Hello Tarot Lovers!
My name is Shannon and I will be joining as an admin. I’m 21-years-old and I’m studying at a University in Omaha, Nebraska. I’m an English major with a specialization in creative writing, and my passion (besides tarot) is poetry. You can find my personal tumblr at whiskeyrobot.tumblr.com.
I’m fairly new to tarot. I started last spring after I bought my first deck, the Rider-Waite standard deck, from a voo doo shop in the French Quarter in New Orleans. I’ve always loved the art on tarot decks and that is what initially drew me to learn more. My chemistry professor last semester did a reading for me and I’ve been hooked ever since! I am currently studying two books about tarot, Barbara Moore’s Excellent Tarot for Beginners and Mary K. Greer’s The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals. I learn pretty fast so I expect to have a working knowledge of the cards and their traditional meanings by spring, but don’t worry, I’ll be learning along the way with you (if you happen to be a beginner). I only have a few decks so far. As I learn I am hoping to add to my collection. My decks are:
- Rider Waite
- Feng Shui Tarot by Peter Paul Connolly & Eileen Connolly
- Tarot Art Nouvea by Antonella Castelli
- An Italian deck that is currently at home (can’t remember the name of it)
My hope for my contribution to tarotismyreligion is to start a weekly post dedicated to a single card and its meanings. A kind of “Tarot for Dummies,” if you will. It will be a mixture of my own personal beliefs about the symbols, information from books and other sources, and hopefully, your own opinions added on in reblogs and replies! My favorite part of tarot is that it allows you to have deep conversations with and increase knowledge through others. I do readings that are contemplative and problem-solving in nature; tarot has never been a tool through which I seek to know the future. I believe it is a great tool to help us understand the now.
Feel free to ask me questions. I don’t pretend to know everything and I hope that you can be patient with me, but also enjoy the process of learning along with me.
I can’t wait to get started!Shannon