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Hello tarot seekers and readers! Last week I closed the shop up for a short time so I could get caught up with readings and organized, but it is now open again for new readings! I look forward to working with you, if you have any questions feel free to send me a message!

This Friday on the 14th, I will be announcing some free reading options! Say, what?! Yes, that is correct… free readings! These are 1-card readings and will only be available through my Tumblr. I will soon be offering a free reading options on the blog (these are 3+ card readings), so stay tuned for info regarding that… I will be talking more about that soon.

Midweek Oracle Guidance

Midweek Oracle Guidance

Guess what is coming back?! My “Midweek Oracle Guidance” readings, if you couldn’t guess by the post title! I will be bringing these back this Wednesday on my social media platforms only, so you will not be seeing this on the blog… but you can get them emailed to you every Wednesday! So if you aren’t on social media, this is a great option for you!

Now, my oracle readings aren’t done with your typical oracle decks… you know, the ones containing angels, butterflies, and overly “love and light” styles. Though, there is nothing wrong with those decks, they just aren’t my own personal style. I tend to draw towards the more lowbrow, down to earth, and modernized styles decks. I even use my own oracle deck from time to time. Check out the oracle list below of what decks I currently use and will be making an appearance in my weekly oracle guidance!

Sign up for my Midweek Oracle Guidance email HERE!


How this works:

Every Wednesday morning (around 10am MST) I will post a 3 card oracle reading on my social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter). This will be a photo of three oracle cards with a number below each card. When you see this post, clear your mind, take a deep breath and choose which card you are drawn to. You can leave a comment with the number you picked if you like too as well! Around 12pm MST I will reveal the messages of the cards and you can read your card message.

If you are signing up for the weekly email, I will be sending this around noon every Wednesday with the instant reveal of the messages (around 12pm MST).


My current decks:

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Interview with Cait Zellers

Interview with Cait Zellers

There have been so many amazing decks coming out and The Mayhem Tarot popped up on my radar while searching on Etsy. I didn’t even give it a second thought and ordered it right away. The artsist and creator of this deck is the amazingly talented, Cait Zellers! Most have seen her witches print around social media, along with her zines, stickers, and Tumblr. I can’t wait to see what else she does, her artwork is definitely awesome!

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Can you tell us about yourself?

My name’s Cait, and i’m an illustrator and comic artist. I live in Austin, Texas with my three terrible cats that I love more than any sane person should love an animal. I have a degree in Studio Art from the University of Texas, and now I’m self publishing comics, as well as making other fun things like prints, pins, and tarot decks! My current projects include my webcomic Hey Chikita Hey! and a sci-fi comic called The Elizabeth Pill.

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Where do you get your inspiration from?

Oh man, all over the place. I love Austin for a lot of reasons, but the people watching and the art scene are definitely in the top five; there’s always a show that I can pop into and get inspired by. I’m also an avid reader of books and comics, especially sci-fi and fantasy, so a lot of inspiration comes from there as well. Music is always a huge inspiration source too- Spotify is always my buddy when I’m working on a project. Lately I’ve been digging on Strange Trails by Lord Huron and Evelyn Evelyn.

Why did you decide to create this deck?

This deck actually started out as a project in college- someone had gifted me the Edward Gorey Fantod Pack and I had kind of become obsessed with Oracle decks. I wanted to take some of my favorite symbols and myths and turn them into an original oracle deck. The first seven decks I made were actually composed of cards that were individual hand-pulled lithographs. But, that is time consuming and expensive, so when I came back to the project last year, I decided to re-create the deck digitally.

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Out of the whole deck, which was your favorite card to create and why?

Oh man, that’s a tough question! It’s probably a tie between the Krolik and the Witch cards- the Krolik card actually came directly out of my nightmares, and I was pretty happy that I was able to translate it so well. The Witch card is the card that I want to embody the most, so it was a lot of fun to create.

What’s next, any new projects brewing?

I would love to do a full tarot deck soon! It’s a big project, but I’m hoping to have it done in 2017. I’m also working on a new original comic called Mayhem! which I’ll be debuting in September.

Where can others find you?

