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Donnaleigh's Tarot blog encourages you to connect with your deck and introduces you to Tarot insights and Lenormand techniques. From Speed Blogs to Vlogs to Tutorials & Techniques, we're your one-stop tarot & Lenormand time-out.

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Tarot Journaling: Tarot Bytes Episode with Theresa Reed.

Posted by Donnaleigh on October 7, 2019 at 7:30 AM

I was honored to talk with Theresa Reed, The Tarot Lady, on one of my most heart-felt topics: Tarot Journaling. We shared this information on Theresa's highly recommended podcast, Tarot Bytes.

You can listen to this podcast by CLICKING HERE

or by going to:

This 30 minute podcast episode features a detailed discussion about Tarot Journaling. Journaling can be done using Tarot cards, as well as any oracle system that exists. This is a wonderful tool for self-growth, and we offer many suggestion for using this remarkable tool.

The Tarot Bytes podcast can be downloaded onto any device using your favorite podcast hub. I use Google Podcasts on my Android phone, which can be found in the Google Play Store. Apple users can use any of their favorite Podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts.

Journaling is a topic close to my heart. Here are some other blogs I've created over the years that discuss the value of journaling as well as some techniques:

  • THIS 2018 BLOG shows how journaling with cards has changed and redirected my life.
  • I've also written about Tarot Journaling in THIS BLOG from 2012, which talks about meditative writing and soul searches.
  • And THIS BLOG on Predictive Journaling shares some tips on learning activities for readers that incorportate journaling:
  • THIS BLOG talks about creating Cluster Diagrams on cards.
  • THIS BLOG helps readers prepare better questions for readings through journaling.

Do you journal?
If so, how do you do it?

Here's wishing you personal development
through the act of the pen and an open heart.



The Staying Put Cards in the Lenormand

Posted by Donnaleigh on September 28, 2019 at 12:35 AM

In a recent video, I discussed the Lenormand cards that indicate movement.

Today's video talks about the NON-movement cards.

When will things stay put?

This video features the Blue Bird Lenormand, 2nd Edition,

by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

To view this video, either click on the image above,




How positive & negative Lenormand cards affect meaning: The Stork & Mice

Posted by Donnaleigh on September 25, 2019 at 12:20 AM

How important are the positive and negative attributes of Lenormand cards? Very!

Let's see how they modify the cards before them. For this video, we're comparing the Stork and the Mice cards.

Deck shown: the Blue Bird Lenormand by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

To watch this 11 minute tutorial, click on the above image,


Here's hoping your readings fly like the Stork!



Distilling the Cards: A Tip for Tarot Readers Learning the Lenormand

Posted by Donnaleigh on August 3, 2019 at 6:40 PM

Distilling cards in a Lenormand reading is a very important concept to the system.

Here's a video designed for Tarot readers transitioning over to Lenormand.

To view this 3 minute video, either click on the image above, or


Positive, Negative & Neutral Cards: The Core Lenormand Concept That Many Beginners Forget

Posted by Donnaleigh on August 3, 2019 at 1:45 PM

One of the most critical, core concepts of the Lenormand system

is the cards' individual values:

positive, negative, and neutral.

Many beginners don't recognize this concept and it creates a significant block to their readings.

To further complicate things, many readers wonder how to give the negative cards a positive twist.

So.... are negative cards "bad?"

Let's talk about the positive negative & neutral purpose of the cards and how simplifying these values rather than expanding them makes your readings much clearer.

To view this video tutorial, either click on the image above, or




Movement cards in the Lenormand system

Posted by Donnaleigh on July 31, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Lets talk about 6 movement crafts in the Lenormand system.

When are things changing?

These cards will tell you about shifts, movement, and turns in our life.

This video features the beautiful Stralsunder Lenormand deck.

Tview this 6 minute video tutorial, either click on the image above, or




Lenormand Double Line of Three, Will her friend come back?

Posted by Donnaleigh on July 11, 2019 at 4:15 PM

This Lenormand Double Line of Three reading
features the Stralsunder Lenormand, an antique deck.

It asks: "Will her friend come back?"

To view this 2 minute tutorial, either click on the image above or




Tarot for Troubled Times: Video Book Review

Posted by Donnaleigh on July 10, 2019 at 4:40 PM

This is a video Book Review on the newly released book,

Tarot for Troubled Times: Confront Your Shadow, Heal Your Self & Transform the World

by authors Shaheen Miro and Theresa Reed, The Tarot Lady

(published by Weiser Books).

Who is this book for?

Beginners or seasoned tarot readers?

Who should consider it?

What types of troubles are addressed?

Let's look into this interesting new book and see what it can offer you

.... and the world.

To watch this video review, click on the image below, or go to:



Review of the House of Shadows Lenormand Deck, created by Monica Bodirsky

Posted by Donnaleigh on May 28, 2019 at 7:05 AM

Introducing the House of Shadows Lenormand.

This is a review of a spooky, fun, & whimsical #Lenormand deck created by clever artist,

Monica Bodirsky.

Charming little characters set a darkish-but-quirky mood for your readings.


Deck is available at



Angel Power Wisdom Cards Oracle, by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

Posted by Donnaleigh on April 22, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Welcome to this review/unboxing of the Angel Power Wisdom Cards Oracle deck, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

To view this video, either click on the image above, or go to: