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 :-)

Direct download: Funny_things.mp3
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! 

Direct download: New_Fun_Tarot_Game.mp3
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!

Direct download: which_deck.mp3
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! :-)

Direct download: why_should_i_buy_your_book.mp3
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 :-)

Direct download: Coffee.mp3
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.

Direct download: New_Tarot_Deck.mp3
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. 

Direct download: Philosopy_of_Astrology_of_cards.mp3
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!

Direct download: Tarot_Tunes_podcast.mp3
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.

Direct download: Howtoknowwhatspread.mp3
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

Direct download: interpretations2.mp3
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

Direct download: unwanted_advice_podcast.mp3
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 :-)

Direct download: Astrology101.mp3
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.

Direct download: whatifwrong.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:27am PDT
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