Top notch tutorials on the Celtic Cross Spread, Elemental Dignities, Hebrew for Tarot Readers, Journey Through the Major Arcana, Tarot Card Counting and the Tarot Elements Signature Spread.
Part Four of Mick Frankel's excellent course: Hebrew for Tarot Readers - the Planetary Trumps.
Card counting is a wonderfully rich and exciting technique for reading tarot cards. Brought to light by the Golden Dawn, but used much earlier by European cartomancers, it allows a sequential story to unfold before your very eyes. It removes any cases of doubt as to what happens next or what tarot card meaning to apply within the circumstances because it is a very clear cut way of reading the cards. This tutorial will focus on Card Counting as refined by the Golden Dawn, their system is interwoven with the Qabbalah and the Tree of Life, and you will see influences from these systems in Card Counting, though you don't…
A tutorial series by guest poster, Mick Frankel Part Three: the Simple Letters So far then we’ve seen that Sefer Yetziroh defines three of the Hebrew Letters as: אִמוֹת which means mothers. The three Mother Letters are: Sefer Yetziroh then goes on to define seven of the letters as: כְּפוּלוֹת which means doubles. The seven Double Letters are: Ten of the 22 Hebrew letters have now been classified which leaves 12 letters. These remaining 12 letters are defined in Sefer Yetziroh as: פְּשׁוּטוֹת which comes from the word meaning simple. The 12 Simple Letters are: Sefer Yetziroh says that the 12 Simple Letters correspond to the 12 signs of the…
A tutorial series by guest poster, Mick Frankel Part Two — the Double Letters We’ve looked at the three Hebrew letters that Sefer Yetziroh calls “Mother Letters” or “Primary Letters”. These are א מ and שׁ. Next, Sefer Yetziroh mentions a group of seven letters that are called “Double Letters”. There are four letters that change their sound according to whether they have a dot in the middle or not. The version with the dot has a harder sound.
A tutorial series by guest poster, Mick Frankel Part One: the Mother Letters There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet: “Ch” is pronounced like a full-on Scots version of “Loch”. Along with “tz” it’s the characteristic sound of Hebrew as in the word, “chutzpah”.
Secondary Triads We’ve already gleaned a lot of information from the original nine Tarot cards in my reading, but wouldn’t it be great if we could actually pinpoint the trouble zones in more detail? We can do just that with Secondary Triads. These are essentially the triads that are not in any linear formation – hence their shapes are triangular. They tell a more detailed story not so easily found through regular Tarot reading.
Today I want to play with my Signature Spread a little more, give it a new name, and introduce elemental dignities to it to show you how much fun you can have when you work in triads. The card pairing in the first post still applies, but with a slightly new layout to accommodate the elemental dignities, we will be adding a couple more pairings to the list.
Welcome to the Tarot Elements Signature Spread Tutorial. This is my very own personal spread that I use exclusively, but am now sharing with you, my readers and friends. I will be outlining the positions of the Tarot cards using a mix of explanation and visual graphics, and giving tips along the way to help you gain the most out of my favourite Tarot spread.
Elemental Dignities Dictionary includes platonic solids, two card combinations, three card combinations, card pairing, two options spread, linear spread + tarot readings.
We looked at the Celtic Cross Tarot Spread in detail in the previous post The Celtic Cross Tarot Spread – Looking Deeper. In this last lesson, Part Four of the Tarot Elements tutorial series, I’m going to show you some other systems and techniques that will enrich your reading style; which in turn will give your client’s more information and make you look and feel like a Celtic Cross Tarot Spread pro. In fact, applying the following techniques to any of your favourite Tarot card readings will enrich them, empower your client and increase your confidence as a tarot reader.