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In Search of Tarot

In Search of Tarot

By Man of the Cards
Utilizing the cards to examine new questions, question any answers, and reimagine the possibilities of our lives.
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Outsider Tarot with Bobby Abate

In Search of Tarot

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Outsider Tarot with Bobby Abate
Bobby Abate is a queer artist, filmmaker, activist and Tarot aficionado from Brooklyn, New York, and creator of the new OUTSIDER TAROT. An outsider himself since the first grade, Bobby found refuge in the underground world of provocateurs, artists, queers, and punks. His introduction to the Tarot was through the Tarot of the Cat People at the age of seventeen. Ever since, he sought to create a deck that paid homage to all the beautiful misfits who live by their own rules. Bobby spent eight years researching and creating the OUTSIDER TAROT, which marries ancient esoteric systems with the revolutionary spirit of the boundary-breaking forward thinkers that have left an indelible impression on his life. Visit @bobbysweetkitty on Instagram to see his other artworks. IN THIS CONVERSATION Bobby and I discuss paths to understanding the cards for those of us who live outside of the mainstream narrative, and his eight-year process of researching, channeling and refining his new work of art, the OUTSIDER TAROT. Purchase the OUTSIDER TAROT Follow @outsidertarot on Instagram Visit Bobby's website --- Support this podcast on Patreon Follow Nick on Instagram --- In Search of Tarot theme music was written and recorded by AJ Ackleson
47:16
October 11, 2021
American Gothic with Sebastian Crane
Sebastian Crane has an insatiable appetite for weird history, black velvet, and things that go bump in the night. He is the host of The Hellfire Club, a celebratory exploration of queer, occult, and erotic history on Patreon, by day, and a ghost tour guide in Salem, MA after sundown. You can find him creating dazzlingly queer content on all platforms @Mr_S_Crane. IN THIS CONVERSATION Sebastian and I discuss Romantic aesthetics, photography as time magic, queer-coded Disney villains, and the unearthing of LGBTQIA+ representation in history, magic, and myth.  Follow Sebastian on Instagram and Tiktok Join Sebastian's Patreon: The Hellfire Club --- Support this Podcast Follow Nick on Instagram --- "In Search of Tarot" Theme music was written and recorded by AJ Ackleson
52:35
October 4, 2021
Politics of Tarot with Alana Davenport
My guest today is Alana Davenport, who brings over 20 years of Tarot practice and social justice activism experience to writing about Tarot. Alana is a full-time parent of two young children and holds an interdisciplinary Master's Degree in Humanities & Social Thought from New York University, a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, and all of the accompanying debt. Alana’s next project is writing a book on reading Tarot politically, based on content from her/their Instagram account @politicsoftarot. IN THIS CONVERSATION Alana and I discuss her work in social activism and how she allows her strong sense of justice to inform her approach to the cards. We also hone in on Three of Swords as an ally in the often painful work of unlearning, and speak at length about my business name "Man of the Cards" and why I have chosen to keep it even after my own journey with gender and identity. Alana’s new Tarot & Politics zine will be available for purchase by donation via @politicsoftarot beginning September 24. I am honored to be one of the featured writers in this first edition, alongside many other brilliant tarot readers, teachers, and thinkers. Follow Alana and purchase her zine on Instagram --- Support this podcast on Patreon Read a transcript of this episode Follow Nick on Instagram Visit Nick's website In Search of Tarot theme music was written and recorded by AJ Ackleson. 
