61 episodes

A tarot podcast spanning the North American continent from New York to St. Louis to Portland, OR.

Cardslingers Coast to Coast Melissa Cynova

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

A tarot podcast spanning the North American continent from New York to St. Louis to Portland, OR.

    Episode 60: WTC: Student Formula

    Episode 60: WTC: Student Formula

    Welcome to the wild world of reading for others. Our student formula helps you dip your toe into getting used to charing for readings. Students are those who have studied the cards for a bit and may still rely on books for deeper meaning.

    At this level, you’ll be charging $25-$30 and hopefully you aren’t using your books. At this stage you’re learning you’re authentic reading self. Set expectations for the readings and be realistic. Be transparent in all you do, and let people know what is acceptable. Align your expectations and don’t compare yourself to others.

    PREORDER HILARY’S TAROT BOOK ON AMAZON! Arrives this fall.

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    • 40 min
    Episode 59: Introduction to What to Charge

    Episode 59: Introduction to What to Charge

    Welcome to the long-awaited series on what to charge for your gifts and readings. We kick off this series by letting you know how this will go, some of our stories from the trenches, and other things to consider before you jump straight into making tarot a business. Thanks to our listener who came in and asked, “Being off book for 3 years, what can I start charging others for reading?”

    Our formula takes the following into consideration: Where are you located? How long have you been reading? How much do you WANT to make?

    We’re happy to you’re with us.

    Homework: Figure out what readings you want to offer? Look at your readings and view them from their clients. Melissa wants you all to take a nap.

     

    Recommended resources:

    Jenna Matlin’s Have Tarot, Will Travel, and Have Tarot, Will Party for good beginner books on tarot business

    Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

    Need business help, visit SCORE where they have tons of hours of classes: https://www.score.org

    Do you like what you're hearing? Send feedback to us at cardslingerscc@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/cardslingerscc.

    • 31 min
    Episode 58 Why is The Devil Always Hot?

    Episode 58 Why is The Devil Always Hot?

    Melissa, Hilary, and Jaymi bring up many Disney properties to discuss aspects of The Devil. Dating far back from Roman Catholic/Christianity origins, The Devil brings in the aspects of choice, from staying chained to following the pretty one who promises the world to us all. He is comfort, safety, and security that protects us from stepping into our promised greatness. This is an opportunity to remove the chains from your neck.

    If you struggle with The Devil card, place The Hierophant next to it and see how they align and where they differ. Both teach you. Make sure the medicine you have is really healthy and not harming you.\

     

    Call Safe Connections at 314-531-2003 to help get you out of an abusive relationship. 

    As always, the National Suicide Hotline is 800-273-8255.

     

    Decks mentioned:

    Hilary

    Legacy of the Divine by Ciro Marchetti https://bookshop.org/books/legacy-of-the-divine-tarot-with-paperback-book/9780738715650

     

    Jaymi

    Runic Tarot by Jack Sephiroth, Allen Dempster, and Jaymi Elford  https://bookshop.org/books/runic-tarot-kit/9780738770734

     

    Melissa

    The Sasuraibito Tarot

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/963042390/the-sasuraibito-tarot-78-card-deck-and

    The Housewives Tarot

    https://www.amazon.com/Housewives-Tarot-Domestic-Divination-Kit/dp/1931686998

     

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    • 29 min
    Episode 57: A Bunch of Queerdos

    Episode 57: A Bunch of Queerdos

    Representation matters. Melissa, Hilary, and Jaymi talk about their queerness and how we can see beyond the gender to get to the core of their energy. Jaymi’s mission is to remove the binary from the cards and give readers and sitters the power to create their own language for gender inside the cards. Hilary wants the bi-erasure to stop and to know that when we share our queerness with others it is with honor and privilege. And Melissa sees you. Really.

