Fortune's Wheelhouse is creating a podcast about esoterics and the tarot
103

patrons

$368
per episode
"Symbols belong to everyone."
Thank you for joining us at Fortune's Wheelhouse, a free podcast about esoterics and the tarot!  You can find our show on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherPodbean, or wherever you download podcasts.  Episodes are released on Wednesdays here on Patreon for our subscribers, and on Thursdays to the general public. At our RedBubble store, you can find Fortune's Wheelhouse T-shirts, tote bags, mugs, stickers, and lots more - perfect gifts for yourself or your favorite esoteric tarot nerd.

We are taking a journey through the mysteries of the tarot, its symbolism and lore, starting with the imagery of the 22 major arcana.  Whether you've been reading tarot for decades or you just picked up your first Rider-Waite-Smith deck last week, we hope you'll join us.  Why does the Empress wear a crown of 12 stars?  Why is the Thoth deck's Hierophant sitting on a giant bull? Symbols belong to everybody, but they don't explain themselves!  We'll do our best to unpack and decode what you see on the card, so you can deepen your own interpretations and develop your fluency as a reader.

If you are new to tarot or esoterics, you'll hear a lot of terms that may sound unfamiliar - "Tree of Life,"  "sephiroth,"  "color scales", "Orphic egg", "Kether".  You can find explanatory posts, definitions, and glossaries here, much of it free and all of it available to subscribers.  It's one-stop shopping for your tarot education!

What's Patreon?
Patreon is a way for you to have a DIY subscription to your favorite shows and creators.  Yes, our podcast is free and always will be.  But...want to learn more, much more, about esoterics and the tarot? Interested in exclusive Fortune's Wheelhouse benefits and features?  Become our patron!  Patreon lets you participate at whatever level you choose, starting at a dollar per episode.  With each level you gain access to added site features and benefits, and the higher levels are entered in our giveaways. What do we have for our giveaways, you ask? So glad you asked!
  • tarot decks
  • tarot cases
  • tarot art prints
  • tarot books
  • esoteric perfumes...and more!
Once we reach a certain level of sponsorship, we will commit to continuing beyond the 22 major arcana and working our magic on all 78 cards.  You want us to! We want us to! What better reason to become part of the Fortune's Wheelhouse community!

Who are we?
Fortune's Wheelhouse is the brainchild of Sagittarian Mel Meleen and Virgo Susie Chang. Fortune's Wheelhouse, the name, combines the tarot card for Jupiter,  the ruler of Sagittarius (Wheel of Fortune) with the Hebrew letter for Mercury, the ruler of Virgo (Beth, meaning house). The astrological chart for our launch has the rising degree with the Sabian symbol "Two heads looking out and beyond the shadows." Perfect for two tarot nerds unpacking a whole lot of esoteric symbolism!

 Susie picked up her first tarot deck in 1996 because she was "just curious," little realizing she was embarking on the journey of a lifetime.  In the years between then and now she has held down legitimate work as a book editor, sustainability advocate, cookbook reviewer, author, and writing teacher - all the while keeping her ongoing tarot activity tucked neatly in the closet.  A couple of years ago the closet door burst open, unleashing a veritable tsunami of tarot.  She now reads tarot weekly at the Inspirit Crystals shop in Northampton, teaches occasional tarot classes, sells hand-sewn tarot cases and esoteric perfumes at her Etsy shop, Tarotista, and is writing a book on tarot correspondences for Llewellyn (due out in Fall 2018).  

 Mel considers herself an "astral surfer", more of a mystic than a scholar; the inside of your head is bigger than you think and wormholes are everywhere! Hamlet sums it up well: "I could be bounded in a nutshell, and consider myself a King of infinite space." She developed an interest in all things esoteric at a very young age and once she discovered Crowley's vast universe of writings everything changed. For they are like tube torus or Mobius: infinite and ever revolving, and each time through a new passage can open up all sorts of possibilities. A lifetime isn't enough! Mel has created two tarot decks and two tarot guidebooks. The Rosetta Tarot and Book of Seshet were first attempts, but along the way things expanded so drastically that she had to do it again as suddenly there was so much more to say. Thus the Tabula Mundi Tarot and Book M:Liber Mundi were created to share her new perspective. With that revolution of the wheel things expanded again and that wasn't enough; she is now happily at work on a new tarot as the tree flowers again. To learn more about tarot works past present and future, visit her blog www.tabulamundi.com. Or check out her decks and books as apps: The apps include the entire book:

Tabula Mundi/Book M: Liber Mundi - on iTunes or Google Play
Rosetta/Book of Seshet - on iTunes or Google Play

