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 Hanged Man mean?
    by jamesricklef on August 10, 2020 at 5:00 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 Hanged Man.

  • What does the Three of Cups mean?
    by jamesricklef on August 2, 2020 at 1:13 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.

  • What does the Four of Cups mean?
    by jamesricklef on July 28, 2020 at 7:33 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 Four of Cups.

  • What does the Chariot card mean?
    by jamesricklef on July 20, 2020 at 7:42 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 Chariot card.

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 78: Is the Witchcraft Aesthetic Harmful to the Community? || When it becomes toxic…
    by Megan Black on August 10, 2020 at 4:57 am

    Click here to get a transcript of this episode! Want to help decide what we talk about? Join me on Patreon!   This week, we’re talking about the witchcraft aesthetic and whether it is harmful to the witchcraft community as a whole! Got a different opinion? Let me know in the comments or reach out The post Episode 78: Is the Witchcraft Aesthetic Harmful to the Community? || When it becomes toxic… appeared first on Round the Cauldron.

  • 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Waste
    by Megan Black on August 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Today, I want to talk about five simple ways that you can reduce your waste. Now, as a pagan, living an earth-centric life is important to me. Living in an eco-conscious way is important to me and the way that I practice. So, I wanted to give you five tips for reducing your waste. You’d The post 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Waste appeared first on Round the Cauldron.

  • Episode 77: Is Paganism Right for You? || 10 Questions to Ask Yourself
    by Megan Black on August 3, 2020 at 4:53 am

    Get a transcript of this episode by clicking here. The topic of paganism for beginners gets brought up often. However, the amount of information on the internet along about paganism is astounding. As a pagan myself, I feel like I can give a unique perspective on whether paganism might be right for you as a The post Episode 77: Is Paganism Right for You? || 10 Questions to Ask Yourself appeared first on Round the Cauldron.

  • Lughnasadh || A Brief History of the First Harvest
    by Megan Black on July 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    The Wheel has turned again and we are slowly making our approach to Lughnasadh. As the First Harvest and one of the Celtic Fire Festivals, did you know that Lughnasadh has been celebrated for many, many years? In ancient Ireland, it was celebrated as Lughnasadh – the first harvest of the season. Now, it is more commonly known as Lammas, the anglicized version of the name. So, what is Lughnasadh and why do we celebrate it? The post Lughnasadh || A Brief History of the First Harvest appeared first on Round the Cauldron.

  • Lúnasa Herbal Bread || Free Recipe
    by Megan Black on July 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Lúnasa is almost upon us and now is the time to start thinking about the bread you’re going to bake for the wonderful celebration of the first harvest! Baking bread is a traditional and popular way to give thanks to the Gods and incorporate the beautiful goodness that is baked bread. The post Lúnasa Herbal Bread || Free Recipe appeared first on Round the Cauldron.

From the Unified Esoteric Tarot

Esoteric and Divinatory Tarot Tarot: theory and practice

  • Seven of Cups (Excerpt)
    by Admin on August 11, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Excerpt from the novel ‘Two thousand fifty-six’ by Attila Kárpáthy. Full or partial use of this text for commercial or non-commercial distribution by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited unless expressly authorised by the author. “There are as many pillows … Continue reading →

  • The Magian Tarot and Postmodern theory
    by Admin on August 7, 2020 at 8:58 am

    I bought this book a while ago, and although I still didn’t found time to read it throughout, this introductory chapter is fascinating. I share a small fragment here in hope to open your appetite to buy and read the … Continue reading →

  • The RWS Seven of Cups decrypted
    by Admin on July 26, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Pamela Colman Smith has put a lot of work into the details of the Seven of Cups. On the other hand, in addition to the interpretation of the card, based on Etteilla’s work, this is everything that Waite considered sufficient … Continue reading →

  • The Fool (Excerpt)
    by Admin on July 16, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Back in April, I started a large project which includes a Tarot inspired, esoteric, dystopian-crime novel. Here is a small excerpt from Chapter four, The Fool. Chapter four, The Fool “Those who will not reason are bigots, those who cannot … Continue reading →