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

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

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

Thank you for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:39pm PST
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We sat down today and discussed the meaning of the six, seven, eight, nine and ten of cups.

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

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

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:12pm PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 PST
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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 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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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

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:32pm 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 :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 6:18am PST
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