So many people only know of the Tarot as a divination tool. You would be surprised at all the many uses the Tarot has!

Today Mandy, Sharon and I discussed some of the many ways to apply Tarot cards. We talked about remote viewing, brainstorming, problem solving, dowsing and many more ways to put your cards to use.

It's amazing, all the stuff you can do! Join us today to see just how much more your Tarot cards can be!

Thank you for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:11pm PDT
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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 PDT
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Today we thought it would be fun to talk about what it's like to be a professional tarot reader. We shared some whacky moments and some war stories!

Mandy, Sharon and I discussed some mistakes to avoid as well as how to avoid them! We also shared some tips on what it takes to be a Great tarot reader that stands out and above all the others.

If you've ever wondered what to expect and how to prepare for the best job in the world, this is a must to listen to! Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:29pm PDT
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Today Mandy I talked about when and how to refuse to do a reading. You, as a reader have the right to say "No". Knowing those rights and knowing your own personal boundaries is essential for your peace of mind and your reputation! We discussed how to find your personal boundaries, the way to go about saying no, and tips you can use before you ever start the reading so you know if you are able to help your client with a clear conscience. This episode is a must for any tarot reader.


Thanks for being here!

 

 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:32pm PDT
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Today we yapped about the value of critical thinking in Tarot spreads. It helps to look at spreads like a recipe, since everyone understands the nature of a recipe, and why a recipe makes food taste better. The same holds true with your readings. No formula is required (or ever helps). But knowing what you are doing makes okay readings good, and good readings great. 

We went in depth on the CC of course, and got sidetracked as usual with lots of advice from the pros who are actually making money doing this. All of this is to help you become great; it all works, and we have proof. 

The tarot does NOT tell us what to do, it gives us an extra edge to help us know the best choice—and when we can help our clients approach the tarot like this we can get them MUCH better results. That's when they come back more (and pay more :-)

All in all, it's just another free tarot lesson and a rant about going to school. Hope you take notes :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:41pm PDT
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Fun, casual discussion today. We covered the ace, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of Cups. Mandy is off somewhere in England, doing something fun, so Sharon and I spent an hour looking at these cards, and along the way shared a few insights learned from DECADES of reading professionally. We make learning the tarot easy. Listen and take notes, or play along with your tarot cards and see if you can come across new meanings that we may have missed. 

All you have are 78 cards to determine the answer to ANY and EVERY question someone throws at you, so the most important thing you can do before a reading is develop a dialog with every one of your cards. That's where we come in. Come join us (free) at www.easytarotlessons.com We are here to help.

 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:13pm PDT
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Today we look at the six, seven, eight, nine, and ten of the suit of Coins (or "Pentacles"). One of the worst things you can do in a reading is to force meanings into your tarot cards by using formula or memorized meanings. This comes from not knowing instinctively when cards come up in a spread. We are here to help you fix that. In today's free audio lesson we take a close look at each of the cards (6–10 of Coins) as they can appear in real-life readings for clients. 

There is no guesswork in the tarot; none is needed. Every card in every spread, once verified, adds to the whole of the picture you are painting. This is why it is essential that you know what your cards mean, inside and out. Let us help. In this series we cover every card and give you fresh ways to look at the cards—with new and different methods and techniques in each audio lesson. Over the whole of the series you will come away with a wealth of new knowledge that will make YOUR readings better than they ever have been. As always, we are here to help. 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:02pm PDT
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Today we covered what tarot cards mean. Ace of Swords, two of Swords, three of Swords, four of Swords, and five of Swords; they are all here and carefully examined. Why should you believe us? Dusty has been reading tarot cards since he was 11 (that was over 40 years ago), and a professional and a trainer of working professional tarot readers for well over two decades. Also, we don't give you a lot of fluff.

The purpose of this series of tarot card meanings audio lessons is to help you break through the obstacles of confusion and randomness of card meanings in a spread or a reading for your clients. Every tarot card has an exact meaning, specific to the reading you are giving "right now." As there are only 78 tarot cards in a deck, each card has to have several possible meanings, or a "tarot card meaning cloud," (like a "tag cloud") that relates back to the image in the scene, but not all of the possible meanings apply to every card in every spread. The process of developing your intuition through your use of the tarot cards allows you to know the "right meaning" for any and every tarot card that comes up in your spreads. This comes with education, and a lot of practice.

If you want ALL of our free lessons, please go to www.easytarotlessons.com and click "Join us!" and select the free lessons. That's all you have to do. No credit card is involved, and there is no spam. You get free tarot lessons by email and even live free help every Saturday from one of the top tarot experts in the world. We are always here to help.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:47am PDT
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Lots of mystery school secrets here today. Most of them small and commonplace, but that is the essence of this lesson: what do we miss in our rush to make "magic" happen? How can we get RESULTS? We have to do the little things right. Yes, we have lots of "deep secrets" lessons, but today, free to the public, we covered some extremely important points that will accelerate your efforts and make the whole process a LOT EASIER. 

These will seem "normal and logical," but look around you and see how many people DON'T do these (people who don't get results), and see how these were NOT taught in books like "The Secret." because those authors had no idea of these various necessities. REAL magic happens when you do the work, not when you "think happy thoughts." 

Here are some key points you will learn in this lesson:

 

1) The power of drawing something yourself (exlpore and enhance your awareness) access the part of your childhood that reduces the friction that is the result of trying to be adult.

2) Creating a different way of looking at something (connect the dots above the basket on the virgin sheet). Newspaper headline. (forces you to pick specific words that convey your EXACT meaning) Literary encapsulation of what you are bringing into your life or ridding yourself of. Empty spaces around the balloon - write short
paragraphs about your manifestation. Make your goal meaningful to you with word pictures. (For your eyes only) because you need to be truthful to yourself. THEN CONNECT  THE DOTS. Think about what you are doing (if you want, think about some of the steps involved). Baby steps are important. Now put it on your refidgerator :) Work all of  your senses in your "visualization". Tap into the little things along the way. Main point - this document is now technically a magical artifact! (any thing you created especially for the purpose of magic - put in time, labor, thought, and energy) Supportive of manifestation - gold stars! yay! Every time you see results, put a gold star on it. (positive reinforcement) The more gold stars, the more your balloon can fly! (love love LOVE this analogy) After it is manifested, 3 hole punch and binder to see
what you have accomplished.

ALSO:

Distractions - you can do everything right, but your greatest enemy is not the devil. It is distraction! Spend time aware (write it down!) of what your distractions are.

1) Blank sheet (virgin sheet) - draw a bunch of cartoon cooties (bugs) visual representation of distractions (small and annoying). Changing poison into medicine. Top of page  "Distractions". Label every bug. Micro manage these bugs. Concepts, things that bother you. Identify weaknesses in your ability to process. Identify the ones you can!


Each of these is individual. By knowing what it is, we can eradicate it. As they are eradicated, magic marker them out! Slowly, systematically, and methodically eliminating these distractions.

We are creating fertile soil for our manifestation seeds to grow.

