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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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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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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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 PST
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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 PST
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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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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 PST
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This is another private study group where we turned on the microphones to let you see what we teach in our mystery school and how. This is a tiny sampling of how we prepare our students to read professionally in real-world environments. This is not your run-of-the-mill set of tarot lessons from some random website. This is for people who want to escape the traps of rote memorization and simplistic readings by forcing artificial systems onto the tarot.

 

Leave that to the chumps. If you are reading this you should be listening to all of our free lessons, and I would advise trying out our private school where you can master the tarot far beyond the training you can (or will) get anywhere else. Let us know what you need and we will do our best to provide it here. Thanks for listening. Never give up.

 

 

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I sat down with a group of students and covered exercise 2 and exercise 10. This is a "how to do it" example lesson from the EasyTarotLessons.com course taught by the author of The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot—EVER!! If you have the book and need help, this lesson is for you. Thanks for being here :-)

 

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 6:44pm PST
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Becky and I sat down for 25 minutes and I went into the directions and the tarot, a quickie primer on the elements in the tarot, and warned of the fallacies of arbitrarily assigning artificial systems to your understanding of the tarot.

 

WARNING: Explicit language. This is a no-holds barred lesson.

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Becky and I sat down and started to go through The Easiest Way to Learn the TarotEVER!! 

 

Episode one was unlistenable, so we are starting with episode two. You will want to have your copy handy for easy reference. This FREE series will help you learn the tarot fast.

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Barbie has never read my books; not in a library, not in a store, and she has never bought one. But she did watch the free videos lessons I put up on YouTube and Vimeo, and listened to all of the free podcasts (audio lessons).

She has been able to make progress and in this lesson she and I get some one on one time to help her pass other readers in her growing abilities. Mark the date of this. You will be seeing Barbie again. She is going to become a truly great reader, and more. She just needed a little help getting up to full speed.

 

Don't let her pass you. Keep studying, keep listening, keep practicing. Let me know how I can help you more than I already do.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:35am PST
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I sat Becky down and grilled her on what she has learned over the last ten years, and what she wished she had known "back then" to save herself a decade of mistakes.

This is real advice from someone who has your best interests at heart. We know how to read, and we know what to do wrong, and exactly how to do it, because we have made the mistakes you will, before you get a chance to make them. Too many readers (and you probably have met some of them) make the very mistakes we talk about in this episode. Please take notes, learn from this, and let us help you become a MUCH better reader in a very short amount of time. New tarot course is coming in a few weeks. This will be the only chance to learn from e directly and to personally interact with me. You can ask me anything and I will do my best to help. Free podcasts will always be provided whether you take any courses I offer. Thanks for being here. Post any questions you have. :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:58pm PST
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This episode is the second in a series I am doing while the new super-tarot site is being built. I am sitting down with a few private students and helping good readers become great readers. Today, Becky and I sat down and talked about the Roundabout spread, and how it can save you time and sanity when dealing with clients. This is material from The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot—EVER!!, but it is something most readers never learn. This will help you get more clarity and accuracy from your spread, and help you satisfy your clients far more than anyone else. I must apologize for the mic I am using. I hate it (in hindsight).

That being said, we did cover some specific instances in which a Roundabout spread is a great alternative to the Celtic Cross when you want highly specific answers, and not just a general overview of what is going on. When you need to dig for answers, there is no better spread—and none more reliable—for finding out REAL answers than the Celtic Cross. It can be case as a future event, past event, you can dig up all kinds of dirt on what is going on somewhere far away. It is great for assistant your remote viewing and establishing a basecamp of information before proceeding further by refining your questions and using various specialty spreads. That is nice, but the weaknesses of the CC are that it is not much of a predictor on future events except for the ability to establish what HAS happened and IS going on to form a basis of what can be expected to play out. 

This is where the RA spread comes in. As a replacement for the CC, it can show you what specific steps need to be taken to achieve a specific result, and it can be cast as a contingency spread, verifying options ahead of time to allow you to choose the best possible path forward. This is what we cover in today’s lesson. As always, thanks for being here, and let me know what YOU need help with. Comment, and if you feel like giving us a review (good or bad) I would appreciate that very much.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:53pm PST
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Hey guys, this episode is the first in a series I am doing while the new super-tarot site is being built. I am sitting down with a few private students and helping good readers become great readers. Today, Tanisia and I sat down and covered various parts of the reading that help you get more clarity and accuracy from your spreads. All of the material in today's lesson comes from my book Advanced Tarot Secrets.

