The Archetypal Tarot Podcast
Tarot for Kids with Theresa Reed aka The Tarot Lady

Tarot for Kids with Theresa Reed aka The Tarot Lady

April 30, 2022
Cyndera Quackenbush interviews Theresa Reed aka "The Tarot Lady" in this latest installment of the Archetypal Tarot Podcast. Celebrating her recently released deck Tarot for Kids, these two Geminis dive deep into the discussion around early life and the intuitive arts. How can children learn to use Tarot? How can they trust their instincts? How can intuitive wisdom be nurtured and cultivated at an early age? These questions and more are illuminated with real life stories from the Tarot Lady and her own experiences as a precocious child, mother and card reader for thousands. You'll emerge from this podcast with renewed hope for the next generation!
 
BIG Thanks to our patrons:  Peter, Janet, Richard, Joro, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot.   We appreciate our Patrons and their support!  You can find out more about the fabulous benefits of being a Patron at http://tiny.cc/tarotpodcast
 
This episode is sponsored Freerange Priestess on Etsy - you’ll find unconventional rosaries, quirky prayer beads, tarot jewelry and more. 
 
About The Tarot Lady: Theresa Reed (aka “The Tarot Lady”) is a world-renowned Tarot expert who has been reading Tarot—and teaching Tarot to curious students—for close to 30 years.  She is the author of Tarot: No Questions Asked – Mastering  the Art of Intuitive Reading and The Tarot Coloring Book, an illustrated tour through the world of Tarot with coloring sheets for every card in the deck. Theresa is also the author of Astrology For Real Life (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious) and the co-author of Tarot for Troubled Times with Shaheen Miro. Her latest project is Tarot for Kids, a kid-friendly tarot deck with artist Kailey Whitman.
In addition to writing, teaching, podcasting, and speaking at Tarot conferences, Theresa also runs a popular website—TheTarotLady.com—where she dishes out advice, inspiration and tips for Tarot lovers of all experience levels. She also hosts two educational podcasts: Tarot Bytes and Astrology Byteswhich have been downloaded by millions of people around the world.
Follow Theresa on Twitter and Instagram for her daily “Six Second Tarot Readings”—plus photos of her extremely handsome cat, Monkey.
Photographer credit: Jessica Kaminski
Storytellers & Tricksters with Priscilla Howe

Storytellers & Tricksters with Priscilla Howe

March 31, 2022

The Archetypal Tarot Podcast celebrates the arrival of Spring with a special guest, storyteller Priscilla Howe. She is the author of the recently released sampler of Bulgarian Folktales called Clever, Kind, Tricky and Sly. With so much happening in the world, with an eye particularly on Eastern Europe, Priscilla and Cyndera find hope, laughter and wisdom within the trickster archetype, embodied by "Clever Peter" and also the old woman archetype "Baba Marta." Priscilla tells two tales from her book and Cyndera follows suit with a made-up Bulgarian-inspired story of her own. This podcast is full of heart as it unveils aspects of the trickster that can be kind as well as sly.

About author Priscilla Howe: Storyteller Priscilla Howe has traveled the world with a bagful of puppets and a headful of stories since 1993. Her favorite story is the one she's telling at any given moment, and her favorite audience is the one right in front of her. She is a native New Englander who lives in Lawrence, Kansas with a cat named Pippin. Priscilla's new book, Clever, Kind, Tricky and Sly: A Bulgarian Folktale Sampler just came out, thanks to Parkhurst Brothers Publishers.  Find out more about and connect with Priscilla through her website https://www.priscillahowe.com/  .

 

Stay in touch with us!  We’re in Instagram & Facebook @TarotPodcast  our email is tarotpodcast @ gmail.com
 
 
BIG Thanks to our patrons: Janet, Joro, Peter, Richard, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot.   We appreciate our Patrons and their support!  You can find out more about the fabulous benefits of being a Patron at http://tiny.cc/tarotpodcast
 
This episode is sponsored Freerange Priestess on Etsy - you’ll find unconventional rosaries, quirky prayer beads, tarot jewelry and more. 
 
