Aces are natural beginning cards. What other cards are considered beginning cards? Pages? Yes. Pages. What suit is considered a beginning? The Fool begins the Trumps but is it the only beginning in the Major Arcana? Does 8 come before 3? You think not? Listen today to the talk about this very important consideration when reading the cards.

Also...Ranty, ranty. Things to make you think from the old man. Us bookaholics may need this talk. Why it’s best to stick with one book, one deck and one teacher. How many decks do you have? Do you read with all of them? If we had only gotten this hard-won advice when we began, we’d have been better readers much earlier in life. Let us help make you a great reader without all of the years of trial and tribulations!

Thanks for being here :-)

Direct download: beginning_cards_mp3.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:07pm PDT

The bleeding 3 of hearts! Why isn't the traditional meaning of the 3 of swords associated with water? It speaks so strongly of emotional disappointment! Why and how did the suits get associated with fire, earth, air and water? What does that even mean?

Mandy, Skwirl and I got together today to help understand these questions. With a little bit of history and some deep discussion on the imagery, we set out to help you figure out one of the most elementally confusing cards in the Tarot deck.

We hope this helps to clear some confusion! Thank you to Matt in the U.K. for bringing our attention to this topic! If you have any of your own questions that you would like addressed, don't hesitate to ask at or leave a question for us below!

Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty White

Direct download: 3_of_swords_elemental_mp3.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:37pm PDT

Have you noticed how many articles are in circulation lately about how Tarot readers and "psychics" are all scammers and con artists? Of course, every profession has some of those types of people in action, but the Tarot community has been under heavy attack for quite awhile.

One of the ways we can fight this bad publicity is to practice with morals and a code of ethics. Obviously, we aren't here to tell you what morals you should uphold, but in this podcast, Sally and Skwirl discuss some important guidelines you should consider.

The key points to help you here are how to establish and uphold your boundaries as a Tarot reader, when and how to say no, and much more! Stop jumping through hoops and setting yourself up for the bad reputation! Let's stand up to the media and show the world that there are real Tarot readers with true talent!

Thanks for being here!


Direct download: ethics_mp3.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:42pm PDT

We've been working like fiends here at the academy! Here is another sneak peek at the work Mandy, Sally and Skwirl have been doing to bring you the card meaning podcasts. This week's peek is at the Ace of Swords.

They talk about what the images make them think and feel and how that relates to their interpretations. It is extremely important to get to know these cards and understand how to get information from them. Join them in their quest to help you unleash yourself from keywords!

Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty White

Direct download: Ace_of_swords_mp3.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:30pm PDT

Skwirl, Sally and Mandy talk with us today about the Ace of Pentacles. Is there a song in there? Is it always money we’re talking about when this card shows up in a spread? Why does the first card of the coins make me want to take a bubble bath? Listen in, have a few chuckles and find out!

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at


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Direct download: Ace_of_coins_mp3.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:05pm PDT

Knights! The knights are here! Are they people? Are they only men? Where do we get to the meaning of the knights? How does using the knights as a rate of progress make sense and how can you see an attitude or the character of person with them?

In this episode, we talk about that and then cover a few other topics of interest.  What do the pros do when the reading isn’t going as smoothly as they’d like? What does your client feel about the process of getting a reading? We talk about engaging the client and allowing them to be interactive with the reading yet the importance of keeping control.

This podcast is packed full of information that you can use right away to enhance the quality of your tarot readings! Be sure to take notes! And let us know if there is anything you'd like us to talk about in future podcasts.

Thanks for being here :-)

P.S. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at!

Direct download: Those_Tarot_Knights_mp3.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:59pm PDT

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