Minor Arcana

  • Part I of the Truly Teach Me Tarot will be dedicated to Introducing you to all the theory and esoteric concepts that are part and parcel of really understanding the process of reading The Tarot Cards.
  • You will then move on step-by-step through all the Cards of The Minor Arcana, excluding the Court Cards which will be covered in Part II of this course. You will learn how to decipher the rich imagery on each card and their associated meanings both upright and reversed. 
  • You will learn how to read cards both individually and in a spread
  • You will learn how to read for yourself and how to read for others
  • You will be given guidelines on how to conduct a Tarot Reading
  • You will be introduced to Psychic Protection, The Chakra System and Meditation.
  • In addition there will be some homework and assignments to complete (totally optional of course)
  • Once you are confident enough with the reading process you can move on to attempting the Practice Readings that have been provided with most lessons.

Provided below is a breakdown of the contents of each Lesson in Part I of Truly Teach Me Tarot. Click on any of the Lessons or underlined links below to bring you directly to that Page

Lesson 1

Welcome To The Class

Where did Tarot Cards Come From

The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot

What About Those Myths & Fears?

Fear of The Tarot – The Death Card

Divination v Fortune-Telling

Tarot Reading v Tarot Consultancy


Lesson 2

Where Does All The Information Come From In A Reading?

How Can A Picture On A Tarot Card Reveal So Much?

The Collective Unconscious, Archetypes & Symbols

Dreams & Symbols

The Subconscious & The Tarot

Psychic Protection

Psychic Protection & Cleansing of Self, Cards, Space

A Clean Deck of Cards, Charging Cards and Taking Ownership

A Little Exercise to Get Us Started


Homework Lesson 1 & 2

Lesson 3

What Are The Tarot Cards?

The Minor Arcana

The Court Cards

The Major Arcana

Where Do I Start?


The Symbolic Importance of Numbers – Numerology

The Symbolic Importance of Colours

General Symbolism

The Elements – The Building Bricks of Life and their Symbols

The Symbolic Importance of Astrology

Those Dreaded Reversed Cards

Effects of Reversed Cards

Supplements – Numerology -Destiny Number

Personal Year Number 

Lesson 4

How The Cards Are Broken Down

The Minor Arcana

The Four Suits

Getting To Know The Four Suits

The Personality and Nature of Each Suit

The Suit of Wands – Positive Aspect/Negative Aspect/Keywords

The Suit of Cups – Positive Aspect/Negative Aspect/Keywords

The Suit of Swords – Positive Aspect/Negative Aspect/Keywords

The Suit of Pentacles – Positive Aspect/Negative Aspect/Keywords

Stage Cards

Homework – content to follow

Lesson 5


Drawing or Selecting Cards

Keeping Cards in Their Correct Orientation

Maintaining The Correct Order of Cards

Aces and Twos Training Exercises

What to Look For When Reading Cards

Introducing The Four Aces

The Four Aces – Ace of Wands   Ace of Cups    Ace of Sword     Ace of Pentacles

Introducing The Four Twos  

The Four Twos –   Two of Wands    Two of Cups    Two of Swords   Two of Pentacles

Card Spreads  -One-Card Cut, Three-Card Cut

Practice Reading Aces     Interpretation of Reading

Practice Reading Aces & Twos  Interpretation of Reading

Homework Lessons 3, 4 & 5

Lesson 6

Threes Introduction

The Four Threes – The Three of WandsThe Three of CupsThe Three of Swords  The Three of Pentacles

Fours Introduction

The Four Fours – The Four (IV) of WandsThe Four (IV) of Cups,The Four (IV) of Swords  The Four (IV) of Pentacles

The Chakra System

How to Correctly Word  a Question

Making Sure You Address The Question

The Hidden Question

Examples of Well-Worded Questions

Daily Reading Exercises

Supplements – The Chakra System  The Seven Main Chakras


Lesson 7

The Fives Introduction

The Four Fives  – The Five of WandsThe Five of CupsThe Five of Swords,  The Five of Pentacles

The Sixes Introduction

The Four Sixes – The Six of Wands,  The Six of Cups,  The Six of Swords,   The Six of Pentacles

Practice Reading Time – Looking For Love Spread  –   Looking for Love Spread Interpretation

Distant Card Readings

 By Phone

 By Email

 By Skype

Fives Training Exercises – Upright & Reversed


Lesson 8

The Four Sevens

The Sevens Introduction

The Four Sevens – The Seven (VII) of Wands   The Seven (VII) of Cups   The Seven (VII) of Swords   The Seven (VII) of Pentacles

The Four Eights

The Eights Introduction

The Four Eights – The Eight (VII) of WandsThe Eight (VII) of Cups  The Eight (VII) of Swords   The Eight (VII) of Pentacles

Tainted Readings

How do we as Readers guard against Tainting our Readings when Reading for others?

How do we avoid Tainting our own Readings?

Reading for Family and Friends

The Regular Client

The Importance of Daily Readings

Homework – Content to be added

Lesson 9

The Four Nines

The Nines Introduction

The Four Nines – The Nine (IX) of Wands, The Nine (IX) of Cups  The Nine (IX) of Swords   The Nine (IX) of Pentacles

Jumping Cards

The Four Tens

The Tens Introduction

The Four Tens – The Ten (X) of Wands, The Ten  (X) of Cups  The Ten (X) of Swords  The Ten (X) of Pentacles

Health Interpretations

Know Your Cards, Your Symbols and Card Combinations

A Tarot Reading, Not A Doctors Consultation or Examination

Knowing the Difference Between Generic Health Readings and Specific Health Readings

Specific Health Readings

Health Readings About Children – Staying in The Safety Zone

Choose Your Words Carefully

Further Information on Health Readings

Wands Health Interpretations – Ace to Ten

Cups Health Interpretations – Ace to Ten

Swords Health Interpretations – Ace to Ten

Pentacles Health Interpretations – Ace to Ten

Health Card Combinations Minor Arcana – Ace to Ten

Sample Health Readings

Homework – Content to be added

Lesson 10

Pulling it all Together

Defining Your Reading Style

Staying Grounded, Not Becoming Obsessive with Tarot and Not Losing the Run of Yourself

The Tarot Reader’s Code of Ethics and Disclaimer

Promoting Yourself as a Tarot Reader – Blogs/Tarot Brochures

The Importance of Being Professional from Day One

Snapshot/Abbreviated Quickie Meanings For the Forty Cards in The Four Suits


Lesson 11

The Step-by-Step Guide to doing a Tarot Reading or Consultation.



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Truly Teach Me Tarot Part I

2 replies »

  1. Hi!

    I’m learning the meanings of cards and noticed that there is an explanation to Two of Pentacles mixed up with Three of Pentacles and the Two of Pentacles is missing at all.
    Thank you for this grate and in-depht work that you have done here! It is very good to learn to know the cards by your descriptions. 🙂


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