The true #tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs. – A. E. Waite

My very first deck of cards was the Rider Waite deck.  You know the one – bright colors and the imagery that we all know.  I used it for about 10 years, and then moved on to other decks. One of the reasons I moved away from it, was because the symbolism in some of the cards didn’t mean a damn thing to me.  The four apostles in the corner of the World card? Most of the Hierophant card?  I always went straight for the book.  The book didn’t always help, either.  I didn’t like the colors, and didn’t identify …

The Wheel of Fortune #tarot #tarotmixtapeplaylist

This card is about karma.  It’s about good things happening and luck turning around.  This is a great card to have in a reading, but if you’re a reader, it kind of sucks.   It can be ambiguous, and it’s hard to get a clear direction.  I just say, “Everything is going to be ok.  I don’t know what ok looks like right now, but it’s going to be fine.”  That’s not exactly why people get tarot readings, but some things just have to work themselves out.  You have to go through the whole process to really learn the lesson, and …

Oh, Theresa Reed. You’re so damned awesome. Look what you’ve started…

A few months ago, I’d kicked around the idea of leaving the tarot business entirely.  It seemed to be a hobby that was almost big enough to be a second job, but didn’t have the steam to make it.  I wanted to spend more time with my family and felt like I was spinning my wheels.  I remember very clearly, however, the day that Theresa posted about her Soulful Proprietor workshop being almost sold out – I registered immediately. I’m not quite sure what made me do that.  I think that it was a last-ditch effort to see if this …

Boy Child #Tarot – The Fool

My little guy – who is 9 – asked me to teach him how to read tarot cards a few weeks ago.  I quickly gave him the deck he was gifted when he was born (The Baseball Tarot) and promptly burst into tears.  Yeah, I’m that mom.   Boy Child is exceptionally sensitive to those around him, and seems to have inherited his mother’s gifts.  Girl child (10) has, too, but she’s an Aquarian and said she’ll deal with them when she’s older and is in the mood.  Ok, then.  There’s a reason we call her Little Stalin.   Anyway, …