The Archetypal Tarot Podcast
Prairie Majesty Wisdom with Kara Simons

Prairie Majesty Wisdom with Kara Simons

September 3, 2022

In this interview with oracle deck creator Kara Simons, Cyndera and Kara explore the bounty of wisdom from the prairie plains through its animals, flora and elemental beings. At the heart of this beautiful and boldly illustrated deck is the revelation of self sovereignty, and the invitation therein to reclaim a direct connection with nature. Kara breaks down the channeled wisdom of these cards and the structure that organically emerged during the cards' creation. Stories of synchronicity and deep learning abound, including how the connection with artist Amy Putney Koenig was sparked. Carefully crafted questions emerge from each card that will clarify your inquiries and stir up transformative intuition. Any and all are welcome to the wildness of the prairie to open to its expansive wisdom! 

Find out more anout Kara, her decks and connect with her on her website joyfulresonance.com 

This episode is sponsored Freerange Priestess on Etsy - you’ll find nontraditional rosaries, quirky prayer beads, sacred jewelry and more.  
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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

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

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
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 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
The Premonition Code

The Premonition Code

October 29, 2021
This episode features a conversation about the crossroads of science and intuition in the brand new book: The Premonition Code: How Sensing the Future Can Change Your Life
 
Science combines with spirituality in this revolutionary new book as best-selling dream author and Cambridge University academic Theresa Cheung joins forces with cognitive neuroscientist Dr Julia Mossbridge, and together they explain and examine scientific research showing that sensing the future is possible and that it is not set in stone.
 
The Premonition Code is available now and you can access the companion website ThePremonitionCode.com for in-depth information, training and testing of your pre-cognative skills. Yes YOUR precognitive skills!
 
Connect with the Archetypal Tarot Podcast on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @TarotPodcast  
 
 
Survival Archetypes: Guides to Navigating a Pandemic Part 1

Survival Archetypes: Guides to Navigating a Pandemic Part 1

May 25, 2020
The world seems to be turned upside down, and many of us long for a way to navigate the chaos.  This two part series discusses 4 archetypes universal to everyone that form the core patterns of survival. 
 
Each of these patterns can give us a place to stand amidst the chaos.  If we are open to observing what archetypal patterns are emerging for us we can better navigate our lives and interact positively for ourselves and our community. 
 
First off, what is an archetype? 
 
Archetypes are universal patterns of talents, motivations and behaviors.
They contain a dialogue of how and why we use our energy the way we do.
Archetypal patterns are a way to learn about the truth and possibilities of our lives.
 
Every character archetype has an empowered or light side as well as a disempowered or shadow side. 
 
Archetypes are both universal and personal.  
 
More on archetypes can be found on Julienne's website:  archetypist.com
 
The core survival archetypes are:  The Child, The Victim, The Saboteur and The Prostitute. 
 
Part 1 delves into The Child and The Victim and Part 2 will cover The Saboteur and The Prostitute. 
 
Each are their own distinct template but for the core 4 survival archetypes but it's useful to also bring in their strongest corollary archetype.  
 
The Child  
 
Corollary archetype:  Sovereign (or King/Queen) responsible for self, has wide care and concern for others.  Is willing and able to respond to the needs of others. 
 
Empowered attributes: 
  • Imagination 
  • Sees things afresh 
  • Willingness to try something new
  • The rejuvenating power of play
  • Connects with nature 
  • Curiosity - being curious keeps you open - seeking wisdom vs simple answers even if unsubstatiated - these often concretize - become a protected belief because we are not able to let in opposing or new ideas.   
 
Dismpowered attributes: 
  • Naiveté - believing because we want a simple answer.
  • Blind trust / handing our power over to another for protection
  • Temper tantrums
  • Refusal to follow guidance because it’s uncomfortable “You’re not the boss of me!” 
 
Attendant archetypes:  Seeker, Detective, Guide, Artist, Student
 
Victim / Warrior 
Empowered attributes: 
  • Creates, holds and protects boundaries
  • Uses discernment before engaging in battle
  • Seeks not to hurt others but protect
  • Acknowledges that wounds connect us to each other fostering understanding & compassion 
  • Alerts us to when we are in danger
 
Dismpowered attributes: 
  • Refusal to move toward healing
  • Hands power over due to woundedness / helplessness 
  • Seeks attention through complaining without movement toward resolution
  • Engages in blame but not toward healing 
 
Attendant archetypes: Judge, Hero, Mentor, Liberator 
 
R.A.I.N.  process to working with archetypes adapted from work created by Tara Brach 
Recognize the pattern at work in any situation
Accept situation with Compassion
Investigate how to move forward
Navigate to next right action or connection  OR  Non-attachment - let go

 

 

 

The Soul Purpose Podcast

The Soul Purpose Podcast

November 3, 2019

It has been a time of darkness, literal darkness, as California in the past weeks have been plunged into power outages, fears of fire, evacuations and unspeakable loss because of those fires - once again. 

As the smoke thickens and we face a “new normal,” we seem to be seeing even less clearly around us and are uncertain in these darkening times. True Light, when it comes, is unexpected and often fleeting. More and more we ask, what is our path as a human race? What is our place here on this earth? What can I in my one life do to contribute? 

This podcast explores the quest for purpose through a recent reading. The querent asks how she can find her path again and what's important to her amidst a chaotic daily family life. This question is a meaningful personal plea that has collective significance. 

Here is how you can get an online reading from anywhere in the world:

First Visit storythroughstone.org/readings  

Purchase the reading using the PayPal button. Readings are usually $75 but with your $30 discount they will only be $45 by Typing in Promo Code STONESEASON. This offer will stand just until the end of 2019, so take advantage and purchase the gift of a reading for a friend as well!

You may also support this podcast by making a pledge at tiny.cc/tarot. Warmest thanks to our current patrons Cat, Richard, Allie and Geneva.

 

Can a reading fix your life?

Can a reading fix your life?

March 21, 2019
 
 If you are a regular listener you will know our guest for this episode. Melissa Cynova is first and foremost a bad ass of Tarot.  She been slinging tarot cards for 30 years -  her first book from Llewelyn press Kitchen Table Tarot is a must read for noobs and experts alike.  This is her 3rd time on the podcast because we love her so much (did I mention she is a bad ass?) and we are celebrating the publication of her new book, Tarot Elements: Five Readings to Reset Your Life.  Just get it. You can connect with her on the Instagrams or her website: melissacynova.com
 
And here is my conversation with Melissa. 

 
***WARNING*** We swear a lot in this episode.
 
Some stuff we talk about:
Melissa’s new book, Tarot Elements: Five Readings to Reset Your Life.
Ghost Dog the Way of the Warrior
Cheryl Strayed, Brene Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert 
Gen X whininess 
 
We know you could have done something else with the last 40ish minutes  of your life but we are SO glad you spent it with us.  
 
We highly encourage you to connect with Melissa on Instagram and yes, get her book!  Available at fine stores everywhere -but the vandalized copy available from her website is the best.  MelissaCynova.com  
 
If you are listening to this in March of 2019 look for a post on Instagram and Facebook for a chance to win a copy. 
 
Big mahalos to our Patrons: Sara, Geneva, Richard, Peter,  Rash,  Alli,  & Yvonne!  Thank you!  your support makes all this happen  & you make us smile every day! 
 
Produced by Both/And Media 
Theme music by: The Lunar Group
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