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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!

Better Reading with Lightning Round Tarot

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All you need for this exercise is your favorite deck, and if you so choose any of your study decks or books. While I'm certain many exercises like this exist,…

Seven of Pentacles

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Seven of Pentacles, Waite-Smith Today I drew the Seven of Pentacles. Funny enough, while I drew this card, I had two friends with me - One of whom wore a necklace…

Five Excuses Not to Buy a New Deck

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I love Tarot decks. The art is beautiful, the imagery is often emotionally evocative. I believe strongly that creating a new tarot deck can at times lead to high levels…

Three Card Beltane Spread

| Daily Tarot, Tarot Spreads | 9 Comments
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…

Full Moon in July

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Before the day passes here in Colorado, I want to share a little about the numbers in the date, and why they are special. It is 7-22-13 today. We'll start…

Letting Go and the Empress

| Daily Tarot | 6 Comments
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…

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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…