The Tarot

Introduction

I have been reading tarot as a hobby and tool for introspection since late 2015. I was raised Evangelical Christian during the latter half of the Satanic Panic era, so I long believed tarot was tool for allowing evil forces into your life. This is not true at all. Tarot doesn't need to involve spirits, guides, or anything metaphysical. In its most basic form, tarot is simply a means of examining yourself and your life through the lens of nearly-universal human archetypes and cycles.

Articles and Sections

I write about tarot, along with reading tarot for myself (and select others).

  • Alec Satinplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigAlec Satin

    For about two decades, a guy named Alec Satin made a name for himself in online (and offline) tarot communities as a well-read expert on the subjects of both reading tarot, and creating tarot spreads.

    In 2015, Alec converted to devout Christianity, deleted his entire tarot website, and appears to have nuked it from the Internet Archive as well. The funny thing is, Alec's position on why he stopped reading tarot falls right in line with my philosophy when it comes to reading tarot:
  • Notes & Thoughtsplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigNotes & Thoughts

    Introduction

    My introduction to Tarot happened one sunny afternoon in 2015, while standing in line at Barnes & Noble. My then-fiancé (now husband) encouraged me to buy the cards, after he saw me playing with the Running Press Tarot Kit at the register. I played around with the kit a few times, but didn't really find it very interesting beyond the initial novelty of something I was taught as a child was necessarily satanic and evil.
  • Tarot Deck Reviewsplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigTarot Deck Reviews

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    ... Beautiful illustrations with no distracting flaws. Very good illustrations that lack the “oomph” of a five-star deck. “Hotel art” - styling that is generic, odd faces and people, or otherwise a little off.
  • Tarot Spreadsplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigTarot Spreads

    These are the spreads I use for my own readings. I will be creating spreads and listing those here, as well.

    Most of the spreads I use are generic enough that they can be found in many tarot books and resources, so I haven't included source links for most of them.
  • Complete Deck Listplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigComplete Deck List

    These are Tarot decks I own. Some I use more regularly than others; some I don't use at all.
  • Tarot Zodiac Calculatorplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigTarot Zodiac Calculator

    Tarot For Your Self

    this one

    you

    definitely
  • The Greenwood Wheel of the Yearplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Greenwood Wheel of the Year

    The Greenwood Wheel of the Year

New for September 2020!

I discovered the Greenwood Tarotplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigGreenwood Tarot

Deck Notes

The Greenwood Tarot is a well-known Tarot deck that has been out of print for some time (as of September 2020). It's apparently coveted by a lot of Tarot readers and collectors, but I find the artwork pretty juvenile and unappealing. What's much more interesting is the wheel of the year methodology created by the artist. She has generously provided her own thoughts on the cards and the wheel of the year at the deck's official website,
and its artist's notes this month, and took the time to recreate the Wheel of the Year model that originally came with that deck.

Head to The Wheel of the Yearplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Greenwood Wheel of the Year

The Greenwood Wheel of the Year
for more information.

New For August 2020!

I've created a tool for determining your zodiac spread, based on your birthday and astrological signs. This makes use of a methodology described in Mary K. Greer's Tarot For Your Self.

👉 Check it out here!plugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigTarot Zodiac Calculator

Tarot For Your Self

this one

you

definitely
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The tarot has been used for divinatory and meditative purposes since at least the 18th century. The 22 trump cards of the major arcana date back to the 15th century (the mid-1400s), but didn't find widespread application as a tool of divination until the resurgence of spirituality during the Romantic era.

This section of the wicci covers notes and thoughts on the exploration of tarot as a tool of psychological health and introspection, rather than a tool of divination and fortunetelling.

Readingsplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigTarot Readings

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I read Tarot almost exclusively for myself. I've also done informal readings for fun with family members, but have yet to get into reading for others. Because my view of Tarot focuses on self-reflection and self-improvement, so far I've found it to be very personal, which makes reading for others something very personal, and I'm not confident enough in my intuitive reading skills to go down that road.
provided are for reference use only. You must be a registered member to access this section. I currently tend to favor spreads from Psychic Revelation, because they're pretty straightforward. The specific spreads I use are listed on my spread templates pageplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigTarot Spreads

These are the spreads I use for my own readings. I will be creating spreads and listing those here, as well.

Most of the spreads I use are generic enough that they can be found in many tarot books and resources, so I haven't included source links for most of them.
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I am working on archiving as much of Alec Satinplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigAlec Satin

For about two decades, a guy named Alec Satin made a name for himself in online (and offline) tarot communities as a well-read expert on the subjects of both reading tarot, and creating tarot spreads.

In 2015, Alec converted to devout Christianity, deleted his entire tarot website, and appears to have nuked it from the Internet Archive as well. The funny thing is, Alec's position on why he stopped reading tarot falls right in line with my philosophy when it comes to reading tarot:
's work as I can find, because I think it's important to not censor information simply because we believe it might be “dangerous.” If you have archived content of his - especially spreads and spread details, please let me know!

If you're interested in the decks I use (or own), you can check out deck reviews hereplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigTarot Deck Reviews

...

lot

... Beautiful illustrations with no distracting flaws. Very good illustrations that lack the “oomph” of a five-star deck. “Hotel art” - styling that is generic, odd faces and people, or otherwise a little off.
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