StaarCast

StaarCon

StaarCon is a new annual conference for those who love tarot, divination, art, mysticism, and magic.

StaarCast is where we’ll get together with our StaarCon presenters to talk about all types of divination; tarot, runes, Lenormand, Kipper, and oracle cards. Hear what the world’s most prominent diviners, cartomancy artists, and tarot authors have to say about their lives, their creations, their practices, and, most importantly, what they will be doing at StaarCon.

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Sasha Graham is an actor, a tarot author and teacher, and a tarot deck designer. In this episode of StaarCon we learn about her life journey, and all the ways in which tarot has become a part of it. As a theatrical person born on Halloween, Sasha likes things that are spooky and mysterious. She finds power in creating moods, scenes, and atmospheres that feel magical. We are looking forward to seeing her magic in action at StaarCon. --- Sasha Graham teaches and lectures around the world. Her work has been translated into Chinese, Italian, Russian, French, Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese. She is the author of Tarot Diva, 365 Tarot Spreads, 365 Tarot Spells, Llewellyn’s Complete Book of the Rider Waite Smith Tarot, and the forthcoming Magic of Tarot. She served as editor and writer of Lo Scarabeo’s Tarot Fundamentals, Tarot Experience, Tarot Compendium, Tarot Original 1909, Tarot Vintage, and Circular Tarot 1909. Sasha is a contributing author of Llewellyn’s Magical Almanac, 2020, 2022, 2023, Witches’ Datebook 2022, and Llewellyn’s Witches’ Calendar, 2021, 2023. Her tarot decks include Tarot of Haunted House, Dark Wood Tarot and the forthcoming Tarot of the Witch's Garden. On downtime days Sasha can be found watching Vampire Diaries reruns, staring into the sky for hours on end and dreaming of far-away places. Sasha’s evolving story (you might call it a fairy tale or a tarot wild card) just goes to show you what happens when you push forward, follow your instincts, and believe in magic. URL: https://www.sashagraham.com Insta: https://www.instagram.com/sashatarotdiva/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SashaGraham LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sashagraham/ --- If you would like to see more of Staarcast, check us out on YouTube!  Sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss a single episode of Staarcast!  Hosted by Christiana Gaudet  Artwork and video production by Ciro Marchetti  Podcast production and social media by Amie Mouser  Video editing by Isaac Mouser

Nov 24

39 min 1 sec

Fred West will be presenting a deeper dive into tarot birth pairs at StaarCon. In his conversation with Christiana, they discover that they both began their tarot journey at around the same time, some thirty years ago. What ensues is a thought-provoking conversation about the nature of tarot, and of divination. --- Fred West has been a life-long student of Tarot since it literally fell into his lap in the early 80s.  Fred has 40 years of experience being a reader. He loves to share the wisdom he’s gained along the way.  Fred’s approach to being an Oracle is down-to-earth, fun, and action oriented. He’s a community leader behind Tarot Beyond Borders, providing a monthly social for fellow Oracles. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeffred StaarCon Website: https://staarcon.com/fred-west/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fred_punkofprophecy/ --- If you would like to see more of Staarcast, check us out on YouTube! Sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss a single episode of Staarcast! Hosted by Christiana Gaudet Artwork and video production by Ciro Marchetti Podcast production and social media by Amie Mouser Video editing by Isaac Mouser

Nov 17

41 min 57 sec

John Hijatt is a podcaster, rune reader, and practitioner of inclusive Heathenry. He has also published a Christmas Oracle just in time for the holidays. Think you know about runes? John is here to share the truth. --- Check out John’s new oracle! The Christmas Oracle: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FeniksShop Social Media: Facebook and Instagram: @thechristmasoracle Email: thechristmasoracle@gmail.com John’s podcast, Gifts of the Wyrd,is available on podcast catchers: Podbean, Spotify, Apple, Google, and Stitcher.  Direct link: https://giftsofthewyrd.podbean.com/  or blog: www.giftsofthewyrd.com --- John Hijatt is an inclusive practitioner of Northern Germanic paganism. He has been a part of the Druid and Heathen communities since 2006, currently serves on the board of The Troth (an international inclusive Heathen organization of which he has served as the acting president), and facilitates his local Heathen kindred. In 2016, he started the Gifts of the Wyrd podcast with topics and interviews about inclusive Heathenry. He has worked with runes since 2009 and teaches workshops about their meanings, divination, and magickal use. He has had articles published in journals printed by Ar nDraiocht Fein and The Troth as well as The Cartomancer magazine. He is currently working on a writing project for using runes in magickal practice. John presented Bindrunes: Rune Sigils for Today at StaarCon 2021. He will be presenting Engaging the Runes: Establishing a Connection for a Vibrant Relationship at StaarCon 2022. --- If you would like to see more of Staarcast, check us out on YouTube! Sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss a single episode of Staarcast! Hosted by Christiana Gaudet Artwork and video production by Ciro Marchetti Podcast production and social media by Amie Mouser Video editing by Isaac Mouser

