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 World card mean?
    by jamesricklef on February 10, 2020 at 8:47 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 World card.

  • What does the Six of Cups mean?
    by jamesricklef on February 7, 2020 at 2:52 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 Six of Cups.

  • What does the Hierophant card mean?
    by jamesricklef on February 3, 2020 at 9:18 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 Hierophant.

  • What does the Ace of Cups mean?
    by jamesricklef on January 16, 2020 at 4:18 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 Ace of Cups.

From Mary K Greer’s Blog

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

  • 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

  • A Tarot Reading for BTS’s Suga upon listening to Agust D, Rap Mixtapes #2
    by Mary K. Greer on July 3, 2019 at 12:59 am

    This tarot reading addresses a particular piece of music and its composer/lyricist, however it is not necessary to be familiar with the work. I wrote the article to demonstrate how tarot cards can add insight and dimension to any project or experience. It helps you think outside the box and consider the deeper significance, inner

From Round the Cauldron’s Blog

  • Episode 54: Veganism, Witchcraft, and Ethical Choices – It’s not what you think!
    by Megan B. on February 17, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    There are many differing opinions on this subject. The way you view the world, including your religion or spiritual practice, can definitely color how you behave and the lifestyle you live. But does that mean you have to be vegan to live a spiritually-led life? The post Episode 54: Veganism, Witchcraft, and Ethical Choices – It’s not what you think! appeared first on .

  • Learn to Read Tarot – Death || BEGINNER FRIENDLY || Talk Tarot with Me Ep. 20
    by Megan B. on February 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    The Death card is a card in the major arcana that scares a lot of people. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t mean what you think it means! Come find out what Death has to offer you. The post Learn to Read Tarot – Death || BEGINNER FRIENDLY || Talk Tarot with Me Ep. 20 appeared first on .

  • Attract Love – A Spell Jar Recipe
    by Megan B. on February 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Valentine’s day is happening and we know love is in the air. But even if you’re single, you can still take advantage of the energy of Valentine’s day. I thought I would write a little spell to help attract love into my life. For me, this is a form of self-love because I’m already in a healthy, loving relationship. I tried to make it as adaptable as possible, so feel free to switch things up to fit your situation. The post Attract Love – A Spell Jar Recipe appeared first on .

  • Episode 53: Safety in the Craft
    by Megan B. on February 10, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    I feel like we don’t hear enough about safety within witchcraft, so I’m here to talk about it. This is not just about physical safety, either. Come explore the physical, mental, and spiritual safety concepts that I feel are important in practicing witchcraft! These include fire, crystals, herbs, mental health, and working with higher entities. The post Episode 53: Safety in the Craft appeared first on .

  • Learn to Read Tarot – The Hanged Man || BEGINNER FRIENDLY || Talk Tarot with Me Ep. 19
    by Megan B. on February 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Justice is about seeking the truth and weeding through the deception – both within yourself and the world around you. How do you seek justice? Do the scales of justice weigh in your favor? The post Learn to Read Tarot – The Hanged Man || BEGINNER FRIENDLY || Talk Tarot with Me Ep. 19 appeared first on .