Since the accuracy of any forecast from the stock market, to the weather, or the future success of a single individual relies upon the sensitivity and skill of the interpreter, the Tarot Dynamics method has been designed to help you unleash your intuition as you master the Tarot and develop your own technique for interpreting your Tarot cards more accurately and realistically. However, the Tarot is like anything else—the longer you work with it, the more proficient you’ll become.
DO’s and DON’TS
DO memorize the five basic keywords that cover the essential characteristics for all five suits of the Tarot.
DO memorize the names and numbers of all seventy-eight cards. Memorizing them in groups of ten worked well for me, but find a way that’s comfortable for you. Once you can match the correct name of the Tarot Card that belongs to any number between one and seventy-eight you’ll be ready to start memorizing keywords, or devising your own!
DO you have to memorize the names and numbers of all seventy-eight cards or all eighteen points of reference? Not if you don’t want to. Memorizing the five basic keywords will suffice if you are simply more curious than serious about learning to read the Tarot.
SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN KEYWORDS-USE THEM!
Whether or not your keyword or definition for a particular card agrees with anyone else’s is NOT important as long as the information you provide is correct.
DO not be surprised, once you’ve learned to relax, if you discover that doing a reading for someone else is much easier than trying to read a Tarot spread for yourself!
DON’T do a full reading of the cards for yourself or anyone else too often. I won’t read for a client more often than every three to six months. Give matters time to develop. Remember too, that the greater the affection between you and the person you’re reading, the harder it is to remain as open and objective as you should be.
DON’T read the cards for yourself or other people who are upset. Postpone the reading until you (or they) have calmed down. Otherwise, the cards will simply echo their anxiety and your reading will prove inaccurate.
GETTING OVER YOURSELF IS THE FIRST STEP TO READING THE TAROT SUCCESSFULLY.
The greater your fear of saying the wrong thing — the more likely that you will. By the same token, the more you think you know, the more you’re sure to learn.
WHENEVER YOU CONDUCT A READING FOR SOMEONE ELSE, ALL YOUR
SENSITIVITY AND AWARENESS NEEDS TO BE FOCUSED ON THE OTHER PERSON.
CONDUCTING AN ACCURATE READING FOR YOURSELF REQUIRES THAT YOU REMAIN NEUTRAL AND OBJECTIVE — COMPLETELY DETACHED FROM YOUR EGO WORRIES OR SELF-DOUBT.
It’s not often that I read my own Tarot Cards, but when I do, I only employ the one or three-card Tarot spread. Why? Because the more significant the situation, the harder it becomes not to interpret the definitions according to want t be true or fear the most. In moments such as those you’d be wise to consult a professional Tarot Reader or Astrologer, in whom you trust.
Whether you wish to conduct a reading for you or someone else, until and unless you can detach yourself from your own ego, worries or self-doubt, you should not attempt to read the Tarot.
TO DETACH YOURSELF FROM YOUR OWN CONCERNS, SIMPLY PUT YOURSELF IN YOUR PERSONAL “HAPPY PLACE”.
This is 2010, not 1485. Unless you can only relax by reciting Gregorian chants, or imagining all sorts of magical and mystical whatnots’, rest assured that you can indeed get in touch with your inner self even more quickly, by simply imagining yourself to be at peace in your favorite surroundings—on a beach, in a quiet forest, or by a waterfall, or sitting in an igloo if you wish!
Although lighting candles or incense –even listening to soft music is a prerequisite for many people, there are no hard and fast rules. Contrary to popular superstition you need not “call upon a Higher Power,” (which I never recommend) to simply detach yourself from the more distracting elements in your immediate surroundings and concerns.
DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN A CHALLENGE AND AN INCONVENIENCE
No matter how rushed you are, a flat tire is more of an inconvenience than a challenge -- unless you lack the skill to change the tire yourself, or the means to purchase a new tire. Yet, by overcoming the challenge of learning to change your own tire, or by re-examining your financial situation, you confront the challenge, and that encourages you to become more resourceful and independent.
KEEPING MATTERS IN PERSPECTIVE
My favorite definition for the word challenge is; a matter or circumstance that requires our immediate attention. Interviewing for a better job is a personal challenge, but the possibility of landing that job overrides our anxiety concerning the interview. Whether or not it’s expected, bad news from a doctor or dentist also presents a personal challenge, but the possibility of feeling better helps counteract any anxiety concerning the upcoming medical procedure. Loss of employment, or an unexpected reduction of income also presents a personal challenge, yet by taking the opportunity to develop marketable skills, or by simplifying our life, the initial challenge may prove to be a blessing in disguise.
AFTER PURCHASING YOUR TAROT CARDS
Remove the cards from the box and cellophane wrapper. Shuffle the cards for a few moments making sure you mix them very well before returning them to the box. During the days before you use your cards for the first time, you may either sleep with the box of cards under your pillow or on your nightstand. If your home is your primary base of operations, keep the box of cards near you as you perform your daily routines. Feel free to shuffle them occasionally. This exercise allows you and your cards to become more familiar with one another. However, if you work outside the home, you can either carry them with you in your purse, briefcase or lunch pail, or spend some time shuffling them when you return home. After using your Tarot cards return them to the box and select a special spot to store them until the next time you use them. Some people prefer wrapping their cards in a piece of silk or purchasing a special box in which to store their Tarot cards.
Tarot Dynamics requires only five steps to mastering the Tarot.
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