It’s right in your wheelhouse…
What’s all this then? That’s right, it is a podcast about esoteric symbolism in the tarot. My friend and fellow tarot nerd asked me if I would cohost a podcast in which we dissect the esoteric meanings embedded in each of the Major Arcana, comparing the Waite Smith card to the Thoth Tarot card.
Though I am super introverted and will mangle words constantly, I thought that would be fun so I said yes, and today the first two episodes of Fortune’s Wheelhouse are live: episode 0, The Fool, and episode I, the Magus! They are FREE for anyone to listen to on any of the usual podcast services. There are graphics provided on our Patreon page, where you can choose to subscribe and support our work. You can listen for free, but if you subscribe extra content is unlocked and you can be entered in our weekly giveaways, as starting with episode II we will be offering all sorts of cool tarot and esoteric stuff for someone to win each episode if all goes well! Stuff like decks and books and tarot cases and esoterically correct perfumes and prints and a few surprise items!
We are committed to doing all 22 Majors but if we meet our subscription goal we will commit to doing all 78 cards and possibly beyond into other decks or topics.
So have a listen and see if it floats:
Let me tell you a little about the name Fortune’s Wheelhouse. I’m a Sagittarius and my friend Susie is a Virgo. So we took the tarot card name for the card of Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius (Wheel of Fortune) and merged with the name of the Hebrew letter for Mercury, ruler of Virgo (Bet, meaning house which is the tarot card Magus). And since we are both complete tarot and esoterica obsessed geeks, we figured it was right in our wheelhouse! We hope it is in yours too.
Whatever your level of expertise you are sure to learn something as we dig up all sorts of hidden things in the cards. If you want to learn about astrology or the Tree of Life in relation to tarot this is a fun way. There is a lot of explanatory and educational content unlocked for subscribers too. You will have a laugh along with us as we sometimes take an irreverent look at things.
You already know me, well sort of anyway! So let me introduce my friend and fellow tarotista T. Susan Chang. She has a tarot correspondences book coming out this fall with Llewellyn, and makes the most gorgeous structured brocade custom tarot cases you ever saw, as well as esoterically formulated perfumes for each sign of the zodiac!
So listen for free and if you like it, please share it – and if you really like it, consider subscribing at our Patreon page so that we can continue and do the Minors as well as the Majors. If nothing else have a look at the free content there. We really hope to do those minors as there is so much there to unravel, and we are having a lot of fun. But it is also a lot of work and there are related expenses to cover, so please consider it if you can, with our thanks, and get a lot of extra content and a chance to win some very cool stuff!
The first two episodes, episode 0, Fool and episode I, Magus, are up now, and episode II, Priestess, will go up on Thursday the 22nd (Wednesday for subscribers). After that, it will be every week on those days.
In other news, check out the new “Artist Advice” column at the Queen’s Sword Tarot reviews site where I was asked to write the first column. She also recently did a review of the Book of Seshet and another review of the new Rosetta Papyrus edition. So if you are wondering if either of these is right for you, you can read an unbiased opinion of the pros and cons there.