Tanisia is a seasoned reader, root worker, and adept of metaphysics. We had a chance to cover specific techniques that make the difference between a good reading and a great one. Specifically, I highly recommend the four-pass reading technique, which includes patterns, blends, aspecting cards, hidden spreads, spread verification, card weight (how much of an influence one card is in a reading versus other cards; based on position, influence, support from other factors, and the client's situation), asking specific questions, and clarifying everything for your client during the wrap up phase. We didn't have time to cover every detail of this in today's call, but it is ALL covered in-depth in Advanced Tarot Secrets, available on Amazon, barnesandnoble.com, and the book depository (if you live outside of the continental US they ship free: http://www.bookdepository.com 

Be sure to take notes. Thanks for being here. We are here to help. Let me know what YOU need to master the cards in your hands.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:42pm PST
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What the the best kept secret of the REAL professionals? I am talking about the people who charge $100-$300 an hour, and morenot people who slave away on a "psychic hotline" for 25 cents a minute, even though the boss is charging $3-$5 a minute (like I have in the past). Business cards. But how do you make a business card that actually WORKS? We learn that today. Leave a comment. Let me know what YOU want to learn more of. Thanks for being here :-) Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:32pm PST
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Part one of a three-part series: How to make real money reading the tarot. What you can expect out in the real world. Ish and I sat down and I talked about psychic hotlines, working privately, owning a shop, working at a shop, psychic fairs, and Craigslist. This is just the first part of a series--there simply is too much to go over in one podcast. Today we covered what to expect, how to get these jobs, and how much you can expect to make. Please leave a comment if you want more of this level of information. Thanks for listening :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:29pm PST
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How to fine tune your tarot manifestations to get EXACTLY what you want. Powerful spells, manifestation that actually works, effective prayer: call if what you like, your ability to get "God" (angels, spirit guides, Loa, faerie friends . . .) to help you get what you want is critical to being more than a mundane human who plods through life by the sweat of their brow. Ish sat in on today's lesson on how to fine tune your tarot manifestations, to help you get EXACTLY what you want, not a "kinda/sorta" achievement of your goals.

Today's lesson is NOT on how to manifest (that would take a LOT longer than 30 minutes, and I have already covered a lot of ground in my free podcasts and webinars). Today's lesson is on a few key points that you need to know if you expect to actually get results in a short period of time. This is just scratching the surface of what I teach, so it goes by quick. Please take notes and leave a comment if you want more free lessons. Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:26pm PST
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Hey gang, I sat down with my private student, Ish, and we went over the process of predicting elections. Since we had so little time, we did not go into everything you need to know, but gave a lot of basic info. She did two example spreads and nailed them. (We will see if she is right soon!) There is a TON of stuff I need to teach you on this, but these techniques can be used in hundreds of high-paying cases and you can earn a fat living if you apply yourself and can build your accuracy to a decent level.

This was a taste of what you can do. Take notes, and we will have more later! Thanks for being here! :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:24pm PST
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Hey gang, Today, one of my private students (Ish) joined me on the podcast for an hour as I explained how to verify the accuracy of every spread you cast. This has so many values that you should never EVER cast a spread without verifying the accuracy of it before you put your reputation on the line.

This information is taughtin depthin Advanced Tarot Secretsso you want to get a copy of that, but I went over the basic information today (for free). Take notes! Thanks for being here.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:20pm PST
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Debbita is back! Debbi Matz and my absolute favoritest of favorites Deb Altman joined me today for a surprise bonus lesson, where we sat down and talked about divination and manifestation. We had fun and I hope that you do as well. A lot was covered and we shared real-life examples of how we did it and how it turned out. Great motivational lesson today. You CAN do this. Thanks for being here.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:07pm PST
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Short podcast today. Very light material. A technical glitch ruined the first part so we had to start over. Beth Tippie and Becky sat in and we discussed a few items essential to making manifestation work. Important enough to put up, not thorough enough to call one of the best episodes. Thanks for being here.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:05pm PST
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I had Becky on again, and we spoke for almost 90 minutes about the exact specifics you need to do to manifest practically anything you desire. Much more sedate and serene this time. We had a lot of fun covering techniques that actually work, and Becky gave a LOT of input on her real-life recent experiences. This is a "must-listen" episode and can help you take control of your life.

We mentioned The Easiest Way to Learn the TarotEVER!!, Advanced Tarot Secrets, and Aphrodite's Book of Secrets many times, but don't let you think that we are just trying to sell you something. We are here to help. We are here for you. "We show you how." Thanks for being here! :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:03pm PST
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Holy crap I was on fire today! Rant, rant, rant! Nate sat in on today's lesson on manifestation. We covered two extremely important mental techniques that are the key difference between "wishing" and "getting." I ranted, I swore, I almost jumped up and down. This information is too valuable to ignore. I need you to listen to this episode at least twice (you will understand why after you have heard the entirety of it). We covered how to envision your goal so that your subconscious mind actually does everything that seminar gurus say that it will. This information comes from decades of research and decades of experience and success. If you were looking for a shortcut to making your magic or prayers work for you this is it. You need to understand the basics of how your mind works so that you can use your thoughts and emotions effectively, to get what you want when you want it. Ask me if you have ANY questions. Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:41pm PST
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Today we talked about the business of making money with the tarot.

