Interview with My Deck: Rider Waite Smith

To start us off in what will hopefully be a regular interview to get to know my decks better, I am using my husband’s deck, the Original Rider Waite Smith, which I’ve used for some VERY effective readings for his secretary in Kuwait, who shuffled them and then sent them back to me in England…

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…

Book Review: King Billy and the Royal Road

When I was invited to review this book, my heart leapt for joy.  You see, by profession I am a primary school teacher, so I just love children’s books. And I love tarot, so the thought of a children’s book based on tarot and aimed at the 5-8 year old market excited me to the…

Celebrating Sabbats: Ostara

One of the life lessons I learnt a few years ago was a small mantra: Awareness, Acceptance, Action.  Although I have been Aware of the gift which has run down the female side of my family ever since I was a child, I was raised by my Father and Step-mother (a psychiatric nurse), who treated…

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…

Valentine Tarot Spread

I love creating my own spreads, and any occasion is an excuse.  It’s a simple process, and here is the formula: Decide on the deck you wish to use for the occasion. Think about the shape of the spread. Choose an appropriate spread cloth or cut one out especially for the purpose. Lay out the…

Imbolc Reading

In my last post I shared an image of a spread I had created for Imbolc.  Now I am going to share how I read those cards. More for my own journal than anything else… but also because I have learnt that i need to journal my own readings in order to be thorough.  When…