Deck Interview- The Everyday Witch Tarot (mini)

This deck was on my wishlist, but was low priority on that list. I know that people love it, I just never really understood the big draw. But when I saw it at a local metaphysical bookstore, in a mini version (I love mini tarot decks), and had a couple bucks in my pocket, I…

Deck Interview- Tarot of Mystical Moments

I’ve had my eye on this deck for some time. Several YouTubers favored it, and I was pretty intrigued by the surreal art style. So it had been on my wish list for a while. When I found it at a local metaphysical bookstore that my sister had given me a gift card for, well,…

Deck Interview- The Magical Nordic Tarot

I have a philosophy when it comes to collecting tarot and oracle decks. I only buy them or add them to my wish list if I know that I’ll actually USE them. I have a few decks that I use just for study or just for the art, but for the most part, my collection…

Deck Interview- The Wild Unknown Alchemy

My sister knows me so well. She has a way of knowing exactly what deck I need at what time. And like The Shaman’s Dream Oracle, this one came at the right time. I definitely need some alchemy in my life, and this should help me get there. Kim Krans is another deck creator that…

Deck Interview- The Shaman’s Dream Oracle

I really love most of Colette Baron-Reid’s decks, and this one is no exception. While her card meanings and the booklet are interesting and give a fresh take to the often ubiquitous oracle deck, it’s the art that usually really speaks to me. CBR has a way of finding artists that make her unique visions…

How to Have a Conversation with your Tarot or Oracle Cards

I’ve been reading tarot for quite a long time. But the one thing that I’ve learned is that the more I think I know, the more there is to learn. In all honesty, that’s what I love about tarot more than anything. I love that I can study it for years and years, and still…

May New Moon- Bee

Bees are known for being busy. And that’s exactly how my month has gone. I’ve had SO MUCH to worry about, and SO MUCH to do. I’m stuck between being proud of myself for perservering and just being exhausted. So we’ll see how everything falls out. In Greek mythology, bees were variously associated with Aphrodite,…

Deck Interview- Dreams of Gaia Tarot

I was so hesitant to buy this deck, though I had seen the artwork and loved it. But I read that the cards were big and difficult to shuffle. With my arthritic hands, that’s a concern, so I put it off. But a few days ago, I found out that there was a pocket edition,…

Deck Interview- The Alleyman’s Tarot

I don’t know how else to put it… This deck is SUPER FUCKIN’ COOL. It was a kickstarter that exploded in popularity and just grew and grew. There were BOOSTER PACKS of extra tarot cards added in. The result is this seemingly random amalgamation of cards that became a behemoth deck. My only complaint would…

Deck Interview- Seasons of the Witch Beltane Oracle

I went back and forth over whether to buy this deck. I’ve been in a collection frenzy, and I wasn’t sure if I really NEEDED this one. However, our tax return came in, and the rest is history. Boy, am I glad I got this one. It’s a stunner. And it looks lovely paired with…

April’s 2nd New Moon- The Hieros Gamos

This month’s theme is so incredibly appropriate for the Beltane season. The Hieros Gamos is the sacred marriage between The Goddess and the king of the land. The queen personified The Goddess, and chose her mate to rule beside her as her consort. That plays into the whole sexuality/fertility theme of Beltane so well! The…

April New Moon- Triangle

Throughout history, the triangle has represented the feminine principle while the square or the cross (both representing the number 4) has represented the male principle. You can see examples of the tri-fold nature of the Goddess in the Triple Goddesses of many cultures. There is also a connection between the Greek letter Delta (a triangle),…

March New Moon- Water

I have to be honest, I’m struggling with this one. My goal for this year has been to rediscover my fire and bring back my passion, motivation, and drive. I’ve been stuck in my feelings for so long that to embrace the energies of water (emotions, receptivity, ‘flow’) seems like a step backwards. So what…

Deck Interview- Forhaxa Tarot

Husbear outdid himself for Valentine’s Day. Granted, I showed him exactly what I wanted, and even sent him the website, but he took the plunge and pressed the order button. That’s what’s important! I’ve really been trying to curb my tarot/oracle spending for the past few years. The truth is that I have so many…

February New Moon- Oracle

In this month’s bibliomancy adventure, we find our finger on the entry for Oracle. It explains that the oracle was seen as an intermediary between the divine and humankind, and the shrines of oracles were centers of spirituality, not just fortune-telling. So how does this apply to me? Is this divination telling me that I…

