This week we're getting to know Liliana from Luna x Flor Tarot! Liliana loves tarot, tea, and magic, what's not to love about that?! She is a practical, down to earth tarot reader who shares her tarot practice on Instagram and her blog, which is fantastic and a must read.
Hello, can you tell us about yourself? How did tarot find you?
Hello! I'm Liliana. My internet home is over at Luna x Flor Tarot where I ramble about all things tarot and magic. My tarot journey started about 10 years ago, the cards made their way over to me through my witchy journey. Actually, my cartomancy journey began with a pack of playing cards! I was still a witch in hiding at the time so playing cards were the easiest thing to get without it being suspicious. I picked up my first real tarot deck in 2010, the Tarot of the Sweet Twilight, and I jumped right into learning everything I could about tarot. Fast forward to today, tarot is my main magical and practical tool for self development and spiritual wellness. The readings I offer are based on clarity, heart centered wisdom, and practical action. Because I love homework with readings.
If you could remove any card in the deck, which card would it be and why?
I feel like all cards have their purpose in the deck but the five and seven of swords, I could do without one of them. The messages that come through from them are way too similar to me, and it's especially dramatic when they show up together. So, one or the other will do just fine!
What's in your tarot toolbox?
My main tarot tools are crystals, oracle cards, and my journals. My favorite crystals for tarot are my very chunky septerian, selenite for cleansing, and my rose quartz is never far away! I also love adding oracle messages to tarot readings, they tend to illuminate the most important bits and give the reading an extra dimension.
What do you think the Empress would say to the Emperor?
The Emperor always feels like a little bit of a control freak to me while the Empress just kind of knows when to go with it. So I imagine she'd tell him to chill out! Just because we don't have control over everything doesn't mean we can't enjoy the ride.
What or who inspires you the most?
There are so many! Definitely all the folks over on the instagram tarot community. I'm quite new but I still haven't met an unfriendly face. Everyone is so wonderfully insightful and creative, and honestly sharing publicly in something like tarot is not something my teenage self even imagined could happen. So this is all some kind of dream come true.
I'm always inspired by my close friend, Reiki Master, sister in spirituality. The journeys we have gone through and the path we continue to walk has shaped the way I read tarot and I am eternally grateful to have someone so wise in my life.
If you could be any court card, which would you choose and why?
I'm between the Queen of Wands and the Queen of Pentacles. The Queen of Wands just feels like me a creative, witchy, fire lady. But there's something alluring about how grounded and kind the Queen of Pentacles can be that makes me want to be her.
Which deck could you absolutely not live without?
This is a tough one! I have a few amazingly wonderful decks in my collection and my first deck will always be dear to my heart but if I really had to pick just one I'd go with my Smith-Waite Centennial. Boring? Maybe, but I've grown so attached to it over the years. It's a classic!
If you could go back to day one of your tarot journey, what would you do differently?
I would tell myself to start with a RWS deck or at least one with a good guide book. My first deck was not traditional and it didn't have a nice chunky guide book to tell me everything I wanted to know about why each card was drawn the way it was. It was great for exercising my intuition, but it wasn't a good study deck as far as traditional learning went.
What tarot habits or quirks do you have?
There are a couple of things that I do that could be a bit weird. I have tiny hands so I shuffle my cards in a kind of strange horizontal riffle shuffle. I also tend to hold the deck to my heart when I finish shuffling, because that's where I'm coming from!
If the Hierophant had a favorite curse word, what would it be?
Fuck. As in OMFG is this really what you want me to do? I imagine that's how the Hierophant feels when he's channeling Spirit sometimes. It's quite the responsibility.
Do you think the Hermit prefers decaf or regular coffee?
Decaf, so nothing can distract from the inner light.
Lastly, do you have anything you would like to share? News? Event?
I just want to say thank you to Jess for letting me take a up little space in her internet home, this series is amazing and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's faces!
If you want to talk tarot with me or would like one of those heart centered readings with homework don't hesitate to reach out! You can find me over on instagram, my blog, or my shop.
In news, I just launched my newsletter Moonflower Mail. It'll be going out every month and include a monthly reading, tarot tips, magical bits and discounts on readings in my etsy shop! Hope to see you there~
Where can we find you?
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