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Well everyone, it happened. 

As one usually does, I will be celebrating this mile marker with a giveaway! 

Here are the Rules:

  1. Reblog this post to enter. One entry per person. Multiple reblogs will not help your chances.
  2.  A follow will count as another entry. Following is completely optional, of course. I wouldn’t want to force anyone to follow me. Having two entries will definitely increase your odds of winning though.
  3. There will be 3 winners..
    • First place winner will get the Amonkhet Invocation Worship. You heard that right, an invocation as first place prize. 
    • Second Place will receive these copies of Sign in Blood and Mana Leak, signed by the artist.
    • Finally, Third Place will receive 3 proxies. These proxies can be tokens, tricked out commander card, or even a custom card you may have made and would like a physical copy.

I am more than happy to send anywhere in the world, though, if the winners live somewhere that will cost an extreme amount to send, we may want to work something out. 

This giveaway ends on June 1st. If the winner does not come forward to claim their prize within 2 days of the announcement, they forfit their prize and whoever is in 2nd wil 1st, whoever is 3rd will become 2nd, and a new 3rd place will be chosen.

A Black Lotus, artwork done by @isharton I believe? I found the proxy on a Google plus group and I just wanted a soothing art project for my Saturday night.

I definitely don’t take any credit in any way for the artwork or border or anything. I only printed it out and foiled it.

You can also see up at the top there is a mistake. Still fun to make though! Thought I’d share!

Thoughts? :)

WHEN IS THE APPRENTICE TAROT KICKSTARTER HAPPENING?! (Updated)

TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 16th, 2017! NOW! Here’s the link for all you lovely people: (Apprentice Tarot Kickstarter)

I will be live tomorrow afternoon or evening! Reward tiers will include divination incense, custom deck pouches, early access to the free app, a digital copy of the Majors, and the full 78-card physical deck itself of course!

For anyone who has somehow missed all my incessant rambling about it, the Apprentice Tarot is a study deck designed to help you be able to learn while also being able to feel involved with the cards. Each card includes upright and reversed definitions, elemental correspondences, suit keywords, and color-coded borders, in a minimally obtrusive design leaving space for bold images to aid in memorization and sense of involvement during the reading.

I’ve created essentially the deck I wish had existed when I started learning tarot, and struggled to feel connected to the cards having to constantly break focus to look things up. I’ve tried my best to design it with learners and the community in mind, and have taken feedback from some lovely testers that I sent early editions of the deck to in order to improve it even more.

To keep my deck as accessible as possible to young people, learners, and people of various incomes in general, I am pre-funding my deck in order to keep prices low. Doing print-on-demand would be the simpler option, but would also dramatically increase the price. By pre-funding my deck, I can sell it for $25, well below typical print-on-demand and indie deck prices. Many of those more costly decks are worth their price tag, but my deck is simple and meant to be within the reach of as many people as possible.

The deck is fully complete, has already sold a small print run, and will only need minor tweaks while I’m running my Kickstarter. She’ll be ready to go well ahead of the end date, and all I need is the funds to print.

If you are interested in getting the Apprentice Tarot, any of the other tier rewards, or just supporting my work, watch this space!

Thank you once again to my testers, @orriculum ,@torque-witch , @upthewitchypunx , @bonesandpoemsandflowers , and @witchy-words !

IT’S HAPPENING, OH MY GOD, SOMEONE HOLD ME. PLEASE SHARE AND REBLOG!

ALPHECCA
Alphecca is the brightest star in the constellation Corona Borealis, which represents the crown of flowers that Venus gave to Ariadne on her wedding day. Its currently located at about 12° Scorpio when projected onto the ecliptic.

Alphecca rules the topaz, and the plants rosemary, ivy and clover. Its of the nature of Mars and Venus, and when conjoining a planet in the birth chart, may bring artistic ability, love of flowers, and possibily point to queer sexuality.

Thirty-One Ways To Make Money With Tarot

Being a Tarot professional and hobbyist can be such a wonderful experience. For many, the exploration of Tarot is one of the best parts of their lives. Some Tarot users use divination as a means for a successful career. Some use it as a side income, while others enjoy Tarot because it is their passion. Tarot is a wonderful tool for people to connect with each other and provide services of enlightenment and understanding. But what if you don’t want to sell readings? What if Tarot reading is an introspective process for you? What if you are someone who isn’t comfortable reading Tarot for others or plain don’t like doing it? How will you make money then? In this post, I have provided thirty-one ways to make money with Tarot that isn’t offering Tarot readings.

Spread Creation Services

Do you like creating Tarot spreads for yourself or clients? If you have an online eCommerce shop, you can provide spread crafting services to other tarot readers or clients who may need help in formulating a Tarot spread of their own.