The podcast is produced by Both/And Media 
Theme music by: The Lunar Group
 
The Tarot of Curious Creatures with Chris-Anne

The Tarot of Curious Creatures with Chris-Anne

January 31, 2022
We are over-the-moon excited to share our conversation with deck creator, artist and magic maker Chris-Anne.  You might know her from her wildly cool The Lightseer’s Tarot. In this episode we discuss her brand new deck: The Tarot of Curious Creatures.  With their illuminating conversations and grounded wisdom, the curious and quirky characters in this 78 (+1) deck are a strangely familiar twist on the traditional tarot. And we think you’re gonna love it. 
 
The Tarot of Curious Creatures is available November 2nd and can be ordered from her website chris-anne.com and the usual places you get your decks. 
 
More about Chris-Anne: 
Chris-Anne is a deck creator, artist, and magic-maker, as well as a marketing strategist and owner of Pixelbrand: a branding and graphic design company. She offers unique courses for creators that combine marketing and branding with manifestation and intuition. She successfully Kickstarted three independent card decks: The Sacred Creators Oracle, The Light Seer's Tarot, and The Muse Tarot-all now available through Hay House. Her latest card deck, The Tarot for Curious Creatures releases this fall. 
 
Stay in touch with us!  We’re in Instagram & Facebook @TarotPodcast  our email is tarotpodcast@gmail.com Now you can find Cyndera and Julienne on clubhouse! 
 
This episode is sponsored Freerange Priestess on Etsy - you’ll find unconventional rosaries, quirky prayer beads and more. 
 
BIG Thanks to our patrons:  Joro, Peter, Janet, Richard, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot.   We appreciate our Patrons and their support!  You can find out more about the fabulous benefits of being a Patron at http://tiny.cc/tarotpodcast
 
The podcast is produced by Both/And Media 
Theme music by: The Lunar Group
2022 New Year Focus Cards

2022 New Year Focus Cards

January 3, 2022
Happy New Year from the Archetypal Tarot Podcast! For their annual New Year's ritual, Julienne Givot and Cyndera Quackenbush sit down with a couple decks to draw their cards for 2022. For the Major Arcana card, Cyndera picks from the recently released Tarot in Pandemic and Revolution and Julienne picks a card from the Archetype Cards of Caroline Myss. These cards are not pre-picked before the podcast, allowing listeners to hear the intuitive, gut reactions to the revealed images, themes and archetypes. Find out what's in store for 2022 with The Archetypal Tarot Podcast New Year's edition! 
 
Stay in touch with us!  We’re in Instagram & Facebook @TarotPodcast  our email is tarotpodcast @ gmail
 
This episode is sponsored Freerange Priestess on Etsy - you’ll find unconventional rosaries, quirky prayer beads, tarot jewelry and more. 
 
The Wandering Star Tarot with Cat Pierce

The Wandering Star Tarot with Cat Pierce

November 30, 2021
For our latest installment of star Tarot deck makers, we’re thrilled to share this interview with artist-extraordinaire Cat Pierce! Known for her successful contributions in psychedelic indie music, she has recently turned her artistic expressions towards her own version of the classic Tarot. The Wandering Star Tarot is a beautifully illustrated deck acting like a compass for individual readers to use in their own inward journeys of reflection. Our interview explores the topics of intuition, creative process and the relationships between music and Tarot. We delve deep into the youthful, feminine and haloed figures that gaze out directly to each reader. The Mother Star and The Creator, additions to the traditional 78 cards of the Rider Waite, are discussed in detail along with the ethics of Yes/No Questions. There is also an undeniable presence of CATS. Get ready to play with Cat Pierce and Julienne and Cyndera in the latest Archetypal Tarot Podcast!
 
More about Cat Pierce: 
Cat Pierce is a singer, songwriter, visual artist, self-proclaimed psychonaut, and spiritual evolution enthusiast. Known primarily for her music, she is one half of the sister-band The Pierces, and has also had success as a solo artist. Her songs have been featured in movies and television shows such as Dexter, Gossip Girl, Riverdale, and more. Most notably, she penned and performed the theme song for the ABC hit show Pretty Little Liars. She has toured the world with Coldplay, Lissie, Adam Green, and Albert Hammond Jr., and performed with Emmylou Harris and Elton John. She has garnered two top ten albums in England, one of which reached Gold status. Her love of drawing, writing, and delving into the mystical inspired her to create her first tarot deck: The Wandering Star Tarot (available now).
 
