Why We Love Tarot So Dang Much

  Cecily and Taisia, writers' league of texas storycorps event

 Cecily and Taisia, writers' league of texas storycorps event

Typewriter Tarot is a collective of practiced Tarot readers based in Austin and Houston, Texas. We offer private readings in person or remotely (via FaceTime or Skype), as well as readings for couples, readings for events, parties, pop-ups, openings, or any festive gathering.

With this installment, we officially launch our blog, Tarotgasms, where we'll post all sorts of information, guidance, and juicy tales, including:

  • Advice, tips, and strategies for beginning and practicing Tarot readers
  • Anonymous and illuminating stories from our work with the cards
  • Our own writing and reflections related to Tarot
  • Any number of things related to magic, the mysterious, and the uncanny
  • Insights into healing practices, psychology, and personal and spiritual growth
  • Interviews with other practitioners, healers, and wise souls
  • Reviews of books, podcasts, products, and Tarot decks

To kick off our digital Tarot scroll, it seemed proper to first acknowledge and honor the tool and practice that brought us here. Below, you’ll hear from each member of our Tarot collective (you can learn more about us here) about why we feel so devoted and passionate about this ancient and mysterious practice.


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Cecily on Why She Loves Tarot

About a year ago, I made a huge change in my life, went through butt-loads of therapy, and finally started to feel more integrated, peaceful, and powerful. As cliché as it sounds, the experience was so meaningful that I wanted some way to repay the karmic debt I felt for the help I received. Around this time, Tarot surfaced in my life again, and I embraced it completely, became a student, and then a practitioner. I'm continually awed by the cards’ ability to forge connection, openness, and receptivity. They allow us to confront ourselves—our behaviors, patterns, and gifts—with an elegant objectivity, without the terror of judgement, criticism, or crippling self-realization. They are, after all, just pieces of paper printed with images, yet the right cards seem to always emerge at the right time. It’s as if they have a voice of their own—a voice that speaks honestly, but in our best interests. Tarot has allowed me to “regift” the lessons I’ve learned to others who seek guidance, clarity, and meaningful paths forward. After a reading for clients, I often hold the cards in my lap and offer gratitude, amazed they’ve “done it” yet again. I won’t ever fully understand exactly how they work. I just know they do.


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Claire on Why She Loves Tarot

Tarot wasn’t something I became interested in until recent years. A friend invited me to a Tarot class when I was in graduate school, and I agreed to go on a whim. I was instantly hooked. The images on the cards captivated me as works of art, and as symbols that represent a broad spectrum of human experience. The simple act of reading a tarot spread reminded me of reading a poem—making associations between a few bright images to connect them into something resembling a story, or part of a story that helps us see ourselves more clearly. Now, Tarot is part of my daily life; it is something that provides ritual to my mornings with a daily draw, and a way for me to connect with people. There is nothing more exciting than doing a reading for a friend, and finding that the cards, in typical fashion, perfectly reflect their life at that moment. Tarot has been an abundant, creative tool for my writing, and has brought me closer to my friends as we work through the simplest and the deepest problems in our lives by consulting the uncanny wisdom of the cards.


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Lucy on Why She Loves Tarot

As a teenager, I became enthralled with Tarot, palmistry, and life’s mysteries. After taking a long hiatus of traveling, exploring life in more than ten different states, working a variety of jobs ranging from photographer’s assistant to training doctors for the VA, I came full circle to embrace the mystic and the power of Tarot once again. Tarot readings give me a feeling of deep connection with my intuition. When reading for others, I see clients light up with a renewed energy to tackle upcoming obstacles in their lives. I can detect a powerful therapeutic release of pent up and ignored impulses. I love Tarot for the connections it forms and the moments where those connections become obvious—seeing a person’s eyes light up and shine with hope and possibilities, knowing they are fully equipped to tackle any hardship, that they have the strength to weather any storm and trust their intuition to take the next step.


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Taya on Why She Loves Tarot

Tarot’s presence in my life may seem inevitable now, but before I started exploring it, Tarot seemed weird—in a bad way. So, when a friend invited me to a class on learning the Tarot, I was skeptical. But the storytelling aspects of reading a spread, the rich symbolism of the deck, and the stunning insights offered by the cards won me over that very day. Quickly, Tarot became one of my very favorite things to do, and one of my top ways to spend time with people. In a social setting, I love how Tarot can take you from casually sipping wine one moment to acknowledging deep truths the next. That sudden intimacy, that sharp drop from the ordinary to the extraordinary, is nothing less than magic. Tarot’s balance between playfulness and seriousness is exactly where I like to dwell, and I think everyone who’s had a good Tarot reading feels the same way—thrilled and satisfied by the contact they’ve made with a more profound understanding of their lives.”


We could go on and on about all the ways we love Tarot. And we will! But this is more than enough for now. Thanks for reading! Let us know if we can read for you!