Tarot Questionnaire with Benebell Wen #tarot

I recently read an amazing book.  The Holistic Tarot by Benebell Wen.  When I say read it, I mean I dove headfirst into it.  I hesitate to call this a tarot manual.  It is that – but it’s also the history of tarot, advice about how to do readings, Benebell’s experiences with divination – AS WELL as a tarot manual.  It’s a lot of things- clearly written, obviously well researched and beautifully presented.  I especially liked how Ms. Wen presented many, many ways of doing things – from handling cards, to shuffling, to reading – without placing judgment on the …

One for Sorrow, Two for Joy – An Interview with Carrie Paris

A few months ago, I spotted something called “The Magpie Oracle” on Carrie Paris’ Facebook page.  Historically, I don’t like anything but tarot.  I’ve tried runes, tea leaves, playing cards, oracle decks and Lenormand, and all of them have left me missing my cards and generally acting like a brat about anything that isn’t tarot. But these – these were SHINY.  I immediately shared the picture with a comment along the lines of, “OMG I WANT”, and one of my lovely friends gifted them to me.  I spent about two weeks playing with them – using the casting sheets that …