"Gee, ain't I a stinker?" - Bugs Bunny

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I've been teaching tarot by using pop culture for years (the Emperor is Cartman from South Park - with more money). It's a fun way to learn and it helps people get in touch with a simple descriptor of the card so they can build on it. 

My husband challenged me to match the Major Arcana with the Looney Tunes. Challenge accepted, buddy. After this one, I'll be taking suggestions for pop culture suggestions (Firefly is next), so let me know what you think of the new feature "Pop Goes the Tarot". 

Enjoy!

xo Lis

The Fool - Wile E. Coyote - Super Genius. He never thinks about consequences until he's in thin air. Luckily, he bounces back quickly.

The Fool - Wile E. Coyote - Super Genius. He never thinks about consequences until he's in thin air. Luckily, he bounces back quickly.

The Magician - Bugs Bunny - one time he actually pulled HIMSELF out of a hat. This guy knows all the tricks and always comes out on top.

The Magician - Bugs Bunny - one time he actually pulled HIMSELF out of a hat. This guy knows all the tricks and always comes out on top.

The High Priestess - Granny is always one step ahead of the bad guy, and has an unwavering gaze on what's important.

The High Priestess - Granny is always one step ahead of the bad guy, and has an unwavering gaze on what's important.

The Empress - Witch Hazel - I have loved WH since before I was a witch. She's enthusiastic, funny, self-centered in the best way, and sexy when she wants to be. She's also got some inherent magical mojo that makes her a force to reckon with.

The Empress - Witch Hazel - I have loved WH since before I was a witch. She's enthusiastic, funny, self-centered in the best way, and sexy when she wants to be. She's also got some inherent magical mojo that makes her a force to reckon with.

The Emperor - Daffy Duck - Daffy is the boss (even when he isn't) He sticks to his principles regardless of opposition or common sense. 

The Emperor - Daffy Duck - Daffy is the boss (even when he isn't) He sticks to his principles regardless of opposition or common sense. 

The Hierophant - Marvin the Martian - blueprints and studying and practicing for days.

The Hierophant - Marvin the Martian - blueprints and studying and practicing for days.

The Lovers - Pepe Le Pew - L'amour. So intense. 

The Lovers - Pepe Le Pew - L'amour. So intense. 

The Chariot - Speedy Gonzalez - charging straight ahead. With style.

The Chariot - Speedy Gonzalez - charging straight ahead. With style.

Strength - Henery Hawk - He can lift a whole chicken, and seems to be bulletproof.

Strength - Henery Hawk - He can lift a whole chicken, and seems to be bulletproof.

Hermit - Cecil Turtle - Goes at his own pace

Hermit - Cecil Turtle - Goes at his own pace

Wheel - Gossamer - Sometimes he's the biggest bad guy out there, and sometimes he's afraid of his own reflection. Depends on the day. (my favorite guy)

Wheel - Gossamer - Sometimes he's the biggest bad guy out there, and sometimes he's afraid of his own reflection. Depends on the day. (my favorite guy)

Justice - Porky Pig - Even when things are falling apart, he keeps his eye on the goal

Justice - Porky Pig - Even when things are falling apart, he keeps his eye on the goal

Hanged Man - Miss Prissy - This little chicken just knows that one day she'll find her man.  She just has to be patient.

Hanged Man - Miss Prissy - This little chicken just knows that one day she'll find her man.  She just has to be patient.

Death - The Road Runner - ever constant, never changing, always present. Also scares the bejeesus out of the Coyote on a regular basis.

Death - The Road Runner - ever constant, never changing, always present. Also scares the bejeesus out of the Coyote on a regular basis.

Temperance - Tweety Bird - His disposition never changes, regardless of what's going on around him.

Temperance - Tweety Bird - His disposition never changes, regardless of what's going on around him.

Devil - Tasmanian Devil - goes without saying.

Devil - Tasmanian Devil - goes without saying.

Tower - Sylvester - he can't seem to get his plans together before they fall apart at his feet

Tower - Sylvester - he can't seem to get his plans together before they fall apart at his feet

Star - Sam Sheepdog - this gentle guy protects his flock at all costs

Star - Sam Sheepdog - this gentle guy protects his flock at all costs

Moon - Sylvester, Jr - This little cat is sure that the other shoe is going to fall, and often drops it on his own head.

Moon - Sylvester, Jr - This little cat is sure that the other shoe is going to fall, and often drops it on his own head.

