“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 …

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 …

What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera. Aldous Huxley

In my Red Wheel/Weiser package, I found this beautiful (and I mean beautiful) Chakra Reading Card set. Let’s talk about packaging for just a sec. Most tuck boxes go directly into storage for me. If they don’t tear when you open them, they will the next time you use them. Red Wheel has these amazing THICK boxes with magnetic flaps to close the lids. They’re pretty, sturdy and I know that I can keep my cards in them for the life of the deck. Can I get an amen for Red Wheel? The card stock, again, is fantastic. Easy to …

The more you know, the less you need. -Australian Aboriginal saying

I got a goodie box from Red Wheel/Weiser that included these lovely Aboriginal oracle decks. If you know me, oracle cards and I haven’t always gotten along. I’ve always used RWS tarot, and I miss the structure and my major arcana. Ethony ruined everything by coming out with her amazing Awakened Soul oracle (jerk) and now, it seems, the floodgates are open. I didn’t know anything about the creator of these two decks – the Aboriginal Goddess Chakra Oracle and the Aboriginal Spirit Oracle. I was wincing as I went through the book. I don’t know if I can take …

Rainbows in the dark – Mellissae Lucia

I met Mellissae Lucia at my first Northwest Tarot Symposium. This was the first tarot conference I’d ever attended, and I was nervous as hell. Not around her, though. She has this amazing smile and energy and laugh that makes you feel like you belong wherever you are and are welcome there. Mellissae has an amazing oracle deck that I received just when I needed it. The Oracle of Initiation is officially the second oracle deck that I like. The images are not cheery and bright, but dark, beautiful and intense. You can read here about Mellissae’s journey in making …

The Divine loves us and wants us to be happy – Barbara Moore

One of the best parts of publishing Kitchen Table tarot with Llewellyn is that they ask if I’ll review books, decks and calendars, and then they SEND THEM to me. I know, right? So I did receive this calendar for review, but honestly, it was already in my Amazon list. This calendar is reminiscent of the Llewellyn Witches calendar. I used that So much when I was a little baby witch, fresh out of the broom closet. Information is presented in such a way that you can learn tips, spreads and tarot history in little bite-sized pieces. Easier to digest …

There was magic at work when this community got together and created something extraordinary – Shelley Carter

I met so many amazing people at my first Readers Studio in New York. One of those was Shelley Carter,  Shelley is an artist and a tarot reader who lives in probably the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen – Elora, Ontario, Canada.  Shelley and 65 of her fellow artists created a tarot deck comprised of 78 works of art. I’ve owned a couple of decks with contributions from various artists – the Amanda Palmer tarot, for example. One of the drawbacks to a multi-artist deck is that the different artistic styles can seem disjointed. I’m happy to say this …

T is for The Bonefire Tarot

So, I have discovered that I have a superpower. This has been a long time in the making. I’ve gotten tarot books and decks for review before, and I even write reviews for muggle books in my spare time. I have developed relationships with a few publishers, and am very careful to be respectful of those relationships.  Then I saw this deck – the Bonefire Tarot – and I swear to all the gods my brain was taken up by the GimmeGimmeGimme’s! Gimme that deck! I took a deep breath, and respectfully reached out to Schiffer Publishing and asked if …

V is for Vivid Journey Tarot #atozchallenge

I got a copy of the Vivid Journey deck from Llewellyn for review and I busted it out to play with immediately. It’s a pretty good deck! Here is the review: Artwork – The artwork is just beautiful. It’s reminiscent of children’s books, and it felt very comforting. I liked the bright colors and smiling faces. Nicely done.   The Suits – This is a gentle deck – I think it would be great for parties! The Devil card is handsome. The Chariot rider has a chin dimple. It’s charming.  Representation – There are queer folks, but like one person of color, …

…and we looked toward the sky – peony coin archer

I’ve started getting books and decks that people want me to review, and Kickstarters and IndieGoGo campaign links sent to me for consideration. It’s weird, in that I don’t feel like even marginally well-known. I have been doing readings for a long time, and I’ve had this site up for four years (and my book is coming out soon!), but honestly, I feel like I’m on the sidewalk of famous street. It’s so flattering when folks ask me to look at their stuff. And so I review and I consider and I look at links because I like to share …