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Behind the Scenes: My Tarot Deck Library

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The more I read for people, the more I realize that I overpack my reading bag EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.

The clients that have been with me since the start of my professional career know that I bring a variety of decks with me for a session. Why do I do this? Depending on the length of the session, the client may want to switch gears in the topic of their reading. The easiest way to energetically accomplish this shift in the short time frame I have with a client (in my opinion) is by moving on to a different deck than what they were using for the previous topic. I’ve had hour-long sessions with a client in which they’ve gone through 3 different decks. One deck to do a Celtic Cross spread on a broad topic with many branches, another deck to do a short reading Q and A session on a completely different topic, and then a third and final deck to wrap up with.

How do I know which decks to bring to a client session? Continue Reading

Book Corner: The Tarot Activity Book

Tarot Activity Book

 

Book: The Tarot Activity Book

Author: Andy Matzner

Date of Publication: March 2013

Published by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

PLEASE NOTE: A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.

 

 

“A book should serve as the axe for the frozen sea within us.”—Franz Kafka

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”—Lao Tzu

So starts Andy Matzner’s The Tarot Activity Book… a book that endeavors to crack open a person’s layers to get to the heart of themselves to the answers they seek… this book is the proverbial “axe” that Franz Kafka spoke of in the above quote.

I have found that many tarot readers shy away from the fortune-telling aspects of divination and tend toward a more counseling approach… already facilatating a reading in much the same way a psychotherapist would counsel using Rorshach tests or allowing a patient to journal or artistically express their emotions.

Sometimes I will approach a reading in much the same way, not only reading a card but prompting my client to do similarly: “What do you see in this card? How does this card make you feel? What do you think is happening in this card? Tell a story about this card. How does this card to relate to your situation?” This deepens the reading and strengthens the bonds of trust and safety between reader and those being read.

This book can only help tarot readers that read in this way in that regard!Continue Reading

The Weekly Round-Up: 2/13/15

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On select Fridays, I’ll be posting a few links that are currently rocking my world.


This morning I was listening to a local radio station as I made my drive to my day job. Today is Friday the 13th (what I’ve always considered to be a lucky day, personally), but it is also the eve of Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air, people, whether we like it or not!

As I listened to the radio, they had on one woman that was seeking closure of the romantic variety. She went out on a “magical date” a month before, and despite assurances that the man she dated “wasn’t a game-player” and also felt the same way about the date, never heard from him again. The radio station called up the guy, only to make a love reconnection because the poor guy lost his phone on the subway right after the date, thereby losing her contact information! He was able to replace his phone, but lost her number in the process and didn’t have any of her other information! The sincerity in his voice when he asked, “Is she on the line right now? OMG, I’m so sorry! I’m so happy to hear from you; I thought I would never talk to you again!” could not be duplicated or acted.Continue Reading

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