The bleeding 3 of hearts! Why isn't the traditional meaning of the 3 of swords associated with water? It speaks so strongly of emotional disappointment! Why and how did the suits get associated with fire, earth, air and water? What does that even mean?

Mandy, Skwirl and I got together today to help understand these questions. With a little bit of history and some deep discussion on the imagery, we set out to help you figure out one of the most elementally confusing cards in the Tarot deck.

We hope this helps to clear some confusion! Thank you to Matt in the U.K. for bringing our attention to this topic! If you have any of your own questions that you would like addressed, don't hesitate to ask at writeme@dustywhite.net or leave a question for us below!

Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty White

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:37pm PDT
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Have you noticed how many articles are in circulation lately about how Tarot readers and "psychics" are all scammers and con artists? Of course, every profession has some of those types of people in action, but the Tarot community has been under heavy attack for quite awhile.

One of the ways we can fight this bad publicity is to practice with morals and a code of ethics. Obviously, we aren't here to tell you what morals you should uphold, but in this podcast, Sally and Skwirl discuss some important guidelines you should consider.

The key points to help you here are how to establish and uphold your boundaries as a Tarot reader, when and how to say no, and much more! Stop jumping through hoops and setting yourself up for the bad reputation! Let's stand up to the media and show the world that there are real Tarot readers with true talent!

Thanks for being here!

Skwirl

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:42pm PDT
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We've been working like fiends here at the academy! Here is another sneak peek at the work Mandy, Sally and Skwirl have been doing to bring you the card meaning podcasts. This week's peek is at the Ace of Swords.

They talk about what the images make them think and feel and how that relates to their interpretations. It is extremely important to get to know these cards and understand how to get information from them. Join them in their quest to help you unleash yourself from keywords!

Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty White

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:30pm PDT
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Skwirl, Sally and Mandy talk with us today about the Ace of Pentacles. Is there a song in there? Is it always money we’re talking about when this card shows up in a spread? Why does the first card of the coins make me want to take a bubble bath? Listen in, have a few chuckles and find out!

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at writeme@dustywhite.net

 

Thanks for being here :-)

 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:05pm PDT
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Knights! The knights are here! Are they people? Are they only men? Where do we get to the meaning of the knights? How does using the knights as a rate of progress make sense and how can you see an attitude or the character of person with them?

In this episode, we talk about that and then cover a few other topics of interest.  What do the pros do when the reading isn’t going as smoothly as they’d like? What does your client feel about the process of getting a reading? We talk about engaging the client and allowing them to be interactive with the reading yet the importance of keeping control.

This podcast is packed full of information that you can use right away to enhance the quality of your tarot readings! Be sure to take notes! And let us know if there is anything you'd like us to talk about in future podcasts.

Thanks for being here :-)

P.S. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at writeme@dustywhite.net!

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:59pm PDT
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Reading the Tarot is not limited to keywords or images. Of course, you trust your intuition and read the image first, but there are themes beyond the core meanings of the cards. In today's episode, Mandy, Sharon and I talk about the theme of ending cards.

What makes an ending card? How do we know when it is an ending card? How do we know if it is being resisted or the ending is welcome? We go deep into all of these questions as well as what kinds of endings are represented.

Over the next few weeks, we'll be studying the underlying themes of the cards that you can use to enhance the quality and precision of your readings. These themes are written into the fabric of every day reality. Remember, this is not a tool to replace your card meanings, but a tool to introduce additional information to your awareness.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to type them in below!

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:08pm PDT
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There are only 78 cards in a Tarot deck that need to describe the entirety of daily life! How can only 78 cards accurately and consistently do this?

Every single card has a story to tell. Over the next few weeks, we are going focus deeply on beginning, ending, and transition cards. We are going to help you identify these and learn to apply them over a series of podcasts that will make you stronger in your reading skills.

Don't forget, we have a free set of lessons at easytarotlessons.com! If you'd like to join the academy for an even deeper understanding of the Tarot, the first month is $1! We'd love to learn with you.

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:46pm PDT
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Court cards seem to be the most problematic cards for many Tarot students. Without proper training, it is difficult to tell the difference between the various images. Tarot readers end up getting stuck with keywords that severely limit their divination abilities.

This episode focuses on the Kings in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. The problem with these four cards is that they are all men just sitting on thrones. There isn't much to differentiate between them. Or is there? Mandy, Sharon and I got together to show how to tell the kings apart, as well as how to interpret them as something other than your boss or your daddy.

We hope that this helps your development of looking into the card and seeing more than keywords! Please feel free to share any experiences you've had with interpreting the kings in the comments section below.

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:06pm PDT
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Sharon and I were discussing some of the Tarot forums available in today's social media and the surprising amount of "Tarot Trolls" that are out there. These are people that are so set in their opinions of what the Tarot should mean that they pollute the entire industry with their inability to be open to what the Tarot is meant to be. These "trolls" just shout down anyone with a difference of opinion and try to force feed the public with their own brand of poison. We talked about some of the "arguments" that this has led to. And yes, there really are forums out there that preach how you can't predict the future or give any advice with your readings! What exactly, do they think the Tarot is for?

Please feel free to leave some comments about your experiences with the Tarot Trolls. We are happy to hear from you!

If you have any questions, e-mail me at writeme@dustywhite.net.

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:03pm PDT
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One of the problems we have in the Tarot community is the perpetuated lie that we can "learn the Tarot by memorizing card meanings". It's time to stop that. Any time you have a visual component, you are going to have room for interpretation. That's what drives the Tarot!

To demonstrate this point, we examined The Modern Spellcaster's Tarot, created by Melanie Marquis and illustrated by Scott Murphy. We first compared them to the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, and then worked out how they could be interpreted in their own rights. If you would like to see the images we discussed, you can find the video on You-tube, but if you are driving or otherwise occupied, we describe each card for the theater of the mind.

This is a great exercise in understanding how each deck "speaks" to you in a different voice than any other. When you are reading with a different deck than you learn with, you have to read that deck's images, not try to force the meanings of the deck you learned with or memorized. Read the image not the book!

The web site we used to look at all the cards can be found at http://editor.mantike.pro/ . This site has all of the images of over 400 decks! It is an invaluable tool for sharing spreads and studying Tarot cards. They are not affiliated with us, but we support them wholly.

Feel free to share your favorite decks in the comments section! Let us know how the art changes the meanings for you! We always enjoy hearing from our listeners.

Thank you for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 6:02pm PDT
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Take a short walk with Dusty as he and Sharon discuss manifestation tips for making 2019 the year you want it to be.

2019

it's a year to leap;
to write that action plan.
move forward fearlessly.

it's a year of reinvention;
make room for things
that matter.

invest in yourself:
physically, mentally,
and spiritually.

workout more.
care less.
hug more.
actually do what you want.

Thanks for being here :-)
Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 6:53pm PDT
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Mandy, Sally and Sharon got into a conversation about their strangest Tarot questions. Sometimes a client will ask about something you have no knowledge of, or they will ask you a question that makes it difficult to keep a straight face. You have to be prepared to trust your knowledge of the Tarot and to trust you intuition if you choose to answer these. From the mundane "what should I buy my mother for her birthday" to the bizarre, the Tarot can answer any question your clients bring to you!

Mandy set a challenge at the end of the podcast. Feel free to take that challenge and leave your comments below!

I'll be returning to the podcasts soon! My muse is super active lately, so I've been working diligently to get "The Easiest Way to Learn Astrology Ever!" out to you. Be on the lookout for it!

Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:22pm PDT
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Mandy, Sally and Sharon got together to share their thoughts on the Four of Wands from the Waite-Smith Tarot deck. Although they do touch on some of the traditional meanings that you may find in books, they spent more time on the ways to interpret the card through the image. By getting to know the images on your cards and how they appeal to your senses, you are taking the first step toward flowing, intuitive Tarot readings that are never stilted or forced.

Throughout the next few months, you may see more sneak peeks of discussions of each card in the Tarot deck. We are in the process of making and posting all of the video for each card at easytarotlessons.com. So don't worry if you don't see them all here! They'll all be posted for free at the site.

Please feel free to post your comments below of what the Four of Wands says to you!

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 2:49pm PDT
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Sally and Sharon got together to discuss some of the meanings the Ace of Wand from the Tarot could lead to. Note the word "could" here! Their discussion is purely to help you see some of the possible meanings that could be invoked by the image on the card. They do a version of exercises 1 and 1(a) from the white book "The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot Ever!". These exercises are essential to help you keep from being trapped by "keywords" or traditional meanings. It is imperative to be able to understand each card in a way that will apply to the day to day existence of both you and your clients.

If you would like to know more about the Tarot, visit www.easytarotlessons.com or www.houseofwhite.net to learn about the academy. The first month is only one dollar!

Please feel free to share your thoughts on the Ace of Wands in the comment section!

Thank you for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:38pm PDT
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Sharon and Will sat down for a deep discussion of how Will discovered the Tarot. They talked about what he thought it was before he started learning and how he evolved as a Tarot reader.

One of the most important things to do while learning the Tarot is finding a teacher or school that resonates with you. By resonates, I mean something that speaks to you in a way you understand and Identify with. Will tells us all about how difficult it was to find teachings that weren't clouded with vague mystery. Even with the internet and all the information available to us today, it is still hard to find proper training! Join us to find out how he found the best school for him.

Whether you are already in the academy or still searching for a way to learn the Tarot, this podcast is filled with insight and information. Thank you Will, for sharing so much with us! And remember, no one has to do this alone.

Please feel free to share, follow, and comment. Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:50pm PDT
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I've been getting a great many requests to do some podcasts on card meanings. As many of you know, I'm not an advocate of keywords or superstitions so please don't expect that. Instead, you can expect insight and observations to what the cards can mean in every day life.

Mandy, Sharon and I got together today to discuss the Empress. We talked about the general feel the card generated for us and gave examples of what she could mean and why. The value here is learning how to interpret for yourself and your client instead of giving vague, rote, or generic tarot readings.

This is the first of 78 podcasts on the meanings of cards. We hope you enjoy it and join us for the whole series. Please feel free to share your observations with us in the comments. We'd love to hear from you.

Thank you for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:39pm PDT
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I find it frustrating how so many Tarot readers feel they have to hide their talent because of the misrepresentation of what we do that is so prevalent in today's media. The fear of animosity and ridicule can be overwhelming.

Today, Skwirl sat down with Robin as she shared her journey of how she overcame the fear and "came out of the tarot closet". They discussed her reservations, how she battled the insecurity, and how she found the courage to show the world who she is. They also talked about some reasons why many readers can't feel comfortable letting others know what they do, and how they can find a sense of strength and empowerment.

No matter what your "closet" status, remember that you are not alone.