50:57
September 20, 2021
Decentering Human Narratives with Sophie Strand
Sophie Strand is a poet, historical-fiction writer, and essayist based in the Hudson Valley with a focus on the intersection of spirituality and ecology. Her first book of essays The Flowering Wand: Lunar Kings, Lichenized Lovers, Transpecies Magicians, and Rhizomatic Harpists Heal the Masculine is forthcoming from Inner Traditions. She has three chapbooks: Love Song to a Blue God (Oread Press), Those Other Flowers to Come (Dancing Girl Press), and The Approach (The Swan). Her writing has been published by The Dark Mountain Project, poetry.org, Unearthed, Braided Way Magazine, Creatrix Magazine, and Your Impossible Voice. IN THIS CONVERSATION Sophie and I discuss a plethora of topics, including her definition of magic, the limits of language, queerness in nature, and why the term "Divine Feminine" has become too restrictive for her. Follow Sophie on Instagram Visit Sophie's Website --- Support this podcast on Patreon Follow Nick on Instagram manofthecards.com In Search of Tarot theme music was written and recorded by AJ Ackleson.
52:05
September 13, 2021
Jewitches with Zo Jacobi
Zo Jacobi is a Jewish practitioner working to create spaces for Jewish mythology, mysticism, and practice online. Born in Los Angeles, she grew up surrounded by magic and now runs Jewitches, a blog, social media community, podcast and shop dedicated to making magic accessible. Zo resides in Los Angeles with her partner and their two very spoiled cats. In this episode, Zo shares some of the history surrounding the label of "witch" and its roots in anti-semitism and misogyny. We also discuss the Jewish Kabbalah and Christian Cabala systems, and why their integration into the Tarot by non-Jewish people is complicated.  Follow Zo on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok Visit the Jewitches shop and purchase Zo's Lilien deck Listen to the Jewitches podcast Read the Jewitches blog Browse the Jewitches library --- Support this podcast on Patreon Follow Nick on Instagram Visit Nick's website The In Search of Tarot theme music was written and recorded by AJ Ackleson.
46:03
September 6, 2021
LIVE from the 2021 Searcher's Solstice Tarot Conference
Happy Pride, Queers! As a way to honor and celebrate a month that should NEVER end, I'm dropping my first ever LIVE episode featuring the panel discussion "Expanding Sex, Sexuality & Gender in the Tarot" with Charlie Claire Burgess and Cassandra Snow, which took place this month at the 2021 Searcher's Solstice Tarot Conference. This recording begins with my opening remarks and then moves into a deeply vulnerable dialogue between the three of us on what it means to navigate this life as queer, non-binary people, and how we each live in constant interrogation and exploration of the Tarot and its ability to depict our lived experiences. Whoever and wherever you are, I hope you can receive this as a parting gift of sorts as we struggle to say goodbye to this beautiful month of Pride.  @manofthecards manofthecards.com Support this show on Patreon
01:30:20
June 29, 2021
Crow Mother with Liza Fenster
Liza (She Her Hers) is a life long Witch who works as Reiki Master Teacher, Tarot Educator/Reader and Ordained Minister. Acting in this way as community servant, she is  committed to both ecological and community healing on local and global levels - and with that, deeply committed to social justice and the healing and reparation of BIPOC communities and to the decolonization of wellness. It was truly an honor to hear Liza speak about the magic of the body, and the power of being embodied in human form, particularly in relation to child-carrying and the act of giving birth. She also explained to me how meeting her biological father and reconnecting with her indigenous heritage led her to serve Crow Mother, and together we found space for goddexx in everything, even social media. Above all, Liza's story reminded me of the innate power we all inherit through the simple, yet profound, act of being alive. Visit Liza's website Follow Liza on: Instagram Youtube TikTok --- Register for the Summer 2021 Searcher's Symposium Support this podcast on Patreon Book a Reading with Nick Follow Nick on Instagram "In Search of Tarot Theme" written and recorded by AJ Ackleson "Forbidden Desire" written and recorded by AJ Ackleson and Erika Conaway
58:10
May 17, 2021
Queering the Tarot with Cassandra Snow
