Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Only 2 days left to help us create tarot-inspired burlesque magic at the historic Michigan Theatre. We are so close to our goal (89% funded). If we don’t make our goal, the show can’t go on. Every dollar helps at this point. There are still lots of amazing rewards to be had. Check out the campaign page: tinyurl.com/pickacardburlyq #tarot #burlesque #neoburlesque #michigan #annarbor #witchery #theatre #performanceart #pickacard

Only 2 days left to help us create tarot-inspired burlesque magic at the historic Michigan Theatre. We are so close to our goal (89% funded). If we don’t make our goal, the show can’t go on. Every dollar helps at this point. There are still lots of amazing rewards to be had. Check out the campaign page: tinyurl.com/pickacardburlyq #tarot #burlesque #neoburlesque #michigan #annarbor #witchery #theatre #performanceart #pickacard

Sunday, August 10, 2014
nerdgirlburlesque:

There’s just five days left to support Pick a Card: A Burlesque Exploration of Tarot Kickstarter! 

This truly the most ambitious, exciting and original project Nerd Girl Burlesque has ever been asked to participate in. The show is set to take place at the gorgeous & historic Michigan Theatre (in Ann Arbor, MI) on September 27 but the show can only happen if we make our goal by Saturday, August 16! 

The line-up is mind-boggling amazing, including headliner Roxi D’Lite (2014 World Champion of Exotic Dance, The Reigning Queen of Burlesque Miss Exotic World 2010). Produced by Ann Arbor’s Gala Delicious & Cruel Valentine (Chicago). Also featuring: more talent from Chicago - Red Rum, Dahlia Fatale, Vaudezilla’s Lilly Rascal,  as well as Michigan phenomenons Dolly Dagger, Lushes LaMoan, The Vivacious Miss Audacious, Luna Legare, Annie Thing, AErin Garber Pearson and Violet Defiant, Mylitta & more! 

There are amazing rewards available - even if you are unable to make the show itself. Help us created tarot inspired theatrical magic! 

Photo credit: Photolena 



Hey friends, my burlesque troupe, Nerd Girl Burlesque is involved in this amazing project. We only have five days left to raise approximately $2800. I know we can do this! 

This project is extremely dear to heart, it’s a fusion of two of my favourite things: burlesque & tarot. I think it’s going to challenge a lot of perceptions of what burlesque can be and blur the lines between our art form, performance art, and dream-like theatrical spectacle. 

If all of my own followers donated $2 each, we’d surpass our goal today. Every little bit helps at this point, please if you’ve got even a few dollars to spare, please consider making a contribution. 

~sparrowqueen / Loretta Jean ♥

nerdgirlburlesque:

There’s just five days left to support Pick a Card: A Burlesque Exploration of Tarot Kickstarter!

This truly the most ambitious, exciting and original project Nerd Girl Burlesque has ever been asked to participate in. The show is set to take place at the gorgeous & historic Michigan Theatre (in Ann Arbor, MI) on September 27 but the show can only happen if we make our goal by Saturday, August 16!

The line-up is mind-boggling amazing, including headliner Roxi D’Lite (2014 World Champion of Exotic Dance, The Reigning Queen of Burlesque Miss Exotic World 2010). Produced by Ann Arbor’s Gala Delicious & Cruel Valentine (Chicago). Also featuring: more talent from Chicago - Red Rum, Dahlia Fatale, Vaudezilla’s Lilly Rascal, as well as Michigan phenomenons Dolly Dagger, Lushes LaMoan, The Vivacious Miss Audacious, Luna Legare, Annie Thing, AErin Garber Pearson and Violet Defiant, Mylitta & more!

There are amazing rewards available - even if you are unable to make the show itself. Help us created tarot inspired theatrical magic!

