If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll know that I’m currently moving. It’s been a harrowing process. Finding an apartment, not being able to move in for nearly a month (due to renovations), then having to go to IKEA to … Continue reading
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s got a card that seems to ALWAYS come up when doing a self-reading. It can be a little comforting, a little creepy, a little frustrating all at once, when you do spread … Continue reading
I’m posting my first spread. A few days ago, I realized that the upcoming month was going to be pretty big for me: I’m finally moving into my apartment; the non profit I work for is having its conference in January, so the majority of the prep is happening now; I’m starting a new job very soon. I decided I wanted a little guidance – a little outline so to say for this month.
I used the Dreaming Way Tarot (which I just bought and love, love, love to death). Here are my results!
So earlier this week my roommate and I went to IKEA to shop for furniture for our new apartment. IKEA is a weird, terrifying place. A place of fake living rooms and weird stuffed animals around every corner. A place … Continue reading
Pretty self explanatory title there. Do I (J.J.) read reversals? The answer is… SOMETIMES. I know, mysterious, dodgy, etc. etc. But actually the times when I choose to read reversals/not read reversals isn’t that hard to figure out. I just … Continue reading
The sixth card in the Major Arcana – “The Lovers” – has been coming up for me a lot in recent readings. Career, wellness, relationships (squeal!) – this card has turned into one of those cards that’s always showing up, … Continue reading
I know a lot of people express frustration with the Two of Wands. “It’s too much like the Three of Wands!” “Is it positive or negative?” “What’s with that weirdo globe imagery?” “No, seriously, it’s way too much like the … Continue reading
My name’s J.J. and I have been reading Tarot for about a year. Not professionally, but for friends, acquaintances, anyone who’s been interested in/willing to have a reading done. I’m not very “out” with my Tarot reading for a lot of reasons:
- I was raised in a liberal, hyper-intellectual family where admitting you were spiritual was close to admitting you voted for McCain.
- I don’t really have any “Tarot” friends. My social networks are way more interested in Bioshock, Shakespeare, Rachel Maddow and 30 Rock. (I’m into all those things too, to be fair to those earth-bound troglodytes I call my friends.)
- I’m a writer and a stand up comedian. Aaand maybe I missed the crystals episode of the Sarah Silverman show, but being a Tarot Reading sitcom writer doesn’t strike me as a particularly regular occurrence.
But ever since my sister bought me a Tarot deck last July, I have been over the moon in love with Tarot, and honestly find so much guidance/relaxation in my readings. I have a Tarot journal, I’ve really started to have my own relationship with my deck and my cards – it’s an awesome feeling.
Maybe I’m just afraid to ruin my “funny, quirky girl at the party” image with my kooky-new age side. (And yeah, I just called myself funny – I’m also a self-indulgent Tarot Reading Asshole, apparently.) So I’m starting this blog to help me discover myself as a Tarot Reader/Tarot Enthusiast and hopefully talk Tarot with a bunch of other kooky new age peeps.
(I swear I’m not actually an asshole, please talk to me.)