78 Notes to Self: A Tarot Journal

We are all wanderers on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Notable Nods
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Happy 100th Podcast to The Tarot Connection! For Leisa Refalo's most recent podcast she invited a panel of four other tarot readers and professionals from the tarot community to exchange ideas and opinions about some of the recent "hot topics" in the tarot world today:
* Certification
* Legitimizing Tarot vs.Reading on the Fringe
* Individual Expression
* Spiritual Elitism
* Tarot Police
* Counseling
* Rephrasing Questions
* Insurance Fraud
* Copyrights & Trademarks
* Fraud
* World Tarot Day
* Intellectual Property
  Her guests for the discussion were Donnaleigh, radio podcast personality, professional tarot reader & psychic artist; Storm Cestivani, Celebrity Psychic; Thalassa, producer of the San Francisco Bay Area Tarot Symposium; and me, Ginny Hunt, professional tarot reader and author of the tarot blog 78 Notes To Self. The show approaches these topics in order to generate discussion, not to be any kind of authoritative word on them and there were some valid points to consider, especially if one reads tarot professionally or attempting to offer something valuable to the tarot community at large.  I recommend also reading the comments section below the podcast on the site.

If you've never checked out author and artist Enrique Enriquez's blog, tarology (beta), it's a must.  Very creative and loaded with rich articles, poetry and musings.   He's the author of the e-book Looking at the Marseilles Tarot: Notes on Tarot's Optical Language.  He makes this ancient deck accessible and workable even for those who don't get non-pictorial pips.  Enrique has been featuring the most fascinating conversations with contributors in the tarot community.  They're not "interviews" but conversations and they're delightful to read, especially if you get into the heady intellectual/artsy stuff like I do.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Stuff Made of Win
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Leisa released a new podcast!  Actually, two!  In a month!  I'm excited, can you tell?  Epsiode 98 of The Tarot Connection podcast is all about Jupiter transits with Dena DeCastro.  I am so intrigued by the blending of astrology and tarot, but I'm so skeptical about combining them, too.  Nevermind my internal conflict, listen to the podcast and enjoy these two professionals at work.

Episode 99 is an interesting blend of tarot professionals talking about Significators and with which court they identify.  If you've never really used Significators, you might want to read the handout from Episode 26 on Significators.  (The podcast episode itself has been archived and is available for purchase at shop.tarotconnection.net in the Year One Archive mp3 DVD.) 

I just had a fabulous session last night with Intuitive Coach, Jennifer Halls.  She works magic, I tell you! Everyone is intuitive and everyone can benefit from learning how to fine tune the intuitive muscles and inner guidance that is always available to each one of us if we can learn how to listen.  Jennifer cuts right to the heart of the situation and with her own strong and accurate intuitive skills and helps her clients reclaim what is rightfully theirs -- connection with the energy and guidance all around us and within us to live our lives as we are meant to.  She is the developer of You know.™ a unique way of teaching intuitive skills. She also teaches tarot, naturally. 

Tarosophy, the brainchild of Marcus Katz, founder of Tarot Professionals, now hosts Tarot Town a new social network for tarot people.  It's free to join and tarot people are fun and...interesting.  Do it.  You know you want to.

And a shamelesss plug, my Solstice Sale ends July 31, so for two more weeks my Full Email Readings are just $30, that's $10 off my usual rate of $40.  Gift Certificates are available for $30 for this limited time as well.  Who says you can't give one to yourself to use later?