Congratulations to Rebecca, the lucky winner of possibly the very last vintage 2002 Llewellyn Tarot Calendar!

We received a number of great tips last week for the contest. Check out the comments here. Being an artsy-craftsy type of girl, I liked Arwen’s suggestion of using old, worn out decks in art journaling. I do make photocopies of cards to use in my art journals, but using the actual cards would add texture and layers, which I really like in a journal. ML Hardin gave a fantastic idea about using old cigar boxes. She includes small journals in the box that she keeps for each deck. Again, the glue-stick-and-paint lover in me is all over that idea. How about decorating the boxes to compliment the deck? And how about making the small journals to include in the boxes? Hmmmm. Maybe we should start a gallery of deck bags and boxes. Ya think?

One of the reasons I like to haunt tarot blogs and forums and to hang out with other tarotists is to learn different tips and techniques. Even after years and years of practice, I still hear new stuff all the time. Last week, for example, people shared different shuffling techniques as well as theories about shuffling. If you missed it, swing by and take a look here.

If you like tarot tips, then you should know Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone. They are the founders of the Tarot School in New York and also the ones responsible for the Readers Studio, which is an amazing tarot event that I look forward to every year. They are also masters of tarot tips. In fact, they wrote the book! Tarot Tips. And they still send out tarot tips to people who follow them on Twitter (TheTarotSchool).


Oh, and one last thing. Stay tuned for the details on the next contest. The prize…The Tarot of the Sweet Twilight.

Written by Barbara Moore
The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has ...