 OTHER POINTS DISCUSSED

Divination - drawing in / Manifestation - Broadcasting

(rephrasing game - rephrasing the tarot question to be perfect)

 

FUTURE TALKS:

We need to talk about the power of obsession.

How to take everything from your past and use it as fuel.

How to manufacture productive time with a busy schedule.

 

Thanks for being here.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:29pm PDT
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Mandy related her step-by-step experience transforming a client’s ongoing project with a manifestation spread and demonstrated for everyone the flexibility of the tarot. The tarot is more than a divination tool and, thanks to her training, Mandy put it to great use! Her client couldn’t have been happier. The key to her success and yours is proper training and PRACTICE! But the big news in this episode is a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT. Dusty has thrown open the doors to the Mystery School! The lessons are being recorded, but they are not available for listening. You have to be in class to get in on these valuable (and for now free) lessons! Without further preamble, Dusty gave a Mystery School lesson using Think and Grow Rich (1937) by Napoleon Hill as a discussion point.

The first lesson: There is no such thing as something for nothing, which is different than something from nothing. Manifestation, at its basic level, is about bringing something from the intangible to the tangible. What is intangible or ethereal? Think of thought. Thought does not exist in the real world. You cannot prove a thought exists until the thought is spoken. The act of writing something down is the process of turning nothing into something.

Metaphysics must follow the laws of physics. If you are going to do magic that works, you have to examine your beliefs and your practices and evaluate whether they match up with the laws of physics. Tarot cards a part of this as building blocks. Mandy took the ideas in her client’s mind and transformed them into a tangible, physical blueprint through the process of allegorical representation. This is also the process for sympathetic magic. We use physical objects all the time that take intangible ideas and imbue them with power and make a thing real (e.g. paper money, checks, credit cards, McDonalds signs).

What is the process to transform nothing into something? Mandy outlined it above. Know what you want. Clarify your thought. Know why you want it. Find things associated with it. Put the idea down into some tangible form. All of this will be covered in the live, future sessions for those who show up for class, but be warned: THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS WITH THIS!

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:15pm PDT
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Sharon is back (from Hurricane Irma)! After a bit of catching up chit-chat, we took a deep look at the 6 and 7 of swords, and the various ways they can come up in a reading. This is a fresh take on tarot card meanings—not your typical "here's what you have to memorize" garbage presented in too many books and websites. We continued on with the 8, 9, and 10 of swords, comparing them against each other and along the way revealing some great information every reader should know. If you have any tarot questions just ask us! Write to me@dustywhite.net and we will answer your tarot questions on the air.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:07pm PDT
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We had so much fun with this new game! It's a variation of cards in position on the roundabout spread. We rolled a 12 sided die or 2 6 sided dice to determine the card position then pulled a random card. After that, we either used the astrological position or the actual card position meaning to determine the meaning of the card. It sounds complicated, but it's really very easy if you've been doing your homework! Mandy, Sharon and I played it together to get you started and see how it's done.

Then we played some "Who Am I" from the Black Book (Advanced Tarot Secrets). If you've been listening to the podcasts or taking the course, you should be familiar with this game. If not, this is a fun filled introduction!

This edition is full of information and of course, laughter. Come join us and have some fun learning!

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:42am PDT
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Mandy is back! She was on holiday in Greece when a 6.7 earthquake struck. we talked about earthquakes and Mandy’s dialogue with the cards. This is a long lesson!

Mandy also recounted her encounter with a believer in a flat earth. We discussed and analyzed the theory and its impact on Mandy’s way of thinking.

I went over the suit of Coins. Unlike the suit of Wands, there is no synchronistic story with the Coins. The numerological analysis between the two suits also breaks down when examined closely.

We also examined the Coins from Aces to Fives looking for new ways to view these cards. Life experiences provide differing viewpoints for each card, which is why there is benefit in working with others while examining the cards. I point out that you should never force anything when interpreting the cards. Just walk into the cards and experience them from the inside. For a card to have a meaning, it needs context. At this stage, I am  just exploring what a card could mean. You need to be open and unbiased to be a good reader because you need level, depth, and specificity, which you can’t have if you cling to rigid meanings and formulae.

Ace of Coins: emblematic of youth, focus on the here and now (earth mentality), large raise (or a balloon payment if reversed), pollyannic point of view, this thing has value, the world is round!

Two of Coins: choices, playing around with his options, on a stage, dancing too close to the edge, not completely genuine.

Three of Coins: Practical card, what people do on a daily basis, amicable, coming together, friendship kind of card, colleagues, work in progress, meeting of 3 different faiths, coalition of minds coming together in harmonious discourse, verification, a check up, get other people involved in your project, brainstorming.

Four of Coins: in a conservative state, collector, museum curator, conservationist, protective, feeling under threat, protect what is important to me, holding on to what he can for as long as possible, turning his back on the rest of the world, merchant king, trying to convince you of his importance, someone who doesn’t question things outside of his reality sphere.

Five of Coins: victim mentality, woe is me, not accepting a helping hand, shadows.

And that is about it for this episode. hit me up with ANY questions.

As always, THANK YOU for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:58am PDT
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So . . . lots of stuff today. Mandy and I sat down and talked for a few minutes about her evolution as a tarot reader (real life proof over the past several months—and how you can do this too). Then we got into the suit of Wands (cards 6 through 10) but we looked at what these cards COULD mean in a philosophical sense.

There is no one book of card meanings, and if there were it would have to be thousands of pages thick, as there is simply no way to assign fixed set meanings you can memorize and apply to all of life (78 cards divided by millions of possibilities equals no possible way of creating a bunch of card meanings you could rely on). So we did something much better: show you how to feel the cards and know what each one is saying to you in the reading you are doing right now. The long version of how to do this is in the course at www.easytarotlessons.com.

We also revealed some of the methods of the top tarot professional readers in the world, and how you can easily do these same things at home (or work or at . . .) and build your skills to a degree that far surpasses the average reader you will meet.

So . . . how to build a large client base (explained by someone who is doing it RIGHT NOW) and some tips on how to read like a pro (what you should be doing right now) and finally how to develop a relationship with the suit of wands cards in your tarot deck. If you have any questions please post a comment and I will help you as quickly as I can.

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:59am PDT
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What do the Wands cards mean in the tarot? Listen to this episode to learn how to know what your tarot cards mean in any spread you cast, in every tarot reading you give.

Mandy and I are doing a new series of tarot card interpretations without formula, memorization, or bad storytelling. Originally we were going to try to get through the entire suit of Wands but it turns out that we can only get though five cards at a time while also showing you real professional techniques of card interpretation.

So it looks like this series will go on for a while. In this episode we looked at the Ace, two, three, four, and five of Wands in ways that you won't find in any tarot book. Yes, we show you the card meanings, but we don't trap you into seeing card interpretations a s set in stone. Along the way we talked just a little about history as well, just to put everything into context.

