Say It With Tarot

Everything you want to know about Tarot--especially for contemplation, self-empowerment, personal growth and creativity--from Tarot expert, author and deck co-creator Janet Boyer.

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Janet Boyer

Janet Boyer

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 JanetBoyer.Substack.com

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The Police and Tarot

Message in a Bottle, Roxanne, Don't Stand So Close to Me, Spirits in the Material World, King of Pain--if you grew up in the 1980s, you probably know these songs.

Fronted by Sting, the British post-punk/reggae/pop trio The Police produced many an earworm.

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Pop Tarot Podcast

Maybe because the Sun is in my 7th House of relationships (and collaboration), I thrive on co-creating with others. 

I've done this with other podcasts (co-hosting with various shows like Tarot Bitches), but they all felt like "work", to be honest.

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5 Tarot Books I've Written!

I can't believe it's been 15 years since my first Tarot book was published! Holy cow...

Here's a flip-through of all 5 print Tarot books I've written, as well as their backstory:

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So What IS a Tarot Deck?

So what IS a Tarot deck, exactly? How many cards are there? What's the difference between Major Arcana, Minor Arcana and Court Cards? In the latest episode of my Say It With Tarot Podcast, I break it down for you:

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Tarot Cards, Oracle Decks and Lenormand – What’s the Difference?

When pagans want to learn divination, especially cartomancy (cards), they are faced with hundreds (if not thousands) of choices.

It can be overwhelming, I know! Here’s a broad overview to help get you started.

Tarot consists of 78 cards: 22 Major Arcana, 40 Minor Arcana and 16 Court Cards. It’s become a complex, esoteric system of cartomancy. The Major Arcana contains familiar images like The Fool, The Lovers, The Wheel of Fortune and The Sun. They are considered by most to be the “big picture” cards spanning universal archetypes.

The most recognized Tarot deck is the 1909 Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS). Rider refers to the publisher (Rider & Son). Occultist Arthur Edward Waite commissioned the deck that Pamela Colman Smith illustrated. The Tarot de Marseilles (TdM) style decks feature static Minor Arcana cards (i.e. 4 of Cups shows four actual cups, 10 of 

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Tarot: A Perfect, Portable Intention Tool

Why do Tarot cards make the perfect intention tool? Tune in to the latest episode of my Say It With Tarot podcast:

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Star Trek Voyager and the Tarot Queens

Tarot reflects the breadth and depth of human experience--but also, apparently, Vulcan, Talaxian, Ocampan and holographic!

All iterations of the Star Trek universe yield rich archetypes that can also be found in the Tarot: The Ambassador, Warrior, Leader, Trickster, Counselor, Detective, Child, Shapeshifter, Con Man, Judge, Rebel, Storyteller, Engineer, etc.

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