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A cute tarot deck for beginners and experts alike. It's not perfect but it's OK.
A cute tarot deck for beginners and experts alike. It's not perfect but it's OK.
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Meet Sami Main (and 1st stretch goal unlocked)

Posted by Adam J. Kurtz (Creator)
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We've crossed the $15,000 preorder mark! Upgrading to a fancy gift box for everyone! Some new goals have also been defined on the project page – we're nearing bonus stickers. The more preorders come on, the more everyone benefits!

I want to take the opportunity to introduce you to a few cool people who navigate the tarot and spirituality space (and are way more knowledgeable than I am). Next up is Sami Main.

Sami Main is a writer, editor, tarot reader, and cat mom.

How has reading tarot cards for yourself or others changed the way you view the world?

Tarot has helped me trust my own instincts so much more than I used to. There's a magic to tapping into your gut, or intuition, that tarot really allows you to more fully access. It helps me accept the world as just a bunch of humans trying their best; folks asking for guidance from the tarot just need to be pointed in a direction, or listened to, and that's so precious/relatable.

When did your own relationship with tarot begin?

My relationship with tarot started about five years ago. I was new to New York City, and I found a tarot reader on Yelp and set up an appointment ASAP. I went with my best friend, Brittany, who had also been super interested in astrology and tarot, and our minds were blown. There are some clunky/untrustworthy readers out there, but it just takes one to change your life. After a year or two, I realized that basically anyone could become a tarot reader - as long as they can practice and keep an open mind. How has reading tarot cards for yourself or others changed the way you view the world? Tarot has helped me trust my own instincts so much more than I used to. There's a magic to tapping into your gut, or intuition, that tarot really allows you to more fully access. It helps me accept the world as just a bunch of humans trying their best; folks asking for guidance from the tarot just need to be pointed in a direction, or listened to, and that's so precious/relatable.

Which deck was your first? Do you have multiple decks?

My first deck was the classic Rider-Waite deck; while it was a good deck to get me used to how tarot works, the art felt a little too out-dated for me to connect with. That's when I found the Wild Unknown deck. The designs of the cards gripped me pretty instantly, and it vibed with me as soon as I started to use it. Currently, I use either the Wild Unknown or the Circo Tarot decks -- Circo Tarot was recently re-launched as the How to Deal deck, because the artist behind it also illustrated my book of the same name (How to Deal: Tarot for Everyday Life). It's gorgeous and bright and definitely fits with today's ~aesthetic~.

What would you say to those who feel like "this stuff" is out of their reach or "not relevant" to their life?

Tarot, astrology, crystals -- they all ask people for a bit of a leap of faith. None of it SHOULD make sense to anyone. But for people who prefer to ask multiple friends for advice, or who do a lot of research before make a decision etc, working with a tarot reader could easily be another step in that process. Tarot can be therapeutic, but it takes a little bit of an open mind to see how it can help you. Give it a try! Nothing bad will happen, I promise.

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