Cassandra Snow is a tarot card reader, tarot & witchcraft teacher and writer operating out of Minneapolis, MN. They have two books out from Weiser Books: Queering the Tarot and Queering Your Craft: Witchcraft From the Margins. Cassandra's work focuses on making the tarot & witchcraft accessible for those who are marginalized or struggling to connect. They teach on topics like Tarot for Empowerment for Fat People & Sex Positive Tarot in addition to unique & fun 101 style classes and their work on queering these mediums. You can learn more & see their blog at cassandra-snow.com or support their ongoing writing at patreon.com/cassandrasnow Our conversation touches on the topics of what it means to queer the Tarot, the importance of staying aware and open to the critique of even our most beloved of magical traditions, and some of the specific ways that Cassandra likes to approach the cards in order to make them more inclusive and accessible. --- AS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Searcher's Solstice Tarot Conference June 18 - 20, 2021 Virtual Tarot Study Groups June 22 - July 29, 2021 May Tarot Hang May 20, 2021 Support In Search of Tarot on Patreon "In Search of Tarot Theme" written and recorded by AJ Ackleson "Forbidden Desire" written and performed by AJ Ackleson & Erika Conaway
01:07:13
May 11, 2021
Stay Woke Tarot with Rashunda Tramble
Rashunda Tramble of Stay Woke Tarot is a writer and tarot reader originally from Memphis, Tennessee now living in Zurich, Switzerland, who has been working with the cards for over 20 years. She has a BA in Film and an MA in Creative Media Practice, and is also a member of Mensa. She has worked in radio and television in the US, and marketing and communications (art, luxury and finance) in Europe. IN THIS CONVERSATION, Rashunda and I discuss where the line between honoring past interpretations of Tarot elders, and continuing to move the practice forward to be more inclusive and representative of all identities and experiences, resides. Follow Rushanda on Instagram and Twitter Book a Reading with Rashunda --- Register for the Searcher's Symposium Support this podcast on Patreon ---- Follow Nick on Instagram Book a Reading with Nick
01:00:51
May 4, 2021
Photographing the Tarot with Nicolas Bruno
Nicolas Bruno is an artist based in Northport, New York, where he photographs and fabricates props for his compositions. Bruno weaves together his terrifying experiences of Sleep Paralysis with surreal self portraiture in a therapeutic translation of night terror to image. His constructed worlds of uncertainty exist on a plane between waking and sleeping, where he is tormented by a physical embrace of the subconscious and its perils, all while being paralyzed in bed. Influences of 19th century Romanticists, historical texts of occultism, and dream symbolism lace each composition with various visual dialogues of the macabre. In this conversation, Nicolas and I talk about his artistic process and his newest creation, The Somnia Tarot, which channels his nocturnal experiences into a stunning 78-card deck. Pre-Order The Somnia Tarot Follow Nicolas on Instagram Visit Nicolas' Website --- Support this Podcast on Patreon Register for the Searcher's Symposium Follow Nick on Instagram "In Search of Tarot Theme" written and recorded by AJ Ackleson "Forbidden Desire" written and recorded by AJ Ackleson and Erika Conaway
53:43
April 27, 2021
Enneagram + Tarot with Danielle Park
Danielle Park is a Tarot reader and teacher who lives in Austin, TX. She explores the Tarot through many lenses, which include the Enneagram, poetry, Christianity, parenting, and queerness. Tarot has helped her navigate a divorce, grief, and find solid footing in God and magic. In this conversation, Danielle and I discuss the ways in which the Tarot can be used to help us discover, clarify, understand, and visualize our identity. She also teaches us about the Enneagram and how it can help unlock new depths of meaning within the cards. Follow Danielle on Instagram: @oakmoontarot @contemplativechristiantarot Visit Danielle's Website --- Follow Nick on Instagram: @manofthecards Sign up for Nick's Mystic Missive newsletter Book a Reading with Nick Support the podcast on Patreon "In Search of Tarot Theme" written and recorded by AJ Ackleson "Fire in the Spring" written and performed by AJ Ackleson and Erika Conaway
01:05:17
April 19, 2021
The Numinous Tarot with Cedar McCloud
