Life Lessons: Temperance

In another of those spectacular acts of synchronicity, this month’s card has been chosen for me. Recently, TABI (Tarot Association of the British Isles ) were approached by the Tarot Guild of Australia. In a very flattering email, the editor of their new magazine, The Wizard, told us that their site has great content, and…

Life Lessons: King of Swords

When I started this series, it was intended to be a general card of the month. But of course, when I shuffle the cards, I am putting all of my energy into them, and seem to be pulling cards for ME. Which is fine… but I wonder if somehow my entire life story is going…

Life Lessons: 4 of Cups

As this post publishes I am hopefully in a campervan on a three week trip, wading through fords in green valleys in The Emerald Land*, en-route to a retreat. A spiritual retreat, but run by monks and with a fair amount of bible bashing from what I understand. Whispering Tarot: 4 of Cups Now, it’s…

Life Lessons: 9 of Cups

As I write this Life Lesson for May, I am reluctantly drawing one last card from my Thoth Tarot deck. Having spent a week using it almost exclusively to do my readings, both on the TABI forum and in real life, I have come to the conclusion that the Thoth Tarot is a vindictive deck….

Life Lessons: The Star

I’ll let you into a secret – in April I should be sailing around the tropical paradise of Thailand and her islands, so I’m pulling this card a little early since I hopefully won’t be spending much time online now as you’re reading this! It’s March as I’m writing the Card of the Month, and…

Life Lessons: Three of Wands

At this moment in time, I am sitting in my in-laws’ beautiful house in Andorra, and as usual Gummy Bears are the theme of the holiday.  My in-laws are obsessed by them, so when I read about a Gummy Bear Tarot deck (by Dietmar Bittrich, US Games) in the TABI forum I instantly googled them,…

TABI Shout Out: SaucySailoress

As you may already know, the Tarot Association of the British Isles is a non-profit organisation which aims to help tarot readers develop their skills, but also to help the public enhance their lives. In fact, my favourite line in the TABI Aims is: ‘To promote Tarot as a force for good and development in…

Life Lessons: 10 of Cups

In readiness for Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be romantic to ask my husband to pull a Card from The Heart Tarot by Maria Distefano, a whimsical heart shaped deck which celebrates love. He asked what I could do to make our marriage even better this year. He pulled the Three of Swords. Well,…

Life Lessons: 3 of Swords

The romantic in me decided to use The Heart Tarot to pull a Valentine’s Card for February, and the optimist in me thought it would be a great idea to encourage the love of my life to formulate a question and pull a card.  The question he shuffled into the cards was “What can I…

The Star

Deck used: Secrets of the Tarot by Zsofia Lazar and Katalin Szegedi Recently I started contributing to the TABI (Tarot Association of the British Isles) blog, and helping out with their newsletter. Well, Kati P writes a monthly article about a card which she chooses at random from the deck of her choice. This month…