Sun - Marc Antony - This bulldog would do anything to protect his little kitten, Pussyfoot. He is a Good Dog.

Sun - Marc Antony - This bulldog would do anything to protect his little kitten, Pussyfoot. He is a Good Dog.

Judgement - Yosemite Sam - A rootin', tootin' pain in the ass who is all consumed with what is fair.

Judgement - Yosemite Sam - A rootin', tootin' pain in the ass who is all consumed with what is fair.

World - Elmer Fudd - He's either on top of the world as a mighty hunter, or beating himself up for his failings. He's the beginning and the end.

World - Elmer Fudd - He's either on top of the world as a mighty hunter, or beating himself up for his failings. He's the beginning and the end.

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Posted on October 12, 2017 and filed under Tarot, Pop Goes the Tarot.

It takes a lot of courage and confidence to shoot past through the BS and aim towards something higher. - Diana Chin

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I think I found Diana Chin on Twitter. She's funny, tuned in and smart. I love her perspective on the cards and her general badass witchiness. After a brief retreat from tarot, she's back and badder than ever. Diana is just sensational, and I hope you dig her as much as I do.  

Diana is a professional tarot reader, web developer/designer and writer. She co-founded Red Lotus Designz with her husband Ron in an effort to help spiritual bloggers, indie artists, writers and small businesses create simple but effective websites & logos. Diana also provides no-nonsense tarot readings with the intention in helping others bring back their sense of confidence and empower others to make better decisions when it comes to tackling difficult life changes.

xo Lis

LFT QUESTIONNAIRE

What you appreciate the most in your friends.

I’ve been fortunate to have met so many wonderful friends (whether online or offline) who care about their work and mission. What I appreciate the most in my friends are their sense of honesty, humor and the ability to strive in making the world a better place.

Your idea of happiness.

A good cup of coffee/tea, watching my son grow up and falling in love with my husband every day as he goes off to work.

Your idea of misery.

Lack of growth and inability to express your passion.

Your favorite colors and flowers.

Purple, Black and Red. I love moonflowers, sweet peas, chrysanthemum and lotuses.

Your favorite poets.

E. Ortiz (author of Chicken Wings For The Soul), Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes.

Your heroes/heroines in fiction.

Wonder Woman and Madame Xanadu.

What role does divination play in your life?

Tarot has helped me cope through many life changes over the past couple of years (parenthood, changing careers, etc.).  It also serves as a good form of meditation when I’m not sure on how to proceed tricky situations.

Your heroes/heroines in real life.

My husband. We’ve been through the good, bad and the ugly during our transitional periods of our lives. As sappy as it sounds, he’s my soulmate. I’ve seen him go through hell and back without losing his integrity. And I’ve learned a lot based on his experiences. He’s definitely my Dark Knight.

What is your present state of mind?

A lot of self care and rest! After 3 years of being a customer support specialist at a subsidiary company of Warner Bros., I took the leap by quitting my job. Lately, my heart has been in going back to web development, tarot and writing.  It was scary at first. But with the help of my husband and a great support system, I was able to make that transition without looking back. I also started my paranormal fiction series called The Bruja From Customer Support (http://csbruja.com), which is loosely based on my experiences as a customer support representative but with a twist.

What is your favorite tarot deck or divination tool?

The Sacred India Tarot by Rohit Arya. It’s a beautiful deck filled with vibrant images of the Hindu gods and goddesses, which is something that I’ve been looking for to help me reflect on my South Asian roots (my mother’s family is located in Guyana with ancestors from India).

Your favorite songs?

I love all music, no matter the genre. Here’s my top five songs that I have on repeat: Leave Out All The Rest by Linkin Park, Hotel California by The Eagles, Blood by In This Moment, Tu Tu Hai Wohi (The Unwind Mix) by Jonita Gandhi and Danza Kuduro by Don Omar.

What is your favorite word?

I would have to go with “awesome”. I feel that I’ve been saying this word too many times as of late.

What is your least favorite word?

The word “impossible”. Because I’m a firm believer that we can make things possible, even if it takes years.

What sound or noise do you love?

The sound of rain, thunder and wind.

What sound or noise do you hate?

Awkward silence gaps in a conversation.

What turns you on?

The season of autumn. There’s something magickal when you see the leaves change colour, the air becomes crisp and the atmosphere seems a lot more witchier than usual.

What turns you off?

Passive aggressive, egotistical and narcissist folks.

What is your favorite curse word?

