“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 …

Shiny! Let’s be bad guys – Pop Goes the Tarot – Firefly Edition

My web and graphics designer, Jake, LOVES Firefly, and I love Firefly AND Jake, so this is for both of us. (but mostly Jake) “Time for some thrilling heroics” Our Jane is as likely to jump to the aid of his Serenity crew, as he is to jump to the other team. He *seems* to have good intent….most of the time. “Fully loaded, safety off. This here is a recipe for unpleasantness, does she understand that?” The Magician lives his life fully loaded, safety off. He has studied and practiced and been through it so that he can walk with …

“Gee, ain’t I a stinker?” – Bugs Bunny

I’ve been teaching tarot by using pop culture for years (the Emperor is Cartman from South Park – with more money). It’s a fun way to learn and it helps people get in touch with a simple descriptor of the card so they can build on it.  My husband challenged me to match the Major Arcana with the Looney Tunes. Challenge accepted, buddy. After this one, I’ll be taking suggestions for pop culture suggestions (Firefly is next), so let me know what you think of the new feature “Pop Goes the Tarot”.  Enjoy! xo Lis ALL PHOTOS COPYRIGHT OF WARNER …

I am a wolf, and I will not be afraid – Arya Stark

Welcome to the second round of CinemaTarot – Game of Thrones edition.  Today, we’re going to visit the Stark family.  Bless ’em.  Now, I’ve read all of the books, and have seen the show.  If you aren’t caught up and don’t want spoilers, you might want to skip this puppy. House Stark’s motto is “Winter is Coming”.  It may as well be,  “That was a terrible mistake”.  They are, as a whole, the Tower card.  If Ned weren’t so earnest, if Bran weren’t so nosy and LISTENED to his mother for the LOVE OF THE SEVEN GODS (and also the old …

Not today. – Arya Stark #GoT #tarot

The second edition of the CinemaTarot Game of Thrones thinger.  Now we talk about the Starks, and their transformation from a family who did things as they were supposed to be done, into a family that did what they had to when “supposed to” went all to hell.  And we know who’s fault that was, right?  Yeah.  It was Bran’s.  The little punk. OH – Cat Stark – Death.  I have to say, Catelyn is one of my favorite characters.  She’s tough and loving and fought off someone who tried to stab her little boy with her BARE HANDS LIKE …

It’s not easy being drunk all the time. If it were easy, everyone would do it. – Tyrion Lannister

In this edition of CinemaTarot, I’m going to mashup the characters from Game of Thrones (the show, not the Songs of Ice and Fire books – because it’s CinemaTarot, not LibraryTarot).  I’m pretty sure every single one of my nerdy friends will have something to say about these, so let’s do this.  This one is the Lannister/Baratheon edition:  Next up, the Starks.  Winter is Coming, and whatnot.  

This year, I’m loving someone who deserves me…. Me. -Crazy Eyes #OITNB #tarot

I’m completely obsessed with “Orange is the New Black”.  I read the book by Piper Kerman just before the first series came out, and I seriously stayed up speed-reading so I’d be finished by the time the show started.  I love the casting, the characters, the fact that some silly FB quiz said that I’d be bunking with Sophia if I were on the show (OMG!).   I powered through the second season and am seriously jonesing for more.  So, out of curiosity I decided to marry my two loves – OITNB and Tarot.  I only included one guy because …