To finish out our theme of spring, let’s talk about new beginnings. Throughout the year, there are many times and seasons to mark new beginnings: the New Year, Fall (back to school nostalgia), one’s birthday. And spring. All the burgeoning new life popping out of the ground, out of nests, and out of animals of all sorts.
In tarot, the Aces represent new beginnings. Out of all the “new beginnings” times of the year, I think the Aces go best with Spring. The Aces have this feeling of being gifts from the Universe and Spring has that feeling to me. When it finally comes, I am just so very grateful.
The Gaian Tarot by Joanna Colbert Powell, which will be available in the fall,
Many people in the tarot community know Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone. They are the founders of the Tarot School and the very popular annual conference known as The Readers Studio. With two excellent books under their belts, they are also successful authors. One of their books, Tarot Tips, is an excellent book (useful and fun!) for tarot readers of any experience level. Compromised of 78 tips, tricks, and techniques, any tarotist, tarot teacher, or tarot meet up organizer will find it a treasure chest of inspiration.
One tip, number 34 can be used as an exercise or a springboard for further discussion. Here’s a little taste:
10 Practical Questions to Ask the Tarot
What do I
Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone, the hosts of the Readers Studio, work hard to ensure that attendees can absorb as much as their hearts desire. If one wished, one could attend various activities from 8 am until 11 pm. Not everyone does that, of course. But some are determined to take advantage of every opportunity. I am glad that I did attend everything I intended except for one 9 pm – 11 pm workshop.
Lunch with Dan
On Friday, lunch was provided. In addition to food, we had entertainment. They call this a “Lunch and Learn Session.” Dan Pelletier, one of the fine proprietors of The Tarot Garden, dazzled us with his wit and wisdom.
One thing he discussed was the value of doing