Your actions are your own, and the future’s mutable anyhow. Own it. – K. Potter

I joined tumblr last year, I think, and immediately realized that I was 41 years old. I took my tumblr down, and then put it back up. I didn’t like the format, didn’t understand how to interact with people, really, and it just pissed me off in general. Just as I was wondering what the hell I was doing there, I put out a shout out for local (St. Louis!) readers and I found K. Potter. We had a little meetup thing with my current crew and Potter and a few other folks and Potter was the last man standing. …

There are no quick solutions for an artist to truly convey their message – Matt Hughes

So, like I said a few weeks ago, I get sent books and decks and Kickstarters all the time, and it’s made me run into an ethical issue. I don’t like reviewing something I haven’t touched. It’s weird and feels fake. Like, I have a book at home that I need to review, and I’m not writing a single word about until I’m finished with it.  The problem this raises with Kickstarters is that the deck doesn’t exist yet. How can I review something that isn’t here yet? I’ve started relying on the imagery. The Pagan Otherworlds Tarot is So …

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold… – Bob Marley

At last year’s Northwest Tarot Symposium, I got to meet a new reader with literally the best smile I’ve ever seen – Ashley Oppon. THEN she told me the name of her business- Dreadlock Tarot. Perfect. It’s just got a ring to it.  Ashley’s personality is just as beautiful as her smile – super optimistic and engaging, I liked her right away. And having just gotten a reading from her, I’ll tell you that this woman knows her business. I listened to her reading (which was cool – I’ve never recorded mine – something to think about) and then I …

Capture the magic of the moment – Gillian Avart

I got an ARC copy of Create Tarot Naturally by Gillian Avart, and I have to say, this book is really fantastic. Gillian created her own tarot deck by taking photographs of things in her world that suited the cards. Her pictures range from a Carousel for the 8 of Wands to a Shredder for the 10 of Swords. Some are very poignant – a boarded up house for the 5 of Disks, for example. It’s a very personal project, and the best part of the book is that she teaches you how to make your own, as well. I love …

…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 …

My goal is to refrain from being a dull person. – Sarah Kate Buckles

There is a bar in St. Louis called The Fortuneteller Bar, and it kind of rediscovered itself, weirdly. As the owners were rehabbing the bar, they found the old sign that identified it as The Fortuneteller, and they ran with it. It’s a beautiful space on newly revitalized Cherokee Street in St. Louis City. The food is good, the bartenders are great, and they’ve got an extra service you won’t find in most other bars – they actually have fortune tellers. Good ones. The bar itself feeeeeels old. You know what I mean? Not like one of those New-old places …

Uusi -based on the idea that life is worth the meaningful effort and its reward is one of discovery

My friend, Ryan, has this bad habit of showing me beautiful tarot decks. We are both members of the St. Louis Card Slingers – a very small (5) group of tarot nerds who meet monthly and geek out about tarot cards. He is also an artist whose Lenormand decks are available here, and who designed my logo. So, Ryan, nice guy that he is, has impeccable taste. He dangles these amazing decks in front of me and you know, I’m only human! At least, this is what I tell my partner every time I buy a new tarot deck. Ryan posts …

May your future follow your highest wishes – Carrie Paris

You guys, I got to interview Carrie Paris again!  This lady is prolific  She’s released several sets of oracle charms, the Legendary Lenormand, and coming soon – the Relative Tarot.  The best thing about Carrie is that, well, she’s Carrie.  One of the nicest, most genuine people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.  Carrie knows divination so well and is a generous teacher.  She was nice enough to fill out the Tarot Questionnaire for me!  Take some time to wander through her websites-  there are some wonderful treasures waiting for you there. www.CarrieParis.com www.LenormandRevolution.com Tarot Questionnaire Thinger    1.  …

Today is about letting go. Enough with standing still and wading through obstacles. Break through and make it happen. -Zaheroux

I found a new deck!  On Etsy, of all places.  Who would have guessed that you can get knitted Jayne hats and tarot decks from the same place?  Nice.  Anyway, it’s a black and white deck, which I’ve never used before.  I was concerned about that, but the pictures were so engaging, I thought I’d give it a shot.  The cards are big.  They’re not *too* big, but almost.  The card stock is good and they feel good in my hands.  I gave one reading to a friend, and it was fantastic.  The komodo dragon came up to represent her …

We are our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves. – Tom Robbins

 SO, I’m tooling around on kickstarter, like you do, and what should I find but an awesome new shiny tarot deck!  After some quick negotiation with my partner (Babe, pleeeeeease??? THANK YOU!) I got the cards.  This is the Hirajeta tarot – named after the brilliant artist, Danny Hirajeta from Iron Clown Studios.   Check this out:    I did four readings the night I got my deck – they were fantastic.  They were brave and hard and we so easy to read.  I didn’t like the pips at first – the minors.  They’re kind of repetitive.  BUT after using …