Your tarot cards are easy to understand if you spend some quality time absorbing what is going on inside each image on each card, and then applying these activities and attitudes to real-world events and attitudes. This is easy and makes your readings far more accurate, fun, and highly detailed. If you have any questions at all please post a comment and we will make sure that we answer your question. Thanks for being here.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:58am PDT
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Yesterday Mandy was paid to use her tarot skills in a "team building event" by a wellness center in her area. The full details are included in the audio lesson but the gist of it is that Mandy was hire to use the tarot to entertain and motivate employees to work together more efficiently.

Mandy describes how she was originally going to take the (traditional) easy route and just give everyone there readings, but as she did her research she had an epiphany to make the whole experience interactive. Using her cards as a catalyst for interaction she taught the employees of her client the very basics of the tarot and shepherded them through some easy exercises and games. When she went off to give each participant a hands-on reading she left the others with cards and something to do.

The idea was not to teach the employees of the wellness center "how to read tarot cards," but instead to help them realize how much more is inside them and how to tap into their innate intuitive abilities to better work together and be able to assist their clients more thoroughly. The event was a HUGE hit and everyone went home happy (and Mandy had her first corporate gig under her belt).

This lesson is an examination of what she did there and how she got the gig in the first place. You can follow along and see the exact steps that led directly to her being offered the job. This is where you want to be in your career's evolution. At some point you need to explore the horizons far beyond the shelter of the psychic hotlines or reading only for friends and family—or at psychic fairs.

There is BIG MONEY to be made using your cards for corporate and charity events and the attendees there are usually mid- to high-networth individuals who can (and often do) become your private clients. This is a short lesson but one filled with real-world, real-life examples that is valuable both now ("the day after") and well into the future. In this lesson, if you pay close attention, you will find out EXACTLY how to do this for yourself; what steps to take in what order, and how to maximize your results. If you have any trouble doing this join our family and let us help you. Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty White
www.easytarotlessons.com

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:11pm PDT
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Mandy’s stall update! Last week we explored Mandy’s giant step from reading on the psychic phone lines to opening up her own retail location. After doing due diligence and solid business research Mandy chose to set up shop one day a week (to start) at a busy marketplace. This lowered her start-up expenses and recurring overhead while putting her front and center in front thousands of real potential clients every week. It also let her keep her day job.

Only you can decide which path is best for you. Some students love reading from home over Skype, by phone, or through a professional tarot reading service. For others swap meets, boardwalks, farmers markets or psychic fairs offer better results. Our goal here is to help you understand your options and in our course at easytarotlessons.com we teach you how to do all of this and more (just show up, learn, practice  and ask questions).

If you ever want to read tarot for the general public, you need to listen to this episode. Mandy shares her secrets for creating the right atmosphere for attracting clients while Dusty injects his real-world experiences with running a retail business. Reading the tarot is a fun job, but it is still a job. From doing the research for the best location to perfecting your presentation we go through many of the details you should know before opening up your retail shop. If you need to know more, sign up for the course at www.easytarotlessons.com. This public service is free information for the public to help raise the quality level of readings tarot clients get all over the world.

After exploring the retail side of tarot we look at Mandy’s questions on what to do when a card doesn’t make sense in a tarot spread. I walk Mandy through the process of going through the various passes you go through in each reading (find out all of this and more in Advanced Tarot Secrets). As always, we are happy to answer your questions. We are here to help you make sense of the tarot, build your skills and confidence and if you like: go pro.

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:33am PDT
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If you EVER want to make money reading for clients (face to face) you need to listen to this (**free**) lesson on how to make it work for you.

Mandy and I sat down and revealed what we have been working on for the past few months. Mandy is one of my hand-taught students and I personally supervise her instruction and progress (she is in the UK and I am in California). First we built her success and popularity on the psychic phone lines and then she felt the need to expand into in-person readings to build up a regular clientele. After researching options and finding what was best suited to her knowledge, current income (resources), desires, and work style she came up with the idea to read in public at a market.

In this lesson we discuss everything she did to make this a reality and how amazingly well it has turned out (she was in the black at the end of her first day!). Nothing is hidden. Nothing is held back. We examined what she did and how she did it and WHY she did it, so that we can apply it to you and your circumstances. This will be required listening at the tarot academy (at www.easytarotlessons.com) so you really want to get this information while it is still free.

This is real-life in real-time. There is no trickery or hyperbole here. YOU CAN DO THIS if you apply yourself. We are here to help you and if you have any questions just ask. Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:57am PDT
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"Blind Date" is a new tarot game Mandy invented and it is easy, addictive, and makes study group time fun. I had a few reservations about this game until I tried it and it has instantly become one of the most popular new tarot games we have invented. It is based on the British TV show of the same name (if you are in America and remember "The Dating Game" it is like that but at the end they bring the contestants back and see how the date actually went). 

This game has you become the contestant, the mystery bachelor/bachelorettes and the announcer. You choose their personality based on the card(s) in your hand. Then you immerse yourself into the personality of those cards and act out the game as if you were actually on the game show. This game is seriously funny and educational in ways that strengthen your subconscious to conscious minds communication in real-life tarot readings for clients, your friends and family, and yourself. 

Tarot card meanings are not a mystery, they just haven't been taught properly. This is why so many people struggle with what a card means in a tarot reading. That all ends here. Today's goofy lesson is all about how to know what your cards mean when they come up in practice or an actual spread you are casting for a paying client.

To actually understand what your cards are saying to you requires a familiarity with your tarot cards. Each card in your deck has an image on it and inside that image is a message: a visual representation of someone doing something. There is no mystery to it at all. The point of reading tarot cards is to help divine information otherwise inaccessible, and that means that you have to know your tool inside and out, just like a mechanic knows his tools, a surgeon knows her tools, or a psychologist knows the working of the brain. So, we all have to learn, practice, and study. But it doesn't have to be boring, which is why we have DOZENS of tarot games and exercises to help you get to know your cards intimately.

Today's free lesson is extremely helpful in getting to know the tarot cards in your hand, so that when you are out in the real-world giving readings you can extract much more information than most readers you will ever meet. As always, ask me questions if you have any: me@dustywhite.net. I am here to help you.

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:44am PDT
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Mandy, Sharon and I were sitting around talking about our most unusual possessions, so we decided to share them with you! That brought us to talking about judging other
people and of course about reading without judgement.

We talked about when to say no and when to take on the responsibility of accepting a client without letting bias enter the equation. It is extremely important that when
you read, you deliver the message you receive in the reading and not your own personal opinion. We have covered this in depth in the course at www.easytarotlessons.com and also in some free podcasts about the "yappy dog" in The Fool card. It is tempting to warp the information we receive from the divine (through divination) into words and beliefs that make sense to us, but that is not our job.

Reading tarot without bias or filters is an essential skill for the student and for the professional, otherwise we give faulty information and earn a bad reputation. We can always couch the term we use, but that is like the exterior paint on a house: It is distinct and separate from the inside and may never cross the threshold. Consider that carefully and compare it to your abilities as a problem solver and counselor. Refuse to allow ingrained patterns to poison the information you are receiving or you will lose confidence and reputation that will be hard to ever win back. 

