In today's lesson you will learn how to manifest a GREAT new year. This lesson draws from many free lessons already available to you, and you get to listen live as I help Becky start the process of manifesting exactly what she wants in 2016. This isn't the most entertaining episode, but the value of what you will learn here is priceless. 

Imagine taking control of your destiny with nothing more than a deck of cards (scraps of paper with ink on them) as a tool to help you connect with the divine. What would you want from the new year? What is your Christmas wish? What is your New Year's resolution? WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE OF? We can help, and we do that here today.

This is a long lesson, and we start in with some of the preamble. Becky and I were just having a conversation and instead of restarting the call we just started the lesson, including the previous conversation. It may sound a bit rambly to one or two of you, but that's okay, because *no one else* will teach you this, and certainly not for free. Thanks for being here. How can we help?

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:24pm PDT
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How to ask great questions and which spreads to use to answer them

Triple episode!

Becky and I sat down for 90 minutes and discussed how to ask GREAT questions and know which spreads to use to get them answered. I ranted a bit, as usual, about the state of the industry and how YOU can make this a better world by being a better reader than what we see in the world today. And that is what this episode is all about. Today's lesson is about making the tarot make sense for you, and for your client. Asking GREAT questions and knowing which spread to use in any situation is the foundation of being able to "wow!" your clients and actually make a living from this.

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTES: There is a TON of goodies in this free tarot lesson. Thanks for being here! :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:26pm PDT
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How to give GREAT (not "good") tarot readings

Triple episode: It took 90 minutes to cram all of this in, including a few rants, but let's face it: too many of you read tarot books and never get anywhere near the results promised, or that you envisioned. How many of you are making over $10,000 a year just from readings?  

Even that amount is nowhere near enough to live on. If you want to make REAL money reading cards you have to be good. You have to be trained and your cards have to talk clearly to you; and they have to bee highly specific to your client's needs. Generic readings will never earn you a decent income, so we put out an episode detailing exactly what makes a great reading. I probably sounded a bit scoldy today (and I apologize). Becky was sounding a bit too generic in her advice and I think I have  cold. I needed you guys to get real answers and real help so that you can master this stuff. Your reputation (and income!) is on the line. If you master this, life is good. If you don't (like most people), then you become disillusioned. That is completely unacceptable. I hope you enjoy this lesson, but I guarantee that if you DO WHAT IS IN THIS LESSON you will give better readings than anyone you meet: anywhere; ever. 

Thanks for being here

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 6:32pm PDT
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How to give GOOD tarot readings - every time

TRIPLE EPISODE! I will apologize in advance but we went on for just over 90 minutes today. There was simply too much to cover. Becky and I sat down and covered point-by-point how to give readings better than the average reader you will meet on the street. We were supposed to also cover how to give GREAT ("amazing, spectacular--name people's future children after you") readings but we literally ran out of time, so we will do THAT next week.

Please take notes and DO THIS. This life is not a practice session. I rant about that at the end, but it is essential learning material. There are simply too many readers out there who are improperly trained and it shows in the fact that so few people actually pay to get readings. Out of 7 billion people on the planet less than 1% ever get serious readings, and even less on a regular basis. Rather than fighting for scraps I want you to read constantly for people who value your information, pay (and tip) you well, and tell their friends how great you are. I want you to be famous for your abilities. Please take this lesson to heart. 

Thanks for being here. We are here to help YOU :-)

Dusty & Becky

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 2:44pm PDT
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Red light / Green light: Tarot reversals made easy

Becky and I sat down in this super short podcast (I was really tired today) to play a new game I am calling "Red light Green light." It is a super-easy way to trick your subconscious to helping you quickly and easily master reversals. The problem MOST people have with reversals is that they freeze up because their intellect (yappy dog) is busy telling them it is something different from what they memorized the card to mean. Our techniques (in The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot—EVER!! and in the tarot course at easytarotlessons.com) rid you of these bad habits, but for everyone else here is a simple fun game.

The whole lesson is less than 20 minutes, with several minutes of us playing the game so you can see how it is done. If you have any questions simply post a comment and I will reply. It really is simple and easy. The important thing is that you do it of course and get LOTS of practice. Don't give up, and keep it fun or you will get stressed or bored with your cards, and there is no sense in that. Also, I am here to help. Thanks for being here!

