Hello. My name is Ronda. I read Tarot, write things, and make stuff.
I’ve been reading Tarot and oracle cards for over 25 years. Like a lot of intuitives, I didn’t start out in life wanting to be a professional psychic. I began reading Tarot and oracle cards as part of my new spiritual life as ex-christian after an evangelical upbringing. (that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay for those friendly phone psychics that were so popular back in the day.) The DIY approach paid off. I have a talent for it. After a few years, I was encouraged by a friend to start reading online (a lifetime of gratitude to D. for that suggestion! ) In the early 2000s I did professional readings under the handle “Baihu” on Keen, Advice Trader, and Allexperts. When dissertation costs came along, I took the next logical step and started to work for myself. That’s when Modern Oracle Tarot was born. The extensive Tarotbytes blog archives are still available.
In October of 2018, I brought Reiki and meditation under the same cyberspace roof as the tarot readings, transforming Modern Oracle into the TaoCraft Tarot that you see today.
From 2015-2017 I was honored to co-host the Menage A Tarot podcast with David Dear (voice actor, tarot reader, and podcaster extraordinaire https://davidsdear.com/) and Kate (Tarot instructor at https://daily-tarot-girl.com) Although on extended, possibly permanent hiatus, the podcast archive is still available on TuneIn and other podcast outlets. Please give it a listen. David and Kate are two of the wisest, kindest Tarot readers I’ve ever met.
That’s the “I read Tarot” part.
Things I’ve written include the “Tarotbytes” blog, TaoCraft Portfolio, Peace Tarot, Triquetra: The Dance of Worlds and my Ph.D. dissertation Reiki and Relaxation with more titles in the works. PeaceTarot and Triquetra are available both on amazon.com for Kindle and in the TaoCraft Tarot shop. I have written articles about Natural Health for Point of Light magazine, and about Tarot for Find Your Psychic e-zine. My poetry has been in magazines and contest anthologies including Kindred Magazine, Nature’s Echoes, Quicksilver Moon, and Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum.
Now for the making stuff…
I make handcrafted meditation beads (mala) for your meditation practice or to go with the meditation lessons offered here. You can find them in TaoCraftTarotShop on Etsy. I also knit and make handmade jewelry as a hobby. Some of those projects end up in the shop too.
Now we’ve come to the part where author’s bios put some jazzy 3rd person comment…
Ronda lives in the Pittsburgh suburbs with her musician / concert photographer / computer genius husband, artist / musician daughter, her yarn stash and a deep dislike for doing yard work.
I hope we can work together soon.