It has been an amazing adventure. That’s for sure. – Connie Kick

I met Connie Kick at Theresa Reed‘s Soulful Proprietor workshop. It was love at first sight. She is brash and loud and sweet and funny and we IMMEDIATELY started giving each other shit. Like you do. Connie gave me a great reading and then started with the negative self-talk and doubt and I believe I told her to stop acting like an asshole and own her gifts.  or something like that. I forgot. I’m a delicate flower and don’t often speak in such ways. Anyway, in the two years since this retreat, it’s been wonderful to see Connie’s tarot business …

Review – Jonathan Dee’s Tarot Mysteries

Red Wheel sent me a copy of Jonathan Dee’s book, Tarot Mysteries. I hadn’t heard of Mr. Dee before, but he had a long, long career as an astrologer and reader in England, and was a prolific writer. Regrettably, Mr. Dee passed away a few years ago. I am thrilled, however, for this late introduction to his wonderful writing. In the book, Mr. Dee identifies as an historian and it’s clearly evident in the text. The first section of the book is dedicated to the history o the cards, the Qabalah, the tarot and astrology and the Four Grail Hollows. …

The Gaian Tarot – Review

Joanna Powell Colbert asked if I’d like a copy of her 2nd edition of the Gaian Tarot to review, and i believe my answer was, “OMG YES”. I had a copy of the first edition and it was yoinked by my kid and I’d never read with it.  The packaging on this deck is on par with the Mary-El Tarot. It’s just beautiful. It’s got a sturdy box and the book and deck fit beautifully inside of it. It felt like I was opening a present. The cards are REALLY big. This turned me off at first, because I have …

Your actions are your own, and the future’s mutable anyhow. Own it. – K. Potter

I joined tumblr last year, I think, and immediately realized that I was 41 years old. I took my tumblr down, and then put it back up. I didn’t like the format, didn’t understand how to interact with people, really, and it just pissed me off in general. Just as I was wondering what the hell I was doing there, I put out a shout out for local (St. Louis!) readers and I found K. Potter. We had a little meetup thing with my current crew and Potter and a few other folks and Potter was the last man standing. …

Only the most perfect human being can design the most perfect philosophy. – Novalis

My Dad is a retired police officer. He retired a few years ago after over 40 years of police work. He attended the FBI national academy and was promoted to Captain of his department. Since he was a little boy, he’d wanted to be a cop. He told me that there were two kinds of police officers; the kind that protected the little guy on the bus, and the kind that bullied the little guy. He said that the good kind always protected the little guy, and that there were more good cops than bad. My Dad is my hero. …

…healing the earth, healing ourselves… – Joanna Powell Colbert

I got the first edition Gaian tarot in the lovely gift bag we received at Theresa Reed’s “Soulful Proprietor” workshop. I’d like to say that I formed a long and loving relationship with it, but the truth is, my Girl Child stole it the second I got home and claimed it as her own. I did do a few readings from it, and it really read like a dream.  I love the diversity in the cards – people of color and curvy women, older folks and toddlers. I love the expressions on their faces and the little flowers and elements …

Ursula Vernon – Award winning author, illustrator & creator of oddities.

Usually, I interview people with some sort of relationship to divination, and Ursula Vernon has like a pinky toe connecting her to that Universe. She has been one of my favorite artists for at least a decade and It’s enough for me. It’s good to be the owner of the blog. Ursula has released a few tarot images, but most of her work is non-tarot related. Well, kind of. I think that you have to be a little…different…to read cards. Different life, different perspective, different ways of knowing.  Ursula Vernon’s art lives in a place that’s a little different. I …

There are no quick solutions for an artist to truly convey their message – Matt Hughes

So, like I said a few weeks ago, I get sent books and decks and Kickstarters all the time, and it’s made me run into an ethical issue. I don’t like reviewing something I haven’t touched. It’s weird and feels fake. Like, I have a book at home that I need to review, and I’m not writing a single word about until I’m finished with it.  The problem this raises with Kickstarters is that the deck doesn’t exist yet. How can I review something that isn’t here yet? I’ve started relying on the imagery. The Pagan Otherworlds Tarot is So …

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold… – Bob Marley

At last year’s Northwest Tarot Symposium, I got to meet a new reader with literally the best smile I’ve ever seen – Ashley Oppon. THEN she told me the name of her business- Dreadlock Tarot. Perfect. It’s just got a ring to it.  Ashley’s personality is just as beautiful as her smile – super optimistic and engaging, I liked her right away. And having just gotten a reading from her, I’ll tell you that this woman knows her business. I listened to her reading (which was cool – I’ve never recorded mine – something to think about) and then I …