Deck Modification Services

If you are a fan and skilled in Tarot deck customization and modification, you can provide such a service to the Tarot and Divination communities. Some of these services may include removing borders off decks, edging decks with faux gilding, customizing card backs and fronts, etc.

Tarot Business Coaching

Sometimes as new tarot professionals starting out we could use some tailored guidance on our journey. One fantastic thing you can do to help other Tarot readers or upcoming Tarot professionals is to offer some form of business coaching. If you have been in this business for a significant amount of time, your voice, experience, and know-how can be very much sought after. Online webinars and one to one training seem to be popular in this line of work.

Teaching A Tarot Class, Workshop Or E-Course

Tarot is becoming much more accessible and more mainstream. Teaching a Tarot course or workshop is a fantastic way to help other Tarot readers on their journey. I have taught an introductory Tarot course at one of the metaphysical shops I have worked at previously and it was such a rewarding experience. You can also create an e-course that can be downloaded and followed through online means.

Books, E-Books, Zines

Your voice should be heard and what better way to share it than with a book. You can make money with Tarot by creating independently published books and ebooks be it through Blurb, CreateSpace, Amazon, etc. One of the most popular topics are how-to guides. You can also craft your own zine both hard copy and electronic ones and sell them online. Another very lucrative market in regards to selling books is having your books in audio book formats. Using services like Audible and Apple iTunes, or even selling your own packaged mp3 files through your e-commerce store can prove a great way to make money.

Guest Writing

Do you like writing about Tarot but aren’t ready to create a full book? Something you might want to consider is writing original blog posts and content for other bloggers or providing articles for sponsored tarot networks. The pay varies but it is a cool way to make money and get your name out there.

Sponsored Content

If you have a large social media following you can do promotional and sponsored written and video posts for deck publishing companies both large and independent. You can also write and record sponsored reviews of Tarot products, goods, and services.

Ads

Do you have a significant amount of followers on your social media platforms, Youtube, blog, and website? Something you can consider implementing is Google Adsense and tailored ads that you can run on those platforms. Running Adsense on your Youtube videos can get you money from advertisers who put ads before and after your videos.

Affiliate Programs

If you use sites like Amazon and Ebay you can sign up for their affiliate program. An affiliate program is when you share links to products and services like Tarot decks and deck bags with your following through the affiliate program links and if your following purchases that product through your specific link, you get paid a commission by the program because you brought them traffic and sales.

Being A Reseller

If you have a registered Tarot business, you can apply to be a deck and book reseller for various Tarot publishing companies. You essentially purchase products (decks, books, misc accessories) at wholesale pricing and resell them.

Deck Creation

Have you ever wanted to make your own Tarot deck? Creating and selling your very own Tarot deck can be a great way to share your creativity but also make money in the process.

Tarot Deck Artist And Illustrator

If you are an artist you can market your artistic ability and services to deck creators and publishing companies who are looking for artists to create Tarot decks.

Tarot Tattoo Artist

I know of some great tattoo artists who work solely on esoteric and tarot themed tattoos. This could be something to consider if you are interested in this line of work.

Sell Your Own Tarot Decks And Books

Do you have decks or Tarot books that you don’t use or want anymore? Are you trying to slim down your Tarot collection? A wonderful way to obtain some extra money is to sell your decks and Tarot books. You can sell unused and or out of print decks for higher rates.

Missing Card Services

Do you have a deck that is missing one or two cards? A great way to put a deck like that to use and help others is to sell individual cards of that deck for people to buy if they have also misplaced a card within that deck. If the deck is popular or one that is out of print, this can be another lucrative way to use something as simple as an incomplete deck to make some money.

Tarot Merchandise

Do you like to create your own Tarot inspired merchandise? Do you like making Tarot deck bags or cloths? Making and selling tarot inspired jewelry, clothing, deck bags, deck wallets, deck wraps, deck boxes, deck mats, deck cloths, t-shirts, hats, pins and other divination accessories can help make you a significant income. You can also offer custom pieces at much higher rates and even sell them through your own online e-commerce shop, fairs, and festivals or through local metaphysical shops.

Artisan Craft Templates

Do you have beautiful artisan designs that you are willing to share with other Tarot craft creators? You can provide paid video tutorials, and templates for your deck bags, tarot cloths, crochet and sewing deck bag techniques. You can also sell tips and tricks for your tarot inspired jewelry, etc.

Printables

Do you like creating tarot journal and planner pages? This can be a great way to help other tarot readers on their journey stay organized and implement tarot into their daily routine. You can create printable pages for a card of the day, week, and month posts, as well as journaling pages. You can also create and sell Tarot themed activity worksheets, Tarot business trackers, etc.

Private Tutorial

If you have no interest in creating and selling a large course but still want to provide a specific tutorial on a Tarot or divination topic, you can sell that tutorial.

