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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, Tarot in Reverse and Naked Tarot: Sassy, Stripped-Down Advice. 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. Janet is a Renaissance Soul: Teacher, Blogger, Podcaster, Jewelry Designer, Creative Director of, Scent Alchemist ( and award-winning cook. As a respected, trusted Hall of Fame Reviewer, she's penned over 1,200 published reviews that have also been featured in print magazines and other online outlets. Next to creating, her favorite thing to do is spend time with her beloved husband, son and 4 cats at her rural home in Pennsylvania.


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