Choosing the “Right” Tarot Deck

Originally posted on Evolutionary Tarot & Circle Ways:
In online fora and in conversations with prospective students, I’m often asked, “James, what’s a good beginner’s tarot deck?”  My answer is that I don’t believe that there’s such a thing as a beginner’s deck or an advanced person’s deck. There’s a world of images out there…

Deck Anatomy

I’ve always viewed tarot as a complete representation of us. No matter which cards are drawn, the entire pack is within us, so every single card is ALWAYS relevant… But of course there are times when certain aspects of ourselves are more prevalent than others.

Pairspectives #3: Decision

Our most difficult decisions are probably when both choices seem absolutely equal — in rewards and risks, benefits and sacrifices. This is, of course, what makes them so difficult! When presented with unequal choice, the decisions are not usually so difficult. We may still not necessarily make the “right” choices, due to a number of…

Tarot’s Twos

The next several posts in the Pairspectives series will be spreads based on the tarot’s twos — taking the theme of each card and creating a spread from each theme. In the process, we will inevitably explore aspects of each of these cards themselves, possibly giving new understanding to those cards that can be applied…

Pairspectives #2: Knowing Choices

This exercise will help you recognize reading patterns, help you develop your intuitive skills, as well as developing discernment around projection vs reality. All of this will in turn help you see through the cards and your own biases to the heart of matters you inquire about.

Pairspectives #1: Cut Deep

This is less of a 2-card reading, and more of a one-card reading plus a bias, but it starts moving us out of one-card territory.

2-Card Readings: Pairspectives Series

Cards are best viewed in relationship. Here’s an exercise to develop the most important relationship in your life — your relationship with yourself

Looking into 2016 with The Orbifold Tarot

This variation of the many year ahead forecasts uses the deck’s three sections for a distinct purpose each — a Major for the overall theme of the year, 4 Courts for the quarterly themes, and 12 Minors for a monthly breakdown:

***Major Update***

The wait is almost over! I have been working very hard through many technical difficulties (I could never have imagined such a simple deck would be so tough to produce!). After all the delays and challenges, I finally made the difficult decision to change printers. It was the best decision, however, the resulting deck will…

It’s coming …

Major Update on the Orbifold Tarot coming soon! Thank you everyone who has continued to support me, your patience is not only valued but will be rewarded. Watch for the update here within the next few days. Michael

Orbifold Tarot Update

I know many of you are anxiously awaiting your copy of The Orbifold Tarot, originally scheduled for delivery by the end of September.