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The Re-Invented Ace of Wands Has Arrived!

Hi To Everyone in Tarot World, 

I am thrilled to announce the arrival of the Re-Invented Ace of Wands. I believe the Launch Card for each Suit should be given special attention as it sets the scene for their very particular, and specific journeys ahead. The Four Aces lay the necessary ground work for all the Cards that follow. Once you understand the Launch or Origins of each Suit, it makes interpreting the rest all the easier to intuit, or deduce.

I do hope you enjoy this new body of work and assure you of my commitment to affording the same level of attention to the remaining Aces of Cups, Swords and Pentacles. 

Enjoy!

Vivien xxx (Your Tarot Teacher)

Getting The Green Light/Thumbs Up, Get Going

Ace of Wands *Remember, Wands are governed by the Element Fire and so deal with energy, action, movement, change, work, careers, creativity, inspiration, enthusiasm, exertion, strength, passion.

Ace of Wands

A Disembodied Hand appears from out of a cloud or aura. A single Wand is grasped firmly by the hand in an upright position and is offered forth as a gift of opportunity or chance. The aura represents the pure aspect of Spirit. The Wand  sprouts new leaves symbolically representing the beginning of new life and potential within.  Any remaining old leaves fall away to make way for new growth as nature rebirths itself. The budding leaves also represent Spring, a time of new growth, rebirth, regeneration and possibilities.  The Thumb is held in an upright manner, a symbolic gesture for ‘Yes’ or ‘Affirmative’. The sky is clear and bright. Young trees come into leaf in the background while a castle sits atop of a steep hill or mountain. The castle symbolises security, goals, dreams, opportunities, ambitions, the ultimate destination. A river meanders through the landscape symbolising the emotional currents that flow through the situation. The River does not follow a straight path. This symbolises challenges ahead, but non so great that cannot be overcome.

Card Imagery and Description for The Ace of Wands – The Journey Begins

In the Ace of Wands the Element of Fire prepares to embark upon a new journey. Everything is new and fresh and much excitement is in the air for this momentous occasion. Only moments ago, a bolt of lightning lit up the sky and set our nerve ends tingling as the hair rose on the back of our neck. The electricity is palpable. and it is clear something very magical is about to happen.  As we focus on The Ace of Wands we witness the first impulse or emanation of the gift of Fire as a hand from the Universe/Spirit reaches forth from a burst of cloud.   The aura surrounding……Continue Reading

The Re-Invented Ace of Wands Has Arrived!

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The Suit of Wands

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Happy Holidays From Tarot World

Happy Holidays From The Land of Tarot, 

We have had terrible storms in Ireland over the Holiday Period and many homes have been without electricity, telephone and internet connection. Hence, the delay in this Post going Out. However, better late than never. I do hope you have all been enjoying yourself wherever you are in the world.

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Yes, that time of year has come around once more. Regardless of our different Religious or Spiritual beliefs, it is quite hard to completely avoid the seasonal festivities and celebrations for they seem to be everywhere. There is little escape, and for most of us there are things we both love and hate about this time of year.

Our Tarot Families are no different. They all have their own way of celebrating, and their own particular idea of fun and gaiety. When it comes to purchasing those all important gifts for family and friends they certainly have their own way of choosing them, be they considered sensible and practical, or totally extravagant and outrageous.

Let us now take a look at the Holiday Season with The Tarot and see how well they reflect our own situations and family gatherings. As the Holidays approach each of The Tarot Family prepare to gather and celebrate. However, before they can all come together, certain things must be done and arranged. Likewise, no sooner are the Holidays over, The Tarot Families are launched into further scenarios associated with this time of the year. As we go through the Cards that I have selected, and by the way, I haven’t used all of them, to demonstrate the multitude of situations surrounding the Holiday Season, it will be clear to see why it can be one of the most tiring and stressful times of the year for so many families and individuals.

So going on the basis that all the Court Cards Clans are gathering to celebrate in their own unique way, we will use the remaining Cards both in The Minor and Major to tell the rest of the story for us. This by the way is our story too.

The Wands Family Celebrating The Holiday Season

Queen of Wands Upright King of Wands Upright Knight of Wands Upright Page of Wands Upright

The Wands Family are all returning to the fold to celebrate the Holidays together. You may have noticed that I put The Queen in first place as she is most likely in charge of overseeing the whole occasion while managing to keep her busy career going at the same time. She will have gone shopping for a few things, but I reckon that most of her gift and food buying was done on-line. She certainly won’t beat around the bush either when it comes to letting her partner, The King of Wands know exactly what she expects to receive as her gift. The King will trust her judgement when it comes to buying his as he respects her taste. She seems to intuitively know each year just the right gift for him. Both the Knight and Page are easy to shop for as they will want the latest gadgets and game consoles, regardless of age. As a family they may decide to take off to an exotic climate and have their celebrations abroad instead of at home. The King of Wands will only take the briefest of time off work, and even then may be checking emails on an hourly basis. The Knight believes the Holiday Season is for kicking up one’s heels and is bound to party hard, even dragging the Page with him if he or she is old enough. They certainly will have a fun-filled time with lots of socialising, entertaining (if they do not decide to go away) and some action-packed family outings to burn off any excess eating and drinking. Their home is bound to be very loud with much comings and goings. They will spend a lot at this time of the year.