One way to lose a client forever is to give them a sermon on what they want to ask. We are here to help you avoid all of that. If you join our community we can share so much more with you. We are here to help you rise above mediocrity and we are working on this seven days a week, every week. You will be hard pressed to find anyone with more commitment to your growth and perfection at any cost (and this information is free).

If you have any questions about how to leave bias behind, or when to know when you can't, come join us! We are here to help.

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:55pm PDT
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This episode runs really long (almost 90 minutes). It was a casual discussion between one of my private students (Mandy) and myself about the real-world experiences we all face in reading tarot for other people. Occasionally we all get a difficult client.

Most people you read for have a good time and you two end up enjoying a conversation with value exchanged on both sides, but every once in a while you will not make a connection with someone. You can't read for them (for various reasons), you can't connect with them, or worse: they are just bad clients. Fortunately this last one happens extremely rarely, but we wanted to discuss what these things are like and how to deal with them.

It is better that you know up front what fate awaits you when you read for a lot of people (in person or online, or even over the phone). You are not alone—this happens to all of us—and "it's not you; it's them." This is not assigning blame. It is just a statement of fact that you won't connect with everyone you meet in life, and the same holds true in readings.

Not the most upbeat of lessons but one that is worth listening to if you have a long drive or a lot of patience. Let me know if you have any questions or post a comment below. As always, thanks for being here. Get ALL of our free lessons (or join our community of highly skilled, professionally trained readers at www.easytarotlessons.com. You are NOT alone.

 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:40pm PDT
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One of the biggest problems that new and experienced readers face is their conscious mind interfering with a reading. This is what happens when you're trying to read and your brain nags at you "No! That can't be right!" or "are you sure?" This voice can be loud in the middle of a reading (and it usually is strongest in the first 5–10 minutes of every reading) but where it is most dangerous is when you never directly hear it, but feel the foolish need to rely on keywords or memorized meanings.

(Note: NEVER read tarot out of a book and computer apps are worse than useless—they make us believe that any computer has an intuition that knows what cards should come up for you “right now”). This audio lesson builds on the lesson of the Fool and the Yappy Dog that I teach in our course at www.easytarotlessons.com.

Mandy, Sharon and I tackled this one head on so we could help you get rid of that nagging voice and get in touch with your intuition. I explain exactly what it is and how to overcome it. I even let out a secret excerpt from Aphrodite's Book of Secrets. We discuss steps you can take to push that little mutt right out of your mind while you are working with your cards.

Please excuse some minor sound issues, but this podcast was just to good to scrap. It's full of advice you won't find anywhere else; and rest assured, no yappy dogs were harmed during the recording of this podcast.

Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:50pm PDT
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Intense audio lesson today: We examined what it takes to be a psychic detective and how important it is to have the right mindset when you are approaching detectives or law enforcement, what mindset to use to solve crimes and cases, and how they should view you (you need to teach them how to work with you). Quite a lot of detail here. Also: real-life examples of some HUGE predictions that played out exactly as we predicted and how we reached back in time to unearth information unrecoverable by other means. And a time or two that we wish we had recorded for posterity.

WARNING: There is an incident we cover in this lesson that might be disturbing to delicate minds: We deal with real-life issues and you should to. Cotton Candy psychics waste everyone’s time and money. In this lesson you will hear the true-life story that has recently happened to one of my students. She was trained properly and did her job, but it was about a missing person. She helped solve two capital crimes but was not consulted early enough to save a life. This is positive proof that we do our jobs better than Cotton Candy Tarot authors you may have read the books of. To protect the reader’s privacy and respect the family the names, dates and locations have been withheld. But this is real, and my job is to take you to this skill level if you apply yourself properly and persistently.

I can’t and won’t guarantee that you will reach this level of expertise, because you have to be trained properly, study intensely, and practice persistently. Please take no offense at this but there is just no way of knowing who will put the time and effort in until they show up. But it is nice to get word back from those who have done it and succeeded. It is people who sacrifice time, effort and energy to achieve greatness that inspire us all to try harder and do our best. I hope this lesson inspires you—but always remember, it is not how much money you spend on your education that makes you great—it is how you apply yourself. You can do this without spending any money (on me or anyone). Hopefully we (all of us who are here to help will make it easier for you to achieve true greatness.

Thanks for being here. As always, ask questions. We are here to help :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:23pm PDT
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Today's episode was so much fun! Mandy had a great funny story about a client that had us in stitches. Then Sharon told us an observation that a client made about the Ace of Cups from The Modern Spellcaster's Tarot Deck. We all chimed in with awkward or funny moments from our Tarot past to entertain Iris and prepare her and you for what's in store.

Not only did we laugh a lot, but we talked about a great many subjects. Things like what to do when a client tries to "test" your psychic ability or when you have a client you can't seem to read for—and how to fix the problem so they walk out with an AMAZING reading.

Also included is an extremely powerful technique for providing exceptional extra value to your readings.

We wrapped it up with a game, and some advice from the girls about how to make your tarot learning experience a positive and gainful adventure.

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at me@dustywhite.net, and thank you for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:49pm PDT
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So we started out today talking about tarot books. Sharon wanted to bring up something important but of course we got sidetracked . . .

AND INVENTED A NEW GAME! :-)

Or an exercise. It has a kind of lame name: "Interview." We really need to work on that name, but it is an exercise that feels like a game and it is *awesome*!! We hope you will agree.

Rather than explain how it works here, just download this and listen along. Apologies in advance to ANYONE who might be offended, as we never pick on anyone (but ourselves). That said, we don't pull punches around here, or give you the usual New Age fluff you will get from other tarot "experts." Life is *hard*! If it wasn't everyone would be rich and happy, and NO ONE would ever need a tarot reading. So we have to teach you how to read in the REAL WORLD, no some fantasy New Agey magical land of unicorns and rainbows.

So . . . have a listen and try this game/exercise for yourself. It will help you get past all of the guesswork in the tarot and STOP looking up meanings in the book. When you do that you chop off your intuition and you are reading like a computer (and computers are lousy fortune tellers). DON'T get trapped by the promise of memorization, or formula or keywords. DO THIS INSTEAD. This is a tiny sample of what we teach you how to do in the real tarot academy at www.easytarotlessons.com

And as always, if you have ANY QUESTIONS at all email me! 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:24am PDT
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Whether you are just starting to learn the Tarot or have been reading the cards for years, this episode addresses a valid question. Which Tarot works the best?

I asked Iris and Sharon how they got their first decks, which decks they were, and how they interacted with them. This is a classic example in both cases of how the deck you use can enhance or inhibit your learning process.

We talked about how the art of different decks can impact your interpretations, whether for ill or good. The images of any deck have to speak to you on a deep level in order to connect intuitively to them. Iris and Sharon shared some of their favorite decks with me today. They also told why these are their favorites.

We can't tell you the exact deck that is best for you, but we can point you in the right direction. We tell you what too look for and point out that if you have a study buddy or a group, why it is important to be working with the same images.

As always, you can email me at me@dustywhite.net with any questions, and thank you for being here!