Nov 11

37 min 5 sec

Bernadette King is the designer of the award-winning “The Ark Animal Tarot and Oracle Deck”. Get ready for a deep dive into animal medicine, divination, inspiration, and the wisdom that has been with us since the beginning of time. --- Bernadette King describes herself as a country girl who grew up talking to animals. She's also a multi-award winning, internationally known evidential psychic medium, Shamanic practitioner, tarot reader, animal communicator, and publisher. Bernadette is the publisher of the Internet's largest resource for information on Spirit, Totem, and Power Animals. Out of her calling to create that expansive body of work was born The Ark Tarot & Oracle Deck - which raised $50,000 during its Kickstarter campaign. The Ark went on to win the prestigious 2019 COVR Visionary Awards' Product of the Year as well as Best Tarot Deck of the Year. The Ark made history when, in the same year, it won the prestigious CARTA awards for Best Tarot Deck of the Year, Best Aspiring Author Debut, and Best Guidebook Accompanying a Tarot Deck. The Ark is such a hit that a second printing had to be ordered with eight months of its first release. Bernadette's newest creation is her book, "Spirit, Totem, and Power Animals - The Complete Book of Animal Spirit Guides". In early 2021 the Kickstarter campaign for the book raised $50,000. This 702 page, 8x11, full color book is sure to become the go-to for working and getting into deeper relationship with the Animal Allies and all the natural world. https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/ https://wildpackwisdom.com/ https://www.buildingbeautifulsouls.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MySpiritAnimal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thearktarot Insta: https://www.instagram.com/whatismyspiritanimal/ --- If you would like to see more of Staarcast, check us out on YouTube! Sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss a single episode of Staarcast! Hosted by Christiana Gaudet Artwork and video production by Ciro Marchetti Podcast production and social media by Amie Mouser Video editing by Isaac Mouser

Nov 4

47 min 49 sec

Erika Robinson dispels some myths about Lenormand! In this episode of StaarCast Erika lets us know that Lenormand is more than a fluffy fortune-telling device. Like tarot, Lenormand is a tool of healing and introspection. Uniquely, Lenormand is a system of words. While Erika and Christiana are discussing the depth of Lenormand, they delve into the even deeper topic of shadow work. Can shadow work be done by a nation? Can diviners help create that process? This episode of StaarCast asks some important questions. These questions remind us of the importance of our community, and of our community gatherings, like StaarCon. --- Harlem, NYC raised, and Harvard educated, Erika Hageman Robinson’s life has taught her to welcome what is around every corner. While desegregating a private school for girls in 1964 at the age of 8, Erika learned that a good command of language was the best arrow in her quiver to bring adversaries either to her side or to their knees. At Harvard, Erika parlayed her love of words into an A.B. in English Language and Literature.  Feeling that she had been called to the Episcopal priesthood, Erika received a Master of Divinity Degree. The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts was less sure that they were ready for her to be a priest, and that led to yet another 90-degree turn, and stints as Assistant Director of Admissions at Saint Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, Princeton University, and Columbia University. Around yet another corner were marriage, motherhood, and a thirty-year teaching career.  There are turns within turns, and after her husband’s death in 2008, Erika discovered that there are also worlds beyond worlds. Now a Reiki Master teacher, Erika is a reader and teacher of Lenormand, whose thirty-six words combine in infinite ways to guide and warn, comfort, and heal. For several years, Erika read at Earth Spirit New Age Center in Red Bank, New Jersey. Currently, she reads several times a month at Monmouth Beach Yoga and Wellness Center in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, and both teaches and reads via Zoom, phone, and email. Erika has been a speaker at Reader’s Studio in New York City, and has been featured at several World Divination Association conferences. Her writing can be found in Cartomancer Magazine, for which she is a regular columnist. Website: www.erikarobinson.lenormand.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lenormandist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/divine_withme/ --- If you would like to see more of Staarcast, check us out on YouTube! Sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss a single episode of Staarcast! Hosted by Christiana Gaudet Artwork and video production by Ciro Marchetti Podcast production and social media by Amie Mouser Video editing by Isaac Mouser

Oct 27

34 min 22 sec

Many of us dream about designing a tarot deck. Claire Lily actually did it. In this poignant episode we see how Claire came to see a need for a new type of deck, and how she worked to fill that need. Aunt Lily’s Tarot is fresh, modern, and innovative, while adhering to standard traditions in a way that makes this deck approachable and accessible. This conversation with Claire gives us a peek into her mind, her process, and her lovely new deck. --- Originally from England, now living in Illinois, Claire enjoyed success for over 20 years in the corporate world of Information Technology. Claire grew up in a family that was open to spiritual realms.  Her Mum was very much into astrology and crystals and was quiet about her own abilities that came out a little later. Claire had her birth chart written when she was 15 years old.  Her Dad recalled being looked after by a psychic when he was a child who lived a couple of doors down from his home.  Following Claire’s fascination of astrology and crystals, numerology and tarot quickly followed. Over the past 30 years, Claire has consulted tarot readers, read for herself and friends, and decided to pursue her passion for the tarot by learning how to use the modality to help others.  She enrolled in classes and courses, gaining certificates in reading the art of tarot from two tarot professionals.  Now a professional tarot reader, along with her business experience, she formed her company Claire Lily (named after her Great Aunt who was her first remembered psychic experience) and has begun her dream of helping others combining her life experiences, intuitive abilities, and her cards. Last year Claire was inspired to create a tarot deck that was image and word appropriate for her young nieces.  Aunt Lily’s Tarot Deck is now a reality! URL: https://www.claire-lily.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clairelilytarot Insta: https://www.instagram.com/clairelilytarot --- If you would like to see more of Staarcast, check us out on YouTube! Sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss a single episode of Staarcast! Hosted by Christiana Gaudet Artwork and video production by Ciro Marchetti Podcast production and social media by Amie Mouser Video editing by Isaac Mouser