Question – If you had to buy each of The Wands Family a Gift, what do you think would please them most? Someone makes an announcement at The Special Family Dinner. Which one is it, what is the Announcement and how is it Received?

Below are some Holiday Season associations depicted through The Wands Tarot. Please feel free to add your own. 

The Joys of The Holiday Season

Ace of Wands 2 Wands Rx3 of Wands Rx4 of Wands5 of Wands Upright6 of Wands Upright8 of Wands Upright9 of Wands Reversed 10 of Wands Reversed

Ace of Wands – Thumbs Up, Party Time has Arrived, Booking your Flight home for the Holidays, Boarding Your Plane, Train or Bus to Head Home for The Holidays. The Beginning of The Holiday Season.

Two of Wands – The Unexpected Arrival of Family or Friends from Far Away. Surprise Visitors.

Three of Wands – The Return Home of Family and Friends from Overseas for The Holiday Season, Standing at the Arrivals Gate waiting for your family or friends to come through the doors.

Four of Wands –  Celebrations, Party Time, Family Re-Unions and Get Togethers, Celebrating The Holidays with Good Friends and Family, Happiness and Joy. Decorating for The Holiday Season, Making the House look very Festive.

Five of Wands – Bedlam  in The Shops, Hunting for the Right Gift, Having to Queue at cash tills and to get into car-parks, Loud music and noise everywhere. Buzz

Six of Wands – Dressing up in your New Clothes and feeling good. All the preparation and shopping done. Feeling Proud.

Eight of Wands- Standing at the Arrivals Gate waiting for your loved ones to come through the doors. Your plane touching down and knowing that your family and loved ones are just minutes away. Getting away from all the madness of the Holiday Season by going on Vacation instead. Building Excitement, All the buzz and madness of the Holiday Season, Not a minute to spare, invitations to parties flooding in the door.

Nine of Wands Reversed – Being allowed Off Duty for The Holidays, Not having to work, Soldier returning home from Duty for The Holidays.

Ten of Wands Reversed – Relief, Dropping everything for the time being, no work for a while, being able to offload and kick-back. Hard work done, You got their in the end and all gifts bought and food are organised. Time for a bit of relaxation now and a well-earned glass of wine.

The Stresses of The Holiday Season

Ace if Wands Reversed3 of Wands Upright4 of Wands Reversed5 of Wands Rx6 of Wands Reversed7 of Wands Upright8 of Wands Rx9 of Wands Upright10 of Wands Upright

Ace of Wands Reversed – Delayed Flights, Travel Plans Disrupted or Cancelled, Party being a bit of a Flop,

Three of Wands – Being Far Away From Home, Not Being Able to Come Home for The Holidays, Having to Return After The Holidays (leaving Family), Being Separated from the One you Love during the Holidays (work related overseas)

Four of Wands Reversed – No Family Get Togethers, A Family that are not Close, Family and Friends Departing to go their separate ways after the celebrations and Holidays, Having to say goodbye. The aftermath of too much celebrating; hangovers, mess, Cancellation of Celebrations or Family Gatherings, A Disastrous Party (no one showed and all the money you spent)

Five of Wands Reversed – Family issues and differences surfacing during the Holidays Season, Rows and arguments getting out of hand/deciding to put differences aside for the Holidays. Battling for the bargains during the post Holiday Sales. Bedlam  in the shops. Noisy Kids with Noisy Toys driving you mad!

Six of Wands Reversed – Burning the Festive Dinner, Everything going Wrong, Party a Flop or Failure, Party clashing with another event and no one turns up at yours.

Seven of Wands – Prolonged close proximity causing arguments and clashes with Family during the Holidays. Being the instigator of rows or constantly on the defence.

Eight of Wands Reversed – Disruption to flights or travel plans, Cancellation of flights, Family and Friends Departing/Flying out after the Holidays. Tearful Farewells. Arguments and dreadful rows when Family forced together or when too much partying has been going on.

Nine of Wands –  Having to work over the Holiday Season. Soldiers on duty far away from home and family. All the hard work and preparations left up to you.

Ten of Wands – Taking on too much during the Holidays. The Stress of it all; shopping, working, decorating, cooking, entertaining. It all seems like too much work and not enough fun.  Exhausted from too much partying, cooking and drinking.

