Professional tarot, solopreneurship & ways of working

My resolutions, your resolutions 2015 (and a free tarot reading for you!)

January 8, 2015

Is it too late to share these? What the heck. It’s taken me this long to figure out what mine actually are. Read more

I read ‘The 4-Hour Work Week’ so you don’t have to

July 19, 2015

The main aim of this book is to show you how to adopt the smug, hyper-masculine, colonialist attitude of the obnoxious dudebro who wrote it. Read more

planfest 2018

Planfest 2018: The anxious trap of time and planning

January 4, 2018

Let’s talk about how we have the cultural agreement to wind ourselves up for New Years… Read more

My business is a garden, not a line

January 20, 2018

I want Little Red Tarot to be an anticapitalist business and here are some of my initial ramblings about that. Read more

Shop Talk | Towards truly environmental packaging

January 13, 2018

The Little Red Tarot Shop’s packaging policy and thoughs on environmental impact, and guidance for recycling/composting your packages! Read more

Just let’s not call these ‘productivity tips’

July 15, 2015

But. As freelancers, activists, business owners, side-hustlers, volunteers and students sometimes we all need to stop procrastinating and do the thing. Read more

Not a full deck #1: Removing ‘scary’ cards from your tarot deck

April 6, 2015

If you’re reading to entertain people – at a party, for example – should you remove the scary-looking cards from your tarot deck and keep things light? Read more

How I do email tarot readings

January 12, 2015

I do most of my tarot readings by email – which surprises many people. Here’s how I do it. Read more

Identity politics in tarot: the tarot practitioner be mindful

February 5, 2015

A guest post shared by Benebell Wen. Guest posts on Little Red Tarot are submitted by readers. The aim is to offer a wide range of voices, views on, feelings about and approaches to tarot (and related topics). As with all posts on this website, discussion is welcome in the comments!  If you’d… Read more

Q&A: How to take your first steps into professional tarot

December 1, 2014

So a whole bunch of you want to know how to ‘go pro’ And by this I’m thinking you’re not asking me how to build a magnificent tarot business empire (yet)…but more about how to take those first steps towards charging for readings and making money from your awesome tarot… Read more

Your to-do list – Eight of Wands

April 29, 2015

Powerful, energetic, direct, and full-on. The Eight of Wands represents a bunch of different things to me, all of which feel really relevant today. NB – I’m excited to have drawn today’s card from The Fountain Tarot by Jonathan Saiz, Jason Gruhl and Andi Todaro – hot off the press, this stunning new… Read more

Cleaning Up Your ‘Money is Dirty’ Mind – by Theresa Reed

September 1, 2015

[Guest post] Want to go pro? Already run a tarot business? Here are The Tarot Lady’s top tips for making peace with making money from your magical skills. Read more

How we approach email tarot readings

October 17, 2016

Providing tarot readings is an honour and a joy. Here’s how to stop it turning from something you love into another way to be stressed, unhappy or burnt out. Read more

However I damn well please – Nine of Pentacles

October 1, 2015

I’ve been making some changes to the way I work lately. After a strange summer of shifting emotions and a feeling that I’d lost myself somewhere along the way, and the unfamiliar experience of simply allowing those shifts to happen rather than leaping to articulate or capture them, September brought… Read more

Temperance be my guide

November 20, 2015

Suddenly, as a person who’s life has become incredibly single tracked, and as someone who wants to bring variety, creativity and, yes, the elusive concept of balance back into her life, Temperance is looking pretty damn good. Read more

What does a feminist business look like? Exploring ‘abundance consciousness’

May 23, 2018

Can abundance be its own economy? Read more

Earth, self-care and a studio

February 9, 2015

Last week, I finally found a studio. You can probably hear my sigh of relief on the other side of the world. It was the gardeners’ storage room till Em and I cleared it last week. I love my tarot work, and I love that it’s portable, flexible, do-able from anywhere…including my… Read more

The Brady Tarot: Emi Brady on deep creative process & working with Rachel Pollack

March 7, 2018

“This conversation made me realize that I will need to put a disclaimer in my introduction about this deck. This deck has teeth and is not for the faint of heart!” Read more

Navigating the road blocks to getting started with a tarot business

October 6, 2015

Reader SJ on their experiences in ‘following their dreams’ whilst dealing with disability. Read more

LRT ending: Questions & answers

September 11, 2018

Following my recent announcement that LRT is winding down on 31st October, I’ve received some questions and comments – here are my answers! Read more

Mental Illness & Entrepreneurship – Owning Nonstandard Narratives

November 16, 2015

[Guest post] “Living with mental illness gives me an awareness of the separation between my beliefs and actual reality. I think this is an advantage.” Read more

Reading tarot on the road

March 27, 2015

What do you actually need to do a tarot reading? A tarot deck, nothing more. Perhaps you’d also add a notebook, or laptop if you’re emailing readings or recording stuff digitally, a mobile if you’re giving phone readings. I have all of those things right here in my handbag, so it… Read more

Five business lessons I learned last year

January 5, 2015

A few things I learned which have really helped me in being a self-employed, freelancing, project-juggling, home-working, entrepreneurial tarot reader and writer. Read more

Proactivity vs reactivity – a new year’s resolution

December 15, 2014

Reactivity is letting others dictate your schedule. Proactivity is setting your own. Guess which one feels nicer? Read more

Follow Your Arrow: My new solopreneur series on Autostraddle!

