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Tarot Visions: How to Deal with Dishonest Querants

January 19th, 2018

Rose Red and Jaymi discuss dealing with dishonest querents. We’re talking about skeptics, people that are dishonest about what they want, and folks that look for their own meanings in a reading. Shout out to Andrew McGregor for suggesting this topic. Reach out and join the discussion on our Facebook page or our twitter feeds: @RoseRedTarot or @jaymi_elford.

Plugs: NorthWest Tarot Symposium (NWTS) is coming in March! Register now and join in the fun. Today is Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday. Don’t forget to look for This and Nothing More, the illuminated Edgar Allen Poe book by Matt and Hope Hughes. 

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Tarot Visions: NYE/2018 Year Planning Spreads

January 12th, 2018

Rose Red and Jaymi reveal their NYE and 2018 year-long planning spreads. They discuss what they did and examine the similarities and differences. Rose used a 13-card major arcana monthly thematic spread. Jaymi’s NYE spread was from Beth of Little Red Tarot. Jaymi's posting her results over at Inner Compass Tarot, so you can see all 36(!) cards in their glory. Did you use tarot to help plan your 2018? Let us know by leaving your comments below!

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Tarot Visions: We’re Back, Welcome to 2018!

January 2nd, 2018

Rose Red and Jaymi are back after taking a bit of a long holiday break. Listen in as the girls talk about their plans for the future, their PantheaCon adventures (coming February 16-19, 2018 to a DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose), and their plans for this new year. Their words for 2018 include: Faith, Community, and Connections. Connect with jaymi at Inner Compass Tarot Coaching or on twitter @jaymi_elford. Find Rose Red on twitter and Instagram at @RoseRedTarot.

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Tarot Visions: Tarot and Lenormand with Maree Bento

November 24th, 2017

Rose Red and Jaymi chat with the purveyor of creative decks, Maree Bento. Maree is the creator of the Antiquarian Lenormand and Tarot decks and a wonderful reader. She stops by to chat about her creativity, inspiration, and informs us about her upcoming project, the Divine Muses Oracle. In this episode, we mention a few decks including Pixie’s Astounding Lenormand, Pam’s Vintage Tarot, and the Esslin decks.

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Tarot Visions: Chat with Mary K Greer

November 17th, 2017

Our favorite jet-setting tarotista, Mary K Greer,  takes some time out of her busy schedule to chat with Rose Red and Jaymi. Mary’s a very busy instructor in 2018. She’ll be teaching at PantheaCon, and at the now sold out Readers Studio in New York. She’ll be traveling back to China to teach at least twice more. And she’s running a wonderful tour of Britain and Scotland with her “Tarot Magic in Merlin’s Britain and Scotland” program. (Sign up by the end of November 2017 to secure your spot!) Mary also gives us many tales about Pamela Coleman Smith, as she is in the process of writing a book with US Games, Inc. about the artist extraordinare herself. This book is due out in 2018, as well. The girls have decided that Mary is welcome to tell more tales at anytime!

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Tarot Visions: A Chat with the Metaphysical Men

November 10th, 2017

Rose Red and Jaymi catch up with the Metaphysical Men, Fred West and John Hijatt. This dynamic duo runs the Divination Suite every year at PantheaCon in San Jose, where attendees hang out and chat about all things divination. The guys are also very active in the divination scene; John is working on self-publishing a 35-card Christmas Oracle deck (due out this winter season). He also records the Heathen-based podcast, Gifts of the Wyrd, and teaches rune/oracle classes at their local metaphysical shop. While Fred organizes the San Diego Cartomancer Collective, which connects readers to one another. Accessible to all levels, share spreads, techniques, and learn from one another.

 

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Tarot Visions: Art and Symbolism with Elizabeth Leggett

October 27th, 2017

Sing it with us, “It’s a small world after all…” This week Rose finds out how Elizabeth Leggitt has a mutual friend in Jaymi. We discuss her creative process and uncover how she developed her own tarot deck. We learn the happiness of winning not just one, but two, Hugos! and unpack some symbolism inside her art. Find out more about Elizabeth at her website and go check out the book Retrograde by Peter Cawdron (featuring her wonderful cover art). We also highly recommend you check out her Harbinger series. Amazing work!

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Tarot Visions: Interview with Arwen Lynch Poe

September 8th, 2017

In this episode, the girls call upon Arwen Lynch Poe (check out her Patreon!)  to help Jaymi sort out some writing issues by using advice from her book, Mapping the Hero’s Journey. She also gives us the scoop about her vision for The Cartomancer magazine, and her other awesome projects, like the tarot blog hop (note, this is a closed group, so you’ll have to ask permission to join the fun!). Planning on doing NaNoWriMo? Go get her book. While you’re at it, go subscribe to The Cartomancer, too.

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Tarot Visions: Edgar Allen Poe Mysteries with Matt and Hope Hughes

September 1st, 2017

Fall is rapidly approaching. Pumpkin pie, hoodies, and halloween decorations… ravens. Wait, ravens? Yes, ravens. This week we talk with Matt and Hope Hughes once more about their newest creation and kickstarter, the illustrated Edgar Allen Poe book. Come with us on this journey as we learn more about Poe, his works, his spiritual beliefs and this fantastic project which kickstarts on September 12th. If you act fast, you can record some sound bites of your voice to one of 3 poe poems for them to select from and use in their Kickstarter campaign. Check www.eapoebook.com for more details.

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Tarot Visions: Tarot and Gaming series: interview with Satyros Phil Brucato

August 25th, 2017

In this episode, we used our random character generator to conjure up “a satyr line developer” by the name of Satyros Phil Brucato, award-winning author. We discuss his sordid history of gaming, from his involvement with White Wolf Game Studio as the line developer for Mage the Ascension, and Sorcerer’s Crusade games to creating the urban fantasy Deliria, Faerie Tales for the New Millennium. We talk about the Mage: The Ascension tarot deck and using playing cards to create unique resolution systems. As a bonus, he tells us more about the Dreamdancer Oracle, a collaborative production with Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. Warning: explicit cussing does occur in this week's episode.

You can find Phil, and more on his prolific creative projects, at:

Facebook: Phil Brucato, author group

Blog: https://satyrosphilbrucato.wordpress.com

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/philbrucato

Telesterion band

Art of Mage book (look for the revised version at drive through RPG)

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