The Cups Family Celebrating The Holidays

Queen of Cups UprightKing of Cups Upright Knight of Cups UprightPage of Cups Upright

Oh the joy of it all! The Queen and King of Cups are in their element at this time of the year. Having all their loved ones so close and all together under the one roof is all that matters. That is the greatest gift they could get. The Queen of Cups of course will go into overdrive; happily decorating, baking and spending days and weeks personally shopping for just the right gift for each member of her family. The King of Cups will shop with her and probably agree with all her choices. They will not look at the shopping as a chore but make it a day out instead. Perhaps they will book into a hotel for the night so that they can relax and get into the festive season in the right manner. They will happily roam from shop to shop and never seem to tire until all purchases have been made. Then of course there will be the agreement to separate for a couple of hours so that they can shop for each other’s gift. They both enjoy the element of surprise when opening gifts so will not drop any hints to each other before hand. They both believe that it is the thought that counts and know that their gifts were bought with love and will be treasured forever.

The Queen of Cups will lovingly prepare the bedrooms for the returning Knight and Page of Cup and will welcome any partners they may bring with them. Actually, it is to The Cups Home for the Holidays that many of the Knight’s and Pages’s friends will flock, for the atmosphere will be so special and the wine constantly flowing. The Cups will operate an Open House during the Holidays with friends and family constantly coming and going. They will have a large gathering for dinner and several other social occasions. The Knight and Page of Cups will probably have shopped together to buy their parents their gifts. If grandchildren are involved, The King and Queen of Cups will totally spoil and indulge them at this time of the year.

Question – If you had to buy each of The Cups Family a Gift, what do you think would please them the most? Someone makes an announcement at The Special Family Dinner. Which one is it, what is the Announcement and how is it Received?

The Joys of The Holiday Season with The Cups

Ace of Cups2 of Cups3 of Cups Upright6 of Cups Upright7 of Cups Upright9 of Cups Upright10 of Cups Upright

Ace of Cups – Joy to The World, The Holidays are here, Time to Party, Let the Wine and Champagne flow, Season of Goodwill and Good Cheer, Toasts, Parties, Feeling friendly and generous, Great Joy, Good News, Party Invitations,

Two of Cups – Couples getting engaged at this time of Year, Feeling extra Romantic, Buying Special Gifts for your Loved One, Meeting someone Special at a party.

Three of Cups – Party, Party, Party!, Friends coming together, Family Get Togethers, Good Cheer, Toasts, Office Parties.

Six of Cups – Going Home for The Holidays, Spending time with Family, Sleeping in your childhood Bed and reminiscing about Holidays past, taking the time to visit elderly relatives.

Seven of Cups – Spoiled for choice in the shops, too many gift options, window shopping, wondering what to buy, looking for a special outfit.

Nine of Cups – Getting the Gift of your Dreams, A big and very welcome surprise, Party Time, Arranging a banquet/Party, Hosting an event, feeling very happy and full of good cheer, Invitations and social occasions.

Ten of Cups – Family all together, joy, happiness, special time for all, a time to spend with your family. Several generations coming together. A close family. The best gift of all.

The Stresses of The Holiday Season with The Cups

 Ace of Cups Reversed2 of Cups Rx 3 of Cups Rx 4 of Cups Upright5 of Cups Upright6 of Cups Reversed 7 of Cups Rx 8 of Cups Upright 9 of Cups Reversed 10 of Cups Reversed

Ace of Cups Reversed – Too much drink spoiling enjoyment, hangovers, feeling Unhappy and lonely during the Holiday Season, Possibly few invitations to parties or social occasions

Two of Cups Reversed – Rows between Couples, Break-ups, Not having that Special Someone to spend The Holidays with.

Three of Cups Reversed – Too much Partying with Friends, Not being able to spend the Holidays with your Friends and Families, Being Excluded from Parties or Gatherings, Having no Friends, Feeling like an outsider during the Holidays, Feeling you have little to celebrate.

Four of Cups – Drinking too much, Feeling Hung-over and tired, Disappointed with the Gifts you received, feeling let down by someone, Disillusioned with the whole thing, wishing the Holidays were over.

Five of Cups – Feeling too sad and unhappy to celebrate The Holidays, a time of loss and grief instead of joy and good cheer, Wanting to be alone, Missing someone terribly, bereavement, Sad time of year for you, being an outcast in your family, not being welcome or wanted, wrapped up in your own troubles instead of wrapping up gifts, the Holiday Season is totally lost on you. Too much drinking may have resulted in terrible rows or angry outbursts, there may be terrible regrets.

Six of Cups Reversed – Not having any family home to go to, not wanting to go home for The Holidays, Unhappy memories of previous Holidays, Homesick but unable to get home for The Holidays, Loss, Possibly Parent or Parents deceased and the Home no longer has the same feeling during the Holidays.

