Remove the Monster From Tarot

Hello! Greetings! Salutations!

As a writer and English teacher, I love words and etymology. Once, I pondered the word “Demonstrate” and realized that it may have the word “Monster” in it. English is a mess of so many languages that my guesses are often wrong though. So I looked it up, and  . . . huzzaahh . . .

From de- “entirely” (see de-) + monstrare “to point out, show,” from monstrum “divine omen, wonder” (see monster)
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To show the monster . . . to teach . . . just that these words are related is delightful. To have ‘divine omen and wonder’ included only uplevels my glee.

To de-monster-ate is the act of entirely taking the monster out of.

So much about Tarot is misunderstood. It is up to those of us who love it to demonstrate the truths of it.

If you know someone who has the wrong idea  around what Tarot is about, please share my most recent YouTube on What to Expect from a Tarot Reading with them.

If you want to look closer at the fears in your life to bring divine omen and wonder into any situation, contact me for a tarot reading or intuition coaching session.

I hope to see you soon!

Face Your Fears,
Jenna Lynne Roberts
PresentPathTarot.com

Join Ask Me Anything Tarot Next Week

Next Wednesday, 9/22 at 11am, come and participate in my Instagram Live on Present Path Tarot to learn about reading the cards and ask me anything about divination or tarot or, I suppose, me (if you’re curious). 

This is also the last day to hold your spot in my art of Reading Tarot Course at the early bird rate!

October 19th – November 4th, this class will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm – 7pm PST.

Take the leap to deepen your relationship with the Archetypes in the Tarot by joining my upcoming live online Art of Tarot Reading Course!
Learn more at PresentPathTarot.com/classes.

If you want to join with a friend or two, I am offering a special rate when more than one person books the class within 3 days of each other and mentions who their buddy is in the checkout questionnaire!
Use the code 2FORCLASS to each get 10% off as a pair or group.

Scroll on for a quick preview into my upcoming YouTube Renaissance Faire Diary that will premiere on Tuesday at 10am PST. It’s all about the ups and downs of what it’s like to read cards at a summer Ren Faire.

If you prefer to get your readings from a pro with a passion for the cards, please contact me for a tarot reading.

If you want to access your own insights without a deck, reach out for an intuition coaching session.

I hope to see you soon!

Dive into Divination,
Jenna Lynne Roberts
PresentPathTarot.com

Click the Image to watch a preview of my Ren Faire Diary . . . Premiering next Tuesday on YouTube

How Archetypes Teach Us

Why are stories so powerful?

When we listen to a tale, we observe a situation while imagining what we might do in that experience.

Each of the characters become a part of us that we can relate to.
The Tyrant within us is overthrown by the Higher Self.
The Foolish Adventurer faces the consequences of ignoring wisdom of the Sage, but is redeemed in their long-term choices to persist in facing their demons.

Tarot is an opportunity to reflect on your own story from a slightly objective distance, with the support of a Reader who is hopefully compassionately honest about the roles you and others are playing in your plot line.

This week, choose a card and learn which archetypal aspect of yourself you want to lean into to explore more of your best self.

Then, deepen your relationship with the Archetypes in the Tarot by joining my upcoming live online Art of Tarot Reading Course!
Learn more at PresentPathTarot.com/classes.

October 19th – November 4th, this class will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm – 7pm PST.

Book by Fall Equinox to get it at the early bird rate!

If you want to join with a friend or two, I am offering a special rate when more than one person books the class within 3 days of each other and mentions who their buddy is in the checkout questionnaire!
Use the code 2FORCLASS to each get 10% off as a pair or group.

If you prefer to get your readings from a pro with a passion for the cards, please contact me for a tarot reading.

If you want to access your own insights without a deck, reach out for an intuition coaching session.

I hope to see you soon!

Love the Learning,
Jenna Lynne Roberts
PresentPathTarot.com

Click on the Image to Learn which Archetype you can Learn from Today!

Let tarot Be Fun!

Tarocchi Cards began as a game in the 15th century. It only developed into a divination system hundreds of years later. So why not get playful with a game that is both relevant to learning the divine meanings of the cards, while also letting it be lighthearted fun. Scroll on for the game my friend and student Zoรซ made up with her pal on a rainy winter weekend.

People often think that you need to be gifted your first deck of cards. Hogwash! If you don’t have a deck yet, go out and buy the one that most speaks to you. To make it easier to learn, make sure the minor arcana cards (cups, pentacles, swords and wands) are also well-decorated with images that capture a moment in a story.

If you do get gifted a used deck, be sure to sage it and then put it back in order, with the Trumps on top. This helps reset or clear your deck to make it yours.

To get more comfortable reading with any deck, dive into my upcoming live online Art of Tarot Reading Course!
Learn more at PresentPathTarot.com/classes.

October 19th – November 4th, this class will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm – 7pm PST.

