Tarot for the Modern Reader

Tarot for the Modern Reader

  • S02 Ep044 Make Your Most Powerful Magic Yet With The Magician

    S02 Ep044 Make Your Most Powerful Magic Yet With The Magician

    The magician is aaaaaallllll about making magic. I mean it's in the name right? Now why is he related to this time of year? I have said many times, there are cycles to everything in nature, including us, because of course, we are nature. In nature, we have times of contraction and times of expansion. We see this is our natural world in our earth based nature rhythms too. So that brings us to...Read More »
  • S02 Ep043 Capricorn Season, Pentacles and a LAST CALL for those New Year’s Resolutions

    S02 Ep043 Capricorn Season, Pentacles and a LAST CALL for those New Year’s Resolutions

    Winter truly is a time of pulling inward. It's a period of contraction. Winter is where we create the space for the amazing seeds we are soon going to plant. This is our period of DEEP REST. I find Capricorn season to represent the true stillness, contraction, and deep rest that winter brings. And knowing these things can help us plan out our time, our projects, and allow us to give ourselves permission to rest. Rest is...Read More »
  • S02 Ep042 Seeking Joy and Balance in Sagittarius Season with Temperance and the Wheel of Fortune

    S02 Ep042 Seeking Joy and Balance in Sagittarius Season with Temperance and the Wheel of Fortune

    Winter is supposed to be about rest but Sagittarius and it’s ruling planet Jupiter are all about luck and expansion- so how do we best thrive in this season? Join me in this week’s episode to learn how to take advantage of this very auspicious energy right now, including our Sagittarius new moon falling on the 12/12 portal, at which time we also entered the 3rd decan of Sagg, a day before Mercury Retrograde begins- whew!...Read More »
  • S02 E041 Announcements, a Blooper and the True Samhain Portal

    S02 E041 Announcements, a Blooper and the True Samhain Portal

    We’re now in the window of the true Samhain portal. Tune in to this week’s episode and pickup the ritual I left out of last week’s episode (oops!), as well as why you might want to do these rituals again (or for the first time), this week! But hurry- the portal won’t be open long. I also share a few announcements for the podcast for the coming month! -------------...Read More »
  • S02 Ep040 Rituals for Halloween (and beyond!) for Tarot Readers

    S02 Ep040 Rituals for Halloween (and beyond!) for Tarot Readers

    Halloween and rituals go hand in hand. Although we have turned Halloween into a night of spooky fun, complete with costumes and candy for children, it is really a special night to honor those who are no longer with us, and based on the much older pagan sabbat of Samhain. It's a great time to communicate with those who have passed over, or any of our spirit guides, as the veil is much thinner not only during Scorpio season in...Read More »
  • S02 Ep039 The Death Card: Death and Rebirth- Letting Go During Scorpio Season

    S02 Ep039 The Death Card: 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!​ This is the time of year that we are prime to look into the deepest darkest corners and excavate the things that are no longer serving us. The things that are holding us back. Things that have long outlived their usefulness. Some of these things go all the way back to our childhood,​ and some are just outdated and outworn patterns of...Read More »
  • S02 Ep038 The Shadow Self: How to Own and Heal Our Shadow Qualities

    S02 Ep038 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, which is the domain of Pluto (who in the Tarot, rules the...Read More »
  • S02 Ep037 Your *Already-Written* 3 Card Tarotscope for Every 10 Days for the Rest of Your Life

    S02 Ep037 Your *Already-Written* 3 Card Tarotscope for Every 10 Days for the Rest of Your Life

    Want to know what's in the cards? Look no further than the stars! What if I could share with you a cool way to use a 3-card-reading, every 10 days, that you don't even have to draw yourself, that could accurately forecast your next 10 days? What if we could do that for all of the 10 days of the rest of your life? And you don't have to be an astrologer to do it either! This technique also works retroactively- so you can look back in time at the forecasts for significant times in your life to see how they match up! Join me this week...Read More »
  • S02 Ep036 Contracts and Sorrow- Gifts of the Three of Swords

    S02 Ep036 Contracts and Sorrow- Gifts of the Three of Swords

    The decans and their forecasts, are determined by their astrological associations- so while we may look at the imagery in this card and think it would be a terrible predictor of our week, it's astrology tells a different story. The association for the Three of Swords is Saturn in Libra, and that's the association we need to keep in mind, when we are considering the energy that we are going to be experiencing during this card's reign or tenure. Saturn is cold, dark, heavy, wet, dreary…. Hence the rain in the Rider-Waite-Smith card behind...Read More »
  • S02 Ep035 Libra Season and Finding Balance with Justice and the Suit of Swords