Seven of Cups Reversed – Not getting yourself organised for the Holidays, no gifts sorted, Head in the clouds, Leaving it too late to go shopping, nothing decent left in the shops, not getting what you wanted.

Eight of Cups – Leaving, going away, not being at home for Christmas but with unhappy and unpleasant associations. Not wanting to be part of the whole thing. Getting away from it all. Going away to avoid the Holiday Season.

Nine of Cups Reversed – Terrible Disappointment, Feeling Unhappy and let down, Having to cancel party, party unsuccessful, not getting the gift you wanted, The Holiday Season turning out to be a Nightmare rather than a joy, No invitations coming your way after you inviting everyone to your party, drinking too much, over-indulgence, things not working out as planned.

Ten of Cups Reversed – Family unable to be together, family not close to each other, too much geographical distance between family members, idealistic version of the Family Getting together for the Holidays, Disappointment, Dysfunctional Family, Broken Family, No Family.

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*Tomorrow we will be looking at The Swords and Pentacles Family to see how they have been enjoying The Holiday Season, but before we do that let us have a look at some of The Major Arcana and see how their meanings can be associated with this time of year too. 

The Fool (0) UprightThe Magician (I) UprightThe High Priestess UprightThe Empres Upright The Emperor Upright The Heirophant UprightThe Lovers UprightStrength Upright

The Hermit UprightWheel of Fortune UprightJustice Upright

The Fool – Acting Spontaneously, Impromptu buys, Living for the moment,  Spending too much, Feeling Carefree and enjoying the party season

The Magician – The Commercial Machine, Sell Sell Sell, The Convincing Salesperson, The Shop Displays, Marketing for The Season, Displaying the ‘Must Haves’. Making us want it all.

The High Priestess – The Annoying Person who always knows the best gift to buy everyone. Yours to her never comes up to scratch because you never really know what she would like. She seems to breeze through the Holidays without breaking a sweat, getting stressed or fussed. Her house is always beautifully decorated and you love visiting because it is so peaceful in comparison to everyone else’s. How does she do it? Very annoying. When  you go shopping with her, she embarrasses you into reaching into your pocket to put yet another few coins into all those rattling fundraising collection boxes that are on every street corner. She seems to give to all!

The Empress – Treating yourself, Pampering, Spoiling yourself, Dressing Up, Getting your Hair Styled, Buying luxurious Items just because you are worth it, going overboard buying gifts for the kids and everyone else. Absolutely loving this time of the year. Parties and good cheer.

The Emperor – Scrooge attitude, Bah humbug, thinks it is all a big waste of money, tries to curtail spending, refuses to give in to the whole commercial side of it, almost collapses when the Empress tells him how much she spent on the tree alone while pushing a nice glass of burgundy into his hand. Begrudgingly telling The Empress that her new very expensive dress looks lovely on her. Chastising her for spending too much money. Tries to hide his emotions from his offspring when they bring him his gifts. Wants to know how much everything cost.  Thinks the world has gone mad and lost all reason.

The Hierophant – Ah, at last, the Spiritual Side of The Holiday Season from all Religious Aspects and Beliefs. The Commonalities and Solidarity between all Religions that it is a time of Peace, Goodwill, Generosity and being Charitable. People gathering to express their Faith and Beliefs.

The Lovers – Engagements at this Special Time of Year, buying that Special Gift for your loved one. Feeling extra romantic and in love. Office Party Flings!

The Chariot – Travelling Home for The Holidays, long journeys, tired but with the destination and welcome will be worth it. Car packed with gifts and good clothes.

Strength – Strength and courage for the bereaved and ill to get through this time of year. Being the Peacemaker when family wars break out. Finding the Strength to survive the Holiday Season intact.

The Hermit – Spending or Choosing The Holidays alone. Being elderly and having no family left to spend The Holidays with, Volunteering to help out at soup kitchens and with the homeless for the Holidays, thinking of others at this time of the year. Feeling lonely.

The Wheel of Fortune – Holiday Pay Bonuses, getting Expensive Gifts, Feeling on top of the world, Let the good times roll. Spending like there is no tomorrow, Having a ball, Party Party, Meeting the partner of your dreams, Luck.

Justice – What you have purchased on credit cards will have to be paid for, if you drink too much you will end up with a hangover, dragging up the same old family issues at the dinner table will get the same reaction it does every time you have done it in the past. Be very careful what you do when you have been drinking. You don’t want to get into trouble with the law! Also it is not a good idea to snog your boss at the office party. The consequences will land firmly on your shoulders only. The repercussions may not be desirable in the cold light of day.

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Well, I think that is more than enough for today, so back tomorrow with the Swords, Pentacles and The Remaining Major Arcana. 

