About Jaymi Elford

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Jaymi has been reading tarot since she was 13. She stumbled on The Witches Tarot deck in suburban Denver. Since then she’s become an avid collector of all things divination. Jaymi lists the Shadowscapes, Deviant Moon, and the Vertigo Tarot amongst her favorite decks. You can find her slinging cards online in one-on-one sessions, or teaching at various conferences. Tarot is Jaymi’s inner compass. She reads the cards for herself to seek guidance and inspiration. When it comes to living a tarot-inspired life, Jaymi has a simple philosophy: clear the clutter, locate your anchor, and allow the woo into all aspects of your life.

Not only is Jaymi an accomplished reader, but she’s also a respected member of the international Tarot community. She’s a con junkie and travels around North America to teach and learn. She’s taught at PantheaCon, STAARCon in Florida, Readers Studio, the Bay Area Tarot Symposium (BATS), and at the Northwest Tarot Symposium (NWTS) in her hometown.

Jaymi is also involved in the production of various Tarot media—authoring and editing books on tarot, writing books and articles for magazines, and is addicted to producing little white books for others’ decks. Lo Scarabeo published the Triple Goddess Tarot in 2017. Llewellyn Worldwide released Tarot Inspired Life in January 2019. Find her talking about the intersection of tarot and divination in The Cartomancer Magazine, which she also helps edit. Finally, Jaymi co-hosts Cardslingers Coast-to-Coast with Melissa Cynova and Hilary Parry Haggerty.

She resides in Portland, Oregon with her wife, Kendra. Jaymi enjoys her non-tarot time being out in the Pacific Northwest’s nature, writing, and spinning fire poi.

Some might say I’m a little obsessed with tarot decks and books. I use Tarot to gain insight or advice, as well as explore how I can integrate the cards into as many aspects of my life. They’re my creative writing companion; I use them to brainstorm and mind map projects and life plans; and I play games with them.