The Tarot of Pixie’s People Kickstarter

This is just a little plug for this Kickstarter that I’m backing, and it doesn’t seem to be getting much traction. If you follow me on YouTube, you will probably have seen the video I did of the Stone Marseille Tarot deck by Lily Stone. It’s a beautifully done deck. If, however, Tarot de Marseille…

My Universe and Your Universe

This is one of those things that I should probably just keep to myself but it’s bugging me and I need to get it out. Consider it an addendum to my post on spiritual shaming. There’s a new-ish tarot deck that’s been making the rounds on YouTube and elsewhere whose creator made some odd, and…

Following Trends and Spiritual Shaming

I saw Ethony’s video on taking a break from Tarot and she brought up a lot of good points about spiritual shaming, and pretty pictures on Instagram, and what does and does not constitute spiritual practice.  There have been many articles about how people share only what makes them look good or accomplished or prosperous or…

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,…

A Fistful of Decks

I suddenly find myself with so many new Tarot decks that I’ve barely had time to look at most of them. Some are still in the envelopes they arrived in, I haven’t even had time to open them. I’m going to try to get some reviews up here for those who prefer to just read…

Literal (or not) Meanings of Tarot Cards

A few quick thoughts on reading, and the Death card. I was watching a video by Vincent Pitisci this morning, and he gives a little take on the Death card. If you’re not familiar with him, please go check out his video, it’s short and you’ll get a great feel for his style. I only…

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…

To Trim, or Not To Trim

I’ve been watching a bunch of videos on trimming decks. There are so many decks to which publishers seem to insist on adding very wide borders, maybe to increase the overall size of the card. Do they think that makes it more desirable? I don’t know. Nobody needs or wants 1/2″ borders on cards. Two…

Darker Moods Tarot

So many decks, so little time! I know there are people out there who do not care for the original RWS coloring, however inexplicable that may be (tongue firmly in cheek, everyone’s entitled to like what they like for whatever reason!) and there have been many recolored versions of the deck: Carol Herzer’s Illuminated Tarot…

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….