Get my monthly newsletter + receive my free e-book!
5 Empowering Spreads Anyone Can Use

Category Archives: intuition

The Major Arcana In-Depth: III The Empress

This is an article in a series in blog posts…. the “The Major Arcana In-Depth” series! Every few weeks I will be featuring one card of the Major Arcana, from the Fool to the World. Come take a tarot journey with me!

ID-100196297

To learn about the Major Arcana overall and the first card in the Major Arcana, The Fool, go here.

To learn about the Magician, go here.

To learn about the High Priestess, go here.

The Nurturing Empress

The Empress is the mother figure of the tarot deck. Most tarot decks (but surprisingly not the original Rider-Waite-Smith deck) depict her as pregnant, but that is not the only facet to her: She is also the female ruler, the companion to the Emperor card. The Empress can bring up “mommy issues”, and can point to a maternal influence or a need to be more maternal. She can also signify tremendous opportunities for growth and creativity. The Empress is pregnant with potential: this card can also signify giving birth to a project.Continue Reading

Can’t Read for Everyone

Sometimes, you just have to say "No."

Sometimes, you just have to say “No.”

You know the saying, “You can’t please everyone”?

Well, I’ve got a new spin on it: “I can’t read for everyone.”

Here’s a little story. I was doing readings at Whimsies Incognito one evening. It was quiet, and two women came in, not sure if they were in the right place. The first woman sat down, while her friend looked around.

From what I remember (and keep in mind, I rarely remember the content of people’s readings), it wasn’t a great reading. She looked bored through the entire reading (all ten minutes of it) and got annoyed when the timer went off. “That’s it?” she said. Had I been a younger, more inexperienced reader, I probably would have been reduced to tears at her reaction. Instead, I cheerfully chirped “Yup!”, she paid, and then she said snidely to her friend hovering in the doorway, “Don’t bother, she’s not worth it,” as they sailed out the door.

Ouch. Like I said, if I were my younger self, that would have been a big owwie to my ego. Instead, my thicker skin won out, and I laughed and shared a beer with my friend. Hey, you can’t win ‘em all.Continue Reading

The Difference between Tarot and Oracle Decks

From left to right: a tarot deck (Radiant Rider-Waite), a Lenormand deck (Kendra's Vintage Petit Lenormand), and an oracle deck (Heart of the Faerie Oracle).

From left to right: a tarot deck (Radiant Rider-Waite), a Lenormand deck (Kendra’s Vintage Petit Lenormand), and an oracle deck (Heart of the Faerie Oracle).

Some people look at divination cards and think they are all the same. Isn’t any deck of cards used for divination considered a Tarot deck? I’m here to say, decidedly not! Here is a quick rundown on the differences between tarot, oracle, Angel, and Lenormand decks.Continue Reading

Get my monthly newsletter + receive my free e-book!
5 Empowering Spreads Anyone Can Use