Fuck! Because the word makes me feel good and makes more of an emphasis in my conversations.

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

“Stop swearing so much, you’re making Lucifer blush.”

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Links:

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Twitter (personal): http://twitter.com/dianarchin

Instagram (personal): http://instagram.com/dianarchin

 

 

Posted on October 11, 2017 and filed under Questionnaire, Interview.

I read the cards intuitively with a traditional backbone -Jess

Hey - this is Jess. She's awesome

Hey - this is Jess. She's awesome

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One of my favorite things about social media is that it has completely annihilated the vacuum in which I learned tarot. I started reading at 14, and didn't have anyone to talk about the cards with until I was in college. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook have led me to some amazing friends and wonderful new teachers. The thing that I love the most is finding new tarot readings with new perspectives to share. You can look at these cards every day, and after a while, they become like furniture. It's only when you look with new eyes that you can continue to learn. 

Jess reached out to me after meeting on Instagram, and I just adore her view of the cards and of how to make sense of them. 

Jess filled out our little questionnaire, and I hope you follow her and get to benefit from her perspective, too!

xo Lis

LFT Questionnaire

  1. What you appreciate the most in your friends. Good laughs and being able to be myself around and with my friends is what I love the most!
  2. Your idea of happiness. It’s the simple things that make me the happiest. Relaxing in our backyard with iced coffee and tarot always puts a smile on my face.
  3. Your idea of misery. I’m quite the coffee addict so being out of coffee always leaves me feeling like I’m without air and going to die, maybe I’m a bit too dramatic?
  4. Your favorite colors and flowers. Love, love, love green and mint! My favorite flowers would have to be Passion Flowers, Peonies, and Dahlia’s… but I love any flowers I see on the side of the road while traveling.
  5. Your favorite poets. I love Jeff Tweedy (I know, not typically a poet but he wrote a book of poetry called Adult Head that I loved) - also Rupi Kuar, Amanda Lovelace, and R.H. Sin.
  6. Your heroes/heroines in fiction. My heroes/heroines include Wonder Woman, She-Ra, Daria, and Roseanne!
  7. What role does divination play in your life? A big part, I breath tarot it seems. I’m also always interpreting something, even if it’s a bird shitting on a park car or coming across a random playing card on the sidewalk… there has to be some message behind it and I like to find it. My brain seems to be running all the time (it’s for sure a Gemini thing) and tarot helps me harness that energy and put it to use.
  8. Your heroes/heroines in real life. I gotta say, Chuck Palahniuk, I adore him and everything he writes. He has been a big inspiration for me in my own life and stepping out of my shell, despite his books being a bit… off the wall, some even pretty disgusting (but awesome)!
  9. What is your present state of mind? Right now, it’s focused on these questions.. just kidding, kind of. My present state of mind is focused on being as authentic as I can be and making my own rules to follow (and break). I’ve lately been working a lot on self care and it’s been helping a ton!
  10. What is your favorite tarot deck or divination tool? Ooo… so many good ones that I love but I gotta say, Spirit Speak is a deck that I use the most and love a ton. My favorite divination tool is tarot, hands down. Though, I do work with pendulums often but don’t talk much about it.
  11. Your favorite songs? I don’t know that I have any specific favorite song but I do have a selected group of artists that I adore and listen to often - Damien Rice, Leon Bridges, Nirvana, Radiohead, and The White Stripes are to name a few.
  12. What is your favorite word? Rutabaga.. How can you not love saying that word outloud “rutabaga”.
  13. What is your least favorite word? Whatever… that word makes my eyes pop out, especially in an argument!
  14. What sound or noise do you love? Hmmm, I love the sound of rain and thunder, it really lights me up, especially when the desert monsoons roll in where I live.
  15. What sound or noise do you hate? Angry people (mostly men) yelling, doesn’t have to be at me but just around me. It makes me nervous and on edge.
  16. What turns you on? Cracking into a good book, tarot deck mail days, when my husband texts me “want me to grab you Starbucks on the way home?” - that’s hot!
  17. What turns you off? I would have to narrow my “turn off” down to a person - Donald Trump
  18. What is your favorite curse word? “Fuck”… no, “shit”… wait, no, it’s for sure “fuck”!
  19. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “We have unlimited free iced coffee, help yourself!”
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I’m Jess from Tarot Seed! I’ve been reading the cards for only about 5 years now and to be honest, I really can’t figure out how tarot came into my life. I just remember waking up one day being interested in pursuing a deck. Nothing really triggered this “need”, it just kind of happened over night literally so I would say the cards found me! I will read cards anywhere and often keep a deck on me at all times. I tend to read the cards intuitively with a traditional backbone, meaning I do keep book interpretations in mind but tend to lead with my intuition first.

