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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The Magician & The Devil     Let’s look at an interesting pairing this month, and compare The Magician with The Devil. Yes, these two Major Arcana cards have differences, but they have similarities, too. First, let’s review some terms. If you’ve read my column before, you can skip the next two paragraphs. There are 22 Major Arcana cards in a Tarot deck, with numbers from 0 to 21; the Majors usually deal with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. An archetype (pronounced “ark eh type”) is a generic, idealized…

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    Oracle Deck Review – The Eternal Seeker Oracle by Pamela Steele

    Oracle Deck Review The Eternal Seeker Oracle by Pamela Steele Publisher: Red Feather 33 Cards 133 Pages Publication Date: March 28, 2021     The Eternal Seeker Oracle is an Oracle deck containing cards based on the prime archetypes associated with the Major Arcana of the Tarot, created by Pamela Steele, Tarot reader, author and artist, and is published by Red Feather Mind Body Spirit, an imprint of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA 19301. This Oracle is meant to be used either independently and on its own, or in combination with Tarot decks, and offers an opportunity to explore the innermost workings of the human psyche.…

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    Book Review – Practical Tarot Techniques: Your Essential Tool Kit for Better Readings by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin

    Book Review Practical Tarot Techniques Your Essential Tool Kit for Better Readings by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin Publisher: Llewellyn Publications 240 Pages Publication Date: September 8, 2019     Originally published in 2012 under the title Tarot Face To Face, this 2019 version titled Practical Tarot Techniques is published by Llewellyn Publications, a Division of Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd., 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125-2989. Copywrite by both authors in 2012 (Tarot Face to Face) and 2019 (Practical Tarot Techniques). Practical Tarot Techniques is a 6 inch by 9 inch soft cover book with a matte finish full color front cover showing four card images, and a back cover containing…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The Knight of Pentacles & The Knight of Swords     For this month’s comparison we are going back to the Court Cards. Let us examine a Tarot “Royal” pair by getting to know the Knights via the Knight of Pentacles and the Knight of Swords. Just in case this is the first time you are reading my column, we will first review some basic information. A Tarot deck has 78 cards. There are 22 Major Arcana cards dealing with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. There are 56 Minor…

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    Oracle Deck Review – The Goracle: A Dark Oracle Deck by Nick Ribera

    Oracle Deck Review The Goracle A Dark Oracle Deck by Nick Ribera KickStarter Insert from interview     The Goracle is an oracle deck created by artist Nick Ribera that explores the beauty to be found in pain and death, and their role in learning intimately about the self. As this deck just began its Kickstarter program on July 1, I only have card samples, a generous 17 of them, to review. They came in a nice black envelope along with a brief description of the theme and design of the deck. The cards themselves are 3 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches with color images (mostly black, gray, white…

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    Tarot Deck Review – The Dark Goddess Tarot by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince

    Tarot Deck Review The Dark Goddess Tarot by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince Publisher: Red Feather Mind/Body/Spirit 176 Pages Publication Date: October 28, 2020     The Dark Goddess Tarot is created by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince (copyright 2020 by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince), and published by Red Feather Mind/Body/Spirit, an imprint of Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA 19310. The Dark Goddess Tarot is a fascinating and beautifully lavish deck that explores 78 powerful female archetypes and the feminine powers inherent in magic, mystery, death, sex, dominion, and shadow. The Dark Goddess Tarot comes in a 6 1/4 inch by 9 inch cardboard box with a magnetic lid. The box is matte finish…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing the Four of Swords & the Four of Cups     This month we will talk about two Tarot cards that approach the same concept, withdrawal, from two different vantage points. Let’s investigate the Four of Cups and the Four of Swords. The Four of Cups and the Four of Swords are Minor Arcana cards, so we know the message offered by these cards will most likely be more immediate in nature, or will most likely be connected to more day-to-day issues. The easiest way to get a decent understanding of a Minor Arcana card is to examine its number, or in the case of Court Cards, its rank,…

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    Interview with Nick Ribera – Creator of The Goracle

    Interview with Artist Nick Ribera     The Goracle is an oracle deck created by artist Nick Ribera that explores the beauty and power to be found in pain and death, and their role in learning intimately about the self. After reviewing card samples of The Goracle, I was excited to speak to Nick and find out more about this remarkable Oracle deck. Raushanna (RA): This is quite a striking and intense Oracle deck! My first question is the obvious one: what inspired you to create The Goracle? Nick Ribera (NR): Hello Raushanna! Thanks so much for speaking with me today. We’ll have to go back to 2018. I have…

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    Oracle Deck Review – The Living Legacy Oracle by Angie McCoy Hills

    Oracle Deck Review The Living Legacy Oracle by Angie McCoy Hills     The Living Legacy Oracle, self-published by the creator of the Oracle, Angie McCoy Hills. I name her “creator” rather than “author,” because it is the purchaser of this unique Oracle deck that is the author of their deck. The Living Legacy Oracle is a unique Oracle, inspirational in content and entirely customized by you, the purchaser. The Oracle is created to memorialize the advice, guidance and words of wisdom offered by you, an ancestor, or a loved one, to be gifted to a family member, a loved one, or kept for personal healing. I reviewed a sample…

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    Tarot Talk

    Comparing The Emperor & The Hierophant     We have already compared The Empress and The High Priestess. This month, we will return to the Major Arcana, and compare The Emperor and The Hierophant. Before we begin breaking them down, let’s define and remind ourselves of some terms. There are 22 Major Arcana cards in a Tarot deck, with numbers from 0 to 21; the Majors usually deal with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. An archetype (pronounced “ark eh type”) is a generic, idealized model of a person, an object,…