where there is a woman, there is magic. – Ntosake Shange

I first met Heatherleigh Navarro at one of my first tarot conferences – I believe it was NWTS. I’d heard of her, of course, from mutual friends and friends who had been to her shop, The Boston Tea Room in Ferndale, MI. What I didn’t hear about was her Presence. Good god, this woman has gravitas. Sparkly eyes, quick wit and a great smile. The NEXT time I met her, I asked if she could give me some business advice, and boy, did she. I felt like it was the conversational equivalent of being smacked in the back of the …

Unicorn + Psychic = Unicorn Psychic? -Pamela Chen

My friend, Leeza asked me to check out a deck from HER friend, Pamela Chen. She said it was called the “Crystal Unicorn Tarot”, and I believe my answer was something like “Oh, holy shit yes!” I’m always cautious, however, that cute decks are insubstantial when it comes to reading. I mean, they look pretty, but they don’t really resonate with the tarot meanings, and they turn out to be just cute pieces of art. Luckily, the Crystal Unicorn tarot is both an adorable deck (the Ace of Cups is held up by a Unicorn Hoof, for Christ’s sake), AND …

Tarot: Support for empowered living – Siobhan

I think I first found Siobhan on the ever-giving wondrous blog of Beth Maiden at littleredtarot.com. I am always ready to learn, and Siobhan’s writing about tarot, life, and one of my favorite articles about how to be an earnest ally. If you haven’t yet, go to her website and just start reading. She’s insightful, funny and I have a gigantic crush on her. That’s probably not relevant, but here we are. 🙂 Siobhan filled out the questionnaire for us. I hope you take the time to get to know her and her wonderful work.  LFT Questionnaire What you appreciate …

With my willingness to connect with you on a heart-to-heart level, my readings are healing and authentic. – Sarah Barry

During a massive binge of The Hermit’s Lamp podcast, I heard the delightful story of how Sarah Barry started reading professionally. She just did it. Such enormous bravery – she’s seriously one of my heroes. And look at her frickin bike!  Anyway, she’s now been reading for years and has such an enthusiasm for tarot – it’s engaging. She’s got a blog that dates back to 2010, and I’ve learned so much from her. Sarah is on Instagram and Facebook, and you should also sign up for her newsletter. I love that the internet brings me closer to kickass Australian …

I love doing spells – it’s like spiritual crafting – Michelle Tea

Michelle Tea‘s Modern Tarot is the first of her many books that I’ve read, but definitely won’t be the last. Tea’s take on tarot (I fucking love being alliterative) is just what it says it is – a modern take on the tarot. She and I had similar introductions to the cards – at age 14, one of our guy friends gave us a deck – and off we went. Each card description ends with a spell to help you touch the card. Be the Emperor. Be the Queen of Cups. James Wanless uses a similar technique to learn the …

The World is Calling Us to Get Real. – Nancy Antenucci

I’ve never met Nancy Antenucci, or as I like to call her in my head, “The Nucc”. We haven’t met in life, but online, I feel like we’ve been best friends for about 30 years. I was tickled to get an inscribed copy of her book, Psychic Tarot, with the note “To a special kindred that I haven’t met but I sure as shit know.”  Yeah. We’re bffs. Like all of my good friends, the first thing Nancy does with her book is call me on my nonsense. I have never liked being called a psychic, because it feels like …

For me divination is a direct method of connecting to a place where everything is knowable.  -Andrew McGregor

Andrew is the owner of the Hermit’s Lamp in Toronto, and is a reader, an author and deck creator. He also has only podcast that I’ve ever binged. The Hermit’s Lamp podcast features a huge variety of folks from the magical, spiritual and divinatory worlds, and I’ve learned something new from every guest on the show. If you are looking to build your online community, or just to have your mind blown open, you should absolutely check it out. xo Lis LFT Questionnaire 1. What you appreciate the most in your friends. I appreciate kindness, passion and creativity in my …

It takes a lot of courage and confidence to shoot past through the BS and aim towards something higher. – Diana Chin

I think I found Diana Chin on Twitter. She’s funny, tuned in and smart. I love her perspective on the cards and her general badass witchiness. After a brief retreat from tarot, she’s back and badder than ever. Diana is just sensational, and I hope you dig her as much as I do.   Diana is a professional tarot reader, web developer/designer and writer. She co-founded Red Lotus Designz with her husband Ron in an effort to help spiritual bloggers, indie artists, writers and small businesses create simple but effective websites & logos. Diana also provides no-nonsense tarot readings with the …

I read the cards intuitively with a traditional backbone -Jess

One of my favorite things about social media is that it has completely annihilated the vacuum in which I learned tarot. I started reading at 14, and didn’t have anyone to talk about the cards with until I was in college. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook have led me to some amazing friends and wonderful new teachers. The thing that I love the most is finding new tarot readings with new perspectives to share. You can look at these cards every day, and after a while, they become like furniture. It’s only when you look with new eyes that you can …

I am a candle burning, hoopdancing, manifesting, novel reading, word-loving Mistress of Cartomancy – Ms. V (yes!)

I don’t get readings very often, but I’m pretty particular about who reads for me. I reached out to V when I was super stressed and this woman SAW me. She made everything better, too. I first heard about V from Ryan Edward, artist and card-slinger. He said that he’d met a woman at Readers Studio with such energy and vivacity that he knew we’d be good friends. He wasn’t wrong. Meet V. She’s a badass. You can find her at the links below.  xo LIS LFT Questionnaire 1.  What you appreciate the most in your friends. I appreciate loyalty …