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Arwen Lynch

Arwen Lynch

Professional Tarot conversationalist, Arwen Lynch has worked with Tarot as a vehicle for personal transformation since 1980. Her personal philosophy is that Tarot is best used to correct your life course. She is a published author (in romance, as Marilu Mann) as well as past president of the American Tarot Association (4/1/2007-4/1/2014). She specializes in helping people who are determined find their joy and writers who want to finish their book. She's an initiate of Wicca.

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Lammas and Blog Hops

Lammas is a very special holiday for me. It is the date of my dedication (I still have a picture somewhere). It is also a baking holiday. I love to bake although I haven't indulge in a while. And, for me, Sabbats are about community.

It seems fitting that I should mention our Tarot Blog Hops. These were started in direct response to someone's...let's just say bad behaviour and leave it at that. I thought it would be a better reaction to band together with those who believed in community rather than join in the mob (well justified!) attack on that bad behaviour.

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Readers Studio 2018 Wrap-Up

For the first time, but not the last, I attended Readers Studio. In my mind, this was always THE Tarot conference to attend. But I never did. I came up with all sorts of excuses as to why not. I didn't have the vacation. I couldn't afford it. But the underlying reason for every excuse and variation of excuse was this. I wasn't Tarot enough.

I'm not even sure what that means now after having been there. It has threads of inadequacy, low self-esteem, comparison monsters, and so many other negative self-thoughts. I began to unravel those at the NorthWest Tarot Symposium which was my first Tarot conference (and first time to present at a conference of my peers.) This year I went to NWTS for the second time and RS for the first. 

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I do celebrate Mother's Day for those who are mothers in my world. I do not celebrate it for myself. For me, it is a time of grief. You see, I was blessed with one of those wickedly funny Southern mamas you hear about. Mine was a firecracker when she got wound up. She was a fierce defender of her family. She was also a Catholic who loved her Wiccan child. I tend to shy away from the concept of being blessed, but in this I was. 

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  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Hi, darling, thank you for being willing to express your grief so nakedly. You are beautiful. I’m sure this blog will help many p
  • Arwen Lynch
    Arwen Lynch says #
    Thank you, FdG! I really appreciate your words.

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Why Tarot?

Why Tarot? Why not astrology? Or numerology? Or any of the other divination tools? Why did I choose Tarot?

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  • The Cunning Wife
    The Cunning Wife says #
    Loved reading about your journey! Tarot began much the same way for me -- I found the method compelling after a friend read for me
  • Arwen Lynch
    Arwen Lynch says #
    Thank you so mjch! I apologize for not answering sooner. I just saw this. Oh the Wild Unknown is a lovely deck.

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Over the years, I've developed an organic way of reading. Rather than use the Celtic Cross, I now do three card spreads that are meant to develop outward from the question. That's a bit awkward. Let me explain.

Say you ask me, "What do I need to know about February 2018?" I would draw three cards. The first would be the Theme card. This is the energy that is going to resonate with you in February. Going further, I drew a card so we could have a reading to look at.

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A Paganism Uniquely Yours

Join me as I interview Francesca De Grandis.

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    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Arwen, thanks again for interviewing me. It's always a pleasure to work with you. Take good care of you, Francesca

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TarotBlogHop: Beltaine 2017

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So the wrangler for this hop was me.  Here's what I asked.

Since Beltaine is a holiday of coming together, I thought it would be fun to answer this question: "Do you combine Tarot with any other divination system? Why or why not?" That's it. Short and sweet. Simple. You can answer it however you like.

Yes, I absolutely do combine Tarot with other divination systems. Tarot already has an association with astrology and numerology. That, for me, is a given. I do a weekly Tarotscopes offering on YouTube so that's a done deal for me. :D I interpret a weekly Tarot reading as well as Oracle reading for all twelve signs. Please subscribe if you enjoy so you can be notified each week.

For many years I didn't do anything other than a straightforward Tarot reading. I used one deck and only one deck. Then I had an opportunity to read for two people. They wanted a relationship reading. I decided to use not one, not two but three decks. I used one deck for person A, one for person B while the third deck was used for the relationship. It took a few hours to do. :D Yeah, I might have bit off more than I could chew at that time.

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  • Chloe
    Chloe says #
    That's a really beautiful spread, Arwen. Sounds like Alia was quite something! And those are some fabulous flowers, literally an
  • Arwen Lynch
    Arwen Lynch says #
    Thank you, Chloe, she was an amazing priestess for sure.
  • James Bulls
    James Bulls says #
    Oogh... using multiple decks in the same reading? I'm not opposed to that on principle - if it works for you, then you should do i
  • Arwen Lynch
    Arwen Lynch says #
    Grin, well even if you were opposed to it, I'd still do it. LOL But I understand what you are saying. The first time was really ov

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