-Dusty :-)

 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:11pm PDT
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Trumps: A casual discussion of what they are and how they came to be

The "major" Arcana cards don't have to be problematic. We sat down today and just talked about the trumps, what they are, how they came to be, and why. We take the mystery out of the trumps in this episode. It is a bit lecturey and not as interactive as our normal happy fun episodes, but this is serious stuff, and we want to help you get past any emotional or psychological roadblocks that are preventing you from mastering the tarot. So, with that in mind, I hope you enjoy today's lesson. Homework appears near the end.

We make the tarot make sense.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:40pm PDT
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"major" Arcana Made Easy! (new fun game)

Learning the trumps sucks! For too many people it involves endless bouts of depression and frustration, sprinkled with anxiety, as the so-called "major" Acrana (trump cards) are mystified, deified, and glorified, as if theys omehow hold secrets mere mortals aren't supposed to know. The truthis that TAROT IS LIFE, and thus life is tarot. Your tarot cards simply reflect what you see all around you in daily life - every day, so why should trumps (or "major" Arcana cards) be any different?

 

Becky and I sat down and tried out a new game that I invented last night on the fly. It won't win any awards for game design but it will help you master the "major" Arcana quickly and easily. It is even kind of fun and you get to insult just about everyone as it involves making fun of celebrities. Try this game out a few times. If you have done your basic exercises (from The Easiest Way to Learn the TarotEVER!!) this should be easy-peasy. The hard part is relaxing enough to have fun and not taking it so seriously that it stresses you out.

 

Please let us know if you have any troubles with this one, as it is not set in stone or anything. It's just a fun game to help you become a better reader. by the way, school is only ten bucks a week at easytarotlessons.com/members should you ever decide to do this professionally. We are here to help you make a living doing this. Thank for being here. Comment below.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:33pm PDT
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Tarot reversals made easy (Series 3 of 3) New fun tarot game: "The Worst Day Ever!!"

Reversal suck! Well, they don't have to; not any more, not for you. We have a new fun tarot game for you today that will help you quickly and easily remove any lingering apprehension to reversed tarot cards. And, as a bonus, this game will help sharpen your wit, conversational skills, and story telling abilities. The tarot is an incredibly useful tool for building communication skills. This is often overlookd by all of the nonsensical superstition people pile on top of the cards. 

Becky and I sat down and tried out a new game I devised to help you get over any fears or hesitance about reversed tarot cards. We had fun and I hope you will too. This game draws from various exercises and games taught in in The Easiest Way to Learn the TarotEVER!! and Advanced Tarot Secrets, specifically Freinds & Enemies, Mob Scene, Exercises 2 and 4, and the never-ending story. 

Thanks for being here. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Dusty :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:05pm PDT
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Tarot reversals made easy (Series 2 of 3)

Special double length episode today: Reversals-only exercise from Advanced Tarot Secrets. Today we used an exercise from ATS called "Mob Scene," which is a variation of Friends and Enemies, but all of the cards were reversed. This allowed us to clump and bump cards together and against each other in a common sense fashion, just like we see every day in real life.

This is an intermediate-level exercise that allows you to work on several of your developing tarot skills all at the same time with minimal effort. Becky and I played off of each other, and I hope that you will do this in groups of 2-3 people as well, but you can just as easily talk yourself through it in solo practice sessions. If you haven't signed up for ALL of our free lessons please head over to easytarotlessons.com and sign up for the mailing list. We will let you know when new audio, video, and written lessons are available. Also, we have paid course (just ten bucks a week) that will take you from absolute beginner to professional over ten months. This is the most advanced and effective tarot teaching inthe world. Let me know how we can help you.

Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:45pm PDT
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Tarot reversals made easy: part one in a series

This is an introduction to reversals from a real-world perspective. We introduced a new, simple exercise that will help you overcome ANY anxiety with reversed cards showing up in your spreads.

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm PDT
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Tarot court cards: Knights (Double episode!)

Knights in a tarot spread are a major source of confusion among tarot students and professionals alike. All too often readers refer to them specifically and uniquely as young men, or young men and women, in a spread. This creates a huge roadblock when you are trying to answer a question that has nothing at all to do with people (of any age). 

Beacky and I sat down today and we looked at the various ways that knights can, and do, show up in tarot spreads you cast every day. Knights can reflect a setting or circumstance as accurately and easily as they can point to events, motivation, rate of progress, speed of travel, or tge attitude of the people involved in your reading. 

Knights are much more than simple "men on horses." In is audio tarot lesson we cover many ways of looking at these cards and relate them to real-life events and circumstances we have experienced to help you thoroughly and completely understand what knights are in ANY tarot spread you cast, and what any court card means whenever it comes up in your spreads.

Thanks for being here. Please post any questions as comments.