Cedar McCloud is a queer artist and author living in southern California. They are the creator of the Numinous Tarot and other divination decks which feature vivid watercolor illustrations of queer and marginalized people enjoying their own brand of magic. The power of storytelling to heal trauma is central to Cedar's work, along with a focus on compassionate honesty. In this conversation, I talk with Cedar about the ways art allowed them to discover and express themself, how they created the magical, inclusive world of their novel and decks, and the ways in which the gender binary harms and limits all of us. Visit Cedar's Website Back The Numinous Tarot on Kickstarter Follow Cedar on Instagram Follow Cedar on Twitter --- Support In Search of Tarot on Patreon Book a Reading with Nick Follow Nick on Instagram
01:00:01
April 12, 2021
Christianity + Tarot with Brittany Muller
Brittany Muller is a New York-based writer and tarot reader. Her interests include old churches, medieval and Renaissance art, and the mystical and contemplative traditions of Christianity. She loves exploring the intersections of Christianity and the occult, and she’s currently writing a Christian interpretation of the tarot for St. Martin’s Press. In this conversation, Brittany and I discuss the more mystical, contemplative sides of Christianity and the way Tarot can create a space for reflection and prayer. Brittany also talks about upcoming book, her expansive readings of the court cards as saints rather than gendered hierarchal figures, and why it can sometimes feel harder to talk about the "easy" cards. Follow Brittany on Instagram Follow Brittany on Twitter Visit Brittany's Website --- Follow Nick on Instagram Book a Tarot Reading with Nick "In Search of Tarot Theme" written and recorded by AJ Ackleson "West" written and recorded by AJ Ackleson and Erika Conaway
46:36
April 11, 2021
Sound, Art, & Magic with zaneta sykes
zaneta (they/them) is a queer, multiracial Brooklyn-based sound ritualist, listening educator, nature recordist, creativity activist, tarot reader, and podcast host. At the core of their work is a deep desire to remember how to live in interconnectedness.  Whether that is through meditation and connecting with the self, or in community rituals to connect to the land, zaneta weaves sound and ritual to create experiences that transform the way participants hear and connect to the world.  In the spirit of an interconnected world, zaneta focuses on supporting folx to make their art and express themselves fully, knowing that interconnection and interdependence are rooted in our individual wholeness and that our authentic creative expression is at the heart of that wholeness. It’s towards this collective vision that zaneta offers channeled tarot readings for creative liberation, and offers readings to support artists in navigating their careers and projects.  Visit zaneta’s website Follow zaneta on Instagram  Listen to the Art Witch podcast ----  Book a Tarot reading with Nick  Follow Nick on Instagram ---- "In Search of Tarot Theme" written and performed by AJ Ackleson "West" written and performed by AJ Ackleson and Erika Conaway Field recording of crickets courtesy of zaneta sykes
01:08:58
March 29, 2021
The Spacious Tarot with Carrie Mallon
Carrie Mallon is a professional tarot reader, teacher, and co-creator of The Spacious Tarot deck. Carrie believes tarot reconnects us to our belonging in the vast, mysterious story of the universe. Her approach to the cards has been described as compassionate, centering and energizing. Her blog posts are viewed over 70,000 times per month and she was a featured speaker at the inaugural Light & Love Tarot Festival. She currently resides in Utah with her spouse, two fluffy cats, one fluffy mutt, and too many houseplants to count. In this conversation we talk about Carrie’s approach to Tarot and the creative process she and artist Annie Rugyt embarked on as they created The Spacious Tarot deck. I also got to be the first reader to pull a card for Carrie from her own deck! Visit Carrie's Website Purchase The Spacious Tarot Sign Up for Nick's Visionary Tarot Workshop Book a Reading with Nick
50:59
March 22, 2021
Numerology with Rebecca Scolnick
