for 9 surefire tips to help you pick your next tarot deck.
So you think you are ready to "go pro" but you don't have the place or the money to open your own shop. Or maybe you are in a rural location where it is difficult to get clients. So you sit down, and after wondering if you are crazy to want to read tarot for a living, you decide that maybe you can work for one of those tarot websites. Surely they rake in the big bucks - and then you will be able to build the shop of your dreams. Is working for someone else worth it? Click read more to see what we think.
Check out FIVE facts about the differences between the tarot and lenormand systems of card reading.
You've been toying with the idea of going pro with your tarot business. It seems like you are ready to hang that shingle out, when someone asks "Yeah, but are you certified?" Wait, what?
There ARE certification programs out there (and we'll cover them in another blog post). So do you NEED to be certified? Keep reading to find out!
I admit it, I can be a bit "vocal" when I have something I am passionate about. So I can understand when there are others out there that are the same. But recently I had a very unsettling communication within a tarot group. We as professionals join these groups to share ideas and offer support to each other. Keep reading to see what happened after the claws came out.
I'll be the first to admit that when I first heard about people cutting the borders off their tarot cards I thought they were nuts. I mean, why on earth would you want to destroy your deck? Turns out, all those people were really on to something with their tarot strip show! Click to get the lowdown on the hottest new trend in tarot!
I hint constantly for new tarot decks. My husband simply can't understand why one needs multiple decks - but he still lets me buy new ones when the mood moves me. The Steampunk Tarot by Barbara Moore has been on my wishlist for some time now. So imagine my delight when my son Christopher gifted me this little beauty for Christmas. Keep reading to get my impressions of this deck and grab a copy for yourself.
I admit it, I'm a goober when it comes to tarot decks. I research and read reviews and listen to what people say before I decide to part with my hard earned cash. Mostly because there isn't a lot of discretionary money in our house so I try to be careful where it goes. For weeks I have been listening to people rave about the Green Witch Tarot, and it keeps selling out in the shop so I finally caved and ordered myself a copy. Keep reading to get my impressions on this deck.
You got a new tarot deck - but where do you start? A deck interview of course! It is a simple six card spread that allows you to meet your new tarot deck and get to know it. It's strengths and weaknesses. It's personality. Read more to see how to really connect with your deck.
As more and more people get interested in tarot there is also an increase of artist who feel moved to create their own deck. So what do you do when you have a great idea and you want to share it with the world? Keep reading for information about crowdfunding your creation.
Wow, it has been hit or miss for me with tarot decks lately. Cards that seem to scream to me online or in the store whimper once I get them home. It's getting downright depressing. Speaking of depressing - this week we added the Tarot Favole to our collection. Keep reading to here what I had to say about it.
24 years of tarot experience, 20 years experience as a mom, and a lifetime of knowledge is just rattling around in here!