You can find me on Twitter and Instagram @CaityMayhem
I also have my decks listed on my Etsy page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MissMayhemStudios

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Weekly Reading: July 25 – 31

Weekly Reading: July 25 – 31

It’s a new week ahead! I decided to use my the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck for this weeks reading, it’s been screaming to be used. I use this deck as a full oracle and have actually combined both decks together as one, it works out great like this! Curious how these cards may come into play this week. I will be home watching over our Golden Retriever, she just got spayed on Friday and is only 6 months… so she is hyper and full of energy! Keeping her calm will be a huge chore for sure!

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Fornax (2 of Fire)

Some things may not be ready to put into motion just yet. Even though it’s a fresh week, we may still be cultivating some things on the burner. Not everything is like instant coffee, sometimes it’s good to let things sit and brew before seeing them come to life. Take this time to sit on an idea or plan without action. Nurture this for just a little longer to ensure everything will start off strong. Whether it’s a project or plan, the extra effort you put in will show!

Aries (The Magician)

As you move through this week, it may be a good time to take the lead. If the opportunity calls, jump on it and don’t let it slip away! This could be very rewarding and profitable to you in the long run. Maybe a job opportunity will arise, if this tickles your fancy… go for it! It’s all about impulse and listening to your intuition, I know my intuition never fails. Often times I feel the urge to act on something but take to long to think about it, then miss it entirely. If I had just listened to my gut and acted right away…

Auriga (King of Earth)

This may be a long week for us and filled with lots of focus, so be sure to relax and look back on your accomplishments by the end of the week. Enjoy the weekend and remember that you deserve a break! We can’t always be pushing ourselves to get more done, sometimes we just need to grab a beer (or Starbucks!) and put our feet up. Take this time to treat yourself for the work you have done and the accomplishments you made. Give yourself permission!

Coffee with the Food Fortunes Deck

Coffee with the Food Fortunes Deck

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While checking out a local bookstore the today, I ran across a deck on my current wish list. The Food Fortunes deck! I decided to grab it even though I was unsure of exactly how I would use these cards. I know some are using them to decide on “what to eat” and such, but I thought they would be a fun challenge to see if I could actually pull a reading from them.

I figured a good test for reading this deck was to do an interview with the cards. These cards can be read for other than “what’s for dinner?” typed questions! I had so much fun with this reading. To read them, I decided to focus on the energy aspect you get when consuming that food and how it makes you feel or what type of event you eat it at, rather than see them all as meals or try to figure out what card this could be in a traditional deck. This worked really well for me!

A little about the deck: The Food Fortunes deck was written and illustrated by Josh Lafayette. They feature all the Major and Minor Arcana, with four suits: Mains, Sides, Sweets, and Drinks. I’m not entirely sure what suit matches up with the traditional suit (other than guessing Drinks is the Cups), nor do I think it matters with this deck, it’s just all fun!

You can buy a copy here!


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As always, I’m using my favorite interview spread from Little Red Tarot:

✖︎ What is your most important characteristic? The Constant

Bacon! This is something I actually gave up last year (all pork actually) but several people would say that bacon is a staple item! This is a comfort to some and I take it that this deck just wants to be loved and consumed. Want a donut? Put some bacon on it! Want a salad? Add some bacon to it! Want to go running? First, let’s eat bacon!

✖︎ What are your strengths? The Many Named

You are fully loaded, stacked high, and ready to party. You fit in at any group activity and everyone has a favorite style. Your not afraid to stack yourself high and attempt to fit everything between your buns!

✖︎ What are your limits? The Steeped One

I’m for sure more a coffee type, but I get what you mean. You like to let things sit a while and take time to process. When steeped for the right amount of time, depending on the reading, you may enhance the taste but you can take forever to get the messages out. Patience is much needed to see through your delicious layers.

✖︎ What are you hear to teach me? The Other Duo

Ooo… a little variety is nice! You’re here to teach me that it’s ok to mix things up and be daring. Perhaps, you do your best teaching when I pair you up with my lunch, it’s a date! 