November New Moon- The Milky Way

This is a continuation of my new moon bibliomancy project, where on the new moon, I choose a new symbol to consider/study/think about during the next lunation. Last month was toad, this month is the Milky Way. I suppose that this month’s symbol is a reminder that we’re a tiny, insignificant part of a dazzlingly…

Deck Interview- Jack-O’-Lantern Tarot

I don’t usually impulse buy decks. I think about them for a while, trying to decide how I would use them, what kind of readings they would be good for, whether or not I have something similar in my collection, etc. But when I saw the art on this deck, I knew I had to…

Deck Interview- Seasons of the Witch Samhain Oracle

I bought this deck as a little prezzy for myself after a week of presenting on the history of tarot for DragonCon, and then reading for a room full of students at Emory. It was a crazy week, but exhilarating, and then I topped it off with a root canal. Hey, they can’t all be…

Deck Interview- Queen of the Moon Oracle

I wanted this deck since the first time I saw it. The art is amazing, and the feel of the deck is a good blend of whimsical and serious. So when I lost my job, I bought it for myself as a feel-better present. It’s not that expensive on Amazon, after all, and I deserve…

Deck Interview- The Cosmos Tarot and Oracle

I lost my job at the end of March, and so I’ve had a lot of time to watch YouTube lately. One of my favorite types of videos to watch is deck reviews, and that’s where I happened upon this deck from Light Grey Art Lab. I’m not sure whose review it was that intrigued…

The Muse Tarot deck interview

I got this deck because I wanted to have another Spring/Summer deck with a light, fun energy to it. It really fits the bill! The artwork is bright and cheery, but without sacrificing depth. I love Chris-Anne’s other tarot, The Light Seer’s Tarot, so I thought I would love this one. And I wasn’t wrong….

Deck Interview- The Light Seer’s Tarot

This deck is one of those rare cases where I wanted it, I had money, and I bought it. I have quite a lot of decks, so a new one has to REALLY speak to me for me to spend the money. This one really did. I just love the energy of the art on…

Deck Interview- Osho Zen Tarot

I’m going to be honest here and let you in on a secret. I bought this deck never really thinking I was going to use it that much. I bought it so that I could take pictures for a panel I did on the history of art in tarot, and I thought it was important…

Deck Interview- Crystal Spirits Oracle

My sister loves me A LOT. When I was stressed and freaking out over DragonCon and how to get my tarot presentation done for the Paranormal Track, she noticed that Hay House was having its annual 50% off sale on cards. As it was right before DragonCon, I had $0 to get cards, and I…

Deck Interview- Arcane Bullshit Tarot

This deck was a surprise birthday gift from my A1 best, high-grade Husbear. And I LOVE IT. It was about 7 weeks late, because he backed it as a Kickstarter, but it came at exactly the right time. First, let’s look at the aesthetics. WOW. There are 105 cards, so shuffling this deck is completely…

Magickal Month- December

December is a month of extremes. There’s the cold and chill outside, and the warmth and comfort of our homes, our families, and our friends. There’s the stress and frustration of holiday shopping, finances, parties, etc., and there are the sweet, happy moments of seasonal joy. It can be incredibly difficult for a lot of…

Deck Interview- Spirit de la Lune

This deck has been on my wish list since I first saw it. How can you not love it? The cards are round, beautiful, evocative, and all based on lunar cycles and astrology. I also love that there’s a convention for working with the cards upright, reversed (seen as a blockage in that energy), or…

Magickal Month- November

November was originally the 9th month in the old Roman calendar, but became the 11th month in the updated Julian and Gregorian calendars when January and February were added to the beginning of the year. Here in the Southeastern US, it’s finally getting chilly. We may have a few sunny, warm days here and there,…

Greek ‘smudging’ substitute

So I’ve been thinking a lot about cultural appropriation lately.  I never used to really worry about using sage or palo santo, feeling like I was OK as long as I honored the First Nations tradition of smudging but without trying to claim it as my own.  However, if I’ve learned anything in my practice,…

Deck Interview- The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Oracle

I’ve been using the Wild Unknown Tarot for almost 2 years now, and it’s quickly become my favorite deck. It’s my personal deck- the one I don’t use to read for anyone else. In fact, it just doesn’t read for anyone else. It gives really confusing, difficult readings when I try to read for others….

My tarot decks for Summer

I haven’t been posting a lot outside of my Magickal Month posts lately. There’s a good reason for that. It’s hot and I don’t wanna. Nyeh! (Actually, I’ve had a lot of other things going on, including Camp NaNoWriMo, a group on Facebook that is meant to facilitate and support making positive changes in life,…