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Illumination Tarot is an exploration and study of tarot. It shares personal experience and wisdom on using tarot cards for self-discovery, spiritual growth, transformation, and divination. Created to help others find the most fulfilling way to incorporate tarot into a practice of mindful living, Illumination Tarot offers practical advice, information, and tools, as well as musings into more mystical considerations. The tarot tradition is treated with respect, as are the unique paths we all choose in our quest for understanding.
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~ Nellie


Spring 2021: I have been away from here for a while, working much in the background. Like for so many, my life is still generally turned upside down in ways. Winter was long, and just as I felt my own family was making it safely through the pandemic, my dad got Covid(!). He is doing well now, thankfully, but it was a trying few months, and honestly, I'm currently pretty exhausted. I'm just getting back to a good place, but have begun blogging again. I hope everyone visiting here is well, and finding peace and joy in life. As always, I thank you for your continued readership and support. It means the world to me. xoxo


The Witches' Book of the Dead - a Review

My first remembered experience with "the dead," to put it very simply, was when I was seven years old and had just moved with my family into a new apartment. It was the first move I had ever made - the first of seven Continue Reading

Madam Lydia Wilhelmina's Tarot of Monsters, the Macabre and Autumn Scenes - a Review

There are plenty of decks that hope to create a creepy, eerie, dark, disturbing feeling. In many ways they accomplish this, at least initially, in appearance and first impressions. And I love many of these darker... Continue Reading























Photo at top: a selection of cards from the Visconti Tarots, a reproduction by A.A. Atanassov, Lo Scarabeo; 2000

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