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About Samantha

Hello, Thank you for checking out my blog. If you're wanting to know a little bit more about me then you've come to the right place. I'm currently focusing on being a mother and sharing that experience with others. Whether the topic is life, religion, food, or even history, there's always a new story to share. I hope you enjoy sharing in the experience!

30 Day Tarot Challenge – Day 07

Have you ever thought about your favorite tarot cards? I never actually did until a few days ago. With seventy-eight options, it’s actually quite difficult to choose a favorite card. Many tarot readers though purchase new decks based on one card or another in particular. The card holds special meaning to them, despite otherwise having no significance. But what if we had to pick a favorite card based on artwork and divinatory meaning at the same time? This process is an interesting one, highlighting cards that would otherwise escape our notice. Whatever our favorite card turns out to be, there’s plenty of exploring to do. Usually we tend to explore card meanings or their significance, but this challenge allows us to take another look at what just feels right. So, here’s my favorite card, and we’ll explore it across quite a few decks. Continue reading

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Weekend Readings: Housewives Tarot

After a tough week, it’s nice to get back to tarot. The energy of the full moon has left me wanting to just relax, and for that, I turn to my copy of The Housewives Tarot. This deck is largely considered a novelty item, but it still reads quite well. The images are a bit humorous, insightful, and include a touch of sarcasm. Any reading I’ve done with this deck previously has left with me a new perspective. What more could you want from a weekend reading? So, settle in with your cup of tea, hot coffee, or even a martini in the spirit of this deck, and let’s ring in the weekend with a new deck and a sample tarot spread. Using a deck filled with this much sass sure has to be interesting! Continue reading

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Day 023: The Deep End of the Tarot Pond

Recently, I took some time off to really think about the different approaches to tarot today. We seem so far away from the philosophical debates of the past, now preferring feel good ideas of self-improvement and reading by intuition and intuition alone. All things must run their course, but what does this mean for traditional tarot readers like myself? My approach to tarot is one of philosophical inquiries and time honored traditions. I like knowing the Celtic Cross Spread is over a hundred years old, and when I read with it, I embrace the ideas of those who came before me. Why do I savor the idea of an esoteric truth to tarot while others are quick to dismiss such a claim? Today I just want to discuss where I’ve been, what I’ve been researching, and some of the opinions I heard when seeking out the wisdom of others. Continue reading

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30 Day Tarot Challenge – Day 06

Are tarot spreads really that important to learn from? I remember when I thought there were finite layouts and card combinations. My young tarot reading mind couldn’t fathom why you’d need more than three possibilities. Since then, things have really changed in the tarot spread department. There is an infinite supply of card layouts to choose from, all of which seem to offer something new to discover about the tarot. But, I can’t help but remember the days when it wasn’t about the layout. I learned tarot using one layout for the longest time, and it never failed to enhance my tarot reading in general. Too much of a good thing is still bad, so let’s go back to basics today. Today’s question is all about tarot spreads, and I’m taking full advantage. Continue reading

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Weekend Readings: Hanson Roberts Tarot

This weekend I’m highlighting the second tarot deck I ever owned. The Hanson Roberts Tarot is better known today as the deck that comes with The Essential Tarot Kit: Book and Card Set. Back a few years ago, and maybe still today, you could pick this kit up at your local Barnes & Noble. The deck always seemed marketed as a gimmick type gift, you know, one of those last minute trinket impulse buys. But, I couldn’t help myself, and I picked the deck up. I’m glad I did, as it was a huge improvement to my minimally illustrated first deck. To do this deck’s art justice, I’ve also decided to highlight one of my favorite spreads called The Double Triad Tarot Spread. Is there a better spread for the weekend? Probably not, so let’s ring in the weekend with a new sample tarot reading. Continue reading

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Day 022: Learning Tarot Through Tarot Spreads

The Holistic Tarot beginner’s guide embraces all kinds of tarot spreads. Learning tarot through card reading seems to go back, way back, at least to the Pictorial Key to the Tarot published around 1911. In his book, A. E. Waite provided a ten card spread, a thirty-five card spread, and a forty-two card spread. Of these, the Celtic Cross Spread is undoubtedly the most popular today. All tarot readers seem to come across this spread fairly early on in their tarot journey, if not certainly later on. Many decks present at least one spread in their ‘little white booklets’, and the Celtic Cross is usually it. But there are, perhaps, more spreads today than ever previously available. Which one should you embrace as a tarot reader? Does the spread you select even matter? Continue reading

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Day 021: Tarot Books & Working Decks

Today, I’m going to be talking about tarot resources. These are the books we all have on our shelf, or maybe don’t have but should. Likewise, I want to take a look at tarot decks from the perspective of a student of tarot. What decks should every aspiring tarot reader have or be familiar with? How do the tarot resources we choose impact the way we read tarot? Are there any books I simply can’t be without? How does one exactly connect to a tarot deck? Do fluffy tarot decks and occult tarot decks have a place at the table together? Let’s talk about this, because let’s face it, resources are part of the learning process. Continue reading

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