Photo credit: Photolena

Hey friends, my burlesque troupe, Nerd Girl Burlesque is involved in this amazing project. We only have five days left to raise approximately $2800. I know we can do this! This project is extremely dear to heart, it’s a fusion of two of my favourite things: burlesque & tarot. I think it’s going to challenge a lot of perceptions of what burlesque can be and blur the lines between our art form, performance art, and dream-like theatrical spectacle. If all of my own followers donated $2 each, we’d surpass our goal today. Every little bit helps at this point, please if you’ve got even a few dollars to spare, please consider making a contribution. ~sparrowqueen / Loretta Jean ♥
Thursday, July 10, 2014

hellboundwitch:

automaticcolors:

AHHHHHHHHHHHH

Okay so, let’s just do this haha

Row One:

  1. Alchemical Tarot (is that out of print again?)
  2. Wild Unknown Tarot
  3. I think it’s AG Müller’s Tarot de Marseille Convos? I don’t know if they’ve published another TdM aside from that. I think it’s out of print here in America, but as with most AGM decks you can probably still order it from the UK. (I’m not super great at telling the various Marseille decks apart)

Row Two:

  1. Steampunk Tarot
  2. Obviously this one is a Waite Colman Smith type Strength but tbh I can’t tell the difference between the various WCS decks.
  3. Lo Scarabeo’s The Classic Tarot (I almost bought that at HPB a couple weeks ago) but I may be wrong.

Row Three

  1. This is from the sadly out of print Linweave Tarot
  2. The Vampire Tarot by Robert Place
  3. Luis Royo’s Labyrinth Tarot
I’d like to add Strength by E. Woodbury Rand. You can get prints or a t-shirt version of the design as part of the Pick A Card: A Burlesque Exploration of Tarot kickstarter - happening now!
Monday, June 16, 2014

galadelicious:

Please donate if you can! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/851629756/pick-a-card-a-burlesque-exploration-of-tarot

“Pick a Card: a Burlesque Exploration of Tarot” is a burlesque variety show and multimedia experience. Our performers will share with you the occult myth and magic of Tarot, using various art forms to weave a multifaceted spectacle of fortune, titillation, and curiosity! Who: This production is a collaborative effort led by Gala Delicious of The Tickled Fancy Burlesque Co., and featuring the illustrious talents of 2010 Queen of Burlesque, Roxi D’Lite of Windsor, Ontario, Chicago burlesque powerhouses Red Rum, Dahlia Fatale, and Cruel Valentine, as well as Michigan phenomenons Dolly Dagger, Luna Legare, Annie Thing, Toronto’s Nerd Girl Burlesque, and many more! All of the art and promotion will be designed by E. Woodbury Rand (http://raaaaand.wordpress.com/)

Photos: Roxi D’Lite, Lushes LaMoan, Loretta Jean

Hey - look it’s me (Loretta Jean, bottom photo) and some very amazing performers who I admire a lot!

Help us make this amazing tarot themed burlesque show happen. I can barely contain my excitement - it’s a fusion of two of my favourite things - help make us happen! ♥

Monday, May 5, 2014
This was the 2-second online Alchemical Tarot reading I received yesterday. Hot stuff - I’ll take it!

This was the 2-second online Alchemical Tarot reading I received yesterday. Hot stuff - I’ll take it!

Friday, November 29, 2013
Pulled this one twice today. Both as card of the day & for a specifc question. A nice reminder to be my best & brightest self. #thestar #tarot #deviantmoon #xvii

Pulled this one twice today. Both as card of the day & for a specifc question. A nice reminder to be my best & brightest self. #thestar #tarot #deviantmoon #xvii

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Card of the Day: The Magician #tarot #halloweentarot

Card of the Day: The Magician #tarot #halloweentarot

Monday, September 2, 2013
Moving on #8ofcups  #wildunknown #tarot

Moving on #8ofcups #wildunknown #tarot

Saturday, October 13, 2012
XVII The Star

XVII The Star

(Source: anorpheusrising)

Friday, October 12, 2012
It’s almost 3am and I really should be sleeping, but check it out! HALLOWEEN TAROT! Ooooohhhahhhh!