Susie and Mel live in western Massachusetts, about 45 minutes away from each other, but knew nothing of each other and their shared fascination with esoterics till 2015, when they were introduced, ironically, by a fellow tarot lover living on the opposite side of the planet.  They now happily babble on for hours about emanations, color scales, and Hermanubis while their spouses, pets, and children flee the environs.
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per episode: Behind-the-scenes patron-only posts and early access to new episodes!
$1 or more per episode 29 patrons
  • Early access to new episodes!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peeks at upcoming releases
Pledge $2 or more per episode: Your Questions Answered!
$2 or more per episode 2 patrons
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • We know you have questions, lots of questions!  Submit them to us here and we'll be sure to answer at least one of your questions (per subscriber) per episode, here on the Fortune's Wheelhouse website.
Pledge $3 or more per episode: Access to the Tarot Music Project on Spotify & GIVEAWAY TIER!
$3 or more per episode 58 patrons
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • We'll add you to the amazing Tarot Music Project list on Spotify - access to 78 playlists of music keyed to each card. You can add tunes to the lists, too.
  • GIVEAWAY TIER!  You'll be entered to win amazing tarot-related prizes in our end-of-episode giveaways.
Pledge $5 or more per episode: The Fortune's Wheelhouse Oracle & GIVEAWAY TIER!
$5 or more per episode 7 patrons

  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • A multi-card oracle-style reading.  Ask your question, and we will draw cards for you and send you the meanings we've developed for them, for you to interpret at your leisure!
  • GIVEAWAY TIER! You'll be entered to win amazing tarot-related prizes in our end-of-episode giveaways.
Pledge $10 or more per episode: Personalized one-card reading & GIVEAWAY TIER!
$10 or more per episode 4 patrons
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • A multi-card full interpretational reading.  Ask your question, and we will do a complete email reading for you,  with card images and interpretations applied to your situation, sent to you as a PDF.
  • GIVEAWAY TIER! You'll be entered to win amazing tarot-related prizes in our end-of-episode giveaways.
Superhero of the Astral Plane!
$22 or more per episode 6 patrons
Be the hero who unlocks the minor arcana!
This might be the gift that brings us to our goal and gets the minors episodes available for all.  We're almost there!  For your generosity, we offer:

 
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • 2 surprise gifts - one from Susie and one from Mel!
Goals
$211 – reached! per episode
Once we reach $211 (the number of HRU, the Angel of Tarot!) per episode, we'll commit to continuing the series right through the 56 Minor Arcana, making our 78-card tarot journey complete.
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"Symbols belong to everyone."
Thank you for joining us at Fortune's Wheelhouse, a free podcast about esoterics and the tarot!  You can find our show on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherPodbean, or wherever you download podcasts.  Episodes are released on Wednesdays here on Patreon for our subscribers, and on Thursdays to the general public. At our RedBubble store, you can find Fortune's Wheelhouse T-shirts, tote bags, mugs, stickers, and lots more - perfect gifts for yourself or your favorite esoteric tarot nerd.

We are taking a journey through the mysteries of the tarot, its symbolism and lore, starting with the imagery of the 22 major arcana.  Whether you've been reading tarot for decades or you just picked up your first Rider-Waite-Smith deck last week, we hope you'll join us.  Why does the Empress wear a crown of 12 stars?  Why is the Thoth deck's Hierophant sitting on a giant bull? Symbols belong to everybody, but they don't explain themselves!  We'll do our best to unpack and decode what you see on the card, so you can deepen your own interpretations and develop your fluency as a reader.

If you are new to tarot or esoterics, you'll hear a lot of terms that may sound unfamiliar - "Tree of Life,"  "sephiroth,"  "color scales", "Orphic egg", "Kether".  You can find explanatory posts, definitions, and glossaries here, much of it free and all of it available to subscribers.  It's one-stop shopping for your tarot education!

What's Patreon?
Patreon is a way for you to have a DIY subscription to your favorite shows and creators.  Yes, our podcast is free and always will be.  But...want to learn more, much more, about esoterics and the tarot? Interested in exclusive Fortune's Wheelhouse benefits and features?  Become our patron!  Patreon lets you participate at whatever level you choose, starting at a dollar per episode.  With each level you gain access to added site features and benefits, and the higher levels are entered in our giveaways. What do we have for our giveaways, you ask? So glad you asked!
  • tarot decks
  • tarot cases
  • tarot art prints
  • tarot books
  • esoteric perfumes...and more!
Once we reach a certain level of sponsorship, we will commit to continuing beyond the 22 major arcana and working our magic on all 78 cards.  You want us to! We want us to! What better reason to become part of the Fortune's Wheelhouse community!

