Out & About – 2/21/11

Bonnie is out and about! She did a show yesterday on the Tarot Guild’s Tarot Today blog talk radio program. Under discussion – theme Tarot decks. The show can be seen in the Tarot Today archives here – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tarottoday/2011/02/20/bonnie-cehovet–themed-decks-1.

My friend Mary Nale gave me the heads up to the Ten Best Decks of all time link on Aeclectic Tarot – http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/topten.shtml#alltime.  Mary is communications director for the Tarot Guild (http://www.tarotguild.com/), and she posts marvelous links on a daily basis to the Tarot-Blog-Go-Round discussion group that she started on the Tarot Guild.

Membership to the Tarot Guild is free – unless you choose premium membership, which has many extras included with it, including classes. Check us out – we are a combination of fun, teaching, and learning. Often all at the same time! http://www.tarotguild.com/

I am going to do a blatant promo here for my book of Tarot reviews – this is a compilation of my older reviews, almost all of which are available on Aeclectic Tarot. The benefit to the book is that all the reviews are in one place, broken down by theme. The book is available in print and e-book format.  http://www.bonniecehovet.com/?page_id=45

Helen Howell and Zanna Starr co-author a marvelous Tarot blog called Tarot Notes: Major and Minor ( http://tarotnotes-majorandminor.blogspot.com/). Both ladies are gifted Tarotists, gifted writers, and share a sense of imagination and humor! Quite the blog!

Card for this week, from Emily Carding’s “Tarot of the Sidhe”- the Maker Three (Three of Pentacles) -Labour’s Fruit. Great card for this very busy week!

Blessings,

Bonnie

(c) February 2011 Bonnie Cehovet

The Art of Being Worthy

Today’s blog will be a short one. I would like to introduce you to three blogs/sites that I feel have something unique to offer the Tarot world. They bring a smile to my face, and joy to my heart.

The first one up is Helen Howell and Zanna Starr’s blog “Tarot Notes – Major and Minor” – http://http://tarotnotes-majorandminor.blogspot.com/2010/11/interview-with-my-gilded-tarot-deck.html. I love the way this post is written – as if the cards were coming to the house for a visit. There is interaction, dialog, and a great deal of humor and fun to be had by all. There is also honor, and respect … and attitude! Any reader knows that their decks have attitude! How boring it would be if they did not! More deck interviews can be seen here – http://tarotnotes-majorandminor.blogspot.com/search/label/Deck%20Interviews. Thank you for such a lovely way to get to know our decks. Along with the “Gilded Tarot” (Thank you, Ciro!), Helen interviews such decks as “Tarot of the Hidden Folk”, the Swiss 1JJ (swooning here – my Swiss 1JJ came through a friend of my sister’s, and has quite the history!), and the “Christmas Tarot”.

Next up is Stephanie Arwen Lynch’s blog “Tarot By Arwen” – http://http://tarotbyarwen.com/blog/. Arwen offers readings, workshops and classes, coaching for writers (Arwen is a published writer as one-half of the Marilu Mann writing team), monthly Tarotscopes (http://http://tarotbyarwen.podbean.com/2010/11/01/november-2010-tarotscopes/), and character readings (readings done for characters from a wide variety of stories and novels) – http://http://tarotbyarwen.com/blog/?p=2746. There is so much cool stuff here – laced with a lethal dose of Arwen-style humor!

Last (but not least!) is the incredible blog by Catherine Chapman (co-author of “Beyond the Celtic Cross) – http://http://tarotelements.com/. I have to offer a small disclaimer here, in a nod to transparency – I do contribute articles to Tarot Elements on a monthly basis. Onward and upward! I am just going to ramble for a bit, and let each of you see what you might be interested in. There are a series of guest posts by such diverse individuals as Craig Conley (see how he overlays punctuation onto the Tarot in a unique fashion), Barbara Moore, Valerie Sylvester, Mick Frankel and Douglas Gibb (totally irreverent and insanely genius!). Valerie Sylvester is also a monthly contributor in the field of astrology, offering timely and astute insights into astrology, and how it affects our life. (Mercury retrograde is a well known “offender”, but did you know that other planets go retrograde also. Think, for a minute, what Venus retrograde offers up!) Catherine also has some excellent, thought provoking articles of her own up (“Should You Learn the Tarot With the Rider-Waite-Smith only?”, “The Baggage Handler). There are sections on the Celtic Cross, Elemental Dignities, Tarot News, Tarot Spreads and Tips and Techniques. There is also an ongoing study blog on the cards, with site visitor participation encouraged. One never knows what to expect next from Catherine … and its all good!

© November 2010 Bonnie Cehovet