Oct 21

32 min 10 sec

In this delicious episode of StaarCast Joanna Salerno & Lainie Sevante Wulkan join Christiana Gaudet for a discussion about their unique and innovative divination system. What does it mean when you do not enjoy a specific vegetable? What do fruits have to tell us? Joanna and Lainie speak the spiritual language of food. They have created the Food Healing Oracle Deck, and, with it, a whole new system of divination which involves something we all have in common. --- What if foods can talk? What would they say? In 2019, Joanna Salerno and Lainie Sevante Wulkan were having a delicious conversation about their respective reading and energy healing businesses when the subject shifted to their other passion – Food. As lifelong foodies both professionally and personally, a spark was ignited on combining their worlds into an entirely new oracle deck that would serve as a bridge for practical nutrition AND food for the soul. Knowing there was so much food had to say, they set out to create a nourishing platform for mind, body and spirit wellness and The Food Healing Deck® was born. What if foods can talk? What would they say? In 2019, Joanna Salerno and Lainie Sevante Wulkan were having a delicious conversation about their respective reading and energy healing businesses when the subject shifted to their other passion – Food. As lifelong foodies both professionally and personally, a spark was ignited on combining their worlds into an entirely new oracle deck that would serve as a bridge for practical nutrition AND food for the soul. Knowing there was so much food had to say, they set out to create a nourishing platform for mind, body and spirit wellness and The Food Healing Deck® was born. Joanna has had a passion for food for decades, owning an Organic Produce Store, working with Food Distributors and cultivating organic gardens. She is also a Spiritual Director, Healing Touch Practitioner, Craniosacral Therapist, Sound Healer and Akashic Records Reader/Intuitive. Joanna has long maintained that food is energy and we ourselves are made of energy. Knowing the right foods to fuel the body provides natural medicines that can lead towards prevention and healing. Lainie is a Fourth Generation Intuitive, Advanced Theta Healer, Sound Healer, Spiritual Recording Artist and Author. She has had a reading practice in tarot and oracle cards for worldwide clients for many years. She is also a major foodie. With a degree in Food Science & Dietetics and an Advanced Food Healing Instructor Certification she has always been fascinated by the deeper wisdom that Mother Nature has to share about foods while living a life of holistic and natural well-being. URL https://bit.ly/3aBRIcy Facebook https://bit.ly/3aCT2vH YouTube https://bit.ly/3AFQ0RI Instagram https://bit.ly/3FI5x7q --- Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3mvm71x Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3v0MmB3 Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3adwWzx Staarcast is also available on iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Anchor.fm, Breaker, and RadioPublic! Hosted by Christiana Gaudet Artwork and video production by Chiro Marchetti Podcast production and social media by Amie Mouser Video editing by Isaac Mouser

Oct 13

38 min 30 sec

Amber Highland is the editor of the Cartomancer and a presenter for StaarCon 2022. She asks StaarCon founder and producer Christiana Gaudet some questions. In this episode you can peek into the philosophies behind StaarCon, and why StaarCon is a unique tarot conference. Christiana Gaudet is a full-time tarot professional with more than twenty-five years’ experience. She and Amber discuss her history as a tarot pro, and how that journey has led to producing an international tarot conference. --- Christiana Gaudet Tarot Professional, Author, Owner and Producer of StaarCon Christiana Gaudet has been a full-time tarot professional for more than twenty years. She offers readings, coaching, and mentoring by phone, webcam, in-person from her office in Palm City, Florida, and during tours to the Northeast, and other Florida locations. Christiana is a popular psychic entertainer on radio and television, and at parties and special events. She is a headlining speaker at festivals and conferences throughout the country, and a sought-after teacher of tarot, personal growth and healing, and esoterica. She is the founder of the brand new annual international conference, StaarCon, and the host of the podcast, StaarCast. Christiana’s first book, Fortune Stellar: What Every Professional Tarot Reader Needs to Know is considered an industry standard for tarot professionals. The award-winning expanded Second Edition was released in December 2017. Her second book, Tarot Tour Guide, also in its second edition, is a beloved reference for beginners and experienced tarotists alike. --- Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3mvm71x Subscribe on Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3v0MmB3 Subscribe on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3adwWzx StaarCast is also available on iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Anchor.fm, Breaker, and RadioPublic!  Credits: Hosted by Christiana Gaudet  Artwork and video production by Ciro Marchetti  Podcast production and social media by Amie Mouser  Video editing by Isaac Mouser

Oct 6

28 min 10 sec

Mary Ellen Collins is a tarotist, astrologer, and a diviner who uses many tools. At StaarCon 2021 Mary Ellen presented “Astrology for Tarot Readers”. We are excited to welcome her back to StaarCon 2022, where she will give a presentation on creating and working with charm oracles. In this episode of StaarCast, Mary Ellen teaches us how to create and read with a crystal oracle, and how to incorporate crystal reading with tarot. -- Mary Ellen Collins is an intuitive and a life path messenger who has a personal mission to explore the world of spirituality and pass that information on to others. Mary Ellen combines her passion for metaphysics and her gift for communication to create insightful readings to help her clients understand their current path in life and make informed and empowered choices. She has been reading and teaching tarot for over a decade and also works with an oracle based on the ancient method of divination known as lithomancy; the Crystal Oracle. Mary Ellen teaches tarot and crystal workshops throughout South Florida and has presented workshops at tarot conferences nationally as well.  Most recently she had become a novice astrologer to further her ability to serve as a messenger to others. Follow Mary Ellen online: Website: https://tarotbymaryellen.wordpress.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mary.e.collins.98 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-collins Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mary_ellen_collins

