Posts Tagged "Introduction to Tarot"

Lost Crystals

Posted by on Nov 12, 2016 in Tarot | 0 comments

Lost Crystals

A tarot student asked my advice about crystals. He purchased two amethyst crystals and a clear quartz. He lost one of the amethysts while out with a friend on Halloween weekend. Then during the first week of November, he misplaced the other two crystals. So he did a one-card reading about this, and pulled the Death card. He very rarely gets the Death card so was challenged about how to interpret this. Because of the Death card, the crystals are gone and are not coming back. He won’t find them. But to let go and be respectful, he can psychically tell the...

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The Structure of Tarot: Major, Minor, or Court

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in Tarot | 7 comments

Do you sometimes get lost when reading the 78 tarot cards?  When I teach tarot and a student can’t interpret a card, I ask if the card is major, minor, or court. If you can place the card in one of those three categories, then you can determine meaning by following the structure of tarot. There are 22 major arcana cards, 40 minor arcana cards, and 16 court cards. (Arcana means secret, or arcane.) Each tarot card is either major, minor, or court. The 22 cards of the major arcana tell the story of the Fool’s journey. They are a richly symbolic pattern of a very old mystery. They...

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PREFACE from INTRODUCTION TO TAROT

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Tarot | 2 comments

PREFACE from INTRODUCTION TO TAROT

People keep asking me how I got into reading tarot cards. I had a card reading, it came true, so I was interested! My story is in the Preface from my book INTRODUCTION TO TAROT. I was 17 years old when I first sought answers from the tarot. I inquired about working as a florist to support myself while I studied painting at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The final outcome card was the 8 of cups. It showed a dissatisfied person walking away, wearing a heavy cloak. Because I had already paid a deposit for classes, I ignored the tarot’s prognosis and attended floral arts school for...

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2016 Sheep Month Full Moon in Capricorn

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Astrology, Chinese Astrology, Full Moon | 0 comments

2016 Sheep Month Full Moon in Capricorn

2016 FULL MOON in CAPRICORN July 19 2016 at 3:56 pm PT is a full Moon in Earth sign Capricorn. Time to get grounded, and focus on practical matters. Now is the peak of Sheep month, and Sheep can be a homebody, so it’s good to organize the details of your home. There is much good fortune as communication planet Mercury conjuncts love planet Venus in Leo. They trine Saturn in Sagittarius for clear speech and many creative ideas. More lucky trines are Sun in Cancer trines Mars in Scorpio, bringing strength and energy. Plus the full Moon sextiles Mars for courage to follow feelings. Jupiter in...

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The Moon Card in the Tarot Deck

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in Astrology, New Moon, Tarot | 0 comments

Happy new Moon in Cancer this July 4th 2016! A tarot card that many people have trouble understanding is The Moon card, number 18 of the 22 major arcana cards in the tarot pack. Tarot cards illustrate symbols and myths that are allegorical of life experiences and situations. By reading your personal experience in the cards, you become part of the collective whole of human experience. This greater whole is based on the structural foundation of the four elements fire, water, air, and earth. These four elements are symbolized as the wand (club), cup (heart), sword (spade), and pentacle...

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