This brought up the commonplace emails we all get, where someone who claims to be a psychic sends you out an email stating that they were "guided" to inform you of some huge change coming up in your life that only they could inform you of, and that it would only be $150. 

Then, when you ignore that email, you get anothera few weeks laterstating that she was "authorized" (from above obviously) to cut her fee in half, but only because it was so urgent that you get this message. We (you) have to rise above this level of nonsense. Scams, lies, and abusing our (your) clients is not only illegal and bad karma, it is bad for business, and it will keep you from ever getting higher paying clients--people who respect your abilities and input, and seek out the information you have.

Becky sat in today, and we yapped about when to start charging money for readings, and how to introduce our clients to the idea of paying us for our time, how much to charge, and what the going rates are. Please take notes. Thanks for being here.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:37pm PST
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This is what you learn in tarot school (our tarot school). Super-advanced stuff, intelligently applied to real-life situations. I sat down with Nate and laid out specifically how to use your tarot cards for so much more than simple divination. All of this and more is in my second book "on the tarot: Advanced Tarot Secrets." This particular information is found in the back of that book.

We cover, step-by-step, how to brainstorm with the tarot, solve problems, and achieve anything you want in life. Full details are in Advanced Tarot Secrets, but this episode should get you started manifesting your dreams by understanding what paths and options are available to you. The tarot is useful for so much more than you will ever read about in books. Spend an hour with us (this lesson) and take a LOT of notes. It will change your life. Thanks for being here.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:32pm PST
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**Double episode** Hey gang, Becky and I sat down and talked about the cards that are obviously staged: cards where it looks like the people are acting on a stage in front of a backdrop. Pamela Colman Smith was a set painter in theater (among other things) before being commissioned by Art Waite to print him a deck of cards.

 

We discussed why these came about and what it all means in the greater scheme of things. A lot of tarot history is lost, and the work done by Pam is no exception. In this episode we fill you in on what is known and what is speculative, and in the second half of the podcast we cover the most important skill any reader can have learning the tarot. Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:24pm PST
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Becky and I sat down and talked about reversals, and how to understand them quickly and easily. I gave several examples in the second part of the show to help you get them as they show up in real life. We pulled techniques from Advanced Tarot Secrets, such as spread protagonists, and Card in Position. Super-easy to understand, and extremely helpful. Just 33 minutes this time. Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:55am PST
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Super important lesson today. Becky and I sat down and I ranted (I used an expletivetwice!) about the need for training. This is something you must hear, and look around you at the readers you see on TV, on the internet, and who have shops. Look to see who is giving highly detailed, ACCURATE advice. I want you to be that person. Many, many, many readers do not. Then we built a scene using Harry Potter (fan fiction) as an example. THAT was super educational and fun. Thanks for being here. Take your education seriously. If you do not you will never make the big dollarsand I want you to make a LOT of money, and friends with the Tarot. :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:13pm PST
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Becky, Cindy, and I sat down and had a quickie lesson on how and when to open up a card, use clarification cards, and what expansion cards are (and when to use them). Too many readers make the mistake of trying to clarify a card before they verify its accuracy in the first place. Along the way we found a small problem and fixed it live on the air (miscommunications in reading over the phone).  Short but good lesson. Let me know if you have ANY questions. Thanks for being here! 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:09pm PST
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I was interviewed by Mary Nale for Attune Magazine. We sat down for an hour and I taught some Tarot games. I had fun and it seemed that we all had a good time exploring the Tarot through interactive games. All of this can be found in Advanced Tarot Secrets, but here it is, free; well an overview of a few of the games in the book, with live examples of us playing them. Take notes! Thanks for being here.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:06pm PST
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Free lesson series continues:  I paid for Cindy's tuition today. We sat down and played a new tarot game at her request. She was having trouble opening up cards and wanted to play "What does this card mean?" from Advanced Tarot Secrets.

I also answered Allen's question on why some cards are staged and others are more organic. No one knows with absolute certainty the answer to this, but I gave the answer I have found to ring most true after years of researchand I gave references to verify this and to conduct further study.

We also played a few rounds of "The never-ending story," a game I learned years ago. We used to play this game at the Eye of the Cat. All in all a quick lesson on how to improve your skills at reading the cards like a pro. Let me know if you have ANY questions.   

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:04pm PST
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Wow! A triple episode! Becky and I sat down and helped three students learn pre-spreadwork.  Pre-spreadwork is the most important part of any reading you do. It is the bread and butter of professional psychics, and it is the difference between vague, general readings that could apply to anyone, and spot-on, accurate, highly detailed and precise readings. In this episode we cover—step-by-step—exactly what to do and how to do it. And then we cover it again, and again, and one last time. This is some of the best-kept secrets of the super-professionals, so we made sure that we spelled it out explicitly.  This is what you learn in private study with me. No fluff—only techniques which produce results. Thanks for being here.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:01pm PST
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In today's podcast Cathy, Paul, and Cindy showed up, and then Sarah, a new student, popped in and wanted to learn, so we ended up with a mini-group lesson. Just a few questions (I was surprised that there were not more questions) and then we had some time so we a game from Advanced Tarot Secrets. This was a 4-person mini-group lesson you get to sit in on. Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:56pm PST
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Becky and I were joined (about 18 minutes in) by Cindy. We played some Friends and Enemies after talking about the Roundabout spread. This continues my series of free lessons. Let me know if YOU need personal help. Thanks for being here!

