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What an obscure electronic board game from the 90s has to do with my psychic development

When I was younger, I wanted to be psychic SO BADLY. This was long before I became a professional psychic (through the use of tarot cards). Long, loooong before I even knew about tarot at all.

Not only was I obsessed with all things psychic, crying into my crystals how I was never going to be one of those elite few who seemed to be able to see through it all: people, situations, lies, manipulations, down to the cold or warm or hard truth… I was also obsessed with finding my soulmate. Long before I was truly even ready to date anyone, let alone find “the one.”

I don’t think I’m unusual in this regard. Many classic late-80s to early-90s board games were MADE for this kind of weird obsession I had, making me think that many pre-teen to teen girls were also similarly fixated on both witchiness and finding a boyfriend.

The one I most remember was Ask Zandar, which had a “crystal ball” in the middle with a wizard in it, and as you moved your pieces around the board, you would ask the crystal ball questions. This crystal ball was a mini-Zoltar of sorts, spewing out audio predictions in a tinny metallic-sounding voice that was a poor facsimile for what a mystical wizard was supposed to sound like. Yet, my newly formed teenage mind held tight to those pre-fabricated “predictions” like the last piece of Halloween candy.

Truly, this was a board game that encompassed the two things I was searching for at that point in my life: love and supernatural powers.Continue Reading

A Tarot Reader’s Holiday Wish List (are you getting ideas for you and yours?)

My former tarot mentor often calls me the “Keith Richards” of the tarot, as I seem to have a near-addiction to buying new tarot decks. I fail to see the problem. I guess I’m a hopeless case!

Though I do have the urges to buy new decks on an almost-daily basis, this past year I have restrained myself and have hardly bought anything at all. I think I may have treated myself to the Animal Spirit deck from the Wild Unknown, along with their incense, Spirit Cloth, and tea… okay, maybe I really DO have a problem!

Here’s my wish list as it stands 12/24/16:Continue Reading

Empower Your Readings! How to frame questions for the tarot (with example questions you can take with you to your next appointment!)

“Asking the proper question is the central action of transformation—in fairy tales, in analysis, and in individuation. The key question causes germination of consciousness. The properly shaped question always emanates from an essential curiosity about what stands behind. Questions are the keys that cause the secret doors of the psyche to swing open.”—Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

One of the number ONE questions/problems I face as a reader: being confronted with a client that says, “I’m not quite sure how to phrase my question… can you help?” or “I’m not sure if I CAN ask this…” or “How do I ask this?”

Trust me, I’d rather people ask me about phrasing their questions: it shows that they know the power of a question, rather than just answers. Because if you ask the right questions of the tarot, miraculous things can happen, and your experience with the tarot will be that much more richer and deeper.

There’s a quote that says (roughly paraphrased), “It’s not the answers, but you asking the right questions.” because really, how can you get the best answers if you’re not asking the right questions? You can’t.

So here’s some ways that you can phrase questions for the tarot that will make for an enhanced and empowered tarot experience.Continue Reading

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