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The Evolution and Re-interpretation of Symbols (or, The Coffee Tarot Leaves Me Cold)

My artist husband, Ron, and I are creating another Tarot deck. As avid coffee drinkers (especially me) who enjoy the creative benefits of the caffeine rush, we decided to bring to fruition an idea whose time had come: The Coffee Tarot.

Within 12 hours of launching our Facebook page, we had over 100 fans. But not everyone was thrilled with a java deck…

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  • Paula Tague
    Paula Tague says #
    Coffee's not my beverage of choice, but I don't really see a Dr Pepper deck coming out any time soon. I am imaginative enough, ho
  • Janet Boyer
    Janet Boyer says #
    Thank you, Paula! We have so many ideas, but it's really a time thing--especially since Ron has a full-time (non-artsy) job.
  • Terence P Ward
    Terence P Ward says #
    For me, Tarot is the Budweiser of divination, in that it was what I first experienced, and since I didn't care for how it tasted,
  • Janet Boyer
    Janet Boyer says #
    LOL Brilliant, Terence! If Caffeina isn't a goddes, she darned well should be. I almost gave up on Tarot, too--until I created
  • Janet Boyer
    Janet Boyer says #
    Oops, sorry for the repeat URL, Terence. http://janetboyer.typepad.com/blog/bit-tarot/ is the correct URL for all the BIT Snapshot

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The Hanged Man

 

 

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Affirmative Magic

Hi, my name is Arwen and I do affirmations. 

It's true. It was sometime in the mid 80's that I became an Affirmation addict. At least I think that is when I first ran across this concept. My first real memory of learning about affirmations was in Marion Weinstein's fabulous little red book,

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  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Arwen, awesome! I too did not call em affirmations decades ago, I called em spells, LOL. I would tell my students that spell-craft
  • Danielle Blackwood
    Danielle Blackwood says #
    No, I guess I was a late comer to the web! I think maybe 1999! I missed that one
  • Arwen Lynch
    Arwen Lynch says #
    That book was life-changing for me. And it is funny we both got computers! LOL Did you use Astrolog way back then? I think that's
  • Danielle Blackwood
    Danielle Blackwood says #
    Yes, I started studying Astrology in 1987! Wow! So long ago, it feels like another lifetime And yes, I think that was the progra
  • Arwen Lynch
    Arwen Lynch says #
    Yes! I still invoke the "ten foot pole" rule. LOL Nice to meet another "oldie but goodie" from back in the day. Were you on PODS t
The Tarot Magick of Reversals

Not every tarot reader works with reversed cards. For those who do, there is a simple opportunity to add a bit of tarot magick to your divination work.

In both divination and magick, I like to think of card reversal as changing the energy of the card. The reversal may lessen the card’s energy, it may put the card’s energy in the past, or it may create healing from the energy of the card. A reversal may show a reluctance to accept the card’s energy, or that the cards energy is needed, but lacking.

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Before I talk about tarot as a Jungian Neo-Pagan practice, I want to take a time out and share some of my favorite tarot decks with you.

Mary-El Tarot by Marie White

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  • Danielle Aubenque
    Danielle Aubenque says #
    I too have the original Vertigo deck and it's my personal deck. I have the Geiger and Black tarot too. I use Crow's Magic for read
Party With Housewives And Zombies? NEVER!

There are just some combinations you should never do. Like inviting Aunt Tessie's ex-best friend and new husband who just happens to be Uncle Jack formerly of Jack and Tessie. Or pajamas with hiking boots. Or like bringing the wrong Tarot decks to a public event. Yep, I think there are some things that would be flat-out wrong to bring. Consider the social pitfalls of housewives and zombies and brides for instance.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Zombie_8Swords.jpgI like to have choices. With close to 300 decks, I have a lot of choices when gathering things up to work an event. Recently I was packing up to work a bridal shower. I had to figure out which decks to take.

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  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    I got to keep most of my favorites. I will not bore you with the complete list but one of them is Chesca Potter's deck. I really l
  • Arwen Lynch
    Arwen Lynch says #
    I love the Potter deck. It's gorgeous.
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Yes, she was ahead of her time. Sigh, no way am I giving up her deck.
  • Arwen Lynch
    Arwen Lynch says #
    If you ever lose it, let me know. I'm pretty sure I have two Wild Spirit in my current collection.
  • Francesca De Grandis
    Francesca De Grandis says #
    Arwen, you are so sweet. Thank you! You should sell the extra one, then you'd have a few hundred bucks to buy even MORE tarot deck

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High-Tech Tarot

Okay, well, maybe it is not particularly high-tech to some of you, but for an old crone like me who seems to have an aversion to modern electronics, it seems that way. I don't pay for my apps, I hardly know how to use my smartphone, but this is something that I discovered awhile ago, and now would not be without. 

Yes, I still like the feel of the cards and yes, I still adore my Tarot of the Cloisters deck, but with the Galaxy Tarot app on my phone, if I have my phone, I have my Tarot. What's more, I can do readings, and email the screenshot right to my client. I can share specific cards, I can add my own notes, I can refer to the different aspects of the symbolism or different correlations; in short, there's not a lot I can't do with this. 

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  • Janet Boyer
    Janet Boyer says #
    Galaxy Tone is a great app on Kindle Fire! Wish they had a better deck selection, though. (Btw, was gifted a Cloisters Tarot last

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