Getting to know the personalities of the Tarot. I can't count how many Tarot students have told me that they cringe when they see court cards in a reading. When are they aspects of me? What do they mean when they appear in a random placement that has nothing to do with me or people? … Continue reading Playing Court
In a series of articles, I examine the questions that the Tarot poses to us for our growth, development and healing. The questions I suggest here are a spring board for your own thoughts and the lists I've presented aren't exhaustive by any means. You will find different decks, quite naturally, pose slightly different questions … Continue reading Slow Tarot – The Questions Asked in the Major Arcana
Ungrounded opinions don't matter much. They're just thoughts and often loudly professed interjections on any given subject. I hope that my experience in reading and teaching Tarot, learning and using Lenormand and more lately playing cards gives my opinion a sturdy structure to be based upon. Lots of people claim that they know the one … Continue reading The ‘Secrets’ & ‘Truth’ of Tarot & Other Card Divination Systems
I have a wee bit of an aversion to shadow work. I have shadow, and am perfectly capable of spotting it in action (usually retrospectively, but sometimes I'm astute enough to spot situations where my monsters are likely to raise their gaping maws and roar like a whining kitten). To me, agonising over my shameful … Continue reading Tarot Mapping
I enjoy many Tarot decks. But when I pick up a pack of Marseille cards, I feel a deep, deep satisfaction that isn't as complete with anything else.
Level two is a cycle rather than a level. You now know your way around a Tarot deck, have scrapped the original list of keywords from Level 1 in favour of your own thoughts and essences and flavours of cards formulated through your own experimentation and readings. You've found your own Tarot mojo. The link … Continue reading Open The Box And Start Reading The Tarot – Level 2
You've got the hang of the structure, tried a few spreads and a deck or two and you're curiously reading books by various authors. And they all say that their method/deck/style/esoteric system is the only way to read Tarot. Some of these authors are really cool. They're very learned. They're ceremonial magicians so they know … Continue reading Tarot People, Tarot Ways