Making Tarot Make Sense.

Tarot is about life and the various phases in which we find ourselves. That’s what the Minor Arcana in Tarot is essentially about — Aces = New Concept; Twos = Choice; Threes = Creativity; Fours = Stability; Fives = Change; Sixes = Perseverance; Overcoming Obstacles; Sevens = Confidence; Eights = Advancement; Nines = Attainment; Tens = Completion; Pages = New Paths; Knights = Action; Queens = Patience; Understanding; Kings = Knowledge.

Turning now to the Major Arcana: 0 The Fool = Believing; 1 The Magician = Awareness; 2 The High Priestess = Mystery; 3 The Empress = Creativity; 4 The Emperor = Leadership; 5 The Hierophant = Spiritual Guidance; 6 The Lovers = Duality; 7 The Chariot = Ability; 8 Strength = Mind and Body; Will-Power; 9 The Hermit = Inner Searching; 10 The Wheel Of Fortune = Evolvement; 11 Justice = Universal Truth; 12 The Hanged Man = Sacrifice; 13 Death = Transition; 14 Temperance = Inspiration; 15 The Devil = False Truth; 16 The Tower = Disruption; 17 The Star = Direction; 18 The Moon = Mysterious Paths; 19 The Sun = Nurturing; 20 Judgement = New Awareness; 21 The World = Perfect Balance.

It’s important to work with your Tarot cards and practice the keywords. Once you get these down and are feeling confident, it is time to do a simple spread or you can ask a question and draw a card or two or three. You can decide the question — open-ended is best and develop your own spread that works in getting to an answer to your question. I’ve included a simple Tarot spread video by Vincent Pitisci to help get you started. You do what works best for you and use this study/practice time as effectively and efficiently as best suits you and your needs and priorities. 

Vincent Pitisci Examines Tarot In Its Simpliest Form

The important thing is that you can always change a keyword that resonates with you. As you look at a particular Tarot card, a word or phrase may come to mind — if appropriate, use it. Vincent has changed his keywords from time to time, but the essence of the card’s meaning is still very relevant and very much the same. Over time, after working with the Tarot cards, you will develop a sort of kinship with the cards and intuitively know what they mean without remembering a specific keyword. At odd times I like to go through the Minor Arcana and then the Major Arcana keywords, just to keep up to date on them and fresh in my mind. I do this as a review when I haven’t been working with a particular Tarot deck for awhile.

Vincent Pitisci Shows You How To Apply The Meanings In A Basic Three Card Spread

Helpful Resources To Assist You On Your Journey To Learning And Understanding The Tarot

Being Comfortable With Tarot Is Essential

There are times when it is necessary to get out of your own way . . . take a deep clensing breath . . . relax . . . listen and really hear and comprehend each and every word . . . That’s what happened to me quite recently. I’ve been busy with this website and my other two with writing new content and delving into my newly acquired Tarot decks and getting reaquainted with other Tarot decks in my collection . . . and listening to a variety of videos on learning Tarot card meanings — different theories and methods . . . Tilt! Rewind!

Actually, there was nothing wrong with anything I was doing except moving from one thing to the other without really focusing — picking up random key points here and there. Then, things started clicking . . . missing pieces started to fit in . . . I immediately turned to Vincent Pitisci — the first video at the top of this post — and I listened and truly heard what he was saying . . . 

I guess I was finally ready to hear what he was saying . . . I had no preconceived notions . . . my mind was open and receptive! It all made perfect sense to me and I was no longer fumbling with the guidebook for interpretation of the cards selected before me. Knowing the basic keywords and using a simple spread opened up a whole new world for me in my understanding and love of Tarot.

Be sure to check out the books I’ve shared. Three are by Vincent Pitisci and one by Rachel Pollack — all are excellent resources!

And check out Vincent’s website. He has some helpful PDF downloads you may like. He also has a group that meets once a month where they talk about all aspects of Tarot — all are welcome. You can watch past meetings on YouTube — very entertaining!

Well, I do hope this was informative and helpful to you. I appreciate you took the time to stop by!


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