At the start of my tarot journey, I always assumed that I can only be a proficient tarot reader once I memorised the keywords or phrases that were normally included in the little white book or LWB within a tarot pack. In my case, it was the LWB from the Halloween Tarot by Kipling West that I treated as the end-all-be-all of tarot knowledge, and even if my intuition was telling me something else I would ignore it because of being “wrong.” Although there were several instances where these meanings resonated with my younger self, the majority of the reading felt flat. I eventually expanded my knowledge by reading different tarot books, which helped me recognise patterns of interpretations that I stored in my memory to use.Continue reading “Always Be Curious: Why Read Tarot with Curiosity?”
Featured Deck: The Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Let’s face it, people are inclined to go to a divination practitioner (i.e. tarot reader) because they want to get some answers/information to certain questions on their minds. However, do we really think about the questions that we approach these tools with? It may sound a bit much to ponder about this, but asking the appropriate (or “right”) question can speak volumes to the quality of the reading you will gain.
Let’s face it, trying to learn and memorize seventy-eight meanings for each tarot card is very intimidating on its own. Adding another layer when the cards are upside-down can make a newbie (or even a seasoned practitioner) question why they even bothered to read the cards at all. Trust me, I have been in that position when I experimented with using reversals (or inversions) in the past few years. Frankly, I’ve had a very tumultuous relationship with it and, I admit, using reversals has become a mood of some sort for me. It comes and goes. With that said, let’s address the elephant in the room…