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 Eight of Swords mean?
    by JamesRicklef on August 23, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    . Here is a pithy meaning for the Eight of Swords:Mind your own business . Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page! The image on this post is a card from my

  • Recorded Online Tarot Workshops
    by JamesRicklef on February 8, 2023 at 11:46 pm

    Did you miss my online workshops? No problem! You can get recorded versions of them!

  • Tarot Self-Empowerment Techniques: Your Own Fool’s Journey
    by JamesRicklef on August 29, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Here is a Tarot technique that I call “Your Own Fool’s Journey.” With it, you can use the Major Arcana cards to explore and analyze the story of your life — past, present, and future.

  • Tarot Self-Empowerment Techniques: A Tarot Vacation
    by JamesRicklef on August 16, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    Here is a visualization technique with which you can go on an imaginary vacation using your Tarot cards. Use this when you need a vacation but you don't have the time or finances to go on a real one.

From Mary K Greer’s Blog

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

  • Deep Play Tarot Retreat in Tulum: Feb 27-Mar 3, 2024
    by Mary K. Greer on January 8, 2024 at 1:08 am

    Many of you have been asking about the Tarot Retreat in Tulum, Mexico at the end of February. Please join co-leaders, Jenna Matlin, Dreya Bloome and myself as we talk about our Tarot teachings and present a few ideas for things to do in the Tulum area – known for its archeological sites, crystal clear

  • Pamela Colman Smith photo by Alice Boughton
    by Mary K. Greer on October 9, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    I just discovered this previously unknown photo of PCS by her friend, the well-known photographer, Alice Boughton. The source is The Literary Digest, July 4, 1908. Enjoy.

  • The Moon Card: Between a Dog and a Wolf
    by Mary K. Greer on September 17, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Do you know what the expression “entre chien et loup” or “between a dog and a wolf” means?  It is a French description for twilight – either dusk or dawn – when the half light turns everything monochromatic and you can’t tell the difference between the wild and the tame. I’ve always loved this as

  • The Truth Untold, Lenormand Cards, Ashbless, and the Smeraldo Flower
    by Mary K. Greer on June 17, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Recently, music producer for BigHit, PDogg, was asked what his favorite BTS song is and he answered “The Truth Untold,” sung by the four vocalists (live performance below). It seems there is a long, fascinating history behind it. I’ll try to make this short. (Check out these sites for details: The BTS Effect and the

From Round the Cauldron’s Blog

‘Round the Cauldron Everyday life as a modern witch!

  • keep track of your books 📚 FREE Notion template!
    by Megan Black on February 16, 2024 at 5:02 pm

    One of my goals for 2024 is to read more books. I created a Notion template to help me track my books and hit my goal! Today, I want to share this Notion template with you FOR FREE! Get my Personal Library Template ✨ → https://heyyyitsmegan.notion.site/My-Personal-Library-Template-d793f5ff4be645448b6885d1c6028566 Try Audible Plus: https://amzn.to/49xFWw9 Kindle Unlimited: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/hz/subscribe/ku »» SUPPORT

  • Mindful Mornings: Embracing the Power of Slow Starts
    by Megan Black on February 9, 2024 at 1:54 pm

    If you’re anything like me, you probably feel like you never have enough time in the day. It gets away from you, the seconds, minutes, and hours slipping from your grasp like sand through your fingers. It isn’t a good way to feel. Life seems to pass us by and there’s nothing we can do

  • Imbolg in a New Home
    by Megan Black on February 7, 2024 at 1:22 am

    Imbolg was a little different for me this year. Since we moved to a whole new state in the middle of December, things haven’t really been set up the way I want because they can’t be. We still have so much work to do to this house – honestly, more work than it might be

  • Healing Your Inner Child Tarot Spread
    by Megan Black on January 1, 2024 at 6:31 pm

    My word for 2024 is Heal, and one of the aspects of healing for me is inner child work. I am a product of both my environment and my genetics. As a child, I went through a lot of things that a child shouldn’t have to go through. I was witness to some things that,

  • Book Review: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Hope
    by Megan Black on October 23, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    In this book, the author explores monasticism as it pertains to modern pagan spirituality. As someone that likes structure in my own pagan practice, the idea of monasticism has always been intriguing to me. For those that don’t know, monasticism is also known as monkhood. This way of life is a devotion to the Gods, usually giving up some form of worldly possession or way of life in order to live in service to the Gods the individual is devoted to.

From the Unified Esoteric Tarot

Esoteric and Divinatory Tarot by Attila Kárpáthy

  • Tutoring
    by Admin on January 7, 2024 at 4:45 am

    I will start by quoting (again) Gurdjieff, one of my teachers. “This is almost all that can be said in general about the ‘stairway’ and about the ‘way,’ because there are different ways. We have spoken of this before. And,…Read more Tutoring ›

  • Yearly reading with chart
    by Admin on December 4, 2023 at 6:33 am

    This is that time of the year. It is time to get your Yearly Tarot spread with 16 cards plus a yearly diagram for only 99.99 USD. They are delivered as PDFs with pictures and detailed explanations. I offer a…Read more Yearly reading with chart ›

  • December’s report
    by Admin on December 3, 2023 at 8:38 am

    2023 was a challenging calendar year. And although the challenging period isn’t over yet, the end of the year might be somewhat lighter. At least we should take one step back and look at things calmer. December starts at the…Read more December’s report ›

  • Let there be light (Yehi ohr)
    by Admin on November 22, 2023 at 9:27 am

    St. Augustine of Hippo noted that “numbers are the Universal language offered by the deity to humans as confirmation of the truth.” Mathematics is considered the language of G_d(s) and, therefore, the language of creation. According to the Jewish mystical…Read more Let there be light (Yehi ohr) ›