I thought I’d try this little exercise to help explain how interpretations of cards change depending on their position in a spread. So, I’m going to draw a random card and then place it in every position in the Celtic Cross. I’ve never tried this before so, hopefully I’ll learn something new about how positions affect meanings in tarot.
Before I grab a deck, let me outline the positions I assign to the Celtic Cross; not everyone uses the same ones. The Celtic Cross is the absolute best spread for flexibility and nuance that I know of. Continue reading
“Dear Ms Tarot Reader, I met this guy a couple months ago and he is really sweet. We get on so well and I’m sure we are an item. One thing puzzles me, though, he never takes me home to meet his mom, and the only time I meet his friends is if we bump into them by chance. What’s going on?”
Hi there, Romance-Seeker, I’m sorry to hear you are puzzled by your man’s behavior. Let me draw a card or two to see if the tarot can shed some light.
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This post has been contributed by the lovely and talented Sinead Fine from Tarot For Women. Sinead is an engaging, intuitive reader who runs online courses from her site. Hop over there now to pick up her free e-course.
“Deep inside us we know the feelings we need to guide us. Our task is to learn to trust our inner knowing” Sonia Johnson
Sounds a bit cliché that title- Tarot, Women and Intuition! Tarot is of course for everybody, not just women. All beings have intuition but the problem with our current society is that intuition is often educated out of us from an early age. The current rational and scientific mind is given more importance. What happens when a society leans more towards the rational scientific brain? We lose touch with our intuition, out instincts and our deep knowing.
For women this is especially detrimental. We lose our power. We ignore our instincts, our gut feelings and our ‘knowing’. We believe ‘the other’ knows what is best for us. Continue reading
Tarot numbers are fascinating, don’t you think? As a symbol, a number holds so much information. I’ve been thinking about how the numbers make such a useful and profound framework for the tarot. Once you have grasped a basic understanding of numerology, it makes reading the cards so easy.
The progression of the numbers and how they mirror the human existence ensures that you always know where you are. For example, let’s say you’re trying to make sense of the Five of Cups, all you have to do in your mind is look at the card that isn’t there, the Four of Cups. By doing this, you can almost see how the person arrived at the emotional challenge they find themselves in right now. And where they might be going. Remember that a single tarot card doesn’t exist in a vacuum, so to speak.
Anyway, I was going to write a little blog post about the tarot numbers and I sorta got carried away. The post turned into almost a 3,500 word ramble, so I thought it better to publish it on its own as an article: Tarot Numerology.
I had a message through Facebook about 3-card tarot spreads. The young lady who contacted me had only seen the old favorite past, present, future spread. Well, three-card readings can be as versatile as you like. They lend themselves very well to creating one-off and unique spreads.
Financial losses and gains are often reflected in tarot readings, but what tarot card combinations are red flags for money problems? And which ones predict an upturn in the client’s flow of abundance?
I’ve put together some card combinations which point towards financial areas that could present challenges and others that indicate money is on the way. As usual, my advice is to take into account the client’s situation, the question, the cards’ positions and the other cards around them. Remember that one or two cards in a reading may not indicate a financial downfall, or indeed a windfall. It might simply mean that the client should be aware of overspending. Continue reading
A few months back, I wrote an article for Psychic Elements about how Switchwords can benefit psychics, in their work and in their business. I’m pretty sure that they can help tarot readers in the same way.
If you already know about Switchwords and are looking for a PDF download, scroll down.
Following on from last week’s post about card combinations, I thought I would run a series of posts on what tarot combinations to look out for in various situations. One of the most often asked questions of any tarot reader is, “Is he cheating?”
Mostly I would try to avoid answering directly even if I felt it was a possibility, but there are certain tarot card combinations that scream “Infidelity!” Continue reading
One of the most searched for topics on my site is tarot card combinations. Presumably people are searching for definitive meanings given by a combination of two or more cards.
The problem is, given there are 78 cards in a standard tarot deck, there are 6,006 (78×77) possible tarot card combinations – and that’s just pairs. There are 456,456 (78x77x76) triple possibilities. That’s why you don’t see books, websites or tarot combination PDF files that contain all that information. Continue reading