Instagram: @iamcatdog
YouTube: thepierces
 
Stay in touch with us!  We’re in Instagram & Facebook @TarotPodcast  our email is tarotpodcast @ gmail Now you can find Cyndera and I on clubhouse! 
 
This episode is sponsored Freerange Priestess on Etsy - you’ll find unconventional rosaries, quirky prayer beads, tarot jewelry and more. 
 
BIG Thanks to our patrons:  Joro, Peter, Janet, Richard, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot.   We appreciate our Patrons and their support!  You can find out more about the fabulous benefits of being a Patron at http://tiny.cc/tarotpodcast
 
The podcast is produced by Both/And Media 
Theme music by: The Lunar Group
Under The Witches Hat with Author Marieke Lexmond

Under The Witches Hat with Author Marieke Lexmond

October 3, 2021

This episode Cyndera interviews writer and film maker Marieke Lexmond about her writing of the Madigan Chronicles with the use of the 22 Major Arcana cards of the Tarot. Throughout this interview, the influences of nature, magic and archetypes pervade and are revealed through the creative writing process. We'll hear a selection from Marieke's first book, The Dagger and discuss the Magical Tarot Deck that is introduced and explored through her second book of the same title. We have 6 in total to look forward to, as well as a specially created Tarot deck of animals and nature illustrated by Marieke's friend from childhood, Nicole Ruijgrok. Thank you for joining us on this journey of magic, life lessons and tarot-inspired characters as we go "Under the Witches Hat."

Marieke Lexmond reads tarot cards, loves food, photography, and travel. She has three sassy little dogs that she likes to take everywhere and have their own Instagram account @urbandogsquad. Her background in filmmaking enabled her to travel and live around the globe. Storytelling is in her blood, from saving her allowance from a very young age to buy books, to her master's degree from the Dutch Film Academy. Fantasy and science fiction are her favorite. She prefers to write fun and mystical stories. Her attraction to nature and places with a magical history brought her to New Orleans and the West Coast of Ireland. As a pagan, she felt an instant connection to the land; it feeds her imagination and has become the inspiration for the Madigan Chronicles.

Her website and instagram tag: underthewitcheshat.com @underthewitcheshat

Stay in touch with us!  We’re in Instagram & Facebook @TarotPodcast 
 
This episode is sponsored Freerange Priestess on Etsy - you’ll find unconventional rosaries, quirky rayer beads and more. 
 

BIG Thanks to our patrons:  Joro, Peter, Janet, Richard, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot.   We appreciate our Patrons and their support!  You can find out more about the fabulous benefits of being a Patron at http://tiny.cc/tarotpodcastt

10 Years of Archetypal Tarot!

10 Years of Archetypal Tarot!

August 31, 2021
Today marks our 10 year anniversary of podcasting! From the Fool to the World and back, Story Through Stone founder and teacher Cyndera Quakenbush and Archetypal Consultant, Julienne Givot have been dishing out thoughts, ideas, interviews and wise cracks about the Tarot, archetypes and provocative mythology for the 21st century for a decade.  This episode is a rare opportunity for the two to be together in person discussing the past, present and the future.  
 
email us TarotPodcast@gmail.com  We’re in Instagram & Facebook @TarotPodcast 
 
This episode is sponsored Freerange Priestess on Etsy - you’ll find unconventional rosaries, prayer beads and more. 
 
