About Me

Alison Cross Court Card Blogger

Hello and thank you for visiting my About Me page.

Let me tell you a little bit about my Tarot background.

I’ve been reading professionally since 2003 or thereabouts.

I’ve aso been the Chairman of the Tarot Association of The British Isles (TABI) quite a few times. It’s a post that I’ve held – on and off – for nearly 9 years in total. My most recent stint was a joint stint with my US-based colleague, Joanne Sprott.

Prior to becoming Chair, I edited TABI’s ezine for about four years too. We carried all orts of articles – from what it was like to work on psychic phone lines, to interviews with well-known authors and artists.

These days I still contribute to various publications, mostly The Cartomancer (available in print form and digital) and have also featured in Fate and Fortune (weekly magazine) at the end of last year.

Home is currently a small Scottish island where I live in almost constant cold, wet weather with my partner, son, hamster*, assorted fish* and my big and black retired racing greyhound, Nero. The fish are** in a tank, it’s not THAT wet here *she adds helpfully*  All the fish have now passed on into that great pond In The Sky. And the hamster has her very own headstone in the garden šŸ™‚ Nero is still with us!

In my day to day work, other than Tarot, I am the Marketing Assistant for Bute’s tourism group (VisitBute!)design websites, help people with their virtual admin including social networking. 

In 2019 I am also assisting Mark Ryan in his goal to reprint The Greenwood Tarot (helping with techy stuff!)

Sometimes I manage to factor in a little light housework – if I can be bothered.

Mostly I can’t be bothered.

Which court card do I see myself as?  Probably veering between the confidence and bravado of the Queen of Wands and the austere bullshit-free zone that constitutes the Queen of Swords.

I don’t include my home address here, but please contact me by email or the social networking platforms and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

* These pets have now passed on to the great Wheel and Bowl in the sky

** were šŸ˜€


LadyMacbeth86 · 12th July 2018 at 7:23 pm

This might be a bit of a random comment, but I love that you live in Rothesay, the seat of the Stewart family/dynasty. Scottish medievalist here!

Anonymous · 26th May 2017 at 2:26 pm

Lovely site. Just followed you on twitter šŸ™‚

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Emi Brady · 3rd February 2017 at 11:23 pm

Hi Alison!

Do you have an email address from which one could contact you directly?

Thanks so much!


Ruth · 27th November 2015 at 7:04 am

Just wanted to say once again that i am a great admirer of your both sides – QoS and QoW :*


Alice · 21st April 2015 at 12:37 pm

Hi Alison,

I love your blog, its awesome! If you ever need pictures to illustrate the cards, I invite you to use my photography of the Ghetto Tarot deck (in which the RWS cards come alive in Haiti): https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-ghetto-tarot/x/162441

I wish you all the best,

Beth · 23rd October 2014 at 8:53 am

Well, I'm excited about this Wildwood book you're writing! Hope you'll keep us updated about that šŸ™‚
Beth x

    Alison Cross · 23rd October 2014 at 9:00 am

    Beth – thank you! It is based on all the posts that I make on the Wildwood Tarot's fb group. An entire wheel of the Wildwood's year šŸ˜€ Hopefully available for Christmas so that people can treat themselves to a wee download with their christmas money lol!

Anonymous · 20th June 2012 at 4:24 pm

I love your blog as you always fill it with interesting news and facts. I especially loved reading your review of The Secret Language of Birds. It was great to hear your view on the structure of the court cards which certainly had me puzzled. Now I see how it works.
Keep up the good work it is very much appreciated.

Cara xx