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Welcome to Lionel Tarot

A thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground

I am Lionel, a Tarot reader living in Portland, Oregon with 20 years of experience reading Tarot and having supportive and insightful spiritual conversations. Explore some randomly selected articles from the blog archive below, learn about me and my services, and enjoy your visit!

Letting Go and the Empress

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A thought about expectation and disappointment: The wisdom of letting go is built into true love. My card today is the Empress, beautiful, feminine and abundant. As a response to…

Tarot Solitaire

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"Are you seriously playing Solitaire with tarot cards?" "... Yep!" This is an adaptation of the popular Klondike game of solitaire for use with your favorite Tarot deck. I find…

Aces

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Ace of Swords, Waite-Smith Today was the Ace of Swords. I was happy to read a little of what Crowley wrote about it, since I've found that the Aces tend…

Some and Sundry, Nine of Swords

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It looks a little like rain outside, an unidentified sapling is brushing cool green leaves against my window while soulful folk guitar fills the air. Its a crisp morning, and…

Three Card Beltane Spread

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This spread has been adapted and published with the Bonefire Tarot deck by talented Gabi Angus-West, check it out! Yesterday was the last day of April, and a warm day…

Travelling Tarot: Tips for Reading on the Road

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I am writing this in Vienna's tenth district, sitting inside a good friend's combined studio/guestroom. A week ago I came to Austria from visiting family in Germany, and a week…

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I have retired my Patreon page, so many thanks to all who participated! It was a fun experiment, but it was time to close up shop. Money has never been the point of my Tarot practice, and I found that while some lovely people contributed, the subscription model led to an unequal feeling where people didn’t use their benefits enough to justify accepting their continued payments.

Too many things in our society these days are trying to make up for the gaps our society creates between our own work, the work of living, being, loving, and becoming – is eclipsed by jobs and meeting our basic needs. Even a spiritual practice is considered in terms of monetization. Minding this, I’m removing pricing from this site; I want this side of my life to be about the real work of connecting with one another about things that matter to us. I am also retiring my work with events, as I prefer the intimacy of individual readings. I’ll read for a small group or couple if that is what feels right, let me know.

If you feel drawn to a reading or a less structured spiritual conversation with me, please read my Readings and Lessons page to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Time for a Change

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Welcome to Lionel Tarot! Thanks for visiting! I've rehabilitated this site, worked out the dust and grime out of the blog's back-end and made the archives a bit more readable.…

Omega Tarot Conference

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I sit in the Salt Lake City airport, waiting to leave for my connecting flight in Detroit. My final destination is the prestigious Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, to attend…

Tarosophist Magazine: Issue 12

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The new issue of Tarosophist Magazine has recently been released, and I'm proud to say I'm one of the authors! My contribution is 'The Tarot Machine', and talks about an…