Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tarot Card Spreads: Horseshoe Tarot Card Spread

Welcome to Tarot Meaning Information.

The Horseshoe tarot card spread is ideal tarot spread for beginners in tarot since it had few cards. This tarot card spread is useful for answering questions. When you ask questions it needs to be unambiguously framed. The clarity of the answer depends on the question being asked if it clear.

The Horseshoe Tarot Card Spread

Card1: The Past. Check to see how important former events or actions have been. Is the card major or minor, positive or negative?

Card2: The Present. Feelings, thoughts or actual events are revealed here.

Card3: Hidden Influences. Which could surprise you or alter the outcome in some way.

Card4: Obstacles to overcome which can be mental attitudes or practical difficulties.

Card5: The environment and attitudes of other people.

Card6: What should be done. Here you may find a practical suggestion.

Card7: The most likely result is denoted by this card,assuming you follow the advice given by the card in the sixth place.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Supercharge Your Intuition and Dramatically Increase Your Tarot Reading Confidence

If you have been reading tarot for awhile you noticed that sometimes you doubt your tarot card interpretation. You ask yourself is this the right interpretation? Sometimes you struggled with the meaning of a particular card. It does not seem to speak to you or the traditional tarot meaning of a specific card does not apply to the querent's question or situation. Relax, this is not an isolated case.

Even the most experienced tarot reader sometimes doubt their own interpretation one way or another. Just like beginners in tarot they also don't want to be second guessing themselves.

This is where intuition comes in and plays a vital role in gaining confidence when it comes to your interpretation. Intuition in other terms is called a hunch, gut feeling, instinct or insight. Intuition is available to us through symbols,bodily sensations,emotions, recurring thoughts,humor,stress and nagging questions. Through intuition we gain truth without any logical explanation.

We perceive patterns and seem to be connecting dots, almost always without any underlying reasons, we strongly act upon it. There are several ways in which we can access intuition in a tarot reading:

1. When siting across the querent in a reading you will get subtle cues from the querent himself like, words uttered by them can ring true particularly when it echoes the meaning of the cards, thus it resonates with you, the tarot reader. You can ask the querent to look at the card and imagine themselves in the scene. What is his impressions? How does he feel? What the querent tells you will give information about the intended representation in their reading.

2. When you look at the tarot spread as a whole. symbols in several cards seem to magnify at the moment and would reveal a progression or repeating theme. Why is it on one area, it's more red than orange? Why are there flowers, vegetation and choppy waters? Then you put these things together to come up with an interpretation of their combined or blended meanings. It is in the combining or blending that intuition often make their way in.

3. Trust that the universe will give you the right card and the right interpretation for the querent's particular question. If you accidentally draw an extra card in a tarot spread or a card fell off the table, include it in a reading. Randomness, coincidence or synchronicity should be taken seriously. You have to believe it because that happened for a reason.

4. If at this time you still wonder if there is a correct interpretation other than yours. I suggest you ask your mentor or a teacher whom you trust to bounce off ideas. If not, join an online discussion group. Indicate the card in question and soon you will be offered various meanings and interpretation by other tarot forum members. You will receive a lot of feed backs and a whole new range of interpretations to start working with.

5. Another way to stop second-guessing yourself when it comes to your tarot reading, is to take a moment to close your eyes,breath and center yourself just prior to laying out the tarot cards. You must ask yourself, how do i feel not how should the querent feel? Bank on the emotions you know you would feel, not what you believe the others would feel. If you put yourself in your querent's situation and imagine how would they feel, then what you are doing is merely guessing.

The tarot is a personal tool and it is only self-explanatory that your interpretation should be personal as well. By accepting our limitations, we will begin to understand that it is part of our growth as a tarot reader. As we evolve we learn how to use our conscious and subconscious mind to interpret the tarot cards that will provide us with what we feel is the correct answer.

