I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. – Albert Einstein

I had a moment last Saturday, as I was finishing up my very first ‘not at the kitchen table drinking a beer with my friends’ tarot class.  The four students whipped out some oracle cards and started teaching each other how to read them.  They were candid and engaged, and I grinned as I walked my tired ass out the door.  There was a spark of learning that grew from our conversations in the class and I was THRILLED. I started my old blog (Melissatarot) about three years ago at the request of my friend from America’s Hat (Canada), Suzanne. …

There is no prettier fall than Carnival. – Toon Hermans

I decided a long time ago that I wouldn’t dress up to give readings anymore.  I’ve been doing readings for over twenty years – I’m not a tarot monkey and I’m not gonna dance for you, right?  But then, the lovely Jennifer Adele asked if I’d be interested in talking to the Beggar’s Carnivale people about doing readings at their next event, and oh yeah, I’d need to dress like a carnival-esque fortune teller.  There was obviously only one thing to do.  I went out and bought the biggest pair of hoop earrings I could find.  Um, yes, please! A …

That’s the thing with magic. You’ve got to know it’s still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you. -Charles deLint

I had an event the other night.  Nothing extraordinary, really.  Just a gig at the City Museum in St. Louis.  I love that place, but at night it’s truly something to behold.  I was watching all of these executives walk through the caverns, grinning manically and asking how to get to the 10 story slide.  It was lovely watching all of them turning into silly eight year old’s before my eyes.   One of the ladies that I read for looked a bit nervous.  She had long, dark hair, an anxious smile and a friend with her.  Right when she …