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Tarot Look-a-Likes

In the Tarot, the symbol of the scales of Justice implies some type of "balance". But, so does the juggler balancing coins in the 2 of Pentacles card--or the "middle of the road" energy of Temperance.

What about grief and sorrow? We have the 3 of Swords (impaled heart), 9 of Swords (sitting up in bed, head in hands) and 5 of Cups (spilled goblets and a downcast posture).

Endings? The World, of course--but Death, too.

And love? Heck, we have the Lovers, Ace of Cups and 2 of Cups! Some would say 4 of Wands and 6 of Cups, as well.

These are what I call Tarot Look-a-Likes. Years ago, I came up with a list of dozens of these cards that have similar (sometimes, the same) keywords or shared symbols. Because, when it comes to a reading, how do you interpret a card that is similar to another in a deck? What are the nuances between them?

Many have been asking me to do a Tarot video series (like my Good Cards/Bad Cards)--but I've decided, instead, to do Tarot Look-a-Likes videos. Why videos? Writing a book would be a monumental undertaking...that's why! :o)

Below is my introductory video describing what I'll be sharing in my Tarot Look-a-Like series. If you'd like to find out even more--and perhaps even become a Patron--please visit my Patreon page at this link. I make Tarot fun--and would love to have you along for the ride. 

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Janet Boyer is the author of Back in Time Tarot (Hampton Roads), Tarot in Reverse (Schiffer Publishing) and Naked Tarot: Sassy, Stripped-Down Advice (Dodona Books). She's the co-creator (with her husband, artist Ron Boyer) of the Snowland Deck and Coffee Tarot, and authored both companion books to those decks. A Renaissance Soul, she is also an award-winning cook, mixed media artist, jewelry artisan and journal maker. Next to creating, her favorite thing to do is spend time with her beloved husband, son and 5 cats at her rural home in Pennsylvania. Visit her at


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