Direct download: which_deck.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 12:02am PDT
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So many books! Which one is right? For that matter, why should anyone buy any tarot book?

In today's episode, Sharon and I reminisced about the books we started out with and the limitations we had. With the internet at your fingertips now, there are a lot more choices.

But how do you choose the book that is right for you?

We used this opportunity to give a clear understanding of what makes a good tarot book and how to pick the one that is best suited to your needs, whatever your reading style, whether you like or don't want to add the kabbalah or numerology (or anything else!) to your tarot readings. Reading cards is highly personal. It is a skill that takes time to develop and the wrong book can screw you up for years. The only thing that matters in the end is that you get RESULTS an ACCURACY and DETAIL for your clients. The rest is just window dressing.

We did discuss some of the tarot books that are available, but instead of force feeding you what books to buy, I prefer to encourage critical thought processes. I've made up a checklist that will pinpoint what you are looking to learn that will help you narrow down the choices and choose the best book for what YOU need.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at me@dustywhite.net . And as always, thank you for being here! :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:55am PDT
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Oh god! The white noise on this audio is horrible! I just uploaded a replacement. I tried to fix this background noise. It is tough to listen to, but the information is good.

Sharon and I sat down today and had a great conversation on everything from Aces to Zippo lighters. Seriously! We had a relaxed atmosphere and coffee (yay!), so we talked about a great many topics.

We touched on how the cards don't give us answers for our clients to go through life without responsibility. Instead, they give us information that we can use to empower and formulate a plan with your client to take control of their situation.

We also answered some email questions for Sam. I do read my emails daily and have a great time helping anyone that has a question! Sam was asking about how to tell when Aces are amplifiers, or when they indicate beginnings or abundance.

Then we went on to talk about the best exercise to use in order to weave a story together instead of reading cards as individual stand-alones. Throughout the whole thing, we discussed the value of a good Zippo and Sharon's secret crush on Schneider from "One Day at a Time".

We ended with how to hear a private lesson on manifestation. This is a must hear and it is free to anyone who has signed up for the free email lessons!

Thank you for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:00pm PDT
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We've all been there, with our very first tarot deck in our hands and an excitement to start reading. And nothing but a little white book to tell us what to do. Mainly those books just give keywords and descriptions of the card while we stand there scratching our heads going "huh?"

Sharon and I pretended to be our sixteen year old selves way back in the old days trying to figure this stuff out. Aside from being just plain fun, we talked about ways for the new students to start to know their cards. If you've already been studying, there is still plenty of new information here.

We created a new exercise based on exercise 1a where we show you how to get to know the cards by looking at the picture and seeing what is happening and from there deciding what the personality of the card could be. In this exercise, we show you how to understand the many facets of the personality of the cards. This is a great way to begin developing the conversation with your cards when you just have a deck. The skills this exercise builds (if you do it on a regular basis) will serve you well for years to come.

Come join us in the fun and feel free to play along when you think we are wrong, or you have other ideas of what these cards can mean. And as always, thank you for being here.

Direct download: New_Tarot_Deck.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:16pm PDT
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Iris, Sharon and I had a great discussion today of the philosophy of Astrology as applied to the tarot cards. This podcast is a great blend of Tarot and astrology even if you know little about astrology. We show how with just a basic understanding of astrological signs, you can get even more depth and meaning from the cards!

We determined the "Sun signs" of several different Tarot cards by examining the art and the information of each. We also talked about how those astrological properties could help in interpretation of the cards.

Tarot reading is highly intuitive and Astrology is highly intellectual, but using the two together works beautifully. In the white book (The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot—EVER!!) I list the qualities (astrological properties) of each of the "minor" Arcana cards as I have been an astrological professional and author for several decades. In this podcast we covered the basics to get you started. 

Direct download: Philosopy_of_Astrology_of_cards.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:49am PDT
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We thought you might enjoy listening to how a group gets together to study and have fun! Today, Skwirl hosted a group with Annalisa, Natascha, Taura, and Greg to play a game called Tarot Tunes.
This game isn't in the books, but it is easy to learn and play along.

The gang drew cards and gave them meaning (just like exercise one in the White Book but with a twist! They had to come up with song lyrics to fit the cards. So yes, this podcast has singing! 

Come join the group as they play this new game together. This is just one example of how fun and educational groups can be. We hope you enjoy it!

Check out the website EasyTarotLessons.com to learn how to get free email lessons or to find out how to join the academy and meet the people you've been listening to. And as always, if you have any questions about the tarot, email me at me@dustywhite.net.

Thanks for being here!

Direct download: Tarot_Tunes_podcast.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:25am PDT
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New tarot game! (Unwanted Advice)

Today I wanted to show everyone what it's like to part of one of our groups. Iris, Anita, and Sharon joined me to play a new game I just invented. This game is not in the books or the courses but it is a great exercise to make sure you know the meanings of your cards. Come join us as we laugh and learn and give each other "unwanted advice". There is even extra bonus content from a previous podcast that didn't make the cut.

If there are any questions you like to hear a podcast on, just e-mail me a me@dustywhite.net! I'm happy to answer any questions you have.

And remember, you can sign up for ten weeks of free e-mail lessons by email at www.easytarotlessons.com

Thanks for being here

Dusty

Direct download: unwanted_advice_podcast.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:33pm PDT
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"Major" Arcana cards are your friends!

Today Iris and I explored some of the reasons the Major and Minor arcana (Trumps and Pips) have been separated by tarot readers.  We discussed how "the Journey of the Fool" came about and how it does not apply to everyday life and valid readings for an average client. We also explored how the trumps are made out to be so much more important than the pips. We hope this helps you become less intimidated by the major arcana by seeing how each card is as valuable as the other in its own right.

 
Thanks for being here! We are here to show you how.
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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 9:58am PDT
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Tarot cards and the four elements

Iris and Sharon asked me to explain the use of elements in the Tarot pips (minor arcana). We address important questions like : 

"Why are the elements connected to the pip suits?" 

"How do they relate to each suit?"

"What extra info can we draw from our cards using these concepts?"

If you are wondering "What the heck does this even mean?" or if you think you already know how to make use of this incredible tool,  join us in our discovery of how to become a better reader! 

Thanks for being here! :-) 

Dusty
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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:48pm PDT
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Rid yourself common of tarot superstitions

Tonight on a very special episode of easy tarot lessons, Iris and Sharon reveal their tarot superstitions and how they overcame them.  Really! 

We had some fun talking about what superstitions we fought with while trying to learn tarot - those we discarded and those we kept.  We talked about why we kept some of them due to personal reasons and why we discarded those that interrupted or impeded our readings. 

Learn about gypsy secrets, pet beliefs, and baseball mitts!  This covers a plethora of beliefs and gives you the ability to understand what superstitions harm your tarot skills.

Direct download: superstitions_4.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:33am PDT
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Aces are Easy! (Various things they can mean in a spread)

Iris was having a problem interpreting the Aces.  She had a hard time getting past the static image of a large hand holding something smack in the middle of the card.  She was also stuck on the traditional meaning of "New Beginnings".  We discussed how to get past the giant hands and really take a good look at the background.  We also looked at the elemental and astrological aspects each card contained. 

