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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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Live Readings in Sturbridge, MA, 6/3/23

Posted by Donnaleigh on May 18, 2023 at 6:00 PM

Hi Friends!  I am excited to announce that I will be doing private readings on Saturday, June 3, 2023. 

Where: The Thrifty Gypsy

531 Main Street,  Sturbridge, Massachusetts USA


on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023.


Readings are in a private room, with rates as follows:


15 minutes = $35

30 minutes = $70

60 minutes = $120


Call Gina at 774-490-9070 to reserve your appointment.


I am not currently available for email or phone readings.





I was featured on 8th House Healers Podcast with Eliza

Posted by Donnaleigh on April 16, 2023 at 9:10 AM

I am honored to have been featured on the 8th House Healers podcast with Eliza. We explored scrying, Tarot and Lenormand, reading crystals, life after death and life synchronicities as information.


This episode is dedicated to the memory of Rachel Pollack, who passed away on April 7, 2023.


The link to the free podcast is HERE, and available at most podcast hubs under:

8th House Healers Podcast: Eliza’s Interviews, Donnaleigh LaRose


 Show description:



Eliza’s Interviews: Donnaleigh LaRose


Wishing a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Donnaleigh and safe passage to her beloved friend and colleague, Rachel Pollack, on her journey o'er the veil. Godspeed, Rachel x


This episode is dedicated to them both and to their continuing bonds of friendship.


Original interview recorded on April 8, 2022.


Donnaleigh LaRose is a longtime reader of Tarot, Lenormand, Oracle, and stones. Eliza discovered Donnaleigh’s podcast, Beyond Worlds, some years ago as she embarked upon her own journey into the Tarot. The analytical discussion and deep dives into each card, other divinatory approaches, applications, techniques, and alternative interpretations found on Beyond Worlds not only set Eliza’s path of unending discovery of Tarot into motion but ultimately inspired her to start her own podcast, 8th House Healers, with co-host, Sarah.


Donnaleigh has so much wisdom to impart; this episode teems with fascinating topics: paroidea (seeing faces and forms in everyday objects), scrying, premonitions, symbols and signposts, meaning-making, the afterlife, continuing bonds with the dead, the survival powers inherent in our own intuition and above all… the vital importance of paying attention.


Acknowledgments & Mentions:


Monica Bodirsky, Enrique Enriquez, Mary K. Greer, Mystic Palette Tarot by Ciro Marchetti, and Life After Life by Dr. Raymond Moody


See: Eliza’s ‘Continuing Bonds’ Tarot reading she learned from a course with Rachel


8th House Healers Podcast is:


Eliza Harris: Owner, Host & Content Creator and Sarah Cole-McCarthy: Owner, Host & Executive Producer/Editor


All rights reserved


Podcast webpage:


Work with Eliza/buy her deck:



When You Don't Understand

Posted by Donnaleigh on February 20, 2020 at 11:45 PM

When you ask questions where you don't know how to interpret the answers,

here's a technique to help you find your learning gaps.

How would you communicate to "your person" if you were a deck?

To view this video tutorial, click in the image above, or go to:



Video review: Old Style Lenormand

Posted by Donnaleigh on February 20, 2020 at 8:35 PM

This is a video review of the

Old Style Lenormand Fortune-Telling Cards

by Alexander Ray, and published by U.S. Games, Inc.

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



Lenormand Cards That Indicate Multiples

Posted by Donnaleigh on February 19, 2020 at 5:05 PM

This video tutorial shows which Lenormand cards indicate multiples.

Deck shown: Old Style Lenormand Fortune Telling Cards

by Alexander Ray.

Published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

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




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