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."

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  • The Moon Card: Between a Dog and a Wolf
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From Round the Cauldron’s Blog

‘Round the Cauldron Witchcraft, Polytheism, and the Intersection of Magic and Mundane

  • Episode 125: Do you label your witchcraft? || The Help and Harm of Witchcraft Labels
    by Megan Black on November 24, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    In today’s episode, I give my perspective and opinion on the different ways labels can help and harm your witchcraft practice. As always, this episode is simply one witch’s thoughts! I don’t personally label my witchcraft, though I have labeled my polytheistic practice. Don’t forget that labels are community created and arbitrary — they only matter if they matter to you!

  • I’m more than a witch, you know!
    by Megan Black on November 20, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Did you know I’m a real person? [cue shock and awe] I hate the idea of niching down my content fully so sometimes I like to post things that don’t have anything to do with witchcraft. That’s what today is!

  • Five Tips to Celebrate a Full Moon
    by Megan Black on November 7, 2022 at 11:31 am

    Many witches are drawn to the Moon, and sometimes for good reason! In my beliefs, the Moon holds a particular type of energy that can be used to help fuel my spellwork. This energy waxes and wanes, just like the phases of the Moon herself, and the associations of each phase are different. A Full Moon, though, has the most potent, all-encompassing energy of all the phases.

  • The Dullahan, The Good Woman, and The Death Coach [Podcast Episode 124]
    by Megan Black on October 31, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Audio This month, I was inspired to give a more spooky episode for the podcast, something steeped in legend and folklore. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was written by Washington Irving, an American author that wrote the story detailing a Hessian soldier that was decapitated during a battle in the revolutionary war come back to … Read more

  • Morning Boost: A Recipe for an All-Purpose Coffee Syrup
    by Megan Black on October 17, 2022 at 10:35 am

    If you know me, you would know that I live on coffee. It is my magic potion in the morning, something that gets me out of bed and the one thing I look forward to as I walk around my house with sleepy eyes in the morning. But I was inspired by a weekly challenge … Read more

From the Unified Esoteric Tarot

Esoteric and Divinatory Tarot by Attila Kárpáthy

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  • Preserving and handling the cards
    by Admin on September 30, 2022 at 5:54 am

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  • These Magic decks and their operating systems
    by Admin on September 26, 2022 at 6:27 am

    I have often heard people saying about one or another Tarot deck, “oh, that’s so beautiful, I need to have it!” Although aesthetics are an important component of any product, when it comes to Tarot, it’s not how beautiful it…Read more These Magic decks and their operating systems ›

  • The Awakening
    by Admin on September 9, 2022 at 4:11 am

    It became a common phenomenon that people have a sudden glimpse of consciousness which changes their life course. ‘My life was shallow and meaningless,’ they say, ‘I woke up one day feeling empty and realised something was missing. I had…Read more The Awakening ›