My links:

●        Website/Blog - www.tarotseed.com

●        Instagram - www.instagram.com/tartoseed

●        Facebook - www.facebook.com/tarotseed

●        Tumblr - https://tarotseed.tumblr.com

●        Email - tarotseed@gmail.com

 

              

Posted on October 6, 2017 and filed under Questionnaire.

Augenblick - from Middle High German *ougenblick* meaning "Quick Glance" - Shannon Loftis

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A couple of years ago, I was sitting next to the as-yet-unknown-to-me Shannon Loftis a the Northwest Tarot Symposium. We were told to take our tarot decks out for the exercise and she pulled out this gorgeous, square tarot deck that I'd never seen before. What the hell. I began annoying her immediately. Where did it come from? What do you mean you can read it sideways??

WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU MADE IT? Like, created it? What magic is this?

The Augenblick tarot was created with images from the Library of Congress. It can be read reversed, right side up, and on either side. This is mind-blowing for little old me. The idea that the cards can take on two new dimensions is just fantastic. Is it the Devil you know, or a new one sneaking up on your left? Or is the Devil getting in your way and forcing you to push against it on your right? 

Luckily, Shannon was (and is) incredibly patient with my geeking out all over her. And here's the thing - the deck is going to be available on Kickstarter on October 1st. I'm going to be posting the bejeesus out of this deck and I hope it sells like crazy. I love new ideas in tarot. I love beautiful art. I love decks that challenge me. I love Augenblick. (and I just adore Shannon) The Kickstarter is here!!!

Here is more about her!

 

LFT Questionnaire

1.  What you appreciate the most in your friends.

Honesty (to yourself, about yourself, to others), Kindness and allowance, skilled use of puns in any and all situations.

2.  Your idea of happiness.

Cold weather (48 degrees is my most perfect temperature), comfortable clothes, as close to silence as I can get, books, tarot decks, crystals, solitude, no bugs.

3.  Your idea of misery.

Bugs, any temperature higher than 65 degrees, noise, sticky humidity, karaoke.

4.  Where would you like to live?

On the edge of a forest, maybe by a lake.  But lakes mean bugs.  Maybe if I got the forest and the lake bit I could make peace with the bug part.

5.  Your favorite colors and flowers.

Blue is pretty much the favorite color.  That deep blue the sky gets before the blackness of midnight – that shade. And flowers? Um, lilacs for scent, Ranunculus for looks.

6.  Your favorite poets.

Rainer Maria Rilke. So much. Ohmygod. Like, maybe I knew him in a past life. Maybe I WAS him in past life. It is like someone reached inside me and pulled the words out of my soul when I read his stuff.

Mary Oliver and William Stafford are also solid favorites of mine.

7.  Your heroes/heroines in fiction.

Kate Daniels (from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews), Adam Parrish (from the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater), Bonnie Torres (from Laura Anne Gilman’s Paranormal Scene Investigations series).

8.  What role does divination play in your life?

I’m not sure I know how to vocalize that.  It has, at this point, become so intrinsic to my sense of self and my exploration of the nature of life that I can’t quite single it out enough to say what kind of role it plays. It’s religion, it’s self-talk, it’s counseling, it’s analysis, it’s a way of thinking. *shrugs*

9.  Your heroes/heroines in real life.

Maggie Stiefvater, Christine Payne Towler, nurses, anyone who has survived cancer

10.  What is your present state of mind?

Mentally exhausted and longing for rain.

11.  What is your favorite tarot deck or divination tool?

Favorite divination tool is definitely tarot. I’ve recently come to terms with the fact that I will never have a definitive “favorite” tarot deck.  I love them all so differently and can never choose one over the other. Some of my most cherished decks, though, are: Mary-el Tarot, Daniloff tarot, Slow Holler Tarot, and the Tarot of Durer.

12.  Your favorite songs?

Whiter Shade of Pale by Proco Harum
Flowers in December by Mazzy Star
Sweet Thing by Van Morrison
O Magnum Mysterium (performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale)
Calm Like a Bomb by Rage Against the Machine
I Am Not Okay by My Chemical Romance

13.  What is your favorite word?

See answer for #19

14.  What is your least favorite word?

Dollop.