July 2, 2015

I’m so excited! Today, my new solopreneur series – Follow Your Arrow – started on Autostraddle! It’s a fortnightly celebration of LGBTQ solopreneurs, business-owners, side-hustlers and others who want to earn a living doing the things they love. The first post features an interview with yours truly, so you’ll get… Read more

How to be of service as a tarot reader

July 27, 2016

Tarot reading advice that often goes unsaid or is merely implied in regards to being of service to others. Read more

The Garden | 103 ways to build a feminist online tarot shop

October 1, 2018

What kinds of attitudes and practices can help us craft feminist, anticapitalist online businesses? 103 ideas. Read more

selling your art online

Selling your art, visibly, online

March 2, 2015

First published in The Chapess #4 – an issue dedicated to the concept of taking up space as a woman and an artist. Read more

What if you don’t have ‘one true calling’?

May 27, 2015

I watched this video this morning over my coffee and it made my heart sing. Lately, I’ve been having this same conversation with a lot of my 30-something friends. A conversation about ‘finding your thing’. About reining in your passions in order to find that one special thing that will be… Read more

Design tips for tarot bloggers

February 2, 2015

Do you write a tarot blog (or actually, any kind of blog)? Want to make it prettier? One thing about which I get *a lot* of lovely feedback is the look and feel of Little Red Tarot. I’m glad, because I put a lot of love and energy into designing and building… Read more

What’s in my tarot bag? Things you might not think to bring to a client reading

March 16, 2018

Wren is embracing Tarot as a lifestyle at this dark moon in Pisces. Read more

Checking in: Where I’m at and where I’m going

May 19, 2015

It’s a month since my new moon ritual. At the last new moon, feeling strongly the urge to bring more earth into my life and to calm down the internal fire that makes me hyper, sparky, quick to decide/act and generally kinda intense, I gave thanks to the elements that had… Read more

Pictures of awesome queer people doing tarot readings at A-Camp

How to protect your boundaries when reading tarot for your friends

January 29, 2015

Reading tarot for your friends can be a complex thing, and it’s worth figuring out some boundaries and ground rules first. Read more

Tarot readers: it’s okay to take a break

July 18, 2016

As tarot readers, it’s an honour to give our clients focused time and energy. But it’s okay, too, to take a break when you need to focus on yourself. Read more

2014: The year that…

December 30, 2014

I don’t know where to begin processing the year that’s drawing to a close right now. I know, a list. Here’s what happened. Read more

I need a dose of reality

November 13, 2015

In recent weeks, I’ve felt very quiet. Not in that good – though often destabilising – introspective way, where you purposefully take time out to sit with thoughts and feelings. More in a sad way. I’ve felt low, listless, unenthused. At moments I’ve wondered if I’m hovering on the edge… Read more

Wild Unknown Tarot - The Chariot

The Chariot – the heart and soul in your work

January 20, 2014

Wondering whether to begin a new business venture recently, I drew The Chariot. I was at the stage of writing my proposal – up to this point, ideas had been swimming around in my head and I was yet to get things down in writing. I wasn’t sure if this… Read more

Want to read tarot at an event? Here’s my advice

April 3, 2017

If you’re planning on reading tarot at an upcoming event or party, here are my tips to help things go smoothly. Read more

Solopreneurs explore mental/health barriers and positive ways forwards

November 30, 2015

Mental health, illness and disability are rarely discussed in the clamour of entrepreneurship blogs. Enter you guys! Here are four entrepreneurial stories which dearly need telling. Read more

January is incubation time

January 8, 2018

Listen to the seasons. They offer a pathway through the year from intention setting to realisation to integration.  Read more

Flax & Gold Astrology is live and wonderful

November 2, 2015

Corina Dross and I made a website and it’s gorgeous and will help you learn astrology. Read more

Tarot and the imposter complex: How to deal when you don’t believe in yourself

September 4, 2017

Liz Worth explores how Imposter Complex can stop you from achieving the things you want, and finds advice in the Chariot card. Read more

INTERVIEW | Fonna Seidu on real representation in spirituality & wellbeing

April 18, 2018

“I want to work myself out of a job.” Photographer Fonna Seidu is breaking barriers and changing the visual landscape of health and wellness online. Read more

The blogs I follow and love

November 9, 2015

I consider it an essential part of my job to read a shedload of blogs. Here are my favourites! Read more

On writing retreats

August 3, 2015

I’m a big fan of retreating. Of carving out a special, dedicated space for a specific task or focus. I’m not a natural multi-tasker, but by virtue of the fact that most of my work is online, every time I sit down at my desk to work, I’m faced with… Read more

Dark Days | A spell for the dark moon in Capricorn

January 16, 2018

Wren McMurdo shares a step-by-step spell to encourage a feeling of accomplishment, replenish a sacred space, and fill your home with magical aromas while warming your soul and easing stress. Read more

10 ideas for your tarot blog or journal

February 20, 2017

Hit a rut with your tarot blog? Nothing to write in your journal? Pick one of these prompts, and get scribbling! Read more

Lessons from my cards: What the Eight of Pentacles is teaching me about work

December 8, 2015

Eight of Earth, from the Nomad Tarot Work has been a big theme for me lately. Redefining my own work, redesigning the way I structure my days, and most importantly, rethinking my relationship to my work are topics that have been on my mind and tongue more or less constantly.… Read more

You’re going to survive: An interview with Alexandra Franzen

November 22, 2017

Did you know, the first ‘professional’ tarot reading Cassandra Snow ever did was for Alex Franzen? Here the two friends catch up about resilience in the face of rejection and setbacks (and tarot!) Read more

Diversity points: Ashley & I talk queerness and blackness in tarot

July 30, 2015

A double-round of interviews for you! Here’s Ashley talking about her tarot business and how her Black heritage informs her tarot practice. Read more

The Garden | Social Capital & platform ownership

September 17, 2018

Social Capital is an intangible economy of power and access that exists between community members. How can we be accountable to this as business owners who rely on social capital to make a living? Read more

Slowness as a Community Healing Practice

September 4, 2018

When you take the time to respond from a place of groundedness, it ripples out and gives permission to others to do the same. While we can’t slow everything around us, we can model and cultivate slowness in our lives to the best of our abilities. Read more

What do tarot readers do all day?

December 29, 2014

Oh you know, we sit in darkened rooms communing with the spirit world. Not really! Here’s a peek at a day in the life of a few professional tarot peeps…and their cats. Read more

The Numinous Future: New work & radical queer magic from Noel Heimpel

October 20, 2018

What’s next for Noel and their radical queer magic? Read more

My favourite tarot spreads for client readings

September 30, 2016

A few handy tarot spreads I find really useful for all kinds client readings. Read more

How Restorative Journaling Helped My Business to Flourish (Despite Chronic Illness)

November 17, 2015

Writer Esme Wang on the challenges chronic illness can bring to running a business, and how she writes her way to empowerment and success. Read more

web design for tarot readers

Are you a tarot reader? Looking for a website?

November 3, 2014

I’m your gal. Four Elements Web Design is my other big passion besides tarot – this is the place where I get to geek out with creative women and work with them to create beautiful, brilliant online homes for their businesses. I even have a special package just for tarot readers. If… Read more

Write for Little Red Tarot

January 26, 2015

I know what an interesting bunch you are because you’re always emailing and telling me! And I’m always secretly hoping that one day you’re going to simply offer me an article. Read more

Wicca, self-care, and the trap of rewriting history

January 24, 2018

Faith is one of many forms of self-care, and respect for others is paramount in the quest to self-care. Read more

Planning backwards tarot spread

Over 40 exercises for tarot blog inspiration

January 4, 2015

Do you write a tarot blog or journal? If so, the Alternative Tarot Course is just made for you – it’s packed with over 40 exercises and tarot spreads you can use to explore your cards. Read more

How to rock out your 2017 planfest

January 16, 2017

“It’s an organizational orgy. A link roundup that threatens to exceed the bounds of usefulness. Enough to make my Capricorn-moon heart sing and test my already shaky nerves.” Read more

When you want to do All Of The Things…

May 17, 2016

Tarot for projects and planning…plus LOADS of resources for people who refuse to choose one path in life. Read more

Shine (a reminder)

January 16, 2015

Isn’t this poem perfectly The Fool? When I read it, I imagined myself on her cliff, about to step into some unknown abyss. All that’s needed is faith. Read more

I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.

I believe that spirituality and ritual are for everybody. I’m about the journey, in all of its messy, non-linear, chaotic iterations. I am excited by anticapitalist business and living with my whole entire self present. I use tarot cards to bring forth hidden truth, and ritual to affirm my commitment, over and over, to my ever-shifting path.