    S02 Ep035 Libra Season and Finding Balance with Justice and the Suit of Swords

    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. In the Justice card, we often consider things to be “balanced”, when the scales are equal, right? When neither side is tipping farther than the other. Then we are said to be in balance. That might work out on paper, or for a static image on a card, but in real life, things seldom work out so perfectly. In real life, it’s messy, and most of the time, we’re just trying to hold the...Read More »
  • S02 Ep034 Mabon and the Autumn Equinox: Revisiting The Empress

    S02 Ep034 Mabon and the Autumn Equinox: Revisiting The Empress

    The Empress represents all that is fruitful. She represents abundance. These are definitely themes of the fall harvest season. The Empress, being ruled by Venus, is an emanation of the divine feminine… as is all that we have gestated in our lives this past season. Whether it be the crops in the ground, or the projects we have worked on over the summer, the process of creation and gestation is divinely feminine and falls under this card. Now at the autumn equinox, the time of Libra and our benevolent Empress, we are sitting with all...Read More »
  • S02 Ep033 10 of Pentacles as an Expression of the Divine Feminine

    S02 Ep033 10 of Pentacles as an Expression of the Divine Feminine

    How does a card of money and wealth relate to the Divine or Sacred Feminine? The suit of Pentacles is known for its representation of money, health, assets, values and valuables. The ten in this suit specifically, is often related to wealth, generational wealth, property, inheritances, legacy- things of value we pass on . Where does the Divine Feminine come in? Join me in this week's episode as we enter the portal of the Ten of Pentacles now and I’ll share my personal perspective of the beautiful alignment happening for you to work with...Read More »
  • S02 Ep032 I asked: “What’s Your Biggest Struggle with Tarot?” (here’s what you said)

    S02 Ep032 I asked: “What’s Your Biggest Struggle with Tarot?” (here’s what you said)

    After a large survey of responses to the question, What's your biggest struggle with learning or reading Tarot, the results are in. I asked, and boy did you answer. In this weeks podcast episode, I'm uncovering some of your biggest blocks to reading Tarot easily and successfully, and if you listen closely, you might even hear a response of your own in here! Tune in this week to find out how you can overcome your most difficult obstacles to reading tarot with clarity, accuracy and ease!...Read More »
  • S02 Ep031 Using the Power of Tarot  to Create the Habits and Routine that Set You Up for Happiness and Success

    S02 Ep031 Using the Power of Tarot to Create the Habits and Routine that Set You Up for Happiness and Success

    We are now in the energy of the Hermit, and this week, I want to get a bit more intentional about how you can use this energy to actually CULTIVATE a practice of building good habits and routines with the Tarot as your guide and accomplice. Now I know, talking about routines and schedules can be a completely boring topic for many of us, and one of the least sexy and exciting things we can do with our tarot practice! But what I love about it, is that it is simply the...Read More »
  • S02 Ep030 Virgo Season with The Hermit (and retrograde ruler Mercury!)

    S02 Ep030 Virgo Season with The Hermit (and retrograde ruler Mercury!)

    I am so thrilled we are entering Virgo season- the season of routines, making order out of chaos (hello live-out-loud Leo season!), and health. This is the time of year that we get our systems in order, get organized, create new routines and enjoy the change of season in our lives. While we still have one month of "summer" left, Virgo is a mutable sign, and let's us know that it is during this sign's yearly reign, we'll begin to see and feel autumn's first signs and signals. Virgo season is a time for enjoying the last of summer's warmth and bounty...Read More »
  • S02 Ep029 The Lovers Reboot- Venus Cazimi and the Leo New Moon

    S02 Ep029 The Lovers Reboot- Venus Cazimi and the Leo New Moon

    These are astrologically significant times! In addition to all of the magnanimity of Leo season that we experience in early August, between Lughnasadh and the Lion’s Gate portal, we are in a period of EXTRA Leo energy right now, between the Venus Cazimi and Star Point happening now in Leo, as well as a New Moon in Leo as well! Tune in this week to hear about how we can best take advantage of all this Leo energy for luck, love and money, and how we have one opportunity after another to bring in as much love and abundance as we can right now!...Read More »
  • S02 Ep028 Your Soul's Divine Purpose with the Star and the 8/8 Lion's Gate Portal

    S02 Ep028 Your Soul's Divine Purpose with the Star and the 8/8 Lion's Gate Portal

    S02 Ep028 - The Lion's Gate portal began to open on July 26 and closes on August 12. However it reaches its peak on August 8th, (8/8)- an exact alignment today between the Earth, the Sun and the star Sirius.✨ The two stars line up like two beautiful suns! It is a time of intense cosmic energy that is flowing between the physical and the spiritual planes- a time of awakening your DIVINE LIGHT. We all have a divine purpose here. We may or may not already know what that is, but it is the purpose our soul came here in this lifetime to pursue. During this time...Read More »
  • S02 Ep027 Lughnasadh and the Pentacles

