AFFIRMATIONS: you are valued. you are never alone. you are deserving. you are a bulletproof pegasus who drinks acid rain. you are enough – Maggie Stiefvater

I found the the series “The Raven Cycle” by ruthlessly judging a book by its cover. I got the audiobooks from my library, and listened to them like it was my job. Only once before have I read a book that portrayed tarot readers as something other than stereotypes. (The Grift by Debra Ginsburg) There is a house full of tarot readers and psychics, a young, awkward but brilliantly smart and funny protagonist, four earnest young men, and a story that weaves in and out of socioeconomic issues and magic. It’s urban fantasy at it’s best. Here are some questions …

There was magic at work when this community got together and created something extraordinary – Shelley Carter

I met so many amazing people at my first Readers Studio in New York. One of those was Shelley Carter,  Shelley is an artist and a tarot reader who lives in probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen – Elora, Ontario, Canada.  Shelley and 65 of her fellow artists created a tarot deck comprised of 78 works of art. I’ve owned a couple of decks with contributions from various artists – the Amanda Palmer tarot, for example. One of the drawbacks to a multi-artist deck is that the different artistic styles can seem disjointed. I’m happy to say this …

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. -William Blake

The Fool means Jump. Even if you’re afraid. If you keep moving forward, you’re winning. Even if you’re moving forward by centimeters. Even if your forward movement is defined by NOT moving backwards.  The base of the card is simplicity. The intent of the Fool is to discover. The passion of the Fool is Adventure. The emotion of the Fool is Wonder. The spirit of the Fool is Joy. Inverted, the Fool is stuck. Lamed. Misdirected. Tarot MixTape Playlist! The songs that come to mind with this card, for Tarot MixTape Playlist ™ purposes are these.  One is highly inappropriate, …

Gratitude in all things, no picking and choosing and Let Love Radiate. – Jill Campana

One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about having the book published is that people let me know what they think of it. I’ve gotten the nicest emails and facebook messages from folks, and it’s been really wonderful. One of those connections was with Jill Campana, a fellow Missouri girl (who lives in Wisconsin) who was also carried away by the cards. She wrote me a lovely email and told me about her amazing and fascinating life. She’s owns a company with her husband, and is a Black Belt Nia Practitioner, Awakening the Tarot Facilitator, Reiki Master Teacher, Meditation Facilitator, Chakradance Workshop …