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Holiday Wishes and Dreams

One of the earliest forms of magic we learn is to wish upon a star. That, and making a wish and blowing out our birthday candles. At this time of year, I am always attracted to Star cards. They almost always seem to hold so much hope and promise. They fill my heart with wishes […]

A Different Point of View

The Tarot of the New Vision is a fascinating deck from the fine folks at Lo Scarabeo. This deck shows traditional Rider-Waite-Smith images from the back. Finally, a glimpse of what is going on behind the scenes. On Tuesday, the blog entry was about making meanings and one of the suggestions was to consider what […]

Interview with Riccardo, part 3

Here is the next question in the ongoing interview with Riccardo Minetti from Lo Scarabeo. If you missed the other two, click here and here. Question: What is your favorite deck that you’ve worked on directly? Riccardo: A strange question. The one I use most often is the Etruscan Tarot. Possibly because it is the […]

Interview with Riccardo, part 2

Riccardo Minetti is the chief editor at Lo Scarabeo. I’m not sure how long he’s been with them, but for as long as I can remember, so at least ten years. At Lo Scarabeo, Ric does a little bit of everything, including concepting, designing, and directing new decks. He is an author. He mediates between […]

Interview with Riccardo

Each month I will ask a question of Riccardo Minnetti. Who is Riccardo? Let me tell you: Riccardo Minetti is the chief editor at Lo Scarabeo. At Lo Scarabeo, Ric does a little bit of everything, including concepting, designing, and directing new decks. He is an author. He mediates between deck designers, artists, and Lo […]

Measuring Success

Being a Capricorn (as well as the ever-unpopular Emperor/Hierophant lover), I do like things that are measurable and knowable. Fortunately, as I get older, I am definitely loosening up and appreciating other ways of knowing and being in the world. However, I will probably always have a Cappy core and there is one part of […]

Being Transported

Last fall I spent five weeks in Torino, Italy working at the Lo Scarabeo offices. While there, I did a variety of work, including writing some Little White Booklets (those small booklets that come with decks). After reading the one I wrote for Tarot of the Dream Enchantress, Riccardo Minetti, the editor at Lo Scarabeo […]