Jun 30

32 min 46 sec

We were so excited to have Beverly Frable as a presenter at StaarCon 2021, where she gave an informative talk about the three primary styles of tarot. She will be back for StaarCon 2021 with a presentation on how to divine with ogham staves. In this episode of StaarCast, Beverly shares some insights about ways we can gain more information in a tarot reading. -- Beverly Frable’s passion is divination; her focus is tarot, one of the most popular divination tools.  As a professional tarot consultant, Beverly has attended events throughout the United States, traveling from New York to California enhancing her skills studying under such luminaries such as Rachel Pollack, Mary K. Greer, Camelia Elias, Enrique Enriquez, Rana George, Carrie Paris and many other renowned divination experts. In addition, Beverly has presented at numerous conference events and has taught divination classes for local metaphysical groups. Follow Beverly online: Website: https://www.mysticalmoonpsychics.com/bio.php?id=1691 Beverly's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ms.BeverlyF Beverly's Business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beverly.tarotconnections Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeverlyTarot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beverlyskywriter/

Jun 9

22 min 22 sec

Serena Fox is a farmer, a shepherdess, a tarotist, an artist, and a teacher. She’s an herbalist, and a magical being. This episode of StaarCast offers thoughts and inspiration for everyone who has struggled to define themself, and everyone who doesn’t fit into a neat box or title. -- Serena (Bean) is an intuitive reader, artist, herbcrafter, designer, homesteader and inspirational spirit. She offers courses, workshops and Sharing Circles—in person and online. Her style is holistic and personal, using correspondences to guide, initiate and empower. She manages a spiritual website where you can book readings, a personal website and blog, and a homesteading blog. She is a writer and designer having contributed to The Cartomancer and American Tarot Association. Follow Serena online: Website: https://www.magicoma.com Serena's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/serenatorrencefox Magic Oma Community Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magicomacommunity Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magicomacommunity Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/magicoma1757

Feb 25

30 min 40 sec

If you took Marion’s class at StaarCon, you know that she finds a connection between tarot and music. You might have figured out, too, that she uses both tarot and music to hear the voice of spirit. In this conversation, we learn that Marion was taught as a child to look and listen for spirit. This is part of what gives Marion her refreshing and inspiring outlook on tarot, mediumship, divination, and life. -- Marion Kirk – Tarot Professional, Intuitive, Mentor Marion has been a tarot professional for over fifteen years. She is a fourth generation intuitive and continues her family tradition of working with methods of divination, in particular tarot from her office in Glasgow, Scotland. She provides consultations and mentoring to a worldwide clientele. She has contributed to The Esotoracle Magazine and creates content for her YouTube Channel. One of her many passions includes working with the Fae in the beautiful Scottish Countryside where there are many sacred spaces for magical workings. Follow Marion online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarionKTarot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marionktarot/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MarionKTarot/videos

Feb 17

34 min 4 sec

In this first episode of StaarCast since StaarCon, Christiana and Amie share some of their favorite moments from StaarCon. You will hear some of the things they learned about tarot, about running a conference, and about life in general. They also share some thoughts about the way forward for the StaarCon community, and StaarCon 2022 and beyond. --   Christiana Gaudet has been a full-time tarot professional for more than twenty-five years. She offers readings, coaching, and mentoring by phone, webcam, and in-person from her office in Palm City, Florida, and during tours to the Northeast, and other Florida locations. Christiana is a popular psychic entertainer on radio and television, and at parties and special events. She is a headlining speaker at festivals and conferences throughout the country, and a sought-after teacher of tarot, personal growth and healing, and esoterica. Christiana’s first book, Fortune Stellar: What Every Professional Tarot Reader Needs to Know is considered an industry standard for tarot professionals. The award-winning expanded Second Edition was released in December 2017. Her second book, Tarot Tour Guide, also in its second edition, is a beloved reference for beginners and experienced tarotists alike. Follow Christiana online: Website: https://tarotbychristiana.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christianatarot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christianatarot Twitter: https://twitter.com/Christianatarot YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Christianatarot -- Amie Mouser – Reader, Life & Vocal Coach, Producer, Biz & Social Media Developer Amie Mouser is a healer who wears quite a few hats! Her passion is empowering and unlocking healing within people; then helping them birth their dreams into reality. She uses the tools of Tarot, music, life coaching, vocal coaching, and mediumship to empower people, help them find clarity, and manifest their dreams. Amie has been coaching for nearly 3 decades. She provides services to clients globally and is a popular presenter at international conferences and local gatherings. Amie built her first successful business at the age of 11, and she hasn’t looked back since. She is a podcast producer who also scales events, businesses, and individuals. She also provides social media management and moderation. During intermissions between clients and projects, Amie can be found with her husband Ryan homeschooling their three children, making music together, creating art, photography, cooking huge vegan meals, and laughing a lot! Follow Amie online: Website: https://www.amiemouser.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amiemouser.oracle Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amiemouser.oracle

