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 :-)

Direct download: Lori_-_this_or_that_spreads.mp3
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).

Direct download: Taura_-_how_to_ask_great_questions_when_casting_a_spread.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:49pm PDT
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Astrology and the tarot - how to use astrology to make your readings MUCH better

Astrology can make your tarot readings more accurate and precise. You don't need to know much at all about astrology to get great results, but the more you do know the more you can charge your clients for the same information. Astrology allows you to see through your clients and their circumstances. It greatly clarifies what your cards are telling you and puts an end to vague readings. With just a little astrology in your reading you can double your skills as a tarot reader literally overnight. In this lesson you will learn how to do that and what to do to become great. Best of all, none of this costs any money at all. You just have to do the work. 

The sound quality on the intro (just 30 seconds) is pretty bad, but after that the recording is exceptionally clear. Please take notes (this information is invaluable) and thanks for being here. Post any questions you have in the comments area and I will do my best to answer them quickly. 

Direct download: Aaron_-_astrology_and_the_tarot.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:14pm PDT
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Do this and get 3-5 times MORE info from your tarot spreads


Seriously: How to get 3-5 times MORE INFORMATION from the spreads you cast than any other reader you meet.

Today's free lesson is on the exact steps necessary for you to dig deep into a spread and pull out *all* of the information the cards are trying to tell you; not just the surface material most readers accept. This is a long lesson (just over an hour). I was tired and wanted to go 20 minutes, but there was just too much that needed to be said. It is worth making your way through to get the step-by-step techniques, as there are several basic but necessary points along the way that make the difference between a blah reading and a fantastic one.

Direct download: vlad-how_to_get_3-5_times_more_info.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT
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Roundabout spread questions answered

The Roundabout spread is an amazing tool for your divination and manifestation use. It is second to none in its usefulness to you because of its combination of simplicity, complexity, and raw power. But to non-astrologers it can be daunting and intimidating at first. Andy was having problems with this spread so we sat down for half an hour and worked on understanding this spread. This material is not covered in The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot—EVER!! or Advanced Tarot Secrets. It's a quick, short lesson that should help bring this spread down to earth and help you dive head-first into it so that you can increase the value you can give to your clients; which increases your tips, and how much they feel you are worth (your rates go up and people happily pay). 

 

The most important part of being a reader is to be correct AND helpful. You don't need to have the answers to every question, or a solution to every problem. Your job is to listen, divine (seek pertinent and applicable information of value to your client), and guide, based on your findings. Then your client can take your advice or not; but that is their choice. Therefore I do my best to help you develop your skills and give you access to better tools that will help you communicate more effectively through your cards. I hope that you find this short lesson helpful, and I am always here if you need help becoming a world-class reader.

 

Don't forget that we have a course that will take you from absolute beginner to adept in ten months (this allows you LOTS of practice time without having to cram your head full of lessons so fast that they do not stick). We only get ONE CHANCE to make *this* life great. Whatever you do, do it sincerely and with gusto. If you are here to learn the tarot, we are here to help you. Thanks for being here :-)

Direct download: Andy_Roundabout_spread_questions.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 6:04am PDT
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Do spies use the tarot? (Here's how!)

Spies, spying, remote viewing, seeing into the distant past, finding out what is going on in board meetings at your competitors. Matt wanted to know: can you do this with the tarot? You really have to ask the NSA, CIA, and KGB about all of this (and "private contractors" ;-) because we don't teach spying around here. I have no desire to end up in a gulag! But, this is how we imagine it would be done. 

Remote viewing is a hot topic in metaphysical circles, and the tarot, as a divination tool "was made for*" remote viewing (please don't call it spying--it sounds creepy). So, support your local government, stay in school, and get your ass to (insert your favorite church, temple, or sanctuary here) every Saturday, Sunday, full moon (etc.) and be a good citizen. In the meantime, here is how to "see places" others can't.

The audio lesson covers a LOT, but the course at Easy Tarot Lessons . com covers it all (and it is in Advanced Tarot Secrets. You should take notes. But until you do, here is a free mini-lesson (extra information you can use right now!). Remote viewing (or RV) is a disciplined act that happens spontaneously to pretty much everyone at some point in their lives, and most often it is subtle and not very clear. Also, it happens in dreams or when something "assaults" us (a vision flashes into view). Some people recognize this as a gift they have, and others may see it as a strange event and shrug it off. Without proper education (and LOTS of practice) it is extremely hard to rely on this, but not impossible. Here are a few pointers to get your abilities up to speed (you will need to practice these a lot): 

Focus. You need to be able to hold your focus and not be distracted. This is not the distraction from outside (noises, shiny objects . . .) but the internal chatter of your brain, and the whims of a short attention span. Obsession is a powerful tool that builds focus, but it is one most people misuse, so it gets a bad rap. Adding a (small) dose of obsession or intent emotion to your focus makes it easier to stay on topic (mentally). Next, Always start with some small thing you can anchor yourself to in a remote location. This will be something you can come back to over and over. This part is easy, as we all do this naturally; but by doing this consciously and consistently you can strengthen your abilities quickly. This one exercise will help you in a LOT more ways than just RV, but that is for later. Right now just focus on objects that you can use to remember specific locations, circumstances, and events. These will most often be visual, but any sounds, or smells you can add help tremendously.

