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!
Maybe you have just started reading, maybe you have been reading for a while. Either way, in this day and age, having a presence on the web is key to getting the right clients. This week we'll talk about getting set up with your own website. Keep reading for some tips to get you started off.
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.
So, what actually IS an ‘ethical Tarot reader’?” I had just handed over my business card with my name on it to someone I had just met. “Someone who actually cares about the well-being of their client.” You mean there are Tarot readers who don’t care about their clients? Read more for advice on how to be an ethical tarot reader.
10 years ago, heck, even 5 years ago cell phones were still evolving. Back then you likely had a simple design, but now that phones are virtually mini computers it is only natural that the tarot world took notice and began to use that. Here are some of my favorite tarot apps:
Tarot cards are shuffled and laid out in any number of Tarot spreads. The best known spread is the 11-card Celtic Cross, but there are countless other Tarot spreads you can choose depending on what type of question you want to ask and how many cards you wish to draw. Click read more to learn the basics of tarot spreads.
Fairytales have a way of capturing our imaginations from the time that we are small children. When we grow up fairytales fall away or we learn the dark origins of beloved tales. What happens when those dark tales get turned into a tarot deck?
I wanted to share some info about me and my town to help you get to know me a little better.
We moved to Tucumcari in 2012. Ok, moved here is sort of an understatement. The truth is we broke down here and just fell in love with the town. This is a town that time forgot for sure. Want to know more? Click read more to keep going.
Lao Tzu once said that the journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step. It is profound wisdom that applies no matter where you live or who you are. So when I saw the Wisdom of the Golden Path Oracle I was intrigued. Check out the review below:
Here at Tucumcari Tarot I work really hard, not only with my clients here but on other platforms. I work to help them know how to spot scams - but did you know that we as readers have to watch out too? Read more about what happens when you forget that you have to watch out for scams yourself as a reader.
The Enchanted Lenormand is an incredible creation by Caitlin Matthews and Virginia Lee. Keep reading for my impressions on this deck.
Every so often a deck announcement sets you to twitching in anticipation, something so unique that you just KNOW that you have to get your hands on the deck as soon as it is released. For me, that deck was the Infinity Tarot. Keep reading to see my impressions of this deck.
When you talk about Lenormand there is one person that I think is head and shoulders above the rest. I love her work, and I love listening to her. Keep reading to see what she has to say about the best lenormand deck features.
Is there such a thing as a bad time to get a tarot reading? YES!!! There are some instances when tarot is not a good idea - keep reading to see when it might be a good time to step away from the table.
Lately it seems like everyone has something to say about black oppression, white privilege, the unfairness of the Civil War, etc... Just a couple weeks ago there was an uproar in several of the tarot groups that I am a member of about a deck with an unusual name: The Ghetto Tarot
So why do I think this is one of the most soulful decks that I have seen? Click read more to hear about this deck from one of it's creators Alice Smeets.
24 years of tarot experience, 20 years experience as a mom, and a lifetime of knowledge is just rattling around in here!