Monday, July 16, 2018

Tarot Telesummit --Tarot Horizons

You’re invited to a FREE TAROT event, the
The Spiritual Path of Tarot Telesummit 4 - Tarot Horizons!  to show you how to access the magic and meaning of these divining, magical cards

Registration is open.

The event will run from July 16 -27, with two calls per day, Monday through Friday at 10:00 am Pacific Daylight time and 1:00 pm Pacific Daylight time (excluding weekends).

Each call will be like a mini-class, complete with guided meditations! You’ll be able to listen to live calls online, by phone, or with your mobile device, and free 48-hour replays will allow you to listen at your convenience.

I'll be talking on the major card, The Empress

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tarot for Teens

written by Kooch and Victor Daniels
authors of Tarot At A Crossroads

            When the everyday world seems to lack answers, the Tarot can offer an alternative “reality”—especially for teens. More and more teens are using the Tarot to create a magical reality like Harry Potter’s world, or another that fits their own interests and explores questions that daily school life doesn’t seem to answer or even address.  Sometimes their excitement for Tarot can inspire soul wonder. But if they draw dark cards, they can leave a reader’s table with distrust or anxiety that lasts for a long time.
            In a world of perfect readers, there would be no need to address the importance of using tarot cards with impressionable teens in a psychologically sound manner.  But not all readers realize how heavily their words and interpretations can affect vulnerable young people who are newly searching for their paths. When you meet a teen who has been told by a reader that “he will never find love”, or that “the cards indicate that she isn’t capable of reaching a goal,” knowing how to reframe such messages as a way to realize one’s potential becomes urgent.
            In some ways many teens are well along to becoming adults, while in other ways they’re still kids whose judgment is not yet well developed. Pressure to know the advantages verses disadvantages in making important choices and to find answers to perplexing questions can be hidden under a teen’s shyness, their distraction by cell phones, or their unwillingness to openly discuss feelings.
            But never underestimate a young person’s natural intuition and wisdom, or what he or she might make of your comments. For example, instead of agreeing with your interpretation that the major arcana card “Justice” represents fairly weighing pros and cons, in a teen’s perception it can represent his right to photo bomb a classmate’s selfie.  To make sure you’re both communicating on the same track, be willing to ask relevant questions. Some young people will view you as a knowing authority and will accept your interpretations as a source of deciding truth. Others will view your comments primarily as a source of entertainment, or some as a combination of both.
            Although there are innumerable situations, and countless ways to discuss the cards, there are some beneficial methods for working that can inspire positive directions and self-discovery.  When possible, encourage a back-and-forth dialogue to gain clues and insight into a teen’s inner world. This may include what has actually gone on in the past, what is felt in the present, and concerns about the future that are triggered by the turned up cards.  This exploration opens up an opportunity to let out feelings that may be tightly kept inside.
            You can let teens talk about what they see in the images and speak in relation to whatever is most critical to them now.  You can let them have a turn at guiding the discussion to get a good sense of how they want to run with or from the messages they and you find in the card symbols. Keep in mind that many teens feel overwhelmed by the complex questions and dilemmas they face. What internal demons or emotional pressures may they be facing? A golden nugget might be uncovered when you open up a chance to make decisions that can lead in a helpful direction.
            Whatever process you use during your reading session, don’t forget the magic and mystery that the cards can inspire.  Without fail, it bodes well if your cards leave your client believing he or she can reach for the stars and find their way out of any mineshaft of confusion or fear.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Celebrating Our New Book!

Looks so much nicer in print than on the computer....sitting in my hands for the first time.....OMG!!!!   Hoping you will LOVE it!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

New Book Release and Book Launch Party @ Songbird

Please help us celebrate, Tuesday Dec. 6th 

Book Launch Party from 7 to 8:30 pm. 

@ Songbird Community Healing Center

8297 Old Redwood Hwy.  Cotati, Ca.

           NEW!  NOVEMBER 2016


Tarot At The Crossroads, The Unexpected 
Meeting of Tarot and Psychology

by Kooch and Victor Daniels


IF YOU’RE A TAROT READER, you’ll find insights and understandings that are in no other work on the Tarot. The book addresses the relationship between reader and client. It shows how to uncover thoughts, feelings, and sensations that underlie first reactions to a card, and it offers a number of unique new spreads that can add additional dimensions and depth to your readings.

IF YOU’RE A COUNSELOR, our discussions of visual imagery will take you to new understandings for working with clients. Much of our thinking occurs as mental pictures and mind-movies. This book details how to use a collection of visual images as a substitute for psychodramatic enactment, empty chair dialogues, sand trays, or artistic media...and so much more!

 This wonderful book integrates traditional tarot interpretations with psychological insights to create meaningful interpretations and useful directions for your work whether you do readings for yourself, for friends, or professionally — or if you simply want to explore the value of using a symbolic language

The engaging style draws you right in. GET IT NOW at your favorite bookstore or click below on:

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Today 1 PM Pacific time, Tarot With Kooch

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Friday, July 22, 2016

New! New! New! Tarot At The Crossroads

  Summer is here!   May your summer time dreams come true!  One of mine is taking form that I'm sharing with you here:

  Tarot At The Crossroads, The Unexpected Meeting of Tarot And Psychology, has been gathering momentum for the past fourteen years.  It's due to be newly released this November via Schiffer Publishing.  I'm so excited.

  Victor, my co-author, and I take you on a tarot journey that bridges the worlds between tarot readers and counselors, psychotherapists, personal coaches and healers.  Unique tarot spreads and card methods are offered here that you'll find no where else.  There are numerous demonstration readings and color illustrations to accompany our discussions. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

            Review of the Voyager Tarot
By Kooch Daniels

When someone gave me the James Wanless Voyager Tarot, as a birthday gift, I was happily surprised to receive a modern, truly unique deck filled with vibrant collage images.  Initially, I had no idea that James had harnessed the spirit of the tarot to inspire oracular visions that would come to light on my divination table. 
 Not only did his multicultural cards that are crafted for “Fortune Creation” instead of “Fortune Telling” have a positive effect on me, but they also visibly inspired the many people who sat across from me at my reading table who looked at their colorful images.   Because of their upbeat quality, his deck, like the Delphi flame, could inspire people to easily open up and share emotions.  Shortly after I began doing readings with this original deck, and noticing that it deeply affected people, I became addicted to using it.  Even after more than two decades of using it to give readings, it is still one of my most trusted decks to most assuredly invoke a positive response from the uninitiated viewer.
These cards follow the structure of the long-established tarot format, but some new ideas are presented, especially in relation to the minor arcana suit that represents the element air.  Obviously James must feel a personal connection with the magic of crystals, as he has used crystals to represent the lesser trump that is traditionally symbolized by the swords. Most people love crystals, know something about their healing properties and feel hopeful when they are looking at them.  During readings, when someone views the crystals, an affirming response is often summoned in response to questions being asked.  It’s not that I’m lazy, but while working, I don’t miss needing to discuss why a sword has many meanings and that they don’t have to be viewed as a weapon or in a severing manner.
The Voyager Tarot makes it easy to understand why James Wanless is considered a leader in the tarot community, and “a visionary, educator, artist, new thought leader”.    If you love playing with the cards and your intention is to see behind the veil, don’t miss the benefit of working with these magical cards.