I was clicking through YouTube videos as I do when I have a few minutes to spare and I stumbled across a video that informed me that I could become a Pro Tarot Reader in just one day. Well, I was confused and skeptical of the information the video contained. The title had me wondering what the creator meant by “Pro Tarot Reader”, was she inferring that in just a day you could become a qualified person to read the cards to such a level that other people would pay you for your service? Or was she suggesting that you could become professional as in someone reading the Tarot as their main paid occupation rather than just as reading the cards as a hobby? If it was the second option then I might agree … I mean honestly as soon as you accept money for a skill you are entitled to call yourself a professional (_ fill in the blank _),
This game is a fun way to memorize your Key Words and to create a comprehensive narrative (similar to The Fool’s Journey). I have played this game numerous times with my Tarot students and have always been asked to play it again. Everyone enjoys it!
The Tarot Game is best played with three or more people, but can be played with only two (playing by yourself will have limited benefits). I suggest using a standard Rider-Waite Tarot deck or a Rider-Waite inspired deck, but honestly any deck can be used as long as the players are familiar with the images.
Object: Get rid of all cards held while weaving a comprehensive narrative.
If you are a Tarot reader then there is an assumption that you have at least at one time used or are acquainted with the Rider-Waite deck and are familiar with the elemental associations made with each of the suits since many of the images on the cards reflect these obvious associations; Cups with water, Pentacles or Coins with earth, Swords with air, and Wands with fire. Each card of the suits has some symbolism that clearly illustrates these associations. The Cups have images of rivers, streams, waves, and a predominance of the color blue. Pentacles have images of gardens, cities, hills, and mountains. The suits of Swords are filled with images of clouds, butterflies, and light blue colors. Wands have flames, salamanders, and orange hues. While these
I have found that there are two distinct groups of Tarot readers when it comes to the idea of Tarot and timing. Some readers adamantly believe that the cards cannot predict future events and those who believe that the cards are able to aid with predictions. Personally I tend to find that I align more closely with the second group, but even if you are a reader like me, who believes that the cards are able to predict future events, I am certain you will also agree with the idea that there are limitless possibilities for each of us when it comes to our futures. The mere concept of linear time is a human construct and does not actually exist beyond our physical plane of existence so any attempt to predict an event for anyone is just that – an attempt to do so. When using the Tarot as a divination tool the reader uses his or her psychic abilities to align with the vibrational frequency of the cards and see the images of
Not long ago I received an email from someone who was highly upset with the fact that I read Tarot for profit and “personal gain”. This individual accused me of “commercializing what she held as sacred” and that I was “selling the religion of Wicca and spiritual practices as a business.” After recovering from the initial hurt I felt, I contemplated what my own views of my Tarot business were. This is what I’ve discovered ...
I view Tarot as a sacred tool for divination. I use the cards to tap into The Divine Source in order to attain knowledge and retrieve messages meant for myself as well as others. I relay the messages I receive to the person I am reading for (my client). Are those whom I read for able to receive their own messages