What could possibly be magical about math? Today's guest, Rebecca Scolnick, answers that question and more as she shows us how numbers can add great depth, nuance and meaning to our Tarot interpretations and our lives. Rebecca Scolnick is an emotional witch, forever seeker and queer human lady (she/her), who uses magic and storytelling to support unlearning work and inspire new meaning making. A jill-of-all-trades, she has enjoyed a multidisciplinary career as an artist in the film, tv, digital and print media industries. Currently, whether it's through 1-on-1 client work with the Tarot and Numerology, writing and teaching workshops on Numerology and Math Magic, or through her podcast Discourse of the Stranger with Divine Spark Media, Rebecca seeks to provide spiritual and practical support  for those looking to reclaim freedom from all of the ways in which our patriarchal, white supremacist culture has taught us to hate ourselves, not know ourselves, and keep ourselves small. She values the 4 c’s — connection, clarity, community and care — and is committed to building brave spaces that are inclusive, without hierarchy and as anti-capitalist as possible. She believes that healing is for everyone and is committed to economic justice and accessibility. Visit Rebecca's website Sign up for Numerology to Know Your Self Sign up for Tarot Tutoring Book a Reading with Nick "In Search of Tarot" written and performed by AJ Ackleson "West" written and performed by AJ Ackleson and Erika Conaway
59:09
March 8, 2021
Defining Ourselves with Chloe O. Davis
In this episode, I am joined by my friend Chloe O. Davis to talk about her debut book, The Queens' English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases. Chloe has been collecting research for this book through candid conversations with friends and loved ones, since 2006. Join us for a conversation on the transformative power of words to define, refine, and shape who we are. Chloe O. Davis is a proud Black bisexual woman and debut author who works in the entertainment industry in New York. A graduate of Hampton University and Temple University, she has centered her creative platform on amplifying the narratives of Black culture and heightening the awareness of the LGBTQIA+ community. Davis’s work as a dancer, actor, and creative has allowed her to travel to all fifty states and internationally. In addition to performing at premier theaters across the country, such as New York City Center, the Apollo Theater, the Kennedy Center, the Muny, and the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, she has appeared on PBS Great Performances with Porgy and Bess at the Metropolitan Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on NBC, and Southern Landscape performed by the Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!). In tandem with performing, Chloe O. Davis has spent fifteen years researching, writing and creating The Queens’ English, The Dictionary for LGBTQIA+ Lingo and Colloquial Phrases. She believes this dictionary is a starting point for important conversations around inclusivity, sexuality, gender expression and identity.  Purchase The Queens' English Book a Reading with Nick "In Search of Tarot" written and performed by AJ Ackleson "West" written and performed by AJ Ackleson and Erika Conaway
51:22
February 22, 2021
Ep. 16 - Gender in Tarot with Charlie Claire Burgess
Charlie Claire Burgess (they/them) is a tarot reader, teacher, artist, writer, and witch who believes in tarot as a transformative tool for personal revolution. They are the creator of Fifth Spirit Tarot, a queer and inclusive deck for a world beyond binaries, the author of the book-length Fifth Spirit Tarot Guide, and the host of The Word Witch podcast, to name a few of their tarot projects and creations. Charlie teaches tarot classes at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon, where they live, and offers more classes as well as readings through their business, The Word Witch Tarot. A lot of you are probably familiar with Charlie’s incredible spreads which they’ve been publishing on new and full moons for some time now. We talk about the elements they feel are important for creating good spreads, Charlie gives some great advice for folx who are thinking about creating their own deck, and we launch into a vulnerable and honest conversation about their experience as a non-binary person navigating gender as it appears in traditional Tarot decks. Visit Charlie's website Purchase Fifth Spirit Tarot Listen to The Word Witch podcast Book a reading with Nick Purchase In Search of Tarot The In Search of Tarot theme music is written by AJ Ackleson.