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:54pm PST
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Continuing my series of 100% free personalized lessons, I sat down today with Cathy and helped her with aspecting cards and then we covered a bit on verification cards in any fixed position spread. I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you have any questions. Just post a comment. Thanks for being here

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:52pm PST
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I will pay for your tarot lessons with me. Details are laid out in this podcast. There are no gimmicks. I am offering, for a limited time, to pay for your tarot tuition. I want you to master the tarot, so I am removing all obstacles to your progress. You have to sit down and learn. That is about it. Listen to this episode to get full details on how to do this.

Sign up for ALL of our free lessons here: http://www.eastyarotlessons.com. Sitting in with me today were Cathy and Paul. We spent time answering their questions on the tarot. This was their time today. Whatever they wanted to learn we covered. This is exactly what I am offering you. Free time with me where you can ask whatever you want and I will do my best to help you master your skills in the tarot. My cat decided to interrupt at every opportunity.

If you want your own lesson time, sign up for our free lessons and let me know that you want personal instruction at no cost. This is an extremely limited time offer. I am doing this because I have the time at the moment. I will not be able to do this forever.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:43pm PST
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Hey everybody!  I sat down with Paul and Cathy today as part of my "free tarot lessons to anyone!" series. Both Paul and Cathy had EXCELLENT questions about court cards showing up in a spread. I also explained the concept of the pecking order in every spread you cast--just in case you haven't heard that one before. We covered a bit on kings and queens, but I think the real value of this lesson is what we covered on pages and knights. If you have ANY questions on this just post a comment. Thanks for being here!

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:39pm PST
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Becky sat down with me and let me rant on how to stop wishing and start getting. This is the "anti-seminar guru" episode. Warning: It does have expletives, but only when they are necessary to get you to wake up and take charge of your life, and stop doing things that do not work.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:36pm PST
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Renee, one of my private students, sat down with me and let me rant for 42 minutes on how to get your own psychic business going, and how not to. We didn't cover everything (I still need to cover working in a shop), but we covered what every reader needs to know if they are going to survive in business.

I have been there. I have been in business since I was a kid. I share the 40+ years of experience I have had to help you avoid mistakes and get yourself as far as you can. None of this is legal, financial, or medical advice, so do not construe it as such, and always seek competent professional advice before doing anything. Above all, use common sense. Thanks for being here.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:32pm PST
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Becky and I sat down and I ranted for 45 minutes on exactly what you need to do to make your goals come to life in 2014. Seriously powerful lessons here today. I had a meeting with a committee right before the podcast, so I was a bit on edge (sorry). Listen to this episode twice (or more). There is a LOT of valuable information that will change your life here--and it is all free. Thanks for being here.  

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:29pm PST
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BETH TIPPIE!! and I sat down for an hour and a half (eek!) talking about manifestation. We covered all kinds of subtle techniques and methods that are MANDATORY if you want your manifestations to actually work. This is all geared to a killer 2014 for you. This will be the first of three episodes where we cover how to have a great 2014. It is up to you to make your life great, but we are here to help. TAKE NOTES. This life is not a dress rehearsal. Thanks for being here  Let me know if you need help.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:27pm PST
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Yes, you read that right. Becky and I sat down and talked about . . . cats. I got saddled with a tiny fuzzball of electricity; a 12-week old kitten who still has no name. It was an early birthday present and Becky talked me through some early stage advice. Then we talked for about 45 minutes on manifestation, how to do it, what works, what NOT to do . . . All in all an extremely informative lesson, and some stuff about cats. Please leave your comments below.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:25pm PST
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Debbi (longtime student of mine) and I sat down and had a casual chat—this is a bit different from the usual format. I wanted to see what Debbi had been up to with the tarot over the past few months. We talked about a few topics of interest and I gave a few new mini lessons, but this episode is mostly information on how to give BETTER readings, not new instructional advice on how to learn the tarot. Thanks for being here. Ask me any questions you have. Please take notes. There is a lot of good information in this episode, but it is a bit subtle.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:19pm PST
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I sat down with Becky and addressed problems a few students are having. We started on court card (specifically pages) and ended up covering other important parts of a reading. You will just have to tune in to find out. :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:16pm PST
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Becky is back and she just gave 4 readings at a Tarot party—and she NAILED THEM. I ask her how, and what worked, and we cover pre-spreadwork and post-spreadwork, how she dealt with a problem client and still wow'ed her. You will learn how to give expert-level readings and see how Becky had her breakthrough moments (and got tips too!) This is a must-listen episode. Ask questions. We are here to help.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:14pm PST
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Cathy, one of my private students, was kind enough to let me record a mini-lesson to use as a podcast. We covered how to ask the right questions, how to elicit the information you need from your clients so that you can ask the best questions, and how to figure out exactly what question you should be asking in the first place to give world-class readings. We also covered the strengths of various spreads and what questions work best with different spreads. Thanks for listening! Please take notes! Post any questions or thoughts in comments below please.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:10pm PST
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Amanda agreed to sit down and have a private lesson recorded. We covered quite a few things (the 30 minute podcast ran 1 hour and 15 minutes!) but essentially we addresses how to overcome the doubt monster: what happens when your yappy voice (conscious awareness) tries to convince you that you can't read, or it tries to take over the job of your intuition, or it overanalyzes the cards and demands information instantly. These happen to ALL of us. There is no regulated system of training tarot readers to battle the cynicism of the logical mind in its attempts to prove that this is all real (or not). 

