Clio Ajana is a death midwife, lover of tarot, numerology, and astrology. A current practitioner of Baltic Heathenry and Hellenic Alexandrian Witchcraft & Spiritual Tradition, she is a member of House of Our Lady of Celestial Fire, E.O.C.T.O.  A columnist for The Wild Hunt, she has contributed to the anthologies - Shades of Faith: Minority Voices in Paganism (2011) and Bringing Race to the Table: Exploring Racism in the Pagan Community (2015) A frequent presenter at Paganicon and Mystic South, her day job wrangling books and people brings love and light to her life. She considers everything in her life to be touched by and guided by the Gods. Contact her through her website at

Emily Auger (Ph.D.) is a retired art historian and the author of numerous books and articles, including Cartomancy and Tarot in Film 1940-2010 (2016) and Tarot and Other Meditation Decks (2004; new edition forthcoming); editor of the multi-author two-volume anthology Tarot in Culture Volumes I and II (2014); and co-editor with Janet Brennan Croft of Divining Tarot: papers on Charles Williams's The Greater Trumps and Other Works by Nancy-Lou Patterson (2019). She also served as the chair for Tarot and Other Methods of Divination area at the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association conference from 2004–2020.

Judy Blackstone is a tarot reader, lecturer, author, and astrologer. She is the author of Opening Your Cosmic Toolbox.

Larissa Carlson is an art school dropout with a degree in Spanish and Portuguese. She works in a helping profession in which it is best to bite one's tongue. In her spare time she is a mother, an amateur artist and an explorer. An erstwhile book worm, she enjoys chewing on a good story.

Sara R. Diamond is a student of astrology and other occult subjects, a practicing astrologer and a writer. She writes New Moon and Full Moon essays for the on-line Daykeeper Journal. For her day job, she works as an attorney. In the 1980s and 1990s, she was a political sociologist and investigative journalist and wrote several books about right-wing political movements in the United States. Sara lives in the East Bay hills north of San Francisco where she cooks, knits, gardens and takes care of two rambunctious little dogs.

Elizabeth Hazel is an astrologer, tarotists, author and speaker. Her books include Tarot Decoded (Weiser, 2004), The Whispering Tarot deck and book (Kozmic Kitchen Press, 2008), Little Book of Fixed Stars, Antiscia: Secrets in the Mirror, and Twelve-House Tarot Spreads (Kozmic Kitchen Press 2020). She contributes articles to professional astrology journals. Liz is an active speaker at tarot and astrology conferences around the country. She is a long-time board member of SMARRT, the Ann Arbor Chapter of NCGR. Liz lives in Toledo, Ohio, with her spoiled kitties and enjoys gardening, art and music. Contact her through her website at

Lisa McSherry is the author of several books, the most recent of which is Travel Magic (2023). Previous books include A Witch's Guide to Crafting Your Practice (2022), The Virtual Pagan 2.0 (2021), and Magickal Connections: Creating a Lasting and Healthy Spiritual Group (2007) The High Priestess and Founder of JaguarMoon Coven, she is also the founder and editor of Facing North. She lives in Portugal and her personal website is:

Mara McTavish is a settler in Kjipuktuk, Miꞌkmaꞌki (Halifax, Nova Scotia). She is an eclectic witch & heathen; a writer of poems, short stories, and sometimes technical things; she’s also an avid knitter, reader, and has an unholy love of potato chips. You can follow her on Instagram @reneemctavish. (

Patricia Snodgrass is a returning reviewer who began her journey with the Tarot in 1977, when a friend opened up her deck of cards and gave her a reading. She fell in love with the beauty of the deck (The James Bond 007 Deck) and the symbology touched her deeply. Her brother gave her a pack of Waite Rider cards for her birthday and she has been reading ever since. A resident of historic downtown San Antonio, Patricia runs The Jade Stallion studios, which includes her writing, soon to be Taijifit business and, Your Daily Spread, which is featured both on Facebook and Youtube. She does readings over zoom, Facebook messenger and via the phone. She is also an occasional denizen of Ken Kessler's wonderful podcast Psychic Tapestry.

Samuel Wagar is a Wiccan High Priest (initiated 1985), an academic at heart (MA in History, ABD in practical theology DMin), who's written a lot of books which have been read by very few people (the best ones, "Creating Lore, Writing Ritual", "The Uses of Ecstasy", and "Service and Spirit" have been reviewed here). His passion for many years has been community organization and he has a small national church, a religious retreat, and several covens to his credit, with a Wiccan seminary project bubbling away, and a small temple (Sacred Oak) that has done online esbats for three and a half years.