Please feel free to let us know how you came out of the tarot closet or what holds you from it in the comments below! We are here to help.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:31pm PDT
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Whether you are just a beginner or an advanced with Tarot reader, this podcast is a must hear! Mandy, Sharon and I dove deep into the secrets of the Fool, and I mean deep. Explore some of the possibilities of the Fool with us; from symbolism to why the Fool is the perfect example of how to read the Tarot.

If you have any questions or would like to hear a podcast about a Tarot related question, please email me at writeme@dustywhite.net. Feel free to follow and leave comments!

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 6:34pm PDT
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Wow! We had quite a session today!

We started out with a dilemma Mandy had to face for being such a popular Tarot reader!

Then Mandy, Sharon and I discussed the relationships between the Magician, the High Priestess and The World. We got into a very deep discussion about what each can represent and how they differ from each other. Be sure to take notes! There are no keywords or shortcuts here. This information is powerful and will expand your understanding of these cards in ways you could not begin to imagine!

Thank you so much for spending precious time with us. Please be sure to leave some feedback and don't hesitate to follow the podcasts! You don't want to miss what we have in store! :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:19pm PDT
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House of White presents the first Pod Cast hosted by the well known Sharon Lewis (a.k.a. Skwirl). Sharon’s new podcasts will touch on issues related to Tarot in some way. She will also have special guests join her to add their unique view points to the discussion.

Tonight, Sharon will be discussing an issue that Nina Soul, co-owner of Spiritual Vibes & the Soul Sisters Inc., recently dealt with (Oct 2018) - A City Inspector was called to investigate her shop. Upon seeing a small Tarot readings sign, he proceeded to give her a ticket for not having a Fortune-Telling License.

Sharon and her guest, Sylver, will be discussing local laws, social misconceptions, the pros & cons of licensing and the requirements that some states in America have set.

Together, they discuss ways to remove the blight that con-artists have stained the Tarot community with, and what we can do to protect ourselves.

Thanks for being here :-)

Skwirl

p.s. If you have any questions about your local laws, be sure to look them up at your court house or on the web!

 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:39pm PDT
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So often, when the Tower comes up in a spread, the reaction is fear. With the way it is presented in today's media, this is perfectly valid, but the Tower is so much more than complete devastation.

Today, Sharon and I discussed when and how the Tower could be a "good" card to get in a spread. We talked about many things it could represent, and why Tower "energy" is so important to life. This is a big step to ridding yourself of keywords and superstition surrounding the Tarot.

If you have any Tarot related questions you would like to ask, e-mail me at me@dustywhite.net . And if you are serious about learning the tarot, you can join us for $1 for the first month of lessons at houseofwhite.net .

Thank you for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:07pm PDT
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What do you do when you turn over the card and the answer is so obvious you feel like it can't possibly be right? What do you do when this happens? Of course the answer seems obvious! Join Mandy, Sharon and I as we discuss intuition, yappy dogs and divine inspiration.

One other big topic we covered was how Pages and Aces are often confused as having the same interpretations. Many Tarot books indicate that both are new beginnings. We talked about the differences between the two and ways that you can know exactly what they mean when they come up in a tarot reading.

Please leave a comment below on whether you enjoyed the podcast or if there is a topic you'd like to hear covered in future Tarot podcasts. Thanks for being here! :-)

Dusty White

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:26pm PDT
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In this podcast, Mandy, Sally, and Dusty discuss what happens when your reading takes an unexpected turn.

Mandy recounts a recent reading she had. The client arrived stating she wanted to hear "anything". In hindsight, Mandy believes she should have managed her client's expectations at the outset, but she was already committed to the reading. Mandy endeavored to do the best she could with a client that did not want to be an active participant in the reading. Mandy cast an overview spread and read that spread only to be told by the client that she wanted to know about something entirely different. In an effort to provide the client what she wanted, Mandy focused on this new question and gave what she thought was an excellent reading. Afterward, the client revealed that a friend told her she should not disclose any information to Mandy. Further, the client expressed disappoinment with the reading. From Mandy's perspective, she felt like she was being tested as if she were a mindreader, which she is not. Mandy, seeing the client's disappointment, returned the fee and offered to do another reading at a later date. The client accepted the offer, scheduled a new appointment, and left. Unfortunately, the client did not return for the rescheduled appointment.

Mandy felt like she mishandled the matter and Dusty discussed his thoughts. Everyone agreed that managing your client's expectations early is the key to a successful consultation and offered strategies for accomplishing that. Client's often do not know what goes on during a reading, only knowing what they see on television or in the movies. It is best to explain the process to them up front and tell them what you can and cannot do as a tarot reader. Let the client know that the reading provides more actionable information when there is dialogue between the reader and the client. This isn't about fishing for information like a mentalist. It is about getting sufficient background information so you can understand what your client wants to know. If either client or reader are uncomfortable with the reading, it is okay to walk away from it.

In the end, Mandy did the right thing in dealing with a difficult client. We hope you enjoy this peek into what it is like to read for real people in the real world. If you liked this episode, or if you would like to suggest a topic for future podcasts, let us know in the comments.

Thanks for being here!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm PDT
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Today's podcast is geared toward beginners, but it is a good idea for experienced readers to listen in as well. Mandy and I covered some do's and don'ts of what a tarot reader should be doing and why.

We covered some basics like the importance of proper shuffling, focusing on the client, and other practices that are often overlooked by beginners. Whether you are just starting out or getting a refresher, it is super important to remember the basics!

Don't hesitate to leave feedback in the comments section! You can also ask us to do a future podcast on a tarot topic that has you stumped. Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty White

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:34pm PDT
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One of the big questions we have gotten lately, is how can you tell the difference between imagination and intuition while we are reading Tarot cards? Mandy and Sharon discussed this today in depth. They talked about how to tell the difference between the two, how to build your intuition, and how to strengthen your confidence.

This podcast is full of examples, great advice, and guidance. If you are struggling with knowing whether you are actually interpreting the divine or just "making stuff up", be sure to listen to this episode!

Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty White

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:38pm PDT
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There is a great deal of "hocus-pocus" surrounding the Tarot cards. We are here to help you determine what actually works.
Today we discussed some of the Tarot rituals that are taught in books and on the internet.

We covered questions like "do you need to cleanse your Tarot cards every time you cast a spread?" "How do you cleanse your tarot cards?" "How many times are you supposed to shuffle to cast a spread?" "What is the best ritual to do before casting a spread?"

There is no need to do lengthy rituals every single time you cast a spread! Especially when you have a long line of clients waiting for a reading. We explain exactly what is necessary to open that valve of intuition and to keep it open while you are doing a Tarot reading without bogging everything down with superstition.

We hope you enjoy today's podcast! Feel free to leave comments or ask about a question you would like to hear a podcast on!

Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty White

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:07pm PDT
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We tackled some more of the popular questions asked on the internet about the Tarot. The questions we covered today included why tarot decks? (Vs anything else), why the tarot is so popular", and why tarot works so well (“is true”).

We also covered some professional secrets on HOW to get the kind of amazing results everyone wants from a reading. Remember, there are no instant gratification ways of learning. You need to be willing to put the time and the work into your studies in order to get the results!

Feel free to e-mail me at me@dustywhite.net if you'd like your tarot reading questions answered on one of our podcasts! And if you haven't already done it, check out our full month of school for $1.00 at www.houseofwhite.net .

Thank you for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:02pm PDT
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In today's podcast, Sharon and I answer another question submitted by our listeners. They want to know about Tarot Why Questions. The Tarot is the Swiss army knife of divination. It can answer all types of questions without the mess of consulting entrails! For this episode, we will focus on Why Questions and we will teach you how to increase the quality of your readings RIGHT NOW.

The worst thing you can do when reading Tarot is fail to answer specific questions. By learning to answer a Why Question, you give your client relevant, actionable information, which is better than 90% of the people who read the Tarot. In order to ask a Why Question, here is what you need to do:

At all times, the most important thing is that you answer a question accurately. Start off by talking to your client. What are they really asking? Then you need to understand what their environment is. Remember! To answer a Why Question with authority, conviction, and accuracy, you need to do the following: Make mental notes (or actually write them down which is Brian's Exercise found in Advanced Tarot Secrets) then answer these questions: What am I asking about? What is actually going on here? Whose perspective am I looking from? What specifically do I want to know? While you are shaping this muti-faceted question in your mind, form a ball of energy and expand it. Either let that energy encompass you or let it travel out of your brain, through your arms, and into your hands. Let that energy flow into your cards as you shuffle. Continue shuffling until you get your "ding" that the cards are in the right place. While you are doing this, you make a compact with the Divine that you are going to use a certain spread. Don't break that compact by choosing a different spread after you get your ding! If you decide to change spreads, shuffle again.

By studying Tarot, you learn how to access the Divine. Remember, the magic is in you and not the cards. If you practice these techniques, you will get results; but you have to do the work! We cannot do the work for you. What you get out of your studies is directly related to what you put into them and practicing with your cards is key. If you are listening to this podcast, check out our website at easytarotlessons.com. While our special lasts, you can start studying for as little as $1. Learn for yourself how to access the Divine, give readings that are better than 90% of other readers out there, and really empower your clients!

We hope you enjoy this episode! Thanks for being here!

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:56pm PDT
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In today's podcast, Mandy, Sharon and I tackle questions submitted by our listeners. They want to know things like, why should they learn the tarot? Why use tarot cards? Why are tarot cards accurate? And why do tarot cards work?

In our experience, people learn the tarot for many reasons. The tarot helps us explore and understand the world around us. The tarot enables us to answers questions that we could not answer otherwise. With the tarot, we develop our intuition and connect with the Divine! In the end, we learn the tarot because it works.

So why use tarot cards and not some other tool? There are few tools like the tarot that can deliver so much information from such a compact source. The imagery of the tarot cards sparks our intuition. One single picture can contain a multitude of words in a way that something like a pendulum cannot. The cards become the vocabulary through which the Divine can communicate with us.

People consult the tarot, and some pay a lot of money to do so, because it works. So why are tarot cards so accurate? The tarot cards are accurate because trained tarot readers have honed their intuitions and developed a dialogue with their cards to the point they are clear channels to the Divine. There is no magic in the cards. The magic is in the reader. The tarot is accurate because it provides an avenue for intuition to manifest Divine knowledge into words.

We hope you enjoy this episode! Thanks for being here!

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:32pm PDT
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What gives you confidence in reading the Tarot?

Reading the tarot takes confidence: You need to open your mouth and trust the words that come out. This is scary to most people—and it should be. We are not making things up as we go, and we are NOT paid four our opinion.

Most people who have had a tarot reading have encountered the "reader" who *broadcasts* information at them: The "reader" states what is going on in their lives as if it is a set fact, even when it makes no sense to the client (person getting the reading). This kind of arrogance is not tarot reading. It is a scam, and fraudulent.

