Ripened Narcissism

…A Mystic’s Perspective by Ari Honarvar, creator of Rumi’s Gift Oracle Cards. Myths, told from a different perspective, can change our outlook and inject our life with a sense of joy and freedom. One of my favorite retellings is featured in the “Confidence Card” of Rumi’s Gift Oracle Set. In the Greek Myth of Narcissus, the ill-fated chap falls in love with his own image in the lake. This adoration renders him unable to move…

Target Practice

by Gabi Angus-West, creator of Bonefire Tarot. Have you ever approached a deadline? And did it occur that the word deadline may own a rather more sinister origin story than merely the unpleasantness you feel as you strive to meet expectations agreed to and placed upon you while striving not be labeled as an over-promiser (or worse, an under-deliverer)? Etymologically, the word “deadline” initially connotated one drawn around imprisoned Union soldiers in Confederate prisons. They…

Eternal Seeker Oracle

by Pamela Steele, creator of REDFeather’s newest release: Eternal Seeker Oracle. Inspired by the tarot’s major arcana, the Eternal Seeker Oracle has evolved from over 40 years of tarot study and reflection. In 1978, I acquired my first deck, the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot. After returning to the motel where my cousin, Maya, and I were camped, I opened the cards and laid them on the bed to have a first look at my first deck. After…

A Cultural Influence on Tarot: Tarot of the Moors

by Gina G. Thies, author of Tarot of the Moors and Tarot Coupling: Resources and Resolutions for Relationship Readings. When I was introduced to tarot cards over 25 years ago in a reading at a UFO conference in New Orleans, I could not have imagined the odyssey it would be as I celebrate my first published tarot deck. When tarot is mentioned or referenced, many times for those who have never had the opportunity to…

Dreams, Hummingbirds & the Soul

by Yasmeen Westwood, award-winning author of The Tarot of Enchanted Dreams. It’s going to be two years in November since my first tarot deck — The Tarot of Enchanted Dreams — was released. What an amazing moment it is, to see your work being sold all over the world! The deck was named runner-up in the CARTA Awards and won the Bronze at the COVR Awards, too. Not bad for a deck that was created…

Spirits of Palo Kimbisa

Or, Tonight on Lucero TV: Wheel of Lucero! by Sophia Kelly Shultz, co-author of Seeking the Spirits of Palo Kimbisa: Exploring the Mysterious World of the Afro-Cuban Religion with Tata Rodriguez. I have a deadline for this blog entry:  February 19th. It is February 18th.  So far I have a great idea, and about 20 handwritten pages with which I am enormously dissatisfied.  “This is such a great idea,” I mutter.  “I even have a terrific…

Imbolc and the Sacred Horns

by Laura Perry, author of The Minoan Tarot. This week marks the Gaelic festival of Imbolc, the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. This is the time of new beginnings and fresh starts. In the British Isles and parts of North America, it’s the point when we start looking for signs of Spring, signals that life is returning to the land. So what could Imbolc possibly have to do with the Minoans of…

The GREAT INBETWEENING

Welcome Yule! The Winter Solstice. The Time of Inbetweening. by Ted Enik, co-author with Beth Roth of Wee Witches — a playful and richly symbolic introduction to the world of Wicca and the magic of Nature. A Very Jolly Holiday to You! Some say “Jól” is Viking for “wheel.” Early calendars used a wheel to mark when the holiday rolled around. And the ye Olde English word “jolly” also comes from “Jól.” A Jolly Holiday! ­Solstice is…

Oracle vs. Tarot?

–OR–The Differences Between Designing and Creating Oracle Cards vs. Tarot Cards (A.K.A playing it safe vs. facing your deepest, darkest fears….) by Michelle Motuzas, author of RedFeather’s new release, Intuitive Wisdom Color-Your-Deck Tarot, as well as Shamanic Healing Oracle Cards, The Wild Elemental Oracle, and The Empathic Oracle (co-authored with Steve Wilson). When RedFeather asked me to write blog posts in the past, I jumped at the chance to create content that might educate, inspire,…

Inspirational Visions

by guest author Judy Mastrangelo, creator of RedFeather’s new release: Inspirational Visions Oracle Cards. Welcome to my world of Fantasy, where I create imaginative paintings, write and illustrate fairy tales, and communicate with the spirits of nature.  Flowers, trees, mountains, and clouds are just a few of the fantastic and beautiful aspects of Mother Nature, and they are our friends.  I love to share these feelings of love for the world around us.  I also…