    S02 Ep027 Lughnasadh and the Pentacles

    S02 Ep027 - For those in the northern hemisphere, I'll share some of the themes of this particular sabbat and how they show up in our tarot cards, specifically the later pentacles, and how you can celebrate and enjoy it. I’ll share some great rituals and things that I do to celebrate, and also relate it to our tarot cards, share where we see this sabbat show up in our readings, and what the correlations are. It’s my goal and my passion to help you see just how interrelated our spiritual disciplines are, and how beautiful tarot integrates into our whole...Read More »
  • S02 Ep026 Leo Season with Strength and The Sun

    S02 Ep026 Leo Season with Strength and The Sun

    S02 Ep026 - Oh how I love Leo season! There is SO MUCH to love at this time of year! The full expression of summer is upon us as the sun makes it's way into it's OWN sign. Because of course, the sun rules the sign of Leo. So the sun is here for us in all of it's glory, and we are under the fiery playful sunbeams it shines down on us. Unlike the cards for last season, the cards for this season make a little more of a likely pair don't they? In this episode, we talk about all things Leo season and the cards it's associated with!...Read More »
  • S02 Ep025 Cancer Season with the Chariot and the High Priestess

    S02 Ep025 Cancer Season with the Chariot and the High Priestess

    S02 Ep025 - Cancer season is one of my FAVE times of year... the ocean, the energy of the height of summer, the garden blooms and all that it produces. But curiously, did you know that this sign relates to the Chariot card in the tarot? Do you wonder WHY? That seems like such an unlikely pair doesn't it? Emotional, mothering and nurturing cancer associated with the masculine, fast-paced, victory-bound charioteer? The sign of Cancer itself is ruled by the Moon, and that represents the card of the High Priestess... what an unlikely card pair for the season! In...Read More »
  • S02 Ep024 Gemini Season with The Lovers and The Magician

    S02 Ep024 Gemini Season with The Lovers and The Magician

    S02 Ep024 - In this episode, we discuss what Gemini season typically brings, how it differs and builds up on the previous season of Taurus, and what cards you can expect to see more of during Gemini’s yearly, month-long sojourn. Gemini energy ushers in a season of activity, excitement and magic! Use it to your advantage to advance your most exciting goals! The weather is warming up, and so is your magic- tune in to hear where the winds of Gemini are blowing, and open your sail to catch hold of and harness those gales of energy!...Read More »
  • S02 Ep023 How to Tell the Story in the Cards

    S02 Ep023 How to Tell the Story in the Cards

    S02 Ep023 - I have a question in my facebook group, Tarot for the Modern Reader that asks "What is your BIGGEST struggle with reading Tarot cards?" With over 1000 responses, I have gotten the same 4 over and over and over again. One of them being, "How to tell the story in the cards"- how to weave the narrative that plays out by relating what all of the cards mean together as a symbiotic whole. If this is something you struggle with too, or just want to hear what the other 3 Biggest Struggles are, then I hope you will join me on this week's episode where I...Read More »
  • S02 Ep022 How to be the BOSS of Your Life by Embodying your Inner Tarot Kings

    S02 Ep022 How to be the BOSS of Your Life by Embodying your Inner Tarot Kings

    S02 Ep022 - Jupiter, the planet of abundance is about to leave spiritual Pisces and dive head-long into powerhouse Aries! This is the sign ruled by the Emperor. Our lives are all about to get a lot busier! So this week, let's talk about how we can use the Emperor's energy to be the BOSS in our own lives. The kings in the tarot are really the personification of the Emperor in 4 domains of our daily lives. I’ll show you how to use the Emperor and his kings as your guide to help you achieve the life you are meant to live! You’ll uncover how each king shows up in...Read More »
  • S02 Ep021 Animal Symbols and Their Meanings in the Tarot

    S02 Ep021 Animal Symbols and Their Meanings in the Tarot

    S02 Ep021 - Have you never noticed how many cards in your deck feature animals? Spoiler alert- in the RWS deck, it's 33! That's nearly half the deck! What does this mean? In the artwork of our decks, the animals are seen as symbols, they represent more than just something cute or interesting to look at. As a matter of fact, every animal has it’s own attributes that make it unique, and it's own spiritual meaning as well. Nearly none of the animals on your cards are placed there by accident or just to improve the artwork of the card or give you something...Read More »
  • S02 Ep020 Taurus Season with the Empress and the Hierophant

    S02 Ep020 Taurus Season with the Empress and the Hierophant

    S02 Ep020 - So you've heard me say that metaphysical systems do not exist in a vacuum once or twenty times right?? ​In this week's episode, I share what Taurus season brings, how it differs and builds upon the season of Aries that we just left, and what cards I expect to see more of in my readings (besides the two in the title)! I also share how you can work with this season and these cards constructively- how to take ownership of the cycle we are in, and actively use it in your life to accomplish more. The world is cyclical, and there is a season to everything....Read More »
  • S01 Ep019 Astrological Symbols Hiding in Plain Sight in the Tarot

