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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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7 Questions with… Nancy Antenucci

I am very excited to announce the first in a new series in blog posts…. 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!). Let’s kick this baby off right!

My first interview is with the coauthor of Psychic Tarot, Nancy Antenucci. Now, I’ll admit, I was intrigued by the prospect of reading her book, but also taken aback by the title. The title itself is a bold assertion. Honestly, I wasn’t even sure I wanted to read it. Then at SF BATS, I saw Nancy and her mini-troupe perform a vignette about what a psychic tarot reading looks like. It was enjoyable, with Nancy cast as the little psychic voice that the reader listened to and relayed to the querent. Nancy held up signs, and there was one sign about moss that struck me: If I’m remembering correctly, it was “the smell of moss”. This little tidbit of information made me scratch that itch to buy Psychic Tarot immediately after the performance. Clearly, this is a woman who gets it.

I devoured Psychic Tarot. There is simply no other way to put it. Its slender spine is deceiving… this book is chock full of information and exercises! But without further delay, here is a bit of information about Nancy and her interview.Continue Reading

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