Psychic Tarot by Nancy Antenucci and Melanie Howard
In Psychic Tarot, Antenucci and Howard tell us that integrating the wisdom from a reading is the biggest challenge of divination. They say it is the most challenging because it requires change (breaking patterns and forming new habits)…we humans aren’t great at that. Here is their advice for facilitating integration:
In truth, you may begin to lose some of the insights you were given almost as soon as the reading is over. Shortly after a reading, capture the essence of what initially rang true for you. First impressions are always important. What surprised you? Might you feel, think, or act differently with these new
We ask the cards questions all the time. And we all know that the type of information you get depends on the questions asked. So we know what kind of conversations we have with the cards. But what happens if we shut up and let the cards talk amongst themselves?
Of course, they cannot actually talk, so we have to use our imagination and creativity to help them, but if we do, we may be surprised by what we learn.
Since this is a bit different for most of us, I suggest trying a just-for-fun version first.
Write out a few scenarios on slips of paper. Pull one randomly. Then pull two cards (randomly) and imagine those cards in that scene. Here are some scenario ideas:
What is a Significator?
A significator is a card that is used in a tarot spread to represent the querent (the person asking the question). Not all readers use significators. Some don't use them at all. Some use them only with certain spreads. Some use them in every reading. I suggest trying various methods to see what, if any, work for you. Also, try new methods (or revisit previously discarded methods) every year or so. You never know when something that didn't work in the past will work in the present. This is one way I keep my reading practice fresh.
How do you select a Significator?
There are so many ways! Here are a few traditional methods. Next time, I'll share a few modern
Tarotist Tierney Sadler suggests that I write about how our own situations may or may not affect the readings we give. For example, if we suspect we are projecting our own current life situation on the interpretation of reading, does that make the reading any less true for the querent?
I think there is a danger of projecting, of course. And I think it can be a danger. I think that even if a querent has the same problem, issue, challenge, or question that we have, the answer may or may not be the same. So if we let our own seeking seep into our readings for our clients, we could be giving them answers that are right for us but not necessarily right for them.
To avoid this situation, I