Tarot Bytes Episode 175: Reading Tarot For Loved Ones with Melissa Cynova

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Episode 175: Reading Tarot For Loved Ones with Melissa Cynova

Reading tarot for loved ones seems like a great idea, right? After all, who knows you better than a close friend or family member? While there are benefits to getting a reading from someone you trust, there are challenges for both the reader and the querent. In this episode of Tarot Bytes, I’m joined by Melissa Cynova, author of the upcoming book Kitchen Table Magic and cocreator of The Scorpio Sea Tarot, for a frank discussion on what it’s like to read tarot for those who are near and dear.

We talk about the pros and cons of getting a reading from someone who knows you well – and what both reader and querent need to do to ensure the reading is unbiased and helpful. Learn when we think you shouldn’t read for a loved one too.

About Melissa:

Tarot Bytes Episode 175: Reading Tarot For Friends and Family with Melissa CynovaMelissa Cynova (she/her) has been slinging tarot cards for 30 years. Her first book, Kitchen Table Tarot won the Independent Publishing Award for Best First Book and two COVR awards. In Fall 2020, she’ll release Navigating the Scorpio Sea, a deck with art by Maggie Stiefvater, as well as Kitchen Table Magic – a book about tapping into the magic that you already carry.

She lives in St. Louis with her delightful husband Joe, two kids, two dogs, four black cats, and a tortoise. In her non-tarot-time, she watches superhero movies and reads all of the books.


Grab your favorite deck, put in your earbuds, and dive in!



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