BIG Thanks to our patrons:  Peter, Janet, Richard, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot.   We appreciate our Patrons and their support!  You can find out more about the fabulous benefits of being a Patron at http://tiny.cc/tarotpodcast
 
The podcast is produced by Both/And Media 
Theme music by: The Lunar Group
 
Podcast guests over the years:  Melissa Cynova, Gregg Levoy, Rashunda Tramble, Nancy Hendrickson, Ke’oni Hanalei, Richard Cox & Nicole Schnackenberg, Theresa Cheung, Barb Kurkas Lee, Ste McCabe, Shawn Nygaard, Weston of Root Lock Tarot, Tim Freke, Angelo Nasios, Jim Curtan, Lupa Greenwolf, Craig Chalquist
Ancestral Tarot with Nancy Hendrickson

Ancestral Tarot with Nancy Hendrickson

May 24, 2021

Can you connect to your ancestors using the Tarot?  Answer:  YES

Julienne and Cyndera join together for a very special interview with Nancy Hendrickson, author of the recently released Ancestral Tarot (full bio below). Like a 3 of cups dancing, hosts and guests embark on a discussion of anchoring with the ancestors, and the growing interest this has in the collective at the moment. 

Nancy delves more deeply into the description of the different types of ancestors tarot readers can work with. Beyond ancestors of blood, each person can call on both Ancestors of Time and Place. Drawing the wisdom of daily life lived over centuries, guidance for specific questions and problems can be articulated through Tarot imagery. 

Julienne describes a mini reading she did for herself for her beginning ancestor work and Nancy provides further insight, including some perspectives on reversals. To further delight current topic interests, Nancy, Julienne and Cyndera further explore the connection between fairy tales and tarot, as well as the ancestors present in the larger natural world. This episode wraps up with the conclusion that ancestor work is not only popular at the moment, but is necessary for our continued survival on earth. Open your eyes, ears and heart for signs from the ancestors in this latest interview!

Nancy Hendrickson is the author of Ancestral Tarot, a book that takes readers into the realm of Ancestors of Blood, Place, and Time using Tarot. She has decades of experience in both genealogy and tarot. Nancy is a columnist for The Cartomancer Magazine, writing about Tarot decks from a cultural perspective. She is active on Instagram @nancysageshadow where she posts daily about Tarot and other forms of divination. You can learn more about Nancy and her work at www.sageandshadow.com

This episode is sponsored Freerange Priestess on Etsy - you’ll find unconventional rosaries, prayer beads and chaplets made for ancestor work.
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/FreeRangePriestess 

blog: freerangepriestess.com 

 

Many thanks to our patrons:  Peter, Janet, Richard, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot.  We appreciate our Patrons and their support makes all of this possible.  You can find out more about the fabulous benefits of being a Patron at http://tiny.cc/tarotpodcast

The podcast is produced by Both/And Media 
Theme music by: The Lunar Group

Archetypal Fairytales

Archetypal Fairytales

April 20, 2021

This episode We delve into the world of archetypal fairytales inspired by Cyndera’s recent acquisition of volume one of Jungian scholar Marie Louise Von Franz’s Archetypal symbols in Fairytales: The Profane and Magical Worlds and Julienne mostly fails a Tarot quiz.  She's hoping for a chance to redeem myself but until then we hope you enjoy our banter about the power of archetypes and story. 

Show notes & Reference Links:

 
This Jungian Life podcast https://thisjungianlife.com/
 
Clarissa Pinkola-Estes http://www.clarissapinkolaestes.com/
 
Jean Shinoda-Bolen https://www.jeanbolen.com/
 
 
This episode is sponsored by our stalwart patrons:  Peter, Richard, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot and Janet.   We appreciate our Patrons and their support makes all of this possible.  You can find out more about the fabulous benefits of being a Patron at http://tiny.cc/tarotpodcast
 
The podcast is produced by Both/And Media 
Theme music by: The Lunar Group
Deja Vu - The Hierophant

Deja Vu - The Hierophant

February 12, 2021
It’s the year of the Hierophant - by calculation as well as last months guidance reading for 2021.  SO much Pope and a whole year to work with it. ;-) Both Cyndera and Julienne are in the process of moving, so this month we offer you a replay of our original episode on the Hierophant from 9 years ago! (January 2012)
 
We hope you enjoy this vintage episode and we’ll be back next month with a fresh one. 
 
Many thanks to our generous Patrons: Peter, Janet, Richard, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot.   We appreciate our Patrons and their support makes all of this possible.  You can find out more about the fabulous benefits of being a Patron at http://tiny.cc/tarotpodcast
 
The podcast is produced by Both/And Media 
Theme music by: The Lunar Group
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