Feb 10

33 min 4 sec

Frank Kwiatkowski’s tarot origin story is different than most. In this episode of StaarCast, in the run up to the first-ever StaarCon, we will learn how a USPS letter carrier found spiritual awakening through the tarot. We will also learn about how Frank is using his love of his favorite band to deepen his understanding of tarot. -- Frank Kwiatkowski – Certified Professional Life Coach, Author, Tarot Coach and Mentor Frank Kwiatkowski is a certified professional life coach and author of Rise & Shine: A Guide for Experiencing Your Midlife Awakening. He uses tarot as the foundation for his daily sacred mindfulness practice, and serves others as Tarot Coach and Mentor, assisting them to awaken to their intuitive gifts and live with greater purpose. Frank teaches an online tarot course and facilitates local classes and workshops, including the “Magical Tarot Lab”, a series for tarot creation. He recently presented “Tarot & Synchronicity” to the Center for Jungian Studies of South Florida. Frank is currently having fun with the Beatles Song Tarot Project, working toward corresponding a tarot card to every song by the fabbest, greatest band of all time, The Beatles. He lives with his wife, Dawn, and their three cats near Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Follow Frank online: Website: https://tarotawakenings.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tarotawakenings Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarotawakenings LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankkwiatkowski YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs3FjkYUsqqILWlpAu1ONTQ Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Jan 15

31 min 7 sec

We are only weeks away from the very first StaarCon! It seems fitting to have Rose Robinson share in our excitement on this episode of StaarCast. Rose Robinson has been an attendee, presenter, and staff for many wonderful conferences across the United States. We are honored and excited to welcome Rose to the StaarCon family. In this episode, we learn about the exciting presentation Rose will be doing at StaarCon, and hear a bit about her history, and her journey with tarot. -- Rose Robinson – Tarot and Lenormand Reader, Teacher, Publisher, Podcaster Rose Robinson has been working with Tarot for over 25 years. She has co-hosted The Tarot Visions Podcast for the last 7 years. She has worked in Tarot Publishing at Tarot Media Company. She has hosted successful Meetup Groups in San Francisco and Fremont.  She has presented at various Tarot, Pagan, and Sci-Fi Conferences over the last 15 years. She recently co-authored a multi artists Tarot deck, Vox Arcana, with Jaymi Elford and is working on her first book. She teaches and reads Tarot and Lenormand in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Follow Rose online: Website: https://www.roseredtarot.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosered.robinson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roseredtarot Twitter: https://twitter.com/roseredtarot Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Jan 9

20 min 36 sec

Amie Mouser is one of the producers of StaarCast. She is also a tarotist, healer, musician, and a presenter at StaarCon. In this episode of StaarCast, Amie shares some of the moon magick she will be teaching at StaarCon. Then, she surprises Christiana with some questions about the Preconference Intensive, and what conference attendees can expect from spending a day with Christiana studying how tarot actually operates. -- Amie Mouser – Reader, Life & Vocal Coach, Producer, Biz & Social Media Developer Amie Mouser is a healer who wears quite a few hats! Her passion is empowering and unlocking healing within people; then helping them birth their dreams into reality. She uses the tools of Tarot, music, life coaching, vocal coaching, and mediumship to empower people, help them find clarity, and manifest their dreams. Amie has been coaching for nearly 3 decades. She provides services to clients globally and is a popular presenter at international conferences and local gatherings.  Amie built her first successful business at the age of 11, and she hasn’t looked back since. She is a podcast producer who also scales events, businesses, and individuals. She also provides social media management and moderation. During intermissions between clients and projects, Amie can be found with her husband Ryan homeschooling their three children, making music together, creating art, photography, cooking huge vegan meals, and laughing a lot! Follow Amie online: Website: https://www.amiemouser.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amiemouser.oracle Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amiemouser.oracle Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Dec 2020

44 min 15 sec

Mary K. Greer is an independent scholar, tarot author, and lifelong tarotist. While many tarot books add to modern collective tarot knowledge and practice, the work of Mary K. Greer set the stage for what modern tarot would become. In this episode of StaarCast, Christiana asks Mary about how her tarot journey began, and about the historical origins of tarot. They also discuss Mary’s love of the K-Pop group BTS, and the tarot archetypes to be found within their music. -- Mary K. Greer – Independent Scholar, Writer, Teacher, Professional Tarot Consultant Mary K. Greer has been studying and reading Tarot for the past 50 years. She is the author of eleven books on tarot and on magic. She was first to write about reading Tarot for oneself. Mary pioneered what she called the R.I.T.E. method: “Readings that are Interactive, Transformational and Empowering.” Featured at most Tarot conferences in the U.S. and abroad, Mary travels the world teaching Tarot and Lenormand cartomancy. In 2007, Mary received the International Tarot Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Tarot Studies and is a research partner in Le Tarot Associazione Culturale (Italy). She also received the 2006 Mercury Award from the Mary Redman Foundation for "excellence in communication in the metaphysical field," and the 2006 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) award for best divination book. She is also an ordained priestess in the Fellowship and Church of Isis. Mary currently produces "Mary K. Greer's Tarot Blog" which focuses on tarot history and research, tarot in popular culture, and tips and techniques for reading the cards. Follow Mary online: Website: https://marykgreer.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mkgreer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-k-greer-95719238 Twitter: https://twitter.com/marykgreer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marykgreer Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Dec 2020

