Portable Photo/Video Studio

I’ve transported this set-up a couple of times up to my sister’s home, 230 miles away.  It all goes in 4 or 5 bags that easily stow in the back of my “extended cab” T100 (Toyota pick-up) – along with the rest of my travel gear, including my clothes, laptop bag, and three cat-carriers.  The only thing I put in the bed of the truck is the cat-box wrapped in a large garbage bag. I’ve also made a 4-part YouTube series covering this set-up. The first, and largest item is my Backdrop … Continue reading

New Tarot Decks – 2nd Batch

So the second batch of tarot decks I had on order have arrived!  I do still have 2 or 3 on their way from Europe, but I believe all of the decks I ordered from domestic (USA) sources have arrived.  After I started going through them, I noted that three of the decks (nearest the top in the photo below) are quite outside the norm. Here is what I got: The Tarocco Bizzarro is just that, very strange and cartoonish, but that’s the main reason I got it – because it is so different. Here’s … Continue reading

More Decks Arrived

These decks arrived via delivery van this week.  I was feeling nostalgic with a bit of cat fancy thrown in for good measure when I ordered this group 🙂 The New Palladini Tarot is a deck by the same author who did the Aquarian Tarot back in the 1970s.  The Cosmic Tarot is appropriately ‘trippy,’ and the Tarot of Pagan Cats is just one of those fun decks one has to have if they’re a cat owner and card reader, such is the case for moi. Anyways it’s been a fun week, … Continue reading

Video Bug

So I bought a new digital video camera a month or so ago and lately I’ve really taken to making a bunch of “show-n-tell” style videos featuring various tarot decks that I have in my collection.  With each video, I’ve tried to keep some kind of consistent ‘subject’ that ties all of the various decks together in some way. For example; pre Rider-Waite decks, decks suitable for Ren-Faires (Renaissance Faires) or SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) events, etc. You can take a look at them here at my new-ish YouTube … Continue reading

Grand Lenormand in Translation – Part 14: Methods

This is the final short chapter of the French book I have describing the Grand Lenormand. It has taken me nearly a year to finally get it finished, I hope you have found this series useful! Thanks! _______ Methods for consulting your “Large Deck of Mlle. Lenormand” Now that you have discovered and studied the cards of the Great Deck of Mlle. Lenormand, here are some basic methods of laying out the cards used today. Additionally, you may find spreads that do not fit with their traditional interpretation because these … Continue reading