01:05:42
December 21, 2020
Ep. 15 - Anti-Racism + The Tarot with Maria Minnis
Maria Minnis is an ancestrally guided writer, designer, and tarot reader with Southern roots. Her motto is “a word is a spell,” and she uses it to guide her work in her completely donation-based offerings, such as her tarot poems and her blog series, Anti-Racism with the Tarot. Every week, she uses the Major Arcana as an analog to discuss various facets of anti-racism work. The series is a collection of exercises, readings, journaling prompts, and direct action activities to encourage people to create everyday change within themselves and their communities. I was thrilled to welcome Maria to the podcast for a dialogue on the importance of utilizing Tarot for anti-racism work, and the challenge of navigating white-dominated spiritual spaces. Our discussion was filled with deep questions and tender vulnerability, all held under the spell of her remarkable grace. Learn more about Maria and her offerings Follow Maria on Instagram Book a Reading with Nick Purchase In Search of Tarot Follow Nick on Instagram
55:52
December 7, 2020
Ep. 14 - Astrology and Tarot Spreads with The Punk Priestess
Majorie (@thepunkpriestess) is a NYC based tarot reader, astrologer, fashion designer, and punk singer in her band the Combatives. Through her esoteric business the Punk Priestess, Majorie inspires a realistic approach to understanding and learning the art of tarot and astrology. She believes that tarot is the greatest form of intuitive therapy you will ever experience and is a tool used to realign your soul on its spiritual quest. Majorie's mission is to inspire others to connect with their intuitive abilities and gain self-awareness through tarot. In this episode, we talked about Majorie's path from her Disney-esque childhood in the midwest to her eclectic career in fashion, music, and magic. We also discussed Majorie's approach to integrating Astrology and Tarot, and her belief in the importance of a good spread, before playing a quick, nerdy game of quick-fire and pulling a single card for each other. Follow The Punk Priestess here: Website Instagram Shopify Email Follow Nick on Instagram @manofthecards Book a Reading with Nick Join Nick's Mystic Missive Email List Email Nick
47:30
November 10, 2020
Ep. 13 - Full Moon in Aries with Megan Turek
It's a full moon in Aries today and I'm asking myself, "how do we turn this narrative on its head?" To deepen the discussion, I'm thrilled to welcome a friend, collaborator and Aries Sun: Megan Turek (@tinyturek). Megan is the illustrator of the In Search of Tarot guided journal collection, which launched September 24 with Book Zero: THE FOOL. Megan and I chat about her creative process, what kind of art interests her in Tarot decks, and ways we'd like to harness Emperor energy during this season and this year, as well as her incredible new Justice RBG postcard project benefiting Ditch Mitch. Purchase In Search of Tarot, Book Zero: THE FOOL and the Justice RBG postcard add-on.  Follow Megan on Instagram  Book a Tarot Reading with Nick
55:31
October 1, 2020
Ep. 12 - Virgo Season & The Hermit
This week we're honoring the New Moon in Virgo with the long-awaited return of our very own Virgo co-host Erika Conaway! Erika and I chat about The Hermit card which is associated with Virgo, and then dive into a live reading looking at Erika's year-ahead.  CW: During our reading, Erika and I spent a good bit of time talking about body dysmorphia and her battle with an eating disorder. If this is a sensitive topic for you, please honor your own knowing. Listen to Erika's Spotify playlist for The Hermit Pre-order your copy of Book Zero: THE FOOL Book a reading with Nick The In Search of Tarot theme music was written and recorded by AJ Ackleson.
50:44
September 16, 2020
Ep. 11 - Living The Moon with Mallory Hasty
Happy Full Moon in Pisces! Today, we are joined by the exceptional Mallory Hasty of @whoroscopewitch for a discussion on Astrology, Tarot, reclaiming the word "psychic" and what it means to live a truly Piscean life. I'm also thrilled to announce the pre-sale launch of the first book in my new IN SEARCH OF TAROT series! Featuring hand-painted watercolor illustrations by Megan Turek, In Search of Tarot is a collection of eight guided journals designed to inspire and invigorate your connection with the cards while creating a practical, written repository of the wisdom you discover along the way. Pre-order your copy now! ABOUT MALLORY HASTY // Mal (she/her) is a Professional Astrologer, Tarot Reader & Educator, psychic intuitive, and Usui (pronounced YOU-SUE-EEE) Reiki practitioner. She’s passionate about working with empaths, highly-sensitive people, trauma-survivors, as well as other healers, intuitives, and holistic business owners. Mal considers herself to be a trauma-informed, non-judgmental space-holder, and enjoys seeing her clients recognize their own power and intuitive abilities within their sessions with her. She also has a degree in Creative-Writing & Religious Studies, and her knowledge of poetry & religion often make its way into her psychic work. Visit Mal's Website Visit Nick's Website Listen to Erika's Spotify playlist for The Moon The In Search of Tarot theme music was written and recorded by AJ Ackleson.
