Tarot is about you, your journey, and your cards. – Ellen Herget

I did a fundraiser last year for Stray Rescue, and I met some new local readers.  This is a big deal, guys.  I know some readers, but I don’t know that there’s an actual Tarot Community ™ here in St. Louis.  Not like you T.W.A.T’s in Wisconsin, anyway.  It’s always a delight to meet local readers, and it was especially cool to meet Ellen. I loved her confidence, and the matter of fact way that she met her clients.  I sat right next to her all night, and if I’d had time to count all of the “Wow!”s, there would …

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

I live just outside of St. Louis, and if you’ve been watching or listening to the news or social media lately, you’ll know that my city is bleeding.   When Michael Brown was shot – that was tragedy.  That his death has been overshadowed by what followed might be one of the most tragic things about this. When the riots began – that was terrifying.  I got to sit down and explain to my 9 and 10 year old kids what the words racial tension, Molotov cocktails, tear gas, and militarized police mean.  I had to tell them that the …

Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach – Aristotle

I was looking for a quote for this little blog jobber, and I kept looking at this one.  I know the Tarot well.  I’ve been studying it for over twenty years.  It’s a passion, it’s my job, it’s a hobby, and it’s part of me.  Do I understand it, tho?  That’s what’s drawing my eye.  I think that three years ago, or even two, I would have said no.  Now, though.  Now, I do.  I understand these cards.  And I think that’s why I only started to teach this year.  Before now, it would have felt false. Now, I got …

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 …