November 10, 2019
Episode 151. One of the most stunning decks to come out in the past few years is Dust II Onyx by Courtney Alexander. Some of my listeners wanted to learn more about the deck - and the talented artist behind it. In this episode, Courtney joins me to talk about the inspiration for her deck, invocation, ancestors, ritual, and bonding with the deck. We also learn about the mysterious "Black Onyx" card and practice one of the spreads in the book.
If you have this deck and want to learn more about it, you'll love this episode! Don't have it yet? This may convince you to get it. (PS a travel version is coming out! YAY!)
November 3, 2019
Episode 150. Although we often associate tarot as a tool for divination, modern readers are also using it for self-care. In this episode, I'm joined by Sarah Chappell for a discussion on how tarot helped her with sobriety. You'll learn how tarot can become your ally on the road to recovery.
October 27, 2019
Episode 149. Charm casting has become extremely popular amongst tarot devotees. We can thank Carrie Paris for this - she's been a leading force for this ancient form of divination. With products like the Magpie Oracle, Carrie has been helping people determine the future with simple, everyday objects.
In this episode, Carrie shares how she got into charm casting, how to use it with tarot, and create your own talismans for divination.
October 20, 2019
Episode 148. Believe it or not, tarot clients aren't always asking about love and money. Sometimes they want to talk about the state of the world - and what it may mean for the future. In this episode, Georgianna Boehnke of The Tarot Room joins me to talk about how tarot can be used as a tool to understand current events - and how to deal with an unpredictable world.
October 13, 2019
Episode 147. I've said it again and again: tarot isn't just for divination. Nowadays, folks are using it for creativity, introspection, therapy, and more. In this episode of Tarot Bytes, I'm joined by J Ryan Kent, who has been combining tarot and life coaching as a way to help his clients take command of their lives.
Listen in and learn how tarot and life coaching are perfect allies for growth.
October 6, 2019
Almost every tarot teacher agrees: keeping a tarot journal is a fantastic way to grow your skills. But where do you begin? What type of journal should you use? What things might you record in your journal?
In this episode of Tarot Bytes, Donnaleigh de la Rose joins me to share her best tips for tarot journaling. Donnaleigh also talks about how journaling has been a powerful tool for transformation in her own life.
My favorite pens mentioned in this episode: Le Pen. My fave journal is from Nuuna.
September 29, 2019
Episode 145. Did you ever notice how someone stands and think "Gee, that person looks confident?" Postures can say a lot. In tarot, there are symbolic meanings behind how the figures stand, sit, or hold their tools. Even the hand gestures mean something. For example, an open palm can suggest opportunity - or receiving. When you study the cards in-depth, these small details add a lot to your readings.
In this episode of Tarot Bytes, Dina Berrin and I discuss the postures and gestures in the cards - and what they might be trying to convey. This episode will help add new layers of meanings to interpretations.
September 22, 2019
Episode 144. When you're doing a tarot reading for someone else, how should you deliver information? Do you "tell it like it is" or soften it up - especially when the cards aren't favorable? Is there ever a time when you shouldn't reveal what you see? How can you find a balance between honesty and compassion? I explore all of this and more with Elliot Adam.
This is an important topic for tarot professionals - and there is no one better to deliver the honest truth about communication than Elliot.
September 15, 2019
Episode 143. For too long, tarot decks have featured primarily white people. (There was even a tag on Twitter called #tarotsowhite a few years back.) But that has changed. More folks are looking for diverse decks featuring images that represent people who look just like them. Indie artists have been leading the way, creating stunning, multicultural decks. Artists like Courtney Alexander, the talent behind the celebrated Dust II Onyx Tarot.
In this episode, Courtney joins me to discuss inclusivity and tarot. We talk about Courtney's journey as a deck creator, how artists can be inclusive and remain respectful, and more. Courtney's wisdom will give all deck creators something to think about going forward. This is an important conversation and one that I hope to explore further in future episodes.
September 8, 2019
Episode 142. Wondering what role the numbers play in tarot? Pleasant Gehman joins me to talk about tarot and numerology. Even if you're not a math fan (we weren't back in the day!), you'll see that the numbers hold significant meaning - and an understanding of numerology will help you deepen your knowledge of the cards. Pleasant shares great tips including her method for adding up all the numbers in a reading. You'll definitely want to try this technique - it will blow your mind!