Category Archives: Tarot Talk

The Wild Unknown Tarot: Review


The Wild Unknown Tarot is an incredibly popular deck by Kim Karns that has been around since 2016. I think its calm, grounded approach to Tarot is the reason for its popularity. It’s a 78-card deck in the tradition of the Rider-Waite-Smith. However, the images follow the theme of nature, mostly with animals, flowers, trees, and such.

The color palette is fairly muted, with splashes of color scattered here and there. The card stock is sturdy and the packaging is elegant. The guidebook is comprehensive—over 200 pages—with pictures of each card alongside Karns’ interpretations in addition to spreads and an explanation of how the Tarot deck is structured in general. The cards are meant to be read upright only, but Karns does not discourage using reversals if the reader prefers to do so.

Karns make is clear that this deck is meant to be for beginners. As such, the author’s interpretations of the cards are simplified versions of the traditional Tarot meanings. Because the images on these card images don’t necessarily mirror the Rider-Waite-Smith, there’s a looseness and freedom of thought.

From a personal standpoint, I think it is invaluable to have a good understanding of the traditional Tarot. If you know the RWS, you can use that knowledge to read any alternative deck. But I absolutely respect if others would prefer to start somewhere else or even never learn the Rider-Waite-Smith system. People change over time and as they change, the world changes. New ways of expressing the changing times is important.

I compare it to the English language. I remember taking a class about the 14th century poet Geoffrey Chaucer in college and marveling at how the Old English spoken at that time sounds like a completely different language than what we speak now. Perhaps Tarot interpretation will be completely different centuries from now, if it still exists.

Part of the appeal of the Wild Unknown Tarot for me is the use of the natural world for the imagery. It’s nice to detach from the workings of human thought and belief systems and tap into the essence of our physical and instinctual being. I think that this deck offers that opportunity.

Trump Cards in Tarot: The Major Arcana Explained


The Trump cards in Tarot, also known as the Major Arcana, deal with major turning points in life. In this video, I explain each card in the Major Arcana, giving broad definitions.

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The Suit of Pentacles in Tarot: Tarot Card Meanings


The suit of Pentacles in Tarot talks about money, material possessions, your job, your home, your health, and staying grounded. In this video, I explain each card in the suit of Pentacles, giving broad definitions.

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The Suit of Swords in Tarot: Tarot Card Meanings


The suit of Swords in Tarot talks about thought, verbal communication, decision making, and mental clarity.  In this video, I explain each card in the suit of Swords, giving broad definitions.

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Ms. Joyce Tarot on YouTube: Mission Statement


Hi, all! This video is an official welcome to my YouTube channel.

It describes what I do: I am a spiritual consultant who uses Tarot as a tool to help empower people become their authentic selves.

I lay out my schedule: I post a card-of-the-day video every weekday around 8:00 a.m. On Saturdays around 10:00 a.m., I post a video talking about spirituality in general, Tarot card interpretation, and other similar topics.

I also ask people to hop on this train as we continue our spiritual journey. Subscribe! 🙂

The Suit of Wands in Tarot: Tarot Card Meanings


The suit of Wands in Tarot talks about energy, creativity, career, and sexuality. In this video, I explain each card in the suit of Wands, giving broad definitions. Feel free to comment about your own take on the suit of Cups. Also subscribe to my channel and give it a thumbs up.

The Suit of Cups in Tarot: Tarot Card Meanings


The suit of Cups in Tarot talks about emotions, especially love. In this video, I explain each card in the suit of cups, giving broad definitions. Feel free to comment on your own take on the suit of Cups. Also subscribe to my channel and give it a thumbs up.

What Is Tarot and Why Does It Work?


In this video, I give a very brief history of how Tarot began. But how is it possible to get answers from a seemingly random shuffle of the cards? Here’s my opinion and perspective, for what it’s worth.

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The Body’s Role in Spirituality


It would be impossible to do much on our spiritual journey if we didn’t have a body. But how often do we give it the credit it deserves? In this video, I explain why I think the body is undervalued and what lesson the body actually teaches us.

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Shadow Work and the Tarot


As humans, we each have to deal with our “shadow,” spiritually and emotionally speaking. But what is the shadow and how do we confront it? This video explains my view on the shadow and shadow work. I also point out a few cards in the Tarot deck that show us aspects of the shadow. Feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel, like the video, and leave a comment.

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