Looking for Answers to Life’s Questions?

by innowen on March 4, 2010

Whether 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: The Tarot Activity Book

by innowen on July 18, 2014

Tarot Activity Book CoverThe Tarot Activity Book by Andy Matzner
Self published, 2013
Rating 4 decks

Editor’s Note: I received a free PDF of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Tarot Activity Book, written and published by Andy Matzner, is a wonderful book to explore both the deck and yourself. Andy Matzner is a clinical social worker and Tarot reader who has found how to blend therapy sessions and Tarot in a fun and self-constructive way. With this book, Matzner has created a fun and co-creative way to explore the cards and yourself. Appropriate for all Tarot enthusiasts, this book will get you connecting to the cards in no time.

The Tarot Activity Book has 4 chapters: an Introduction, Conversation Starters, Writing & Journaling, and Arts & Crafts. The introduction gives you the background for why the book was written. Then the next three chapters (and a final appendix) gives you lots of activities that revolve around the topic of the chapter. Each activity follows the same pattern: there is a name, an objective, a background, and then the process. This makes the book highly usable and portable. If you read tarot for others, you can flip to an activity and quickly tell them why the activity will help them with their question or concern.

I love activity books. They’re great for advancing your skill set in a wide variety of ways. The Tarot Activity Book doesn’t disappoint at all. There are so many activities, it’s almost like activity overload. I found myself highlighting and bookmarking activity titles like crazy. And while I have yet to try these, I am so looking forward to testing them out solo and with my Tarot friends. The book is well organized—each activity and section builds off on one another. I love that some give insights into our personalities, while others give us creative outlets (both written and visual). For those of you who love quotes, this

There’s not much to dislike about this book. It took me forever to get through it because there’s so much good inside it. I almost wish there was an index at the back to break down all the activities by emotional benefit, or objective. Oh, and I wish that Matzner produced this in eBook format.

Bottom Line: If you want to connect to your deck and learn more about yourself as a person, then get The Tarot Activity Book and do the exercises in it.

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Review: Tarot Foundations

June 18, 2014

Tarot Foundations by Brigit Esselmont self-published $37 via Paypal There are a lot of good tarot books out there that teach tarot. Tarot Foundations is one of them. Styled as a workbook, it gives you daily small focused chunks of learning tarot card meanings, spreads, and interpretations. While it’s for those who know nothing of […]

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Interview This Thursday on A View From The Edge

June 3, 2014

I have big news. Yesterday I was invited to star in my very own Google Hangout on Air show. One of the hosts of A View from The Edge contacted me about my interest and I said, “heck yeah!” to trying this out. This morning this morning I attended a 2-hour pre-screen where me and the […]

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World Tarot Towel Day 2014

May 27, 2014

World Tarot (and Towel) Day and come and gone and I had a fun time! The card I drew for the day was the King of Swords. This court card, shows the King sitting and thinking. He’s on the top of his game, mind full of ideas that are grounded and ready for manifestation. He […]

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Review: Tarot Coupling

May 9, 2014

Tarot Coupling by Gina G. Thies Schiffer Books, 2014 Review: 4 decks Disclaimer: I received a eARC from netgalley. Also, the author is a friend of mine from the Tarot circles. Just wanted to get that out of the way. Relationship questions are the bread and butter for tarot readers. I know, because I get asked […]

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