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 Numinous Tarot with Rashunda Tramble

The Numinous Tarot with Rashunda Tramble

January 31, 2022

This episode we welcome back a long time friend of the podcast, Rashunda Tramble.  (You might know her as Rash of Stay Woke Tarot). We recorded this late last year about her book: The Numinous Tarot Guide:  A New Way to Read the Cards.  If you don’t have a copy, well we highly recommend it.  We discuss her book, reexamine tradition and unpack some gems found in The Hierophant card. 

 

About Rash

Rashunda Tramble is a writer and Tarot reader originally from Memphis, Tennessee now living in Switzerland. She has a BA in Film and an MA in Creative Media Practice. She is also a member of Mensa and a certified Reiki IV practitioner. She has worked in radio and television in the US, and marketing and communications (art, luxury and finance) in Europe. Having worked with the Tarot for over 20 years, she offers professional readings under the moniker Stay Woke Tarot and is the co-author of “The Numinous Tarot Guide: A New Way to Read the Cards”.
Follow her on IG & Twitter: @staywoketarot
Website (book a reading!) https://www.staywoketarot.com/
 
Stay in touch with us!  We’re in Instagram & Facebook @TarotPodcast  our email is tarotpodcast @ gmail.com
 
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
 
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
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

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

Rebellion Rosaries and Reclaiming the Goddess

Rebellion Rosaries and Reclaiming the Goddess

November 22, 2020
2020 has been full of surprises most of them frankly not so much fun and some devastating but a few have been beautiful.  This episode is a discussion about a deeply feminist practice hidden inside the patriarchy.  
 
Recommended Resources:
Free range rosaries & prayer beads by Julienne 
 
More beautiful and sacred beads: Aloha Rosa Leis by Geralyn
 
Recommended Reading/Listening: 
 
The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary
What happens when a former Zen Buddhist monk and his feminist wife experience an apparition of the Virgin Mary?
 
Untie the Strong Woman: Blessed Mother's Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul
Via personal blessings and stories of visitations, miracles, and common events, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés helps us reconnect with the fierce and loving force of the Blessed Mother.
 
Kitchen Table Magic with Melissa Cynova

Kitchen Table Magic with Melissa Cynova

October 26, 2020

We are getting all kinds of Witchy this October episode - we’re excited to share this conversation with Tarot bad @ss Melissa Cynova.   🕯️ Melissa is an award winning author and tarot reader from St. Louis, MO. Her latest book, Kitchen Table Magic is out now. We talk magic, the archetype of the witch, grief, toxic positivity and pumpkin spice lattes - there is more to them than you realized.  True story!  As is the case when Melissa and I together swearing happens so you have been warned - there will be f* bombs a plenty. 

Follow Melissa on the socials for authentic, wise, big-hearted goodness.  

As always, you can Find us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @TarotPodcast Email us  at TarotPodcast@gmail.com  

💞 Big thanks to our Patrons: Peter, Richard, Juniper and Rash of Stay Woke Tarot.  We appreciate your friendship and support every day! 

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

Emotional Intelligence: A Conversation with Ke‘oni Hanalei

Emotional Intelligence: A Conversation with Ke‘oni Hanalei

April 28, 2019

Ke’oni Hanalei is an alchemist, Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner and founder of Pohala Botanicals https://www.pohala.net/ in Kula, Maui, Hawaii. Ke’oni comes from a long line of medicine holders (called Kahuna here in Hawaii), his lineage extends far, far, far back in time. He inherited sacred fern medicine wisdom his Grandmother, Kau’ikeonalani. We hope you enjoy this conversation with Ke’oni as we discuss masculine & feminine energies, emotional intelligence and what we are all called to be and do to fulfill our destinies and the destiny of the planet. Definitely follow Ke’oni on Instagram at pohala_hawaiian_botanicals - his website is pohala.net.

Aloha means love.

SPECIAL GIFT from Ke’oni - us the code FERN15 to receive 15% off your order through his website.

Topics include:

masculine & feminine energies, compassion, purpose & meaning, Emotional intelligence - feeling the feels, true expression of the Self

Hawaiian Language:

There is more than a little bit of Hawaiian language used in the podcast so here is a handy cheat sheet in case you need it. The Hawaiian language is contextual and relational as well as poetic. It frequently does not translate directly 'one to one' and words have multiple meanings but here is my best attempt to share the meanings of some of the words used in the podcast.

Aloha: There are many meanings of aloha but my sense is that they culminate in what we call Love with a capital L. It’s worth noting that 'alo' means ‘presence’ and ‘ha' is the breath of life - so in a way it’s the recognition of sacred presence which is Love. It’s used as both hello and goodbye as well.

Kapili (kah-pee-lee) : to bond, synthesis, put together, unite

Kapu (kah-poo): forbidden, sacred, protected (because it’s sacred)

Kūkala: proclaim

Pōhala: to recover consciousness; to wake from stupor. PōHALA, to ascend.

Huna: secret, hidden

Kahuna: expert, priests/priestess, keeper of sacred knowledge, medicine holder

'Ike (ee-kay): wisdom

Mana’o (man-na-oh): thought

Kiakahi (key-ah-kah-hee): purpose & meaning

Ke'oni and Julienne

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