Do. The. Work.

It's been … well, far too long since I've sat with a deck.

Sometimes I worry that they'll forget me or we'll forget each other and have to rebuild our relationship. And then I remember that's not how it works for me. They'll chastise me, sure, but the energy is there, the way we understand each other doesn't change.

Sometimes I wish they coddled me, allowed me to only see the positive to a situation. And then I remember we don't work like that, and I wouldn't want it any other way.

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A quick spread to check in with myself.

"What do I need to know about 1) myself, 2) my body, 3) my art, and 4) my future career?"

1. The Fool.
2. Six of Pentacles, inverted.
3. Page of Wands, inverted.
4. Three of Cups.

All reminders to find my footing and not be afraid to take that first step, be gentle with myself, put in the work, and find my community.

And, yet again, I am reminded why I come back to the cards time and time again.

* Deck: LinestriderTarot by Siolo Thompson

August's New Moon & A Tarot Sale

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It's the new moon, lovelies! Now is a wonderful time to start new ventures, plant the seeds of intentions, or let go of things that no longer serve you.  

Did you know some believe new moon magic can be worked, and worked well, from the start of the new moon to up to three days after? Well, let's take advantage of this magic with a tarot sale here at The Wild In-Between!

From today (August 3rd) until midnight of August 6th, the three most popular tarot readings here are on sale, and if you are interested in the new moon spread I created (as seen in the photo above), purchase the Four Card Tarot Reading listing. That spread is a doozy, let me tell ya!

So, yeah … tell me about the ways you use the new moon energy in your favor? Are you throwing cards? Casting runes? Planting actual seeds (I see you, my herbal lovelies)? I'd love to know.  

I can't wait to throw for you, and hope all the intentions you're setting this new moon come to fruition!

xo

The Linestrider Tarot Deck: A Review

The newest deck in my life, The Linestrider Tarot, arrived just as I had decided I really wanted to give tarot reading professionally, and thus this site, a go.

Lucky me, as the art in this deck is absolutely breathtaking, making our working relationship that much more enjoyable. Because, you know, who doesn't like to work with pretty things when possible?
 

Six of Cups | The Linestrider Tarot

I was able to purchase this deck from Amazon, not knowing that the cost of the deck includes a 288-page booklet written by the deck artist. The book includes the card illustrations and explanations (both for upright and inverted cards), as well as spreads to try, traditions around tarot, and number, birthday, and plant correspondences for each Major and Minor arcana card.

To be honest, the book is well thought out, well organized, and the correspondences were a boon I have never seen in any other tarot book I own. Which, admittedly, are only two, but still.

The cards themselves, as I said, are beautifully illustrated. The artist, Siolo Thompson, indicated she pulled some inspiration from the Rider-Waite deck regarding symbolism, and it is obvious that she took her time in planning how to illustrate each card so even the most novice of readers could grasp the meanings.



The deck is a wonderful size, especially for those of us who shuffle our decks the same way playing cards are shuffled, and the cardstock has a wonderful weight. My only issue with the deck is that the cards seem to not have a coating, so they are textured and do not slip against each other easily, which means I find myself handling them a bit more gently than my other decks. Additionally, due to the lack of coating, the edges of the cards fray or catch on things, so I would advise care when using this deck.

That said, I would still buy The Linestrider Tarot, even with the cardstock issue, because it is stunning (as shallow as that sounds) and, so far, it is has been a joy to work with.

So, if you are a lover of gorgeous watercolor art, animal and human imagery, or really just dig minimalist sorts of decks that are still pretty, I would definitely add the The Linestrider Tarot deck to your collection.