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Over the weekend, I had a conversation with a lonely person. I was chatting with a friend outside a pub when he approached us and struck up a conversation. He tried to make a connection with us by sharing stories about his expensive homes and cars, but unable to impress, he awkwardly retreated back to the bar. Later at home, I started thinking about that man and looked him up in the Tarot, as I do sometimes with people and situations. I found him (can you guess which card?) and then I sorted through and found seven other cards where I saw loneliness indicated. The more I looked at the cards, the more I found they fell into two distinct groups. This is how loneliness shows up in a tarot reading, by shutting down and building walls, or by retreating inward and away.

This post is a monster, so grab a cup of coffee before you continue! 😉

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Video review: The Dark Goddess Tarot

I was happy to be on the gifting end of a copy of the Dark Goddess Tarot by Ellen Lorenzi Prince. When I originally saw the images of the cards online, I didn’t feel drawn to them, despite the appealing subject matter. After having a copy of the cards in my hands though, I must admit to being a little more than smitten. The deck …

Overwhelm and the Ten of Wands

I can’t think of a single card in the Minor Arcana of the Tarot that fits my life any better than the 10 of Wands.  What do you see when you look at the card? Yourself? What do you feel? I feel tired. The way I feel after working in the office all day and then cooking dinner, running around to playdates and baseball practices, …


One way to bring your tarot readings (especially when they involve those tricky Major Arcana cards) down to earth, is to pair them with a few Lenormand cards. Here I have Temperance from Robert Place’s beautiful The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery, along with the Scythe and Fish cards from my 1860 Dondorf Lenormand.

The message I’m getting is that I need to use my discernment specifically when it comes to investments. Should I consider cutting loose from unprofitable projects?

What do you see in these cards?


The card I drew today for my guiding question was the Queen of Swords from the Jolanda Tarot (borderectomied by yours truly).  Read More

How to use tarot to know what your lover is thinking

Short answer: Nope. Long answer: Last week I was approached by a fellow reader (not a professional, but a devoted cartomancer) with a question. She said that when she read for other people, she felt her intuition was spot on. No question too big, no spread of cards too small. But when she read for herself, about other people, she found the cards gave her …


On Tuesdays, I let the cards do the asking. The question I’m pondering today, “Where do you grow from here?” Featuring the Seven of Pentacles from the Victoria Regina Tarot by Sarah Ovenall.


What question is this card asking you?

How do you answer it?

Hello Kitty Tarot redux (or if you dream it, it will come)

You know the one. You wait for it to come around. Thinking, once I’ve found my IT deck, I’ll finally be able to read cards. The IT Deck is sort of a myth, I’ve discovered. I didn’t actually take to the cards until I spent a great deal of time focusing on ONE tarot deck for awhile — that was the Morgan Greer. The Aquarian …

The Tarot Lovers

In which I sound like some kind of professional intuitive instead of the Sassy Sibyl you all know and love… This was written last year for Flock. I’m sharing here now, since I’m no longer there. 🙂 I’ve updated the post with some photos of different Lovers cards from my collection. I purposely chose some lesser known and strange ones. What is the oddest Lovers …

Contemplative vs. Predictive Divination


I want to make a confession. Until recently, I almost never used spreads[1. For the n00bs out there, a tarot spread refers to the arrangement of the cards on the table. Placing your cards in a specific layout will give each card significance based on the meaning assigned to the spread position. For example, you might do a 3-card reading, laying the three cards in …