Tips and Techniques
Tarot Tips to help you on your journey
We’ve all been there, it happened to me this week. You’re looking at a tarot card, and the one next to it and you know it’s where you’ve got to go – but you just don’t know how you’re gonna make it! Well my dear readers, I have the answer for you. It’s called the Stepping Stones to Success Tarot Reading Method. Catchy eh?!
Discover how other readers clean and cleanse their tarot cards when they get mucky, grubby and feeling just plain off.
For those of you who know me well, you will have seen the picture of me on Facebook reading tarot for a friend after dinner in our local carvery. We were chatting away while I shuffled the cards and a bunch of them flew out of the deck but held together as they landed on the table. We decided to use them. What became very quickly apparent was that these cards weren’t for my friend, but for me, and very definitively. So what happened?
Following on from my post that explored using an elemental base in your Tarot readings, in this post I want to share with you a technique I’ve been working on that expands on that, and also brings into play the use of a significator in Tarot readings. Normally associated with Tarot Court Cards, a significator is used to represent the client in a Tarot reading. Significators have seen a general decline in popularity in recent times, and I’ve never been a great fan or user of them, as I discussed in my introduction to using the Celtic Cross spread. If we get a little creative though, there are some great…
One way to gain clarity and add an extra layer of meaning to your Tarot card readings is to add an Elemental Base to them. Usually confined to Elemental Dignities, it is possible to add an Elemental Base to any Tarot reading to help structure, or anchor it. Adding an Elemental Base to a Tarot reading is simply a process of assigning an element to the question being asked. This is an easier process with fewer Tarot cards, say three or five. A Celtic Cross spread would be more challenging, but still possible. What you would be looking for is how the elements of the cards interact with the elemental…
A phenomenon you will come across during Tarot card study and Tarot readings are sub-elements and contradictory elements. Mainly associated with the Rider Waite-Smith Tarot deck and decks inspired by it, at its most simplistic explanation, sub-elements are those underlying elements that are secondary to the main one normally associated with a Tarot card. They can either compliment the main element and theme of the Tarot card, or they can in fact appear contradictory.
Often called the Minor Arcana, or the Pip Cards of a Tarot deck, they number 36 in total. I will explore the actual cards in another page. In this section, I want to show you how the number sequencing is applied across all of the suits.