50 min 34 sec

Jaymi Elford is a tarot author, reader, and podcaster. She has truly created her own life inspired by tarot. She has written an award-nominated book about how you can do the same. You might be surprised to learn that Jaymi has written a number of the little white books that accompany your tarot decks. She is also the author of the new Heaven and Earth Tarot. Jaymi shares her wisdom and philosophies with us in this exciting episode of StaarCast. -- Jaymi Elford – Tarot Reader, Deck Creator, Author and Podcaster Jaymi Elford discovered her first deck at 13 and has been reading for others since then. You can find her slinging cards at parties, events, or in one- on-one sessions with clients. Tarot is Jaymi’s personal inner compass. She reads the cards for herself to seek guidance and gain insight. When it comes to living a tarot inspired life, Jaymi has a simple philosophy: clear the clutter, locate your anchor, and allow magic into all aspects of your world. Not only is Jaymi an accomplished reader, she’s a respected member of the international Tarot community. She has taught at Readers Studio, BATS, and the NorthWest Tarot Symposium (NWTS). Jaymi also produces various other tarot media — writing and editing books on Tarot, crafting innovative essays for magazines, and she has an addiction to producing little white books for other decks. Lo Scarabeo published her first deck, Triple Goddess Tarot in 2017. Llewellyn Worldwide released her first book, Tarot Inspired Life, in 2019. She is the co-host of two podcasts Tarot Visions, with Rose Red, and Cardslingers Coast to Coast with Melissa Cynova and Hilary Parry Haggerty. Follow Jaymi online: Website: https://www.innercompasstarot.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/innercompasstarot Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaymi_elford Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaymi_elford YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoC4QAIiyACHDJhF9EKDs2Q Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Dec 2020

24 min 55 sec

Michelle Welch is a lot of things. She is an attorney. She owns a spiritual shop in Dallas, Texas called SoulTopia. She is a tarot reader, energy healer and psychic medium. She is also the author of a brand-new book from Llewellyn which offers some revolutionary thinking about the way energy works, and the ways we can work with energy. In this episode of StaarCast, Michelle and Christiana sit down to talk about the healing and empowering perspectives that Michelle shares in her book. This gives us a taste of what we can expect from Michelle Welch at StaarCon. -- Michelle Welch – Author, Intuitive Reader, Healer Michelle Welch (Dallas, TX) is the author of The Magic of Connection published by Llewellyn Worldwide. She recently appeared on the Jenny McCarthy Show and The Morning After television show. She is also the owner and operator of the SoulTopia LLC, metaphysical stores, where she provides intuitive readings and healing sessions in addition to teaching classes on crystals, tarot, energy work, and intuition. She has also presented at Readers Studio, the Northwest Tarot Symposium, the World Divination Association, and the International New Age Trade Show. A former lawyer, Michelle is also the host of the SoulWhat podcast and the Michelle SoulTopia YouTube channel. She is also an ordained minister and holds many certificates in various divination and healing modalities. Follow Michelle online: Michelle's Website: https://michellewelch.com SoulTopia: https://soultopia.guru | https://mysoultopia.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soultopiallc Twitter: https://twitter.com/michell76757080?s=11 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soultopia YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6fnBTTD2lSGWoP8KCViCOA Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Dec 2020

32 min 44 sec

Maria Luisa, a former science teacher, was first introduced to tarot as a college extracurricular in the United States. Now she is a full-time tarot professional in Lima, Peru. She shares her fascinating journey, and her perspectives on science and spirituality in this exciting conversation. -- Maria Luisa Salazar – Tarot Teacher, Tarot Reader and Author María Luisa Salazar teaches, lectures and writes about tarot in both English and Spanish. She is the author of the book Tarot el Puente Entre las Mentes, in English, Tarot, the Bridge Between Minds. From her business, Los Misterios del Tarot, in Lima Perú, she offers tarot readings and instruction, and produces videos for her YouTube channel. Maria’s tarot reading style uses coaching techniques to help her clients create positive possibilities. Maria has lectured in the UK, Bolivia and Peru, and is excited to bring Los Misterios del Tarot to the United States. Follow Maria Luisa online: Website: http://www.losmisteriosdeltarot.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marialuisasalazar13 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/misteriosdeltarot YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXKDQIRKGsrNjLWqGFKoHw Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Dec 2020

24 min 9 sec

Brenda Elizabeth’s journey is one that is all too familiar for many gifted psychic readers. She worked as a psychic medium until it drained her energy. She came back stronger because of yoga nidra and cartomancy. Now she designs Lenormand cards and uses a variety of techniques and tools in her psychic work. She is excited to share all of her skills with us at StaarCon. -- Brenda Elizabeth – Meditation Instructor, Tarot Reader, Hypnotist. Brenda Elizabeth hosts monthly meditation classes in South Florida and teaches a variety of spiritual subjects.  She believes we are all blessed with intuitive ability, and it is her goal to help others develop their gifts. Brenda Elizabeth is a Yoga Nidra meditation instructor, a certified Hypnotist, and a CPA. Follow Brenda online: Website: https://brendaelizabeth.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meditationdelraybeach Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Nov 2020

16 min 48 sec

Toni Puhle is called “The Card Geek” for a reason. She loves cartomancy, and she loves to spend time with other card readers. For this reason, she has created The World Divination Association. Toni is the author of the definitive book on Kipper Cards. In this episode of StaarCast, we learn a bit about Kipper Cards, and about Toni’s life as the Card Geek. -- Toni Puhle – The Card Geek, Master Teacher, Author, Deck Creator Toni Puhle is the author of The Card Geek’s Guide to Kipper, and creator of The Card Geek’s Kipper. Toni has researched and studied the traditional systems of Lenormand, Kipper, and Gypsy Cards in England, France, and Germany. She lives a stone's throw from Munich where the first Kipper Deck was released and not far from the roots of the Game of Hope in Nuremberg. The last 10 years Toni has focused on Kipper Cards and how they have been read in Bavaria meeting amazing generational readers and families who pass down the art of reading Kipper. Toni teaches students around the world the art of system reading and how to return to their roots to create an amazing predictive read. Follow Toni online: Website: https://www.cardgeek.co.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecardgeekpage Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecardgeek Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecardgeek Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/thecardgeek Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Nov 2020