Guided Meditations

Many of us have trouble relaxing or getting “into the zone” before a Tarot reading. Like audio books, you can also sell your Tarot and divination themed guided meditations to those who are interested in that type of meditation and relaxation resource.

Tarot Speaker

If you like to talk about Tarot, you may want to try giving talks about tarot at conventions, events and Tarot themed panels.

Photographer For Hire

Are you a photographer? Have a good camera? You can offer your photography services to Tarot businesses to take product shots, and tarot themed photography for their website or blog.

Writer For Hire

Are you proficient in copywriting services? You can offer your skills to those looking to better their web copy for their business, products, and services.

Social Media Marketer For Hire

Are you a social media marketer marvel? You can offer your services to Tarot businesses who want to better their social media platforms and drive more traffic to their business.

Graphic Designer And Web Designer For Hire

Are you a graphic artist or web designer who loves Tarot? You can offer your design services to Tarot businesses and professionals who need websites, landing pages, logos, header images, promotional graphics, and banners.

Subscription Services

If you are interested in offering monthly subscription services you can create a membership service on your own site or use websites like Patreon to supply your supporters with fresh Tarot themed content monthly. You can also use websites like cratejoy if you are interested in creating monthly subscription boxes that are Tarot themed. You can also create monthly subscription “communities” tailored to Tarot and your specific audience.

Mobile Tarot App

Are you proficient in creating mobile applications? You could create your own Tarot themed app and sell it on Apple and Android mobile marketplaces. You can also make additional income if your application has advertisements within it.

Paid Focus Groups

A focus group is when companies bring a diverse group of people together to talk about, discuss and try a product or service before it is released for feedback. The pay varies by company but it is a great way to make some money. I have been in two focus groups for Tarot applications in regards to their usability and ease of use.

Middle Man Mailing Service

For those who live in various parts of the world other than the United States, there are Tarot decks that come with large shipping fees. You can offer to purchase Tarot decks for others who live in a different part of the world or have a difficult time obtaining a certain deck because of their geological location and include a service fee and send them the deck at a much lower rate than they would have to pay if they purchased it directly.

Rent Out Your Space

Do you have a store front, office space or own your home? You can rent out your space for Tarot events and meet ups.

Virtual Assistant

Do you excel in helping other people’s businesses off the ground? You might want to consider offering virtual assistant services in helping Tarot readers and businesses who need an extra set of eyes and hands to help them run it.


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Title: Thirty-One Ways To Make Money With Tarot
Copyright:  © Ivan Ambrose 2017
Disclaimer: The intention of this post is to share the various different ways I know of to make money with Tarot that are not Tarot readings.This isn’t the only way, the absolute right way or the way that you “should” approach this topic. I can only speak from personal experience and what I know about first hand. I encourage you to do your own research, to do what you are comfortable with and to tailor any advice provided henceforth to your specific needs and individual situation. Also please keep in mind that there are various different rules, regulations, and laws that precede your location, state, country in regards to many of these money making opportunities that may be different from my own. The services and websites mentioned in this post are not affiliated with Ivan Ambrose / TarotProse.com and are only used as examples. No professional or personal relationship should be assumed. I encourage and open up this conversation to added commentary to supplement this post of any kind.
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Yuri!!! on ICE Cards Against Humanity custom deck

On the online version of Cards Against Humanity, you can add customized decks to your games. While there are about 40 YOI decks, I’ve made a new one.

My custom deck, Yuri!!! on HUMANITY, includes all of the skaters names, their programs, some ship names, and some funny things sprinkled about.

To use any and all custom decks; create a game, use the command /addcardcast in the text box at the bottom of the page and then put in the decks Play Code.

To use the Yuri!!! on HUMANITY deck, my Play Code is AGQ7R.

Have fun with the deck and feel free to send in card suggestions through my ask!

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THE BOX IS DONE 🔥🔥🔥 a custom deck box for a very patient and awesome person, decked out with wood-burned card art. Juicy Jace, Umezawa’s Jitte. The back is Tolarian Academy, Griselbrand, and Thalia. The front is Birds of Paradise, Karn, and Sensei’s Divining Top (which was extra spicy to burn). The bottom is a promo art of Hypnotic Spectre vs Serra Angel.

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just a little project I’ve been cooking up. GHOSTBUSTERS TAROT!!

it’s all very colorful and themed around art deco. not sure if I’d ever use these once I print them out, but regardless, they’re a fun exploration of conceptual stuff, so it could be a great portfolio project. let me know if the text is kinda unreadable to you because I have a lot of art deco fonts I can use for this. 

3 down, 19 to go.

oh also, does anyone know of a good website where I can get this custom deck made and printed for a reasonable price?


EDIT: I changed the font! it looks much better now. also I finished Patty’s card so I added that. these are way too fun to make.