The New Deck is Here! (And Other Exciting Things.)

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Press, Readings, Stories | 0 comments

Wow, a lot has happened since my last post. I can’t possibly cover it all in one sitting, but let me touch on the important parts. First of all, if you’ve been here before, you may notice that the site has changed! Life and creative pursuits have been all-consuming, and it was about time that I refreshed the content on the site. I also gave the site a facelift in honor of… The new, 3rd Edition of The Portland Tarot Major Arcana deck! Now, I just did a 2nd Edition last fall, so why would I need to do a 3rd? (Wow, was it really almost year ago?) The answer is that I needed to create—and had been talking about creating for some time—a retail-friendly version of the deck. The revised deck has a new, sexy wrap that makes it easy to stack in on a store shelf and see immediately what it’s all about. (The old organza bag was elegant, but mysterious.)   I also added a new “Pug Angel” bonus card with some information on the back, in addition to the existing 3 bridge cards that were already there. It’s pretty much the same reading guide as before. All of it is wrapped tightly in shrink wrap, to keep anything from getting away. I even purchased ISBN and UPC codes. The new deck is $29.95, and even more ready for easy gifting, with a front and back cover that introduce the deck in all its glory. Buy the Deck Now After a year of hard work with my clients, I was able to save up enough moolah to print a whopping 1,000 decks! Now I’m ready to place them in stores around Portland and the US. (If you are a store and are interested in retail placement, please contact my sales goddess Ailey at ailey@theportlandtarot.com to get more info.) Tarot Readings with Theresa Also, did you know that I do Tarot readings? This last year I had many opportunities to do readings for people. I read for a total of 50 people at this year’s World Domination Summit. (I wish I had taken a photo of the long line, it was amazing.) I’ve been reading a long time, but I have to say, the hundreds of opportunities I have had to read the last couple of years have contributed immensely to a growth in my abilities. I’m just amazed and humbled by how a regular Tarot practice truly can hone our intuitive abilities and, dare I say it, make us even more psychic and tuned into powerful manifestations. It seems like much of the world still views Tarot as fortune telling, but for me it has always been a tool for helping me shape my path and draw in what I most desire. Learn More About Readings Speaking of which, I have exciting news of a personal...

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“The Portland Tarot” Mentioned in The Oregonian for World Tarot Day

“The Portland Tarot” Mentioned in The Oregonian for World Tarot Day

Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Press, Stories | 0 comments

I am so excited to have been included in an interview for World Tarot Day, in tandem with some exciting news from Tarot.com. They were recently bought up by a great company that shares their passion for divination. They wanted to spread the word, and to show people how wonderful a daily tool for insight, meditation, and relaxation that Tarot can be. I was honored when they offered me up as a reader reference! And even more honored when the journalist decided to do a call out about my project with an illustration of the Strength card and its meaning at the bottom of the article. One thing that delights me is how she included a concept that I have my intuitive mentor, Liliana Barzola-Read, to thank for, that of maintaining seniority over yourself and your own life. When people fall into traps with charlatans or people who deliberately take advantage of others’ vulnerability in the intimate environment of a reading, that is a matter of the client giving up their power to that person. And you will know when you have, because it makes you feel icky! I always advise people to trust their gut, to trust themselves when something doesn’t feel right. But that’s a blog post in its own right! Here’s a little snippet from the article! Theresa Pridemore,  34,  is an artist and web developer, who began reading Tarot in 2008. She used a book to help her interpret the cards and kept a journal to see how her readings played out in her life. “Tarot is a way to meditate about your life,” she says. “It helps me quiet my mind.” She uses the cards to survey her subconscious mind. “Tarot shows where your energy is right now,” she says. “It’s a mirror of where you are. Sometimes, we can’t see ourselves clearly without a mirror.” She reads for friends, at parties and sometimes in a business setting, where fear or uncertainty surrounds questions of creativity, career paths and choices. “The cards give you a hint about what’s coming your way, but the future they reveal is not set in stone,” she says. “Tarot helps me see the greater patterns in my life.” Read the full article on Oregonlive.com...

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