It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. — Maya Angelou

So, I’ve spent this month – Black History Month – posting pictures of Black men and women that I’ve found in my tarot decks. It’s important to me to be an ally without sliding into appropriation-land, and I thought this was a good way to show some decks that have diversity. I have a lot of decks, you guys. Over 120 decks, actually. I would say that about half are from my collection that started about 30 years ago, and the other half were sent to me for review by various publishing companies and artists over the years. My friend, …

“I’m not telling anyone what to believe. I simply present the evidence so people can draw their own conclusions.” Jenniffer Weigel

About a year ago, I got to interview a trio of siblings who are all psychic. Terry Iacuzzo, Rosemary Wise, and Frank Andrews. I’ve always been fascinated with stories about folks who grew up having the “Shinnin”, as the Simpsons call it, and even more with families who do. I suspect most people in my family have very strong, honed intuition, because there are family stories about “remember when Uncle Richard passed and we all woke up at 3am and started calling each other?”  In reading “Psychics, Healers & Mediums by Jenniffer Weigel, I found an entire group of people …

“And from now on, I don’t care if my tea leaves spell die, Ron, die — I’m just chucking them in the bin where they belong.” ― J.K. Rowling

I worked in a bookstore when the Harry Potter books came out, and fell in love immediately. I re-read them every July, read the first five aloud to my kids (who said they could finish by themselves, sniffle) and am fairly versed in the Potter-verse. For the next installment of Pop Goes the Tarot – Harry Potter. OH – and because I couldn’t stop, I went ahead and picked characters for the Minor Arcana, too.  xo Lis All images copyright of Warner Bros Studios and found on the internets. I chose a character for each of the Minor Arcana as …

You are destined to thrive! -Shaheen Miro

I received the Lunar Nomad Oracle from Weiser Books, and for a second, had a bit of a hissy. I don’t historically like oracle decks, and I can’t read Lenormand (yet) and this deck is a bit of both (Lenoracle?) What I didn’t expect, though, was the instant connection I felt with the deck. The artwork is beautiful and the size of the cards make it necessary to be deliberate while handling them. I had a reading one night and was at a friend’s house. I realized that I’d left without a tarot deck, and used this instead. The reading …