On the 6th day of December, Tarot gave to me:
The 3 of Wands from the Wizards Tarot.
According to the deck's designer, Corrine Kenner, the magic power of this card is expectation and hope. Today the Tarot gives us a reminder that often whatever we expect and hope for is what comes to us. Let us hope for the best, from ourselves, others, and the world. Let us expect that we will all rise to the occasion(s)!
Tarot and astrology have been linked for centuries. Most people are familiar with (whether they realize it or not) the astrological associations assigned to the cards by the Golden Dawn. But there are suggestions of even earlier connections. For example, the Minchiate Tarot (an 18th century deck of 97 cards) includes cards for the twelve astrological signs.
Tarot readers and astrologers are often very different people (although there are plenty who are both). Their approaches and generally accepted writing and learning styles vary greatly. Because of this, many tarot readers found it difficult to learn astrology. The books didn’t resonate with them or connect with their existing
Tarot shelves at bookstores are filled with beginner level books. Do we really need so many? Aren’t they all essentially the same?
I think we do need so many and that they are not essentially the same. First, they all differ in terms of voice and presentation. People learn differently and respond better to some styles of communication than to others. Every author has his or her own voice and way of explaining things. Second, not every tarot reader interprets or reads the cards in the same way. By seeing that there are so many different methods and schools of thought, new readers are encouraged to explore until they find what works for them.
This month we will look at eight different
The tarot community is always discussing something, or many things. A current favorite topic is the question of questions. What makes a good question? Does the question even matter? Should we help client’s rephrase their questions?
In Simple Fortunetelling with Tarot Cards, Corrine Kenner shares some ideas.
Sit down at the tarot reader’s table. Shuffle, and let the cards fall where they may. One by one, they’ll reveal your future.
Provided, that is, that you ask the right question.
In fact, defining your question might be the single most important part of getting a good tarot reading. Solomon Ibn Gabirol ben Judah, a ninth-century philosopher, put it best, “A wise