“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” ― Robert A. Heinlein

I like to noodle around Instagram to find new tarot decks. I like decks with diversity, creative interpretations of the cards, and a sense of whimsy. I found the Hip Chick Tarot, by Maria Strom, checks all of those categories.  The suits are renamed, here, with Majors, Create (Wands), Feel (Cups), Think (Swords), and Earth (Pentacles). I just love this – they’re intuitively connected with the suits so I won’t have to have a sticky note to remind me that Swords/Think.  The artwork reminds me of the 70’s – kind of an Electric Company vibe. I have no idea why, …

What is the universe but a lot of waves And a craving desire is a wave…” ― Jack Kerouac

I first saw the Nomad Tarot in Beth Maiden’s shop. I try to buy from Beth as often as I can, because I know that she truly adores everything in her shop, and she supports creators and writers. HOWEVER, I have a problem with non-illustrative pips. I didn’t learn tarot with one, and they somehow seem less-than my trusty RWS.  I have found, though, in the last year, that my opinion is less ‘bunch of sticks’ and more ‘pared down beauty’. It really annoys me, though, because I can no longer harass my Marseilles friends and be a brat about …

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 …

asali: honey. swahili, from the arabic عَسَل ‎(ʿasal)

Twitter has introduced me to so many wonderful people over the years. Theresa Reed, Beth Maiden, and Starcana to name a few. I feel like it’s a vibrant vehicle for our tarot community and it just keeps giving.  I was talking with folks about the need for more decks with queer people and people of color (or hey- queer people of color) and am planning to make a list of them on my blog for people who are feeling the same way. I get that traditional decks can be read for everyone. I mean, I often identify as the King …

…healing the earth, healing ourselves… – Joanna Powell Colbert

I got the first edition Gaian tarot in the lovely gift bag we received at Theresa Reed’s “Soulful Proprietor” workshop. I’d like to say that I formed a long and loving relationship with it, but the truth is, my Girl Child stole it the second I got home and claimed it as her own. I did do a few readings from it, and it really read like a dream.  I love the diversity in the cards – people of color and curvy women, older folks and toddlers. I love the expressions on their faces and the little flowers and elements …