The Element of Water in The Suit Of Cups

May 26, 2009

“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when so clearly it is Ocean.” Arthur C. Clarke Water, of all the 4 Elements, is the Element of life. Humans are made from approximately 80% water by mass and 75% of the earth is covered in water. Water is a simple molecule yet fundamental to life. Water […]

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The Element Fire: Play with Fire

May 26, 2009

When I first started to read Tarot cards, the Elements were abstract concepts to me. I didn’t walk outside my house and notice the interactions of the Elements, I never truly had the sense that they existed all around me, influencing and causing events. It was only many years later, after reading plenty of books, […]

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How to Read Court Cards Part 2

May 26, 2009

I mentioned in Part 1 of this section how to read Court cards in a Tarot reading, that I usually only see Court cards as signifying people. The exception to this rules is when, usually found through a process of reinterpretation, the Court cards are representing events or institutions. Have a mental check list in […]

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How to Read Court Cards

May 26, 2009

This is a short introduction on how to read Court Cards. The methods I use are tried and tested and do work. The first thing to do is look to see how many Court Cards there are. The second is to search out some obvious patters. This could be an excess of an Element or […]

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How to Approach a Reading

May 26, 2009

A stained glass window with the Ancient Greek Aphorism, Know Thyself, inscribed on it. I want to describe how I approach giving a Tarot reading. My approach is not unique to me. I know of several people who use similar, if not identical methods for starting the ‘reading’ process. This post is concerned only with […]

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Elemental Dignities

May 26, 2009

Elemental Dignities, or EDs, aid the Tarot reader in achieving greater depth to their readings and this post will introduce simple ways to practice. If you use positional based readings, such as the Celtic Cross Spread, then the spread itself will assist you in assigning the level of importance to each card. For example: the […]

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The Opening Of The Key

May 26, 2009

The first part of the operation, at its most basic level, involves the 78 Tarot cards being split into four piles, those piles being turned over and the bottom cards analysed to tell a ’story’. Some people like to use a significator to represent the person they’re doing a reading for. Whatever pile the significator […]

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Ghosts&Demons

May 26, 2009

On Blog Talk Radio, Lon Milo DuQuette gives an interview on a show called Ghosts and Demons. The show itself is concerned with the study of the afterlife, and the interview with Lon Milo DuQuette covers a number of different subjects, from the Occult, to Magick, to Angels and Demons. At the start of the […]

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