Inspiring Enchantment & Illumination with Tarot & Intuitive Guidance

Happy International Tarot Day!

Once upon a time, in 2003, a beautiful reader and teacher named Den Elder initiated a worldwide Tarot Day. The next May (for she had chosen her birthday for the celebration), I heard about it and joined the party. And I have, more or less, celebrated setting aside one day a year for the commemoration of All Things Tarot ever since.

But a number of years later, she passed her idea (and all legal rights) over to a large, Very Serious Tarot enterprise, and over time, for me at least, it lost a lot of its sparkle.

Although my interest faded, I still felt like Tarot needed its own day of merriment and celebration. Maybe even more than ever.

And what day could be more ideal than All Fool’s Day?

Fooling Around with Something New

So as a bit of humor, I began a counter-frolic, and called it Interplanetary Tarot Day. And the Page of Lightsabers last year was one result.

But nowadays, it feels like Tarot needs a more sincere celebration than just a joke, in the same way that the light-hearted Fool card is not merely in jest. Especially in this new decade that finds us in a world that is forever changed from just a year ago.

Thus, I have tweaked the name and the intention in order to be more authentic and welcoming.

So .. drum roll, please ..

Fun! Prizes!

To get us off to a happy start, I am offering a few activities and prizes, too!

Post a comment HERE on my blog (not Facebook!), in the Leave a Comment box, and I will choose:

ONE lucky winner to receive a free half-hour phone reading with me. Includes a recording of our session and photo of the spread.

TWO lucky winners to receive a free, year-long Birthday Club membership (my Birthday Club is on hiatus, so this is the ONLY way to join). Includes your own personal Soul Card kit, a complete profile of your own birth cards, and then, starting on your birthday, you’ll get an overview of your coming Tarot year, as well as begin receiving a monthly packet of celebratory goodies to help you attune to a different Major Arcana card of the month.

THREE lucky winners to receive a free Soul Card kit. Includes magical botanicals and herbs, many of which have been grown by me, and all of which are sustainably, organically grown; a crystal or stone that is in harmony with your Soul Card; a brief overview of that card’s attributes; and a blessed candle for your meditations.

Please note: If you have a preference for which prize you want, please say so in your comments. Or let me know if you want a chance at any of the three.

This is not a race! To give everyone in every time zone a fair crack at this, the contest closes at 6am, tomorrow (April 2), Eastern time. I will announce the randomly selected winners around noon, Eastern US time.

I will need your preferred full name, and your email address.

☛ You can safely use the form to give me your name and email as they really are.

But if you also include your email WITHIN THE COMMENT BOX ITSELF, please use this format, in order to prevent weird, spammy bot harvesting (or whatever):

YourPreferredEmailName  and then write out the words, “the at symbol” and then YourEmailServer and then write out “dot com” or “dot edu” or whatever it is.
So, for instance, if I was entering, I would type my comment and then add:

bethowlsdaughter (the at symbol) owlsdaughter (dot com).

Again — it’s okay to use your REAL email address in the form.  In fact, you must, for it to work.

The idea is to protect your privacy and safety, so that your email address will not be clickable by anything or anybody. And yet it should still be coherent enough for me to contact you.

I hope this makes sense.

But Wait! There’s Even More Fun and Geekery!

Please visit my Tarot business page and post photos of your favorite decks, or cards, or even spreads. Bonus points for Tarot-related selfies!

No prizes here, other than our undying likes, especially because not everyone is on Facebook.

This is for the pure fun of sharing and discussing our love for the Tarot. So pop over to my page, and let’s party!

A Special Note to My Tarot Reader Friends

I hope you, most especially, will join me in the launch of this new celebration.

Please DO share and support this day that is strictly for the pleasure and passion of our cards. If you care to offer gifts and other goodies for your clients, students, colleagues, and fans, I really hope you will! Let this be a perfect opportunity to do so.

But please: my intention for this day is gratitude and mirth, not marketing or money. In the spirit of The Fool, let us keep this a no-strings, non-commercial, purely charitable observance.

Cool? Thanks!

Let’s Do This, Y’all!

Please share far and wide with your friends, and let’s make the ’20s the Decade of Tarot together.

Starting today!

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  • April 1, 2020, 8:41 pm Tamara Brody

    tamararyanbrodytheatsymbolgmaildotcom Ironically, I am just birthing a spiritual guidance business using tarot and love the idea of celebrating the Tarot with an annual day. Thank you so much for your efforts on this! I would prefer prizes 1 and 2. Thank you!

  • April 1, 2020, 8:49 pm Mimi Burstein

    Your blog is a true font of joy and inspiration, Beth! I have been playing a personal Tarot game since mid-February that others might enjoy playing too. I’m going through the deck “in order” and each AM, I choose a song that I feel suits that day’s card to play while I do morning stretches. My choices are very idiosyncratic, and the song can match the card or can be a kind of “antidote” to the card if I view it as particularly painful. It’s such an interesting exercise in free association and connecting the imagery of the cards with musical experiences of all sorts. It’s very freeing to not feel that anyone else but me needs to see the logic (or the intuition ) of my choices. It would be a great pleasure to win any of the prizes on offer. Happy Fool’s Day! punkin5170 the at symbol at gmail dot com

  • April 1, 2020, 9:02 pm Duffi

    Yes please!
    The Birthday Club is perfect!
    duffimac (at) aol (dot com)

    Thank you!!

