I’m one of the new admins here at this wonderful blog! I usually just go by my initials, but “Joso” works as well. I’m 16 years old and I live in Southern California. In my free time (aside from practicing Tarot) I doodle and design as well. You can peruse and pursue my tumblr at kitsches.tumblr.com.
I’m new to tarot, but not to cartomancy. At about 12 years old my mother taught me how to read using normal playing cards and since then I’ve mostly read for family and friends. I didn’t discover Tarot until early this year, where I saw a fair reader practicing the art in person up in LA. Since then, I’ve drowned myself in learning as much as I could about Tarot. I received my very first deck from my sister on my 16th birthday a couple months ago and have been reading (and attempting my own at spread creation) rather enthusiastically. I primarily try to read using intuition, but I still acknowledge and sometimes reference the “classical” card meanings, reversed and upright. My favorite card is Strength, or Lust in the Thoth (it also aligns with my astrological sign. yay leos).
As a long-term ongoing project of mine, I’m taking on the task of designing my own super-personal deck. I posted early pictures and drafts somewhere buried in the aeclectic forum… haha.
The decks I am very lucky to have include (bolded are faves):
- The Tarot Nova
- The Wizards Tarot by Corrine Kenner & John Blumen
- Legend: The Arthurian Tarot by Anna-Marie Ferguson
- The Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan, John Matthews & Will Worthington
- Mystic Dreamers Tarot by Heidi Darras
- The Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley
- The Housewives Tarot by Paul Kepple
- The Baseball Tarot by Mark Lerner & Dan Gardiner
I’m very excited to be a part of this blog, and I look forward to learn more about the art of Tarot while also sharing what little I do know. Don’t hesitate to fill my tumblr’s ask box with hate mail or questions!