We are not talking about that.

Today we teach you how to have GENUINE confidence when reading your cards—how to develop a trust bond with your intuition, and what it takes to feel comfortable in any situation when reading cards for anyone.

It really is not that hard. In fact, most of what you need to do is to simply get out of your own way (silence the yappy dog). Today we show you how in just over 30 minutes. (We also share some embarrassing stories.)

Thanks for being here. Hey—subscribe to get all of our secrets (100% free, but you do have to subscribe to get them), and leave us a review, or post a comment. If YOU have a question on how to do something with your cards—hit us up!

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:40pm PDT
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We just couldn't resist making an extra podcast for you this week! My tarot history team is making some great discoveries I absolutely had to share with you! Join Mandy, Sharon and I as we discuss this exciting event! This is a great opportunity to see what our research team is doing! And if you have a love of Tarot history, visit our non-profit museum at www.waitesmith.org. If you'd like to be on the research team, please let me know! We hope you enjoy this bonus podcast!

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:40pm PDT
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Mandy, Sharon and I started out today with a light discussion on some popular myths surrounding the Tarot. So many clients and readers still cling to these!

However, the real meat to this episode is a simple process that Mandy used to instantly increase repeat clientele, price, and the quality of the experience that her clients walk away with. She explained the entire process to us, but if you would like to see pictures of what she did, come to easytarotlessons.com to sign up for our free-emails. We'll send you the video that was made to enable you to do this process step-by-step.

We hope you enjoy this episode! Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:04pm PDT
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Want to get paid to read Tarot at parties? In today's podcast, Mandy, Sharon, and I show you how to be a tarot party reader step-by-step. We discuss what to expect, what to do, and what to avoid.

First, why read Tarot at parties at all? To begin with, you can get paid well all at one time! You are also creating an opportunity to connect with new clients and obtain new referrals. It is one of the few moments where you can show non-believers that you are the real deal. Join us for this step-by-step Tarot party guide! If you already know how to read the cards, you can go out tonight and start promoting your Tarot Party service.


If you are interested in Tarot parties but still need to learn how to read the Tarot, there is a FREE 10 week course at www.houseofwhite.net ! Come join us to start your tarot education.

We hope you enjoy the show! Thanks for being here. :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 6:29pm PDT
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Today we sat down with Mandy and stole all of her secrets on how she made a killing at a festival. This was her first time, and while she did extremely well, we found out what worked, and what needs improvement.

Today’s lesson is all about helping YOU quit your day job and have fun and get paid to read cards professionally. We give you tips and techniques that can help you plan out the best Tarot event and avoid extra stress and anxiety involved with such a large endeavor.

You could’ve been anywhere in the world but you chose to be with us and we appreciate that. Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty White

If you would like to get serious about learning to read the Tarot, come get your free lessons at easytarotlessons.com!

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:36am PDT
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When you are getting ready to work a psychic faire, or read at a tarot convention, a party, a swap meet, or a giant festival, you need to know what could break, go wrong, or cause an otherwise wonderful event to go very badly. This is just as important as knowing what to do to make everything “just right.”

 

Today, we found out some very bad news. Mandy is doing a HUGE festival in three days. 35,000 people will be there, and she will be the reader at that event. Talk about LOTS of new clients! But the person who volunteered to help her bailed!

 

Oh no! How many ways can we find (in 30 minutes) to fix this mess? We came up with several, and examined the pros and cons of each, and gave a lot more advice on the 3 things you must know in order to make your event great! This is a *must listen* (and take notes) lesson for anyone who is going to read at public events.

 

Thanks for being here!

 

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:39pm PDT
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Today we revealed all of Mandy's professional secrets! We went step by step through her evolution from the phone lines to a retail location to parties and festivals. We talked about the tools and expenses of having a tarot business and the preparation that goes into the various avenues of her career. Over the next few weeks, we'll be following Mandy as she reads Tarot at the Cambridge Strawberry Faire. She will be sharing her mistakes as well as her successes with us throughout her professional experiences. Thank you Mandy, for sharing your journey with us!

At Easy Tarot Lessons, we not only teach you the skills to become an amazing Tarot reader, we show you what to do with those skills to enter the professional world of Tarot readers. If you would like to be the best Tarot reader you can be, join us at houseofwhite.net.

Be sure to leave us a comment on future podcasts you would like to hear. And thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:08pm PDT
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One of the most important parts of a tarot reading is asking the proper question. Often, the question the client asks is vague or misleading. In this podcast, Mandy and I discuss techniques to formulate the best question to get the the most information you can from your tarot spread. By the end of this episode, you should be able to get much more valuable answers for you client that will actually help them!

If you are sitting on the fence about learning more about the tarot, there is a FREE 10 week course at www.houseofwhite.net ! Come join us to start your tarot education.

Thanks for being here :-)

P.S. Don't forget to leave us a comment to let us know how much you love the podcasts! And feel free to ask questions in the comments to let us know any future tarot podcasts you would like to hear!

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 6:20pm PDT
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Wow! Today we touched on a great many topics, some that were really advanced, so listen carefully and take notes!

We started out with an audience requested question. Remember, if you have any questions about reading the Tarot and would like to hear a podcast about it, we'd love to help you out! Today's question was what are the pros and cons between an e-mail and a live reading? Which are best? Who does what and why? We covered all of this as well as exceptions to the rule.

We also shared some stories about magical moments that happened during readings. We talked about Mandy's first dowsing experience. (Dowsing is finding a lost object with the Tarot cards). Sharon shared a story about a reading she did for Mandy, and I shared some stories about my own wonderful moments.

The podcast took on a life of it's own so during these two topics, much more was also discussed. We hope you enjoy listening and that you walk away with valuable information.

Thanks for being here :-)

P.S. The FREE nine and a half week course is available! There is no obligation and no money or credit card required for the value packed weeks of Tarot instruction. Join us at www.houseofwhite.net to get these free lessons.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:30pm PDT
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Many Tarot readers believe they should not read for themselves. In today's podcast, I discover that neither Mandy or Sharon are comfortable with doing self Tarot readings. We discussed what their blocks are and how to overcome them. We went deep into the whys and hows and even discussed when it would be better to get outside help.

The ability to read for yourself is invaluable. The difficulty is getting to the point of self-discipline to remove our personal biases and desires for the outcome. In order to do that, I give several tips and techniques throughout the show as well as exercises that will help. It was fun to hear Mandy and Sharon come through their barriers and get excited about reading for themselves!

We hope you enjoy and benefit from the show! Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:48pm PDT
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Yes/no questions are tricky beasts. Many clients will ask "will (insert event here) happen?". We have to be really careful with this, because a simple yes or no answer can not only rob your client of any responsibility of the situation, but also of opportunity. In addition to that, most of the time, after the simple answer you are going to get "how?" or "why?" or "ask again". We are not Magic 8 Balls, we are Tarot readers.

Mandy, Sharon and I sat down today and discussed how not to get caught up in this trap. We talked about when simple yes - no questions are actually appropriate, and when they aren't (which is most of the time). In the cases when they aren't appropriate, we discussed how to get better questions, what types of spreads will not only answer the question but also give pertinent information to help the client acheive their goals.

Sharon and Mandy shared some brutal experiences that arose (before they were properly trained) from telling clients only "yes" or "no". We are here to help you learn from our mistakes and our experiences. Thank you for being here! :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:04pm PDT
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Today we took a trip back in time to when Mandy started doing the tarot for complete strangers. She felt that she had to prove herself to be a psychic by not asking any questions or giving any information. We talk about how that is so unfair to yourself and to your client. If you go to the doctor, you don't just say, "you're the doctor, figure out what is wrong with me!" You let the doctor know what is going on so that he has a starting point to diagnos your symptoms. Today's podcast is about how to talk to your client, how important communication is, and how to overcome the psychological hurdle of having to appear "psychic". Many clients have specific questions. Even if you can tell them all sorts of information that can blow their mind, the most important thing to do is to answer that specific question. There is no such thing as a mind reader!


The cards are generic images. Without giving them structure with questions, they will give generic answers. Without communication, your reading will be mediocre at best.

Divianation does not replace common sense. It gives information for you to use with your knowledge to help events go smoothly. Just like any other profession, we have to understand the client's needs. Don't be pressured into the dog and pony show of believing you need to be a mind reader. And don't be afraid of looking "stupid" by asking your clients questions! You'll have a much more comprhensive tarot reading.

Join Mandy, Sharon, and I to learn how to overcome this enormous hurdle that stunts the growth of so many tarot readers!

Thanks for being here :-) And don't forget, the free tarot lessons are now available at houseofwhite.net !

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 6:07pm PDT
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Today we decided to share an actual group recording with you! This podcast will show you why studying with others is so very important. You've heard us talk about groups on other podcasts, so now you get to experience one!

We worked with just the Ace through ten of the coins (pentacles) and wands suits.

The new exercises were great fun so take note of them! This podcast will explain better than anything, the importance of being able to see the cards in different ways through the eyes of your peers.

Also, it's just plain fun! Bring a tissue, because you may laugh 'till you cry!  And thank you for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 2:56pm PDT
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So many people only know of the Tarot as a divination tool. You would be surprised at all the many uses the Tarot has!

Today Mandy, Sharon and I discussed some of the many ways to apply Tarot cards. We talked about remote viewing, brainstorming, problem solving, dowsing and many more ways to put your cards to use.

It's amazing, all the stuff you can do! Join us today to see just how much more your Tarot cards can be!

Thank you for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:11pm PDT
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We sat down today and discussed the meaning of the six, seven, eight, nine and ten of cups.

We shared some of our most unusual interpretations as well as some obvious ones. The main point of this series of podcasts on card meanings is to help you understand how ineffectual keywords are. By interacting with and truly knowing your cards, you allow your intuition to flow and open yourself to more accurate, intelligent readings.

If you have any tarot questions, just ask us! Write to me@dustywhite.net and we will answer all your tarot questions on the air!

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:12pm PDT
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Today we thought it would be fun to talk about what it's like to be a professional tarot reader. We shared some whacky moments and some war stories!

Mandy, Sharon and I discussed some mistakes to avoid as well as how to avoid them! We also shared some tips on what it takes to be a Great tarot reader that stands out and above all the others.

If you've ever wondered what to expect and how to prepare for the best job in the world, this is a must to listen to! Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:29pm PDT
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Today Mandy I talked about when and how to refuse to do a reading. You, as a reader have the right to say "No". Knowing those rights and knowing your own personal boundaries is essential for your peace of mind and your reputation! We discussed how to find your personal boundaries, the way to go about saying no, and tips you can use before you ever start the reading so you know if you are able to help your client with a clear conscience. This episode is a must for any tarot reader.


Thanks for being here!