    S01 Ep019 Astrological Symbols Hiding in Plain Sight in the Tarot

    S01 Ep019 - Did you know there are astrological symbols hiding in plain sight in the tarot? Each card in the Tarot is associated with a corresponding astrological sign, planet, or both. This likely isn't a surprise to you, after all, metaphysical disciplines rarely exist in a vacuum. As a matter of fact, with a slower, second look, we can see evidence of all kinds of other disciplines throughout our tarot decks, from astrology to numerology, Kabbalah to Christianity and more. In this episode, I’ll show you how to find new meaning in your cards,...Read More »
  • S01 Ep018 Astrology of the Tarot Major Arcana

    S01 Ep018 Astrology of the Tarot Major Arcana

    S01 Ep018 - Astrology is a big part of the Tarot. Metaphysical disciplines don't exist in a vacuum. Each is related to, and intertwined with many other disciplines. In today's episode I want to share with you a little about how astrology and tarot can work together, and specifically, the Major Arcana. There are 22 Major Arcana. There are also 12 signs and 10 planetary bodies- again 22. This is no coincidence. Using the astrology of the tarot major arcana is a great way to read for timing. A card can indicate a time of year (such as a Taurus season) or a...Read More »
  • S01 Ep017 Tarot Birth and Year Cards

    S01 Ep017 Tarot Birth and Year Cards

    S01 Ep017 - Tarot birth cards are the cards that correspond to your birth date. They utilize your birthdate the same way numerology does to help you understand the unique patterns and blueprint of your life. With Tarot, we take that one step further, and relate your number to its corresponding Major Arcana cards. This matters for all of us, because our cards, are a major clue about how we approach life, problem solve the issues that our tarot readings uncover, and teach us about the major lessons we are here to learn in this lifetime. Do you know...Read More »
  • S01 Ep016 The Wheel of Fortune, the World and the Tetramorphs

    S01 Ep016 The Wheel of Fortune, the World and the Tetramorphs

    S01 Ep016 - The Wheel of Fortune, The World and the tetramorphs. How often have you, as a reader, noticed the similarities between the Wheel of Fortune and The World cards? And what exactly ARE tetramorphs? As it “turns” out, these two cards are far more similar than we may have originally taken much notice of. Join me in this episode where I share the similarities of these two cards, as well as uncover everything you could ever want to know about the fantastical beasts, the tetramorphs, that grace the four corners of both of these cards!...Read More »
  • S01 Ep015 The Four Cardinal Virtues in the Tarot

    S01 Ep015 The Four Cardinal Virtues in the Tarot

    S01 Ep015 - The Four Cardinal Virtues. We've all heard that term, but how familiar are you 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 you know that you can also find these four cardinal virtues in the tarot? Of course, because the Major Arcana seems to hold the mysteries and wisdom of life. Join me in this episode where I draw the...Read More »
  • S01 Ep014 Tarot Significators: The Who What Where When and Why

    S01 Ep014 Tarot Significators: The Who What Where When and Why

    S01 Ep014 - Do you use Tarot Significators? If so, how? Well that's what today's topic is going to cover, we're talking all about the 5W's (and the how!) of tarot significators. If you're fairly new to tarot, you may have read about tarot signficators in your books. This is a topic that doesn't get discussed as much these days, but I consider it important to understand, since much of the older literature references them. I also have one important reason I like to use tarot signifcators, and I'll share it with you in this article. Join me in this episode...Read More »
  • S01 Ep013 To Reverse or Not to Reverse

    S01 Ep013 To Reverse or Not to Reverse

    S01 Ep013 - To Reverse or Not to Reverse? In Tarot, THAT is the question. This is a hot topic in the world of Tarot! When learning to read the Tarot, one of the very first questions we find ourselves asking is, "Do I read reversals, and if so, HOW??" With 78 cards and meanings that already encompass lots of "sub-meanings" each, it can be extremely daunting to think about learning 78 more! But is that REALLY the case? Join me in this episode where I share the different ways to read reversals, and why it does NOT include memorizing 78 additional card...Read More »
  • S01 Ep012 3 Tricky Cards and How to Confidently Read Each

    S01 Ep012 3 Tricky Cards and How to Confidently Read Each

    S01 Ep012 - Tricky cards come up in our tarot readings time and again. This episode is going to cover 3 specific tricky card situations you will find yourself dealing with, and help you navigate each of them with ease. To clarify, I don't believe there are "good" or "bad" cards. There are simply 78 cards, each representing different energies, that we may PERCEIVE as good or bad. But ultimately, energy just IS. And ANY of those energies could be the right one in a given situation, regardless of how we perceive it. So let go of the idea that a card is good or...Read More »
  • S01 Ep011 Using and Creating the Right Spreads for Every Reading

