Today I wanted to show everyone what it's like to part of one of our groups. Iris, Anita, and Sharon joined me to play a new game I just invented. This game is not in the books or the courses but it is a great exercise to make sure you know the meanings of your cards. Come join us as we laugh and learn and give each other "unwanted advice". There is even extra bonus content from a previous podcast that didn't make the cut.
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In today's lesson, Sharon finally noticed that in the white book each card has an astrological quality. She wanted to know what the words fixed, cardinal, and mutable meant and how they apply to the Tarot. We discussed what each term means and then discussed exactly how they apply to specific cards. I showed her and Iris how to determine which cards were best for each term on their own so they could understand the true nature of the subject.
Understanding the astrological sign of each card in your deck is super easy once you know how (listen to today's lesson) and it involves looking at the image and understanding what the action is that is taking place in the image. Think of this as "additional information" to add depth and rich detail to your readings. It does not replace your intuition: it enhances it.
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One of our biggest personal questions as tarot readers is "what if I'm wrong?". We've all faced this at one point or another. Today I sat down with Iris and Sharon to discuss this serious topic.
This is a powerful lesson that tackles this issue head-on. We discussed possible reasons for feeling this way, the most important techniques for ensuring the best readings, and ways to develop your skill as a reader.
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Today Iris and I explored some of the reasons the Major and Minor arcana (Trumps and Pips) have been separated by tarot readers. We discussed how "the Journey of the Fool" came about and how it does not apply to everyday life and valid readings for an average client. We also explored how the trumps are made out to be so much more important than the pips. We hope this helps you become less intimidated by the major arcana by seeing how each card is as valuable as the other in its own right.
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Iris and Sharon asked me to explain the use of elements in the Tarot pips (minor arcana).
We address important questions like :
"Why are the elements connected to the pip suits?"
"How do they relate to each suit?"
"What extra info can we draw from our cards using these concepts?"
If you are wondering "What the heck does this even mean?" or if you think you already know how to make use of this incredible tool, join us in our discovery of how to become a better reader!
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Tonight on a very special episode of easy tarot lessons, Iris and Sharon reveal their tarot superstitions and how they overcame them. Really!
We had some fun talking about what superstitions we fought with while trying to learn tarot - those we discarded and those we kept. We talked about why we kept some of them due to personal reasons and why we discarded those that interrupted or impeded our readings.
Learn about gypsy secrets, pet beliefs, and baseball mitts! This covers a plethora of beliefs and gives you the ability to understand what superstitions harm your tarot skills.
Iris was having a problem interpreting the Aces. She had a hard time getting past the static image of a large hand holding something smack in the middle of the card. She was also stuck on the traditional meaning of "New Beginnings". We discussed how to get past the giant hands and really take a good look at the background. We also looked at the elemental and astrological aspects each card contained.
This podcast is a MUST for anyone! We demystified the Aces and made them user-friendly. Be sure to take copious notes! This lesson goes in depth to help understand the Aces in ways you would never have expected.
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One of the biggest problems with tarot readings people get is that the clients are unsatisfied with the results they get. If they were as thrilled as we all like to think our clients are they would be coming back again and again. Repeat clients are the ONLY WAY to make a real living reading your cards and the only way to get REPEAT CLIENTS is to give them information so valuable, precise, and accurate that they come back and demand more.
To get this level of detail and precision you must ask better questions. This presents the problem of knowing what makes up a great reading and what it takes to get there. Your clients have not been trained. Fortunately, you have been. Your clients have been programmed by bad movies and bad advice from non-tarot readers, and even bad readings by amateurs. They are not experts in knowing what to ask and how to get the most out of their readings. This is why we made this specific podcast.
Spend an hour with us and think about the concepts here. This is not a note-taking lesson: this is one that requires you spend some serious time contemplating the nature of your job and your interaction with your clients. If you do this: if you take some time alone (often) and really dig deeply into your interaction with your clients you will master a skill so few readers ever do—and one essential to being a god among mortals. You will learn to hear what people are saying behind their words and how to get people to open up so that you can better help them find the answers they need to their dilemmas.
Iris wanted to know where to find people to practice reading on, as her family "does not believe in all of that rubbish" and she does not live in a major city. So I sat down for 78 minutes (wow! That is like "forever!") and we went over the psychology of getting people to read for, how to do it, where to do it, and then after that we went on for another 20 minutes on even more about where and how and why this all works.
This is MUST KNOW information and easily worth the cost of a private lesson (currently $90 for an hour), but because it is free you should grab a pen and take COPIOUS notes on all of this. Plenty of highly detailed analysis of why this all works and explicit instructions on how to do it. That and a few really crappy jokes but we couldn't help laughing. DO THIS. Then write me and tell me what you have questions about. Thanks for being here.
How can you trust your intuition when using your cards? how do you know that you are *right* and not just making things up? This is one of the most pressing questions every serious tarot reader asks themselves at some point in their studies, and the smart readers ask this often.
Blind faith in intuition to magically make everything work is a recipe for disappointment and disaster sooner than later. Your intuition needs to be developed and shaped with practice and experience, just like your hands, arms, and legs. No one is born knowing how to walk and talk. We learn by trying and doing, and those of us who have a TEACHER or a coach (think gymnastics here please) end up a hell of a lot more skilled than people who try to figure everything out for themselves. This is why I have a course, and this is why I give away free lessons. No one should try this at home untrained.
In this lesson I sat down with a lovely student (Iris) and we discussed the various things that need to come into play for you to be able to reach the point of trusting your intuition when you are out there in the real-world giving real readings to real people who expect accuracy and detail. Forget any crappy readings you have had in the past. This lesson is where the rubber meets the road. THIS is what separates the charlatans and amateurs from competent tarot readers. Best of all we get this done in around 30 minutes. Please let me know if you have any questions. I am here to help. Thanks for being here and learning