Ethical Reader

I am someone who has to see it in order to believe it. I began studying Tarot in my late teens because its card imagery was in comics, commercials, music videos, etc. There were psychics selling books, appearing on talk shows, and consulted on news programs for what to look for in the coming year.

In creating two decks, visiting psychic fairs, reading several books, learning the practice, gaining experience and human encounters; it was easy for me to come to the conclusion that the human brain is incapable of predicting the future. Anytime I did a reading for someone and they required the advice of an expert, I would direct them to doctors, psychiatrists, and dieticians. I never diagnosed anyone, they came to me with problems they already knew about. I have even had clients refuse to pay me because I refused to predict the future for them which I felt would have been unethical.

Another obvious thing I learned while offering Tarot readings was people don’t want to know the future, believed I could predict it with a pack of cards, and didn’t want to have their minds or beliefs in psychic abilities questioned or changed on a single visit by a stranger.

If you want to use this site as a Tarot resource, understand I look at the Tarot as an artistic medium and a counseling aid. I do not regard it as a tool to predict the future. The Tarot deck is an instrument that can be used in cold reading marks by confidence men at its cruelest. I like to elevate it to a tool in meditation for self-healing.

If you want to know the future, your guess is as good as mine.


A Useful Resource

I’ve illustrated two Tarot decks. They are both incredibly different from each other.

The first was the Fabrication Tarot. It took three months of intense focus as a fulltime and overtime job. It was completely designed, inked, and coloured on thick cardstock before each card was cut free from each of the pages. The digital copies are simple scans.

45718996-D1A1-11E1-B80A-5F0114BAC486The second deck is the Twilight Rabbit Tarot. It took five years to complete and was a parttime job. Each image began as an ink illustration that was scanned digitally and enhanced with photo editing software. It was coloured and lettered using a computer. The digital copies were compiled in this way.

This blog will talk about several things. Creating a Tarot deck will be discussed. The differences between types of decks (Rider vs Thoth vs Oracle) and various card spreads will be future topics.

I don’t read the cards these days. Instead, I’ve fallen into the role of consultant for projects involving cartomancy.

If you want to learn about Tarot, I hope you will find my blog a useful resource.