01:09:27
September 2, 2020
Ep. 10 - New Moon in Leo + Strength with Sara Hanks of Cottonwood Tarot
We're closing out this fiery Leo season under the new moon by reflecting on Major Arcana number 8, Strength. What happens at the crossroads of strength and vulnerability? What does it mean to soften into leadership? What does it feel like to live life from the heart?  We are so honored to welcome our special guest, Sara Hanks of Cottonwood Tarot. Sara is a tarot reader and post-Mormon witch living in Utah. She began reading tarot in 2014 and launched Cottonwood Tarot in 2017 to offer readings to others. Sara views her role as a tarot reader as something like a translator, someone familiar with the language of the cards who can help interpret their messages as querents seek out their inner wisdom. She works often with fellow Mormons who are transitioning out of the church and looking for ways to develop their own spirituality and reclaim their sovereign voices. Visit Sara's website Follow Sara on Instagram Visit Nick's website Follow Nick on Instagram "In Search of Tarot" theme song by AJ Ackleson.  
59:06
August 18, 2020
Ep. 9 - The Star + Healing with Stephanie M. Burg
In honor of the August 3 full moon in Aquarius, this episode is devoted to The Star card and its energy of healing, destiny, and promise. We'll discuss the themes and interpretations of this card before diving into an exquisite conversation with Charleston-based healer, Stephanie M. Burg. Stephanie was a professional ballerina for over a decade before becoming a Certified Holistic Health and Life Coach, Breathwork Facilitator, Women's Embodiment Guide, Therapeutic Dance and Meditation Teacher, Sacred Circle facilitator, international retreat leader and a continuous student of the healing arts. Be sure to check out Erika's incredible Spotify playlist for The Star Sign up for Tarot Tutoring. Sign up for Stephanie's Breathwork Circle. Book a Tarot Reading with Nick. Theme Music by AJ Ackleson.
01:02:42
July 30, 2020
Ep. 8 - Bonus New Moon Tarot Q&A
This month brings us a bonus New Moon in Cancer so we're bringing you a bonus Q&A episode filled with discussion of Nick's personal journey with Tarot, how to deepen your intuition, and recommendations on books, podcasts, and even flavors of ice cream! To book a reading or Tarot Tutoring session with Nick, visit manofthecards.com MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE: "In Search of Tarot" Music + Production by AJ Ackleson
38:20
July 17, 2020
Ep. 7 - Full Moon in Capricorn + The Devil
IN THIS EPISODE we welcome back Reiki Master Desirée Ricker @desireechrista to talk about her healing practices and the history and clearing power of Reiki. We break down the powerful astrology of this July 4th weekend, which includes a full moon in Capricorn and a lunar eclipse. And in correlation with Capricorn, we focus on The Devil - that energy we all love to hate and hate to love. Say what you will about this enigmatic figure, it always keeps things interesting! MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE: "In Search of Tarot" Music + Production by AJ Ackleson PLAYLIST FOR THIS EPISODE: Listen to Erika's incredible Spotify playlist inspired by The Devil: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/152fCNq1ktsJLABL1SPu3h?si=tUhAEyNST36-mCD1lfUMkQ ABOUT NICK: Nick is a Tarot reader; a mystic; a seeker; a former professional dancer; an Asheville, NC native who transplanted to NYC almost 13 years ago; a gay cis-gender man; a nerd who’s never quite fit in with the nerds; and a human-being trying to figure it all out along with the rest of us. A former professional dancer in the worlds of ballet and Broadway, Nick has been studying Tarot since 2011, and is deeply influenced by Carl Jung and his work in archetypes. manofthecards.com @manofthecards  ABOUT ERIKA: Erika recently moved to Sonoma, CA with her boyfriend, AJ, after living in NYC for 8 years. She is a true hippie at heart and loves the Earth, nature, unicorns, Disney and her two beautiful cats. She first encountered Tarot in 2008, and has since been on her own journey in discovering the many ways she can manifest her intuition. Erika and AJ are currently writing all of the music for the In Search of Tarot podcast. @erikaconaway