  • April 1, 2020, 9:20 pm Jenny

    Any of your wonderful prizes are cool with me.

    Now that my (our?) 2 swords blindfold has been ripped away.

    Jennykendall at mac dot com

  • April 1, 2020, 9:25 pm Darcy Weaver

    This is a wonderful celebration! ✨ I look so forward to your emails and blog. I used to look forward to learning new ways and depths to understand each Tarot card while hearing a likeminded voice. Now, you are such a welcome and much needed guide. Thank you so much.


  • April 1, 2020, 9:28 pm Karen Karlovich

    Oh what a fun contest and such awesome prizes!

  • April 1, 2020, 9:41 pm Debra Nehring

    So fun! Thanks for including me! Good luck to all!
    Debra dot Nehring at yahoo dot com

  • April 1, 2020, 9:47 pm Lucas Mire

    Hi Beth! Thanks for the fabulous reading this week! I’d love number two if I’m lucky enough to get chosen, birthday club. 🤩 If those are all taken, I’ll be happy with whatever!

    Happy day to you!

    Lucasmire (the at symbol) Gmail (dot com)

  • April 1, 2020, 9:49 pm Roger Sanders

    Yay, what fun! I’ve always been an enthusiastic follower of All Fools Day, a great excuse for silly hats and clowning around! And a perfect day to start the Fools Journey! XRog

  • April 1, 2020, 10:02 pm Tamara Shurling

    Yes please! I would love the chance to win any of the prizes

    Angelwolfstorm the @ symbol AIM dot com

    Will take some photos of my tarot decks tomorrow and post on the page!

  • April 1, 2020, 10:32 pm Sherry Newton

    Yes please, Beth. This is goin’ to be such fun! I just love the Tarot. Thanks for offering this to us. You always have great insights!
    Any of the prizes would be welcomed insight from you. By the way, if the Universe feels I get one, I’m a I-The Magician.
    As always, I will pay forward fun this “Tarot Day.” 😉

    Sherry Newton butterfly25 the at symbol insightbb dot com

  • April 1, 2020, 10:43 pm Karen Poremski

    Beth, you always brighten my day! I appreciate your attention to detail in the cards as well as telling us about the big picture.

    All of the prizes sound quite lovely and exciting to me, so I don’t have a preference. I hope the sun shines on you tomorrow! xoxo

  • April 1, 2020, 10:45 pm Karen Poremski

    Beth, you always brighten my day! I appreciate your attention to detail in the cards as well as teaching us about the big picture. All of the prizes sound lovely and exciting, so I don’t have a preference.

    May the sun shine on your beautiful face tomorrow! xoxo

  • April 2, 2020, 12:24 am Mj

    Yay! This took me by surprise since I’ve always known International Tarot Day to be in May. In fact, it always occurs when I am in Vegas for Punk Rock Bowling!

    Love your spin on it, Beth!

    Love you and hope you are keeping well during this insane time! 💖💖💖

  • April 2, 2020, 1:26 am Bryn

    So exciting! Thanks for a fun new holiday and a chance to win a prize. I hope for a half hour phone reading.
    Divinely Foo-ish blessings!- B

  • April 2, 2020, 2:08 am Margaret Bovis

    Thank you for this Beth! I have always found the Tarot to be the gift that keeps giving; both the people I’ve encountered and the spiritual delights! It feeds my deep need to learn anything about everything….leading to a very busy mind at times! So, I’m happy to celebrate International Tarot Day! Yay!

  • April 2, 2020, 2:27 am Niamh

    Hello, Beth. What an inspiring idea. Happy International Tarot Day to you too! It’s a very welcome and constructive distraction from you-know-what
    Please enter me for prize 2 or 3. I love the concept of Soul Cards. Thank you, Beth.
    nianhor1(the at symbol)centurylink(dot net)

  • April 2, 2020, 3:41 am Michelle Hartje

    Fun fun fun…you always have such sweet and lovely ideas…I was a B-day Club member before and it was such soul-happiness…love and BB
    wysewmn53 (the at symbol) live (dot com)

  • April 2, 2020, 7:01 am Deirdre

    Many thanks for your informative and inspiring blog.
    How lovely! <3 I would relish the chance to win any of those prizes! Blessed Be!

  • April 2, 2020, 9:11 am Lu Sadler

    This will teach me to read my email daily and not nap the day away!
    9:10 am on 4/2 means I missed the 6 am deadline. Sigh…….
    Hope all is well with you!

  • April 2, 2020, 9:42 am Carol Gall

    What a marvellous idea! Unfortunately I am just seeing this now and it is passed 6am. My prize preference would be the first one. Please stay safe during this unprecedented time, and tarot on! Thank you 💚🙏

  • April 2, 2020, 2:50 pm Melinda Belleville

    I think this is a fun idea. Happy International Tarot Day (belated).
    Sooo, deets –
    Melinda Belleville mellobelle the @ symbol protonmail dot com

    Hope I win! Hope I win! LOLOLOL!