    S01 Ep011 Using and Creating the Right Spreads for Every Reading

    S01 Ep011 - 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 episode, I think you'll be ready and excited to create your own! Whether you find the right spread to use, or you create one yourself, depends on a few factors. Join me to learn when to use a tried-and-true, versatile spread you keep in your back pocket for nearly any occasion, and when to create something new, unique and completely hand-tailored to the exact situation. It’s not as hard as you might think!...Read More »
  • S01 Ep010 5 Fail Proof Tips Every Reader Needs for an Accurate Reading

    S01 Ep010 5 Fail Proof Tips Every Reader Needs for an Accurate Reading

    S01 Ep010 - 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?!?" Giving a great reading is about knowing what's important in a reading, and knowing how to set yourself up for success to begin with. It starts with all of the things you do BEFORE you ever even shuffle the cards!...Read More »
  • S01 Ep009 3 Ways to Give an Accurate Yes/No Reading

    S01 Ep009 3 Ways to Give an Accurate Yes/No Reading

    S01 Ep009 - 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. Join me to learn a few strategies to effectively answer Yes, or No, without second-guessing the answer!...Read More »
  • S01 Ep008 Free Readings- Should You Give Them?

    S01 Ep008 Free Readings- Should You Give Them?

    S01 Ep008 - Free readings. Should you give them as a tarot reader? There is no right or wrong answer, and there is a place for everything. 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". Card Meaning Library Big Book of Keywords Facebook Group...Read More »
  • S01 Ep007 Reading for Prediction vs Reading for Empowerment

    S01 Ep007 Reading for Prediction vs Reading for Empowerment

    S01 Ep007 - What kind of reader are you? Are you reading for prediction, or are you reading for empowerment? Some people will claim that Tarot is fortune-telling, a fun party trick. That reading Tarot is all about reading for predictions. Others will take a serious tone and tell you that the real gold lies in reading for empowerment, meaning, for advice, or self-development. Join me for an in-depth look at both reading styles and to learn how and why BOTH are important and deserve a role in your readings!...Read More »
  • S01 Ep006 Reversed Court Cards

    S01 Ep006 Reversed Court Cards

    S01 Ep006 - Have you ever gotten a reversed court card? Reading court cards successfully is hard enough for most tarot readers. What do you do when you receive a Court Card in a reading, but it’s in reverse? Assuming you read reversals, then this post is for you. Although court cards can be challenging, in this episode I break it down to be as easy as possible. This one is like a mini-training, with LOTS of specifics for you. I reveal how I read each rank, based on where it’s located in the spread along with what it means if it’s me (the seeker) someone else...Read More »
  • S01 Ep005 The Ultimate Guide to the Court Card Ranks

    S01 Ep005 The Ultimate Guide to the Court Card Ranks

    S01 Ep005 - Typically, Court Cards are some of the most difficult cards for many readers to understand and interpret. Why? Because there are so many and they can be very similar. 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 way (by Rank). All of a sudden, your head starts to spin a little and everything starts to look the same. Join me in this episode where I break down the many meanings for each of the ranks. Learn the exact differences between...Read More »
  • S01 Ep004 Why the Celtic Cross is NOT for Beginners and What to Use Instead

    S01 Ep004 Why the Celtic Cross is NOT for Beginners and What to Use Instead

    S01 Ep004 - Turn to the back of any tarot book, and the go-to spread is the Celtic Cross. But this spread is a beast with ten cards and, while it may be the most common spread, it doesn’t mean it’s best suited to beginners! We want more info than a basic past/present/future 3 card reading, but ten is just too much for most everyday situation. Introducing, the Mini Celtic Cross! Listen in as I share with you my GO-TO SPREAD that has been time-tested and sitter approved, with hundreds if not thousands of readings. With 5 cards, it’s a hands-down favorite,...Read More »
  • S01 Ep003 Keywords: How to Jumpstart Your Intuition and Gain Confidence in Your Readings

    S01 Ep003 Keywords: How to Jumpstart Your Intuition and Gain Confidence in Your Readings

    S01 Ep003 - With 78 cards, how many times have you tried, and found it daunting, almost impossible, to memorize EVERY meaning for EVERY card? You don't want to have to keep referring back to a BOOK during your readings. Yikes! Nothing says, "I'm totally new at this", or "I don't know what I'm doing" then having to hold a book in one hand while you flip cards with the other! Have no fear- my Keyword method is here! Have a listen now to learn how keywords can help you become a more confident reader, and how to quickly and easily steal my chart, or...Read More »
  • S01 Ep002 So You Want to be a Tarot Card Reader