Happy Holidays,

Vivien (your tarot teacher)

Copyright © 2006-2013 Vivien Ní Dhuinn

 

 

Truly Teach Me Tarot Course Update – Rolling Home With The Four Nines

Spring Greetings to all My Tarot Students and Enthusiasts,

I do hope you are all keeping well and are looking forward to the summer months ahead.  We are progressing nicely through The Minor Arcana and very shortly The Four Suits will have completed their current journey or cycle.  The drama for each Suit is building momentum as they head towards the finish line, the climax of their endeavours.  At times it has read like a Soap Opera but then, the story of The Four Suits is based on Archetypal Characters and Archetypal Situations.  This is exactly how Soap Operas, Movies or Fictional Novels work as they too are all based on Archetypes.  They mimic real life but in the extreme; characters with over-the-top personalities and exaggerated scenarios.

I am delighted once more, to announce that I have finished re-working and re-formating the Four Nines of The Minor Arcana, The Nine (IX) of Wands, The Nine (IX) of Cups, The Nine (IX) of Swords and The Nine (IX) of Pentacles which are now ready for viewing.  For continuity purposes, I have continued the fictional storyline for some of the Cards in The Card Imagery Section, but do also include their basic description.  Just Click on the Individual Images below to go straight to the Individual Pages. Don’t forget to read The Nines Introduction first.

The Four Nines – Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles

Nines Introduction

9 of Wands  9 of Cups Upright  9 of Swords Upright  9 of Pentacles Upright

These Cards will also be found in Lesson 9 of Part I of Course. They are also listed in the Section The 78 Cards – Detailed.  Don’t forget to read The Nines Introduction Page first before moving on to the individual Cards.

As with all the other Cards, there is detailed information on the Card Imagery and Description along with the Keywords and Meanings for both the Upright and Reversed versions.  Should you only require the Keywords and Meanings, then they can be found in the Section, The 78 Cards -Brief which is being created as I finish re-working each Card. There is still a great wealth of information available in this section and is probably most suited to those who just want to find out what their Cards mean rather than an in-depth study.

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It is important to remind you that it is not required of you to remember all interpretations given as that would be impossible.  What you are given is a wide variety of Keywords, Meanings and Associations for each Card.  Choose the meanings that resonate with you, make sense or have personal experience of. Take note of these, attempt to memorise them and use them as interpretations when those Cards are drawn.  In time you will find that you wish to add more meanings or keywords to your original ones as they become relevant.  This is how you build up your repertoire.

There are some Readers who only ever assign one meaning to each Card and therefore when a certain Card comes up, it means only one thing.  This is great if you have confidence and conviction of that sole meaning being relevant for your Querant.  Every Querant and Each Situation is often complex and complicated.  One meaning may not be suffice to unravel their Reading or provide any constructive advice.  If one meaning per Card works well for you then that is the way to go and is perfectly fine.  Otherwise, try to build up a variety that you are comfortable working with.

It is important also to remember that you will not learn The Tarot overnight, so don’t expect to. Take your time and get to know each Card on a personal basis.  Learning The Tarot involves self-discipline, personal application and heaps of patience.  Unlike many courses today that offer Certification after a One-Day or Weekend Workshop, allowing participants to then set-up professional practices as a qualified this, that or the other, you won’t be able to do that with Tarot. For a start, you have 78 Eight Cards to cover and remember, 156 if you are planning on reading reversed, and also many other disciplines to take on board such as Numerology and Astrology.  However, there are some who attend weekend Tarot Workshops and then set-up in business straight away. I have heard from very good sources there are several to be found at holistic  and psychic fairs where they have to consult their books and notes under the table when interpreting readings for people who are actually paying them for the privilege of it.

This type of Tarot Reading brings disgrace to the profession and is very damaging to the reputation of diligent, experienced Readers.   No one wants to, or expects, to have to study anymore in the current climate of ‘just add hot water and stir’ qualifications. I have taught several classes over the years and at the beginning of each course some students will drop out after the first class or two.  Those who come to let me know their reason for leaving explain that there was more involved than they thought.  They had always wanted to learn Tarot but they thought it would be simple.  Some had already attended Angel Card Reading Courses and now wanted to add Tarot Reading to their list of services.  They believed it would be as simple to learn Tarot as it was Angel Cards.

I always explain to anyone enquiring about learning Tarot the complexities involved if you really want to be a serious Tarot Student.  Tarot is an Apprenticeship and an Art.  It takes time to become adept at it but still some students find this hard to accept. If you wanted to become a psychologist, biologist or indeed an artist, and enrolled in a college to study it, you certainly would be very concerned if you discovered that all your tuition was to be covered in a weekend along with certification and graduation. The same applies to Tarot.  You will have to be prepared to work and study at it for some time if you want to be a Good Reader.