 
This podcast is a MUST for anyone!  We demystified the Aces and made them user-friendly.  Be sure to take copious notes!  This lesson goes in depth to help understand the Aces in ways you would never have expected. 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions. I am here to help. Thanks for being here and learning :-)
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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:55am PDT
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How to ask better tarot questions

One of the biggest problems with tarot readings people get is that the clients are unsatisfied with the results they get. If they were as thrilled as we all like to think our clients are they would be coming back again and again. Repeat clients are the ONLY WAY to make a real living reading your cards and the only way to get REPEAT CLIENTS is to give them information so valuable, precise, and accurate that they come back and demand more.

To get this level of detail and precision you must ask better questions. This presents the problem of knowing what makes up a great reading and what it takes to get there. Your clients have not been trained. Fortunately, you have been. Your clients have been programmed by bad movies and bad advice from non-tarot readers, and even bad readings by amateurs. They are not experts in knowing what to ask and how to get the most out of their readings. This is why we made this specific podcast. 

Spend an hour with us and think about the concepts here. This is not a note-taking lesson: this is one that requires you spend some serious time contemplating the nature of your job and your interaction with your clients. If you do this: if you take some time alone (often) and really dig deeply into your interaction with your clients you will master a skill so few readers ever do—and one essential to being a god among mortals. You will learn to hear what people are saying behind their words and how to get people to open up so that you can better help them find the answers they need to their dilemmas. 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:38pm PDT
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How to get TONS of clients (to practice on)!

 

Iris wanted to know where to find people to practice reading on, as her family "does not believe in all of that rubbish" and she does not live in a major city. So I sat down for 78 minutes (wow! That is like "forever!") and we went over the psychology of getting people to read for, how to do it, where to do it, and then after that we went on for another 20 minutes on even more about where and how and why this all works.

This is MUST KNOW information and easily worth the cost of a private lesson (currently $90 for an hour), but because it is free you should grab a pen and take COPIOUS notes on all of this. Plenty of highly detailed analysis of why this all works and explicit instructions on how to do it. That and a few really crappy jokes but we couldn't help laughing. DO THIS. Then write me and tell me what you have questions about. Thanks for being here.

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:01pm PDT
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How can you trust your intuition?

How can you trust your intuition when using your cards? how do you know that you are *right* and not just making things up? This is one of the most pressing questions every serious tarot reader asks themselves at some point in their studies, and the smart readers ask this often. 

Blind faith in intuition to magically make everything work is a recipe for disappointment and disaster sooner than later. Your intuition needs to be developed and shaped with practice and experience, just like your hands, arms, and legs. No one is born knowing how to walk and talk. We learn by trying and doing, and those of us who have a TEACHER or a coach (think gymnastics here please) end up a hell of a lot more skilled than people who try to figure everything out for themselves. This is why I have a course, and this is why I give away free lessons. No one should try this at home untrained.  

In this lesson I sat down with a lovely student (Iris) and we discussed the various things that need to come into play for you to be able to reach the point of trusting your intuition when you are out there in the real-world giving real readings to real people who expect accuracy and detail. Forget any crappy readings you have had in the past. This lesson is where the rubber meets the road. THIS is what separates the charlatans and amateurs from competent tarot readers. Best of all we get this done in around 30 minutes. Please let me know if you have any questions. I am here to help. Thanks for being here and learning :-)

 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:53pm PDT
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tarot significators (what they are, how and when—and why— to use them)

Hey everybody :-)

Significator cards are an important part of great tarot readings but there are things you need to know in order to make them work for you. We spent about 40 minutes today on this topic (it was only supposed to be 15 minutes but there was more to discuss than we thought). You don't always need to use significator cards in your tarot spreads but they are incredibly helpful when you don't have a solid connection to the thing you are reading about (your spread protagonist for example) or you have to give a complex reading on a situation involving several parties.

In today's lesson we cover (in great detail) how and when and why you use significators and how to get the most value from them. We also uncover a few pitfalls most readers hit at one point in their experience. This is a super-important lesson so I hope you will take notes and try all of these techniques out for yourself. If you have NOT signed up for ALL of our free tarot lessons please sign up now and start learning at no cost here: easytarotlessons.com. Just sign up for our email list and you will get two complete lessons by email every week. Quit at any time.

Thanks for being here :-)

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 2:47pm PDT
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ADVANCED LESSON: Pre-spread mental walkthrough (what is it anyway?)

Sharon sat down with me again today and we yapped about pre-spread mental walkthroughs and how they transform ANYONE from an amateur reader into a real professional. Blind readings were invented by the devil (a stupid, arrogant, lazy devil) and you should never do them. The PSMW (by Dusty White :-) is the remedy for whatever ails you.

Full instructions on the PSMW (what it is, what it does, how to do it, why and how it will make you better than any other tarot reader you ever meet) are in Advanced Tarot Secrets. Seriously: if you do not have that book you are stuck in the primitive "stone age" of tarot reading techniques with the other cavemen and women. 

Anyway, this lesson is an overview of what it is and why it is essential for you to understand what you are asking about for your client and exactly how to get them exact, specific, highly detailed, ACCURATE answers. And it is free! :-)

Let me know if you have any questions at all. 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:37am PDT
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ADVANCED LESSON: Pre-spread mental walkthrough (what is it anyway?)

Sharon sat down with me again today and we yapped about pre-spread mental walkthroughs and how they transform ANYONE from an amateur reader into a real professional. Blind readings were invented by the devil (a stupid, arrogant, lazy devil) and you should never do them. The PSMW (by Dusty White :-) is the remedy for whatever ails you.

Full instrecutions on the PSMW (what it is, what it does, how to do it, why and how it will make you better than any other tarot reader you ever meet) are in Advanced Tarot Secrets. Seriously: if you do not have that book you are stuck in the primitive "stone age" of tarot reading techniques with the other cavemen and women. 

Anyway, this lesson is an overview of what it is and why it is essential for you to understand what you are asking about for your client and exactly how to get them exact, specific, highly detailed, ACCURATE answers. And it is free! :-)

Let me know if you have any questions at all. 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 10:36am PDT
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Withholding information from your clients (should you?)

Clients withhold information from us all of the time, but should we withhold information from them? 

During a reading we often see things that we do not like. This is personal bias and should be treated as such. Your opinions have little to no place in a reading. When we are having a chat with a friend or gossiping about someone we can be as biased and opinionated as we are (or are not) every day. But when we are reading for a client (or a friend, family member, etc.) we have a responsibility to tell them what we see. 

In today's lesson we confronted a real-life reading by an unnamed student because it made for a great object lesson. How would YOU have handled this situation? It is easy to sit on the sidelines but when we are facing a client and our cards are revealing information we would rather not share we have to decide if this is what we want to do for a living or not. If we were doctors and we did not ever tell our patients that they had cancer, or a bad kidney (or whatever) we would be sued for malpractice. If we were a mechanic and we told our customers that their cards were "just fine" and they broke down at night and got robbed at gunpoint the next evening we would be blamed.

