Welcome to Lionel Tarot

A thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground

I am Lionel, a Tarot reader and Colorado native with over 15 years of Tarot experience. Explore some randomly selected articles from the blog archive below, learn about me and my services, and enjoy your visit!


The Wisdom Game: Coming of Age with the Cards

| Tarot Essays, Teaching Tips | 8 Comments
This article has been rewritten, thanks largely to the helpful comments which have helped me to better view and articulate my ideas.  Some of the comments reflect the older versions of the article, so bear…

Counseling, Tarot, and Ethics

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I feel the topic of ethics in divination can't be discussed enough, and I'm eager to offer Tarot's virtues as a counterpoint to the suspicion it endures in popular culture.…

Nine of Wands

| Daily Tarot | 2 Comments
In readings, I depend on the context and position to help give this card fuller meaning, and have always felt the picture is strangely negative as compared the the number/element…

Travelling Tarot: Tips for Reading on the Road

| Reading Tips | 7 Comments
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…

Seven of Swords

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My understanding of the Seven of Swords was always somewhat shallow. The card's picture in the Waite-Smith deck conveys theft, secrecy, and treachery. The association which helped me most is…

Six of Wands

| Daily Tarot | 2 Comments
After the creative chaos of the Five, something interesting has happened. Our group has gone from competition, struggle, and interaction to one of triumph and alignment. Looking to the side…

Time for a Change

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Welcome to Lionel Tarot!

If you are among the occasional visitors to this site, you may have noticed the look has been bouncing around a bit day to day. I’ve been playing with new looks for the site as I work the dust and grime out of the blog’s back-end. I’m also very excited to announce my new Patreon page, please visit! I want your feedback. With your patronage I’m eager return to once again creating a unique place online to explore tarot, modern spirituality, and more.

It’s been years! Where have you been?

This blog was most active from around 2009 to 2013, part of which I focused solely on tarot reading, teaching, and writing. I’m grateful for that period, but it wasn’t meant to last forever. I moved from my hometown, returned to school to finish my bachelor’s degree, and am almost 3 years into a career at an excellent small non-profit.

It’s again time for a change and I’m looking forward to moving to a new city and new work, but in the background I’ve missed the writing about tarot, as well as the study, feedback, and discussion that went along with it. The practice of using tarot every day and writing this blog inspired a kind of spiritual discipline, and it lifted me up when a visitor would tell me that a post meant something to them.

Are you coming back?

Yes! But it won’t be the same. I’ve changed since I began this blog. In the past I focused my writing on tarot, and even a rather specific western esoteric tradition of tarot symbolism and meaning. These days I am more pragmatic (though no less eclectic), and though tarot will always be important to me and worth writing about, I also want to explore broader themes and be more of my everyday self. I have grown to be less involved in the nitty gritty of symbolism, and want to explore more modern ‘spiritualism’ and meaning-making through writing.

I’m also interested in offering readings again, exploring podcasts and maybe even videos, and possibly much more, but these days I have overhead and most of my time is taken up working so I must take things one step at a time.

I like your work! how can I support you?

To help make time for this blog, I invite you to visit my brand new Patreon. If you like my writing and want to encourage me, come visit and look over my goals and consider supporting me. If you aren’t able to support the blog financially but still want to see more from me, drop me an email and let me know about your interest, hearing from you means a lot to me!

For now I’ll be slowly fixing the dusty backend of the site to update information, categorize old posts, and make it ready for user registrations and a new look. Few changes may be apparent at first, but don’t hesitate to get in touch – I look forward to hearing from you.


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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…

Professional Tarot Class

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With summer winding down classes have started, and in November I will join the school spirit and begin co-teaching a year long Tarot course in Boulder - with a twist.…

Lionel Tarot now on Patreon!

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