My name is Michelle and I bought my first Tarot deck in 1995. You might expect me to be a pro by now, but I got rid of the deck within a few years after not much use. I grew interested again when I had a reading in June 2006 that I believe had a huge impact on my life. It helped me see what I didn’t even realize was happening. I had purchased another deck (Rider-Waite) before this reading, and I’ve played around with doing readings now and then ever since, mostly for myself.
In late October 2008 I came across a post on the NaNoWriMo forums that suggested that Tarot could be used as a writing tool. I found the Tarot for Writers meetup through Corrine Kenner’s website and blog, and the sessions are incredible. I used the cards to help me write my novel in November, and I’ve started to do more study of the cards than ever before.
I have a large black sketchbook that I bought at a Borders bookstore, and I’ve started writing notes on meanings for each suit, each card, symbols, astrology, and more. I have special spiral-bound book (with a butterfly design) where I write down spreads, and keep track of readings that I do. I have been reading lots of things online and I have a few books. I’d love to get to the point where I can feel comfortable giving a reading without looking up what the cards are “supposed to” mean.
My intention for this blog? I’m not exactly sure. I will probably post readings from time to time, which I can come back to later and say how things turned out, and if my initial interpretation turned out to be “right” or “wrong.” Definitely other random Tarot-related stuff. I’m hoping to update at least once a week, but don’t hold me to it.
This was originally the first post on my Tarot blog, which has sense been integrated with my writing and “other” blog.