Being a Capricorn (as well as the ever-unpopular Emperor/Hierophant lover), I do like things that are measurable and knowable. Fortunately, as I get older, I am definitely loosening up and appreciating other ways of knowing and being in the world. However, I will probably always have a Cappy core and there is one part of the Readers Studio that really resonates with that part of me.
One of the key features of the Readers Studio is that by the end of the weekend, you should have learned enough to see a pointed improvement in your readings. The way that we “measure” this is through our foundation readings. At the beginning of the weekend, everyone pairs up and does a short reading for their partner. Â At the end of the weekend, everyone gets back together with their partner and repeats the very same reading, asking the same question and pulling out the exact same cards. I have found that by doing this, I can see the changes and improvements in my readings. Plus, it is a great way to reinforce what I’ve learned and find ways to put my own personal spin on the new techniques.
Starting next week, I’ll go over the specific practices I learned. But for now, I’ll leave you with an idea. Before you read a book or article or attend a class about tarot, why not do a reading in your usual style. Then, after you’ve read the book or article or attended the class, redo the reading, using the same cards and see if there is a noticeable difference. If so, in what way? If not, why? Also, consider doing a reading before reading my series of articles. Then repeat it afterwards. It will be interesting to see if you notice any changes.
PS I’ll be doing an interview of Riccardo Minetti of Lo Scarabeo soon. If you have any questions you’d like me to ask him, let me know.