 

 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:32pm PDT
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Today we yapped about the value of critical thinking in Tarot spreads. It helps to look at spreads like a recipe, since everyone understands the nature of a recipe, and why a recipe makes food taste better. The same holds true with your readings. No formula is required (or ever helps). But knowing what you are doing makes okay readings good, and good readings great. 

We went in depth on the CC of course, and got sidetracked as usual with lots of advice from the pros who are actually making money doing this. All of this is to help you become great; it all works, and we have proof. 

The tarot does NOT tell us what to do, it gives us an extra edge to help us know the best choice—and when we can help our clients approach the tarot like this we can get them MUCH better results. That's when they come back more (and pay more :-)

All in all, it's just another free tarot lesson and a rant about going to school. Hope you take notes :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:41pm PDT
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Fun, casual discussion today. We covered the ace, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Cups. Mandy is off somewhere in England, doing something fun, so Sharon and I spent an hour looking at these cards, and along the way shared a few insights learned from DECADES of reading professionally. We make learning the tarot easy. Listen and take notes, or play along with your tarot cards and see if you can come across new meanings that we may have missed. 

All you have are 78 cards to determine the answer to ANY and EVERY question someone throws at you, so the most important thing you can do before a reading is develop a dialog with every one of your cards. That's where we come in. Come join us (free) at www.easytarotlessons.com We are here to help.

 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:13pm PDT
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Today we look at the six, seven, eight, nine, and ten of the suit of Coins (or "Pentacles"). One of the worst things you can do in a reading is to force meanings into your tarot cards by using formula or memorized meanings. This comes from not knowing instinctively when cards come up in a spread. We are here to help you fix that. In today's free audio lesson we take a close look at each of the cards (6–10 of Coins) as they can appear in real-life readings for clients. 

There is no guesswork in the tarot; none is needed. Every card in every spread, once verified, adds to the whole of the picture you are painting. This is why it is essential that you know what your cards mean, inside and out. Let us help. In this series we cover every card and give you fresh ways to look at the cards—with new and different methods and techniques in each audio lesson. Over the whole of the series you will come away with a wealth of new knowledge that will make YOUR readings better than they ever have been. As always, we are here to help. 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:02pm PDT
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Today we covered what tarot cards mean. Ace of Swords, two of Swords, three of Swords, four of Swords, and five of Swords; they are all here and carefully examined. Why should you believe us? Dusty has been reading tarot cards since he was 11 (that was over 40 years ago), and a professional and a trainer of working professional tarot readers for well over two decades. Also, we don't give you a lot of fluff.

The purpose of this series of tarot card meanings audio lessons is to help you break through the obstacles of confusion and randomness of card meanings in a spread or a reading for your clients. Every tarot card has an exact meaning, specific to the reading you are giving "right now." As there are only 78 tarot cards in a deck, each card has to have several possible meanings, or a "tarot card meaning cloud," (like a "tag cloud") that relates back to the image in the scene, but not all of the possible meanings apply to every card in every spread. The process of developing your intuition through your use of the tarot cards allows you to know the "right meaning" for any and every tarot card that comes up in your spreads. This comes with education, and a lot of practice.

If you want ALL of our free lessons, please go to www.easytarotlessons.com and click "Join us!" and select the free lessons. That's all you have to do. No credit card is involved, and there is no spam. You get free tarot lessons by email and even live free help every Saturday from one of the top tarot experts in the world. We are always here to help.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:47am PDT
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Lots of mystery school secrets here today. Most of them small and commonplace, but that is the essence of this lesson: what do we miss in our rush to make "magic" happen? How can we get RESULTS? We have to do the little things right. Yes, we have lots of "deep secrets" lessons, but today, free to the public, we covered some extremely important points that will accelerate your efforts and make the whole process a LOT EASIER. 

These will seem "normal and logical," but look around you and see how many people DON'T do these (people who don't get results), and see how these were NOT taught in books like "The Secret." because those authors had no idea of these various necessities. REAL magic happens when you do the work, not when you "think happy thoughts." 

Here are some key points you will learn in this lesson:

 

1) The power of drawing something yourself (exlpore and enhance your awareness) access the part of your childhood that reduces the friction that is the result of trying to be adult.

2) Creating a different way of looking at something (connect the dots above the basket on the virgin sheet). Newspaper headline. (forces you to pick specific words that convey your EXACT meaning) Literary encapsulation of what you are bringing into your life or ridding yourself of. Empty spaces around the balloon - write short
paragraphs about your manifestation. Make your goal meaningful to you with word pictures. (For your eyes only) because you need to be truthful to yourself. THEN CONNECT  THE DOTS. Think about what you are doing (if you want, think about some of the steps involved). Baby steps are important. Now put it on your refidgerator :) Work all of  your senses in your "visualization". Tap into the little things along the way. Main point - this document is now technically a magical artifact! (any thing you created especially for the purpose of magic - put in time, labor, thought, and energy) Supportive of manifestation - gold stars! yay! Every time you see results, put a gold star on it. (positive reinforcement) The more gold stars, the more your balloon can fly! (love love LOVE this analogy) After it is manifested, 3 hole punch and binder to see
what you have accomplished.

ALSO:

Distractions - you can do everything right, but your greatest enemy is not the devil. It is distraction! Spend time aware (write it down!) of what your distractions are.

1) Blank sheet (virgin sheet) - draw a bunch of cartoon cooties (bugs) visual representation of distractions (small and annoying). Changing poison into medicine. Top of page  "Distractions". Label every bug. Micro manage these bugs. Concepts, things that bother you. Identify weaknesses in your ability to process. Identify the ones you can!


Each of these is individual. By knowing what it is, we can eradicate it. As they are eradicated, magic marker them out! Slowly, systematically, and methodically eliminating these distractions.

We are creating fertile soil for our manifestation seeds to grow.

 OTHER POINTS DISCUSSED

Divination - drawing in / Manifestation - Broadcasting

(rephrasing game - rephrasing the tarot question to be perfect)

 

FUTURE TALKS:

We need to talk about the power of obsession.

How to take everything from your past and use it as fuel.

How to manufacture productive time with a busy schedule.

 

Thanks for being here.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:29pm PDT
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Mandy related her step-by-step experience transforming a client’s ongoing project with a manifestation spread and demonstrated for everyone the flexibility of the tarot. The tarot is more than a divination tool and, thanks to her training, Mandy put it to great use! Her client couldn’t have been happier. The key to her success and yours is proper training and PRACTICE! But the big news in this episode is a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT. Dusty has thrown open the doors to the Mystery School! The lessons are being recorded, but they are not available for listening. You have to be in class to get in on these valuable (and for now free) lessons! Without further preamble, Dusty gave a Mystery School lesson using Think and Grow Rich (1937) by Napoleon Hill as a discussion point.

The first lesson: There is no such thing as something for nothing, which is different than something from nothing. Manifestation, at its basic level, is about bringing something from the intangible to the tangible. What is intangible or ethereal? Think of thought. Thought does not exist in the real world. You cannot prove a thought exists until the thought is spoken. The act of writing something down is the process of turning nothing into something.

Metaphysics must follow the laws of physics. If you are going to do magic that works, you have to examine your beliefs and your practices and evaluate whether they match up with the laws of physics. Tarot cards a part of this as building blocks. Mandy took the ideas in her client’s mind and transformed them into a tangible, physical blueprint through the process of allegorical representation. This is also the process for sympathetic magic. We use physical objects all the time that take intangible ideas and imbue them with power and make a thing real (e.g. paper money, checks, credit cards, McDonalds signs).

What is the process to transform nothing into something? Mandy outlined it above. Know what you want. Clarify your thought. Know why you want it. Find things associated with it. Put the idea down into some tangible form. All of this will be covered in the live, future sessions for those who show up for class, but be warned: THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS WITH THIS!

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:15pm PDT
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Sharon is back (from Hurricane Irma)! After a bit of catching up chit-chat, we took a deep look at the 6 and 7 of swords, and the various ways they can come up in a reading. This is a fresh take on tarot card meanings—not your typical "here's what you have to memorize" garbage presented in too many books and websites. We continued on with the 8, 9, and 10 of swords, comparing them against each other and along the way revealing some great information every reader should know. If you have any tarot questions just ask us! Write to me@dustywhite.net and we will answer your tarot questions on the air.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:07pm PDT
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We had so much fun with this new game! It's a variation of cards in position on the roundabout spread. We rolled a 12 sided die or 2 6 sided dice to determine the card position then pulled a random card. After that, we either used the astrological position or the actual card position meaning to determine the meaning of the card. It sounds complicated, but it's really very easy if you've been doing your homework! Mandy, Sharon and I played it together to get you started and see how it's done.

Then we played some "Who Am I" from the Black Book (Advanced Tarot Secrets). If you've been listening to the podcasts or taking the course, you should be familiar with this game. If not, this is a fun filled introduction!

This edition is full of information and of course, laughter. Come join us and have some fun learning!

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:42am PDT
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Mandy is back! She was on holiday in Greece when a 6.7 earthquake struck. we talked about earthquakes and Mandy’s dialogue with the cards. This is a long lesson!

Mandy also recounted her encounter with a believer in a flat earth. We discussed and analyzed the theory and its impact on Mandy’s way of thinking.

I went over the suit of Coins. Unlike the suit of Wands, there is no synchronistic story with the Coins. The numerological analysis between the two suits also breaks down when examined closely.

We also examined the Coins from Aces to Fives looking for new ways to view these cards. Life experiences provide differing viewpoints for each card, which is why there is benefit in working with others while examining the cards. I point out that you should never force anything when interpreting the cards. Just walk into the cards and experience them from the inside. For a card to have a meaning, it needs context. At this stage, I am  just exploring what a card could mean. You need to be open and unbiased to be a good reader because you need level, depth, and specificity, which you can’t have if you cling to rigid meanings and formulae.

Ace of Coins: emblematic of youth, focus on the here and now (earth mentality), large raise (or a balloon payment if reversed), pollyannic point of view, this thing has value, the world is round!

Two of Coins: choices, playing around with his options, on a stage, dancing too close to the edge, not completely genuine.

Three of Coins: Practical card, what people do on a daily basis, amicable, coming together, friendship kind of card, colleagues, work in progress, meeting of 3 different faiths, coalition of minds coming together in harmonious discourse, verification, a check up, get other people involved in your project, brainstorming.

Four of Coins: in a conservative state, collector, museum curator, conservationist, protective, feeling under threat, protect what is important to me, holding on to what he can for as long as possible, turning his back on the rest of the world, merchant king, trying to convince you of his importance, someone who doesn’t question things outside of his reality sphere.

Five of Coins: victim mentality, woe is me, not accepting a helping hand, shadows.

And that is about it for this episode. hit me up with ANY questions.

