Using Reversed Tarot Cards and Elemental Dignities

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I’m often asked about using reversed tarot cards and elemental dignities together, and if the process becomes too complicated in doing so. Some see no need to use reversed tarot cards and elemental dignities at the same time, while others relish the challenge. In the end, it’s really up to you.

In my elemental dignities tutorials, I do not use reversed tarot cards purely to keep the lessons clearer. However, if you would like to see how to apply reversed tarot cards and elemental dignities together, read on.

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Tarot Card Counting Tutorial

Tell the story of your life through tarot
Tarot Card Counting

Contents

Introduction

Tarot 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 tarot 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 need knowledge in either to count cards.

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3-2-1 Tarot Spread

Sometimes all you need from a tarot spread is a quick snap-shot of the situation and the direction it’s heading in. You may also want to be able to go back to your reading and glean some more information from it. What if you also want to apply some other techniques you couldn’t apply to other tarot spreads, like elemental dignities?
The 3-2-1 Tarot Spread will give you just that, and more, as I will show you…

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Daily Tarot Spread

At the prompting of some Universal inspiration a few years ago, I devised my Daily Tarot Reading Spread. It developed a card at a time and remained at five cards for a while before I added the sixth card, which was designed to leave me with something to think about in connection with the reading.
I wanted to share it with you here as it’s a useful spread, allowing you to skim the cards for a quick outlook, or going deeper by analyzing the cards more fully.

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Personality Tarot Spread

Think you know yourself? Think there’s nothing new left to discover? You’d be wrong. And I mean that in the best possible way.
We change and grow throughout life, it doesn’t stop at adolescence. Some of my most significant and dramatic changes occurred for me after I turned 40.
I’m definitely not the woman I used to be. I think differently than when I was 30. I look at the world in a different way, I have different opinions.

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Baggage Handler Tarot Spread

Guest post by Gethyn Edwards
A few months ago I found I was regularly being asked to do readings for friends on topics about which I had a lot of prior knowledge.
Pretty soon, I noticed that I was sitting down to read with a whole mess of preconceptions and pre-judgements already in place – ideas about advice I might give; about where the subjects of the reading were going wrong; about the likely causes of the pickle they’d got themselves into; about what was clearly best for them… et cetera, et cetera…

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Past, Present, Future Tarot Spread

One of the first tarot spreads we learn as budding Tarot readers is the classic Past, Present, Future Tarot Spread. It can be found in nearly all Tarot deck companion books and is featured in a large number of other tarot books too. This is for good reason – it’s a nice simple spread that’s easy to remember and easy for any new tarot reader to learn and understand when used for themselves or for their friends and family.
It deals with any question, of any nature and gives a great deal of insight into where you’ve come from, where you are and where you’re heading. A simple Past, Present, Future Tarot Spread looks like this:

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Beyond the Celtic Cross – Behind the Scenes

It’s not every day that you get to write a book, not one that gets published. And it’s not every day that you become friends with an eminent and highly respected Tarot reader and author. But that’s exactly what happened to me. I met Paul Hughes-Barlow online through his Supertarot website and we wrote a book together – Beyond the Celtic Cross: Secret Techniques for Taking Tarot to an Exciting New Level.
Not wanting this to be your standard promo – nothing ordinary will do for this Tarot reader – I thought it would be a great idea to take you behind the scenes to the creation of our book. So instead of beyond it, I’m going to take you behind it, and back to February 14th – Valentines Day, 2008.

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The Magic Square©: Secondary Triads and Timing

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.

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Magic Square & The Tarot Elements Signature Spread©

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.

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