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The Archetypal Tarot Podcast explores the universal archetypal patterns of the Tarot uncovering provocative mythology for the 21st century. We often feature conversations with teachers, authors and creators about how the mythic tarot can be applied to modern life.

The Archetypal Tarot Podcast explores the universal archetypal patterns of the Tarot uncovering provocative mythology for the 21st century. We often feature conversations with teachers, authors and creators about how the mythic tarot can be applied to modern life.
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The Archetypal Tarot Podcast explores the universal archetypal patterns of the Tarot uncovering provocative mythology for the 21st century. We often feature conversations with teachers, authors and creators about how the mythic tarot can be applied to modern life.




Balance and Healing with Archetypes & Essential Oil

Aloha! We have been on a bit of a summer sabbatical but we are back and excited to get this episode out to you! As ever we invite you to be part of making the podcast magic happen by joining our Patron team! Just visit for more information. This episode features a conversation with Barb Kurkas Lee. Barb is a certified clinical aromatherapist and archetypal consultant. Her service is to partner with people to help them nurture and connect to their inner lives. Check out her...


Tarot, Music, Mental Health & Meh

Our guest for this episode is Ste McCabe otherwise known as The Tarot Cat. Ste is a tarot reader, synth-punk musician and counsellor. He has just published Tarot Makes Music - a limited edition magazine that explores the connections between tarot, music and creativity. Our conversation ranged from tarot (of course) music, belief, superstition, mental health and those tarot readings that just kinda fall flat and have you saying “Meh”. Become a member of the podcast Patron team. Rewards...


The Lowdown on the High Priestess

Our first ever triple header - super extra bonus size podcast - all about the High Priestess! Over 2 hours of wisdom from some of our favorite people, Rashunda Tramble and Melissa Cynova. What in the world does this mysterious figure have to do with these crazy times we are living in? How do we hold things as sacred in daily life? We ask two very wise women their take on this and more. Part 1 is Cyndera and I starting things off. Pop culture references abound! Who knew that this stoic...


Saturn in Capricorn

Part 2 of Julienne’s conversation with Archetypal Astrologer Shawn Nygaard. Their conversation focuses on the archetypal symbolism and history the upcoming Saturn in Capricorn in 2020. Find more info on Shawn on his website: Saturn in Capricorn - echoes of the slave trade “There is nothing more satisfying, more gratifying than true adulthood.” - Toni Morrison Subtopics include:


License to Live Your Life

This episode is part 1 of a conversation Juienne had with Archetypal Astrologer Shawn Nygaard. Shawn is an astrologer based in Minneapolis. He is a Tutor for MISPA (Mercury Internet School for Psychological Astrology), and has presented at conferences and different astrology schools as well as at The Minnesota Jung Association. His writing has been published in The Mountain Astrologer. Shawn is a graduate of the CMED Institute in Chicago, where he studied archetypes and symbolism with...


Filling the Swear Jar with Melissa Cynova of Little Fox Tarot

This episode features a high voltage conversation with Julienne and Melissa Cynova, owner of Little Fox Tarot. Melissa has been slinging tarot cards and teaching classes since 1989. Her first book, Kitchen Table Tarot was released this year, and her next book is underway. We are giving away 2 copies of Kitchen Table Tarot! The next Patron to sign up at a $2 a month or higher level will get a copy of the book! More info an to sign up visit Or find our entry posts on Facebook,...


Deep Shadows and Brighter Light: The continued effects of the Eclipse

Welcome to the FIRST EVER Patron only podcast! This episode in full will only be available to YOU dear patron as a way of saying thank you - we love having you on the team. Part One is Cyndera and I discussing the solar eclipse and the symbolic deep shadows and bright light in the wake of this cosmic event who and it’s effects that can could even be getting stronger over time. More topics include: Mercury in retrograde The 8 of Cups


Game of Swords with Root Lock Tarot

Julienne talks with Weston, creator of Root Lock Tarot and Root Lock Radio Podcast - a course on Tarot. They discuss the most difficult suit in the Tarot - the Swords. But it’s not all tough stuff, they geek out on Game of Thrones which is SO the suit of swords. Topics range from pop culture to politics in this lively discussion of the symbols in the sword cards. Weston has also generously offered to give away a 30 minute reading with him. Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram from...


Soul Story: A Provocative Conversation with Tim Freke

This episode features T!M Freke who is a pioneering philosopher & bestselling author of 35 books. In Tim’s latest book ‘Soul Story’ he offers a revolutionary approach to awakening for the 21st century and a visionary new understanding of the nature of reality. Tim and Julienne discuss the ideas in Soul Story, evolution from the Fool to the World and how the Tarot works - like really HOW TAROT WORKS. More info on Tim on his website Enter to win an ebook copy of Tim’s book...


Unlocking the Arcana with Angelo Nasios

Temperance: Interview with Angelo Nasios Sign up to be a part of the Archetypal Tarot Patron Team! Cyndera Quackenbush interviews Angelo Nasios, author of the book Tarot: Unlocking the Arcana.Temperance is the card under discussion; a card whose angel symbolizes the “middle way” path as a solution between extremes. The need for this in today’s culture, a political and lifestyle landscape of polarities, is explored with an eye on the upcoming election (some cussing ensues...


The Tower & Embracing the Grace of Change

Tell us what you thought of the show on Facebook or Twitter @TarotPodcast ! Sign up to be a part of the Archetypal Tarot Patron Team! This month Julienne is in conversation with Archetypal Counselor, Spiritual Director and film buff, Jim Curtan. Jim and Julienne discuss some of their favorite topics - Archetypes and Movies. They focus on the Tower card in particular and the many aspects of change that it symbolizes. They discuss the good, the bad, the scary and as well as...


The Devil Made Us Do It (explicit)

A word of warning about this episode - we were drunk and we used quite a bit of foul language. This is the first and probably only drunk edition of the Archetypal Tarot Podcast where we needlessly besmirch our reputation. Why? The Devil made us do it. Explicit language and ukulele music - you have been warned . Sign up to be a part of the Archetypal Tarot Patron Team! —-more—- Julienne Givot and Cyndera Quackenbush raise a glass of wine (or four) and revel in Dionysus and...


The Woo Woo Episode

Julienne and Cyndera are back to the closet (aka Archetypal Tarot’s secret headquarters) for an in-depth discussion on superstition and all-around “woo-woo,” which the urban dictionary defines as “unfounded or ludicrous beliefs.” After using these terms in a few podcasts, they received an email from a listener asking just why they are so down on anything ‘woo-woo’ or superstitious. Always happy to hear from listeners and taking this question to heart (and mind), J and C clarify what they...


Artemis: The Moon, Transitions and the Indomitable Spirit

Quickie Edition of the Archetypal Tarot Podcast! (Quickie Editions are 30 mins or less) In the last podcast on The Moon we discussed being lost and the creative process in relation to the Artist archetype. In this podcast we delve into another aspect of this shadowy archetypal stage - the feminine archetype of deep knowing, agency and connection to nature. Artemis, also known as the Goddess of the Moon, the Hunt, Midwifery and Wilderness. Sign up to be a part of the Archetypal Tarot...


Death & Connection to Nature

Follow us on Twitter! @TarotPodcast or on Facebook For some, the Death card can feel ominous and terrifying. What if there was a deck that faced it directly and in every card of the Major and Minor Arcana? Sign up to be a part of the Archetypal Tarot Patron Team! In this brave new Archetypal Tarot podcast, Death is embraced early on with an interview with Lupa Greenwolf, artist and creator of the Tarot of Bones . Lupa is the author of a number of books including her...


The World: A New Mythology with Craig Chalquist

Follow us on Twitter! @TarotPodcast or on Facebook Craig Chalquist - Depth Psychology Bad @ss! In the continuance of the new Archetypal Tarot Podcast series, Julienne and Cyndera break the linear mold of the Tarot order and jump all the way to The World Card! Our guest for this episode is Craig Chalquist PhD. Craig is the department chair of East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies and adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he teaches...


Releasing Limiting Beliefs Using Archetypal Images

How can you use the archetypal images of the Tarot to release limiting beliefs? In this special edition of the Archetypal Tarot Podcast, Cyndera has a conversation with Stephanie Megan of Soulshine Tarot about just that. Stephanie Meghan a Tarot Archetypal Hypnotherapist and owner of Soulshine Tarot an online personal development practice that uses the archetypal images of the Tarot. Meghan is an ivy-league trained scientist who takes a no-nonsense approach to reading Tarot and helping...


Story Through Stone

In this special update of the Archetypal Tarot Podcast Julienne and Cyndera discuss their most recent archetypal adventures. Cyndera discusses her newly minted deck of reflecti [...]