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The Modern Mystic Tarot Review + Coupon – November 2017

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modern mystic distance tarot subscription box exterior

The Modern Mystic is a monthly subscription that delivers you an entire tarot reading… in a box! Robin, the box creator, performs the readings based on specific questions from the subscriber, or on a general level, then delivers a box of written insights, a reiki-activated crystal, and more inspiring items. Once you’ve received your box, you can ask additional questions or seek clarification from Robin.

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With every box, Robin will seek to help you delve deeper into the issues and questions most relevant to your life. As she puts it, “Every month’s reading will build upon the last, helping you to gain clarity into the challenges and opportunities that rise and fall in your life.”

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

everything inside the modern mystic distance tarot subscription box

The Subscription Box: The Modern Mystic Monthly Tarot Subscription

The Cost: $30.00 per monthly box, or save with longer subscriptions.

The Products: From the Modern Mystic site:

*A printed, full color reading containing a photo of your reading’s cards and a comprehensive written reading explaining the guidance in those cards.
*A Reiki charged crystal, chosen intuitively by me in conjunction with the contents of your reading, and an information card explaining the properties of the chosen stone.
*An original hand-painted meditation card. No two will ever be exactly alike.
*A coordinating affirmation card, for you to focus on throughout the month.

Good to Know: Your box includes the ability to ask Robin two follow-up questions to the tarot deck, in case there’s something specific you need to address, or if you have something that needs clarity. Also, note that this subscription does not auto-renew. Once your subscription period has ended, you’ll need to pop back on the Modern Mystic Etsy page to order more.

Ships to: The US only. Shipping is free (included in the cost of the subscription).

Check out all of our The Modern Mystic Tarot reviews and more lifestyle boxes in the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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tarot reading on a scroll

I’ve been enjoying the insights the tarot readings in this box bring to my day to day. I don’t think they dictate my future or anything, but they do help me take a more mindful approach towards different aspects of my life, which is fun!

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The first thing I pulled out of the box was my tarot reading, which is written on a scroll of parchment-effect paper. There’s a picture of what cards were pulled for me, as well as a thorough description of what each card means.

The cards that were pulled for me were:

  • The Eight of Cups, signifying a period of disappointment or dissatisfaction. (Oh no!)
  • The Five of Pentacles (pulled to explain the area of disappointment), signifying financial conflict. (Oh no, again!)
  • The Ace of Swords, signifying a breakthrough. (Phew! Out of the woods…)
  • The King of Pentacles, signifying abundance and stability.
  • The Ten of Pentacles, signifying financial stability and a foundation of sorts.
  • The Lovers, signifying a beneficial union or partnership.
  • The Page of Cups (pulled to explain the union more), signifying creativity waiting to burst through.

This was the first “negative” reading I got. The first two cards had me worried—I started racking my brain for what areas of my life I’ve been harboring disappointment around… and didn’t really find any. Sure there are things that I’d like to change or get better at, but nothing that felt as significant as what the cards were apparently conveying. Add the financial aspect to the story, and I could only really think of one thing—hobbies that take up lots of my spare time and sometimes money. They’ve not been a thorn in my side, though. So I’m taking that part of the reading with a grain of salt.

That said, the way the reading is explained feels very level-headed. It’s fair, realistic, and suggests a lot of different ways of looking at the cards that were drawn. I found it helpful to see the many interpretations (which tempered the initial “huh?” I felt about the card). It kept me from making mountains out of mole hills, if that makes sense.

The good news is, if I follow my creativity, things start coming up roses in my future. Strong foundations, creative partnerships, financial security—that’s all within reach if I’m able to find a balance between my responsibilities and my creative energy. I’ll take it!

brown envelope

Now to see what supplemental items are waiting in this envelope.

meditation cards and tools

Ta da!

colorful meditation card meditaition card

Meditation Card

There’s a new colorful card in each month’s box. This credit-card-sized item is hand-painted with colors that should inspire me as I meditate on them. I love the warm, vibrant tones of this card. According to Robin, the colors are inspired by the bright fall leaves.

information about stone to meditate on

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Kambaba Jasper

This is the kind of stone I really love because the more I look at it, the more magical qualities come to light. Subtle sparkles, greenish-teal swirls… it’s like a little handful of galaxies. It’s a heavy stone, too, which feels great in my hand. It’s about 2 inches wide and has the shape of a smallish homemade cookie.

mantra card

Mantra Card

Last but not least, we have this business-card-sized mantra card. I like this month’s mantra. It’s super empowering and obviously aspirational. Hopefully, if there are areas of disappointment, this kind of thinking will help me power through it.

The Verdict: This month’s reading started off sounding not so hot, but I like the aspirational twist that comes from it. Not all tarot readings can be sparkly and positive, of course—my main qualm with this month’s reading is that I really truly didn’t relate to it right off the bat (so the less than positive cards caught me off guard instead of giving me insight). I love how considerate the reading was, though. Robin really takes her time to ensure that I can understand the significance of the reading. And I’m so excited to add the supplemental stone to my collection! It’s gorgeous!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Order by the 20th to get the next month’s box. (Ex: Order by November 20th to get the December box.) Remember though—what’s inside the box depends on the results of your reading, and the results of the reading will vary from person to person! Your reading (and box) might look totally different from mine!

Value Breakdown: Being that most in-person tarot readings I’ve seen around town are usually around  $35-65, I feel like this $30.00 box is definitely worth it. From what I’ve learned from commenters, though, this distance experience might be a little less specific to/in tune with the recipient compared to an in-person reading would be.

What do you think of the Modern Mystic Tarot subscription? How do you use tarot?

Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Great review! I’m kind of obsessing about this box now dang it. I might cave.

  2. This was awesome to see reviews! What a original and great sub!

  3. The first thing that came to mind (especially as a tarot reader) with the lnegative” cards (none are, it’s all about choices) were… Black Friday! That might be the area to watch. Just an observation. You can always aler the course of a reading by your choices – free will – nothing is set in stone with a reading. The idea of a “blind” reading via distance intrigues me. I wonder, have you compared your box to others that subscribe? Not knocking it, just wondering… I’ve done many a distance reading, but you get a vibe when someone asks a specific question. The only general readings I’ve done have been in person (and I’ve been reading for what I’ve realised is damn near 50 years, yipes!) as you definitely get vibes from a live reading. Nice concept though, along with being able to ask 2 follow-up questions, very good value! 😘🦇⚡️Jet

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