As always, THANK YOU for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:58am PDT
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So . . . lots of stuff today. Mandy and I sat down and talked for a few minutes about her evolution as a tarot reader (real life proof over the past several months—and how you can do this too). Then we got into the suit of Wands (cards 6 through 10) but we looked at what these cards COULD mean in a philosophical sense.

There is no one book of card meanings, and if there were it would have to be thousands of pages thick, as there is simply no way to assign fixed set meanings you can memorize and apply to all of life (78 cards divided by millions of possibilities equals no possible way of creating a bunch of card meanings you could rely on). So we did something much better: show you how to feel the cards and know what each one is saying to you in the reading you are doing right now. The long version of how to do this is in the course at www.easytarotlessons.com.

We also revealed some of the methods of the top tarot professional readers in the world, and how you can easily do these same things at home (or work or at . . .) and build your skills to a degree that far surpasses the average reader you will meet.

So . . . how to build a large client base (explained by someone who is doing it RIGHT NOW) and some tips on how to read like a pro (what you should be doing right now) and finally how to develop a relationship with the suit of wands cards in your tarot deck. If you have any questions please post a comment and I will help you as quickly as I can.

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:59am PDT
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What do the Wands cards mean in the tarot? Listen to this episode to learn how to know what your tarot cards mean in any spread you cast, in every tarot reading you give.

Mandy and I are doing a new series of tarot card interpretations without formula, memorization, or bad storytelling. Originally we were going to try to get through the entire suit of Wands but it turns out that we can only get though five cards at a time while also showing you real professional techniques of card interpretation.

So it looks like this series will go on for a while. In this episode we looked at the Ace, two, three, four, and five of Wands in ways that you won't find in any tarot book. Yes, we show you the card meanings, but we don't trap you into seeing card interpretations a s set in stone. Along the way we talked just a little about history as well, just to put everything into context.

Your tarot cards are easy to understand if you spend some quality time absorbing what is going on inside each image on each card, and then applying these activities and attitudes to real-world events and attitudes. This is easy and makes your readings far more accurate, fun, and highly detailed. If you have any questions at all please post a comment and we will make sure that we answer your question. Thanks for being here.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:58am PDT
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Yesterday Mandy was paid to use her tarot skills in a "team building event" by a wellness center in her area. The full details are included in the audio lesson but the gist of it is that Mandy was hire to use the tarot to entertain and motivate employees to work together more efficiently.

Mandy describes how she was originally going to take the (traditional) easy route and just give everyone there readings, but as she did her research she had an epiphany to make the whole experience interactive. Using her cards as a catalyst for interaction she taught the employees of her client the very basics of the tarot and shepherded them through some easy exercises and games. When she went off to give each participant a hands-on reading she left the others with cards and something to do.

The idea was not to teach the employees of the wellness center "how to read tarot cards," but instead to help them realize how much more is inside them and how to tap into their innate intuitive abilities to better work together and be able to assist their clients more thoroughly. The event was a HUGE hit and everyone went home happy (and Mandy had her first corporate gig under her belt).

This lesson is an examination of what she did there and how she got the gig in the first place. You can follow along and see the exact steps that led directly to her being offered the job. This is where you want to be in your career's evolution. At some point you need to explore the horizons far beyond the shelter of the psychic hotlines or reading only for friends and family—or at psychic fairs.

There is BIG MONEY to be made using your cards for corporate and charity events and the attendees there are usually mid- to high-networth individuals who can (and often do) become your private clients. This is a short lesson but one filled with real-world, real-life examples that is valuable both now ("the day after") and well into the future. In this lesson, if you pay close attention, you will find out EXACTLY how to do this for yourself; what steps to take in what order, and how to maximize your results. If you have any trouble doing this join our family and let us help you. Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty White
www.easytarotlessons.com

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:11pm PDT
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Mandy’s stall update! Last week we explored Mandy’s giant step from reading on the psychic phone lines to opening up her own retail location. After doing due diligence and solid business research Mandy chose to set up shop one day a week (to start) at a busy marketplace. This lowered her start-up expenses and recurring overhead while putting her front and center in front thousands of real potential clients every week. It also let her keep her day job.

Only you can decide which path is best for you. Some students love reading from home over Skype, by phone, or through a professional tarot reading service. For others swap meets, boardwalks, farmers markets or psychic fairs offer better results. Our goal here is to help you understand your options and in our course at easytarotlessons.com we teach you how to do all of this and more (just show up, learn, practice  and ask questions).

If you ever want to read tarot for the general public, you need to listen to this episode. Mandy shares her secrets for creating the right atmosphere for attracting clients while Dusty injects his real-world experiences with running a retail business. Reading the tarot is a fun job, but it is still a job. From doing the research for the best location to perfecting your presentation we go through many of the details you should know before opening up your retail shop. If you need to know more, sign up for the course at www.easytarotlessons.com. This public service is free information for the public to help raise the quality level of readings tarot clients get all over the world.

After exploring the retail side of tarot we look at Mandy’s questions on what to do when a card doesn’t make sense in a tarot spread. I walk Mandy through the process of going through the various passes you go through in each reading (find out all of this and more in Advanced Tarot Secrets). As always, we are happy to answer your questions. We are here to help you make sense of the tarot, build your skills and confidence and if you like: go pro.

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:33am PDT
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If you EVER want to make money reading for clients (face to face) you need to listen to this (**free**) lesson on how to make it work for you.

Mandy and I sat down and revealed what we have been working on for the past few months. Mandy is one of my hand-taught students and I personally supervise her instruction and progress (she is in the UK and I am in California). First we built her success and popularity on the psychic phone lines and then she felt the need to expand into in-person readings to build up a regular clientele. After researching options and finding what was best suited to her knowledge, current income (resources), desires, and work style she came up with the idea to read in public at a market.

In this lesson we discuss everything she did to make this a reality and how amazingly well it has turned out (she was in the black at the end of her first day!). Nothing is hidden. Nothing is held back. We examined what she did and how she did it and WHY she did it, so that we can apply it to you and your circumstances. This will be required listening at the tarot academy (at www.easytarotlessons.com) so you really want to get this information while it is still free.

This is real-life in real-time. There is no trickery or hyperbole here. YOU CAN DO THIS if you apply yourself. We are here to help you and if you have any questions just ask. Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:57am PDT
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"Blind Date" is a new tarot game Mandy invented and it is easy, addictive, and makes study group time fun. I had a few reservations about this game until I tried it and it has instantly become one of the most popular new tarot games we have invented. It is based on the British TV show of the same name (if you are in America and remember "The Dating Game" it is like that but at the end they bring the contestants back and see how the date actually went). 

This game has you become the contestant, the mystery bachelor/bachelorettes and the announcer. You choose their personality based on the card(s) in your hand. Then you immerse yourself into the personality of those cards and act out the game as if you were actually on the game show. This game is seriously funny and educational in ways that strengthen your subconscious to conscious minds communication in real-life tarot readings for clients, your friends and family, and yourself. 

Tarot card meanings are not a mystery, they just haven't been taught properly. This is why so many people struggle with what a card means in a tarot reading. That all ends here. Today's goofy lesson is all about how to know what your cards mean when they come up in practice or an actual spread you are casting for a paying client.

To actually understand what your cards are saying to you requires a familiarity with your tarot cards. Each card in your deck has an image on it and inside that image is a message: a visual representation of someone doing something. There is no mystery to it at all. The point of reading tarot cards is to help divine information otherwise inaccessible, and that means that you have to know your tool inside and out, just like a mechanic knows his tools, a surgeon knows her tools, or a psychologist knows the working of the brain. So, we all have to learn, practice, and study. But it doesn't have to be boring, which is why we have DOZENS of tarot games and exercises to help you get to know your cards intimately.

Today's free lesson is extremely helpful in getting to know the tarot cards in your hand, so that when you are out in the real-world giving readings you can extract much more information than most readers you will ever meet. As always, ask me questions if you have any: me@dustywhite.net. I am here to help you.

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:44am PDT
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Mandy, Sharon and I were sitting around talking about our most unusual possessions, so we decided to share them with you! That brought us to talking about judging other
people and of course about reading without judgement.

We talked about when to say no and when to take on the responsibility of accepting a client without letting bias enter the equation. It is extremely important that when
you read, you deliver the message you receive in the reading and not your own personal opinion. We have covered this in depth in the course at www.easytarotlessons.com and also in some free podcasts about the "yappy dog" in The Fool card. It is tempting to warp the information we receive from the divine (through divination) into words and beliefs that make sense to us, but that is not our job.

Reading tarot without bias or filters is an essential skill for the student and for the professional, otherwise we give faulty information and earn a bad reputation. We can always couch the term we use, but that is like the exterior paint on a house: It is distinct and separate from the inside and may never cross the threshold. Consider that carefully and compare it to your abilities as a problem solver and counselor. Refuse to allow ingrained patterns to poison the information you are receiving or you will lose confidence and reputation that will be hard to ever win back. 

One way to lose a client forever is to give them a sermon on what they want to ask. We are here to help you avoid all of that. If you join our community we can share so much more with you. We are here to help you rise above mediocrity and we are working on this seven days a week, every week. You will be hard pressed to find anyone with more commitment to your growth and perfection at any cost (and this information is free).

If you have any questions about how to leave bias behind, or when to know when you can't, come join us! We are here to help.

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:55pm PDT
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This episode runs really long (almost 90 minutes). It was a casual discussion between one of my private students (Mandy) and myself about the real-world experiences we all face in reading tarot for other people. Occasionally we all get a difficult client.

Most people you read for have a good time and you two end up enjoying a conversation with value exchanged on both sides, but every once in a while you will not make a connection with someone. You can't read for them (for various reasons), you can't connect with them, or worse: they are just bad clients. Fortunately this last one happens extremely rarely, but we wanted to discuss what these things are like and how to deal with them.

It is better that you know up front what fate awaits you when you read for a lot of people (in person or online, or even over the phone). You are not alone—this happens to all of us—and "it's not you; it's them." This is not assigning blame. It is just a statement of fact that you won't connect with everyone you meet in life, and the same holds true in readings.

Not the most upbeat of lessons but one that is worth listening to if you have a long drive or a lot of patience. Let me know if you have any questions or post a comment below. As always, thanks for being here. Get ALL of our free lessons (or join our community of highly skilled, professionally trained readers at www.easytarotlessons.com. You are NOT alone.

 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:40pm PDT
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One of the biggest problems that new and experienced readers face is their conscious mind interfering with a reading. This is what happens when you're trying to read and your brain nags at you "No! That can't be right!" or "are you sure?" This voice can be loud in the middle of a reading (and it usually is strongest in the first 5–10 minutes of every reading) but where it is most dangerous is when you never directly hear it, but feel the foolish need to rely on keywords or memorized meanings.

(Note: NEVER read tarot out of a book and computer apps are worse than useless—they make us believe that any computer has an intuition that knows what cards should come up for you “right now”). This audio lesson builds on the lesson of the Fool and the Yappy Dog that I teach in our course at www.easytarotlessons.com.

