Tarot Bytes: The Podcast
Bite-sized lessons for Tarot beginners
Created by Theresa Reed, The Tarot Lady
Welcome to Tarot Bytes – the tarot podcast for people who want to learn tarot…but don’t have all day. Short, bite-sized tarot lessons.
Episode 93: How to Give Empowering Tarot Readings with Maria Strom
I fell in love with the Hip Chick Tarot, a modern tarot deck designed to give empowering messages. Which only meant one thing: I NEEDED to talk to the creator, Maria Strom, about the concept of her deck and how to give readings that uplift and inspire. In this episode, Maria shares her ideas on what an empowering reading is – and how to give one including what questions you should ask.
Maria Strom is the creator of Hip Chick Tarot, a feminist deck, published by Schiffer Publishing. At the core of Maria’s spiritual practice is acknowledging the Divine in everyday experience. She’s in awe of the synchronicity and spiritual epiphanies that the Divine sends our way, but she feels that the real practice is in our everyday lives—how we relate to ourselves, others, and all that’s happening with us and around us. She’s created a diverse, modern deck for women that’s both spiritual and practical.
Hip Chick Tarot helps women tune into their inner wisdom because the images and messages are in tune with who they are and what they experience. The messages are written in clear, contemporary language. Their purpose is to encourage women to want to explore their inner world and trust themselves to be their own guide on that spiritual journey.
And Hip Chick cards help women navigate the practical challenges of their daily life, too—from engaging effectively with a challenging co-worker to plotting the next career step; from asking someone out, to dealing with the challenges that come up in a long-term relationship. In each situation, the advice is practical and down to earth. The most important message that Maria wants women to hear is: You’ve got this! You’ve got what it takes to handle what comes up in your life and be successful.
Grab your favorite deck, put in your earbuds, and dive in!
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2018
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image from Maria Strom