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Menage a Tarot Podcast

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Our podcast is a casual, fun conversation among three experts in the field discussing all things Tarot. Topics range from the simple to the sublime. Please join us for the monthly Menage a Tarot!


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Our podcast is a casual, fun conversation among three experts in the field discussing all things Tarot. Topics range from the simple to the sublime. Please join us for the monthly Menage a Tarot!




Episode 35 - Deconstructing the Celtic Cross

In this episode, based on a listener request, we take on the Celtic Cross where we do an actual reading for the upcoming season and break down the positions and their meanings in the highly popular spread. Spring 2017 forecast - Celtic Cross The Cross Position 1: Situation - The Devil Position 2: Opportunity/Challenge - Knight of Swords Position 3: Subconscious/Foundation - The Hanged Man Position 4: Immediate Past - Judgement Position 5: SuperEgo/Ideal Outcome - Ace of Cups Position 6: Immediate Future - Ten of Swords The Wand Position 7: The Ego/Self - The Empress Position 8: Environment/Outside Perspective - Temperance Position 9: What You Need to Know - Six of Cups Position 10: Final Outcome - Eight of Wands a2lXQQ4YAUe5qhCA4aQe


Episode 34 - The Magic(k) of Tarot

In this episode we discuss the correlation between Tarot and magic(k). Are there magical properties to Tarot? Can Tarot be employed for spellcasting or manifestation? == Useful Info == Tarot Spells with Sasha Graham - BiddyTarot Books pertaining to Tarot and magic on Amazon Echkart Tolle, spiritual teacher Alan Watts, philosopher/speaker


Episode 33 - Influences, Imagination, and Intuition

In this episode we discuss what influences we draw on when reading Tarot. What fuels and charges our intuition and imagination? What is the source for our repository of symbolism? == Points of Interest == Books mentioned Keri Smith, author Wreck This Journal Living Out Loud Kate’s new book: Your Alter-Ego Revealed: A Workbook The Seth books by Jane Roberts TV shows and films mentioned Dead Famous (tv series) Doctor Who (tv series) Stranger Things (tv series) The Matrix (movie) Dirk Gently (tv series)


Episode 32 - The Cards Reveal the Hosts

Join us on this episode where we each draw a card and explain how that particular card relates to our own lives in some way. Plus stay tuned for our general reading of what’s to come in 2017! == Links and References == Kate draws from: Anna K Tarot David draws from: Cosmic Tarot Ronda draws from: Tarot Illuminati Meaning of the Dolphin from Medicine Cards Theresa Reed on the business of Tarot Brigit from Biddy Tarot Ethony Dawn Kate’s handmade Tarot box Cards drawn for the New Year (2017) Kate - Page of Swords David - Two of Pentacles Ronda - Three of Wands


Episode 31 - Elections and Oracles

This episode we dive into oracle cards. How do they stack up to Tarot cards? What are the differences? But first, we draw cards pertaining to the U.S. election result. == Helpful links and such == Rune Soup podcast Goddess Guidance Oracle cards by Doreen Virtue Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson Dreaming in Color: Luman deck by Mindy Sommers Aeclectic Tarot for deck reference Les Vampires Oracle deck The Alchemist Oracle The Wisdom Keepers Oracle deck Biddy Tarot Podcast American Tarot Association for Tarot certification


Episode 30 - Reading from a Distance

This episode we discuss giving readings from a distance vs. in person. Is there a difference? We’ll let you know what we think. == Links and notes == Rune Soup podcast Fate Foretold: The Tarot Card game Tarot Hex screwdrivers


Episode 29 - Readers Reading Readers

This episode we bring you something different, a bit of a treat! We’ll be performing two card readings… on each other! Take a listen and get a peek into our lives as well as our reading styles! Kate question #1: Which endeavor to focus on next? Ronda - 3 of Pentacles David - Faith (The Heirophant) Ronda question #1: How best to detox from negativity experienced during travel back home? Kate - King of Swords David - Judgement David question #1: What approach to take with selecting auditions? Kate - King of Wands Ronda - Knight of Wands Kate question #2: Choosing naturopathic vs. allopathic treatment for a specific health issue? David - 2 of Wands Ronda - Knight of Cups Ronda question #2: How much focus to place on a particular endeavor/project? David - 2 of Swords Kate - 6 of Wands David question #2: What sort of vacation should I consider next? Kate - 6 of Pentacles Ronda - 9 of Swords Dr. Andrew Weil - Integration of Holistic and Western medicine


Episode 28 - The Lost Summer Episode

This episode we bring you the “lost” episode from this summer, a little something to fill in before the season starts. We do a bit more deconstruction of various cards, as well as entertain some tangents. Here we go! == Links and References == Ronda’s deck: Witches Tarot Kate’s deck: Linestrider Tarot David’s deck: Ol’ reliable (Rider Waite Tarot) Dharma Drum Mountain Joy Star Star Talk Radio