Mandy, Sharon and I tackled this one head on so we could help you get rid of that nagging voice and get in touch with your intuition. I explain exactly what it is and how to overcome it. I even let out a secret excerpt from Aphrodite's Book of Secrets. We discuss steps you can take to push that little mutt right out of your mind while you are working with your cards.

Please excuse some minor sound issues, but this podcast was just to good to scrap. It's full of advice you won't find anywhere else; and rest assured, no yappy dogs were harmed during the recording of this podcast.

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:50pm PDT
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Intense audio lesson today: We examined what it takes to be a psychic detective and how important it is to have the right mindset when you are approaching detectives or law enforcement, what mindset to use to solve crimes and cases, and how they should view you (you need to teach them how to work with you). Quite a lot of detail here. Also: real-life examples of some HUGE predictions that played out exactly as we predicted and how we reached back in time to unearth information unrecoverable by other means. And a time or two that we wish we had recorded for posterity.

WARNING: There is an incident we cover in this lesson that might be disturbing to delicate minds: We deal with real-life issues and you should to. Cotton Candy psychics waste everyone’s time and money. In this lesson you will hear the true-life story that has recently happened to one of my students. She was trained properly and did her job, but it was about a missing person. She helped solve two capital crimes but was not consulted early enough to save a life. This is positive proof that we do our jobs better than Cotton Candy Tarot authors you may have read the books of. To protect the reader’s privacy and respect the family the names, dates and locations have been withheld. But this is real, and my job is to take you to this skill level if you apply yourself properly and persistently.

I can’t and won’t guarantee that you will reach this level of expertise, because you have to be trained properly, study intensely, and practice persistently. Please take no offense at this but there is just no way of knowing who will put the time and effort in until they show up. But it is nice to get word back from those who have done it and succeeded. It is people who sacrifice time, effort and energy to achieve greatness that inspire us all to try harder and do our best. I hope this lesson inspires you—but always remember, it is not how much money you spend on your education that makes you great—it is how you apply yourself. You can do this without spending any money (on me or anyone). Hopefully we (all of us who are here to help will make it easier for you to achieve true greatness.

Thanks for being here. As always, ask questions. We are here to help :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:23pm PDT
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Today's episode was so much fun! Mandy had a great funny story about a client that had us in stitches. Then Sharon told us an observation that a client made about the Ace of Cups from The Modern Spellcaster's Tarot Deck. We all chimed in with awkward or funny moments from our Tarot past to entertain Iris and prepare her and you for what's in store.

Not only did we laugh a lot, but we talked about a great many subjects. Things like what to do when a client tries to "test" your psychic ability or when you have a client you can't seem to read for—and how to fix the problem so they walk out with an AMAZING reading.

Also included is an extremely powerful technique for providing exceptional extra value to your readings.

We wrapped it up with a game, and some advice from the girls about how to make your tarot learning experience a positive and gainful adventure.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at me@dustywhite.net, and thank you for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:49pm PDT
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So we started out today talking about tarot books. Sharon wanted to bring up something important but of course we got sidetracked . . .

AND INVENTED A NEW GAME! :-)

Or an exercise. It has a kind of lame name: "Interview." We really need to work on that name, but it is an exercise that feels like a game and it is *awesome*!! We hope you will agree.

Rather than explain how it works here, just download this and listen along. Apologies in advance to ANYONE who might be offended, as we never pick on anyone (but ourselves). That said, we don't pull punches around here, or give you the usual New Age fluff you will get from other tarot "experts." Life is *hard*! If it wasn't everyone would be rich and happy, and NO ONE would ever need a tarot reading. So we have to teach you how to read in the REAL WORLD, no some fantasy New Agey magical land of unicorns and rainbows.

So . . . have a listen and try this game/exercise for yourself. It will help you get past all of the guesswork in the tarot and STOP looking up meanings in the book. When you do that you chop off your intuition and you are reading like a computer (and computers are lousy fortune tellers). DON'T get trapped by the promise of memorization, or formula or keywords. DO THIS INSTEAD. This is a tiny sample of what we teach you how to do in the real tarot academy at www.easytarotlessons.com

And as always, if you have ANY QUESTIONS at all email me! 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:24am PDT
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Whether you are just starting to learn the Tarot or have been reading the cards for years, this episode addresses a valid question. Which Tarot works the best?

I asked Iris and Sharon how they got their first decks, which decks they were, and how they interacted with them. This is a classic example in both cases of how the deck you use can enhance or inhibit your learning process.

We talked about how the art of different decks can impact your interpretations, whether for ill or good. The images of any deck have to speak to you on a deep level in order to connect intuitively to them. Iris and Sharon shared some of their favorite decks with me today. They also told why these are their favorites.

We can't tell you the exact deck that is best for you, but we can point you in the right direction. We tell you what too look for and point out that if you have a study buddy or a group, why it is important to be working with the same images.

As always, you can email me at me@dustywhite.net with any questions, and thank you for being here!

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:02am PDT
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So many books! Which one is right? For that matter, why should anyone buy any tarot book?

In today's episode, Sharon and I reminisced about the books we started out with and the limitations we had. With the internet at your fingertips now, there are a lot more choices.

But how do you choose the book that is right for you?

We used this opportunity to give a clear understanding of what makes a good tarot book and how to pick the one that is best suited to your needs, whatever your reading style, whether you like or don't want to add the kabbalah or numerology (or anything else!) to your tarot readings. Reading cards is highly personal. It is a skill that takes time to develop and the wrong book can screw you up for years. The only thing that matters in the end is that you get RESULTS an ACCURACY and DETAIL for your clients. The rest is just window dressing.

We did discuss some of the tarot books that are available, but instead of force feeding you what books to buy, I prefer to encourage critical thought processes. I've made up a checklist that will pinpoint what you are looking to learn that will help you narrow down the choices and choose the best book for what YOU need.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at me@dustywhite.net . And as always, thank you for being here! :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:55am PDT
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Oh god! The white noise on this audio is horrible! I just uploaded a replacement. I tried to fix this background noise. It is tough to listen to, but the information is good.

Sharon and I sat down today and had a great conversation on everything from Aces to Zippo lighters. Seriously! We had a relaxed atmosphere and coffee (yay!), so we talked about a great many topics.

We touched on how the cards don't give us answers for our clients to go through life without responsibility. Instead, they give us information that we can use to empower and formulate a plan with your client to take control of their situation.

We also answered some email questions for Sam. I do read my emails daily and have a great time helping anyone that has a question! Sam was asking about how to tell when Aces are amplifiers, or when they indicate beginnings or abundance.

Then we went on to talk about the best exercise to use in order to weave a story together instead of reading cards as individual stand-alones. Throughout the whole thing, we discussed the value of a good Zippo and Sharon's secret crush on Schneider from "One Day at a Time".

We ended with how to hear a private lesson on manifestation. This is a must hear and it is free to anyone who has signed up for the free email lessons!

Thank you for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:00pm PDT
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We've all been there, with our very first tarot deck in our hands and an excitement to start reading. And nothing but a little white book to tell us what to do. Mainly those books just give keywords and descriptions of the card while we stand there scratching our heads going "huh?"

Sharon and I pretended to be our sixteen year old selves way back in the old days trying to figure this stuff out. Aside from being just plain fun, we talked about ways for the new students to start to know their cards. If you've already been studying, there is still plenty of new information here.

We created a new exercise based on exercise 1a where we show you how to get to know the cards by looking at the picture and seeing what is happening and from there deciding what the personality of the card could be. In this exercise, we show you how to understand the many facets of the personality of the cards. This is a great way to begin developing the conversation with your cards when you just have a deck. The skills this exercise builds (if you do it on a regular basis) will serve you well for years to come.

Come join us in the fun and feel free to play along when you think we are wrong, or you have other ideas of what these cards can mean. And as always, thank you for being here.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:16pm PDT
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Iris, Sharon and I had a great discussion today of the philosophy of Astrology as applied to the tarot cards. This podcast is a great blend of Tarot and astrology even if you know little about astrology. We show how with just a basic understanding of astrological signs, you can get even more depth and meaning from the cards!

We determined the "Sun signs" of several different Tarot cards by examining the art and the information of each. We also talked about how those astrological properties could help in interpretation of the cards.

Tarot reading is highly intuitive and Astrology is highly intellectual, but using the two together works beautifully. In the white book (The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot—EVER!!) I list the qualities (astrological properties) of each of the "minor" Arcana cards as I have been an astrological professional and author for several decades. In this podcast we covered the basics to get you started. 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:49am PDT
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We thought you might enjoy listening to how a group gets together to study and have fun! Today, Skwirl hosted a group with Annalisa, Natascha, Taura, and Greg to play a game called Tarot Tunes.
This game isn't in the books, but it is easy to learn and play along.

The gang drew cards and gave them meaning (just like exercise one in the White Book but with a twist! They had to come up with song lyrics to fit the cards. So yes, this podcast has singing! 

Come join the group as they play this new game together. This is just one example of how fun and educational groups can be. We hope you enjoy it!

Check out the website EasyTarotLessons.com to learn how to get free email lessons or to find out how to join the academy and meet the people you've been listening to. And as always, if you have any questions about the tarot, email me at me@dustywhite.net.

Thanks for being here!

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:25am PDT
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There are a LOT of spreads to choose from these days. It seems that every 99 cent ebook or website wants you to use the author's "new spread" (usually a three or four card blob). And then there are the old spreads that have been around forever. But what if your client comes in and wants to know about their relationship, or their job, or the future, or how many kids they will have (and so on).

Knowing which spread to cast whenever you give a reading (so that you will get the best answers) can be confusing to new students. It is easy to fall into the trap of believing that there is a spread for every occasion and that all you have to do is shuffle and deal out the cards like it says in the book. But that road leads to bland, vague, inaccurate readings (just ask your clients a month later for a tip since you "did such a good job" and see how much they complain about how little your advice helped).

A MUCH BETTER way to get around this problem is to have a handful of spreads that you know *really well* and adapt them to meet your current needs. If you have a "how to" spread and an overview spread, and also a good "yes/no" spread or two, something for timing and a choice spread then you are good to go. You don't have to limit the way you phrase your question to what your client says. You need to talk to them anyway and find out what they really want to know, and this allows you to decide the phrasing you want to use. All of this is covered in today's FREE lesson! Please comment if you have any questions, and sign up for our free tarot lessons by email (seriously: 10 weeks of free tarot lessons from one of the top tarot teachers in the world, with no catch). https://easytarotlessons.com/first.html

It's that easy. The rest is up to you. You have to practice—a LOT. No one becomes a great tarot reader by reading out of the book or doing one or two spreads a week. Let us help you become awesome.

