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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!

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Fill in the Blank: Putting Words to the Trumps

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One of the highlights of my week are my Friday evenings, where I co-facilitate a Tarot study group. Our format is very free and open to all levels of experience,…

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…

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…

The Dreamer and the Seeker

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I drew two cards when thinking of a good friend today, the Eight of Cups and the Nine of Swords. The Nine of Swords today feels like the dreamer, always…

Three Example One-Card Readings

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After my last post on rephrasing questions over email, I got several requests to provide the sample readings I used. So here they are! I've also included another of the…

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…

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 the 3rd Annual Omega Tarot Conference. I am excited and a little overwhelmed. Robert Place will be there, whose book on Tarot history and symbolism I thoroughly enjoyed, as well as many other famous Tarot names. Rachel Pollack has written a great post about it, posing a great question: What would you ask?

I will be ruminating on what I would ask. Whats your style? What decks your favorite? Want to trade readings? But more than questions for other readers, I am starting to understand what I am looking for in attending this conference: Community.

In the psychotherapeutic community there are many different approaches, but the binding aspiration between therapists is to heal and relieve suffering. I cannot call, accurately, what I do with Tarot fortune telling, so much as fortune wondering, fortune seeding, with a hope that together we can create a moment of healing and relief. I strive to stimulate insight, inspiration, and joy through my readings – and to my delight most readers I have met have had shared my passion for accompanying those they read for on just such a journey with care and compassion.

When I meet another reader, it is no question that our approaches are different. Rather than technicians with stringent procedures, Tarot is rather more an art, like painting or music. There are archetypal fortune tellers, reading with quick, specific (and often impressive) interpretations from their ornate and unusual decks. Spiritually inclined readers may focus on the spiritual journey of the querent, while someone more practically minded may focus upon immediate problems and solutions. Some readers reveal a lot just through the question itself, consulting with the querent lengthily upon the question, letting answers reveal themselves. More academic readers may explain symbols thoroughly and ask questions, while readings with storytellers may spin an engaging and hypnotic narrative.

This diversity makes Tarot exciting and constantly new for querents, but for readers it may feel isolating; that we share a medium but rarely a method. At a gathering like this, our community can sharpen itself to a point. To heal, and to grow. To connect, and to inspire – In one another, our querents, and ourselves. I’m very much looking forward to meeting and sharing with this community, learning from our differences and celebrating our common inspirations.

I Hope to see you there!

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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.…

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