This is why I created the exercises and the games in the books (you know which ones by now) and I take Amanda by the hand in this episode and help her overcome this problemANDI help her to understand the process, so that she never has to fear it again, and she can help other as well. Of course I do all of this on three hours of sleep after pulling an all-nighter working on the new astrology book. So, in other words, I ramble a bit and go off on tangents.  A fun ride all around. 

Please let me know if you have ANY questions. Thanks for listening

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:07pm PST
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I had Becky on again, as she is being trained to teach. We talked about significators in great detail: what they are, how and WHY (and when) to use them. We talked about HOW to choose a significator and the differences between single, double, and multiple significators, and three different ways of using them. Take notes. This is a quick but deep study into how the pros get the results we do.

Then we went over a concept I teach to all of my private students, but not the public (until now), called the spread protagonist (or prtagonista! depending on the time of day I am explaining it). This is revolutionary and not used nearly enough. I want everyone in the world to start using spread protagonists and as a result give far more accurate readings. Match that up with multiple significators and you are beginning to read like a master.  Questions? Please comment below.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:03pm PST
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Hey gang, So Tidal Miller (Tarot Tidal) had me on his show "Pagan propensities," for an hour. I got to share some information along the way. I hope you like it. Let me know what YOU think (comment below please).

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:58pm PST
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Becky and Anna were kind enough to sit down and play 30-some minutes of "Who Am I?" This is one of 6 new games from the new book, Advanced Tarot Secrets. The audio starts out a little rough for the first 20 seconds but smoothes out after that.

TAKE NOTES!! We jump right into the game to show you how it is done, and offer tips throughout the podcast. Try to see if you can keep up. It helps if you have done Exercise 11 from The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot - Ever!! but if you have a sharp memory and the ability to picture cards in your head this will be really easy. Either way, give it a listen and see have fun!

Thanks for being here  

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:52pm PST
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Kelly (one of my private students) sat down with me to do a mini lesson (just 30 minutes—private lessons are 90 minutes of longer) on the arrangement that I could record it and give it away for free to everyone. Her concerns were focus and what the stupid cards mean anyway. These problems plague many readers, so I agreed and we helped her along the way.

If you have a copy of The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot—Ever!! or Advanced Tarot Secrets you will be able to follow along easily as I give her the tools to overcome her troubles learning the Tarot—quickly and easily. This is a sample of what it is like to learn the Tarot directly from me - and it is free. I hope you enjoy it. Please comment or email me with any questions.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:44pm PST
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Hey everybody! Tidal Miller, known to the public as "Tarot Tidal" is one of my students who came to me early on in their tarot studies and has gone on to become a Tarot professional. He reads for clients regularly, has his own radio show, and frequently appears at other people's venues as well.

I sat down with him and we talked about mistakes too many Tarot readers make, what to do to make a LOT of money, and how to be a better reader. All of this is free--nothing to sell (other than his referencing my books--he seems to like them a lot) and my admonition to get a Tarot mentor.  This is a conversation between friends but you will learn a LOT and if you apply it you will become a much better reader. It is not the mysterious and mystical that makes us better at our jobs, it is the mundane, easy-to-overlook tasks and accomplishments that turn us into absolute masters of our art.

This show ran 60 minutes. I wanted to make sure that in between all of the banter there was real value for you to listen to, all of the way to the end. In the last few minutes we give six tips on how to be a better reader. Don't miss these. Find Tidal at: On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tidal.Miller?fref=ts Alchemical Artisans: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tidalmiller YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhARvPV-iQs Thanks for being here. Please leave your comments or email me directly.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:37pm PST
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Diane, Becky, Stacia sat in for a lesson on focus, and how it is essential to readings that get results, manifestation that gets TANGIBLE results, and how to actually use it in your tarot readings. We went over this in a few ways, with several analogies to help you really get it.