✖︎ How can I best learn and collaborate with you? Page of Sweets

I like where this is going, sugar is one way to get me to work and I think you know it! I may not always promise to bring cupcakes to the table when I work with you, but I’ll try! I think we can work best together if we pull things apart and dissect things, you know… eat the cake first and then the frosting, try something different.

✖︎ What is the potential outcome of our working relationship? The Greens

Nutritious, always room on a plate, and yet, sometimes frowned upon… we will be a good blend of healthy and devilish meals, I mean friends. I can see that this relationship will be good for my soul and will be a way to help me grow (as a reader). 

Weekly Reading: July 4 – 10

Weekly Reading: July 4 – 10

Oh boy, there are some heavy cards this week ahead, but it’s ok! Nothing we can’t handle, right?! This week I’m using the Golden Thread Tarot and Connected and Free Oracle. I’ve been working with the Golden Thread deck all week since it arrived, I’m quite smitten!

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To kick off the new week we have the Ace of Wands! Looks like there is some promise taking hold, something shiny and new. Put your sunglasses on in case things start out a little too bright and blind you. You know that saying “too good to be true”? Keep that in mind this week! I find it awesome how this card shows up at the beginning of the week being 4th of July holiday tomorrow for us in the USA… fireworks anyone?!

By mid week we have a change of course with The Tower, so be prepared for a little hiccup in the road ahead. Seeing what surrounds this card tells me that it won’t be too harsh though, so try not to take things the wrong way or let it affect you too much. Sometimes things are just out of our hands and perhaps it just wasn’t meant to be. Be optimistic this week and try not to dwell on things out of your control. I always see this card as promising… as long as you have good intentions, you can always begin again.

We end this week with the Hierophant. This may be a good weekend to kick back with a book and learn something new, or dig deeper in some studies that you have already started. Nothing wrong with spending a solo weekend with yourself! Perhaps use the weekend to refocus and build back up anything that didn’t work out this week.

Our theme for the week is Expectation! This card pairs perfectly up with the nasty Tower that may show up this week. Expect the worst and prepare for the best, having a plan B (or C, D, and E) may be helpful to transition the week if plans fall through or shit hits the fan.

Lenormand Mail + Oracle Talk

Lenormand Mail + Oracle Talk

Last year I started studying the Lenormand but after a while got distracted and left it be. I decided to light that spark back up and pick up a new book and deck! I ended up ordering the Maybe Lenormand and the book, The Complete Lenormand Oracle Handbook by Caitlin Matthews. It arrived yesterday (Amazon, rocks!) and I already started to read the first few pages of the introduction of this book. So far, so good! I like the author and how she writes already, so it should make for a good read. I mat set this aside though while I work on some tarot study for the time being though, but I wanted it here when I’m ready to dive back into the Lenormand.

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It’s funny, my collage Seed Oracle deck that I post about from time to time actually started out as a Lenormand deck! I eventually swayed away from that system and turned it into an oracle deck. While looking for a new Lenormand deck to buy, I now remembered why I started my own Lenormand deck… I couldn’t find one that resonated with me. Now I want to dive back into creating a Lenormand deck of my own again, hah! But… not right now. I have something much larger on my radar. If you follow me on FB you may have seen my recent post on it! I’m tempted t start an illustrated oracle deck based on my monsters that I sketch!

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People have asked me every once in a while if I would ever consider illustrating a monster tarot deck, but sadly I fear sticking to a set of guidelines like having court cards, suits, and Major & Minor Arcana, etc. Then the idea popped into my mind that I should just go the oracle deck route! I may start sketching up some ideas this weekend, but I am already excited about this long project. I want to create a slightly unique oracle deck that has inspiration from tarot, but not a tarot deck. I won’t go into too much detail right now, don’t want to give anything away yet. I’ll try to touch this subject again as I dig deeper into this project!

Spotted some fun season symbols today while at the plant nursery, came home with a new golden bougainvillea for our backyard.

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Weekly Reading: June 27 – July 3

Weekly Reading: June 27 – July 3

I do a weekly reading for myself every Sunday (if I have time) so I decided to bring this to the blog! This week I’ll be using my trusty Collective Tarot along with a single card pull from the Color Mage Oracle for the general theme of the week!