This is not to say you shouldn’t be Reading for others at all. On the contrary, you should now be hungry to practice your growing skills on friends and families members who will only be too happy to help you out.  It is important to let people know you are just learning at this stage and need to gain some first-hand experience.  This will take the pressure off you.

Best of Luck with your continued studies,

Vivien (Your Tarot Teacher)

Copyright © 2006-2013 Vivien Ní Dhuinn

The Four Sevens of The Minor Arcana – Reworked

Hail all Tarot Students & Enthusiasts,

7 of Wands Upright 7 of Cups Upright 7 of Swords Upright 7 of Pentacles Upright

Well, here I am again and this time to announce that I have completed the re-working of The Four Sevens of The Minor Arcana.

The Story of each Suit as they Journey through from Ace to Ten is building nicely now and beginning to sound and look like a regular Soap OperaSoap Operas are of course based on archetypal character and situations just like the Cards are. You will notice that I have been using an ongoing Storyline for some of the Cards other than the description of Imagery and Symbolism.  The idea behind it is to make you more comfortable or au fait with creative Story-telling, visualisation and imagination when interpreting the Cards in a spread or individually.  Of Course, the Stories are just my Stories and do not come as an absolute interpretation or version.  The Stories have come from my imagination and help set the relevant mood or atmosphere.  Stories are easier to remember than a list of Keywords or PhrasesStories are also easier to tell and make more sense than a handful of disjointed sentences. You just need to build on your experience of relating them to your life or the life of your Querant.

My Stories should be used only as a guideline and not literally interpreted. You may see a completely different storyline building in the Cards which is absolutely fine as we all see and analyse things in a different manner. We describe them in a way that makes sense to us.  Some of us use Flowery Language, Mystical Musings or Freudian Terminology to verbalise our understanding of a Card or Spread while others use plain old Matter-Of-Fact, Down-To-Earth, Simple Words to get their point across.  Some of us waffle on forever (like me), while some are brisk and brief.  It really depends on the individual personality of the Reader and all have a place in Tarot Reading.

So, when you have time, check-in with the Seven (VII) of Wands, Seven (VII) of Cups, Seven (VII) of Swords and Seven (VII)of Pentacles to see how all the characters have been getting on as they approach the final stages of their Journey.

Just Click on The Individual Images below to go directly to Card Page.  Before Reading the Individual Card Interpretation please go to the Four Sevens Intro Page for background information on the Sevens in the Tarot.

Should you only require the Keywords and Meanings, then they can be found in the Section, The 78 Cards -Brief which is being created as I finish re-working each Card. There is still a great wealth of information available in this section and is probably most suited to those who just want to find out what their Cards mean rather than an in-depth study.

The Four Sevens Intro

7 of Wands Upright 7 of Cups Upright 7 of Swords Upright 7 of Pentacles Upright

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The Practice Reading for Sixes and Sevens will be posted by the end of the week along with some interpretation exercises to flex your creative imagination and adaptability.  Questionnaires will follow. So in the meantime, I will get cracking on re-working the Four Eights. Lesson Content will be added on an ongoing basis but the priority at present is to get all the Cards up and running.  Thank you for your patience.

Enjoy!

Vivien (Your Tarot Teacher)

The Four Sixes of The Minor Arcana – The Story Continues

Hail all Tarot Students,

The Sixes Intro

The Four Sixes – Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles

(Just Click on The Individual Card Images below to go Directly to Card Page)

6 of Wands Upright6 of Cups Upright 6 of Swords Upright6 of Pentacles Upright

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I am delighted to announce that I have completed re-working of The Four Sixes in the Minor ArcanaThe Six (VI) of Wands,  Six (VI) of Cups, Six (VI) of Swords and Six (VI) of Pentacles.  These Cards will also be found in Lesson 7 of Part I of Course. They are also listed in the Section The 78 Cards – Detailed.  Don’t forget to read The Sixes Introduction Page first before moving on to the individual Cards.

As with all the other Cards, there is detailed information on the Card Imagery and Description along with the Keywords and Meanings for both the Upright and Reversed versions.  Should you only require the Keywords and Meanings, then they can be found in the Section, The 78 Cards -Brief which is being created as I finish re-working each Card. There is still a great wealth of information available in this section and is probably most suited to those who just want to find out what their Cards mean rather than an in-depth study.

Homework and Practice Readings will follow next week before I move on to re-working the Four Sevens and Eights in Lesson 8.

Enjoy and Happy Reading,

Vivien (Your Tarot Teacher)

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Upright and Reversed Fives – Training Exercise

How are The Fives of The Minor Arcana Influencing my Life Right Now?

NB: The Cards are deliberately Blanked Out to hide their identity but you might see the name of the Card if you hover the cursor over it.  Try your best not to look at the name so that your UNCONSCIOUS and not your conscious mind is doing the selecting.

