Reflecting on Creating The Transparent Tarot

by Emily Carding, multi-talented creator of The Transparent Tarot (both 1st and 2nd Editions), The Transparent Oracle, and Tarot of the Sidhe. The Bolt of Inspiration It’s 12 years now since The Transparent Tarot was first released, and so it must have been a good couple of years before that (at a guess — publishing is a slow process but also I’m terrible with time) when I first had the idea and immediately started working…

Empathic Card Reading

This week’s guest author is Michelle Motuzas, creator of The Shamanic Healing Oracle and The Empathic Oracle (with Steve Wilson). How to Use Your Empathic/ Intuitive Skills in Card Reading by Michelle Motuzas Empathy? Intuition? Psychic? Are they the same? Are they different? Do they overlap?  Does it matter? When Red Feather asked me to write a blog article on using empathy to read oracle cards, I jumped at the chance, mostly because I thought…

The Art of Beth Seilonen

by Beth Seilonen, creator of Tarot Leaves, Guardian Tarot, Bleu Cat Tarot, and Dream Raven Tarot. Beth’s Ravyness Drakon Tarot is coming in 2021! From Chickens to Dances: Tarot as Biography and Story My Tarot decks are visual stories. Many, if not most, are biographical.  They celebrate life through development and guidance, showing us all how we continue to rise and strive to be better than we were the day before. The art I have…

Manifest Your Greatness

Embrace your creative self this week with a personal message to inspire you by artist Amy E. Chace, creator of Manifesting Your Greatness: An Oracle Deck and The Manifestation Journal. EXTRA fun to be had with the Manifesting Your Greatness Oracle Deck by Amy Chace! Hello, My name is Amy Chace, and I created the Manifesting Your Greatness Oracle deck.  When people ask me how to use my deck, first I tell them to meditate…

A Soft Place to Fall

Mothering the Self by Jo Jayson, author and illustrator of Self-Love through the Sacred Feminine: A Guide through the Paintings & Channelings of Jo Jayson The Mother: a nurturer and caregiver who loves, feeds, and waters her children like they were little fragile seedlings, with gentle support and encouragement to grow into strong and secure bigger beings. A mother’s love is the most unconditional of all types of love. It is a love that embodies…

Collaging a Soul Seal

by Amy Zerner, co-author with Monte Farber of The Creativity Oracle and The Enchanted Love Tarot Perhaps there has been no better time to explore ourselves as the creators of our own lives. While so many of us are home or isolated, many of us find ourselves sifting through what remains, missing those we love, longing for experiences gone, and piecing together the parts of ourselves that seem lost to us right now. This is…

Carrot Cards Rabbit Wisdom

by K. Meriwether Baxter, creator of Carrot Cards: Old-Time Rabbit Wisdom, who studied philosophy at Yale University before undertaking the practice of law. He and his wife currently live in Wisconsin where they have the opportunity to study closely the ways of the rabbit and vice versa. He hopes to introduce the gentle wisdom of the Old Rabbit to a wider audience. Thousands of years before the great disruption, also known as mankind, a set…

Gratitude for Presence

A Day With Monet by Julie Shields, co-creator of Thank Forward: A Gratitude Action Kit Have you ever experienced sensory overload? The kind where each one of your senses is evoked and running at 110% capacity? The sounds turn into static, the sights start to swirl, your heartbeat speeds up, and your head is about to burst. I found myself in the most unlikely place experiencing this so-called phenomenon, at the Denver Art Museum. For…

Part 2: How to Use the Shadowland Tarot Deck

by Monica Bodirsky Last week in Part 1, I spoke about my own experiences with shadows, and as we move from winter to spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it is a perfect time to shake out a few cobwebs. Today in Part 2, I will share how I use a simple 3-card spread that will offer you insight and direction to a block you may be experiencing. Over the years I have found that most…

Shadows and Light

by Monica Bodirsky The first memory I have of seeing a shadow was an hour southeast of Detroit in Point Pelee National Park, Canada. I was two years old and my parents took our family camping to this beautiful space outside of the city during the hottest days of August. After unpacking after a long day we were exhausted and fell into our sleeping bags for the night in the refreshingly cool night air. We…