    S01 Ep002 So You Want to be a Tarot Card Reader

    S01 Ep002 - In this episode for newer readers, we do a deep-dive on how to get started with tarot reading. I break it ALL down and leave NOTHING out. I share how to choose your first deck, and care for it, including my favorite methods for cleansing your deck, as well as how to charge, bless and store your deck properly, along with getting to know your deck, including doing a deck interview. I also cover how to shuffle and lay the cards, how and why to use spreads, how to choose a question (and should you use questions?), how and where to derive...Read More »
  • S01 Ep001 Spring and the Suit of Wands

    S01 Ep001 Spring and the Suit of Wands

    S01 Ep001 - It's officially Spring! Spring is the time for birth and renewal. The Spring Equinox ushers in this fresh exciting new energy. It also ushers in the Wands energy in the Tarot. Wands are represented by Fire energy, which burns away the old and brings in the new. Listen to this episode to understand how and why you’ll likely see more Wands cards in your readings, what that means! We also take a deep dive through the suit of Wands!...Read More »
  • S01 Ep000 Introducing the Tarot for the Modern Reader Podcast

    S01 Ep000 Introducing the Tarot for the Modern Reader Podcast

    S01 Ep000 Trailer - Tarot for the Modern Reader is for aspiring or seasoned tarotists who want to learn the tips and tricks for great readings. Whether you’re reading for yourself or others, you’ll learn actionable steps so that you can confidently read tarot in today’s modern world. Come behind the scenes in this first episode and meet Liza, nursing school drop-out turned professional tarot reader and teacher who will teach you practical techniques you can use in your readings to not only help you understand the tarot better, but to also help you...Read More »
  • Reversed Court Cards

    Reversed Court Cards

    Have you ever gotten a reversed court card? What do you do when you receive a Court Card in a reading, but it is in reverse? Assuming you read reversals, then this post is for you. I read a reversed court card a couple of ways. First and foremost, if it represents someone else, I often see this as a negative expression of the qualities of the person. I personally do not use the Pages in my readings to indicate a grown adult (normally a King or Queen) who is acting childishly or immature. I will certainly use the "child-like" meaning of a page to describe a...Read More »
  • Astrology of the Tarot Major Arcana

    Astrology of the Tarot Major Arcana

    Astrology is a big part of the Tarot, particularly the Major Arcana. Metaphysical disciplines don't exist in a vacuum. Each is related to, and intertwined with many other disciplines. In today's post I want to share with you a little about how astrology and tarot can work together, and specifically, the Major Arcana. We'll discuss the minors in another post- yes, they have astrological correlations as well. There are 22 Major Arcana. There are also 12 signs and 10 planetary bodies- again 22. Using the astrology of the tarot major arcana is a great way to read...Read More »
  • Astrological Symbols Hiding in Plain Sight in the Tarot

    Astrological Symbols Hiding in Plain Sight in the Tarot

    Did you know there are astrological symbols hiding in plain sight in the tarot? Each card in the Tarot is associated with a corresponding astrological sign, planet, or both. This likely isn't a surprise to you, after all, metaphysical disciplines rarely exist in a vacuum. As a matter of fact, with a slower, second look, we can see evidence of all kinds of other disciplines throughout our tarot decks, from astrology to numerology, Kabbalah to Christianity and more....Read More »
  • 15 Tarot Cards for Self Care

    15 Tarot Cards for Self Care

    What does self-care look like in the tarot? Well for starters, we have to talk about self-love. We have to have that in order to really be able to prioritize our self care. You might even be wondering why it's so important to prioritize ourself and our own care in the first place. Read tarot for others long enough, and you'll quickly notice that the overwhelming majority of our readings involve questions about love and/or relationships. That's our number one priority it seems. But, what about our relationship with number 1? With ourselves? This is the most...Read More »
  • Top 20 Cards for Relationships in the Tarot

    Top 20 Cards for Relationships in the Tarot

    What are the top 20 cards for relationships in the tarot? This is the question that everyone wants to know. Why? Well as nature would have it, we are actually predictable creatures by nature. Although we have many different hobbies and personalities and differences between us, the one thing that is most common among all of us is the desire for relationships. Humans are not designed as solitary creatures. We're pack animals. Meaning we're very social animals by nature. So then it's no surprise, to any tarot reader that has started reading for others, that...Read More »
  • The King of Wands and Your Special Gifts, Talents and Passions

    The King of Wands and Your Special Gifts, Talents and Passions

    The King of Wands is the secret to your special gifts and passions that you have to share. This article is written to accompany our 5 Day Inner Emperor Challenge! If you're reading this within the week it goes live, feel free to join us for the live challenge! This is what we are discussed on Day 1, and the remaining 4 days will resemble the content from this post. Kings are usually teaching or leading by example in their respective suits. They are the fathers, leaders, bosses, and rulers. More than anything, Kings represent mastery and maturity. They bring...Read More »
  • Tarot Significators: The Who What When Where and Why

