My Experience of Learning Tarot

It’s funny how different people come to tarot. For some people it’s been something their family has always done, others are simply drawn to it, but for people like me who grew up in very ‘no nonsense’ households where anything esoteric was poo-pooed, it is something odd and mysterious that requires a ‘happening’ to be brought into your life.

Tarot was something I was aware of but never paid much attention to. After all, it was just a load of nonsense and woo wasn’t it? Just a bunch of generalisations that could be applied to any situation, a bit like cold reading. Until I learned that my good friend, Steve, reads the cards.

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The Four Aces of RWS

Learn Tarot – Introduction

On the many Facebook groups and forums you’ll regularly see people recommending the study of each individual card, using a mix of artwork interpretation and other references, over many, many months.  With 78 cards this is a considerable challenge;  if others learnt the hard way then you should too!  Right?

Wrong!  Let us show you not only the easy way – but the best way to learn the underlying associations.

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From James Ricklef’s Blog

James Ricklef's Tarot Blog Explore and learn about the Tarot ... and yourself!

From Mary K Greer’s Blog

Mary K. Greer's Tarot Blog "Tarot helps you meet whatever comes in the best possible way."

  • Pamela Colman Smith photo by Alice Boughton
    by Mary K. Greer on October 9, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    I just discovered this previously unknown photo of PCS by her friend, the well-known photographer, Alice Boughton. The source is The Literary Digest, July 4, 1908. Enjoy.

  • The Moon Card: Between a Dog and a Wolf
    by Mary K. Greer on September 17, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Do you know what the expression “entre chien et loup” or “between a dog and a wolf” means?  It is a French description for twilight – either dusk or dawn – when the half light turns everything monochromatic and you can’t tell the difference between the wild and the tame. I’ve always loved this as

  • The Truth Untold, Lenormand Cards, Ashbless, and the Smeraldo Flower
    by Mary K. Greer on June 17, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Recently, music producer for BigHit, PDogg, was asked what his favorite BTS song is and he answered “The Truth Untold,” sung by the four vocalists (live performance below). It seems there is a long, fascinating history behind it. I’ll try to make this short. (Check out these sites for details: The BTS Effect and the

  • Emperor/Death/Fool Birth Cards and Daechwita
    by Mary K. Greer on January 6, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Among the Tarot cards determined by adding the numbers in your birth date, I find most intriguing the Constellation of the Emperor, which consists of the Major Arcana cards whose numbers add up to four: the Emperor (4), Death (13 = 1+3=4), and the Fool (the un-numbered 22nd card of the Majors; 2+2=4). Many people

From Round the Cauldron’s Blog

  • Lavender Magic: Uses, Tips, and a Freebie!
    by Megan Black on March 24, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    Lavender is one of those plants that just about every witch has in their cabinet. This is because lavender is such a versatile plant ally to work with! I think it also says something about our modern world that we all tend to lean on an ally that gives us a bit of peace and … Read more

  • Spring Equinox with Children: Honoring Balance and Creating Joy [FREEBIE]
    by Megan Black on March 16, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    As a mother and a witch, I try my hardest to instill a love of nature and respect for the Earth and her cycles in my child. I may not always teach her about witchcraft – only if that’s what she wants – but I will always teach her about the natural cycles of the … Read more

  • Book Review: Confronting the Crisis
    by Megan Black on March 9, 2023 at 3:07 am

    If the human species has an evolutionary purpose that purpose is delight. Aren’t we constituted to experience and express conscious delight in the immensity and intimacy of creation, the diversity, abundance, and miracles of life? We have moved far from such purpose. Instead of imagination’s dreamers with the Earth, maturing into avatars of relationships, narrators … Read more

  • Book Review: Aos Sidhe by Morgan Daimler
    by Megan Black on March 4, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    Please note: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions given in this review are my own. An introduction to the Aos Sidhe, the People of the fairy mounds, and to Irish fairy beliefs, this book takes readers on a journey to understand the place that … Read more

  • Self-Care and Witchcraft: What it is, what it isn’t, and ideas for your routine!
    by Megan Black on February 28, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    Before we talk about self care and witchcraft, we have to really talk about self care in general. I like to think of self-care as burnout prevention and literally caring for myself. Just like with literally anything else, self-care has a dictionary definition and psychological explanation. So, let’s look at those. The dictionary has two … Read more

From the Unified Esoteric Tarot

Esoteric and Divinatory Tarot by Attila Kárpáthy

  • The simplest key to life and trading
    by Admin on March 24, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    Recently several people approached me interested in using esoteric knowledge for trading and market predictions. I admit I am unfamiliar with stock exchanges, trading practices and the work of W. D. Gann. However, at a quick glance, the similarity between…Read more The simplest key to life and trading ›

  • The Tarot Suits and Seasons
    by Admin on March 12, 2023 at 5:03 am

    There is a common misconception regarding the correlation of seasons with the Suits of the Tarot deck. People believe that Wands represent spring, Cups summer, Swords autumn, and Disks (Pentacles, Coins) winter. Perhaps, one of the issues is that seasons…Read more The Tarot Suits and Seasons ›

  • The 9 of Swords blanket project
    by Admin on March 5, 2023 at 6:40 am

    Most people are scared of the Sword cards. The Nine of Swords is usually associated with illness, sleepless nights, bad dreams and the over-day burden we often carry on with us for the nights. Etteilla’s Nine of Swords signify bachelor,…Read more The 9 of Swords blanket project ›

  • Sharing and caring
    by Admin on February 27, 2023 at 8:22 am

    I’m researching, studying, editing, and writing esoteric materials, I create Tarot decks, I provide guidance and private reading sessions, and I create and promote all my content by myself. Unfortunately, the entire internet and especially these so-called social media platforms,…Read more Sharing and caring ›