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Tarot Visions: State of the Podcast

April 20th, 2018

Rose Red and Jaymi do some real talk this week. We introduce our new sound engineer Michael Charboneau (huge thanks for taking over the editing work), discuss future plans for the podcast and remind you all that we’re listening and want to know what you want for Tarot Visions. If you have topics, or want to be interviewed, ping us on our Facebook page, or on our individual twitter feeds: @roseredtarot and @jaymi_elford.




Tarot Visions: The Language of Tarot

April 6th, 2018

Tarot is a wonderful tool. Like any other tool, it has a language which develops naturally all on its own. In this episode Rose Red and Jaymi demystify the acronyms and insider knowledge around the language of tarot. We discuss some of our favorite people, structure, and three letter acronyms, including the famous LWB! Thanks again to Michael Charboneau for producing this week’s cast.


A list of words we chat about, include:

  • LWB-- little white book, the booklet or the book that comes with a deck
  • RWS-- Rider Waite Smith deck
  • PCS-- Pamela Colman Smith
  • Major’s only-- decks, or exercises, using only the 22 major arcana of a full tarot deck
  • Tarot PDA-- jaymi’s definition for a tarot journal
  • TSW-- This Stuff Works
  • YMMV-- Your mileage May Vary
  • Waite-- AE Waite
  • Crowley-- Aleister Crowley
  • Lady Freida Harris-- Artist of the Thoth deck
  • MLP-- My Little Pony (not really mentioned, thought we'd see if you were still with us)
  • 3cd-- three card draw
  • CoTD-- card of the day
  • HM-- Hidden Message (card pulled from the bottom of the deck)

Did we miss any good tarot language items? Let us know in the comments below!


Tarot Visions: Vikings, Card Decks, and a Tarot Update, Oh my… the Hughes Return

March 23rd, 2018

After a short hiatus, Rose Red and Jaymi return. This time they catch with Matt and Hope Hughes. Great news, their Ethereal Visions Tarot is shipping and boy is it amazing. Jaymi and Rose Red agree the deck is a total winner.


But that’s not all, for the dynamic couple is busy at work on funding another deck through Kickstarter! This time it’s a playing card deck based on Norse/Viking structures. Called the Gjallarhorn deck, this already funded deck features nifty illustrations of the Norse gods. Matt and Hope tell us about how they teamed up with Doctor Jackson Crawford, Instructor of Nordic Studies and Nordic Program Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder (formerly UC Berkeley and UCLA) to get their inspiration. He’s quite prolific and has several books on Norse mythology and has a great youtube channel and several books on the subject.


Finally, in September, the Hughes plan to re-do the kickstarter for the Dreamscape Oracle, a 24-card companion oracle to the Ethereal Visions Tarot.


A big shout out to Michael Charboneau for producing today's podcast file. You rock!


No New Tarot Visions for March 2nd

February 25th, 2018

Hi everyone, Rose Red and Jaymi are busy working on the NorthWest Tarot Symposium (NWTS) this week and don't have time to record a new episode. We'll resume regular shows after the symposium is over. We look forward to seeing those who do come up to Portland, Oregon for the 4th Annual NWTS. Come visit us at the Con Ops/Registration desk and say hi (we'll have ribbons).

Tarot Visions: Live from PantheaCon

February 23rd, 2018

Live from PantheaCon 2018 it’s Tarot Visions! Imagine Rose Red and Jaymi sitting in a room with a studio audience and that’s what your hearing. We chatted about various topics from tarot spells and how we do them, to what divination classes were on the program during the weekend, to tarot fashion. We even learned that there IS an app for a tarot-based dating sim (available for Android and iOS). A huge thank you to John and Fred, hosts of the Divination suite, and an even BIGGER thank you for everyone who listened in, contributed, and hung out with us all!


Tarot Visions: Interview with Shelley Carter

February 16th, 2018

In this week’s episode, Rose Red and Jaymi chat with Shelley Carter who curated the fabulous The Tarot Lovers: Works of Heart art exhibit which opened this past weekend in Ontario. This wonderful art installation features works from both the tarot tribe and artists around the world. Shelley shares stories of the art (as well as some images, which you can find on the facebook page) and describes the process of going from creating the Elora Tarot to curating an art exhibit.


Tarot Visions: Interview with Emily Carlin

February 9th, 2018

Rose Red and Jaymi talk pop culture and dark arts with Emily Carlin this week. Emily shares her 13-tile, "bone" tossing, pop culture divination technique as well as describing her background on delving into the darker side of magic. Look for her Defense Against the Dark book on amazon.com and read more about her pop culture experiments at her blog, Exoteric Magic. You can find Emily at the occasional festival, or in and around Seattle. Connect with Emily by emailing her at emily@e-carlin.com.


Tarot Visions: Love Readings and Spreads

February 2nd, 2018

Love is in the air, have you had your inoculation yet? This week Rose Red and Jaymi chat about one of tarot’s top draws: romance! Listen in as they discuss their favorite spreads, suggest ways to get the best out of your romantic and couple readings this season, and discuss some ancillary topics around relationship questions and what clients bring to the table.


Tarot Visions: Blue Moon Readings

January 26th, 2018

Blue moons occur every 2.5 years! They’re full moons occurring twice in the same month. Luckily for us, January 2018 has its own blue moon. Join Rose Red and Jaymi as they discuss their thoughts about the full moon and what readings or rituals they’ll do during this special time. Some of our fabulous tarot and astrology peeps who share their wisdom on these events include: Ethony Dawn and Theresa Reed. Are you doing something? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page.

Edited on Jan 31: here's Jaymi's write up on what she did.


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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