Tarot for the Modern Reader
  • Holiday Help From the Tarot

    Holiday Help From the Tarot

    Holiday help with the tarot. It's December and the holidays are officially here. This is the time of year where our stress levels go up! Although it is supposed to be a joyful time of year ("it's the most wonderful tiiiiimmmmeeeee of the year"), it's often mixed with a lot of other feelings! There is the financial stress that comes from gift giving, even…Read More »
  • The Hanged Man Year in Review: Winding Down 2019 with Peace

    The Hanged Man Year in Review: Winding Down 2019 with Peace

    The Hanged Man year, 2019 (2+0+1+9=12), is coming to a close. How was it for you? It's not 2020 yet friends. Let's take a look back at how we have used the energy of the Hanged Man so far this year, and how we can prepare to make the most of it though the holiday season before it comes to an end. The Hanged Man is about seeing things from a…Read More »
  • The Wheel of Fortune, the World and the Tetramporphs

    The Wheel of Fortune, the World and the Tetramporphs

    The Wheel of Fortune, The World and the tetramorphs. What are tetramorphs? Well before we get too deep into this week's topic, let's start at the beginning. How often have you, as a reader, noticed the similarities between the Wheel of Fortune and The World cards? The Obvious Similarities in The Wheel of Fortune and The World: The coloring of the…Read More »
  • The Four Cardinal Virtues in the Tarot

    The Four Cardinal Virtues in the Tarot

    The Four Cardinal Virtues. We've all heard that term, but how familiar are we with what they are and how we practice them? The four cardinal virtues were first proposed by Plato in The Republic and were used to describe the qualities that would make a good city. Today we think of the four cardinal virtues as the bedrock of good character. But did…Read More »
  • Gratitude in the Tarot

    Gratitude in the Tarot

    Gratitude in the Tarot. November is the month that we give Gratitude a little bit more attention here in the United States because it is the time of year that we celebrate Thanksgiving. After all of the fun, celebration and remembrance of Halloween, Samhain and Dia de los Muertos, the atmosphere around us quickly changes as everyone moves into the…Read More »
  • Halloween Rituals for Tarot Readers

    Halloween Rituals for Tarot Readers

    Halloween and rituals go hand in hand. Halloween is the shortened or abbreviated name for All Hallows Eve, the night before All Saints Day on November 1st, to honor the departed. However, keep in mind, these are the "christianized" versions of what was originally, and still is to many, a pagan holiday with Celtic roots, known as Samhain. Samh…Read More »
  • Death and Rebirth- Letting Go During Scorpio Season

    Death and Rebirth- Letting Go During Scorpio Season

    Death, rebirth and letting go, these are the themes that let us know that Scorpio season has arrived! As we dive deeper into the darkness during this time of year, we find ourselves entering Scorpio season. We are currently in the darker half of the year, and we're in the first half of that, the quarter of the year that we are still descending deeper into the…Read More »
  • 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…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…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…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…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…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…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…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…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…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…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…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…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…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…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…Read More »
  • November Monthly Tarot Forecast

    November Monthly Tarot Forecast

    Current Overview of the Month: Five of Cups Reversed. 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…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…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…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…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…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…Read More »
  • July Monthly Tarot Forecast

    July Monthly Tarot Forecast

    Current Overview of the Month: Page of Wands. 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…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…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 do'’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.…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.…Read More »
  • June Monthly Tarot Forecast

    June Monthly Tarot Forecast

    Current Overview of the Month: 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…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…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…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…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…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…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…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…Read More »

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