Episode 27 - Summer Special: Tarot in the Summertime

Welcome to our July summer special episode! We discuss how working with the Tarot shifts during the summer season. Join us as we discuss other non-Tarot related topics as well. It is summer, after all… == Notes and references == Wiccan Sabbats and rituals Books by Scott Cunningham Animal Wisdom Tarot Animal Wise Tarot Linestrider Tarot


Episode 26 - Sexy Tarot

On this episode we talk about everyone’s favorite topic… sex! We discuss sex in relation to the Tarot regarding symbolism, sexy decks, sex readings, and our fun draw-a-card sex game! == Notes and Links == Christiana Gaudet - Fortune Stellar (book) Kate’s interview with Christiana Gaudet Erotic decks on Aeclectic Tarot Royo Dark Tarot Kate’s Court Cards in Bed! Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Judy Tenuta, comedian Woodlands - Tarot board game Tarot by Alexander Daniloff Kate’s ebook - Tarot Card Spreads for Love, Sex, & Relationships Ronda’s ebook - Modern Oracle Tarot: Hello David’s audiobook narrations


Episode 25 - Q and A, 3rd Round

Once again we bring you another delightful Q&A this episode! We answer many of your questions as well as some of the most frequently asked questions, and a couple of ones that take you down the rabbit hole! == Related Links == Benebell Wen on Facebook Great article explaining Saturn Return Article on seven year cycles Kate’s article regarding when the same card keeps showing up Hello From Heaven by Bill and Judy Guggenheim The Highest and the Best: A Gifted Healer’s Vision of Third-Millennium Medicine and Humanity’s Intuitive Evolution by Sallie Christensen and Gina Mazza Hillier The Healer's Manual: A Beginner's Guide to Energy Therapies by Ted Andrews Tarot of the Silicon Dawn Support us on Patreon


Episode 24 - Getting One's Tarot Groove Back

This episode we discuss various influences in our Tarot practices. What inspires us and keeps us going? Where can we draw inspiration to keep Tarot fresh for us? See what we have to say about that. == Related links == Theresa Reed - The Tarot Lady Kate’s mission statement Aeclectic Tarot’s free readings free readings Galaxy Tarot mobile app The Hermetic Philosophy - The Kybalion 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card by Mary K. Greer Dan Savage column in the Stranger Savage Love podcast StarTalk Radio Show with Neil DeGrasse Tyson


Episode 23 - Decks, Decks, and More Decks

On this episode we discuss decks, decks, and more decks. Decks we like, decks we dislike, decks of note, and many other things pertaining to decks. Enjoy! == Notes and Links == The Wild Unknown Tarot Lumina Tarot Fountain Tarot Mary-El Tarot Chrysalis Tarot Witches Tarot Dame Darcy Mermaid Tarot Osho-Zen Tarot Robin Wood Tarot Morgan Greer Tarot Tarot Illuminati New Orleans Voodoo Tarot Mystic Meg Tarot 78 Tarot Nautical, Tarot of the Water Vanessa Tarot Tarot of Pagan Cats Housewives Tarot Lucy Lescot Tarot Steampunk Tarot Kitchen Tarot Aquarian Tarot Thoth (Aleister Crowley) Tarot Black Cats Tarot Animal Wisdom Tarot Animal Wise Tarot Medicine Cards Cosmic Tarot


Episode 22 - Opinions on Various Cards

In our latest episode we have a good ol’ fashion conversation about cards. Specific cards we like, we have little use for, and cards we just can’t seem to “get”. == Notes and Links == Cards that fill us with wonder Kate - The Star Ronda - The Moon, Page of Cups David - The Fool, Six of Swords Stevie Nicks in episode of American Horror Story 15 Things You Should Know About Michelangelo's 'Pietà' Discussion on The Devil Cards that confuse Kate - Five of Swords, Justice Ronda - Judgement (Karma) David - Justice Discussion on Death How To Be Dead by Dave Turner Incarnations of Immortality series by Piers Anthony Cards that represent us/speak to us personally Kate - The High Priestess, Queen of Cups, Knight of Pentacles, Queen of Pentacles Ronda - Queen of Swords, Queen of Cups David - The Magician, King of Pentacles Cards we could do without David - Seven of Cups, Two of Cups Ronda - Judgement Kate - Five of Swords Benebell Wen mentions forthcoming book, The Tao of Craft


Episode 21 - Tarot Trends for 2016

On this episode we take a look at what’s coming up in 2016. We do a round robin drawing of cards on different topics and influences in the upcoming year. == Helpful links == Kate’s deck - Helices Tarot Ronda’s deck - Rider Waite Tarot David’s deck - Witches Tarot Love and Relationships Ronda - Queen of Swords Kate - King of Swords David - Ace of Swords Social influences David - Five of Pentacles Kate - Four of Wands Ronda - Six of Swords Work and career Kate - Ace of Swords Ronda - Two of Wands David - Three of Wands Health Kate - The Fool David - The Emperor Ronda - Knight of Pentacles Personal growth David - Karma (Judgement) Ronda - The Star Kate - Queen of Wands Fun! Kate - Seven of Pentacles Ronda - Five of Wands David - Nine of Swords Myth busters, television show Brigit with Biddy Tarot Brigit and Kate’s webinar, How to Read Tarot for Yourself in 5 Minutes Ronda featured in Pittsburgh City Paper


