Tarot for the Modern Reader
  • The Shadow Self: How to Own and Heal Our Shadow Qualities

    The Shadow Self: How to Own and Heal Our Shadow Qualities

    The Shadow Self, what is it and where does it come from? How is it formed, and how do we heal it? Why do we have it in the first place? These are all questions that come up when we begin discussing the shadow. No discussion about the shadow is complete without a dive into mythology, as all things related to the shadow are naturally related to the Underworld. The Underworld is the…Read More »
  • Autumn and the Suit of Swords

    Autumn and the Suit of Swords

    Autumn, and the Suit of Swords. It’s officially Autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere, also commonly known as Fall. The Sun has moved into the sign of Libra and we have reached the Autumnal Equinox. The moment in time when the balance of light and darkness briefly become equal, before beginning to tip the scales towards the darkness. The days become shorter, with the light slowly…Read More »
  • 3 Tricky Cards and How to Confidently Read Each

    3 Tricky Cards and How to Confidently Read Each

    Tricky cards come up in our tarot readings time and again. This post is going to cover 3 specific tricky card situations you will find yourself dealing with, and help you navigate each of them with ease. “Good cards”, “Bad cards”, and “Court cards”. Right about now you might be wondering “why are ‘good cards’ a problem?” The first thing I want to do is clarify that I don’t believe…Read More »
  • Using and Creating the Right Spreads for Every Reading

    Using and Creating the Right Spreads for Every Reading

    Using and creating the right spreads is not as tricky or daunting as it sounds. As a matter of fact, by the time you reach the end of this post, I think you’ll be ready and excited to create your own! Let’s first talk about USING the right spread. There are A LOT of card spreads out there. In today’s digital world, one cruise through Pinterest or Instagram can put dozens of spreads at your fingertips within minutes! Yet…Read More »
  • 5 Fail Proof Tips Every Reader Needs for an Accurate Reading

    5 Fail Proof Tips Every Reader Needs for an Accurate Reading

    Tips for an accurate reading. We all want to give the best readings ever right? We want to be so spot-on with our insights, delivering genius answers that wow our querent and stuns them with our accuracy! We want every reading to be an EPIC reading, with the sitter saying "how did you KNOW that?!?" The last thing we want is to be staring at our laid out cards, a vague idea, knowing THIS card means this and THAT card means…Read More »
  • 3 Ways to Give an Accurate Yes/No Reading

    3 Ways to Give an Accurate Yes/No Reading

    A Yes/No Reading. When it comes to Tarot, the cards are deep, the imagery is rich and the symbolism is plentiful! A reading consisting of even just one card can yield such a depth of nuanced information. Yet there will be those readings, many times in your practice, when someone will ask you a specific question and will be looking for a one word answer. Just one word. Yes. Or No. Should you give yes/no readings?…Read More »
  • Free Readings- Should You Give Them?

    Free Readings- Should You Give Them?

    Free readings. Should you give them as a tarot reader? There is no right or wrong answer, and there is a place for everything both in business but also as a newer reader as well. There are times when readers will give a free tarot reading, and there are times when it might be better not to give a free tarot reading. Let’s explore these and see what’s right for you! Just to note, most readings are never truly “free”. In almost every case, you are hopefully getting…Read More »
  • Reading for Prediction vs. Reading for Empowerment

    Reading for Prediction vs. Reading for Empowerment

    What kind of reader are you tarotista? Are you reading for prediction, or are you reading for empowerment? Or do you read for both? Everyone has an Opinion When it Comes to Reading for Prediction vs. Empowerment. Some people will claim that Tarot is fortune-telling, and only fortune-telling. That reading Tarot is all about reading for predictions. Others will take a serious tone and tell you that the real…Read More »
  • Jupiter Uranus and Tarot

    Jupiter Uranus and Tarot

    Jupiter Uranus and Tarot- Oh My! What could be more interesting than a combination like that? How about we add in a full moon in Aquarius too! This week we have some major activity happening in our cosmos. With Tarot, we can learn how to make the most of the amazing aspects coming out way, and also learn how to navigate the tricky ones! Last week the Trio of Spreads for August was super popular. Therefore, we are…Read More »
  • A Trio of August Tarot Spreads

    A Trio of August Tarot Spreads

    So today, I'm going to share with you some of those beyond-the-norm cosmic events in August that are worth noting, and as a result, I've created a tarot spread for each of them for you to try if you feel called to! Although we are halfway though Leo season, and a week past the New Moon in Leo, I still find this so relevant and worth working through. If you haven't yet done a tarot spread for yourself for this August…Read More »
  • QUIZ: Which Queen are you NOW

    QUIZ: Which Queen are you NOW

    QUIZ: Which Tarot Queen Are You RIGHT NOW? Different seasons of life bring out our different predominant Queens. Connect more deeply with your current Queen. Which one are you embodying most right NOW? Take this super fun, SCARY ACCURATE quiz and find out! Warning, it may not be the Queen you have always considered as your Significator! Seasons change and so do we! Find out which Queen you are working with the…Read More »
  • Spring and the Suit of Wands

