Posted 04 October 2002 - 08:42 PM
How did you get started? What did you study, how did you learn, is there a certain deck that is best to start off with.
Posted 09 October 2002 - 10:37 AM
Hope this Helps,
Posted 13 October 2002 - 08:49 AM
Posted 16 October 2002 - 04:10 AM
Posted 16 October 2002 - 05:31 PM
I have been doing Tarot for 30 years and I still buy books and take courses. I am always looking for new spreads and new cards...
I have found that keeping the cards with you during the day where ever you go(within reason) helps you to get in 'tune' with them. Over time I realized that feeling behind every deck is different.
The Ryder Waite deck was my first and now I have 7 different decks.
To get started, work with your cards daily. Look at the them and separate the major from the minor then the minor into suits. Familarized yourself with their meanings. Some people just work with the major Arcana. (very Powerful)
I bought a book recentlly called 'The Tarot in 10 Minutes'
by RT Kaser. Stupid title, but It gives some good ideas on giving different readings(depending on the question asked)
Oh one other thing that will help you get in touch with your cards quickly is to ask your cards what kind of a day will I have today? then pull a card from the deck and read it...see what they tell you... it is a splendid way to learn.
Posted 19 October 2002 - 05:46 PM
Posted 20 October 2002 - 12:16 AM
Posted 20 October 2002 - 12:23 AM
I recently bought a book called "The Everything Tarot Book". I think it's a wonderful resourse.
Posted 20 October 2002 - 03:43 PM
I personally feel that the most important part of choosing a Tarot Deck is to find a deck that suits you personally. They become a part of you (almost like an extension of your spiritual self ). You become attached to them in a comforting sort of way. They help you see the truth of things.
I also suggest that when you begin you read for yourself only until you develop your skills. It is of the utmost importance to be comfortably adept in the use of the deck before you start telling other people about their lives.
There is a responsibility attached to reading Tarot because the person you are reading for is intent on every word in most cases and it is your duty to understand what you are seeing so that you tell them the truth and not your opinion. :-[
Tarot is a powerful tool and it is important to understand their use. Educate yourself Educate yourself Educate yourself ;)
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Posted 05 November 2002 - 05:46 PM
Be wary about trying to do readings for other people. Especialy early on. The cards are a powerfull tool and should Always be treated with respect.
Love is the way.
Posted 05 November 2002 - 06:41 PM
Seems like Ive read that advice somewhere before in this post . I wonder who could have posted it? :-/
Hmmmmm let me think about this one lol
;D Right on Matt
Which deck do you read? How long have you been reading Tarot? Which spread do you use?
Id like your input on this one
Posted 27 December 2002 - 06:39 AM
For your first deck:
1. You can never buy a deck for yourself, it must be a meaningful gift or the essence/meaning of the cards is lost and it must be re-worked.
2. Never do tarot without your trainer(Im my case my mother). Tarot can be a gateway to ghosts and other beings, and is dangerious to an unwary user.
For all your decks:
1. Always wrap your deck in clean silk. This protects your deck from outside energy influences and protects you, since your deck has an energy link to you.
2. Always charge the deck before a session. This reforms a stronger bond and over time provides stronger readings.
3. Always burn an old deck card by card, leaving no trace of picture, pattern, or name in a circle of protection for destroying all your non used, bad decks, and for destroying loved ones decks(Using them can possibly link you to them... causes trouble). This releases the energies from the cards in a protected way.
Please realise that tarot is not religiously specific, one of my ancestors used a hand made Catholic deck that was cleased by a priest. I understand that the tarot traditions very depending on your culture.
Posted 27 December 2002 - 06:41 AM
Perfer et obdura; dolor hic tibi proderit olim. --Ovid--
Posted 27 December 2002 - 07:30 AM
Somethings work for some, while other things work for others. Its just how I practice something, your means might be different but may achieve the same goal.
Posted 28 December 2002 - 06:52 AM
Very well summed up Azazel
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