Posts Tagged ‘tarot spread’
The first weeks of a new year is always a happy occasion for me. A new year to me has a refreshing feel, as though everything that happened last year can be placed in a box and forgotten, even tossed out with the trash if I like, while the time ahead is still enticingly waiting for me to fill with new plans.
We make resolutions, and say, “Out with old, and in with the new.” Because of this a new year has a healing effect on us, helping us to put the past behind us and change ourselves to create a better future.
When re-creating ourselves, it helps to know what lies ahead. If we can glimpse future events, we can avert problems and embrace the good that is coming to us. We would also understand our limitations and strengths more, so we can plan effectively. Read the rest of this entry »
I started working with the Tarot when I was 14 years old. I read the metaphysical books of the time and wanted to explore my budding intuition. One afternoon at a bookstore, I was drawn to the Rider-Waite Tarot deck – I felt an instant pull to it in particular!
I wasn’t going to the bookstore that day to buy Tarot cards, but once I did I couldn’t put the mysterious deck of cards out of my mind. Once opened, I studied the deck for weeks on end, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I soon read the cards for others.
The first time I was doing a card spread for myself, my mother walked into my bedroom and told me that my great grandmother also read the cards, as well as tea leaves. It was if she wasn’t surprised her daughter would be interested in reading the cards, yet she didn’t encourage me either. Read the rest of this entry »
I use Tarot cards to get started. The spread I use is one I developed based on one I saw in a book, which I expanded to give me the most information. A brief pay-per-minute reading is typically far too short to go over everything I get from the spread, but it gives me all the information I need to answer the original question of the client. If time allows, a few follow-up questions, or even another question, can also be answered from the spread.
For short readings it’s always easier to start with a specific question, preferably one that can be answered with a “yes” or “no.” If there is no specific question, I can only read the cards as they lay, listening to my guides to show me the way. Read the rest of this entry »
If you sit down quietly, close your eyes and relax, you can see yourself quite clearly. You know yourself relatively well. Even more information and answers lie in your unconscious, but how often do you take time out to deliberately go there?
Step 1: Meditation
Get a notepad and pen. Take an hour to relax in meditation. Drift out of meditation when you have an important realization to write in your notepad. Once you have documented it, go back into meditation for more. Read the rest of this entry »
I have noticed some interesting quirks when it comes to reading with Tarot cards. I do advertise telepathy, because my cards seem to suggest the thought patterns of the querent or the person calling. I have found this is how my cards were geared or oriented for me.
Perhaps some readers see outcomes, yet with an interest in Psychology, I see the reasons why for both you and your partner. This to me is a healthier way to establish points of resolution, even changing outcomes.
Yet when you are on a time limit, it’s a frustrating issue. It seems that I will get patterns in my readings. First the caller’s identity is established. For example, caller is identified as female, mother, employed as an accountant, having gone through some deception, has older children, and so forth. This will all be seen in the card spread. Read the rest of this entry »
Over the years, with the advent of the Internet, much of what continued to improve my Tarot reading abilities was the online community and other readers teaching me. Some of the best mystic teachings have been conducted through Tarot community forums and newsgroups. This has produced a generation of new readers and I am often most delighted to hear my clients comment on the cards I offer up, even hearing their own interpretations.
So, one has to ask, why is a Tarot reader needed in the first place, if it has become so accessible to read one’s own cards? Read the rest of this entry »
Even if you’re not already practicing divination, chances are you know something about the Tarot. This is one of the oldest divination tools known to man and, with its countless individual variations, presents an opportunity for anyone wanting to know more about them self to find out.
Before you start a Tarot reading always clear your thoughts and focus on your questions when shuffling your cards. If you’re wanting to read cards, or have them read for you, you’ll want to invest in a good deck. It’s important to choose one which reflects your taste and personality. If you’re just starting out, the classic Rider-Waite deck is a always a good choice.
Every Tarot deck contains 78 cards of Major Arcana consisting of 22 cards and Minor Arcana consisting of 56 cards. Study one card at a time to learn its meaning. A good book on the subject can also help. Read the rest of this entry »
It is always important to remember that psychics, empaths and intuitives have different techniques and gifts as readers. In my Tarot readings I do not use any popular spreads, although I originally started out with an ordering method that helped me organize the temporal tenses and see how cards ‘talk’.
My basic spread was always like this: distant past, recent past, future desires, present obstacles or problems, future problems, near future outcomes, far future outcomes. This simple linear spread was what I used to train myself in reading the Tarot.
When I went traveling, I experienced many alternative forms of reading, some even on safari – driving along broken roads in Eastern Africa. Some I discovered in unusual places, others on my lap. I lost one card on the plane, and it was a ‘journey’ card from one of the decks I owned. If I were ever to be lost in the wild, I would leave a trail of cards, detailing where I had gone or what I was thinking when I drop them. That way my fellow readers would be able to find me! Read the rest of this entry »