    Spring and the Suit of Wands

    It’s officially Spring! The Sun has moved into the sign of Aries and we have finally reached the Vernal Equinox after another long, dreary and cold winter. Things are looking up. The grass grows greener, the air is warmer and there is usually a general feeling of optimism. The days and nights are equal in length as we finally crest the mountain and tip the scales in the direction of more light than dark in a day. Spring…Read More »
  • The Ultimate Guide to the Court Card Ranks

    The Ultimate Guide to the Court Card Ranks

    Typically, Court Cards are some of the most difficult cards for many readers to understand and interpret, and rightfully so! Why? I think because there are so many and they can be similar. It’s not hard for us to distinguish the Sun card from the Tower is it? Yet when we have 16 cards that fall into a 4x4 matrix, where every card is similarly related to 3 other cards in one way (by Suit) and then to 3 other cards in another…Read More »
  • Keywords: How to Jumpstart Your Intuition and Gain Confidence in Your Readings

    Keywords: How to Jumpstart Your Intuition and Gain Confidence in Your Readings

    With 78 cards and meanings, how many times as a newer reader, have you tried, and found it daunting, almost impossible, to memorize EVERY meaning for EVERY card? To a point where it’s difficult to give readings for other people? Even though you WANT to practice your reading skills, maybe on family or friends, you don’t want to have to keep referring back to a BOOK during your readings. Yikes! Nothing says, “I’m totally…Read More »
  • So You Want to be a Tarot Reader

    So You Want to be a Tarot Reader

    So you want to do a Tarot card reading, but you’ve never picked up a deck of cards before ‘eh? This post is a How-To on getting started with the cards. Literally a step-by-step for your first reading, beautiful soul! Now even if you’ve already done a few readings, keep reading here, there are some great resources linked up here and a deck interview template I just know you’ll love! You may be interested in learning how to read…Read More »
  • November Monthly Tarot Forecast

    November Monthly Tarot Forecast

    I don’t know if I should feel disappointed I’m looking at this card, or just happy it’s reversed! The truth is, the outlook, the energy, our environment, it’s all happening around us whether we choose to acknowledge it or not. Knowing what it is can help us make the best of it. How do you feel when you see this card? Right now, you may be feeling sad. You may have gotten some bad news. You may have had your heart broken…Read More »
  • How to Use Halloween to Catapult Your Tarot Reading Business

    How to Use Halloween to Catapult Your Tarot Reading Business

    Would you like to get more in-person Tarot readings? There is so much noise on the internet, it can be hard to get business. But I bet YOU are the only Tarot reader in your local area. If you live in a big city that may not be the case, but I’m still willing to bet that you may be the only Tarot reader amongst your own circle of friends, co-workers and neighbors! Reading for others, in-person, though nerve-wracking at first…Read More »
  • October Monthly Tarot Forecast

    October Monthly Tarot Forecast

    Current Overview of the Month Justice Reversed Well, we just got the same card as last month for the Overview. That’s certainly against the odds isn’t it? Two months in a row, the same card out of 156 options. Hhmm. We have also officially entered Libra season, as associated with this card. It could indicate that the month may be challenging regarding keeping things balanced. We might still be working on fairness and…Read More »
  • September Monthly Tarot Forecast

    September Monthly Tarot Forecast

    Current Overview of the Month Justice Reversed. Well, I can’t say it’s the most PROMISING outlook I’ve ever seen, but we can deal, right? When the Justice card comes up reversed, I always get the sense that Justice will not be served. It’s never really a indication of where or not things will go our way, it’s more a feeling that they won’t, when they should, or they will, when we know inside, they really shouldn’t. Be…Read More »
  • August Monthly Tarot Forecast

    August Monthly Tarot Forecast

    Current Overview of the Month Knight of Swords. The focus this month is on taking SWIFT ACTION! This Knight is as fast with his tongue as he is on his feet! The Knight of Swords is definitely a good indication of the energy we will likely be experiencing as the month opens up with a FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE in fellow Air sign Aquarius on August 7th. Eclipses bring changes. Permanent changes, and with a lunar eclipse…Read More »
  • International Tarot Day Blog Hop Three of Pentacles

    International Tarot Day Blog Hop Three of Pentacles

    Welcome to Tarot Liza, here you will find the next card in the International Tarot Day Blog Hop, the Three of Pentacles! It’s with so much love that I get to share this post on the Three of Pentacles with you and celebrate such an amazing art with all of my fellow Tarot Lovers :). First I have to say, if there is a card to represent this blog hop, I think I may have been lucky enough to land it. When I think of the huge collab…Read More »
  • July Monthly Tarot Forecast

    July Monthly Tarot Forecast

    The focus this month is on something new you are starting or undertaking. When the Page of Wands appears, he is ready to start on something new, something exciting, something you are passionate about! Pages are students, but in this incident, you are less likely to be learning in a classroom, as you are by following through on what sparks your passion! You could very likely be taking up a new hobby simply for the fun…Read More »
  • How to Use the Energy of the Chariot and the Crab and Why You Need To

