About Us

Editor-In-Chief, Jadzia DeForest

The Cartomancer had been an idea floating back and forth between Jadzia and her husband, Jay, for several years. From her involvement in the belly dance community, in which there are several great magazines, Jadzia desired a well-written, full color,  print publication for tarot. Online magazines are great, but she felt that they’re no replacement for the printed, collectable, version.

When Jadzia and Jay decided to put on the Northwest Tarot Symposium, the tarot journal seemed a natural addition to their efforts. A month after the first symposium in March 2015, the first issue of The Cartomancer was released.

Jadzia’s involvement with tarot has spanned over a decade so far. She is a tarot reader, teacher, and author residing is Portland, Oregon, and co-author to both the Tarot Learning Cards and Astrology Learning Cards decks, published through Devera Publishing & Distribution (www.DeveraPublishing.com). She is also the director of the Northwest Tarot Symposium, an annual tarot conference in the Pacific Northwest.  You can visit her websites: TarotByJadzia.com & NWTarotSymposium.com.

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Staff Writer and Advertising Coordinator, Jay DeForest

Jay is a professional Tarot & Rune reader, Co-author of the Living Magick Learning Card series, and owner of TheGuidingTree.com, an online Body, Mind & Spirit shop.
He offers readings, spiritual & life counseling and inter-faith clergy services for those desiring compassionate support and guidance with the adventure of life.
Jay lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Jadzia, in their 99 year old house full of cats, plants and tarot decks.
You can contact him through www.JayDeforest.com.

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Staff Writer, Pamela Steele

Pamela Steele is a registered massage therapist, professional bar tender, event organizer, horse trainer and has taught tarot reading, art and belly dancing. With over 50+ years art experience and over 35 years reading tarot, Pamela has created the Steele Wizard Tarot, the Wizard’s Pets Tarot and the currently in-progress Eternal Seeker’s Tarot. She gets bored easily and can be distracted by everything or nothing. Her founding passions are fantasy art and horses which you will see blended into many tarot images. She has shown and sold art internationally for over 30 years and her work has graced graphic novel covers, D&D publications, the German Sci-Fi Annual, coloring books, children’s books and new age books and magazines. She’s online at www.SteeleWizard.com.

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Staff Writer and Reviewer, Sherryl E. Smith

Sherryl Smith writes about tarot history, reviews decks and books of historical interest, and offers readings at www.tarot-heritage.com. Her website is a resource for exploring tarot’s 550-year history, and for learning to read with the Tarot de Marseille and other historic decks.
Her website is http://tarot-heritage.com/