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!

  • RWS 2.0 deck comparison
    by jamesricklef on January 10, 2021 at 3:00 am

    I was recently asked by someone if I could show her a comparison of some cards from my RWS 2.0 deck to the traditional RWS deck. Of course, I took that as a message from the Universe to show everyone a few such card comparisons

  • What does the Three of Swords mean?
    by jamesricklef on December 28, 2020 at 2:36 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 Three of Swords.

  • What does the Ten of Swords mean?
    by jamesricklef on December 14, 2020 at 1:11 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 Ten of Swords.

  • What does the Three of Cups mean?
    by jamesricklef on December 8, 2020 at 1:16 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 Three 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."

  • 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 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), and the Fool (0-22). Many people don’t include the Fool in this set. I made the decision to do

  • 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.

From Round the Cauldron’s Blog

Round the Cauldron Everyday life as a modern witch!

  • Episode 97: Through the Forge || Brighid in our Lives with Chris from Blood, Sweat, and Steel
    by Megan Black on January 18, 2021 at 5:54 am

    Give a warm welcome to Chris from the YouTube channel Blood, Sweat, and Steel! Truck driver by day and blacksmith by choice, we chat about … The post Episode 97: Through the Forge || Brighid in our Lives with Chris from Blood, Sweat, and Steel appeared first on Round the Cauldron.

  • I am a Gatekeeper
    by Megan Black on January 14, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    This topic has been on my mind for at least a week now and I have honestly hesitated in writing this post. I know some people are going to be upset. Some people are going to scream but you have to be inclusive to EVERYONE and honestly, I’m just not here for it anymore. To be fair, this idea didn’t just pop into my head. It was sparked by a tweet I saw from Oregon Wood Witch and from there it just spiraled into a mess of thoughts that I haven’t quite been able to wrap my head around. The post I am a Gatekeeper appeared first on Round the Cauldron.

  • Episode 96: Setting Spiritual Goals || What makes a good goal?
    by Megan Black on January 11, 2021 at 5:54 am

    There’s a new year and it is time to set our spiritual goals for 2021! I’d love to hear how you set your goals and … The post Episode 96: Setting Spiritual Goals || What makes a good goal? appeared first on Round the Cauldron.

  • Episode 95: Finding Your Life Purpose || My Thoughts and Ideas
    by Megan Black on December 28, 2020 at 5:54 am

    As human beings, we are all looking for our life purpose. We are all looking for answers to questions like… 💕 What’s my purpose? 💕 … The post Episode 95: Finding Your Life Purpose || My Thoughts and Ideas appeared first on Round the Cauldron.

  • Episode 94: Is This a Sign? || When a Squirrel is just a Squirrel
    by Megan Black on December 14, 2020 at 5:55 am

    Signs and omens are commonly talked about in witchcraft and pagan communities, but is it really a sign? Is it really an omen? Or is … The post Episode 94: Is This a Sign? || When a Squirrel is just a Squirrel appeared first on Round the Cauldron.

From the Unified Esoteric Tarot

Esoteric and Divinatory Tarot by Attila Kárpáthy

  • KS Strength
    by Admin on January 22, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    If I defined Strength with only a few words, those would be silent resistance. Strength can be assimilated to Courage in the larger context of the seven virtues, one of the four Cardinal virtues among Prudence, Justice and Temperance. In … Continue reading →

  • KS Page of Wands
    by Admin on January 21, 2021 at 7:14 am

    The conflict within the Page of Wands arouses from a restless mind and fiery temper. The wind intensifies the fire. Although they might be all well-intended, enthusiastic and overwhelmingly optimistic, there can emerge considerable differences between their original intentions and … Continue reading →

  • KS Seven of Cups
    by Admin on January 20, 2021 at 11:19 am

    The Seven of Cups is a difficult card to read. Probably more than in any other case, it is a matter of circumstances and its relationship to the other cards in the spread. It is a card of high emotional … Continue reading →

  • KS Hierophant
    by Admin on January 19, 2021 at 7:05 am

    It has been named Pope, High Priest or Hierophant, but more properly it should be called Demiurge. The word demiurge means ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan’, but it has become synonymous with ‘creator’. In the Platonic and Neoplatonic schools of philosophy, the … Continue reading →