Thanks for being here. This week we start a new format with the podcast--same show, but now we have made it even better by focusing exclusively on the topic of the week and teaching you in the audio lesson (podcast) and written lessons (blog) and the Easy Tarot Lessons by email (free newsletter). If you have NOT subscribed to the FREE LESSONS please do here: http://www.easytarotlessons.com. we need is your name and email. Once a week you will get free professional tarot lessons that you don't get anywhere else, including the podcast. Please leave us your comments below.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:32pm PST
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Hi everyone. Thanks for listening :-)  Becky (private student) was kind enough to sit in today, again, and we talked about the importance of questions in a reading and how to ask them to get the most accurate and precise results. As you know by now, I am adamant on giving quality information to your clients: friends, family, strangers who pay . . .

I ranted a bit about how to set up the spread--how to find out what the client wants to know and how to rephrase their question if necessary so that you can give them the RIGHT information, not some useless fluff. Too many people get bad readings from untrained "professionals" and it gives all of us a bad name. This is why I give you free instruction. I need all off us to do better and give better results. This helps make your life ever so much easier. I hope you will listen to tonight's episode and follow, step-by-step, the process of getting the best possible answers for your clients. Let me know if you have ANY questions of course.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:26pm PST
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Becky, Kelly, and I sat down and yapped for half an hour about how to blend cards. This covers exercises 8 and 9 from The Easiest way to Learn the TarotEVER!! and the first new exercise from Advanced Tarot Secrets.  We had a few unexpected moments where both Becky and Kelly showed me some real spine and illustrated how being a reader is more than just flipping cards.

This was a truly great lesson and I hope you get a chance to listen to it at least twice. I want to have these two on more, as they are smart, fun, funny, and easy to listen to. Please comment with any questions. Thanks for listening.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:04pm PST
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Bah! It seems that everyone and their dog reads cards these days. Phone hotlines, readings by video cam, chat, email. Technology is not to blame, it is a lack of proper training. The bad news is that there are TONS of untrained readers out there making YOU look bad because they make the industry look bad.

The GOOD news is that this creates an opportunity for you to make $10, $20, $40, $50, even $100 an hour sitting on your butt, telling people your opinion. In fact, the very best readers in the world charge over $1,000 an hour— and they get it. In fact, some of them are booked solid for months. 

How can you do this? Well, that's what I rant about in this episode. I skipped last week so this was a double episode. Becky and Diane sat in as I talked about what too many readers do wrong, and the simple things you can do "right now" to stand out. This is free. You do not have to spend any money. Just do what it says in this podcast in addition to what you are already doing. Oh, and I mentioned my new book Advanced Tarot Secrets a few times. It comes out on August 7th. I am also teaching a master course on the tarot. 4 weeks of beginning stuff and 4 weeks of the super-secret advanced techniques the (real) professional use. 

Thanks for listening. Post your comments, please. :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:59pm PST
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Becka is one of my private students who has been on her own for a bit and we sat down and just yapped about what she has learned and how she is doing with the tarot. This is an exclusive look at a real student who started as a beginner a few months ago and has made amazing progress. Becka is proof that YOU CAN DO THIS!

Highly enjoyable, I honestly think you will get a lot from this episode, especially if you are new to the tarot. Thanks for listening.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:48pm PST
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Stacia is back with me for a while. Well I rant and Stacia gets a word in every once in a while. Patterns in spreads enhance the level of information in a reading but do not overpower the individual card meanings. We examine the various ways you will find cards interacting in noticeable patterns and what they mean. Rant about Kickstarter that can be skipped over.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:44pm PST
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Oh my god! We had Robert M. Place on (again) and we dished up dirt on "Aleister ("Ed") Crowley, his narcissism, his genius, and his flat-out lies (pretty much everywhere).

We dug into the sordid past of Pamela Coleman-Smith and how she ended up with the Golden Dawn. All in fun mind you--we love our wayward heroes and heroines. This episode ran waaaay long. Robert has a wealth of tarot information and I want to know if you want more of the secret history of the tarot, and more dirt on Ed (Al) Crowley. Let me know what you liked and want more of. Thanks for being here! :-) 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:40pm PST
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Hey gang. No guest or side-kick today. I sat down by myself and talked for just over half an hour about how the art of YOUR deck changes the meaning of the cards you are reading. A bit about tarot fundamentalism, which is a real problem and one that needs to be eradicated once and for all. The tarot is cool enough to stand on its own without needless dogma and regimentation that only ends up limiting your ability to give masterful readings.

So, 37 minutes of yapping about art with real life examples from various decks and how the tiny changes in art affect the balance of the deck and its ability to give you answers--it may not be you--it may be a poorly designed deck! Pretty decks do not necessarily make for better "working" decks. Thanks for being here. I hope to see you again soon. As always, let me know if you have ANY problems reading the tarot: dusty@easytarotlessons.com

Direct download: ETL_014_Deck_art_changes_card_meanings.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:32pm PST
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I just sat down and went over some pages of notes. This is something that has been bothering me for some time. I see (alleged) tarot readers go online and ask strangers what THEIR readings mean. This is abysmal. It makes all of us look like amateurs.