In today's lesson Sharon and I talked about whether we should give the whole answer, even if it was a hard one (i.e. someone cheating) and about how we don't have to answer questions we are uncomfortable with or for people we don't "click" with. This is an important lesson you should listen to and draw your own conclusions. Please comment if you have ANY questions on this at all. 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 8:11am PDT
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Every tarot card in your deck has a "sign" and in today's lesson we show you how to find out what that sign is and how to understand it in the context of a reading. Lori sat in on today's lesson and helped out. We looked at the basics of astrology (qualities and elements) so that we could better understand WHY and HOW each of your tarot cards has a special and unique meaning. Nowhere else (that I know of) is the astrological value of each tarot card laid out in simple, factual, and carefully verified detail.

All of this comes from The Easiest Way to learn the Tarot—EVER!! at the back of the book, and if you ever have any questions you are always welcome to email me and ask. I will do what I can to help you master all of this. 

Understanding the astrological sign of each card in your deck is super easy once you know how (listen to today's lesson) and it involves looking at the image and understanding what the action is that is taking place in the image. Think of this as "additional information" to add depth and rich detail to your readings. It does not replace your intuition: it enhances it. Thanks for being here :-)

Let me know how I can help make this even easier for you.

 

 

 

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:00am PDT
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The Celtic Cross spread is an overview spread that shows you all parts of a situation in ways that smaller, less coordinated spreads can't. When you learn and master this amazing spread (and all of its hidden spreads, patterns, and themes) you can get 3-5 times MORE INFORMATION than you normally could. This is three to five times more info than any other tarot reader you meet.

Also, you can VERIFY the accuracy and poignancy of the CC spread *before* you open your mouth and start making predictions. This saves you time, sanity, and your reputation. I sat down to discuss all of this with Andrea today. We went 30 minutes, which was a bit longer than the new format, but it is good, solid information and a reminder to learn and use the Celtic Cross for most of your spread questions.

This starts a new series of podcasts designed to help you stretch and grow your abilities in anticipation of professional training. Thank you for being here with us. I am ALWAYS here to answer questions. Just email me. 

:-)

Direct download: Why_the_CC_if_your_BFF.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:05pm PDT
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How to double your accuracy in a reading

The main focal point of this lesson is on opening up cards and "clarification cards." We cover when to open up cards and how to do it to get the results you want (enhanced clarity, greater accuracy and much more detail. To this end I covered a lot of ground on what to do before you get to this point (needing to open up cards) and how to make the most of it when you do.  

Other things covered in today's free tarot lesson include what spreads not to open cards and how to silence the inner doubt and nagging voices inside your head while giving a reading. All in all these techniques (just in this one free lesson alone) will help you double your accuracy and detail level in a reading. 

 If you are serious about mastering the tarot I have extended the $5/week ($2.50 per 90-minute video lesson essentially WITH forums, study groups, study buddies, and community access) special for a while due to a previous screwup with the sign-up process. You do not want to miss this.This is a$3,000course that you can grab for $220, and you only have to pay $5 a week (no  downpayment required). 

 If you have any questions just post them here in the comments section.

Thanks for being here.

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:14pm PDT
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How to cast more accurate spreads: pre-spreadwork and shuffling

Shuffling is an underrated art in tarot readings. Too many people assume that it is done a few times or that you hand your cards over to your client (as if they will know what to do with them). This all sounds nice in "New Age tarot 101" class but it is in fact a crippling way to remove any accuracy or precision from your readings. In fact, if you like random cards that have NOTHING AT ALL to do with your client's question or circumstance, this is the method for you.

Alternatively, we can do our pre-spreadwork properly (shuffling, focusing, talking to ourselves/our client, listening for the "ding" . . .) and by doing this we can get MUCH BETTER answers. And that is what this lesson is about.

There is no way I could cover all of this in 40 minutes so this is just a shot of information to improve your skills "right now" with an invitation to come learn ALL of what you need to know to become a kick-ass tarot reader at our academy. Right now we have a $5 special: $5 a week for three lessons/week (two 90-minute video lessons and one 60-minute audio), and forums, and study groups, and study buddies. You really should check this out: http://www.easytarotlessons.com/members/sign-up-for-the-course-here/

It will change your life.

Anyway, thanks for being here. Please post any questions.

Dusty

Direct download: Natasha-how_to_shuffle.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:22pm PDT
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Court cards and Froot Loops!

In today's lesson we take a new look at court cards. April is a talented reader with no small amount of experience, but court cards were presenting their usual problems, so we went ahead and dove into that. Along the way we covered how to get your client to communicate more effectively and honestly with you, what types of psychic abilities you have, and why Toucan Sam is so much cooler than the Trix rabbit.

 

We closed out with a new exercise to help court cards make sense in any situation and how your practice with your cards will make your mediumship capabilities skyrocket. 

Direct download: Court_cards__Froot_Loops.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:25pm PDT
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How to read "the scary cards"

Dyan is new to the tarot but she had some advanced questions. This lesson was just going to cover how to read without bias but we went in several different directions. Over the course of this lesson we covered various ways to understand court cards. Mostly I was pointing her to the existing set of podcast lessons specifically dealing with court cards. I also gave her a quickie overview of the method we use in the academy to instantly understand court cards in any spread.

From here the lesson just squirreled all over the road. We had a short discussion on reading for animals, fish (whales specifically), and how this corresponded to reading for people. I also ended up covering various aspects of reading on a professional level, even if you are new. A few admonishments of how to correctly practice and the lesson has run 40 minutes.

This was a much different lesson. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for being here :-)

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:59pm PDT
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Exercise 4: How to do it

Dawn was having trouble with exercise four from The Easiest Way to learn the Tarot—EVER!! Going from one card to another in a linear-time fashion can be problematic if we are doubtful on the meanings of cards, or worse: if we have memorized fixed meanings for each card.

 

So, in today's lesson we took time to go through exercise 4 several times, slowly and carefully working our way through various possible meanings. Along the way I showed Dawn how to better understand the cards in her deck, and as a last minute bonus we covered a special technique on how to master court cards in any situation. I hope you enjoy this lesson. It is simple but has great value. Thanks for being here :-)

Direct download: Dawn_-_exercise_4_practice.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:57pm PDT
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How to blend cards in a reading

Vera was having issues with seeing overall patterns and the hidden inferences in the spreads she casts, so we sat down and worked through this. In today's free audio lesson we look at how cards interact in a spread.