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:18pm PDT
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Queens in the tarot: How to know exactly what ANY queen means in EVERY spread you cast

Double episode today! Becky and I sat down and looked at what queens mean in various real-life spreads, the traditional meanings, as locations, as personality types, as metaphysical energies, and how to know what meaning to use for any spread you cast. Much more than a "this means this and memorize that" lesson; this episode goes in great depth about queens in practical ways that actually apply to YOUR spreads.

We didn't talk about generic meanings or how to identify which woman each queen its. We examined and sorted out how to know what a queen means when she comes up as an answer to the questions you ask. This is all centered around the exercises and games in the two tarot books (The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot EVER!! and Advanced Tarot Secrets, but as a free lesson you can't beat this episode.

This is the counter-balance to our Kings only episode last week. I hope that you will enjoy that as well (even thought it is MUCH shorter). Post any questions you have. We are here to help you.

Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:56pm PDT
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How to make sense of Court Cards (kings) beyond the "traditional tarot meanings"

So, you are reading for a client (or a friend, relative, someone at a party . . .) and a king shows up in the middle of your spread, much like a giant boulder appearing in the middle of the road as you are driving late at night. What do you do? How do you make sense of a court card when what you really want is a nice descriptive card with someone doing something in a scene that makes sense?

 

Becky and I sat down and discussed the kings in the tarot and how they show up in real-life readings; and what that means to you. We looked at the traditional meanings, and then in great detail went into the various meanings kings have when they show up - but more important: how to know what a king means no matter what spread yo cast and what question it is answering. The purpose of this lesson is to help you overcome any resistance to court cards; the same resistance most people feel all too often. Along the way I probably managed to insult the monarchy, but no offense was intended, as it was just brash American views on the whole of reality. 

 

Take notes on this lesson and see how you can use these amazing cards (kings) to enhance the spreads they appear in, and how they can answer so much more than the stock meanings you read about in basic tarot books. We teach you to see through the card images and into what these mean to you. Hopefully you have a copy of The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot—EVER!! and Advanced Tarot Secrets, as these two books will help you decipher all of this and master the craft of divination in ways no other books anywhere are capable of. Thanks for being here. Please post any comments or questions you have.

 

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:14pm PDT
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Making the court cards make sense

Becky and I sat down to take a fresh look at the court cards, and along the way came up with new exercises and methods to help you rid yourself of bias based on preconceived notions of nobility and titles, and how to see through your card's meanings and images. This podcast starts out rather mundane, and as we go along we explore new concepts and ideas that will become future lesson material.

This lesson will help you stop looking at kings, queens, knight, and pages in the tarot as random people, icons of authority, and messages. It will help you grasp their essence so that you can apply any court card you come across in a tarot spread you cast to the question at hand, easily and effortlessly.

Once you have listened to this podcast you should never look at court cards (and possibly Trumps) the same way ever again. This lesson will open your eyes to the processes we all use to interpret cards, but that we never see. As you experience this lesson a veil will be lifted form your awareness and you will know exactly what it is that causes so many people trouble interpreting the tarot, and how to rid yourself of that curse. Yaay. 

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:20pm PDT
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How to demystify hard to understand cards

Becky is back! (again) We sat for an hour and discussed "hard to understand cards," and I showed you guys several ways to permanently end any problems you have with cards and what they mean, in practice and in real-life readings. Nothing is worse than not being able to decipher what a tarot card is trying to tell you, whether it is in practice, or you are reading a spread for a paying client. If you ever want to make real money reading the tarot professionally, you have to know what the cards mean to you in each and every reading you give. Cards change meanings from spread to spread because 78 keywords just can't answer all of life's questions. 

This is a complex lesson, so you may want to listen to it twice. Please take notes, as this lesson will help you rid yourself of linger doubts to your ability to make sense of any cards that show up in practice or in your spreads for clients. Post any questions you have by simply commenting on this episode. For the convenience of our private students, this episode will also be posted on the academy website at easytarotlessons.com/members/

Thanks for being here :-) Dusty

 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:35pm PDT
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Dusty's Daily Predictions #2

Hey gang, Sarah and Michael sat in again and we cattily chatted about celebrities and looked at whether the show would go well or not, why the "Olsen Twins" are not in it, and a few other things. The lesson here is how you can use your cards in a fun way to look far beyond the normal boring questions you get every day (and a few interesting but personal ones) - and go into the public arena. I want you to stretch your awareness of what you can do with your cards. Our academy costs you ONE DOLLAR to learn the tarot (1st month only). If you stay past a month, it goes up to $10 a week. All of this and more and so much more is taught there. The first month is to give you a sample of the video lessons. Come have a look here!

