Monday, May 3, 2021

A to Z Reflections: Tarot Tales

I can't believe April is already over! It feels like the whole month consisted of two Saturdays. Or maybe it's just me. A to Z 2021 is done, and even though I only had half the posts written ahead of time, I managed to finish all of them. Yay!

I ended up selecting folktales and legends for 46 cards of the tarot deck (which is 78 cards total). I might finish the rest at one point. I am especially proud that I managed to include stories from six continents, although with more research the deck could get even more diverse.

You can find the page with all my Tarot Tales posts here. I had a little over 11,700 hits in April, which is pretty good. The most popular posts were A, C, B, E, and P. Every post received somewhere between 30 and 10 comments, from visitors who kept returning all through the month. I really enjoyed the visits and the comments, thank you all!

I could not visit as much or as often as I usually do. Pandemic fatigue has been hitting me hard, sometimes I can barely get up, and I had writing deadlines. I'm still catching up. I really enjoyed following several blogs this year, here are some of my favorite themes (in no particular order):

Herbal medicine embedded in a science fiction story (Tea, Sigh, Create)

Imaginary places A to Z (Black and White)

Dante's Divine Comedy (My Magick Theater)

Ludic Lexicon (Deborah Weber)

Greek mythology (with excellent book recommendations) (The Great Raven)

DC characters and their background stories (The Confusing Middle)

How to write technobabble for science fiction (Storytellergirl)

Poetic styles from A to Z, with original poetry examples (The Versesmith)

Steampunk Mythology (Alicia Hawks)

WWI (Sarah Zama)

Ichigo Ichie (My Ordinary Moments)

Thank you all for visiting, commenting, and for writing such interesting things! You made this month awesome even in the middle of the pandemic fatigue. :)


  1. So glad you added your favorites. Now I can go back & see those. Sorry the CF (Covid Fatigue) is hitting you so hard. We all get that. Hope the new season will bring you some relief.

    Pulp Paper & Pigment-My Fiber Art Blog

  2. Congrats on finishing, great collection again as usual!

  3. I think this year is a bit quiet. I did notice there weren't a lot of participants and I can understand.

    I also didn't visit a lot of blogs. I find it's easier to visit less blogs, it's a challenge trying to think up comments.

    Thanks for hosting. And congrats on finishing the challenge.

    Have a lovely day.

  4. Congratulations on completing the A to Z challenge. You had a wonderful theme this year and I really enjoyed it!

    I'll go back a reread from the start. That should be fun.

    Tim Brannan, The Other Side

  5. Well done with the Tarot theme 👏. I loved to read the tales you choose, your posts are always entertaining. Thank you for this challenge, and your bloglist too for the Road Trip 😉

  6. It was a little hard to relate, since I'm unfamiliar with the Tarot, but the stories were great. Congratulations!

  7. I really enjoyed your posts as I have always been interested in cards, although I knew little about tarot cards. Your list makes it helpful to find new posts to follow on the road trip.I am looking forward to checking them out.

  8. I really enjoyed your posts as I have always been interested in cards, although I knew little about tarot cards. Your list makes it helpful to find new posts to follow on the road trip.I am looking forward to checking them out.

  9. Tarot and stories - your theme really hit a sweet spot for me! Thank you for co-hosting the challenge, and thank you for the shout-out.

  10. I'm sorry to hear you have been feeling fatigue over, well, I guess, life situations. I'm glad you got through the Challenge, for your readers, and for yourself. I enjoyed learning more about the Tarot, and you offered some interesting stories I wouldn't have heard of otherwise.
    Thank you so much for mentioning my poetry blog,
    That means a lot to me.

  11. I've visited some of your favourites throughout April and will go check out some of the others.

    Ronel visiting for the A-Z Challenge with A-Z Reflections: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  12. Thank you for the mention Csenge:)
    The treasure of stories I find here is addictive:) Thank you for what you do.
    Here's my reflection post and it mentions you;)

  13. I'm sorry to hear you had pandemic fatigue. I did too, and I'm sure lots of others did as well. Fatigue was one of my topics.

  14. I learned a lot from your posts over the past month. Thank you for hosting the AtoZChallenge this year.

  15. I didn't manage to read all your stories, but those that I did I found very interesting. I learned a little about Tarot cards too, something I knew nothing about before. I'll be popping back to read a few more!

    My reflectionsl!

  16. I will definitely be catching up on your Tarot tales as Tarot is something I like even though I have no idea how it works and I am generally a sceptical materialist - however I have used the Mythic Tarot and I look forward to your myths...