Authors

Amanda Bell, Editor and Founder

In the summer of 1990, I bought my first tarot deck. I was 14, and that deck was one of the few things that I knew was meant for me. It wasn’t until 2010 that I realized that I could buy another deck. Those superstitions and whatever other ‘rules’ I’d thought I needed to follow got tossed out the window. I replaced them with the Shadowscapes Tarot, the Sasuraibito Tarot, oracle decks and so many other tarot decks. I began teaching, and reading, intentionally. Between 1990 and today, Amanda has built her tarot practice with community in mind. Creating spaces and events for readers and collectors, welcoming newcomers and finding inventive ways for seasoned readers to expand their practice. You can always find her reading or teaching tarot in St Louis and online.

Contact her for Private Readings and Classes on Instagram or Facebook
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Havana James

Hello, I'm Havana and I've been reading/studying Tarot for over twenty years.Over the years tarot and oracle have been a real life-saver in times of crisis. When I turn to tarot in troubling times I find it to be an extraordinary ground force that allows one to step outside of themselves to observe the situation from an outside perspective. I find tarot to be a tool one can use for self reflection and personal growth. My reading style is a unique mixture that I've developed over years of self-teaching. I incorporate a Waite-Smith reading system along with intuition, elemental energies, some numerology and in the future I plan to incorporate astrology as well. By collecting multiple decks from Indie artists I can support a person's passion, artistic expression, hard work, and labor while simultaneously understanding how they interpret the world around them. When I review decks I want to ensure the person reading my reviews can get an idea for how the deck feels, performs, and what kind of energy it gives. Its difficult to show these particular properties on a photo so I use very descriptive words and comparisons to similar examples to convey my experience with a particular deck.

You can find Havana on Instagram, EtsyYouTube and Facebook

Anna Felixidocious

Anna Felixidocious was born in the Shawnee Forest, raised in suburbia & now lives deep in the wilds of St Louis City where she does bodywork, divination, astro poetry, raises children & cares for her community. She has studied myth, story, dreaming, philosophy & magic for decades. Anna dreamt of being a music journalist when she was a teen and as it turns out, she’s much more suited to writing weavings of tarot, astrology, pop culture, mythic story and yes, music, for Indie Deck Review. She is also the Program Director of Indie Deck review, bringing the digital community into the physical world with meetups & classes.

You can find her on Instagram & Facebook 

Reluctant Spider

Reluctant Spider has been quietly shacked up with her Rider Waite Smith tarot deck for an accidental 25+ years, whispering with them about life, death, the cosmos, and her place in it. But what would it be like to pick up another deck?* Could it be like daring to make eye contact with someone you don't yet know at a cafe? What could happen if you gathered your snack and warm drinks closer together, tuned out the chatter, and talked, really talked? Mysticism, feline sensuality, Aries impatience, and Black gurl magick makes her reading style a practice of translating energy and emotion into forms that can fit in the ear. *Author note: Her newer obsession with Thoth clones and oracle decks all beg to differ with the implied deck monogamy. Properly called out. Apparently, I'm deck flexible.

You can find her on Instagram or for deep dives and esoteric musings www.theweaverwitch.com

Tarot Mechanic

Hello, I'm Wing. I'm a tarot reader with over 20 years of experience. For me, tarot is first and foremost a tool for spiritual development. I believe that these cards are one of the greatest tools for self-reflection, which leads to self-awareness. My style of reading is meant for people from all walks of life and not limited to any specific cultural/religious background as it's not based on any particular doctrine. My goal is to empower clients by helping them discover new insights into their situations and see what choices are available to them. I believe that tarot isn't about predicting the future. Instead of telling us what our futures will be, the cards give us the information we need to make the best decisions. Aside from tarot, I also practice other divination systems, such as the I Ching. I perform tarot readings for individuals as well as parties and events. I've read for various fan conventions as well as the Toronto Gay Pride Parade. You can also find my articles on tarot in The Toronto Star

You can find me on Instagram and at www.themechanicsoftarot.com

Leah Ciranni

Leah has been passionate about reading tarot for seven years in both individual and group settings. Her love for tarot began in her late teens, and a little later in life she finally studied tarot formally to deepen her knowledge and history of the tarot. It was at this point she realized she would be a forever student, always aiming to learn and apply anything she can in honor of the tarot tradition. One of Leah’s greatest joys has been bearing witness to people who experience healing and guidance through tarot readings. As an avid supporter of indie decks Leah also continues to build her collection of both tarot and oracle decks in an effort to support deck creators and artists as well as feed her own habit! As such, Leah could not have been more thrilled to join Indie Deck Review as a reviewer in early 2020. Originally from Ohio, Leah resides on the east coast with her daughter and son. She has a bachelor of music in cello performance with an orchestra concentration, and actively plays and performs in classical settings. On the flip side, Leah also likes to plug her cello into guitar pedals and amps to manipulate sound and has written and recorded in this way on three albums.

You can find Leah on Instagram