Playing with a Full Deck?

Consider this a PSA for Tarot readers and the Tarot-curious, especially those new to Tarot. I’ve got an Amazon cart full of Tarot decks and books, but as usual I’ve been waiting a few days before hitting the “checkout” button just in case I change my mind on something or think of something to add,…

Branching Out to YouTube

Just a quick note that I’ve started a YouTube channel, Souls Journey, on Tarot and related topics. There are only 5 videos so far: 4 Tarot unboxings and one subscription box (Sabbat Box) opening. I’m not the most polished presenter, being more a writer than performer, and I’m still working on exactly how to do…

Some Rider-Waite-Smith Geekery

Discovering the world of Tarot YouTubers has been incredibly dangerous for my bank account. But by gum, it’s damned good to find other Tarot-obsessives. I don’t know anyone in real life who reads Tarot, so there’s no one to talk with about it. Seems like there are a lot of us in the same boat….

New Deck Interview – Naked Heart Tarot

I have never done one of these, but with this deck I really wanted to. This is the Naked Heart Tarot by Jillian C. Wilde. I used the layout and position meanings from Katey Flowers, it hits all the points I’m interested in. What are you here to teach me? Hilariously I got the same…

Tarot and Authenticity

I started reading Tarot back in the early 1970s when I was a young teen, back in the day when there were hardly any decks available apart from the Waite-Smith, and the Thoth (although that was much harder to come by), but it wasn’t long before many more decks began to appear. Tarot of the…

Staying Positive

Moving right along here with my Whispers of Healing oracle deck, I pulled this card a couple days ago. The day after that, I pulled three cards from the Victorian Romantic Tarot I think they’re telling me the same thing. So here’s the story: I started at the job I’m in now a little over…

Wellbeing

Continuing on with my Whispers of Healing oracle, today I pulled Wellbeing. This card recommends trying to remain upbeat, while acknowledging that this can be difficult through times of trials and upheavals in life. It encourages examining my beliefs and worldview, and how those impact my behaviors. Our thoughts and attitudes affect how we respond,…

Trumps for Trump

I finally had to take a stab at doing a reading on the current state of things, specifically about Trump. No particular question, just a general read on what’s going to happen. So here we go. First card: Well, not to put TOO fine a point on it… How literal can we be? Yep, he’s…

Down but not Out

I haven’t been posting readings here for a long time. Mostly I post daily cards over on my Instagram account (d.d.syrdal) but today I needed more than one card. So here are 3 lovelies from the Victorian Romantic Tarot from Baba Studio. So… let’s see. Ten of Swords is not one of the cards you…

Daily Tarot Card – 4 of Arrows

Today’s card from the Wildwood Tarot. The 4 of Arrows (Swords). Notice the arrows are not piercing the person, but have instead landed around him, almost like a crib effect. Perhaps he’s dreaming of becoming the butterfly. The books says rays of energy are coming off the butterfly, not sure I can see that. The…