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About Adriene (A. D. Joyce)

Adriene (A. D.) Joyce is a poet, freelance editor/writer, spiritual consultant, and tarot reader.

After Tarot: Review


The After Tarot (2016; by Pietro Alligo) is a clever deck that will make you do a double take. At a quick glance the images on the cards may seem identical to the original Rider-Waite deck. But a closer look reveals that  the the familiar scenes a have taken one step further.

After Tarot
Rider-Waite

The idea is that the After Tarot shows what happens a few moments after the events in the pictures. For example, the Fool card In the original Rider-Waite shows someone walking along and not particularly concerned about walking off the cliff. The After Tarot what would happen next in the scene: The Fool has walked off the edge of the cliff!! However, instead of falling to his death, the Fool is able to hold on and still not be afraid. In fact, he is calm and still enjoying the process, smelling the flower all the while.

This is a perfect illustration that brings the meaning of the card home of being open to new experiences and knowing that you will be okay. Other cards in the deck are also quite clever and overall this deck deepens the understanding of the Rider-Waite. Other good examples include the Seven of Swords and the Ten of Wands.

Of course, there are a few cards that require more of a stretch in logic or do not change the meaning much from the original. This is especially true with the Court cards.

But overall, this is a great deck that that I have found to be very good at getting to a clear and complete answer to any question.

Daily Tarot Reading for November 22, 2019


The Tarot card for today is Death. As you know, the Death card is not about physical death but rather spiritual transformation. Right now, we are experiencing the season of autumn in the northern hemisphere. Where I am in New Jersey, the leaves are falling from the trees. We can compare that to the things in our lives we have to shed from time to time, like relationships, circumstances, and thoughts that no longer serve our highest good. After a period of rest in the winter, the trees will transform again and grow new leaves. And in our lives, it is the same. Outdated situations fall away from us in order to make way for new beginnings.

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Daily Tarot Reading for November 21, 2019


The Tarot card for today is the Lovers. Although this card can be associated with romance, to me this card is more about authenticity. Whether you’re dealing with friends, family coworkers, or romantic partners, you should be able to totally be yourself.  And you should be able to expect that same authenticity coming from the other person. However, you can’t control how other people behave. For your part, at least, strive to keep it real and be true to yourself.

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Daily Tarot Reading for November 20 2019


The Tarot card for today is the Princess of Cups. Take some time out to spend with loved ones, whether they are friends, family,or significant others. Be creative. Daydream. Rely on your intuition. Approach the day with an open heart.

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Daily Tarot Reading for November 19, 2019


The Tarot card for today is the Six of Cups. Mercury retrograde is almost over, thank goodness! But today may be a great day to take a stroll down memory lane and think about your past experiences. How have they shaped the person you are now? Take what you learned from your past to help you decide what to do today. Have no regrets, Every day is a new beginning.

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Daily Tarot Reading for November 18, 2019


Hi, Everyone! The Tarot card for today is the Two of Wands. Creative and work projects are highlighted today. This could be the perfect time to collaborate with someone on an artistic or business venture that you both share a passionate interest in. This could be the start of something big. But no matter the outcome, have fun as you go through the process.

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Vegans, Animals, Unity Consciousness: What Do You Value?


Ranging from vegetarianism, our value systems,  and how inconsistent we can be, somehow I manage to boil it down to a discussion of unity consciousness.  I pull a Tarot card at the end, so please watch it all the way through. Also, like, share, subscribe, and comment.

Daily Tarot Reading for November 15, 2019


The Tarot card for today is the Three of Wands. Following Tuesday’s full moon, you may be starting to realize your dreams. But what to do now? Take some time to organize yourself, see what you have, and come us with ways to build on the success you have already achieved.

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Daily Tarot Reading for November 14, 2019


The Tarot Card for today is the Five of Pentacles. The meaning of this card is about not feeling supported in some way, usually as it relates to money and finances. Often, when I get the Five of Pentacles as the card of the day, I try to give a message of hope. Today is no different, but I also don’t want to minimize the fact that there are real people who face real challenges every day related to lack. not just in third world countries, but right here in the U.S. So while words can only do so much, I at least wanted to say what is often left unsaid and acknowledge that having hope sometimes is not an easy thing to do.

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