No matter how many books about the tarot you read, that does not assure being able to read them. Then people who have never read a book can come up with amazing interpretations.
The tarot is a visual language. But reading the cards is a ritual, whether you’re doing it for yourself or for someone else. In my first online tarot class, this coming Saturday, I will introduce that ritual and how to work with it. Information is being conveyed long before the first card is read. Merely sitting with the client begins to address their question; if you’re working alone, the choice to make an inquiry begins to invoke the response you need.
This class will cover three main topics: one is the setup, which we call “divination.” That’s the ritual of considering what you want to know, and of making the space to get your response.
Second, we will learn a method for understanding a card. We will compare several of the same cards from different decks, and learn the visual language of the tarot. This will be applicable to any deck.
Last, we will learn how to read the cards in the context of one another. This is the real art of interpreting. You bounce the cards off of one another and get new ideas. This is the thing I’ve never seen covered in a book.
The class will be three hours, from noon EST to 3pm EST on Saturday, March 5. Access will be by teleseminar. It’s easy to use; you can dial in, use Skype or listen from a website.
Materials will be distributed by email. This is important — if you plan to participate, please be attentive to your email so you get the materials in good time.
Then we will have an email list discussion that goes on for as long as people are interested in participating.
The class will be available for review as a recording, and will also include a one-hour interview with Sarah Taylor, the Planet Waves tarot writer, on the subject of how to handle sensitive material about sex and relationships using the tarot.
I look forward to seeing you there! Here is the link to sign up.