November 29, 2020
Episode 196. In our daily lives, colors influence our actions. For example, certain shades of orange and red are used in fast-food restaurants to get us hungry...and moving along quickly. Does this same thing apply to tarot?
The colorful images in the tarot deck certainly capture our imaginations. But were the colors chosen deliberately for interpretation reasons? Or not? And what might the colors convey in a tarot reading? Color Magic practitioner and tarot reader Sarah Potter joins me to talk about how the magic of color adds so much to the cards...and how we interpret them.
November 22, 2020
Episode 195. The Tarot is loaded with images of angels: Temperance, The Lovers, Judgement, and more. What messages do these angelic beings add to the interpretations? And what are "angel numbers?" I'm joined with tarot reader and angel expert Andrew Barker for an enlightening conversation about angels and tarot. After this discussion, I'll never look at the Wheel of Fortune the same!
November 15, 2020
Episode 194. In past episodes, we've looked at postures, gestures, and even the hands to glean information about the tarot cards. What about the faces on the figures? What do they reveal? A lot...and not a lot. Here's the deal: some cards have obvious associations with different emotions while others are rather neutral, leaving the reader to interpret what the figure might be feeling or conveying. Look at the smirk on the Five of Swords - that tells you there is something shady going on. But the inscrutable face of the Queen of Wands leaves your imagination to do the work. Different decks also have images that could give whole new interpretations based on the artist's rendering. I'll talk about all of this in the latest episode.
November 1, 2020
Episode 193. When Madame Pamita told me about palmist James Divine, I was intrigued. They were teaching a workshop called the Palmistry Tarot Mash-Up, which decodes the hidden messages the hands reveal in the tarot cards. This got my attention (Geminis are always interested in hands!) and I booked him as a guest immediately. The information he shares in this episode of Tarot Bytes blew my mind. Was Pamela Colman Smith a palmist? I found myself asking that question once I learned James' method for divining what the hands meant. This was one of my fave episodes, hands down (LOL).
October 25, 2020
Episode 192. What's intuition all about - and what role does it play in tarot? How come some readers don't like the word "psychic?" Mat Auryn, the author of the best-selling book Psychic Witch, joins me today to answer those questions and so much more. Mat has been teaching intuitive tarot skills for many years and shares some of his techniques for tuning in and delivering helpful, accurate readings. I love his wise point of view - and think you will too. (Psst...if you want to be more psychic, get his book!)
October 18, 2020
Episode 191. I've said this again and again: tarot is not just for divination. It can be used in many ways. In this episode of Tarot Bytes, my favorite dynamic duo, Leeza Robertson and Pamela Chen teaches how tarot can be a wonderful tool for healing. We talk about chakras, tarot, Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping), and more. If you're curious about how tarot might be able to assist your healing journey, you'll love this episode.
October 11, 2020
Episode 190. Tarot readers are so focused on serving others, that they often lose sight of their own needs. What happens when they use their spiritual gifts to heal themselves? In this episode of Tarot Bytes, Shaniqua Leach teaches how tarot readers can work with tarot to give themselves the same loving care that they give to others. Shaniqua talks about how to deliver a helpful reading to yourself in the same way you'd deliver one to a client.
She also discusses what to do when you get stuck on a tarot card meaning, cards that keep popping up in the client's readings (there might be a message for YOU), plus some things you can do to get out of your headspace and back to your heart. This conversation is going to help every reader learn how to serve themselves as well as they do everyone else.
October 4, 2020
Episode 189. When you have an idea of what's up, you can make better decisions. Tarot can help with that. In this episode of Tarot Bytes, actress and tarot reader Rachel True talks about how tarot can be used for confident decision-making. Rachel shares some of the ways tarot has helped her - and how it can help you too. We also talk about her uh-may-zing new True Heart Intuitive Tarot, a gorgeous new deck filled with modern interpretations and stories from her life. This is a must-have deck for tarot lovers and fans of Rachel's work.
September 27, 2020
Episode 188. Keeping a journal is one of the best practices for self-care. In this episode of Tarot Bytes, Gabriela Herstik teaches how to add astrology and tarot to your journaling. Learn how Gaby blends these sacred arts into her own practice - and how you can add them to yours. (Psst...Gabriela's new Embody Your Magick journal is a fab place to start!)
September 13, 2020
Episode 187. In a previous episode of Tarot Bytes, Mary Greer talked about "birth cards," a numerology technique where you add up your birth date and connect the final number to a tarot card. This can tell you a lot about yourself and your destiny. Mary joins me again to explore "yearly cards," which connects each year to a Major Arcana. We discuss personal year cards as well as yearly cards for the collective.