Insights to help you live the richness of our collective wisdom and beauty.
The Fool, The Empress, and The Magician
Excerpt from course
Step 1 – Using Tarot to See Beyond the Obvious
Step 2 – The Symbolism of Numbers and Colors
Step 3 – Thinking Outside the Box
Step 4 – Asking Great Questions
Step 5 – Reading For Yourself
Step 6 – Reading For Others
Step 7 – The Suit of Air (Swords)
Step 8 – Reading to Clear the Mind
Step 9 – The Suit of Fire (Wands)
Step 10 – Reading to Support Action
Step 11 – The Suit of Water (Cups)
Step 12 – Reading to Align Emotions With Goals
Step 13 – The Suit of Earth (Pentacles)
Step 14 – Reading to Create Fulfillment
Step 15 – The Suit of Bridges
Step 16 – Reading for Manifestation
Step 17 – The Major Arcana, cards 0 thru 10
Step 18 – The Major Arcana, cards 11 thru 21
Step 19 – Reading the Future and Past
Step 20 – Putting It All Together
Glossary of Tarot Symbols
Index of Topics and Layouts
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Stepping Out of Your Established Perspectives
A well developed ability to think outside of familiar patterns is a great
asset when reading Tarot. Skillful reading will often include asking
questions and receiving answers that are outside your own realm of
experience or knowledge.
Developing your ability to clearly think into places where you have no
foundation of knowledge is done by developing your imagination and by
developing your ability to link imagination with observation and
experience. These are foundation blocks of well-
you’re not already accustomed to thinking this way, be patient with
yourself; it’s a skill that you can develop.
Your ability to think outside of familiar patterns will naturally develop
as you do readings. Playing with activities like the ones that follow can
help you develop this skill more quickly.
Ideas for developing your imagination:
► Question the facts. Periodically listen to an expert on a subject and
wonder what he/she has left out of the conversation. Focus on one
thing that’s said and give your mind permission to imagine why that
matters, how it was figured out, and if it’s the only accurate perspective.
► Push your limits. Do something you believe is beyond your ability.
► Do it backwards. Choose something very simple, like walking up
the stairs, and do it backwards.
► Accept someone else’s truth as “also true”. Take in the perspective
of someone you disagree with about a topic you understand well.
Explore ways that both of your perspectives could be equally true.
► Transform dissonance into resonance. Arrange scraps of various colors
of fabric or paper into patterns that look conflicted to you. Then put
additional pieces between the conflicted ones, creating a transition
that transforms each conflict into a harmonious flow.
Thinking Outside the Box
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