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!

  • What does the Five of Cups mean?
    by jamesricklef on October 25, 2020 at 3:33 am

    Pithy Tarot card meanings are short, easy to remember meanings that may stimulate further insights when called to mind during a reading. They also make great "Card of the Day" messages. Here’s one for the Five of Cups.

  • What does the Moon card mean?
    by jamesricklef on October 17, 2020 at 12:20 am

    Pithy Tarot card meanings are short, easy to remember meanings that may stimulate further insights when called to mind during a reading. They also make great "Card of the Day" messages. Here’s one for the Moon card.

  • What does the Ace of Cups mean?
    by jamesricklef on October 12, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Pithy Tarot card meanings are short, easy to remember meanings that may stimulate further insights when called to mind during a reading. They also make great "Card of the Day" messages. Here’s one for the Ace of Cups.

  • What does the Ten of Wands mean?
    by jamesricklef on October 2, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    Pithy Tarot card meanings are short, easy to remember meanings that may stimulate further insights when called to mind during a reading. They also make great "Card of the Day" messages. Here’s one for the Ten of Wands.

From Mary K Greer’s Blog

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

  • Flying Ambulances for the Navajo Nation
    by Mary K. Greer on June 1, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    My friend, John Irving, is currently flying medical planes within the Navajo Nation that’s being devastated by COVID-19. I asked him to send me his story that I could post here to let people know what is actually going on. It’s just one story from the midst of this crisis. I want to add that

  • Write from your Heart with Tarot
    by Mary K. Greer on January 13, 2020 at 1:30 am

    How to write from your heart with tarot: – Breathe (ground/center if applicable). – Connect with your future reader (including if you will be your only reader). Try to get a specific image in mind and open your heart to that person(s)—real or imaginary. – Begin your writing with where you are right now at

  • Tarot Tour of Italy 2019
    by Mary K. Greer on December 4, 2019 at 1:22 am

    The best way to understand the historical roots of the tarot is to visit Northern Italy and see the actual sources for the imagery. There is no way I can duplicate the wonderful job Katrina Wynne did of telling the story of our Italy Tarot Trip this October so I’m sending you to her page.

  • An Analysis of BTS’s “Lights” as Plato’s Allegory of the Cave
    by Mary K. Greer on August 6, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    “Lights” is the newest music video from the phenomenally popular South Korean K-pop group, BTS. Its main theme is the question “What is love?” to which there is a response: “your Light lights the way for me . . . no matter how far apart we are.” If you haven’t heard of BTS you are probably

From Round the Cauldron’s Blog

Round the Cauldron Everyday life as a modern witch!

  • Episode 87: Samhain 2020 || Information and Practices as an Irish Pagan
    by Megan Black on October 26, 2020 at 4:54 am

    Samhain is a time of new beginnings in my path as an Irish pagan for many reasons. Working in darkness can be daunting for some people, but darkness is a necessary part of growth. The post Episode 87: Samhain 2020 || Information and Practices as an Irish Pagan appeared first on Round the Cauldron.

  • How to Learn Tarot by Jess Carlson || Book Review
    by Megan Black on October 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    This book was refreshing to see because of the way it approaches learning tarot. This is not a book that you pick up to learn the meanings of the cards. The post How to Learn Tarot by Jess Carlson || Book Review appeared first on Round the Cauldron.

  • Episode 86: Protection Magick – Basics, Tips, and Tricks
    by Megan Black on October 19, 2020 at 4:54 am

    It is my belief that as a witch, protection magick should be some of the first types of magick you master – or at least get comfortable with – before moving on to anything else. Protection magick includes charms, shields, wards, and so much more. Do you have a favorite method of protection? The post Episode 86: Protection Magick – Basics, Tips, and Tricks appeared first on Round the Cauldron.

  • Journaling – Benefits both Magickal and Mundane
    by Megan Black on October 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Journaling is a staple in my everyday life. It wasn’t always like that but over the years I have come to realize the many benefits journaling has to offer. These benefits go beyond just helping you remember your day or keeping your thoughts straight. I wanted to share them with you because lately, journaling has taken up a large significance in my life. The post Journaling – Benefits both Magickal and Mundane appeared first on Round the Cauldron.

  • Children’s Ancestor Candle || Free Printable
    by Megan Black on October 13, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Samhain is approaching and sometimes the kiddos like to get involved in the celebrations. Instead of letting the children walk around the home carrying an open flame, why not do arts and crafts instead? The post Children’s Ancestor Candle || Free Printable appeared first on Round the Cauldron.

From the Unified Esoteric Tarot

Esoteric and Divinatory Tarot by Attila Kárpáthy

  • Etteilla’s Book of Thoth
    by Admin on October 22, 2020 at 8:10 am

    According to Etteilla, the Tarot was created by a group of seventeen Magi under the direct guidance of Hermes Trismegistus. He wrote in 1783, that he calculated that the Tarot was 3,953 years old. Originally called ‘The Book of Thoth’, … Continue reading →

  • The Banned Tarot
    by Admin on October 18, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Depictions of a sexual nature have existed since the dawn of times. From rock art, the so-called Venus figures and ancient Mesopotamian artefacts depicting explicit sex, humans were drawn to sex and driven by sex. The Egyptian Turin Erotic Papyrus, … Continue reading →

  • Specitime and the definition of God
    by Admin on October 14, 2020 at 10:06 am

    These sacred texts are always subject of interpretations. ‘Three Mothers: Alef Mem Shin He engraved them, He carved them, He permuted them, He weighed them, And with them He depicted Three Mothers AMSh in the Universe, Three Mothers AMSh in … Continue reading →

  • The Sepher Yetzirah and the Tarot
    by Admin on October 9, 2020 at 5:12 am

    The Golden Dawn system is built upon the esoteric correspondences of the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet outlined in the kabbalistic text called Sepher Yetzirah, meaning Book of Formation, which sometimes, arguably, was also translated as Book of Creation. … Continue reading →