Archive for August, 2008

Choose your card for the week of 8/31/08

August 30, 2008

I’m excited to include the just-released Quantum Tarot: A Tarot of New Physics for the “Choose your card for the week” series! Congratulations to Kay Stopforth and Chris Butler for bringing this beautiful deck to fruition.

Kay and Chris are hosting a Quantum Tarot Virtual Launch Party on Monday, September 1, and there will be a raffle with fabulous Quantum goodies. Don’t miss your chance to win a signed deck.

This is a must-have, folks. What a unique concept:

“Quantum Tarot combines the revolutionary theories of 20th century physics with the traditional 78-card structure of a tarot deck. Quantum mechanics, Einstein’s theories of relativity and superstring theory offer new and strange views of our world. The Quantum Tarot makes these startling ideas accessible through the symbolism of the tarot, giving poetic expression to dry theory. The deck examines how the most important theories in modern physics play out in two extreme worlds; the vast expanses of the universe and the strange, invisible world inside the atom.” —Kay Stopforth

Intriguing, huh? You can also see how vibrant and electric the images are. The cards feel good in the hands, too—nice thick matte stock paper, with silver edges. The book that comes with the deck is comprehensive, beautifully written, and nicely designed, too. You’ll want to supplement your reading with Kay’s blog. She expands on each of the Majors there.

Okay, so let’s choose our card for the week from the Quantum Tarot: A Tarot of New Physics, published by Kunati, Inc. As always, 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!

A mid-week preview

August 26, 2008


I’ve got some very interesting decks lined up to share with you over the next few weeks on the “Choose your card” posts. My Quantum Tarot has arrived, and it’s beautiful! I’ll be starting with that this Sunday. I also received three new tarot decks and a fortune telling deck from Bob at Carte Karuta, who generously and unexpectedly donated them for use in the Writing with the Tarot classes that Evelyn and I teach. I was unfamiliar with these decks, so you can imagine the fun I had today when they arrived in the mail. Thank you so much, Bob!

Choose your card for the week of 8/24/08

August 24, 2008

Choose your card for the week from the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck by Pamela Colman Smith and Arthur Waite. 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!

Choose your card for the week of 8/10/08

August 10, 2008

Choose your card for the week from the Tarot of the New Vision by Pietro Alligo, R. Cestaro, and G. Cestaro. 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!

Quantum Tales: Find Your Story with the Tarot

August 6, 2008

Kay Stopforth has a new tarot blog, Quantum Tales, which writers will love! Here’s how she describes it:

“Quantum Tales is a five-part story development process for writers. I’ve evolved it to make my own storytelling process more conscious and I hope it will help you to do the same. I suggest that using the tarot may help you to build a bridge between the analytical mind and the protean realm of the imagination. With the cards providing a firm symbolic foundation, you can hone your imaginative instincts and analytical edge, getting them communicating with each other, reaching a better understanding of the story you’re trying to tell.”

In addition to explaining the process clearly, she also demonstrates how she is applying the process to a novel she is working on.

There are a lot of writers out there who will appreciate having a new method for using the tarot to stimulate and develop story.

You will also want to visit Kay’s blog, Quantum Tarot. I love her writing on each of the major arcana cards. She includes a list of questions, quotes, things to do, and movies that correspond with each card, and her interpretations are great.

Kay is the co-creator (with Chris Butler) of the Quantum Tarot, which is due out at the beginning of September. I pre-ordered a deck a while ago, and my heart skipped a beat the other day when I got an email with the subject: UPS Quantum View. I saw the words “UPS” and “Quantum” and leaped to the conclusion that my deck was on its way. Closer examination revealed that this was an email from UPS, who calls their tracking site Quantum View. My Chimes Ginger Chews are on their way. Nice, but I’ll take the Quantum Tarot over the ginger chews any day! 🙂

Choose your card for the week of 8/3/08

August 2, 2008

Choose your card for the week from Vanessa Tarot by Lynyrd Narcisco. 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!