Learn Something New

The Page of Pentacles from the Wizards Tarot

The first six months of quarantine have been very difficult for me (this is written in August; and I’m sure I’m not alone). One of the things that really helped me was learning something new. A friend asked me if I’d like to study Marseille Tarot with him. I did and it was like a lifeline during my darkest months. For two months, we used Zoom to study and do practice readings with each other. We are both seasoned RWS tarot readers with decades of experience but we both had only a nodding relationship with Marseille. That was, we think, key to its effectiveness in engaging us so fully.

If you find yourself restless and anxious, try learning something completely new. It is really diverting and might lead to some really great new practices. But even if it doesn’t, knowledge is never wasted. Learning Marseille taught me that it is probably not for me, but it also helped think about the RWS system in new ways.

Here is one of the resources we used during our study sessions and the deck I used:

Reading and Understanding the Marseille Tarot by Anna Maria Morsucci

Tarot de Marseille by Jodorowsky

Written by Barbara Moore
The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has ...