The cards speak to YOU--not to some random stranger, but between the bad tarot books and people to cheap to hire a teacher or too lazy to actually study the tarot (yeah yeah I know: no one has time anymore, we live in an instant gratification worlddon't be so old-fashioned) this has to end. Now.

I hate being a curmudgeon, but being able to actually foretell the future is a skill, not a parlor trick. It is the lazy and the stingy (too cheap to buy a book or hire a teacher) who make us all look like superstitious idiots.

Pardon the rantthis episode is about how to avoid making yourself look dumb. It is a lesson that needed to be taught. Seriously, thanks for being here.

Direct download: ETL_013_Biggest_mistake_tarot_readers_make.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:27pm PST
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Stacia and I sit down and answer the age-old question, "How can I be more confident when I am giving a reading to a stranger." This is a very relaxed conversation where we cover the mistakes too many readers make and the various antidotes. It is short and to the point but it really works. Please have a listen. If you have any questions just email me. Thanks for being here :-)

Direct download: ETL_012_How_to_have_confidence_in_readings.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:20pm PST
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Julie in Australia asked about reading the tarot for yourself, so I sat down with Diana, one of my mentees and we talked about it. This is a casual lesson. LOTS of info, but nothing to buy--no sales pitches, no infomercials. We cover some very important fundamentals you need to master before you can accurately predict your own future.

Asking questions about yourself has the problem of coloring the impressions you get. This can distort the meaning of the reading and provide you with useless information. So we teach you how to get past all of that, in 30 minutes. It's not that complicated but it does require actual practice of certain exercises designed to detach you from bad habits we all build up over the process of "life." A lot of it is knowing what questions to ask--and how to ask them. You really are your own best client, as you know the situation you are asking about intimately.

But to get clear, concise, ACCURATE answers you need to know how to do all of this properly. After you learn this PLEASE share this with a friend. We are here to help--and it is always free. We need your help in getting the word out. We need to rid the world of BAD tarot teaching. Get ALL of our free tarot lessons at http://easytarotlessons.com Thanks for being here :-)

Direct download: ETL_011_How_to_read_tarot_cards_for_yourself.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:59pm PST
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Wow! Robert M Place! Author of several books on the tarot; creator of several decks, including the Alchemy Deck and the Vampire Tarot. This is a no-holds-barred look at where the tarot came from, how cards get their meanings changed, who the scoundrels and godfathers of the tarot are, and so much more.

I held Robert captive for an hour and grilled him about everything RELEVANT ("things you actually want to know"and how they affect *you*) about tarot history. Robert is an artist, a scholar, and a treasure of information. You really don't want to miss this. By the way, if you have NOT YET received ALL of our free easy tarot lessons, please sign up and start mastering the tarot! It's free, it is taught by the top experts in the world, and it is here: easytarotlessons.com

Let us help you MASTER the tarot! (no gimmicks: but you have to study!)

Direct download: ETL_009_Know_your_tarot_history_Robert_Place.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 6:25am PST
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Kristin is a guest again :-) We had fun just creating an imaginary client and giving them a reading. This is an extremely valuable lesson on the roundabout spread and how to help your clients (or yourself) figure out "how-to" accomplish something--step by step, in minute details. I hope you enjoy it. Take notes if you don't have the book.

Thanks for being here :-)

Direct download: ETL_008_Roundabout_spread_how_tos.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 6:21am PST
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Kristin (one of my apprentices) and I sit down for a friendly chat of two-card pairings.

We bind two cards together to create various meanings (two cards--one meaning). We wanted to avoid highly personal issues that would be of little interest to anyone so as usual we picked on celebrities and news events. Not to worry, no real celebrities were injured (or insulted) in the process. Later did a quick run-through of the suit of Cups in a "family album style" where we looked at the images as if they were just strange pictures from a family photo book. We tried to figure out what the people were doing in each image.

These two exercises allow you to explore the tarot in real life without having to resort to long-disproven metaphysical hokum that has been ADDED TO the tarot over the years. The tarot is mysterious enough without us having to invent things to add to it to make ourselves feel special. The true master can understand the tarot like a fish understands the ocean, and tie card meanings and card blendings to real events in her life or for the people she reads for. Some people will not like this seemingly casual approach and will insist that old superstitions must be held to.

Oh boo hoo. All I care about is that you get the nonsense out of your head and let the cards talk to you. The tarot is nothing more than an alphabet the gods speak to you through. It is also such a good psychic muscle workout that over time you will depend less and less on the cards and become proficient at hearing the voices of the gods (metaphoricallynot "voices in your head"). Eventually the cards will be little more than a focusing tool and verification of what you divine. This is how we get thereand it is still free. But it is up to you to learn.