27 min 34 sec

Jenna Matlin is a full-time tarot professional and tarot business coach. In this episode we discuss the nitty gritty of what it is to be a tarot professional, and why this job isn’t for everyone. -- Jenna Matlin – Tarot Reader, Business Coach, Teacher and Author Jenna Matlin provides intuitive readings based on empowerment, clarity and choice while honoring spirit. She has a Master of Science in Organizational Psychology and Performance Consulting and Coaching, which enables her to use both practical and esoteric tools to create a truly empowering session. In addition to providing intuitive Tarot consultations, Jenna teaches classes on tarot, divination, intuition and also provides business coaching to other spiritual entrepreneurs. Jenna is the author of Have Tarot Will Travel and Have Tarot Will Party, both available on Amazon. Jenna won 'Best of Philadelphia 2019 Spiritual Guru' as well as ‘Tarosophist of the Year’ by the Tarot Association in 2016. Jenna actively teaches and speaks at conferences throughout the US as well as internationally. Follow Jenna online: Website: https://www.jennamatlin.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1518845660 Twitter: https://twitter.com/QofWandsTarot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennamatlin Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChkaIjthLbRgTZNaqpcJzxw Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Nov 2020

15 min 9 sec

We are thrilled that Benebell Wen is one of our headliners for StaarCon 2021. In our conversation for this StaarCast episode, we discuss her books, her art, and her passion for all things mystical. Benebell will be presenting two workshops at StaarCon 2021. We discussed only one of them and left the other a surprise. The workshop we discussed is a topic you don’t often hear about at a tarot conference. We are sure it will give you some food for thought. -- Benebell Wen is the author of Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth, which was shortlisted for the Eric Hoffer Award, and The Tao of Craft: Fu Talismans and Casting Sigils in the Eastern Esoteric Traditions, both published by North Atlantic Books (2015 and 2016 respectively). She is also the creator of the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot, which won the Judges Choice Award for Best Tarot Deck from the 2019 International Tarot Foundation CARTA Awards and Best Author of a Tarot Deck. Wen has presented at the Bay Area Theosophical Society, San Francisco Bay Area Tarot Symposium, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, PantheaCon, Readers Studio, the UK Tarot Conference in London, and the Masters of the Tarot Conference at the Omega Institute. Reading tarot for others has always been her first passion. When not immersed in metaphysical studies, Wen is a practicing attorney licensed in California and New York. Follow Benebell online: Website: https://benebellwen.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/benebellwentarot Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarotanalysis Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bellwen Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxy7GWlYL8RSb2JwJrzh8PA Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Oct 2020

23 min 6 sec

Gita Rash is the designer and author of the new Mahabharata Oracle. She is also a tarotist and artist. Gita tells the story of her own dramatic spiritual awakening, her awakening as an artist, and her inspiration to create a unique and powerful oracle. -- Gita Rash – Psychic Medium, Tarot Reader, Artist, Oracle Deck Creator Gita Rash is a psychic medium utilizing her knowledge of tarot, runes, numerology, palmistry, and Vedic astrology to guide people and help them with questions on health, relationships, etc. As an AFAA certified fitness instructor, she teaches and emphasizes yoga and meditation as a way of life. Being an avid dreamer, she is also a dream coach and interpreter. Her oracle deck, “The Mahabharata Oracle” was created through divine inspiration. She has been deeply tuned to all things esoteric from an early age. As the daughter of a proficient palmist, she has imbibed a deep knowledge and passion for the metaphysical realm. Follow Gita online: Website: https://www.gitarash.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gita.rash Twitter: https://twitter.com/scrantom Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gita_rash_ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/rostrigano Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Oct 2020

17 min 36 sec

Nancy Hendrickson spent years writing books on genealogy. Throughout that time, she was also a tarot reader. Now she is a tarot author. Her book, Ancestral Tarot, published by Weiser Books, is available for preorder. To Nancy, tarot is a tool for deep healing. Beyond that, Nancy finds spiritual connection and divinatory information everywhere she looks. -- Nancy Hendrickson – Tarot Author, Healer Nancy Hendrickson is a San Diego-based Tarot author and distance healing practitioner. Her book, Ancestral Tarot (Red Wheel/Weiser) will be released Spring 2021, drawing up her decades of working with those who have passed over. Nancy is also a columnist for The Cartomancer Magazine, writing about little-known, eclectic, and pop culture Tarot decks. Over the prior forty years, Nancy has worked with Tarot as well as numerology, forging a spiritual path that continues to today. Her blog, Sage and Shadow, focuses on Tarot techniques, spreads, and evolving philosophies. Follow Nancy online: Website: http://www.sageandshadow.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nancy.hendrickson Twitter: https://twitter.com/nhendrickson1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nancysageshadow Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/writenonfiction Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Oct 2020

