Today we yapped about the value of critical thinking in Tarot spreads. It helps to look at spreads like a recipe, since everyone understands the nature of a recipe, and why a recipe makes food taste better. The same holds true with your readings. No formula is required (or ever helps). But knowing what you are doing makes okay readings good, and good readings great. We went in depth on the CC of course, and got sidetracked as usual with lots of advice from the pros who are actually making money doing this. All of this is to help you become great; it all works, and we have proof. The tarot does NOT tell us what to do, it gives us an extra edge to help us know the best choice—and when we can help our clients approach the tarot like this we can get them MUCH better results. That's when they come back more (and pay more All in all, it's just another free tarot lesson and a rant about going to school. Hope you take notes
Today Mandy I talked about when and how to refuse to do a reading. You, as a reader have the right to say "No". Knowing those rights and knowing your own personal boundaries is essential for your peace of mind and your reputation! We discussed how to find your personal boundaries, the way to go about saying no, and tips you can use before you ever start the reading so you know if you are able to help your client with a clear conscience. This episode is a must for any tarot reader.
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Fun, casual discussion today. We covered the ace, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Cups. Mandy is off somewhere in England, doing something fun, so Sharon and I spent an hour looking at these cards, and along the way shared a few insights learned from DECADES of reading professionally. We make learning the tarot easy. Listen and take notes, or play along with your tarot cards and see if you can come across new meanings that we may have missed.
All you have are 78 cards to determine the answer to ANY and EVERY question someone throws at you, so the most important thing you can do before a reading is develop a dialog with every one of your cards. That's where we come in. Come join us (free) at www.easytarotlessons.com We are here to help.
Today we look at the six, seven, eight, nine, and ten of the suit of Coins (or "Pentacles"). One of the worst things you can do in a reading is to force meanings into your tarot cards by using formula or memorized meanings. This comes from not knowing instinctively when cards come up in a spread. We are here to help you fix that. In today's free audio lesson we take a close look at each of the cards (6–10 of Coins) as they can appear in real-life readings for clients.
There is no guesswork in the tarot; none is needed. Every card in every spread, once verified, adds to the whole of the picture you are painting. This is why it is essential that you know what your cards mean, inside and out. Let us help. In this series we cover every card and give you fresh ways to look at the cards—with new and different methods and techniques in each audio lesson. Over the whole of the series you will come away with a wealth of new knowledge that will make YOUR readings better than they ever have been. As always, we are here to help.
Today we covered what tarot cards mean. Ace of Swords, two of Swords, three of Swords, four of Swords, and five of Swords; they are all here and carefully examined. Why should you believe us? Dusty has been reading tarot cards since he was 11 (that was over 40 years ago), and a professional and a trainer of working professional tarot readers for well over two decades. Also, we don't give you a lot of fluff.
The purpose of this series of tarot card meanings audio lessons is to help you break through the obstacles of confusion and randomness of card meanings in a spread or a reading for your clients. Every tarot card has an exact meaning, specific to the reading you are giving "right now." As there are only 78 tarot cards in a deck, each card has to have several possible meanings, or a "tarot card meaning cloud," (like a "tag cloud") that relates back to the image in the scene, but not all of the possible meanings apply to every card in every spread. The process of developing your intuition through your use of the tarot cards allows you to know the "right meaning" for any and every tarot card that comes up in your spreads. This comes with education, and a lot of practice.
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Lots of mystery school secrets here today. Most of them small and commonplace, but that is the essence of this lesson: what do we miss in our rush to make "magic" happen? How can we get RESULTS? We have to do the little things right. Yes, we have lots of "deep secrets" lessons, but today, free to the public, we covered some extremely important points that will accelerate your efforts and make the whole process a LOT EASIER.
These will seem "normal and logical," but look around you and see how many people DON'T do these (people who don't get results), and see how these were NOT taught in books like "The Secret." because those authors had no idea of these various necessities. REAL magic happens when you do the work, not when you "think happy thoughts."
Here are some key points you will learn in this lesson:
1) The power of drawing something yourself (exlpore and enhance your awareness) access the part of your childhood that reduces the friction that is the result of trying to be adult.
2) Creating a different way of looking at something (connect the dots above the basket on the virgin sheet). Newspaper headline. (forces you to pick specific words that convey your EXACT meaning) Literary encapsulation of what you are bringing into your life or ridding yourself of. Empty spaces around the balloon - write short
paragraphs about your manifestation. Make your goal meaningful to you with word pictures. (For your eyes only) because you need to be truthful to yourself. THEN CONNECT THE DOTS. Think about what you are doing (if you want, think about some of the steps involved). Baby steps are important. Now put it on your refidgerator Work all of your senses in your "visualization". Tap into the little things along the way. Main point - this document is now technically a magical artifact! (any thing you created especially for the purpose of magic - put in time, labor, thought, and energy) Supportive of manifestation - gold stars! yay! Every time you see results, put a gold star on it. (positive reinforcement) The more gold stars, the more your balloon can fly! (love love LOVE this analogy) After it is manifested, 3 hole punch and binder to see
what you have accomplished.
Distractions - you can do everything right, but your greatest enemy is not the devil. It is distraction! Spend time aware (write it down!) of what your distractions are.