This is a very deep subject and one that cannot be covered in-depth in a 30-minute session, but we were able to get to the core issues and do a practice run where we designed an impromptu spread to solve a real-life problem. Along the way we figured out how to overcome Vera's personal concerns (the reason for the spread) and at the same time help her understand the method of blending cards, finding similarities and tensions between cards in a spread to flesh out the deeper answer to the question at hand. This is a powerful lesson and one I hope you will enjoy. It has great information to help you master your cards and become a truly gifted reader. Thanks for being here :)

Direct download: Vera_-_ATS_techniques_in_a_live_reading_lesson.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:54pm PDT
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Real life spread advice: spread accuracy, court cards, yes/no questions

Today's lesson has something for everyone. What happens when you are reading a spread and your bias gets in the way of the message? How can we know when that is happening and how can we stop it? How do we know when we are reading the future versus our current state? What if things change? We need to be able to give ourselves and clients ACCURATE information, not "good for now, until it changes" information. This is what we cover in today's free audio lesson. We also cover a bit more on court cards (we can never seem to get enough of that) and how and when to use small spreads for best effect (yes/no spreads, 1, 2, and 3 card spreads).

 

Today's lesson covers several topics and it lasts about an hour. It covers a lot of ground that will help you become a MUCH better reader by indirectly correcting most mistakes readers make. Good habits come from this lesson. I hope you enjoy it. I will have more free lessons soon. Dusty.

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 11:58am PDT
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The "this or that spread" in the white book is a handy tool for quickly deciding who to vote for, whether to have pizza or chicken, or what movie will suck less when you are faced with a date-night prospect. We all encounter choices and conflict in life and "this or that" readings are invaluable in helping your clients solve their problems quickly and easily. 

 

The problem is that it gets a bit confusing: with the advent of a "this of that spread" how can we get more information and are we stuck with that one spread? Lori wanted to know what her options were in decision spreads and this lesson covers, in great depth, how to choose or alter a spread to create the best reading to resolve conflicts and make decisions. Of course our cards don't make decisions for us, but like any form of divination we are reaching out to the divine and asking for guidance. YOUR SKILL at talking to the divine (with the help of your cards as clarification devices) will determine the quality of your assistance (to your clients). This means that my job is to help you get better at what you do; hence this lesson.

 

We start off answering the question about this or that spreads in general, and in detail, but then move on to help Lori (and you) get more accurate and precise information from your cards in every reading you do. I hope that you enjoy this lesson and learn a lot. Please post any questions that you have. Thanks for being here :-)

Direct download: Lori_-_this_or_that_spreads.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:16pm PDT
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How to ask BETTER questions when casting a spread (so you get better answers)

The quality of the question you ask when shuffling your cards (before you deal out a tarot spread) will determine how clear your answer will be. Too many readers fail to ask a question: They leave it up to their clients to "think about what they want to know" or they just use the exact question their clients ask. As a result the readings they give leave their clients disappointed, and when these readers are tested by government or employment agencies they fail miserably. The primary purpose of THIS LESSON is to help you avoid embarrassing yourself and hopefully prevent you from being sued for fraud. 

You MUST ask great questions if you expect to give answers that have value and meaning to your clients.  It is not a difficult skill, but there are some factors to consider, such as what spread you will be using to best answer that question, and whether this is a preparatory question to get information before you ask your main question, or whether it is a follow-up question, and so on. These are many tiny parts of divination that go unnoticed to the uninitiated, and MY JOB is to initiate you: to help you understand the nature and methodology of divination so that you can then go accomplish your own miracles. I can't do the work for you but I can teach you what I know in ways that make sense so that you can go get your own experiences. 

 

This class is a bit rambly, as it went on for 90 minutes (it was supposed to be 20), but I wanted to help Taura, who is quite new at the tarot, and the chance to get some "free" time with me is impossibly rare so I made the most of it. Please take notes and use the knowledge you will gain from this lesson to make your own readings more clear and accurate. Thanks for being here. If you have any questions please post them in the comments area(s).

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dusty

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Please listen in and take notes if you can, and have your cards if possible. We examine how to use exercise two to emotionally distance ourselves from the circumstances we read about so that we STOP tainting our intuition with personal bias. This is a powerful lesson and it reveals a simple exercise that will banish bad tarot reading habits from you quickly and easily. If you would like more free tarot lessons please sign up for our mailing list at easytarotlessons.com. If you would like to become one of the best tarot readers ever please consider taking our tarot course at http://www.easytarotlessons.com/members/register-here/ - you can start learning for $1 (for the first month of lessons). After that class is only ten bucks a week. Thanks for being here.

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

Direct download: Tania-judgment_in_readings.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:13pm PDT
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Want to win the lottery right now? Here's how to pick numbers with your tarot cards

It's official: Wednesday's Euro lottery is over 50 million euros and America's "Power Ball" jackpot is a mind-blowing $1.3 BILLION! It is time to show you how to grab some of that cash for yourself. Screw you hard-working billionaires! I made my fortune overnight!

So, how to win the lottery. That is the question everyone is asking. Well, today Becky, Leslie, and I sat down to show you exactly how we plan on doing it. This is the most exact step-by-steep methodology using the tarot I believe you can find anywhere; and it is free. I didn't want to hand you a pre-formatted system of "just do this and trust me" picking winning numbers, so I walked you through a small part of the research I have been doing. I wanted you to see how we came to these conclusions, and how they represent the most stable and credible method of translating tarot card images into lottery numbers. The process of picking lottery numbers using your tarot deck is a LOT easier than trying to explain it, so don't let the explanation of it all scare you off. You will need one or two decks, depending on how complicated your lottery system is. All we talk about today is how to win the lottery. If you have any questions, or if you try this out, please email me (me@dustywhite.net) and let me know how you did. THANK YOU for being here! :-)

Dusty

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 2:08pm PDT
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In today's lesson you will learn how to manifest a GREAT new year. This lesson draws from many free lessons already available to you, and you get to listen live as I help Becky start the process of manifesting exactly what she wants in 2016. This isn't the most entertaining episode, but the value of what you will learn here is priceless. 

Imagine taking control of your destiny with nothing more than a deck of cards (scraps of paper with ink on them) as a tool to help you connect with the divine. What would you want from the new year? What is your Christmas wish? What is your New Year's resolution? WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE OF? We can help, and we do that here today.

This is a long lesson, and we start in with some of the preamble. Becky and I were just having a conversation and instead of restarting the call we just started the lesson, including the previous conversation. It may sound a bit rambly to one or two of you, but that's okay, because *no one else* will teach you this, and certainly not for free. Thanks for being here. How can we help?

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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:24pm PDT
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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! :-)

Direct download: Becky-how_to_ask_great_questions_for_spreads.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:26pm PDT
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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

Direct download: Becky-how_to_give_GREAT_readings.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 6:32pm PDT
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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 PDT
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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 :-)

 

Direct download: podcast-redlight-greenlight.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:11pm PDT
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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.

Direct download: Becky-trumps-2.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 7:40pm PDT
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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.

Direct download: Becky-trumps-1-new_game.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:33pm PDT
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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 :-)

Direct download: Becky-reversals-3.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:05pm PDT
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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

Direct download: Becky-reversals-2.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:45pm PDT
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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

Direct download: Becky-knights.mp3
Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 1:18pm PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 5:01pm PDT
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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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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 4:42pm PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 2:27pm PDT
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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 PDT
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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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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:44pm PDT
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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 PDT
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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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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:03pm PDT
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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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Category:Spirituality -- posted at: 3:07pm PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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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 PDT
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