    Please do not out anyone who is queer, it is not safe to do so everywhere. If you need help, reach out to one of these two hotlines:

    The Trevor Project https://www.thetrevorproject.org 
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org 800-273-8255

    Decks we discuss:

    Queering the Tarot by Cassandra Snow https://bookshop.org/books/queering-the-tarot/9781578636488

    Pride Tarot by U.S. Games, Inc by various artists https://bookshop.org/books/pride-tarot/9781646710034

    The Modern Witch Tarot by Lisa Sterle & Vita Ayala https://bookshop.org/books/the-modern-witch-tarot-deck/9781454938682

    This Might Hurt by Isabella Rotman and Addison Duke https://www.thismighthurttarot.com

    Melissa Recommends:

    Mystic Garbage Tarot – forces you to be non-binary https://www.etsy.com/listing/779719080/mystic-garbage-tarot-rainbow-tarot-tarot

    Animal Totem Tarot by Leeza Robertson and Eugene Smith

    https://bookshop.org/books/animal-totem-tarot/9780738743486

    Slow Holler Tarot (out of print) 

    https://slowholler.bigcartel.com/product/pre-order-slow-holler-tarot-deck

    Jaymi Recommends:

    Transient Light Tarot by Ari Wisner https://smile.amazon.com/dp/1788178203/ 

    Charlie Claire Burgess from the Fifth Spirit Tarot has inspired Jaymi to expand and broaden the language of writing deck books to deconstruct the binary. https://www.fifthspirittarot.com/

    Hilary Recommends:

    Any animal or nature deck for a workaround that helps bring out the energies and intent of the cards. Hilary also works with archetype decks.

    Wild Unknown by Kim Krans https://bookshop.org/books/the-wild-unknown-tarot-deck-and-guidebook-official-keepsake-box-set/9780062466594

    Wild Messengers Alchemical Tarot by Tanya Casteel

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/716847128/wild-messengers-animal-tarot-card-deck

    Tarot of the Burroughs by Courtney Weber (out of print)



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    • 56 min
    Episode 56: Coming Out of the Broom Closet

    Episode 56: Coming Out of the Broom Closet

    We all write, read, and live tarot. Yet, there are people who still discriminate against tarot and paganism is very real. So, today we tell stories about our experiences around this. Melissa wasn’t able to come out until she wrote her first book. Jaymi had friends who refused to acknowledge her growing passion for the cards and her path. And while Hilary grew up in a progressive location, she still felt the eyes of others upon her.

    If you can’t come out, stay where you are and know we support you. Your beliefs are yours. We’re here to protect you. We can carry the weight for you. We want you to be safe. 

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-8255

    St. Louis Pagan Picnic happens on June 4th & 5th. Go see Melissa and have your books or decks signed. Admission is free. 

    Books Mentioned:

    Silver Ravenwolf - To Ride a Silver Broomstick

    Raymond Buckland - Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft (aka the big blue book)

    Scott Cunningham - Wicca, a guide for the solitary practitioner

     

    Do you like what you're hearing? Send feedback to us at cardslingerscc@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/cardslingerscc.

    • 22 min
    Episode 55: Temperance Says, Being is an Art

    Episode 55: Temperance Says, Being is an Art

    This week we delve into the alchemy of the Temperance card. Hilary nails the meaning, by saying “focus on balancing yourself rather than your entire life.” Heck. Even Crowley’s Thoth Tarot gives Temperance the name of Art. And it’s so true because balance is a verb, not a noun. We stand with Ukraine; we’re thinking of you and we send our love and balance out to you. Find joy in the small moments.

    Decks Mentioned:

    Hilary - The Luna Sol Tarot by Darren Shill and Mike Medaglia

    Jaymi - Cosmobeings by Joanna Nelson; quote from Trish Sullivan

    Melissa - Mystic Garbage Tarot by Junkyard Prints Co

    Do you like what you're hearing? Send feedback to us at cardslingerscc@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/cardslingerscc.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

PvanArsdale ,

Inspiring and entertaining

The energy and joy you all clearly experience in talking about tarot, and talking to each other, is so contagious and energizing and inspiring. I start one episode and find myself listening to another and having to remind myself that I have other things I also have to do. Thank you for the very happy distraction and the very useful wisdom.

KSPgh ,

Listening & Reclaiming my magic at the same time

I am really enjoying this podcast. I love your willingness to share different ideas and to be open about your experiences with tarot, magic and humaning. I have hopped around the episodes but I really enjoyed the Into the Mystic episodes because it reminded me of how often I used divination tools as a kid and how natural it felt when I did. I was a huge fan of fortune tellers, collecting charms and the other things you mentioned. This podcast is helping me to bring that part of me to the surface again. Thank you.

Jenwordlover ,

Great for anyone interested in the Tarot

So much fun listening to these three amazing and talented tarot professionals. It’s obvious they have a real personal connection, yet three distinct perspectives. Lots to learn from these women.

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