When you practice tarot as part of an online community, it’s all about learning from each other.
Picking up ideas for spreads or card interpretations from other tarotists, learning from the professionals how to deal with tricky clients or set boundaries, finding out how others approach the cards, what other elements – mythology, astrology, gender theory…they bring in to their own readings.
Time to share some love.
We all know about the big guys – Donnaleigh, The Tarot Lady and so on – brilliant resources for learners, professionals and everyone in-between. But here’s a selection of less-famous-still-awesome tarot blogs which I regularly visit for inspiration, ideas, or when I’m looking up a card to see what others make of it. Sure, sometimes I simply Google stuff. But there’s nothing like checking in with your favourite bloggers to get a personal take that you trust and enjoy.
Chloe is one of the most disciplined and dedicated tarotists I’ve ever come across – I’ve only known her break her daily routine once (ahem, to give birth) in the years I’ve been following her blog. When it’s not a daily card, briefly but sensitively explored in the context of her day, Chloe posts interviews with new decks (her collection has to be the world’s largest!) and other useful, thoughtful bits and bobs.
Marianne and I recently connected and have swapped mini-readings – a fun practice I hope we can continue! Her blog is super-new – at the moment I write this there are only three posts – but I’m so excited she’s writing it!
You know when you stumble across a blog and you just really want to be friends with the writer? That’s happened here. This is a personal tarot blog – one woman exploring herself through the cards, no compromises, just her and the cards and a bunch of thoughts (sometimes righteous, sometimes vulnerable) which always seem strangely familiar.
Mellissa is an awesome tarot reader. As in, she’s been doing it for years. I can’t actually remember how I came across her (or maybe she found me) but anyway, we exchanged readings by phone and it blew my mind. Her blog is varied and brilliant and she’s always coming up with new exercises or approached to explore in a new blog series. My favourite, which seems to have now vanished, was a tarot mixtape – she, me, Theresa Reed and others were all adding our tarot songs to the
(Also she’s probably cross with me right now cus we’ve been trying to schedule a reading exchange for ages….)
Alison Cross is witty and down-to-earth and brilliant in this long-running blog which focuses specifically on the tarot court cards – I check in regularly when I’m working with a tricksy character and she always helps me to get my head around it.
Ellen started this blog recently like many of us do – to record her relatively new journey into tarot. It’s a quiet, careful and intelligent exploration of the cards and a blog I’ve come to visit more and more as I get to know her through her posts.
Got any favourite tarot blogs you’d like to share? Link us up in the comments! x