Upright

  • What changes or upheavals are causing me the most stress at present?
  • What pain, trauma or conflict from my past is still exerting its influence over me?
  • What am I battling with?
  • What changes or potential changes in my life do I worry about most
  • Which area of my life should I be keeping an eye on right now.  Which is my blind side?
  • What am I learning from my difficulties?

Choose any of the above questions or one of your own and place your cursor over the Green Card Area Below.  You can also scan the area on the screen with your hands or finger to choose. Close your eyes and move the cursor/hand/finger around a bit, but not so far that you leave the Cards.  Concentrate on the question in mind and when you are ready, stop the cursor/hand/finger and keep it steady.  Then open your eyes and the Card the cursor/hand/finger is resting on is the Card for interpretation.  Just click on the Green Card you have selected to be brought directly to the Interpretation Page.  Read the Card Description along with the Upright Meaning and contemplate its relevance in your life. Don’t expect to find meaning in every aspect of the interpretation.  The necessary information will make itself known to you.  Be open to receiving honesty and guidance.

If you have missed the Cards, try again.  You can select more than one Card but not too many.  Along with the Four Fives Upright is a Blank Card.  Its interpretation is : Not Relevant/ Nothing/ Unsure/ Unformed/ Undecided/ Too Early To Tell/Not Ready. Use your intuition to decide which meaning is relevant.

Upright

 
Blank Card    Blank Card    Blank Card   Blank Card   Blank Card
 

Reversed

  • Which difficult area/s of my life am I successfully overcoming?
  • Which aspect of me am I most open about?
  • In which area of my life am I open to change?
  • Which area of my life am I most stuck in and reluctant to change?
  • Am  I ready to move on in my life?
  • What have I learned from my recent past difficulties?

Choose any of the above questions or one of your own and place your cursor over the Green Card Area Below.  You can also scan the area on the screen with your hands or finger to choose. Close your eyes and move the cursor/hand/finger around a bit, but not so far that you leave the Cards.  Concentrate on the question in mind and when you are ready, stop the cursor/hand/finger and keep it steady.  Then open your eyes and the Card the cursor/hand/finger is resting on is the Card for interpretation.  Just click on the Green Card you have selected to be brought directly to the Interpretation Page.  Read the Card Description along with the Reversed Meaning and contemplate its relevance in your life. Don’t expect to find meaning in every aspect of the interpretation.  The necessary information will make itself known to you.  Be open to receiving honesty and guidance.

If you have missed the Cards, try again.  You can select more than one Card but not too many.  Along with the Four Fives Reversed is a Blank Card.  Its interpretation is : Not Relevant/ Nothing/ Unsure/ Unformed/ Undecided/ Too Early To Tell. Use your intuition to decide which meaning is relevant.

Reversed

 
Blank Card    Blank Card    Blank Card   Blank Card   Blank Card
 
The Five (V) of Wands   The Five (V) of Cups  The Five (V) of Swords  The Five (V) of Pentacles Back to Lesson 7

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The Four Fives of The Minor Arcana – Now Re-Worked

Happy New Year to all My Tarot Students & Enthusiasts,

The Fives Intro

5 of Wands Upright  5 of Cups Upright 5 of Swords Upright 5 of Pentacles Upright

2013 is now upon us and we must all look to the future for 2012 has moved frimly into the past.  For many, the last year has been happy and stable, with life, work, family and relationships continuing as normal.  However, for others the last year has brought change and some of this change may have been unexpected and possibly unwelcome.  For others, the year may have been a mix and might have left a bitter/sweet taste behind in its wake. Others may have felt it was boring and too predictable.  I myself experienced much change, some good, some natural and the rest, unfortunately traumatic.

The Year 2012 carried the Universal Year Number of 5.  In numerology, 5 is a number of chaos, conflict, upheaval and change.  In Year 5, we can expect the unexpected and to be hit by many curve balls.  As we open our mind to all that has occurred in the world in the last year we can see the havoc that the energy of 5 has wreaked on so many of us.  It has been felt on both a personal and global level. However, the last two digits of 2012 equal 3 ( 1+2=3) so after a difficult period of time we often experience a personal growth and greater spiritual depth. The 2 preceding these numbers 2+0=2 suggests that it could go one way or another for us or that we can choose to grow or not to.

In 2012, I turned 50, which is a big milestone for most of us. I didn’t mind being 50 but was amazed at how fast the years have flown by.  2012 also found me deciding to hand down and pass on my knowledge of the Tarot through my course Truly Teach Me Tarot.  I know there is much work  still to be done but I never ever thought I would get this far and also had no idea that it would attract so many visitors and viewers as it has brilliantly done since I first started posting in June.  On December the 10th, five years after the death of my 11-year-old son Conor, from cancer, we put a Christmas tree up to celebrate his memory and anniversary. It was also a symbol of our enduring strength throughout sadness and loss.  It was our first Christmas tree since 2006.  So, yes, these were very positive and encouraging changes for me. They were also a sign that I was making progress in my life and doing something with it rather than wallowing in the past and all that I had lost.