IMG_20160626_090029Jumping straight to the beginning of the week we have Death. Woah, don’t jump out of your seat just yet, let me explain! This is an excellent card for the start of the week, this shows some transformation brewing and some shedding of skin going on. No, I don’t mean to exfoliate… but that does feel nice too! This may be the right timing to let something go that has been pulling you down. Perhaps something you were once passionate about has burned out, this could be a sign to let it go and start something new.

By the middle of the week we see the 9 of Bottles, we will be basking in all that change we started at the beginning of the week. Seems the transformation may be paying off! When I see this card pop up in a reading, it also reminds me to honor myself and work on some self love. With any transition going on, sometimes we forget about ourselves due to being caught up with new things. Take a moment this week to celebrate yourself, maybe even take yourself out on a date. Coffee, anyone? Celebrate the victories you have made so far, no matter how small!

As we come to a close for the week, the Artist of Keys reminds us to send out some vibes to others around you. Maybe you had a great week, while someone near you have not. Pass any good karma you received on to others, even if your week has not been 100%. Remember to not dwell on the negatives, keep your light burning through the weekend and take it easy. If you worked on some self love midweek, perhaps carry it through the weekend!

The theme of this week is Sunset Joy, it’s all about pleasure and laughter. See that 9 of Bottles, she is one happy camper! Take her advice and smile this week, there is much to be grateful for even if some days it feels dim. Laugh it off and keep moving forward!


Would love to hear your card interpretations in the comments!

Study Prep: COSMOS Tarot + Oracle

Study Prep: COSMOS Tarot + Oracle

Earlier this week I mentioned I ordered a new copy of the COSMOS Tarot & Oracle deck. It will be here tomorrow if all goes planned with the tracking! I thought I would share my set up for the study I plan to start with this deck. I’ve never went into great depth to study a deck before, normally I just cleanse a new deck and get to reading, slowly adjusting to the feel of it. Since the COSMOS deck runs on a different system from RWS, I really want to use this as a fun experience and get to know this deck on a much deeper level. Also, I have wanted to learn more about astrology and the constellations, etc.

Originally I planned to use a mini binder to hold the info I gather for each card and my own notes, but then I decided to just use a journal since I planned to start a new tarot journal anyways. I decided to set up some back pages in the journal for reference: symbols, spreads, and a card index for all 100 cards.

I plan to do daily single draws with this deck and research each card to the fullest, then add in all my info for each card in my journal. When I start a new card, I will write down the page number in the back of the card index, but if I pull this card a second time I will just do my normal single card reading and interpretation. Does that make sense? Maybe I’ll share a page when I start!

If you can tell, I did not write down the suit courts, nor did I write down the major arcana title for each card. I wanted to stay away from the RWS system and focus on the card names and my intuition.

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Example: If I wrote down “The High Priestess” next to Mensa, I would be drawn to interpreting the card as just that, The High Priestess as a RWS card. The High Priestess keywords in the COSMOS deck are: Misdirection – Obscurity – Manipulation. I don’t feel this matches the RWS version at all, popular keywords for The High Priestess include: Intuition – Knowledge – Mystery.

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The first page in the back is for symbols. I wanted a quick reference for a refresher. It’s been a long time since I dived into astrology and such, I’m a bit rusty! I also added a couple pages for popular spreads I end up using in the journal, I tend to do this will all my tarot journals.

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I’m very excited to get started with this deck again, and on a different level. I have yet to find any study groups for this deck, if anyone knows of one please comment below! I would also love to start a FB study group for this deck too, if you own this deck or are interested in it let me know as well!

Free Daily Tarot & Oracle Readings

Free Daily Tarot & Oracle Readings

IMG_20160623_055031Join me on Instagram for my free daily card readings! I will be posting either a single card or a two card reading once a day, Monday through Friday. These are for those who happen to come across my post that day or feel they are aimed to their situation. I am not taking question requests though.

I will also post these readings on Facebook and Tumblr for those who prefer a different social media platform, they just won’t be on the blog.