Episode 20 - Pop Culture Tarot

After a brief holiday hiatus we return with an interesting episode on current events. We look at each event and decide which Tarot cards best represent that event. == Helpful Links == Donald Trump: The Emperor (reversed) | 6 of Wands | 7 of Cups | 5 of Swords | 7 of Swords | Judgment | The Tower Mandy Moore/Ryan Adams divorce: 4 of Pentacles | 9 of Cups | 4 of Cups (Osho Zen) | 7 of Swords GMO salmon: The Chariot | The World | The Tower Josh Duggar on Ashley Madison website: The Hierophant | The Devil | 7 of Swords | The Chariot Saint West, daughter of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian*: we had nothing * we mentioned an unremarkable picture of Saint West. Not sure who we were looking at as no photos of the baby had been released yet at the time of this recording Dramatic Irish weather reporter 3 of Pentacles | The Hanged Man | The Empress Jim Cantore commercial Mother Nature - The Year Without a Santa Claus Game of Thrones: 5 of Swords/Wands | 5 of Cups | 7 of Wands | Knight of Swords 50 Shades of Grey popularity: The Lovers | 9 of Cups | The Moon Climate change & the environment: Knight of Swords | The Hanged Man | The Chariot | 8 of Swords Swedish Girl Tarot’s sources of inspiration


Episode 19 - What's In a Spread

On this latest episode we discuss a popular Tarot topic… spreads! Traditional spreads, making one’s own spreads, breaking down spreads. Give it a listen! == Helpful Links == Power Tarot by Trish MacGregor and Phyllis Vega (book) Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals by Jamie Sams and David Carson (book) “Chicks abound” - Queen of Swords with Nine of Pentacles “Hope when you’ve got nothing else, he once told us. But if you´ve got anything else, then for Heaven’s sake, Do it!” Neil Gaiman, Interworld Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (novel) Daily Tarot Girl - 6 e-courses for $99 (limited time offer) Modern Oracle Tarot - Seasons of the Year special $5 off (limited time offer) New item - Handmade Peace Tarot book on Quirk and Flotsam


Episode 18 - Pick a Card, Any Card

This episode David, Ronda, and Kate randomly draw a card Round Robin style and discuss their takes on each one. == Helpful Links == Kate’s deck - Dame Darcy Mermaid Tarot Ronda’s deck - Rider Waite Tarot David’s deck - Witches Tarot Cards drawn: Ace of Wands (Kate) Justice (Ronda) The Hermit (David) Queen of Cups (Kate) Ten of Wands (Ronda) Page of Cups (David) Knight of Swords (Kate) The Hermit (Ronda) Three of Cups (David) “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.” ~Richard Bach A Magical Course in Tarot by Michelle Morgan Magical Tarot, Mystical Tao by Diane Morgan Kate’s interview with Carrie from Happy Fish Tarot The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron


Episode 17 - You Asked, We Answered

This episode we field questions from YOU, our wonderful listeners! Take a listen as we field these excellent questions sent in by our listeners! == Helpful Links == What is Qabalah anyway? 3 Is A Magic Number according to Schoolhouse Rock Is John Tesh an alien? Spud Goodman asks John Tesh outright These people believe so… Here’s Kate’s Halloween spread Theresa Reed, “The Tarot Lady” - her advice on making a living reading Tarot Evolutionary astrology taught by Joyce Van Horn Marketing avenues via social media Twitter - Pinterest - Facebook - Google+ - Etsy - Instagram - Tumblr - YouTube - LinkedIn - Dashboards Tweetdeck - Hootsuite - Ronda’s Etsy shop - Quirk & Flotsam Facebook group Tarot Bloggers & Vloggers (closed group, invitation based) Kate’s interview with Carrie from Happy Fish Tarot Happy Fish Tarot


Episode 16 - Tarot Beyond Tarot

On today’s episode we dare to explore some non-traditional uses for the Tarot. == Helpful Links == Kate’s “coaster” deck - Circle of Life Tarot Tarot as an altar- Portable Magic - Tarot is the Only Tool You Need by Donald Tyson (book) The Tarot Parlor blog - three card creative writing spreads Aeclectic Tarot - Tarot Games and Fun thread Witches of East End (tv series) Buffy the Vampire Slayer (tv series) The Vampire Diaries (tv series) Ronda’s new deck - Black Cats Tarot Ronda’s other new deck - Tarot Illuminati Kate’s “How to Connect With Your Deck” questions