    How to Use the Energy of the Chariot and the Crab and Why You Need To

    Tarot is a complex subject, the cards have many meanings and associations, including to Astrology. This time of year we are heading into summer here in the Northern Hemisphere and as such, just celebrated the Summer Solstice. The Solstice is the moment of the Sun’s ingress into the sign on Cancer. The Chariot is the card in the Tarot that represents the Sun in Cancer. You can download an amazing spread for the Summer…Read More »
  • Why The Celtic Cross is Not For Beginners and What To Use Instead

    Why The Celtic Cross is Not For Beginners and What To Use Instead

    So, you got a pack of Tarot cards, either from your local shop, Amazon or a gift from a lovely friend. You have been studying up in the books you have gotten and on some great Tarot websites as well. You don’t have all of the meanings memorized or anything, but you know how to read, so you look things up as you go, and are able to piece it together. This is TOTALLY NORMAL! I would bet dollars to pesos this is where EVERY…Read More »
  • 7 Questions to Never Ask a Tarot Card Reader

    7 Questions to Never Ask a Tarot Card Reader

    Ok admittedly, if you are reading this you are probably a tarot reader yourself, either new or experienced, but the title wouldn’t be as catchy if it said “7 things you hate being asked”. Or would it. Well now, if you are reading cards for people for any length of time, sooner or later, the seven questions below will inevitably make their way across your table. Truthfully, this list could have probably been expanded to many more…Read More »
  • June Monthly Tarot Forecast

    June Monthly Tarot Forecast

    Three of Pentacles…What a lovely card! I love the Three of Pentacles. This is a card of discipline and hard work. Now don’t let that scare you off! This is work that you ENJOY doing. Now I know what you are thinking, “but Liza its JUNE! I’m supposed to be heading into summer relaxation time!” (Well if you are in the Northern Hemisphere anyway!) But not so, my friend. June is indeed an easy-going month for all of us astrolo…Read More »
  • Top 10 Tips for Beginning Readers

    Top 10 Tips for Beginning Readers

    When you first begin to read Tarot cards, you have SOOOOO many questions! Most of them feel very legitimate at the time, and while some are based on physical techniques, others are based on how to interpret, and still other times we just want to know if we are doing it “right”. When I first started reading, I was so excited! Yet I had so many unanswered questions (and stacks and stacks of resource books to prove it!). Today…Read More »
  • 7 Ways to Thoroughly Cleanse your Tarot Deck

    7 Ways to Thoroughly Cleanse your Tarot Deck

    There are many times that we want to give our Tarot cards a good clearing and cleansing. The very first time we will want to cleanse our cards is when we first bring them home. You may have gotten them secondhand from someone else, and even if it is someone you know and love, you need to give them a good clearing so that they are attuned to only YOUR energy, especially if they were used to read for other people, who touched…Read More »
  • The 4 Things you Must Do to Properly Care for your Tarot Deck

    The 4 Things you Must Do to Properly Care for your Tarot Deck

    In this post we will cover how to care for your Tarot Deck, including how to charge your deck, store your deck, bless your deck and personalize your deck. If you want to know how to cleanse and clear your deck first, you can read about that here, 7 Ways to Thoroughly Cleanse your Tarot Deck. A Tarot deck is a very special item, it is something that is going to be very personal to you, and work with your energy, it is important…Read More »
  • The 5 Most Popular Choices for Choosing Your First Tarot Deck

    The 5 Most Popular Choices for Choosing Your First Tarot Deck

    When you are learning to read the Tarot, the very first, and possibly only, thing you need is a good deck. A complete Tarot deck is comprised of 22 Major Arcana cards, as well as 56 Minor Arcanca, also known as “pip” cards. First, let’s dispel the myth that your first deck needs to be given to you, or a gift.  I can’t believe that one is still circulating, but like many myths, the roots go deep!  No, you do NOT need to be gifted…Read More »
  • To Reverse or Not to Reverse?

    To Reverse or Not to Reverse?

    Ah yes, reversals, this is a hot topic in the world of Tarot!  When learning to read the Tarot, one of the very first questions you find yourself asking is, “Do I read reversals, and if so, HOW??” With 78 cards and meaning that already encompass lots of “sub-meanings” each, it can be extremely daunting to think about learning 78 more!  Now hold on a minute, let’s explore what it means to read reversals, or NOT read rever…Read More »
  • How to Answer Any Question with Just One Card

    How to Answer Any Question with Just One Card

    How many times do you have a question and you spend an exorbitant amount of time trying to determine how many cards to use to answer your question?  After you have settled on whether you want a large or a small (or a medium!) sized spread, you then start trying to figure out which spread will best answer the question, if you should design a new one from scratch, or go with the good old reliable Celtic Cross. Well let me…Read More »
  • How I Went from Nurse to Tarot Card Reader

    How I Went from Nurse to Tarot Card Reader

    A peek behind the curtain of my struggle to find my true passion. It all started way back, about 10 years ago, while I was still in Nursing School… I realized I had a real knack for the healing profession, and so when the time was right for me to consider what I wanted to do with my life, it seemed a natural path! Little did I know… I did have a knack for helping others, but I wasn’t quite on the right path yet. While in school…Read More »

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