    Tarot Significators: The Who What When Where and Why

    Tarot Significators, we've all heard of them. Do you use them? If so, how? Well that's what today's topic is going to cover, we're talking all about the 5W's (and the how!) of Tarot Significators. If you're fairly new to tarot, you may have read about tarot signficators in your books. This is a topic that doesn't get discussed as much these days I don't think, but to me, I consider it important to understand, since much of the older literature references them. I have one important reason I like to use tarot signifcators, and I'll share it with you in...Read More »
  • The Emperor and the Kings in the Tarot

    The Emperor and the Kings in the Tarot

    The Emperor and the Kings in the Tarot. It's officially 2020, the year of the Emperor. In the past few weeks we've talked a lot about birth cards, personal year cards, and the collective year card. As you know, 2020 adds up to 4, thus, the Emperor is our card of the year. How will the Emperor energy as our primary leading energy affect us all this year? Let's take a moment and review these details. An Emperor year is going to bring a lot of action, right from the beginning. Starting now, you can expect to see things that were once all hung up (by The Hanged...Read More »
  • A New Year’s Eve Tarot Ritual for Your Best Year Yet

    A New Year’s Eve Tarot Ritual for Your Best Year Yet

    It's December 31st. It's nearly midnight, and you may be thinking that you don't want to casually toss a few "resolutions" into the air this year, that will likely disappear before the pork and sauerkraut leftovers. What to do? Enter, the New Year's Eve tarot ritual. Did you know that 92% of resolutions made are never followed through on? Or that only 1% of goals that people make are actually achieved? These are sad statistics! So what can we do to avoid those dismal results? Just not bother at all? In today's post, I'm going to share with you a few ideas to...Read More »
  • The Year of the Emperor

    The Year of the Emperor

    The year of the Emperor. This is what we are looking forward to in 2020. We just ended a number 12 year which was a Hanged Man Year. Now we are entering the year of The Emperor. How does this work? Let's first look at how we calculate our year cards. You may be thinking that Death follows The Hanged Man, so why aren't we in a Death year? As you can see, it's pretty easy to tell 2+0+2+0=4. In the previous year, we added up to a double digit number, 12. Although that also reduces to 3, if the number is between 10-22, we don't reduce any further when...Read More »
  • Winter and the Suit of Pentacles

    Winter and the Suit of Pentacles

    Winter, and the suit of Pentacles. This week we are officially moving into the season of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. Whether you love or hate the cold weather it brings, I always enjoy the change of energy a new season brings, and the opportunities to celebrate those changes spiritually. The Sun will make it's annual move into Capricorn, and with that, the Wheel turns once more. We now enter the fallow period of our lives. Winter brings the time of regeneration. We may not all love it, but we do all NEED it. A garden needs a period for the...Read More »
  • Tarot Birth Cards and Personal Year Cards

    Tarot Birth Cards and Personal Year Cards

    What are Tarot birth cards? Tarot birth cards are the cards that correspond to your birth date. They utilize your birthdate the same way numerology does to help you understand the unique patterns and blueprint of your life. With Tarot, we take that one step further, and relate your number to its corresponding Major Arcana cards. This matters for all of us, because our card or cards, are a major clue about how we approach life, problem solve the issues that our tarot readings uncover, and teach us about the major lessons we are here to learn in this...Read More »
  • Holiday Help From the Tarot

    Holiday Help From the Tarot

    Holiday help from 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 in modest amounts. The emotional stress of seeing relatives that you only see at holidays, with some of them being people you could do without seeing! The travel to the holiday destinations and the craziness...Read More »
  • The Hanged Man Year in Review: Winding Down 2019 with Peace

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

    he 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 different perspective. It can also be about taking a time out, pausing, waiting, reflecting. Most difficult of all, surrendering. Have you experienced any of these this year? Each year on December 31st we make our toasts...Read More »
  • The Wheel of Fortune, the World and the Tetramorphs

