Posts tagged starchild tarot
How do I Choose which Deck to Use?

One of the most frequent questions I get, whether I'm doing online or offline readings, is about deck choice. Clients, especially those outside the tarot community who don't know about the plethora of artwork and independently produced decks, typically go to a tarot reading expecting a classic like the Rider Waite-Smith. So when they're presented with cards that don't have a "scary Devil" or esoteric symbolism that may appear sinister or super mysterious, they're instantly intrigued.

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New Moon: Surrender to Change

It isn't just during tarot readings with different clients that I meet people who are slightly intolerant of change. I have friends who stress out about disruptions in their daily routines (why! is! my! neighborhood! Starbucks! out! of! my! favorite! salad! today!); and buddies who know let the fear of change get in the way of Big Life Plans (moving to the other side of the world, reconciling with an ex, or even having kids). 

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How Tarot Tells a Story

What helps me a lot with reading the tarot is the fact that I write for a living. It's probably the one thing I've done consistently and constantly for the longest time. Even as a kid, I was always making up stories, creating my own "books," and scribbling in my journal. These days, I look at tarot cards as different points in a story—I string everything together to create a narrative that, if all goes well, doesn't just take a client (or "character") through a journey, but also provides resolution and inspires a next (and a next, and a next…) chapter.

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