Looking for Answers to Life’s Questions?

by innowen on March 4, 2010

Jaymi Elford, Tarot CoachWhether you’re looking for a deeper insight into what the universe has in store for you in matters of the heart or guidance on money and your career, the tarot is a powerful tool for tapping into a greater wisdom, and for finding the next steps to take on your personal journey forward.

You, my friend, have come to the right place.

Here at Inner Compass, you’ll find reading tips, deck and book reviews, new and interesting ways to use your tarot cards, and a host of information on living a tarot inspired life.

I’m jaymi “innowen” elford and I read tarot. Inner Compass Tarot offers creative, fun, open-minded, practical dialogs that help you clarify the chaos and confusion in your life. My readings give reassurance as we co-create custom roadmaps to achieve your goals. Inner Compass is the culmination of twenty years of playing with the tarot to find wisdom, gain insight, and take inspired steps toward the future you were meant to live.

Welcome to Inner Compass.

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Review: 365 Tarot Spreads by Sasha Graham

by innowen on November 18, 2014

365tarotspreadsDisclaimer: I received an eARC from netgalley in exchange for a review.

Sasha Graham’s 365 Tarot Spreads is an interesting study in creating tarot spreads. She wrote the book to fill the gap that appeared on bookshelves, noticing that there was no “daily tarot spread” book out there. Each spread in this book, then, was created by her (or some other notable tarot alums) for practitioners to use on a daily basis. Many of the spreads were created based on: historical information, pagan or astrological date info, or literary and pop cultural reference.

What I liked: This book should be a quick read. Graham includes a wide variety of spreads and topics to fit any request. Readers could use it as a tarot-a-day study guide or just flip through the pages until a spread they need pops up. As one who loves designing spreads for her own uses, I looked at this book as a way to see the wide variety of spreads that a single person (in this case, Sasha) could create. It’s a highly creative volume of spreads.

What I didn’t like: This book took me forever to read. The layout includes so much side-bar information that it’s a bit overwhelming and cluttered. After the book came out and I purchased the epub file, I found the file horribly designed. The spread layout images were tiny and the formatters attempted to design to the print layout, rather than to the device. Ugh. It really made reading the book on a device harder than it should have been.

Bottom Line: Love tarot spreads? Then add 365 Tarot Spreads to your collection. I’ve flagged many of the spreads that I’m sure I’ll look back to over and over again for my own use. I also recommend that you buy the print version of the book (yes, it’s huge and heavy) and skip the eBook due to the layout issues. Other than that… it’s a great resource for any tarot library.


Pre-Retreat Madness

October 16, 2014

In about 12 hours I’ll be on a plane heading from Portland, OR to Milwaukee, WI for my Soulful Proprietor Retreat. Spent most of today adding the final touches of packing, and getting the house clean (I like to come home to a clean house). It’s part of my pre-anxiety flight and trip planning. I […]

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Going Places in October

October 13, 2014

I’m going places this October. I have two special events going on. The first is for me and for my business and the second one is where I get to read for you! This weekend I’ll be flying to the midwest for Theresa Reed’s Soulful Proprietor Retreat in Racine, WI. While there, I’ll be treated […]

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BATS report: Day Two

August 25, 2014

Woke up a bit later than yesterday, my muscles thanked me for that. Started off the day unboxing the BATSchwag that Llewellyn and US Games, Inc. send out to attendees (thanks companies for the neat stuff). Attendees received a Mibramig Magical Tarot deck and Intuitive Tarot workbook. Soon after, I was called into the main […]

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BATS report: Day One

August 23, 2014

Up at 7am feeling refreshed for minion duty. Spent most of the morning doing registration, running around, and orders for Tarot Media Company. My card of the day is “Page of Cups” and upon reflection we (RoseRed and Drew) have decided that I am to help others as well as be a fantasy ideal for […]

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