    The Wheel of Fortune, the World and the Tetramorphs

    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 coloring of the original cards are closely similar, a nice light to medium blue background. They both feature a cyclical concept in their interpretation and even their design, the Wheel of Fortune featuring the wheel of course, and The World also featuring a closed circle. Lastly, they both...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 you know that you can also find these four cardinal virtues in the tarot? Of course you can, because as we know well by now, the Major Arcana seems to hold the mysteries and wisdom of life....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 hustle and bustle of the Holiday season. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, but that doesn't need to wait to happen at the dinner table on Thanksgiving when we say our prayers and chow down 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. Samhain represents the end of the harvest, something we have been discussing quite a bit lately, and the night that all the souls who died in the previous year would travel to the other side. We carve pumpkins to celebrate,...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 darkness, until we reach the darkest (or longest) night of the year, the Winter Solstice. Scorpio season is also the middle month of those three that make up this quarter, so we are right in 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 Underworld. The Underworld is the domain of Hades, or Pluto (who in the Tarot, rules the Death card). His sign, Scorpio, rules the card of Judgement. We started this series of Embracing the Darkness with the Autumnal...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 fading earlier each day. Darkness begins earlier each evening, as the temperatures grow a little bit chillier and we begin to wrap our sweaters and jackets just a bit tighter...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 there are "good" or "bad" cards. There are simply 78 cards, each representing different energies, that we may PERCEIVE as good or bad. But ultimately, energy just IS. And ANY of...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 for the average reader, when we want to do a card reading, we often feel our only option is to either do a basic 3 card spread, or whip out...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 that and just kinda walking through them…. 'Cuz nobody is wowed by that. Giving a good reading is about knowing what's...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? That's up to you. There are plenty of tarot snobs who will tell you that the tarot has faaaar grander purposes and capabilities than that. And...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 something out of it, even if it isn't money. A reading will take your time and energy and...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? 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 gold lies in reading for empowerment, meaning, for advice, or self-development. The truth is that you can read any way you like, in any situation and it can even change, either over time or just from reading to reading! I personally use...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 Jupiter Uranus and Tarot? 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, but also learn how to navigate the tricky ones! Last week the Trio of Spreads for August was super popular. Therefore, we are doing another three spreads you can use RIGHT NOW, for all of the energy we have going on right now this week....Read More »
  • A Trio of August Tarot Spreads

    A Trio of August Tarot Spreads

    If you are looking for a great August Tarot spread, look no further! I have a trio of them that will get you excited for a month of interesting energy! If you follow astrology, then you already know that July has been like molasses! Slow, with retrogrades, hangups, setbacks and even a few life-altering eclipses thrown in for good measure! But August.....now AUGUST, is like the sweet relief! So many good aspects coming throughout August, and several special ones that we don't often talk about. So today, I'm going to share with you some of those beyond-the...Read More »
  • QUIZ: Which Queen are you NOW

    QUIZ: Which Queen are you 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 most right now and what season YOU are in!...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 is the time for birth and renewal. The Spring Equinox ushers in this fresh exciting new energy. And so it is with the suit of Wands...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 way (by Rank), all of a sudden, your head starts to spin a little and everything starts to look the same. I used to feel this way,...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 new at this", or "I don't know what I'm doing" then having to hold a book in one hand while you flip cards with the other! Because...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 because you want to work with the cards long-term for self-development, self-empowerment, or to pursue spiritual...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 card Right now, you may be feeling sad. You may have gotten some bad news. You may have had your heart broken. You may have lost something or someone so very dear to you in...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, is a great way to sharpen the saw. You get real-time feedback, the clients commentary helps you flesh our even more specific...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 partnership, especially with a FULL MOON in Aries on Oct.5th basically shouting "Me! Me! Me!". Keep at it. When the Justice...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 careful where you find yourself on this issue. We can feel that things have turned out unfairly or that we were cheated in some way....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 it is often an ending of some sort. You could finally see the conclusion or resolution of something you started at the New...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 collaborative effort it took to pull off such an event, I think of the Three of Pentacles. Bree, at Nym's Divination is our Monk and/or...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 following through on what sparks your passion! You could very likely be taking up a new hobby simply for the fun and excitement of it, but it is also likely you are taking up a new project that will...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 Solstice that will give you incredible insight into what you should be focusing on over the summer months and where to spend your extra...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. This is TOTALLY NORMAL! I would bet dollars to pesos this is where EVERY new Tarot student (self included!!!) has started. You ask a question, and pull a card. You may know by looking at it whether...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 questions, but these are enough to get us started! This is a bit of a roundup, a few are my own faves, but after posing...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 Hemisphere anyway!) But not so, my friend.  June is indeed an easy-going month for all of us astrologically speaking (just a little insider tip ;)) but that doesn't mean it's going to be all...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 I'm bringing you Ten Tips that I've rounded up from a few of my fellow card reading peers. What I love about these tips are that they...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 them also. Even if you bought them online or in a shop new, who knows how many hands of packagers, delivery guys,...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 that you take good care of it.  If this is your first deck, this will give you a good start on how to set up a good...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 your very first deck (if so, you could be waiting forever to be a reader!), and more so, it's probably most...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 reversals. When it comes to those who do NOT read reversals, this can be broken down into several distinctly separate categories in my...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 introduce to you, (ahem, drumroll please…) the One Card Reading!  This is not just for beginners my friend! An amazing amount...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, I had signed up for one of those "book clubs". You know the kind, you get a certain number of books for a penny,...Read More »

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