Thanks for being here.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:49pm PDT
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We got a great question from one of the students by e-mail about interpretations of the cards. In this episode, Anita, Iris, Sharon and I discussed how we learn to interpret the Tarot without having to memorize keywords and phrases. It is important to allow the cards to speak to you rather than forcing them to make sense! This podcast will help you to be well on your way to understanding why and how you can do that. We also talked about the difference between saying whatever pops into your head and using your intuition. Complete with examples, you'll walk away from this podcast having a much deeper understanding of the Tarot cards.

I am here to make sure everyone who wants to learn the Tarot has a chance to do so. I am now offering a FREE live seminar where you can ask me your questions! Go to . . .

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7443920599417048067 to register FREE (no gimmicks, and no spam!) and come spend some time with me on Saturdays at 12:30 pm PST. I look forward to meeting everyone! And as always, I am here to help.

Dusty

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:15am PDT
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New tarot game! (Unwanted Advice)

Today I wanted to show everyone what it's like to part of one of our groups. Iris, Anita, and Sharon joined me to play a new game I just invented. This game is not in the books or the courses but it is a great exercise to make sure you know the meanings of your cards. Come join us as we laugh and learn and give each other "unwanted advice". There is even extra bonus content from a previous podcast that didn't make the cut.

If there are any questions you like to hear a podcast on, just e-mail me a me@dustywhite.net! I'm happy to answer any questions you have.

And remember, you can sign up for ten weeks of free e-mail lessons by email at www.easytarotlessons.com

Thanks for being here

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:33pm PDT
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In today's lesson, Sharon finally noticed that in the white book each card has an astrological quality. She wanted to know what the words fixed, cardinal, and mutable meant and how they apply to the Tarot. We discussed what each term means and then discussed exactly how they apply to specific cards. I showed her and Iris how to determine which cards were best for each term on their own so they could understand the true nature of the subject.

Understanding the astrological sign of each card in your deck is super easy once you know how (listen to today's lesson) and it involves looking at the image and understanding what the action is that is taking place in the image. Think of this as "additional information" to add depth and rich detail to your readings. It does not replace your intuition: it enhances it.

If you have any questions or would like to hear a podcast on a particular question, e-mail me at me@dustywhite.net

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:56am PDT
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One of our biggest personal questions as tarot readers is "what if I'm wrong?" We've all faced this at one point or another. Today I sat down with Iris and Sharon to discuss this serious topic.

This is a powerful lesson that tackles this issue head-on. We discussed possible reasons for feeling this way, the most important techniques for ensuring the best readings, and ways to develop your skill as a reader.

Please join us as we discuss this difficult but important topic. If you would like more free tarot lessons please sign up for our mailing list at easytarotlessons.com. If you would like to become one of the best tarot readers ever please consider taking our tarot course at http://www.easytarotlessons.com/members/register-here/ - you can start learning for $1 (for the first month of lessons). After that class is only ten bucks a week.

Thanks for being here.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:27am PDT
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"Major" Arcana cards are your friends!

Today Iris and I explored some of the reasons the Major and Minor arcana (Trumps and Pips) have been separated by tarot readers.  We discussed how "the Journey of the Fool" came about and how it does not apply to everyday life and valid readings for an average client. We also explored how the trumps are made out to be so much more important than the pips. We hope this helps you become less intimidated by the major arcana by seeing how each card is as valuable as the other in its own right.

 
Thanks for being here! We are here to show you how.
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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:58am PDT
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Tarot cards and the four elements

Iris and Sharon asked me to explain the use of elements in the Tarot pips (minor arcana). We address important questions like : 

"Why are the elements connected to the pip suits?" 

"How do they relate to each suit?"

"What extra info can we draw from our cards using these concepts?"

If you are wondering "What the heck does this even mean?" or if you think you already know how to make use of this incredible tool,  join us in our discovery of how to become a better reader! 

Thanks for being here! :-) 

Dusty
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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:48pm PDT
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Rid yourself common of tarot superstitions

Tonight on a very special episode of easy tarot lessons, Iris and Sharon reveal their tarot superstitions and how they overcame them.  Really! 

We had some fun talking about what superstitions we fought with while trying to learn tarot - those we discarded and those we kept.  We talked about why we kept some of them due to personal reasons and why we discarded those that interrupted or impeded our readings. 

Learn about gypsy secrets, pet beliefs, and baseball mitts!  This covers a plethora of beliefs and gives you the ability to understand what superstitions harm your tarot skills.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:33am PDT
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Aces are Easy! (Various things they can mean in a spread)

Iris was having a problem interpreting the Aces.  She had a hard time getting past the static image of a large hand holding something smack in the middle of the card.  She was also stuck on the traditional meaning of "New Beginnings".  We discussed how to get past the giant hands and really take a good look at the background.  We also looked at the elemental and astrological aspects each card contained. 

 
This podcast is a MUST for anyone!  We demystified the Aces and made them user-friendly.  Be sure to take copious notes!  This lesson goes in depth to help understand the Aces in ways you would never have expected. 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions. I am here to help. Thanks for being here and learning :-)
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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:55am PDT
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How to ask better tarot questions

One of the biggest problems with tarot readings people get is that the clients are unsatisfied with the results they get. If they were as thrilled as we all like to think our clients are they would be coming back again and again. Repeat clients are the ONLY WAY to make a real living reading your cards and the only way to get REPEAT CLIENTS is to give them information so valuable, precise, and accurate that they come back and demand more.

To get this level of detail and precision you must ask better questions. This presents the problem of knowing what makes up a great reading and what it takes to get there. Your clients have not been trained. Fortunately, you have been. Your clients have been programmed by bad movies and bad advice from non-tarot readers, and even bad readings by amateurs. They are not experts in knowing what to ask and how to get the most out of their readings. This is why we made this specific podcast. 

Spend an hour with us and think about the concepts here. This is not a note-taking lesson: this is one that requires you spend some serious time contemplating the nature of your job and your interaction with your clients. If you do this: if you take some time alone (often) and really dig deeply into your interaction with your clients you will master a skill so few readers ever do—and one essential to being a god among mortals. You will learn to hear what people are saying behind their words and how to get people to open up so that you can better help them find the answers they need to their dilemmas. 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:38pm PDT
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How to get TONS of clients (to practice on)!

 

Iris wanted to know where to find people to practice reading on, as her family "does not believe in all of that rubbish" and she does not live in a major city. So I sat down for 78 minutes (wow! That is like "forever!") and we went over the psychology of getting people to read for, how to do it, where to do it, and then after that we went on for another 20 minutes on even more about where and how and why this all works.

This is MUST KNOW information and easily worth the cost of a private lesson (currently $90 for an hour), but because it is free you should grab a pen and take COPIOUS notes on all of this. Plenty of highly detailed analysis of why this all works and explicit instructions on how to do it. That and a few really crappy jokes but we couldn't help laughing. DO THIS. Then write me and tell me what you have questions about. Thanks for being here.

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:01pm PDT
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How can you trust your intuition?

How can you trust your intuition when using your cards? how do you know that you are *right* and not just making things up? This is one of the most pressing questions every serious tarot reader asks themselves at some point in their studies, and the smart readers ask this often. 

Blind faith in intuition to magically make everything work is a recipe for disappointment and disaster sooner than later. Your intuition needs to be developed and shaped with practice and experience, just like your hands, arms, and legs. No one is born knowing how to walk and talk. We learn by trying and doing, and those of us who have a TEACHER or a coach (think gymnastics here please) end up a hell of a lot more skilled than people who try to figure everything out for themselves. This is why I have a course, and this is why I give away free lessons. No one should try this at home untrained.  

In this lesson I sat down with a lovely student (Iris) and we discussed the various things that need to come into play for you to be able to reach the point of trusting your intuition when you are out there in the real-world giving real readings to real people who expect accuracy and detail. Forget any crappy readings you have had in the past. This lesson is where the rubber meets the road. THIS is what separates the charlatans and amateurs from competent tarot readers. Best of all we get this done in around 30 minutes. Please let me know if you have any questions. I am here to help. Thanks for being here and learning :-)

 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:53pm PDT
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tarot significators (what they are, how and when—and why— to use them)

Hey everybody :-)

Significator cards are an important part of great tarot readings but there are things you need to know in order to make them work for you. We spent about 40 minutes today on this topic (it was only supposed to be 15 minutes but there was more to discuss than we thought). You don't always need to use significator cards in your tarot spreads but they are incredibly helpful when you don't have a solid connection to the thing you are reading about (your spread protagonist for example) or you have to give a complex reading on a situation involving several parties.

In today's lesson we cover (in great detail) how and when and why you use significators and how to get the most value from them. We also uncover a few pitfalls most readers hit at one point in their experience. This is a super-important lesson so I hope you will take notes and try all of these techniques out for yourself. If you have NOT signed up for ALL of our free tarot lessons please sign up now and start learning at no cost here: easytarotlessons.com. Just sign up for our email list and you will get two complete lessons by email every week. Quit at any time.

Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 2:47pm PDT
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ADVANCED LESSON: Pre-spread mental walkthrough (what is it anyway?)

Sharon sat down with me again today and we yapped about pre-spread mental walkthroughs and how they transform ANYONE from an amateur reader into a real professional. Blind readings were invented by the devil (a stupid, arrogant, lazy devil) and you should never do them. The PSMW (by Dusty White :-) is the remedy for whatever ails you.

Full instructions on the PSMW (what it is, what it does, how to do it, why and how it will make you better than any other tarot reader you ever meet) are in Advanced Tarot Secrets. Seriously: if you do not have that book you are stuck in the primitive "stone age" of tarot reading techniques with the other cavemen and women. 

Anyway, this lesson is an overview of what it is and why it is essential for you to understand what you are asking about for your client and exactly how to get them exact, specific, highly detailed, ACCURATE answers. And it is free! :-)

Let me know if you have any questions at all. 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:37am PDT
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ADVANCED LESSON: Pre-spread mental walkthrough (what is it anyway?)

Sharon sat down with me again today and we yapped about pre-spread mental walkthroughs and how they transform ANYONE from an amateur reader into a real professional. Blind readings were invented by the devil (a stupid, arrogant, lazy devil) and you should never do them. The PSMW (by Dusty White :-) is the remedy for whatever ails you.

Full instrecutions on the PSMW (what it is, what it does, how to do it, why and how it will make you better than any other tarot reader you ever meet) are in Advanced Tarot Secrets. Seriously: if you do not have that book you are stuck in the primitive "stone age" of tarot reading techniques with the other cavemen and women. 

Anyway, this lesson is an overview of what it is and why it is essential for you to understand what you are asking about for your client and exactly how to get them exact, specific, highly detailed, ACCURATE answers. And it is free! :-)

Let me know if you have any questions at all. 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:36am PDT
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Withholding information from your clients (should you?)

