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Using Signposts

This is a good technique if you are reading for yourself or for someone who is willing to be interactive with you and the cards. I’ve been working with the idea of adding signposts to my readings in various ways. I call them signposts because they mark something specific that you are looking for in […]

5 Tips for Reading Positive Cards in Negative Positions

Most tarot readers agree that any card can have many meanings. Determining which meaning apply to any specific reading depends on several factors, such as the deck used, the question asked, the reader (including her/his intuition), and spread position. Some spread positions have what we might think of as “negative” meanings, such as “challenge,” “problem,” […]

Reading a Single Card

There several ways that working with a single card to reveal a surprising breadth and depth of information. In addition to creating unique and interesting readings, these practices will also help you learn that particular card very deeply. A Card as a Spread For an interesting take on the popular 3-card Past Present Future reading, […]

4 Reading Tips

Before digging into the details of a reading, I like to get an overview. Looking at the big picture helps me relate the details in a reading to each other, creating a more coherent message. I think of it as an artist first sketching in a composition and then going in a filling in the […]

Rewriting History or Rewriting the Future, part II

As promised, I’m going to share some ideas about extrapolating the painting over journal pages technique to tarot readings. These are just ideas and I’ve not really worked with them enough to know which ones (if any) will prove useful. But that’s the great thing about a public forum, isn’t? We can share ideas and […]

Rewriting History or Rewriting the Future, part 1

Like many people I keep a journal. I may be inconsistent, but throughout my life there has always been a journal either being actively used or gathering dust. Tarot books almost always expound the benefits of keeping a tarot journal. But I really don’t know what percentage of tarotists actually do this. Because I do […]