These are my favorite tools and resources for learning tarot, using a tarot journal, or personal development. Everything on this page is something I’ve used and loved myself.
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TAROT DECKS I RECOMMEND THE MOST
For tarot beginners: Llewellyn’s Classic Tarot Deck – This is the deck I recommend most often for tarot beginners. It closely follows the Rider-Waite symbols and images, but with more modern (and more interesting) illustrations. I particularly love the Court Cards of this deck – each Page, Knight, Queen, and King looks different and has their own personality which makes it easier to read these cards and tell each one apart. I did a full review of this deck here.
For learning how to read reversed (upside-down) cards: Revelations – Many people struggle to learn and remember the meanings for reversed cards. This deck is designed to make it easier by showing the upright AND reversed meaning on each card. It’s ingenious! For more info, here’s a full review of this deck.
THE DECKS I’M CURRENTLY USING MYSELF
Linestrider Tarot – This is the deck I use every morning with my tarot journal. I LOVE the illustration style and always get clever, witty, and useful readings when I use it. Here’s a full review (with images).
The Wild Unknown – This is one of the most popular decks in the Tarot Card Mastery community and for good reason. I use this deck when I want a careful, deep, and thoughtful reading. It’s also the deck I use most often in photographs because it’s just so beautiful! It’s not for beginners and it strays a bit from the R-W tradition, but it’s still wonderful to read. Here’s a full review.
Tarot Card Mastery – The Tarot Card Mastery membership community is the heart and core of this business, this website, and the work I do. It’s an immensely powerful community of tarot-lovers who use tarot as a tool for self-discovery and personal development. I’d love to have you join us.
Fountain Pens & Ink: Goulet Pens – I’m a fountain pen junkie. Because I’m traveling all the time (and clumsy), I love the inexpensive LAMY Safari. I use a gray ink with gold sparkles for writing and a rusty pink ink for editing. It makes me feel fancy.
Tarot Daily Planner: 2018 TCM Tarot Daily Planner – This is the planner I use every day to record my life & business To Do items. I have the black one with the pentacle on the cover, which makes me feel much more badass than I actually am.
Tarot Daily Draw Journal: The TCM Daily Draw Tarot Journal – I use this journal in the morning to record my Daily Draws. It gets a lot of use and abuse throughout the year, but always holds up well. The 2018 Tarot Daily Planner (above) and this book are similar, but there are some big differences explained here.
Business Planner: Your Best Year 2018 – This planner comes in a “Life” edition, too, which I also use. It’s not a Daily Planner. This is more a big-picture-planning tool. I use it every year to create my business & life goals and plans, and then every week to make sure I’m on track. I could gush on and on about how much this planner has helped my life (and I actually do gush quite a bit here).
Personal Development Tools
There are far too many to put here! But these are the ones I go back to again and again…
Books about money: Your Money or Your Life got me looking at money (and time, energy, and life) differently and now I feel in control. The Total Money Makeover is a little too God-focused for me, but it got me to pay off $40,000 worth of debt, so I know the system works. And I LOVE everything written by Barbara Stanny.
Books about relationships: The Five Love Languages and Attached helped me understand myself and my partners in simple language with actionable steps to make relationships better. Too Good to Leave, To Bad to Stay helped me get out of a bad relationship (and I recommend it All The Time to my friends). And The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is incredible for any relationship – not just romantic ones.
Books about work and creativity: The Artist’s Way legit changed my life. I went from being an unhappy non-writing wannabe-writer to someone who writes every day with joy. The Four Hour Workweek has a click-baity title, but it’s actually quite good. It shifted my thinking radically and is one of the reasons I’m able to travel full time and live this life I love. I read The War of Art at least four times a year. It’s a necessary bible for anyone who makes art or things for a living.
Other books I love: I’m a huge fan of Alexandre Dumas and Rafael Sabatini, but my favorite modern writer is Katherine Rundell. Her books are written for children, but they hit adult emotions HARD. I’m also getting into epic fantasy, modern thrillers, and historical biographies. If you have the same tastes, share some recommendations with me on Goodreads.
I’m a huge believer in hanging out with people who are smarter and stronger than me so that I can grow smarter and stronger, too. These are the communities that I am a part of…
Luminaries Club – Unlike other business networking groups, this one comes with endless educational resources, coaching, and true support. The women here are authentic, honest, and vulnerable – and our coach Lisa Jacobs gives us some tough-love when we need it. (This group pairs well with the Your Best Year 2018 big-picture planners).
Nerd Fitness – These people keep me fit and happy. Plus, nerds.