1) Blank sheet (virgin sheet) - draw a bunch of cartoon cooties (bugs) visual representation of distractions (small and annoying). Changing poison into medicine. Top of page "Distractions". Label every bug. Micro manage these bugs. Concepts, things that bother you. Identify weaknesses in your ability to process. Identify the ones you can!
Each of these is individual. By knowing what it is, we can eradicate it. As they are eradicated, magic marker them out! Slowly, systematically, and methodically eliminating these distractions.
We are creating fertile soil for our manifestation seeds to grow.
OTHER POINTS DISCUSSED
Divination - drawing in / Manifestation - Broadcasting
(rephrasing game - rephrasing the tarot question to be perfect)
We need to talk about the power of obsession.
How to take everything from your past and use it as fuel.
How to manufacture productive time with a busy schedule.
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Mandy related her step-by-step experience transforming a client’s ongoing project with a manifestation spread and demonstrated for everyone the flexibility of the tarot. The tarot is more than a divination tool and, thanks to her training, Mandy put it to great use! Her client couldn’t have been happier. The key to her success and yours is proper training and PRACTICE! But the big news in this episode is a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT. Dusty has thrown open the doors to the Mystery School! The lessons are being recorded, but they are not available for listening. You have to be in class to get in on these valuable (and for now free) lessons! Without further preamble, Dusty gave a Mystery School lesson using Think and Grow Rich (1937) by Napoleon Hill as a discussion point.
The first lesson: There is no such thing as something for nothing, which is different than something from nothing. Manifestation, at its basic level, is about bringing something from the intangible to the tangible. What is intangible or ethereal? Think of thought. Thought does not exist in the real world. You cannot prove a thought exists until the thought is spoken. The act of writing something down is the process of turning nothing into something.
Metaphysics must follow the laws of physics. If you are going to do magic that works, you have to examine your beliefs and your practices and evaluate whether they match up with the laws of physics. Tarot cards a part of this as building blocks. Mandy took the ideas in her client’s mind and transformed them into a tangible, physical blueprint through the process of allegorical representation. This is also the process for sympathetic magic. We use physical objects all the time that take intangible ideas and imbue them with power and make a thing real (e.g. paper money, checks, credit cards, McDonalds signs).
What is the process to transform nothing into something? Mandy outlined it above. Know what you want. Clarify your thought. Know why you want it. Find things associated with it. Put the idea down into some tangible form. All of this will be covered in the live, future sessions for those who show up for class, but be warned: THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS WITH THIS!
Sharon is back (from Hurricane Irma)! After a bit of catching up chit-chat, we took a deep look at the 6 and 7 of swords, and the various ways they can come up in a reading. This is a fresh take on tarot card meanings—not your typical "here's what you have to memorize" garbage presented in too many books and websites. We continued on with the 8, 9, and 10 of swords, comparing them against each other and along the way revealing some great information every reader should know. If you have any tarot questions just ask us! Write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer your tarot questions on the air.
We had so much fun with this new game! It's a variation of cards in position on the roundabout spread. We rolled a 12 sided die or 2 6 sided dice to determine the card position then pulled a random card. After that, we either used the astrological position or the actual card position meaning to determine the meaning of the card. It sounds complicated, but it's really very easy if you've been doing your homework! Mandy, Sharon and I played it together to get you started and see how it's done.
Then we played some "Who Am I" from the Black Book (Advanced Tarot Secrets). If you've been listening to the podcasts or taking the course, you should be familiar with this game. If not, this is a fun filled introduction!
This edition is full of information and of course, laughter. Come join us and have some fun learning!
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Mandy is back! She was on holiday in Greece when a 6.7 earthquake struck. we talked about earthquakes and Mandy’s dialogue with the cards. This is a long lesson!
Mandy also recounted her encounter with a believer in a flat earth. We discussed and analyzed the theory and its impact on Mandy’s way of thinking.
I went over the suit of Coins. Unlike the suit of Wands, there is no synchronistic story with the Coins. The numerological analysis between the two suits also breaks down when examined closely.
We also examined the Coins from Aces to Fives looking for new ways to view these cards. Life experiences provide differing viewpoints for each card, which is why there is benefit in working with others while examining the cards. I point out that you should never force anything when interpreting the cards. Just walk into the cards and experience them from the inside. For a card to have a meaning, it needs context. At this stage, I am just exploring what a card could mean. You need to be open and unbiased to be a good reader because you need level, depth, and specificity, which you can’t have if you cling to rigid meanings and formulae.
Ace of Coins: emblematic of youth, focus on the here and now (earth mentality), large raise (or a balloon payment if reversed), pollyannic point of view, this thing has value, the world is round!
Two of Coins: choices, playing around with his options, on a stage, dancing too close to the edge, not completely genuine.
Three of Coins: Practical card, what people do on a daily basis, amicable, coming together, friendship kind of card, colleagues, work in progress, meeting of 3 different faiths, coalition of minds coming together in harmonious discourse, verification, a check up, get other people involved in your project, brainstorming.
Four of Coins: in a conservative state, collector, museum curator, conservationist, protective, feeling under threat, protect what is important to me, holding on to what he can for as long as possible, turning his back on the rest of the world, merchant king, trying to convince you of his importance, someone who doesn’t question things outside of his reality sphere.
Five of Coins: victim mentality, woe is me, not accepting a helping hand, shadows.
And that is about it for this episode. hit me up with ANY questions.
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