28 min 13 sec

In this episode of StaarCast, V. gives us a close-up view of what it is to leave a successful mainstream career to become a professional tarot reader. Her tarot story reflects the story of so many of us in the way pain and transition give way to growth, hope, and satisfaction. V. represents a new generation of professional tarotists who are bold and unapologetic. She understands that spirituality doesn’t need to be stuffy to be meaningful. -- V. – Intuitive Mistress, Tarot BFF V. is a relatively new face in the world of mainstream divination, but is quickly climbing the ranks to become a household name. She is the Intuitive Mistress behind RedLight Readings and is commonly referred to as “The Tarot BFF”. Delivering wisdom and insight through “straight-shot, no chaser” readings, her BFF clientele likens her reading style to that of a best friend - down to earth and practical, infused with empowering tough love. V. is a teacher of Tarot and Lenormand and hosts classes in the Metro-Detroit area as well as online. She reads and teaches professionally at the Boston Tea Room in Ferndale, MI. V. posts daily readings (“V. w/ The Tea”) on Instagram, has been a guest and interviewed on various podcasts, contributed to written publications, and is working on her first book. Follow V. online: Website: http://www.redlightreadings.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/getredlight Twitter: https://twitter.com/redlightreading Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/redlightreadings Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN5RTAuyjmXf64C3lNVZQUQ Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Oct 2020

27 min 37 sec

Kristine Gorman paints in oils. In normal times, she reads tarot and makes art from a tattoo studio she owns with her husband in Sonoma, California. That should be enough information to tell you that this is going to be a very interesting interview. Kristine shares her vision for the tarot deck she is creating, and her joy at making Rachel Pollack the World card. You may have gotten a peek at this image when it graced the cover of a recent issue of The Cartomancer magazine. Christiana and Kristine have the sort of conversation that only two tarotistas can have together, and you get to witness the entire exchange. -- Kristine Gorman created the Tarot Art & Tattoo Gallery, in Sonoma CA with husband Shotsie. That’s where you will find her reading clients and oil painting her upcoming tarot deck. A culmination of a painter and tarot reader life’s work! Now a Podcast as well, her weekly radio show just celebrated 6 years live on the air. “Visionary Woman Tarot Radio Show” on KSVY 91.3 FM where she gives tarot complimentary readings to those who call in. Kristine has presented at BATS, The Bay Area Tarot Symposium, in 2015 and NWTS Northwest Tarot Symposium, as well as her own workshops and classes in the San Francisco bay area. Her tagline is “Magic is my Day Job!” You can find her artwork at her gallery, in and on the cover of magazines nationwide! Follow Kristine online: Website: http://www.tarotarttattoo.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/visionarywomantarot Twitter: https://twitter.com/kvwtarot Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/visionarywomantarot/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb-AhhMgEwJ4ND9LW7C_kug Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Sep 2020

26 min 27 sec

The second episode of StaarCast features well-known tarot artist Ciro Marchetti. In his conversation with your host, Christiana Gaudet, Ciro shares some great stories. If you have ever wanted a peek into the mind that designed some of the best-loved tarot decks of the past sixteen years, this episode will delight you. Ciro Marchetti burst onto the tarot scene in 2004 with Gilded Tarot. Since then he has produced numerous tarot decks, two Lenormand decks, a Kipper deck and an oracle deck. His fanciful, colorful art style captures the imagination, inspires intuition, and has expanded our vision of what a cartomancy deck can be. Ciro Marchetti is also one of the StaarCon Constellation, the organizing body who first conceived of StaarCon and is working to make this annual conference a reality. -- Ciro Marchetti is an award-winning artist from the United Kingdom. He studied art in London, followed by a career working in Europe and South America where he co-founded what became the largest graphic design agency in the region. He later transferred to the United States where he opened a branch office based in Miami. In addition to managing his company, Ciro also gave workshops and lectures on digital imagery and illustration at the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute. He continues to create his own personal style of visionary art. Ciro's eclectic portfolio of offerings includes award-winning cartomancy decks, posters, and jigsaw puzzles along with tarot-themed ceramic inlayed wooden boxes, reading cloths, bags, and kimono-style gowns. Follow Ciro online: Website: https://www.ciromarchetti.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ciro.marchetti Twitter: https://twitter.com/ciromarchetti Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ciromarchetti.art/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CiroMarc/ Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Sep 2020

58 min 16 sec

When two tarot readers are in the room the conversation is always fascinating. Christiana Gaudet and Mitchell Osborn discuss cards, artists, their favorite conference memories, and their hopes for StaarCon. Mitchell is a Psychic Medium, Animal Communicator, Tarot Card Reader and Mindfulness Transformation Coach. He’s been working globally and professionally for over 10 years. Mitchell works remotely via the internet as well as in person to help navigate his clients in identifying soul-level solutions for balance, harmony, wellness, enlightenment and growth, all to raise their personal vibration. He uses a humorous, direct and compassionate approach in his sessions and wants his clients and students to recognize the world of energy around them and be able to make their own confident empowered decisions from an intuitively informed centered and balanced place. Follow Mitchell online: Website: http://www.mitchellosborn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MitchellWOsborn Twitter: https://twitter.com/intuitiveme333?lang=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mitchellosborn/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/IntuitiveMitchell Register for StaarCon: tickets.staarcon.com

Aug 2020

21 min 25 sec

StaarCon is a new annual conference for those who love tarot, divination, art, mysticism, and magic. We’re excited to introduce you to our show, StaarCast – where we’ll get together with our StaarCon presenters to talk about all types of divination; tarot, runes, Lenormand, Kipper, and oracle cards. Hear what the world’s most prominent diviners, cartomancy artists, and tarot authors have to say about their lives, their creations, their practices, and, most importantly, what they will be doing at StaarCon. Join us for the first episode on August 30th. You won’t want to miss this lively conversation between your host, Christiana Gaudet, and our first guest, Mitchell Osborn. To learn more, visit staarcon.com.

Aug 2020

1 min 11 sec