Who are we?
Fortune's Wheelhouse is the brainchild of Sagittarian Mel Meleen and Virgo Susie Chang. Fortune's Wheelhouse, the name, combines the tarot card for Jupiter,  the ruler of Sagittarius (Wheel of Fortune) with the Hebrew letter for Mercury, the ruler of Virgo (Beth, meaning house). The astrological chart for our launch has the rising degree with the Sabian symbol "Two heads looking out and beyond the shadows." Perfect for two tarot nerds unpacking a whole lot of esoteric symbolism!

 Susie picked up her first tarot deck in 1996 because she was "just curious," little realizing she was embarking on the journey of a lifetime.  In the years between then and now she has held down legitimate work as a book editor, sustainability advocate, cookbook reviewer, author, and writing teacher - all the while keeping her ongoing tarot activity tucked neatly in the closet.  A couple of years ago the closet door burst open, unleashing a veritable tsunami of tarot.  She now reads tarot weekly at the Inspirit Crystals shop in Northampton, teaches occasional tarot classes, sells hand-sewn tarot cases and esoteric perfumes at her Etsy shop, Tarotista, and is writing a book on tarot correspondences for Llewellyn (due out in Fall 2018).  

 Mel considers herself an "astral surfer", more of a mystic than a scholar; the inside of your head is bigger than you think and wormholes are everywhere! Hamlet sums it up well: "I could be bounded in a nutshell, and consider myself a King of infinite space." She developed an interest in all things esoteric at a very young age and once she discovered Crowley's vast universe of writings everything changed. For they are like tube torus or Mobius: infinite and ever revolving, and each time through a new passage can open up all sorts of possibilities. A lifetime isn't enough! Mel has created two tarot decks and two tarot guidebooks. The Rosetta Tarot and Book of Seshet were first attempts, but along the way things expanded so drastically that she had to do it again as suddenly there was so much more to say. Thus the Tabula Mundi Tarot and Book M:Liber Mundi were created to share her new perspective. With that revolution of the wheel things expanded again and that wasn't enough; she is now happily at work on a new tarot as the tree flowers again. To learn more about tarot works past present and future, visit her blog www.tabulamundi.com. Or check out her decks and books as apps: The apps include the entire book:

Tabula Mundi/Book M: Liber Mundi - on iTunes or Google Play
Rosetta/Book of Seshet - on iTunes or Google Play

Susie and Mel live in western Massachusetts, about 45 minutes away from each other, but knew nothing of each other and their shared fascination with esoterics till 2015, when they were introduced, ironically, by a fellow tarot lover living on the opposite side of the planet.  They now happily babble on for hours about emanations, color scales, and Hermanubis while their spouses, pets, and children flee the environs.

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per episode: Behind-the-scenes patron-only posts and early access to new episodes!
$1 or more per episode 29 patrons
  • Early access to new episodes!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Sneak peeks at upcoming releases
Pledge $2 or more per episode: Your Questions Answered!
$2 or more per episode 2 patrons
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • We know you have questions, lots of questions!  Submit them to us here and we'll be sure to answer at least one of your questions (per subscriber) per episode, here on the Fortune's Wheelhouse website.
Pledge $3 or more per episode: Access to the Tarot Music Project on Spotify & GIVEAWAY TIER!
$3 or more per episode 58 patrons
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • We'll add you to the amazing Tarot Music Project list on Spotify - access to 78 playlists of music keyed to each card. You can add tunes to the lists, too.
  • GIVEAWAY TIER!  You'll be entered to win amazing tarot-related prizes in our end-of-episode giveaways.
Pledge $5 or more per episode: The Fortune's Wheelhouse Oracle & GIVEAWAY TIER!
$5 or more per episode 7 patrons

  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • A multi-card oracle-style reading.  Ask your question, and we will draw cards for you and send you the meanings we've developed for them, for you to interpret at your leisure!
  • GIVEAWAY TIER! You'll be entered to win amazing tarot-related prizes in our end-of-episode giveaways.
Pledge $10 or more per episode: Personalized one-card reading & GIVEAWAY TIER!
$10 or more per episode 4 patrons
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • A multi-card full interpretational reading.  Ask your question, and we will do a complete email reading for you,  with card images and interpretations applied to your situation, sent to you as a PDF.
  • GIVEAWAY TIER! You'll be entered to win amazing tarot-related prizes in our end-of-episode giveaways.
Superhero of the Astral Plane!
$22 or more per episode 6 patrons
Be the hero who unlocks the minor arcana!
This might be the gift that brings us to our goal and gets the minors episodes available for all.  We're almost there!  For your generosity, we offer:

 
  • All previous rewards, plus:
  • 2 surprise gifts - one from Susie and one from Mel!