However, I also had to face many unwelcome changes and some that are still ongoing.  In 2012 I had to deal with personal health issues and surgery.  2012 also brought the death of two of my oldest and most dear cats, O’Malley and Morgan within a few months of each other. We laid them to rest under the Weeping Willow in the back garden.  One of my closest friends had to endure terrible tragedy in her family which impacted on all of us.  Then, only as recently as November, I lost my wonderful brother-in-law to a  cancer which struck out of the blue and took him so fast.  We are all still reeling from the shock of so many traumas but life and experience have taught me that we are stronger than we think and must never let our spirit be broken.  There is always something to live and fight for.

So, as we enter the year 2013, the Universal Year Number 6, we might all heave a sigh of relieve for 6 is a number of harmony, balance and peace.  It brings a calming after the storm and the chance to catch our breath and regain stability once more.  It is also a year for focusing on the family and the beauty of all our blessings.  It does not mean that we shall never experience change or challenge again but it does give us time to heal and to show solidarity with the rest of the world in regards to important humanitarian matters and issues. We must learn from our loss and not let it destroy us.

It is a very appropriate time to re-introduce the Four Fives of The Minor ArcanaThe Five of Wands, The Five of Cups, The Five of Swords and The Five of Pentacles .  You will find these cards in Lesson 7. Each card will give us the opportunity to reflect on any unpleasant changes or incidents that may have come to pass in 2012.  We shall see how the individual Suits cope and deal with change, stress, loss and trauma. In doing so, we may learn a thing or two about our own reactions to certain situations and our ability to cope during difficult times.

I have been re-working and re-writing these four cards for the last month or so and they are now ready for viewing.  Before clicking on the individual cards, please read the Fives Intro Page to learn more about what the Fives mean in Tarot Reading.

Homework and Sample Card Readings will be uploaded in the next couple of days and then I will begin on re-working the Four Sixes.

The Fives Intro

5 of Wands Upright  5 of Cups Upright 5 of Swords Upright 5 of Pentacles Upright

Please Click on the Individual Images below to go directly to Card Page

I do hope you enjoy reading the detailed description and interpretation of each Card and trust your knowledge of the Tarot is growing and growing.

See you soon,

Vivien (Your Tarot Teacher)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Truly Teach Me Tarot Course Update

Greetings to All Out There,

Work is progressing nicely on updating and uploading my Free Tarot Reading Course For Professionals, Truly Teach Me Tarot.

Today I finished re-working and re-formatting The Four of PentaclesThe Homework Section for Lesson I and 2 is also complete as is the homework in Lesson 6Homework for Lessons 3, 4 and 5 still need to be re-worked but I hope to get Lesson 3 Homework sorted today.

4 of Pentacles Upright

Today, I am have decided to release the Course to all those excitedly waiting to start it.  While I am working on Lessons 7, 8, 9 and 10 you will have plenty to be getting on with.  Most of the lessons should take you a month to cover, that is if you are determined to learn to read the Tarot.  There is really no fast-track method in learning to read Tarot.  It is something that evolves over time and the student must be patient.

For those of you who are not interested in learning the cards but wish to check card meanings regardless, you are more than welcome to browse around the site.  The more the merrier

Please note that this course is not complete yet and card meanings are being uploaded over time.

At the Moment Lessons 1-6 are complete (except for homework in some lessons).  Part II and Part III have yet to be uploaded.  Accompanying video tutorials will be added over time.

For information on course please check out the About Section on the Menu and for course contents please click on Course Menu.

I am looking for as many as possible to jump on board and become regular visitors to Truly Teach Me Tarot.  I have many exciting plans in store for those who decide to become students and it should be great fun.   Those who do not wish to be students have a part to play aswell as I am hoping that students can get practice doing readings for you.

If you wish to go straight to the Cards that are Completely re-worked click on any of the links below.  They can also be found in Part I – Minor Arcana Section.

Wands –  Ace   Two II   Three III    Four IV

Cups – Ace   Two II   Three III    Four IV

Swords  – Ace   Two II   Three III    Four IV

Pentacles –  Ace   Two II   Three III    Four IV

The Remainder of the Cards in Four Suits 5 – 10 are uploaded but have not yet been re-worked.  You can view these in the Section The 78 Cards.

Remember, this course is Free of Charge.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.  You can also follow my blogs and receive updates on the course as they are released by clicking the Follow link on the site page.

I look forward to hearing from you regularly and do hope you enjoy the Course.

Blessings Be,

Vivien (Your Tarot Teacher)