Through constant practice and drinking from the fountain of our mentor's experiences and team effort of our tarot reading group, having trust in the universe,Higher Power or Supreme Being and lastly, the nurturing qualities of intuitive reflection will dramatically rev up your confidence in your tarot readings.

Four Defenses Against the Tarot Reading Skeptics

As a tarot reader, i encountered many cynics and skeptics to what we do. They come in all shapes and sizes. They are either vocal about it or not. It comes with the job, i understand. To the un-initiated, we tarot readers reply.

1. We are not scammers or con-artists. We don't use manipulative mental tricks and deceptive communication techniques to our clients. We invested effort, time, money to study,be certified and improve our tarot reading skills legitimately.

2. We don't reduce our clients to a helpless,compliant and gullible victim. We don't exploit human weaknesses or take advantage just to gain something from them. We, tarot readers serve the best interests of our clients, doing our professional tarot reading services without intending to cause harm. We strictly adhere to our formally stated code of ethics. We help clients by offering perspectives. Help them sooth their anxieties and problems by letting them understand that they have the power within themselves to achieve their goals.

3. We are not like cult leaders, who believe we have some extra-ordinary powers that we can actually do what we think we can do. Leaders of a cult anyway, have negative associations to them.

4.We,tarot readers, don't apply cold and warm readings to our clients. We come to know our clients, interact with them and most especially emphatize with them which in return add value to their tarot reading experience.

However, skeptics don't have a totally negative side to them. In fact, we are grateful for them. They are like bloodhounds who will smell and track every fraudulent clairvoyants,fake mediums,pseudo-psychics etc. Those who extort big money by any means possible. Maybe there are a few lost souls who deviates from what is considered ethical but majority of tarot readers do an honest living.

Three Great Exercises to Spice Up Your Tarot Reading Learning Program

When you first learn to read tarot, there will come a time that you will get bored practicing tarot readings for yourself. It is good to have friends that you can do readings with as a practice because they know you are still learning.

You would get so much ahead of yourself if you do readings for the public when you know you are still not ready yet. You might give advice that would be mistakenly heeded and could do harm to the clients themselves as a result. Try to have a great deal of experience first before you read for others.

Here are three suggestions to exercise your intuitive muscles and to keep you from getting bored learning to read tarot cards.

1. You could do a reading about anything from your past. For example, do a reading to see how you did on your last business venture. The fact is, you already know what happened, the outcome. The purpose of this exercise is two-pronged. First, if you want to know any mysteries about your past you want to resolved and to test your tarot card meanings.

If your business got bankrupt, you would expect appropriate cards to turn up in your reading. I would expect cards like wheel of fortune reversed, three of wands reversed,two of wands reversed representing lost opportunities,bad luck and business partnership problems. I would not expect three of pentacles and four of wands to show up in such a reading.

2.You can pick up the current bestsellers or put n the latest box office hit and do a reading for the protagonist, the main character. Know what makes this person tick or what kind of obstacles the antagonist has in store for him and how will he survive it. You will just have to finish watching the movies and finish reading the novel to check the accuracy of your tarot reading.

3..If you are a bit of a history buff, you could do readings for Benjamin Franklin, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Franklin Roosevelt and others who wanted to know how they should approach such situations like the bombing of Nagasaki, the Watergate Scandal and the cracking of the genetic code. You can do readings on how John F. Kennedy saved America, if not the world from another global war.

If there are cards that would show up unexpected in a reading that doesn't mean it is wrong. It signals, the reader to explore the symbolical and numerological meanings of these cards or find other resources (books or online forums) to figure out a better meaning that suits the reading.

When there is a conflict between with what really took place and the reader's card meanings, the reader does not change the historical facts just to fit the card meanings. In the beginning stages of learning the tarot,tarot meanings are altered to suit the things that actually happened.

In order to have a better understanding of the meaning of the tarot cards, it is necessary to do tarot reading activities on a regular basis to keeping your psychic engines always tuned-up. Once you have verified most of your tarot meanings you can them step up to reading for the general public.