In the monthly column Artist’s Advice divination authors and deck designers give their reading tips, divination techniques or unique essays to share their expertise and showcase a new release. This issue: Tarot Journaling | Tarot Tracker: A Year-Long Journey | Angelo Nasios “After the success of Tarot: Unlocking the Arcana I sat down to decide what my next project was going to be. It came to me, a tarot journal! If I could go back in time to the beginning of my tarot journey to do something different, I would journal more. I did attempt journaling, but that failed. Blank notebooks were uninspiring. They left me wanting. Printing out online PDF’s and creating a journal from a three-ringed binder was too much work for me. I wanted my journal to be elegant, beautiful and focused on the essentials of tarot journaling. Tarot Tracker: A Year-Long Journey is the tarot journal I wished I had from the beginning. The Tracker captures the macro and micro experiences in your tarot interactions throughout the year. The first essential task of the tracker is to figure out your Card of the Year, in 2018 I will be in an Emperor year. Using the included year…
I also showed various aspects of each astrological sign that could be added to interpretations in a reading. This Artist’s Advice Part II is an extension of specifically that last part and shows you how to use a Zodiac Oracle in an actual Zodiac Houses spread, especially made for readers of The Queen’s Sword. If you don’t know much about astrology, have no fear…this article is here to give you enough pointers to use the Oracle alone or together with the Anino Lenormand or The Gravenchase Lenormand.
Looking over the shoulder of a tarot deck designer while he is creating is impossible. It was…until now. In an unparalleled account Michael Bridge-Dickinson, creator of The Orbifold Tarot and currently working on Arcanum X, is showing us step-by-step his thought process and literal creation. Inspiring for deck designers-to-be and a huge taste of what’s to come for tarot readers and collectors!
The Gravenchase Zodiac Oracle/Anino Zodiac Oracle |Lynyrd-Jym Narciso
PART: 1 (Yes part 1! Fall/Winter will give you P2)
“I am going to talk about the 12-card Zodiac oracle decks that come free with The Gravenchase Lenormand and Anino Lenormand and its various uses. Firstly, The Gravenchase Zodiac Oracle and Anino Zodiac Oracle are 12-
Let’s face it, we all have (had) clients who want specific ‘Yes or No’ answers to their questions. Although, I have always believed that the future was not encrypted in a great document somewhere, I do recognize there is a need for clients to have this kind of answer. To that end, I have created a spread to handle this kind situation.