Clients withhold information from us all of the time, but should we withhold information from them? 

During a reading we often see things that we do not like. This is personal bias and should be treated as such. Your opinions have little to no place in a reading. When we are having a chat with a friend or gossiping about someone we can be as biased and opinionated as we are (or are not) every day. But when we are reading for a client (or a friend, family member, etc.) we have a responsibility to tell them what we see. 

In today's lesson we confronted a real-life reading by an unnamed student because it made for a great object lesson. How would YOU have handled this situation? It is easy to sit on the sidelines but when we are facing a client and our cards are revealing information we would rather not share we have to decide if this is what we want to do for a living or not. If we were doctors and we did not ever tell our patients that they had cancer, or a bad kidney (or whatever) we would be sued for malpractice. If we were a mechanic and we told our customers that their cards were "just fine" and they broke down at night and got robbed at gunpoint the next evening we would be blamed.

In today's lesson Sharon and I talked about whether we should give the whole answer, even if it was a hard one (i.e. someone cheating) and about how we don't have to answer questions we are uncomfortable with or for people we don't "click" with. This is an important lesson you should listen to and draw your own conclusions. Please comment if you have ANY questions on this at all. 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:11am PDT
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Every tarot card in your deck has a "sign" and in today's lesson we show you how to find out what that sign is and how to understand it in the context of a reading. Lori sat in on today's lesson and helped out. We looked at the basics of astrology (qualities and elements) so that we could better understand WHY and HOW each of your tarot cards has a special and unique meaning. Nowhere else (that I know of) is the astrological value of each tarot card laid out in simple, factual, and carefully verified detail.

All of this comes from The Easiest Way to learn the Tarot—EVER!! at the back of the book, and if you ever have any questions you are always welcome to email me and ask. I will do what I can to help you master all of this. 

Understanding the astrological sign of each card in your deck is super easy once you know how (listen to today's lesson) and it involves looking at the image and understanding what the action is that is taking place in the image. Think of this as "additional information" to add depth and rich detail to your readings. It does not replace your intuition: it enhances it. Thanks for being here :-)

Let me know how I can help make this even easier for you.

 

 

 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:00am PDT
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The Celtic Cross spread is an overview spread that shows you all parts of a situation in ways that smaller, less coordinated spreads can't. When you learn and master this amazing spread (and all of its hidden spreads, patterns, and themes) you can get 3-5 times MORE INFORMATION than you normally could. This is three to five times more info than any other tarot reader you meet.

Also, you can VERIFY the accuracy and poignancy of the CC spread *before* you open your mouth and start making predictions. This saves you time, sanity, and your reputation. I sat down to discuss all of this with Andrea today. We went 30 minutes, which was a bit longer than the new format, but it is good, solid information and a reminder to learn and use the Celtic Cross for most of your spread questions.

This starts a new series of podcasts designed to help you stretch and grow your abilities in anticipation of professional training. Thank you for being here with us. I am ALWAYS here to answer questions. Just email me. 

:-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:05pm PDT
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How to double your accuracy in a reading

The main focal point of this lesson is on opening up cards and "clarification cards." We cover when to open up cards and how to do it to get the results you want (enhanced clarity, greater accuracy and much more detail. To this end I covered a lot of ground on what to do before you get to this point (needing to open up cards) and how to make the most of it when you do.  

Other things covered in today's free tarot lesson include what spreads not to open cards and how to silence the inner doubt and nagging voices inside your head while giving a reading. All in all these techniques (just in this one free lesson alone) will help you double your accuracy and detail level in a reading. 

 If you are serious about mastering the tarot I have extended the $5/week ($2.50 per 90-minute video lesson essentially WITH forums, study groups, study buddies, and community access) special for a while due to a previous screwup with the sign-up process. You do not want to miss this.This is a$3,000course that you can grab for $220, and you only have to pay $5 a week (no  downpayment required). 

 If you have any questions just post them here in the comments section.

Thanks for being here.

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:14pm PDT
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How to cast more accurate spreads: pre-spreadwork and shuffling

Shuffling is an underrated art in tarot readings. Too many people assume that it is done a few times or that you hand your cards over to your client (as if they will know what to do with them). This all sounds nice in "New Age tarot 101" class but it is in fact a crippling way to remove any accuracy or precision from your readings. In fact, if you like random cards that have NOTHING AT ALL to do with your client's question or circumstance, this is the method for you.

Alternatively, we can do our pre-spreadwork properly (shuffling, focusing, talking to ourselves/our client, listening for the "ding" . . .) and by doing this we can get MUCH BETTER answers. And that is what this lesson is about.

There is no way I could cover all of this in 40 minutes so this is just a shot of information to improve your skills "right now" with an invitation to come learn ALL of what you need to know to become a kick-ass tarot reader at our academy. Right now we have a $5 special: $5 a week for three lessons/week (two 90-minute video lessons and one 60-minute audio), and forums, and study groups, and study buddies. You really should check this out: http://www.easytarotlessons.com/members/sign-up-for-the-course-here/

It will change your life.

Anyway, thanks for being here. Please post any questions.

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:22pm PDT
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Court cards and Froot Loops!

In today's lesson we take a new look at court cards. April is a talented reader with no small amount of experience, but court cards were presenting their usual problems, so we went ahead and dove into that. Along the way we covered how to get your client to communicate more effectively and honestly with you, what types of psychic abilities you have, and why Toucan Sam is so much cooler than the Trix rabbit.

 

We closed out with a new exercise to help court cards make sense in any situation and how your practice with your cards will make your mediumship capabilities skyrocket. 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:25pm PDT
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How to read "the scary cards"

Dyan is new to the tarot but she had some advanced questions. This lesson was just going to cover how to read without bias but we went in several different directions. Over the course of this lesson we covered various ways to understand court cards. Mostly I was pointing her to the existing set of podcast lessons specifically dealing with court cards. I also gave her a quickie overview of the method we use in the academy to instantly understand court cards in any spread.

From here the lesson just squirreled all over the road. We had a short discussion on reading for animals, fish (whales specifically), and how this corresponded to reading for people. I also ended up covering various aspects of reading on a professional level, even if you are new. A few admonishments of how to correctly practice and the lesson has run 40 minutes.

This was a much different lesson. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:59pm PDT
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Exercise 4: How to do it

Dawn was having trouble with exercise four from The Easiest Way to learn the Tarot—EVER!! Going from one card to another in a linear-time fashion can be problematic if we are doubtful on the meanings of cards, or worse: if we have memorized fixed meanings for each card.

 

So, in today's lesson we took time to go through exercise 4 several times, slowly and carefully working our way through various possible meanings. Along the way I showed Dawn how to better understand the cards in her deck, and as a last minute bonus we covered a special technique on how to master court cards in any situation. I hope you enjoy this lesson. It is simple but has great value. Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:57pm PDT
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How to blend cards in a reading

Vera was having issues with seeing overall patterns and the hidden inferences in the spreads she casts, so we sat down and worked through this. In today's free audio lesson we look at how cards interact in a spread.

This is a very deep subject and one that cannot be covered in-depth in a 30-minute session, but we were able to get to the core issues and do a practice run where we designed an impromptu spread to solve a real-life problem. Along the way we figured out how to overcome Vera's personal concerns (the reason for the spread) and at the same time help her understand the method of blending cards, finding similarities and tensions between cards in a spread to flesh out the deeper answer to the question at hand. This is a powerful lesson and one I hope you will enjoy. It has great information to help you master your cards and become a truly gifted reader. Thanks for being here :)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:54pm PDT
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Real life spread advice: spread accuracy, court cards, yes/no questions

Today's lesson has something for everyone. What happens when you are reading a spread and your bias gets in the way of the message? How can we know when that is happening and how can we stop it? How do we know when we are reading the future versus our current state? What if things change? We need to be able to give ourselves and clients ACCURATE information, not "good for now, until it changes" information. This is what we cover in today's free audio lesson. We also cover a bit more on court cards (we can never seem to get enough of that) and how and when to use small spreads for best effect (yes/no spreads, 1, 2, and 3 card spreads).

 

Today's lesson covers several topics and it lasts about an hour. It covers a lot of ground that will help you become a MUCH better reader by indirectly correcting most mistakes readers make. Good habits come from this lesson. I hope you enjoy it. I will have more free lessons soon. Dusty.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:58am PDT
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The "this or that spread" in the white book is a handy tool for quickly deciding who to vote for, whether to have pizza or chicken, or what movie will suck less when you are faced with a date-night prospect. We all encounter choices and conflict in life and "this or that" readings are invaluable in helping your clients solve their problems quickly and easily. 

 

The problem is that it gets a bit confusing: with the advent of a "this of that spread" how can we get more information and are we stuck with that one spread? Lori wanted to know what her options were in decision spreads and this lesson covers, in great depth, how to choose or alter a spread to create the best reading to resolve conflicts and make decisions. Of course our cards don't make decisions for us, but like any form of divination we are reaching out to the divine and asking for guidance. YOUR SKILL at talking to the divine (with the help of your cards as clarification devices) will determine the quality of your assistance (to your clients). This means that my job is to help you get better at what you do; hence this lesson.

 

We start off answering the question about this or that spreads in general, and in detail, but then move on to help Lori (and you) get more accurate and precise information from your cards in every reading you do. I hope that you enjoy this lesson and learn a lot. Please post any questions that you have. Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:16pm PDT
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How to ask BETTER questions when casting a spread (so you get better answers)

The quality of the question you ask when shuffling your cards (before you deal out a tarot spread) will determine how clear your answer will be. Too many readers fail to ask a question: They leave it up to their clients to "think about what they want to know" or they just use the exact question their clients ask. As a result the readings they give leave their clients disappointed, and when these readers are tested by government or employment agencies they fail miserably. The primary purpose of THIS LESSON is to help you avoid embarrassing yourself and hopefully prevent you from being sued for fraud. 

You MUST ask great questions if you expect to give answers that have value and meaning to your clients.  It is not a difficult skill, but there are some factors to consider, such as what spread you will be using to best answer that question, and whether this is a preparatory question to get information before you ask your main question, or whether it is a follow-up question, and so on. These are many tiny parts of divination that go unnoticed to the uninitiated, and MY JOB is to initiate you: to help you understand the nature and methodology of divination so that you can then go accomplish your own miracles. I can't do the work for you but I can teach you what I know in ways that make sense so that you can go get your own experiences. 

 

This class is a bit rambly, as it went on for 90 minutes (it was supposed to be 20), but I wanted to help Taura, who is quite new at the tarot, and the chance to get some "free" time with me is impossibly rare so I made the most of it. Please take notes and use the knowledge you will gain from this lesson to make your own readings more clear and accurate. Thanks for being here. If you have any questions please post them in the comments area(s).

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:49pm PDT
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