Thanks for being here :-)

Direct download: ETL_007_Family_album__2-card_combos.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 6:18am PST
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In this episode Jean and I go on for an hour and 17 minutes; mostly about reversals with a bit of graveyard trivia and a few minor rants. These suits are a bit depressing and I am dead-tired so the podcast seems to drag on. For that I apologize but it is full of information.

Direct download: ETL_006_Reversals_wrap_up.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:11pm PST
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Reversals again? Grr . . .

Reversals really cause people problems, so this week we are tackling them again with fresh insights on how they might appear. This is part one of a two-part podcast (the second part will be recorded tomorrow).

We cover what each card of the four suits of the "minor" Arcana could mean, but not the court cards as we have covered them and will cover them again, but in a different light. This is a short, 48 minute podcast that really digs into the problem. If you have your copy of The Easiest Way to Learn the TarotEver!! you can even write in the back of the book (where we have provided a workbook section for each card). This will help you retain what you learn in this podcast.

Direct download: ETL_005_Reversals_the_problem_that_never_seems_to_go_away.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:47pm PST
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This is a live call I had with a few of my apprentices. It is raw and unedited, and you get to see how we interact when we are studying the intricacies of the tarot. At some points it is a bit ranty, as I have no tolerance for BS and lies that people spread about the tarot (mostly to make themselves look cool, mysterious, knowledgeable, or powerful). You can learn a LOT from this episode. I am posting it as episode four as I simply do not have the time to do a separate podcast this week. This is my birthday gift to you. I hope you enjoy it.

Direct download: ETL_004_Reversals_thoughts__discussions.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:41pm PST
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Make sure you have your cards handy for this one—and take notes! We go DEEP into the CC spread and how card positions work together, fight each other, and how to figure out what a card means when it is being stubborn. You know when you have a spread cast and everything looks fine but one or two cards refuse to make sense?

We show you professional secrets of advanced spread readingbut of course we make it easy! You will learn how to untangle the meaning of ANY card in ANY spread. Please take notes, and please remember to sign up for the free lessons at EasyTarotLessons.com Thanks for listening!

Direct download: ETL_003_Super_Celtic_Cross_Spread_secrets.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:36pm PST
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In this episode we talk about court cards. This is a recording of a private lesson with a student. Please grab your court cards and follow along at home so that you can learn this easily and without stress. Be sure to have a pen to take notes with. Hop on over to EasyTarotLessons.com and sign up for our free lessons so that you never miss an audio or print lesson, or any of our professional tips and interviews with the world's leading tarot experts. ALL OF THIS IS FREE so please take advantage of it. We are here to help you learn the tarot. So let's do it together.

Direct download: ETL_002_Court_cards.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:30pm PST
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Cairelle Perilloux and Dusty White teach and discuss the Tarot and share fun, EASY exercises from Dusty's Tarot workbook, The Easiest Way to Learn the TarotEVER!!

This podcast is free and you can learn from it even if you do not have a copy of Dusty's book. It is designed for students using The Easiest Way to Learn the TarotEVER!! but you can follow along at home as long as you have a Tarot deck. We are here to help you learn and master the Tarot quickly and easily.

This is master-level work presented in terms even beginners can understand (and, we hope, enjoy!) This podcast is ALWAYS FREE and contains information you will not find anywhere else, explained by two people who know the hows and whys of magic and the Tarot. The format is long-form discussion and is casual and uncensored. The occasional expletive will find its way in our discussions (oopsie!) because this is real talk about real magic, real Tarot, and real life. We may occasionally (momentarily) tout my books, but other than that there are no sales pitches.

It is an educational podcast we hope you will listen to a few times and try our exercises for yourself so you can see REAL RESULTS in YOUR LIFE. Please comment or contact us as you like. Againwe are here to help. 

Direct download: ETL_001_Old_show__2_hours_First_attempt.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:25pm PST
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You will learn things here you can't find anywhere else, and you will learn it from professional tarot teachers, famous tarot artists, published tarot authors. This is a free course on the tarot that also includes video lessons and written lessons to help you learn.

Learning the tarot doesn't have to be "work," and it doesn't have to be frustrating. The teaching style and lessons are based on my book The Easiest Way to Learn the TarotEVER!! The show is going to be a longform conversation between myself and students, or teachers or tarot artists, depending on who shows up. 

There are no cards to memorize here. There is also no tarot dogma or superstition. It's just a fun and incredibly easy way to learn the tarot at your own pacewhich will be very fast because this is a unique way of learning the tarot I have developed over the years. Please sign up to get ALL of our free easy tarot lessons at EasyTarotLessons.com

If you have any specific questions on the tarot you would like answered on the air please just post a comment below. Thanks for listening. Please tell your friends about our free tarot course. We are here to help people master the tarot once and for all.

 

Direct download: ETL_001_First_steps_in_mastering_the_tarot.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:24pm PST
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