It’s almost 3am and I really should be sleeping, but check it out! HALLOWEEN TAROT! Ooooohhhahhhh!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
witchywonderworks:

Wonderworks Deck of the Week: The Halloween Tarot 
By Kipling West
Wonderworks adores The Halloween Tarot! 
This playful take on the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot imagery is delightful, light-hearted and also easy to interpret. Follow the decks’s resident black cat (representative of the knowledge seeker - the position the Fool takes in most decks) as she journeys through the Major and Minor Arcana. Through looking at the cat’s position in each card, the reader gets a better idea of the querent’s position relating to the situation or circumstance being inquired about.
The traditional minor arcana suits of Pentacles, Swords, Wands and Cups are replaced with Pumpkins, Bats, Imps and Ghosts, respectively. The new suits still maintain their elemental attributions and general correspondences. The illustrations on each card are bright and whimsical, the colour pallett features predominantly oranges, greens, purples and black. 
The Halloween Tarot also has reoccurring motifs related to the popular celebration of North American Halloween including candy corn, witches, bats, classic film monsters and jack-o-lanterns - all intermingling with traditional RWS tarot symbolism. Overall, the tone of this deck is carefree and jovial and the cartoonish illustration style only adds to this. 
This deck is sure to delight Halloween enthusiasts and tarot collectors alike (though I’m sure there’s a lot of overlap in those two groups!) This deck is accessible to read for anyone already familiar with RWS imagery, but would also be appropriate for beginners. 
See Past Featured Decks
-Wonderworks

witchywonderworks:

Wonderworks Deck of the Week: The Halloween Tarot

By Kipling West

Wonderworks adores The Halloween Tarot! 

This playful take on the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot imagery is delightful, light-hearted and also easy to interpret. Follow the decks’s resident black cat (representative of the knowledge seeker - the position the Fool takes in most decks) as she journeys through the Major and Minor Arcana. Through looking at the cat’s position in each card, the reader gets a better idea of the querent’s position relating to the situation or circumstance being inquired about.

The traditional minor arcana suits of Pentacles, Swords, Wands and Cups are replaced with Pumpkins, Bats, Imps and Ghosts, respectively. The new suits still maintain their elemental attributions and general correspondences. The illustrations on each card are bright and whimsical, the colour pallett features predominantly oranges, greens, purples and black. 

The Halloween Tarot also has reoccurring motifs related to the popular celebration of North American Halloween including candy corn, witches, bats, classic film monsters and jack-o-lanterns - all intermingling with traditional RWS tarot symbolism. Overall, the tone of this deck is carefree and jovial and the cartoonish illustration style only adds to this. 

This deck is sure to delight Halloween enthusiasts and tarot collectors alike (though I’m sure there’s a lot of overlap in those two groups!) This deck is accessible to read for anyone already familiar with RWS imagery, but would also be appropriate for beginners. 

See Past Featured Decks

-Wonderworks

Monday, June 25, 2012

Tarot Update

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to give you an update on tarot readings.

Readings are still open for the time being (see here for details!), but I have a bit of a backlog, because I am writing up detailed (1000 word+) reading summaries for everyone.

If you’re still waiting for a reading, I promise to get to you as soon as I can. If you would still like a reading, please send me an Ask with your question and you’ll be put in my reading queue. I imagine I should be up to date by the end of this week.

Thanks lovelies!

-sparrowqueen ♥

Friday, June 8, 2012

Tarot Readings - Now Open

As many of you know, I’ve been reading tarot on-and-off for about 10 years now. Recently I’ve been taking an excellent tarot course at Wonderworks with Monica Bordirksy. I’ve learned a lot and now I need to put my lessons into further practice.

