We've all been there, with our very first tarot deck in our hands and an excitement to start reading. And nothing but a little white book to tell us what to do. Mainly those books just give keywords and descriptions of the card while we stand there scratching our heads going "huh?"
Sharon and I pretended to be our sixteen-year-old selves way back in the old days trying to figure this stuff out. Aside from being just plain fun, we talked about ways for the new students to start to know their cards. If you've already been studying, there is still plenty of new information here!
We created a new exercise based on exercise 1a where we show you how to get to know the cards by looking at the picture and seeing what is happening and from there deciding what the personality of the card could be. In this exercise, we show you how to understand the many facets of the personality of the cards. This is a great way to begin developing the conversation with your cards when you just have a deck. The skills this exercise builds (if you do it on a regular basis) will serve you well for years to come.
Come join us in the fun and feel free to play along when you think we are wrong, or you have other ideas of what these cards can mean. And as always, thank you for being here.
Iris, Sharon and I had a great discussion today of the philosophy of Astrology as applied to the tarot cards. This podcast is a great blend of Tarot and astrology even if you know little about astrology. We show how with just a basic understanding of astrological signs, you can get even more depth and meaning from the cards!
We determined the "Sun signs" of several different Tarot cards by examining the art and the information of each. We also talked about how those astrological properties could help in interpretation of the cards.
Tarot reading is highly intuitive and Astrology is highly intellectual, but using the two together works beautifully.
We thought you might enjoy listening to how a group gets together to study and have fun! Today, Skwirl hosted a group with Annalisa, Natascha, Taura, and Greg to play a game called Tarot Tunes.
This game isn't in the books, but it is easy to learn and play along.
The gang drew cards and gave them meaning (just like exercise one in the White Book https://www.amazon.com/Easiest-Way-Learn-Tarot-Ever/dp/1419692887/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1487578624&sr=1-1&keywords=the+easiest+way+to+learn+the+tarot+-+ever ) but with a twist! They had to come up with song lyrics to fit the cards. So yes, this podcast has singing!
Come join the group as they play this new game together. This is just one example of how fun and educational groups can be. We hope you enjoy it!
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There are a LOT of spreads to choose from these days. It seems that every 99 cent ebook or website wants you to use the author's "new spread" (usually a three or four card blob). And then there are the old spreads that have been around forever. But what if your client comes in and wants to know about their relationship, or their job, or the future, or how many kids they will have (and so on).
Knowing which spread to cast whenever you give a reading (so that you will get the best answers) can be confusing to new students. It is easy to fall into the trap of believing that there is a spread for every occasion and that all you have to do is shuffle and deal out the cards like it says in the book. But that road leads to bland, vague, inaccurate readings (just ask your clients a month later for a tip since you "did such a good job" and see how much they complain about how little your advice helped).
A MUCH BETTER way to get around this problem is to have a handful of spreads that you know *really well* and adapt them to meet your current needs. If you have a "how to" spread and an overview spread, and also a good "yes/no" spread or two, something for timing and a choice spread then you are good to go. You don't have to limit the way you phrase your question to what your client says. You need to talk to them anyway and find out what they really want to know, and this allows you to decide the phrasing you want to use. All of this is covered in today's FREE lesson! Please comment if you have any questions, and sign up for our free tarot lessons by email (seriously: 10 weeks of free tarot lessons from one of the top tarot teachers in the world, with no catch). https://easytarotlessons.com/first.html
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We got a great question from one of the students by e-mail about interpretations of the cards. In this episode, Anita, Iris, Sharon and I discussed how we learn to interpret the Tarot without having to memorize keywords and phrases. It is important to allow the cards to speak to you rather than forcing them to make sense! This podcast will help you to be well on your way to understanding why and how you can do that. We also talked about the difference between saying whatever pops into your head and using your intuition. Complete with examples, you'll walk away from this podcast having a much deeper understanding of the Tarot cards.
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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.
If there are any questions you like to hear a podcast on, just e-mail me a firstname.lastname@example.org! I'm happy to answer any questions you have.
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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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