Archive for July, 2008

Choose your card for the week of 7/20/08

July 20, 2008

Choose your card for the week from The Housewives Tarot by designers Paul Kepple and Jude Buffum. When making your selection, don’t worry about what the cards mean. Base your choice on the pictures—the stories they tell and how they make you feel.

Let us know which card you chose—post a comment!

Fun deck, huh? It even comes in a recipe box with tabs and everything!

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Music Video with Tarot

July 17, 2008

My dear friend Patsy made this charming video to Stevie Nicks’ song, “Sara.” She uses four tarot cards to structure the narrative. Enjoy!

You might also want to visit Patsy’s blog, Count All This. There, she has posted her latest novel, Count All This, soon to be published in the U.K. Warning: You won’t be able to tear yourself away once you start reading. It’s powerful and beautifully written. The blog also has other writing by Patsy, including her poetry and her Homefront column, published by our local papers. My favorite column is “Give Girls Their Sexual Power.” She’s also just begun posting collage art. She’s got oodles of talent!

Here’s the virtual book jacket blurb for Count All This:

Jo Kasten’s middle child has always been difficult. Fiery, defiant, startlingly handsome and hyper intelligent, Eddy’s childhood years were full of turmoil and conflict. But when he reaches manhood, things change–for the worse. Eddy’s struggle with schizophrenia begins in a men’s bathroom at a local junior college and carries him to the deepest recesses of the human mind. In the midst of his descent, Jo is diagnosed with breast cancer. Count All This is a story of love, madness, death, family loyalty and the primal bond between mothers and sons. Set in the frightening landscape of mental illness and physical disease, Count All This is a story of survival.

What an Honor!

July 13, 2008

What an honor for Tarot Table Talk to be reviewed by Stephanie Arwen Lynch on her blog, Musings on the Tarot!

Arwen was my mentor at the American Tarot Association’s Free Tarot Network. She is one energetic lady who gives generously to the tarot community. In addition to being a professional tarot consult and blogger, she is president of the American Tarot Association and a terrific tarot teacher who offers online classes and workshops, including Tarot for Writers—see her professional site as well as her blog for more information.

You will want to visit Musings on the Tarot, if you haven’t already. You’ll love it! Arwen is a prolific blogger, who posts quite frequently. She reviews blogs, gives tarot lessons, shares spreads, and writes extensively and thoughtfully about the cards.

On Wednesday, July 16, from 11 PM to 12 midnight EST, Arwen will be a guest on Raven Radio. She’ll be talking about tarot and doing readings, so tune in—and call-in, for it’s a call-in show!

Choose your card for the week of 7/13/08

July 13, 2008

Choose your card for the week from the recently released Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza. When making your selection, don’t worry about what the cards mean. Base your choice on the pictures—the stories they tell and how they make you feel.

Let us know which card you chose—post a comment!

This week I received my pre-order of Deviant Moon Tarot from Tarot Garden, and I can hardly keep my hands off it. I LOVE this deck, which is wonderfully dark and surreal. Valenza’s interpretations are rich and multi-layered.

I highly recommend reading this interview with Valenza, found at The Tarot Channel. He discusses how the deck came about as well as his artistic process. Fascinating. Also be sure to visit his MySpace page. There are excellent reviews of the deck by Solandia and Dan Pelletier at Aeclectic.

One of the reasons I’m drawn to this deck is that Valenza’s style reminds me of one of my favorite surrealist artists, Remedios Varo (1908-1963). Here’s a great book about her—Remedios Varo: Unexpected Journeys by Janet A. Kaplan.

Remedios Varo, Celestial Pablum

Remedios Varo, Exploration of the Sources of the Orinoco