Book by Fall Equinox to get it at the early bird rate!

If you want to join with a friend or two, I am offering a special rate when more than one person books the class within 3 days of each other and mentions who their buddy is in the checkout questionnaire!
Use the code 2FORCLASS to each get 10% off as a pair or group.

If you prefer to get your readings from a pro with a passion for the cards, please contact me for a tarot reading.

If you want to access your own insights without a deck, reach out for an intuition coaching session.

I hope to see you soon!

GO Play!
Jenna Lynne Roberts
PresentPathTarot.com

Free Reading from a Futuristic Deck

Greetings, Fabulous Earthlings,

The theme at this weekend’s Ren Faire is ‘Wandering through Time’. I am expecting to see some Star Trek uniforms and perhaps some dinosaur pirates prancing through Merriweather. Huzzah!

In honor of all eras of Tarot, I share with you a reading this week from a deck that feels like the future to me, Transparent Tarot by Emily Carding. Get your reading below or click to experience all the images from the reading I uploaded on Instagram.

This deck is not for total beginners to tarot. To get more comfortable reading with any deck, dive into my upcoming live online Art of Tarot Reading Course!
Learn more at PresentPathTarot.com/classes.

October 19th – November 4th, this class will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm – 7pm PST.

Book by Fall Equinox to get it at the early bird rate!

If you want to join with a friend or two, I am offering a special rate when more than one person books the class within 3 days of each other and mentions who their buddy is in the checkout questionnaire!
Use the code 2FORCLASS to each get 10% off as a pair or group.

If you prefer to get your readings from a pro with a passion for the cards, please contact me for a tarot reading.

If you want to access your own insights without a deck, reach out for an intuition coaching session.

I hope to see you soon!

Here’s to Your Best Future,
Jenna Lynne Roberts
PresentPathTarot.com

Click on Instagram for insights for the week ahead!

Tarot of the Holy Light

Huzzah!

The first week of the Renaissance Faire was a wonderful success, and had a healthy consistent breeze in the air to keep patrons safe in plague times.

In honor of the glories of antiquity, I share with you this week a continental-based modern deck, Tarot of the Holy Light. With meanings older than the widely known Waite-Smith deck, this was designed by scholars who collaged alchemical and astrological symbols into a vibrant work of art.

We already have people signing up to get the early entry opportunity into my upcoming live online Art of Tarot Reading Course!
Learn more at PresentPathTarot.com/classes.

October 19th – November 4th, this class will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm – 7pm PST.

Book by Fall Equinox to get it at the early bird rate!

If you want to join with a friend or two, I am offering a special rate when more than one person books the class within 3 days of each other and mentions who their buddy is in the checkout questionnaire!
Use the code 2FORCLASS to each get 10% off as a pair or group.

If you prefer to get your readings from a pro with a passion for the cards, please contact me for a tarot reading.

If you want to access your own insights without a deck, reach out for an intuition coaching session.

I hope to see you soon!

Huzzah!
Jenna Lynne Roberts

Tarot Reading Class: Early Bird Special

Good Morrow!

I am off to the Renaissance Faire tarot booth for the first time in two years. I am prepared with battery operated fans to circulate air, a wide table for social distancing, and masks. It may not be a the same, but at least it’s going to involve costumes. Did I mention that I love costumes?

In the whirl of packing, I want to offer you an early entry opportunity into my upcoming live online Art of Tarot Reading Course! Learn more at PresentPathTarot.com/classes.

October 19th – November 4th, this class will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm – 7pm PST.

Book by Fall Equinox to get it at the early bird rate!

If you want to join with a friend or two, I am offering a special rate when more than one person books the class within 3 days of each other and mentions who their buddy is in the checkout questionnaire!
Use the code 2FORCLASS to each get 10% off as a pair or group (Note: you can sign up individually with this code, but it will require extra payment if no one joins and states your name as their buddy in that time frame).

I hope you’re having a great summer and are exploring realms of nature.

Huzzah!
Jenna Lynne Roberts
PresentPathTarot.com

Leo Season: Tarot Readings For All

Greetings from the Peak of Summer!

Leo Season has arrived! That means most of us likely need to tame our schedules of work and play.

I know I am as I get ready to head off to the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Fair! If you’re near Tacoma, come and say hello!

Since Leos love abundance, this week I offer two free tarot readings. A short and sweet one from my Arcane BS Oracle deck on Instagram (follow me if you haven’t already) and a ten-minute reading with the gorgeous Fantastic Menagerie Tarot Deck on YouTube.

If you want to know how you can pounce on the opportunities this season offers you, please contact me for a tarot reading or intuition coaching session.

I hope to see you soon!

Rowr,
Jenna Lynne Roberts
PresentPathTarot.com

Pick a Card and Click on the Image to get your reading!
Fair Warning: This deck is absurd and include nudity, but the readings are quite poignant!

