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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

The Major Arcana In-Depth: IX The Hermit


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!

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.

To learn about the Empress, go here.

To learn about the Emperor, go here.

To learn about the Hierophant, go here.

To learn about the Lovers, go here.

To learn about the Chariot, go here.

To learn about the Strength card, go here.

I just like to be alone… what is the Hermit card really about?

Going within and just being left alone with your thoughts is something that seems trite or too simple to be truly wisdom. The Hermit tells us that the best of way of knowing ourselves and our inner truths is to be by ourselves and retreat from the noise of the outer world to hear what’s within.
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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

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