Posts tagged wooden tarot
Reading for Others: Meeting the Unexpected with Grace

I totally espouse reading for oneself, especially since I primarily consider tarot as a wonderful tool to get to know yourself. Integrating tarot into your spiritual practice—whether that's yoga asana or meditation or journaling in a coffee shop every Saturday morning is wonderful. It helps you dig into the crevices of your Self that you wouldn't normally dare to on your own.

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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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Shine Your Light: The Sun

Here comes the sun, little darling. Whether I'm reading Lenormand or Tarot, whenever this card comes up, I feel a little better. Like the ray of sunshine it symbolizes, and like the Beatles say, the Sun is a sign that "it's all right." And really—when you're pulling cards for yourself or are asking someone to read for you, all you really want to know is that everything's going to be alright… right?

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What You Don't See Coming: The Tower

I am unapologetically disappointed every time this card pops up in readings I do for myself (and I find myself blameless here!). One of the most "feared" cards of the Major Arcana, The Tower is the inferno of unexpected sh*ttiness that comes to surprise us and smack us in the head every now and again. It's not all bad though (… she tells herself). While it can be a struggle to find the silver lining from this shadowy card, I assure you, it's there.

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