My name is Evvie (they/them/she/her) and I’m a freelance artist/illustrator and unabashed tarot nut. My pet vices are black coffee, red wine, and staying up all night reading. Chief among my virtues are empathy, attention to detail, and making vegan peanut-butter cups happen.
I grew up in Massachusetts, and still live here because I’m fond of woods and seasons and cranky New Englanders and plants that grow in tangles and can thrive through an annual ice beating. My favorite critters are cats, foxes, owls, and bears. I’m a Cancer in Sun and Moon with a Leo ascendant.
Me & The Cards
I fell down the tarot rabbit hole about seventeen years ago, circa middle school, when I got my first deck for Christmas. Since then, I’ve gradually let tarot ooze its way into my guts and brains to become a major influence in my creative projects and my life. As a professional illustrator, my interest in tarot is inseparable from my love of art, illustration, folklore, and symbolism. I started learning tarot around the same time that I began seriously studying art, so my two practices have grown up together.
While I use the cards primarily for myself, I do sporadic readings for friends, family, and strangers through the grapevine. I've been reading for others for about three years.
I think of myself as an intermediate reader, and most of the content here is geared for those at a beginner to intermediate level. Each time I pick up a card, do a reading, or crack open a tarot book, I learn something new. I hope it stays that way.
I spend a lot of time pondering spirituality, philosophy, and mysticism. While I adore woo-woo stuff, I try to balance it all with a healthy dose of agnosticism. I strongly believe in developing and using both intuition and reason.
My tarot approach reflects this. When I’m reading cards, I draw on a combination of intuition, what I know and see of the cards’ traditional symbolism and archetypes, and what I know from life experience.
The interrobang is technically a non-standard punctuation mark that combines a question mark and an exclamation point into one funny looking glyph.
They never really caught on with the type-setting crowd. Folks also throw the word interrobang around whenever there’s a question mark next to an exclamation point.
?! Is my favorite punctuation mark. I even got one tattooed on my back in the crush of a college-fed existential crisis. It’s become something of a personal talisman. With a question mark for exploration and (golly gee) questioning, and an exclamation point for passion and expression, it’s a great symbol for the processes of art, philosophy, and life. Of course, tarot encompasses each.
Before every ?! lies an implied WTF. Tarot exists to help us navigate and reconcile the WTFs of life.
Inclusion & Non-Discrimination
This is an inclusive site. It’s a queer/LGBTQ-friendly site. It’s an interfaith site. I do not discriminate based on race, social status, income, gender, sexual orientation, age, size, disability, nationality, marital status, religion, lack of religion, how many kids you do or don’t have, personal politics, or education level. What I will not tolerate is hateful speech and divisiveness. Any hateful speech in comments, questions, or emails will be immediately deleted and ignored.
Unless otherwise credited, all work on this site is original and protected by copyright. I may occasionally use a stock or vintage image for a blog post, but the vast majority of images on this site, photography and illustration, are my own. If you're interested in using one of my images or commissioning illustration work, please contact me through the form on this site.
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Some of my favorite decks from my personal collection.
Ancient Italian Tarot
Everything by Baba Studio
(I have their Fantastic Menagerie Tarot and 2nd edition Victorian Romantic Tarot.)
The Dreaming Way Tarot
The Fool's Dog Tarot Apps
The Halloween Tarot
The Morgan Greer Tarot
The Slow Holler Tarot Deck
Tarot Del Fuego
Tarot of the Holy Light
The Wild Unknown Tarot
Aeclectic: Massive online tarot forum. Includes pictures and reviews of a million-billion tarot decks. While the Aeclectic forums are no longer active, the archived forums and ongoing deck reviews remain an excellent resource.
Asali Earthwork: Blog and resources by and for queer femmes of color. Includes the fantastic QTPOC Tarot blog series, highlighting and reviewing tarot decks inclusive of queer, trans, and people of color.
Benebell Wen: Author of Holistic Tarot, licensed attorney, brilliant tarot practitioner & blogger.
Biddy Tarot: Excellent tarot tips for readers and professionals.
Little Red Tarot: Fun, down-to-earth blog by queer, feminist tarotist, Beth Maiden, author of Autostraddle's tarot column.
Mary K. Greer: Insights from one of the biggest names in tarot.
Rachel Pollack: Tarot author, expert and genius. Rachel's 78 Degrees of Wisdom is one of the best tarot books out there.
Radical Tarot: The best tarot scopes in the blogosphere, curated by Siobhan.
The Tarot Lady: Theresa Reed dishes tips for readers and pros. Great material for newbies and seasoned practicioners.
Tarot University: Esoteric tarot from Christine Payne-Towler, co-creator of Tarot of the Holy Light.
*Please note:* I'm not affiliated in any way with the blogs, bloggers, websites, and decks I've linked to here, beyond (obviously) my own sites. I just think they're great resources, and they've all inspired me and helped me grow as a tarot practitioner.
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