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7 Questions with Jenna Matlin

This interview is a part of the “7 Questions” series. I will be posing 7 questions to people within the tarot community; whether they are bloggers, authors, deck creators, or fellow readers (or sometimes, all of the above!).


This past spring at Readers Studio, I was able to meet a real-life Queen of Wands, Jenna Matlin, the mastermind behind Queen of Wands Tarot. I was already familiar with her work after reading for her blog and really digging her style and what she had to say about tarot and psychics. I especially loved her article My Intuition Is Better Than Your Intuition (about snobbery in the metaphysical field). No subject seems to be taboo for Jenna to tackle, and it is no surprise that she takes that brazen Queen of Wands as her business’s namesake!Continue Reading

Book Review: Tarot Foundations

Book: Tarot Foundations: 31 Days to Read Tarot with Confidence
Author: Brigit Esselmont
Date of Publication: September 2012
Published by: Self-Published, E-Book Format


I would strongly encourage people to use Tarot Foundations, because it is not dissimilar to how I personally would teach the tarot. The emphasize is really focusing on your own personal connections with your deck, and using that as a jumping-off point to the rest of the more murky aspects of tarot.

What I really love about this book is that you don’t even pick up the deck on the first day (you don’t start handling a deck until Day 3)! You get clear on your motivations of WHY you are learning the tarot in the first place. This fully places what you get out of tarot in your hands… you get out of it what you put into it. If you think that telling the future is all tarot is, well then, that will be all it is in your hands. Don’t stunt the possibilities of what tarot can do for you right off the bat; be open to all the possibilities, and they will be no limit to what you can do with it.Continue Reading

6 Ways to Build a Personal Connection with Your Tarot Cards

Please enjoy this exclusive guest post from Brigit “Biddy” Esselmont!

Anyone can rote learn the Tarot card meanings and how to do a Tarot reading, but if you want to deliver accurate and insightful Tarot readings you need to be able to build a personal connection with your Tarot cards.

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