Category Archives: Uncategorized

Smartphones & Tarot

Modern Tools for an Ancient Art: Keeping notes about any readings you do is a great way to keep track of how you are progressing as a Tarot reader. It’s so gratifying to look back on a reading that you … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Is Work Shown by Wands or Pentacles?

Is Work Shown by Wands or Pentacles? If you are doing a reading about your career, would you expect the suit of Pentacles to dominate the spread, or will cards from the suit of Wands turn up? Many people equate … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

TAROT – An Intriguing Interactive Experience

Interactive Tarot – Adelaide How exciting! There’s going to be an interactive Tarot experience in Adelaide – and you’re all invited. Imagine walking around a garden and finding colourful characters from the Tarot dressed in cloaks and decorated with body … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

New Tarot Spread

Inner World & Outer World Spread Becoming a better Tarot reader is all about practice, but sometimes you might not feel as though you have time to get out the Tarot cards to do a full reading. So, here’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Pop Culture Tarot

Modern Tarot & Pop Culture The Rider-Waite-Smith deck has appeared in many mediums of modern culture. If you’re an old hippie and you went to see the musical Hair in 1968, you might have been lucky enough to be given … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tarot Quote

A Great Quote About Tarot: I just found a great quote that sums up the essence of the Tarot cards. It’s by Charles Williams (1886 – 1945) who was a novelist, poet, theologian, and member of A. E. Waite’s Fellowship … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Learn Tarot the Easy Way

Tarot Workshop: Have you always wanted to learn how to use Tarot cards but didn’t know where to go? Or have you tried using the cards, but haven’t had the results you desired? I can explain Tarot in easy terms … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Judgement Card

When the Judgement Card Appears: Are you awake? Or are you walking through life as a zombie? So many trudge along with no motivation, no passion, no goals, and without those big, bold dreams that make it easy to climb … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tarot Trajectory

Tarot Trajectory: When it comes to doing a reading, the possibility of seeing a bad outcome worries many people. I can understand that—no one wants bad news—especially if they feel that it’s unavoidable. But Tarot isn’t about discovering a future … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Sun Card

In The Sun Card – Is the Child a Boy or a Girl? People who are new to Tarot often get confused by the gender of the child in the card called The Sun. The infant on the horse wears … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Active Tarot

Use Active Tarot – Not Passive Fortune Telling: It used to be that Tarot was seen as a passive situation. You dealt out the cards to discover what was going to happen to you, then you sat back and waited for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Adelaide Tarot Meetings

The Tarot Guild of Australia’s Monthly Meetings have resumed in Adelaide: This group is targeted to those who make time for regular tarot practice and have achieved a reasonable level of tarot reading ability. It is aimed at tarot enthusiasts … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Book Review – Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot

Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot – A Book Review: When I heard that Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin were putting together a book which revealed the inspiration behind the images of the Rider-Waite-Smith cards, I was so excited! I’ve done … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Question for the Tarot

Asking a Clear Question: What’s the number one mistake that I see beginner readers (and some experienced ones) making with their Tarot cards? They don’t take time to work out EXACTLY what they want to know from their reading. If … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

John Matthews Interview

An Interview with John Matthews: John and Caitlin Matthews live in Oxford, UK, so it was relatively easy for them to be part of the UK Tarot Conference in 2013. Their partnership has resulted in more than 150 books featuring … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Court Cards

Tarot Tip: The Court Cards All Pages relate to Potential All Knights relate to Opportunities All Queens relate to Satisfaction All Kings relate to Stability When a Court card turns up in a reading, consider the qualities above and associate … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Interview with Caitlin Matthews

An Interview with Caitlin Matthews: When I was learning about Tarot from books in the 1980s, it was standard practice to choose a ‘significator’ card, which represented the querent. This card was placed upon the table, and other cards for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Webinar Review – The Major Arcana

Webinar Review – Major Arcana Only Readings by Rachel Pollack: Traditional readings of the Tarot utilize both the Major Arcana (trumps) and the Minor Arcana (suit cards) in each layout. What types of readings can be done using only the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review – A History of the Occult Tarot 1870 – 1970

A History of the Occult Tarot – 1870 – 1970 A Book Review: The authors of this book reveal how Tarot didn’t always have mysticism and fortune telling attached to it. When it was invented in Italy in the fifteenth … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Hierophant

The Hierophant Depending on your background, your response to the Hierophant card will be different from another Tarot reader. Some will see it as an oppressive view of religion, others will see it as a card of spiritual guidance. In … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Book Review – Wicked Pack of Cards

Book Review: A Wicked Pack of Cards It may seem strange to do a book review on a title that is out of print, but these days buying a second-hand copy of something worthwhile is only a mouse-click away. Unfortunately … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Empress of Suburbia

The Empress of Today In today’s world, The Empress of Suburbia is a caring woman who mothers her children (and anyone else’s children who happen to wander by) with kindness and sensitivity. In the Rider-Waite deck, The Empress is the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Pamela Colman Smith

Pamela Colman Smith Happy Birthday Pamela Colman Smith! Outside of the Tarot community, no-one knows her name…but to those with a leaning to Tarot, we are indebted to the visual interpretations of Pamela Colman Smith. On Feb 16, spend a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Burning Serpent Oracle

Burning Serpent Oracle Workshops with Robert Place The Burning Serpent Oracle is a Lenormand of the Soul. At last year’s Tarot conference in Melbourne, we had the opportunity to see some advanced copies of the luscious Burning Serpent Oracle cards. And … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

UK Tarot Conference 2014

UK Tarot Conference: In 2003 Kim Arnold was responsible for launching the first serious Tarot Conference of its kind in the UK. The conference has now celebrated 10 years and is still gathering strength. It is rated as one of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Kings and Queens of the Tarot

What does it mean to be a King or Queen of the Tarot? If you were asked to look at the Kings and Queens of each suit, one of the first things that you would notice is the crown. What … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Doing Readings for Yourself

Can you do Tarot readings for yourself? Back in 1997 I went to the Tarot Guild of Australia’s International Tarot Conference. At that event a presenter asked the group if anyone read Tarot cards for themselves. I put up my … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A ‘Tower’ Experience

A Positive View of ‘The Tower’ Card: A year ago, I ran a Tarot Skills class. To start the session, we drew three cards from the Major Arcana. The first card was to show my role as a teacher. Without … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Lenormand Deck & Book Review

The Lenormand Oracle: Although the Lenormand Oracle has been available since 1850, it’s only recently taken off amongst Tarot enthusiasts. For those who are tempted to break away from traditional Tarot and delve into this form of card reading, the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Meditating with Tarot Cards

Meditation and Tarot There are two ways to get to know the meanings of the Tarot cards…the hard way and the easy way. The hard way is to try and learn all of the interpretations. The easy way is to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment