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Myth is Metaphor

Mary K. Greer’s 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card is an amazing book. Every time I dip into it, I am amazed all over again. Because I’m thinking a lot about myth right now, I read some of what Mary writes about myth and tarot. Read more about the book HERE She quotes Joseph Campbell: […]

The Lovers

It seems fitting that around Valentine’s Day we look at the Lovers card. This one is from the Steampunk Tarot. I remember when we were working on this and I kept pushing Aly to add more passion. Then I stopped pushing…because steampunk is usually situated in the Victorian era and consequently, emotions were contained and […]

Tarot Journaling and the Star

At the beginning of a new year, people often make a resolution to keep a journal. Keeping a journal has many benefits and can be done any number of ways. One way is to journal about tarot cards. In Tarot 101, Kim Huggens provides lots of great journaling questions for each card. You could work […]

Creating Characters with Tarot

We don’t always use the cards for readings. Sometimes we want to use them in creative ways or to spark our own creativity in other projects. Whether you are writing a story or are looking for a fun way to work with your cards, story telling and tarot have always gone hand in hand. Writers […]

Maslow’s Hierarchy Spread

From Tarot Spreads: Layouts & Techniques to Empower Your Readings Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs divides human needs into five levels. According to this theory, the bottom level must be fulfilled, or nearly fulfilled, before attention can be given to the next level. In very basic terms, a starving person is less interested in spiritual […]

A Fresh View of Judgement

In my opinion, the Judgement card needs a rename as much as the Hierophant. It is such an important card and so many people seem to misunderstand it. Probably in part due to some holdover from the Christian idea of the Last Judgement. Perhaps long ago, this card was read that way, but as our […]

The Green Witch Tarot

Learn more here: CLICK! The Green Witch Tarot is the a deck that I’ve been waiting for ever since Ann Moura wrote Tarot for the Green Witch back in 2003. It is finally here and it is worth the wait. Charmingly illustrated by Kiri Østergaard Leonard, this is a deck full of stories, wisdom, and […]

Exploring the Raven’s Prophecy

Learn more here: CLICK Maggie Stiefvater is a storyteller, a musician, and an artist. She is a Magician, creating worlds that we can all explore. I first came into contact through her early young adult stories published through Flux (the Young Adult imprint of Llewellyn), Lament and Ballad. I fell in love with her work […]

Tarot: Art or Science?

My friend Fordrena Griffith recently asked my opinion: Is tarot reading an art or a science? If science why are not all equal? If an art, what distinguishes gifted readers from others? I think tarot is both an art and a science, in the same way that art or cooking mingles both art and science. […]

Tarot Cards as Journal Prompts

Last month I was asked to write about how to use tarot cards as journaling prompts. Five years ago, I wrote an article with some journaling basics and you can find that HERE. I have some other great and/or fun ideas for using your cards as journal prompts for you, too. Write a short story […]