She began teaching divination in 2009, and her teaching style evolved with her reading style. Reading the Spiral, Deck Discussions, and one on one classes kept her busy for a number of years. She discovered indie decks when she discovered Kickstarter in 2015 and became enamored with them. The freedom from the LWB, and the creativity in these tiny works of art captivated her.
Amanda started her professional tarot business, Salt and Shadow Tarot, just a couple of years ago. She still teaches, and reads, locally in St Louis, Missouri. She is a witch, and she practices unrepentant kindness. She is rarely without a deck of cards in her bag, and prefers reading to watching tv.
This year she channeled her passion for indie decks into this online magazine. Indie Deck Review was born from her desire to support indie creators, provide a space for readers to find indie decks, and promote small businesses. She’s ridiculously lucky to be able to work with the team at IDR, and hopes you’ll enjoy being here.
You can get your own readings from her at:
And, you can always email her at:
Sarah Kate Buckles
Outside of my deck obsession, I recently adopted a spaniel-mix puppy who still wants to eat everything. I have a fondness for coffee and chocolate and aversion for foods whose primary characteristic is hot.
First name, NYXX. Last name, STONE.
a. Lover of tarot & rocks, astrology & the stars.
b. Witchy Bruja path mixing Hellenismos & electic elements.
c. Daughter of Artemis & Athena // Child of Ogun and Oya.
d. Obsessed with all things creative — music, art, the written word.
e. Born, Raised and Living in New York City.
K. Potter is an analytical tarot reader and nerd with a stack of beloved (yet mostly half-read) tarot books and a background in social work. While tarot is their first love, they also read lenormand and occasionally dabble in oracle systems. They see tarot and divination as a tool for self-analysis, a playground of collective symbolism and archetypes, and a bridge for human connection. Their reading style is all about untangling patterns; weaving together the story between the cards, the question, and the querent; and figuring out next steps. As a queer, non-binary individual, K. Potter strives to bring queer, intersectional, and social justice perspectives to their readings and reviews.
As a reviewer, K. Potter hopes to dive into the things that make a deck tick, how they read, and how broadly they connect to the vast range of human experiences.
Outside of reading tarot, K. Potter enjoys crafting, particularly sewing and crochet. They also love puns, pop culture references, and the various linguistic functions of the word “fuck.”
K. Potter can be found on Instagram at @coffeeandtarot. Their favorite thing about coffee is less the coffee itself and more the conversations they get to have while sharing it with others. They can say the same thing about tarot.
K. Potter uses they/them pronouns.
Reluctant Spider (ReaS) has been quietly shacked up with her Rider Waite Smith tarot deck for 20 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?
Wanna come join the table?
Mysticism, feline sensuality, Aries impatience, and Black gurl magick makes her reading style a translation of big messages into a form that fits the ear of the receiver.
*Author note: Her newer friends, the Thoth tarot, Isis Oracle, and I Ching Oracle all beg to differ with the implied deck monogamy. I’ve been properly called out. Apparently, I’m deck flexible.
You can find her on Instagram as @reaspidr