15.  What sound or noise do you love?

The sound of rain.  If I could hear nothing but the sound of rain for the rest of my life I would be happy.

16.  What sound or noise do you hate?

The sound of snoring makes me murderous.

17.  What turns you on?

Intelligence, Competency, Kindness.

18.  What turns you off?

Lying.  People being dicks. Gloating.

19.  What is your favorite curse word?

Fuck.  Just because it’s so utilitarian. Noun, verb, adverb, etc. It can be everything. I grew up in a conservative Christian household and I was a “good girl” so I didn’t start swearing until I went to college and was no longer supervised but boy howdy, let me tell you how much I swore when 18 years of repression tried to flee my body all at once!

20.  If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

You don’t have to go back there ever again, I promise.

Posted on September 28, 2017 and filed under Decks, Interview, Inspiration, Review.

What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera. Aldous Huxley

Yesssssssss.

Yesssssssss.

In my Red Wheel/Weiser package, I found this beautiful (and I mean beautiful) Chakra Reading Card set.

Let's talk about packaging for just a sec. Most tuck boxes go directly into storage for me. If they don't tear when you open them, they will the next time you use them. Red Wheel has these amazing THICK boxes with magnetic flaps to close the lids. They're pretty, sturdy and I know that I can keep my cards in them for the life of the deck. Can I get an amen for Red Wheel?

The card stock, again, is fantastic. Easy to shuffle, no foxing and I'm not afraid that they're going to tear. The colors are gorgeous and even the card backs are pretty.

I don't know a lot about chakras. I think they're located near my druthers? Or near the cockles? Anyway, I came to this deck as a newbie, and have already learned more about chakras and the energy they work with than I have in the decades I've been thumbing through metaphysical books.

That said, this deck would also be fantastic for people who know more than me. :) There are personal affirmations with each card, and a lengthy description of WHY you pulled each card. I really dig this deck you guys. I think you will, too.

xo Lis

 

 

Posted on September 17, 2017 and filed under Decks, Oracle, Review.

The more you know, the less you need. -Australian Aboriginal saying

So beautiful.

So beautiful.

I got a goodie box from Red Wheel/Weiser that included these lovely Aboriginal oracle decks. If you know me, oracle cards and I haven't always gotten along. I've always used RWS tarot, and I miss the structure and my major arcana. Ethony ruined everything by coming out with her amazing Awakened Soul oracle (jerk) and now, it seems, the floodgates are open.

I didn't know anything about the creator of these two decks - the Aboriginal Goddess Chakra Oracle and the Aboriginal Spirit Oracle. I was wincing as I went through the book. I don't know if I can take another deck about first people that wasn't created by or with them. I was absolutely delighted to find out all about Mel Brown. she is a Nggunnawal woman who holds a Master's degree in Indigenous Healing and Trauma. She works hard for the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal workers in her country and is an amazing artist to boot.

These two decks are sisters - but not twins. If I were you, I'd get both. The Spirit deck and the Goddess deck both blend the Aboriginality of the artist and her culture with the imagery and of ancient places and religions. I love this approach so much. Rather than watering down or diminishing the imagery and culture, it's integrated in a way to help it become more familiar to the reader. The artwork resonates. The exploration of dreamtime is fascinating, and I find it similar to the state that I'm in while I do my tarot readings. Archetypal resonance lives here, and in us, and these lovely decks brought me closer to a culture that I knew nothing about - and am going to start studying.

The cardstock is AMAZING. Whatever they're doing over there at Red Wheel, they need to keep it up. Representation is great, and although most of the characters are women (omg!) there are a few dudes in there, too.

Even though oracle cards aren't yet my bff's like my tarot cards, I heard these loud and clear.

xo - Lis

 

 

The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing. -Ben Okri

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Gotta respect a fellow who wears a snake for a belt.

The Magician in tarot is a confident guy. He's got to be - we're his audience. He's got all of his tools laid out before him and chooses his own magic wand and his finger to work with. He's electric - kinetic, even. He's practiced these moves for months, for years, even. Practiced and honed his craft until they were flawless. Only then does he come out to dazzle us.  The Magician has the same degree of swagger that you find in Snoop Dogg or Adam Lambert. He's not just performing for the crowd - he's owning them.

The song chosen for the Magician in the Tarot MixTape Playlist? Strut by Adam Lambert

Posted on September 6, 2017 and filed under Major Arcana, Tarot Mix Tape Playlist.

