January 10, 2013 · 4:00 PM
Repeated on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of every month.
The seventy-eight cards of the tarot are very rich in symbology and can provide deep insights to your inner world. You may think that it would be a daunting task to memorize the meanings of the cards, and how the meanings are influenced by the cards that surround them in a spread. But you can learn how to read the cards without doing a lot of memorization! Just memorizing the cards results in stilted, impersonal readings. Instead, you will discover what each card means to you; and you will learn how to use your intuition to read them. By combining personal relevance and your inner intuition, the readings you do will be more intimate and personal.
We will look at a few methodologies that have been used to derive meanings from the cards: symbology, numerology, the Kabalah, and the tale of the hero's journey. You can decide which of these methods resonates the most with you for each card. By using some elements from each of these methods, you'll be able to provide deeper readings. It's like "priming the pump." You absorb the information about the cards, and when it comes time to read, you just relax, match the readee's energy and use your intuition to give him or her the information that they are seeking.