Celebrating the Heart’s Absurdity

“You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.”
– Mary Oliver, Wild Geese

This week, I said goodbye to the home that my parents have lived in my whole life. It’s a strange feeling. How do you find a satisfying closure to such an event? I don’t know the witchy rituals for this unique change.

I shared memories with family, but found that my parents and brother were casually disinterested in nostalgia. My best friends who grew up with me offered supportive commiseration, which helped, but I still felt alone in my experience. 

If Covid taught me anything, it’s how essential it is to nurture our tender moments with care, even if others are stoically disconnected. Being a Cancerian, I am accustomed to being an outlier in my emotions anyhow.

“This is the last time I will cook on this stove . . . this is the last time I will sleep in this room.”

On a seemingly opposite note, I also made a YouTube on a ridiculously nonsensical oracle deck. These seem to be disparate topics, but the philosophy of existentialism -which celebrates the ridiculous- is all about the inherent absurdity of this life and these memories we cling to.

According to this belief system, if nothing really matters, why not relish what you relish without a care for how others judge you. Absurdity celebrates each of us living for what we personally adore, however outlandish, and without regard for how we are looked upon by others.

While watching the flip through, see what cards make you laugh, and consider which ones disturb you. Cherish each response for bringing you closer to you.

Then, maybe write a memory of a place that you miss that makes your heart open to the past. Let the 6 of Cups play into your week, and learn more about it below.

If you want to look closer at your own quirky life story, contact me for a tarot reading or intuition coaching session to pay attention to the relevant thoughts that seem absurd at first glance.

I hope to see you soon!

c’est la vie,
Jenna Lynne Roberts
PresentPathTarot.com

Click Below to Learn more about Nostalgia in the 6 of Cups
Learn about the 6 of Cups in this Instagram post

How the Cards Helped Me on a Bad Day

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Last week, I shared another Caturday reading for all, inspired by Dexter Murdermittens (see below) that reminded me just how the cards can support a bad day.

When I offer collective readings,  I do my best to keep my own path out of it. My intention is to give a reading that relates to a meaningful message my community needs to hear. Over time, it slipped my attention to listen to these messages for myself. 
Well,  the day after posting this reading, I lived out the cards,  and was reminded of the poignant ways these archetypes can resonate. 
After hustling to the river on a hot day, loading my car with boats and floats to share with friends,  I finally got to the calm part of the stream.  ๐Ÿšฃโ€After a busy week, wisdom might have suggested to slow down and take in the restful moment. My Tower card, however, often presents in doing too much at once. 

Instead of resting and relishing, I  took my phone out to take a photo and show off my new cell phone flotation dry bag. Realizing the device was inside the wrong way,  I opened the bag. ๐Ÿ™

My car key ๐Ÿ”‘, also inside,  flew into the river ๐Ÿ’ฆ. I reached out in a panic,  dropping my now unprotected phone into the very wet boat. ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’ฆ
The only key to my car was gone, and my phone was soaked. ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ My day off seemed ruined. Embarrassed and disappointed, I felt awful enough to bring to the surface a sadness that I couldn’t access before.  My Moon card emerged ๐ŸŒ›… a grief that I have been avoiding by staying too busy showed up full force (another Tower of mine).

The home I grew up in and have known my whole life was just sold as my parents move out of state. Suddenly, it hit me how sad I was about this sentimental loss. ๐Ÿ˜ข
As I recognized that message from the cards the day before, I put together that this Tower Card moment had opened up my Moon Card subconscious need. Remembering the 3rd card, I looked for a 9 of Cups to be grateful for and help heal this day.

The 9 of Cups appeared in my friends. ๐Ÿ†They listened as I had a big sob about far more than the key and the phone. ๐Ÿ˜ญThey each held one knee as we floated along while I wept.

Other peopele on the float called AAA for me (so glad I have this service!), some figured out logistics to get my gear home, one stranger told me a story of a time she made a similar foible. I felt allowed to be in my heart’s moment.
Luckily,  my cell phone was easily replaced with a  new quality phone for only $30 with a special offer! I was able to get a new key made. ๐Ÿ’–Things sorted themselves out. I see these blessings as a sip from the 9 of Cups as well. 

And, I was reminded to listen more closely to the collective readings. ๐Ÿ’•
I’ve also remembered to stay more present with my own grief,  and listen more closely to the subconscious feelings that hide in the shadows of the moon. ๐ŸŒ›
I hope you find the silver lining in challenges this week.  Mercury Retrograde is over, but it’s lessons can live on for our benefit.
If you’re bumping along on a rough river, ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ›ถ or want to keep sailing smooth in fair weather โ›ต๏ธ, contact me for a tarot reading or intuition coaching session to stay awake to your best choices.
I hope to see you soon!

Big Sigh,
Jenna Lynne Roberts
PresentPathTarot.com