The end of August is traditionally the time for students to return to school.
Whether or not we are enrolled in classes or shopping for young ones, it’s nice to have an annual reminder that learning matters.
Learning is something for everyone, all the time. The more we learn the more engaged we are in life. It’s always good to take classes, read books and watch videos that help us learn new skills.
In a very organic way, the world is our classroom. Whether we know it or not, we are always learning about life.
Whether our learning is conscious and intentional or simply unintentional observations about life, learning is what keeps life interesting and keeps us growing.
Tarot Wants Us to Learn
There are so many cards in tarot that can reference learning.
The Pages are all students, and encourage us to learn about their element. The Page of Cups wants us to learn about love and emotions, for instance. The Page of Swords wants us to learn about truth and communication. The Page of Pentacles wants us to learn about practical matters. The Page of Wands wants us to learn about creativity and spirituality.
Both the Three and Eight of Pentacles can indicate learning in the workplace or on-the-job training.
For me, the Magician, the Hierophant and the Hermit can all indicate education at the university level.
When any of these cards come up in a reading, pay attention! You may be learning some important lessons in life, or it may be time to go back to school!
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Three Kinds of Learning in Tarot
The Major Arcana cards 0,1,2 – Fool, Magician and High Priestess – each show us a different way to learn.
The Fool is learning by exploring. He is on an expedition. He is naturally inquisitive and is discovering the world around him.
The Magician is learning by focusing on a specific task. He is taking an accounting of his skills and abilities, and learning to use the tools he has.
The High Priestess is learning by looking within. She is on a meditative journey through the subconscious mind.
During this back-to-school time, ask tarot to tell you which way to pursue your learning.
Should you be exploratory, like the Fool?
Should you be focused, like the Magician?
Should you be meditative, like the High Priestess?
Take these three cards only, shuffle them, and pick one at random to find your answer.
What’s up at the Psychic Café?
Last Sunday’s Show, August 25th, was terrific! I really enjoyed my guest Jenifer Sieck of Inner Voice Intuitive.
I was also happy to share a review of Renaissance Tarot, a back-by-popular-demand deck from U.S. Games.
To close the show we enjoyed a side of Robin Renee we hadn’t seen before. I played a video of The Mutant Mountain Boys, which Robin describes as a “Bluegrass Meets Devo” band. In a short interview before the video Robin told us about The Mutant Mountain Boys and their inspiration, the Church of the Sub-Genius.
I am excited to talk with Kim about the telesummit, and to let you know how to participate, and what you can expect.
During the show I will share some of my understanding of the Major Arcana, and you will get to learn about The Spiritual Path of Tarot Telesummit.
Tuesday, September 3, 7 pm
Sharing Wisdom – Reading for Others
Tarot hobbyists, professional readers, and those somewhere in between, all share something in common. We all want to give the best readings possible to clients, family and friends.
In this online presentation I will guide you through each step of performing a great reading. I will help you discover your personal style as a reader, and discuss some common pitfalls and ways to avoid them. I will give you insight in how to derive the most specific information possible from each reading.
My virtual classroom is accessible using your computer or your telephone.
Christiana has been a full-time tarot professional for more than twenty years, and is the author of two books about tarot. In 2008, Christiana was granted the title of Tarot Grandmaster by the Tarot Certification Board of America. Christiana provides readings by phone, Skype, and in her office in Lutz, Florida.