The Divine loves us and wants us to be happy - Barbara Moore

You can literally count the days to tarot mastery........ok...I'm sorry. That was cheesy.

You can literally count the days to tarot mastery........ok...I'm sorry. That was cheesy.

One of the best parts of publishing Kitchen Table tarot with Llewellyn is that they ask if I'll review books, decks and calendars, and then they SEND THEM to me. I know, right? So I did receive this calendar for review, but honestly, it was already in my Amazon list.

This calendar is reminiscent of the Llewellyn Witches calendar. I used that So much when I was a little baby witch, fresh out of the broom closet. Information is presented in such a way that you can learn tips, spreads and tarot history in little bite-sized pieces. Easier to digest this way. 

The calendar months include a spread, focus on particular symbols, tarot history and journal prompts. The decks used are all Llewellyn tarot decks, and are all just beautiful. There were some I hadn't seen before. My only disappointment in this calendar is that none of the faces that are featured belong to people of color. Hopefully, it will next year.

The breakdown of the symbols is very helpful. Did you know that the Magician's belt in the RWS deck is an Ouroboros? Me, neither! I love these little details that make the card so distinct and enhance the meaning of the cards. 

One of the best parts of the calendar are four pages in the back that give you tips about starting your tarot journey, a glossary, breakdowns of the suits and numbers used, and a Celtic Cross tutorial. The Fool's Journey is also summarized and reads like a story. I love the idea of learning the Major Arcana in story form instead of one by one. 

The tarot decks used in the calendar are these:

The Shadowscapes Tarot, The Steampunk Tarot, The Lo Scarabeo Tarot, Modern Spellcaster's Tarot, The Victorian Fairy Tarot, The Rider Waite Smith Tarot, the Wizard's Tarot, Everyday Witch Tarot, Animal Totem Tarot, Mystic Faerie Tarot, Celtic Tarot, and the Green Witch Tarot.

There is also a great list of books on the last page, featuring work from Scott Martin, Rachel Pollack, Barbara Moore and Nancy "The Nucc" Antenucci.

Posted on July 23, 2017 and filed under Tarot, Review.

I do what I want. - Eric Cartman

My life is changing, kittens, and I need to change along with it. 

Until Book the Second is finished, I can't do in-person readings. I have to write. I have to spend time with my family. I have to stop stressing out about trying to please everyone and take good care of myself. And I have to finish this amazing book.   

Do not be sad! You can still get phone readings, email readings AND Element readings (by phone).

One other change - my turnaround rate for email readings is one week from date of purchase. If you would like a faster turnaround, let me know. I'm going to be putting up an offer in the shop soon that will assure 48 hours turnaround in an email reading from one of the St. Louis Cardslingers. Ryan, Sarah Kate, Ellen and Potter are the ones I go to for readings. Think of us as the Babysitters Club of Tarot. (I'm Claudia Kishi)

The Element readings are pretty specific - we'll basically pull your life into parts and try to unfuck them. Each comes with two readings and a bunch of homework. Check them out.

Now - wish me luck! It's not often I spend more time on my well being than that of others. I'm going to try to make it a habit. (you should, too!)

xoxo Lis

Posted on July 2, 2017 and filed under Me., Tarot.

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. -William Blake

The Sasuraibito Tarot. Or, the Sassy Burrito deck, as named by my dork friend Amanda. Photo lifted from Little Red Tarot's shop, because I don't have my deck yet!

The Sasuraibito Tarot. Or, the Sassy Burrito deck, as named by my dork friend Amanda. Photo lifted from Little Red Tarot's shop, because I don't have my deck yet!

The Fool means Jump. Even if you're afraid. If you keep moving forward, you're winning. Even if you're moving forward by centimeters. Even if your forward movement is defined by NOT moving backwards. 

The base of the card is simplicity.

The intent of the Fool is to discover.

The passion of the Fool is Adventure.

The emotion of the Fool is Wonder.

The spirit of the Fool is Joy.

Inverted, the Fool is stuck. Lamed. Misdirected.

Tarot MixTape Playlist!

The songs that come to mind with this card, for Tarot MixTape Playlist (tm) purposes are these.  One is highly inappropriate, and one of my favorites.  :)  Jump, you f*cker jump- just that line alone sings the Fool to me.  Jump, because you're going to miss everything if you don't get moving.  And the simplicity of "Three Little Birds" ties in nicely with the simplicity of the Fool.  Everything is gonna be alright.  Even if it's not the alright you were looking for.