01:01:32
July 1, 2020
Cancer Season + The Chariot
Let's take a midsummer dip in the tides, shall we? Cancer season has arrived, and with it comes the call to trust mother nature and evolve out of our protective shell into something greater. IN THIS EPISODE we welcome "real-life Cancers" Desirée Christa Ricker and AJ Ackleson. Desirée is a healer, teacher, and performing artist. A certified Reiki Master, Aromatherapist, and Yoga Instructor, she also writes original music and plays, acts, directs, choreographs, and is President of a non-profit that promotes arts programming and education on her island home of Ocracoke, NC. Besides being Erika's longtime boyfriend, AJ is a performer, musician, and teaching artist; a magical plant-daddy; and is one half of the writing team behind almost every song you on In Search of Tarot.  Together, we dive into the themes of Cancer, explore The Chariot, and pull some cards! MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE: "In Search of Tarot" Music + Production by AJ Ackleson; "Time & Tide" Lyrics, Music + Production by Desirée Christa Ricker. PLAYLIST FOR THIS EPISODE: Listen to Erika's incredible Spotify playlist inspired by The Chariot: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6h5rivBFLvtQfnwZ3afSjV?si=MvzYYLAjTiG82CD_bb0f1Q ABOUT NICK: Nick is a Tarot reader; a mystic; a seeker; a former professional dancer; an Asheville, NC native who transplanted to NYC almost 13 years ago; a gay cis-gender man; a nerd who’s never quite fit in with the nerds; and a human-being trying to figure it all out along with the rest of us. A former professional dancer in the worlds of ballet and Broadway, Nick has been studying Tarot since 2011, and is deeply influenced by Carl Jung and his work in archetypes. manofthecards.com @manofthecards ABOUT ERIKA: Erika recently moved to Sonoma, CA with her boyfriend, AJ, after living in NYC for 8 years. She is a true hippie at heart and loves the Earth, nature, unicorns, Disney and her two beautiful cats. She first encountered Tarot in 2008, and has since been on her own journey in discovering the many ways she can manifest her intuition. Erika and AJ are currently writing all of the music for the In Search of Tarot podcast. @erikaconaway
48:20
June 20, 2020
Gemini Season + The Lovers
Mirror, mirror on the wall. Gemini season is here and with it comes the call to reconcile, recombine, and reunite with all the different parts of ourselves. Corresponding with The Lovers, this season brings a desire for communication, not least of which...
01:01:54
May 22, 2020
Full Moon in Scorpio + The Death Card
Welcome to the psychic portal, mystics. The Full Moon in Scorpio has arrived, and with it the call to reassess and reunite with our ghosts and demons. This is a time for powerfully deep shadow work - a time to transmute and alchemize what was, is, and...
01:03:47
May 6, 2020
Taurus Season + The Hierophant
In conjunction with the New Moon in Taurus, we talk all things Hierophant and the dangers of guru worship. Plus: the pagan roots of Easter, pop culture references, and a new segment where we pull a card for each other!MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE: "In Search...
01:09:13
April 22, 2020
Full Moon in Libra + Justice
In conjunction with the Full Moon in Libra, we explore both sides of the Justice card. Plus: we answer a listener question, Erika gives us a lesson In Astrology 101, and we kick off a new segment that combines Tarot with Harry Potter. What's not to...
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April 4, 2020