People usually tell you that a good way to learn to read cards is to pick one a day or one a week, and think about what it means, keeping your ideas in some sort of Journal.
It sounds like a good idea, but I could never make it work. I’d try and try, and feel guilty that I wasn’t doing it right.
However, the exercise discussed here encourages you to think of a question first, and then pick a card – or rather to keep picking cards to answer the same question. It’s a lot easier because you now have a context in which to understand the card.
Some of you may know that I put together a comprehensive Tarot Home Study Course. There is a video for each of the 78 cards, as well as separate videos on Court Cards, exercises, The Suits, The Celtic Cross, and so on. There are 94 videos in total (about 24 hours of instruction), as well as separate mp3 files of the audio that may be burned to cd or added to ipods.
The format is the same as in the YouTube videos – the camera is focused on a card or cards on the table – but the content is new and different. There is more emphasis on giving examples of what cards would mean when they answer particular questions.
For the month of June, and in the Spirit of Giving, I will do a free reading – now, or whenever you feel like it – for anyone who buys the Course.
There is a ‘Buy Now’ ($49 US plus shipping) paypal button at http://www.thetarot.ca, as well as a short introductory video about the Course.
Send your question(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll email you back an answer as an mp3.