As to Fuller House, we didn't have a great feeling for it, but maybe you will. If you do cast a spread on it, or other TV shows, let us know! We would love to hear what you have to say. 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:41pm PDT
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Dusty's Daily Predictions #1

Oh no!

Everyone's favorite friendly superstar millionaire celebrity just got G on Apple! When taylor Swift infers that you have acted in a greedy and selfish way it cuts pretty deply. Within hours of her VERY public post (and the mini-media frenzy over it) Apple reverses its decision and everyone is happy. All is right in the world.

. . .  or is it?

We tackle this issue. What does this REALL mean in the real world? Will artists REALLY get paid full royalties (by everyone - this is not about Apple; it is about the industry as a whole), or will this fade away from public view and return the usual "artists being screwed perpetually by record labels and online services?" Will Apple force everyone else to treat people fairly (wow! Apple for global karma police)? And what about authors? Authors have no TS to help us - but does it really matter?

We take a look and make fun of everyone involved. Other than that this is just another leson on how to read tarot cards. We do our best to make all of this easy. Hopefully we made it fun as well.

Thanks for listening! :-)

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:29pm PDT
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IN TWO PARTS: 

This is a recorded session from our private study group after a long class earlier in the day. Today's classes were all about court cards. This is not the usual stuff you read about and hear - even in my classes. This is pro-level material we practice, and with students at the beginning of their journey. Take notes, and listen to this one a few times. JOIN US at: http://www.easytarotlessons.com/members/ 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:01pm PDT
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IN TWO PARTS: 

This is a recorded session from our private study group after a long class earlier in the day. Today's classes were all about court cards. This is not the usual stuff you read about and hear - even in my classes. This is pro-level material we practice, and with students at the beginning of their journey. Take notes, and listen to this one a few times.  JOIN US at: http://www.easytarotlessons.com/members/

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:42pm PDT
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This is an easy way to do a yes/no spread with the Tarot. Sometimes you just need a yes or no question answered, and you don't want to have to cast a three car blob spread and "hope for the best" or do a larger spread. These yes/no spreads work best ONLY IF you have established a bond with your clients - they are not a substitute for shuffling and casting larger spreads. Fore best results you want to use these AFTER you have cast your main spread and your client has (their usual) endless follow-up questions.

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This is a recorded session of me sitting down with a handful of my private students in a small group environment going over day one of class. We already had the official lesson for the day, so this was us spending two hours practicing what we learned. This allows us to get real-world experience with our cards. 

These do not normally get released, but I want you to have the benefit of understanding why tarot academy is so important, and to get to sit in on a real lesson that others have paid hundreds of dollars to attend. I hope you enjoy this. Bring your cards, as you will want to play along at home. This session is broken down into two sessions. This is session 2.

Thanks for being here.

Dusty :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:14pm PDT
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This is a recorded session of me sitting down with a handful of my private students in a small group environment going over day one of class. We already had the official lesson for the day, so this was us spending two hours practicing what we learned. This allows us to get real-world experience with our cards. 

These do not normally get released, but I want you to have the benefit of understanding why tarot academy is so important, and to get to sit in on a real lesson that others have paid hundreds of dollars to attend. I hope you enjoy this. Bring your cards, as you will want to play along at home. This session is broken down into two sessions. This is session 1.

Thanks for being here.

Dusty :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:14pm PDT
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These are the very basics every reader should know before casting spreads for clients. These are non-obvious points that sound basic and boring (even to me) but they are the foundation of great readings, and so many readers screw this up on a subconscious level that our industry is plagued by mediocre readings and mildly-satisfied clients. if our clients were as happy with us as we like to think they are, they would be beating down our door. This series is designed to help you get to that point, so please take notes. More next week. Thanks for listening. Ish appeared on this show. 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 2:27pm PDT
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Ish, Loreen, Sarah, and I sat down and studied a new variation of Cards in Position; an exercise that was giving all three of them problems. Along the way I was able to find small but deadly mistakes each of them was making - things that would poison their ability to give expert readings in the future.

This is an ADVANCED TAROT SECRETS lesson, so be warned; it may be confusing if you have not read that book (this is your cue to buy it - it's only 22 bucks). Nonetheless, this lesson is free, and thanks for being here. We have a TON of new stuff coming at http://www.easytarotlessons.com so please join our (always free) mailing list to get ALL of our free lessons - not just the podcasts.

 

:-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:03am PDT
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