Next I would like you to build a strong focus on an object that you can move around. Give away something you have significant emotional attachment to and a strong sense of (sight, smell, perhaps sound). You should be able to remember this item easily and conjure up the essence of it any time, anywhere you are. Do this with several objects and use them as anchor points for your RV exercises. Bring them into focus (in your mind) and expand your awareness slowly to envision what is next to them, what they are sitting on, and the temperature where they are (hot, warm, cool, cold; also wet, damp, dry), and whether there is light there or not. This is not "easy" but it is worth the effort if you are resolute on developing a powerful visionary ability. Your cards can help, and this is what this lesson is for (and why we have a complete course on using your cards for all kids of fun things. Start learning for one dollar

Questions? Just post a comment! Thanks for being here.

Dusty

 

Direct download: Matt-Remote_viewing_basics.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT
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How to know when your cards are right

The most important moment of casting a spread is knowing when to stop shuffling. This is a scary thing if we think too much about it because even one shuffle too much gives us completely random cards. Some people think that we need to let our clients shuffle the deck and cut, or tell us when to stop shuffling, or just shuffle the cards 6 or 7 times. If ANY of these things actually worked we'd all be millionaires, because clients would force money on is to answer all of life's most pressing questions. Unfortunately none of those method work, so today's free lesson is all about how to know when to stop shuffling your cards.

When you are preparing to cast a spread (to answer a question) you need to have a question in mind, and you should be shuffling. LET THE GODS DECIDE when the cards are right. Never think you are smarter than the universe, and never try to force the cards to be in order just because you don;t want to shuffle any more, or you are getting nervous about how long it is taking to get your "ding!" of awareness that the top cards are in the right order. Stretch out your senses and extend your awareness into your cards while you are shuffling. Do this with the intent of "feeling" the answer in the form of the cards you need (for your spread) being in the right order. Shuffle, cut, shuffle, shuffle . . . you will feel it closing in. Then you will get a "ding!" (like a tiny bell) of awareness that the cards are "just right" for this spread.

 

So, how do we get there? Well, if you have been practicing the exercises in The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot EVER!! and Advanced Tarot Secrets or if you have been taking the course here, then you will be well on your way to knowing all of this. BUT, if not, today's lesson will help. It runs about an hour and I gave Laura a few different examples and techniques, all of which work amazingly well for my students. So I hope that you enjoy this free lesson. Please post any comments that you have, and thanks for being here.

Direct download: laura-ding_practice.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT
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How to give GREAT readings (without bias)

Here's how to cleanse yourself of bias or personal judgment when giving a reading. We *all* do it. We are reading a spread and our brain wants to add its opinion. It wants to use "logic" (tainted by all of our years of life experience) to explain the cards instead of allowing our intuition to channel in the information from the divine. In today's lesson I sat down with Tania and helped her in a free one-on-one personalized tarot lesson to help her become a better reader. All of my tarot academy students get one of these this month.

Please listen in and take notes if you can, and have your cards if possible. We examine how to use exercise two to emotionally distance ourselves from the circumstances we read about so that we STOP tainting our intuition with personal bias. This is a powerful lesson and it reveals a simple exercise that will banish bad tarot reading habits from you quickly and easily. 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.

P.S. Don't forget that when you are reading a spread; for yourself or someone else ("client," friend, family member, random stranger etc.) it is far easier to actually help them (and give them extremely precise answers) *if* you talk to them. Don't ever let your clients (querents) treat you like a vending machine (insert coin - get answer). Imagine that you are having coffee with an old friend. Relax your awareness to that state and use that as your center, your focus. From there direct your conversation to find out what they are REALLY asking, not just the superficial stuff they are muttering. When people come for a reading they are almost ALWAYS suspicious, scared, or skeptical, which makes them hide information and intent. How can they possibly tell you what they are after unless they relax a bit? Help them relax and the truth will come out, and then you can relax and read for them. Don't judge your clients (see today's audio lesson) and simultaneously help them relax their judgment and defensiveness about you. Do this ONE THING and you will find your readings are clearer and easier, and the answers to their questions flow from you far more accurately.

Direct download: Tania-judgment_in_readings.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:13pm PDT
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