I am still not an expert and make no claims to be one, but I am knowledgeable (and definitely intuitive), and in order to grow into a better reader I need to practice reading for more people! I love reading for friends, but I’d also like to read for people who are outside of my immediate social circle, because not knowing anything about the situation beforehand presents more of an interesting challenge.

Right now I’m offering free, short readings (e.g. about one one specific topic or situation) to help further hone my skills. So, do you have a burning question that needs to be answered?

Depending on how much interest I receive, I am happy to try to do readings via Skype, email, or I am also happy to just send it to your ask box. (Or if you’re in Toronto we can even maybe do it in person and drink tea!)

Decks I read with: The Vertigo Tarot, Rider-Waite Smith, Deviant Moon, Alchemical Tarot

If you interested: please send me an ask with your e-mail address, please indicate if you have a deck preference, your question, and we can figure it out from there!

This is going to be fun!
~sparrowqueen ♥
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Things you should know, if you request a reading - my ethics as a reader:

1) I do not “spy” on other people or invade the privacy of third parties. I can only tell you about what is going on in your situation, not about what is going on in other people’s lives. A question such as “Why is Jane Doe behaving this way towards me?” can be rephrased to be less invasive, such as “What can I do about the way Jane Doe is treating me?” The second question gives you an answer about what you can control, whereas the first question does not.

2) I will be honest and straight-forward with you about what I see in the cards. I tend to be a fairly optimistic reader though (predicting doom and gloom is not my deal), and even if I see a potentially negative situation, I will do my best to tell you the opportunities that a can come out it.

3) I will never say you “must” do anything, my advice is given based on what I read in the cards, from on the question you ask. What you choose to do with that advice is up to you. The more specific the question is, the more specific the answer will be. If you ask a vague question, you may receive a somewhat general answer.

2) Tarot is not a substitute for professional psychological counseling, medical or legal advice.

4) All readings are confidential, and I will not disclose your questions or the advice offered to anyone else. However, I am obligated to contact the appropriate authorities if you disclose to me that you have committed or planning to commit a serious crime (theft/assault/murder etc.), or if are indicating a desire to commit suicide.

5) I only read for people above 16 years of age.

Friday, May 11, 2012
The Lovers & Four of Staffs

I am seriously digging the Alchemical Tarot right now, it is quickly becoming my very favourite of all the decks I’ve ever used. I really need to order the in depth guide book, because I want to know more about every single card. 

Also I keep pulling The Lovers (alternating between both versions as seen above) and Four of Staffs together. I think worshiping that Maypole on Beltane may have tipped the scales in my favour. :)

The Lovers & Four of Staffs

I am seriously digging the Alchemical Tarot right now, it is quickly becoming my very favourite of all the decks I’ve ever used. I really need to order the in depth guide book, because I want to know more about every single card.

Also I keep pulling The Lovers (alternating between both versions as seen above) and Four of Staffs together. I think worshiping that Maypole on Beltane may have tipped the scales in my favour. :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012
Strength from The Alchemical Tarot by Robert Place

I highly recommend this deck to all tarot enthusiasts. I received it in the mail about a month ago and it has quickly become my absolute favourite in the collection. The art work is stunning, and the symbols are intuitive to read, but also have multiple layers of meaning if you’re familiar with astrological, alchemical and hermetic symbols. 

FYI, the deck’s website also does free 3 or 9 card readings. It only gives you brief keywords for each card, but it’s a nice way to get a better sense of the stunning artwork in this deck.

Strength from The Alchemical Tarot by Robert Place

I highly recommend this deck to all tarot enthusiasts. I received it in the mail about a month ago and it has quickly become my absolute favourite in the collection. The art work is stunning, and the symbols are intuitive to read, but also have multiple layers of meaning if you’re familiar with astrological, alchemical and hermetic symbols.

FYI, the deck’s website also does free 3 or 9 card readings. It only gives you brief keywords for each card, but it’s a nice way to get a better sense of the stunning artwork in this deck.