Numbered card 0, the tarot Fool, is the star of the story told by tarot. As such, the Fool is the card that represents each one of us on our journey through life. The Fool is often pictured at a crossroads, or about to walk off a cliff. Although he does not know what lies ahead, he proceeds forward unconcerned. His attitude is merry and carefree.
Often, when the Fool figures in a reading, he reminds us to be playful, and to honor our inner child. The Fool encourages us to take the leap of faith, even if we are unsure of the outcome.
Recently, someone said something to me that made me think of the Fool. She said that to experience joy, we must be fully present in the moment, rather than worrying about the past or the future.
We when adopt a playful attitude that honors our inner child, we are able to experience joy in the simple moments of our lives.
Often, the Fool is a tarot card that can help us do that.
From Conjure in the City, here is an interesting post about how to spot psychic scams and spellcaster frauds. Let me be clear that I do not necessarily believe or endorse every point in this post, but I believe it is an interesting perspective. I also believe that we do need to be aware of psychic fraud, and keep ourselves safe from those who try to take advantage.
There are many games and activities you can enjoy with your tarot cards, even beyond the techniques of divination, meditation, manifestation and personal growth with which you are already familiar.
My book, “Tarot Tour Guide”, offers a number of interesting games and exercises to help you play with your cards.
There are many other great resources to help you think outside the box and have more fun with tarot.
The book, “Tarot Games” has been a go-to of mine for years. Written for the feminist community for use with the Motherpeace Round Tarot, many of these games translate well to groups large or small, with any type of tarot decks.
Here are two interesting books I haven’t read. Each offers unique ideas for tarot fun.
This week, Christiana’s Psychic Café is officially two years old! We started our show with Robin Renee’s Yule song! Over the course of two years, we have grown and changed a great deal, and are still in the process of discovering what our third year will bring.
This week we are featuring our episode about live, in-person, tarot gatherings. My guests are Diane Wilkes and Mary Ellen Collins, and our conversation is about the importance of gathering together with our tarot friends, colleagues, peers and mentors.
Watch the show on Facebook Sunday night, or at your convenience on my YouTube Channel.
Christiana’s Psychic Café is my weekly webcast. It will debut on Facebook each Sunday at 9 pm Eastern.
The King of Swords is the highest expression of the Air energy in the Minor Arcana.
The King of Swords can represent an adult man, perhaps born under an Air sign (Geminin, Libra, Aquarius).
The King of Swords can also be a trustworthy man, or a gentleman with honorable intentions.
The King of Swords can also be a good communicator or an authority on ethics, integrity, technology, science or communication, of any gender.
The King of Swords may refer to an institution, such as a bank, a university or a corporation. The King of Swords may indicate be a leader, specifically a leader who speaks in favor of doing the right thing.
The King of Swords may remind you to speak your truth and honor your integrity. The King of Swords may encourage you to step into a leadership role.
The King of Swords may speak of you, or someone else, as an exemplar, that is, an example to the community of the honorable way to be.
This concludes our journey through the suit of Swords, the Air suit. Next week we will begin our journey through the suit of Pentacles.
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If holiday stress is getting you down, give yourself the gift you deserve and have a reading now to see what wonderful things 2015 has in store for you!
Appropriate as we approach the Winter Solstice, the card I draw for us this week is Major Arcana 19, the Sun.
The Sun is a card of brilliance and happiness, and reminds you to seek joy during this holiday season.
The Sun also commands you to use your skills and abilities for the betterment of the world. Do not let anyone steal your peace, or your power. Do not let anyone, or anything, cast a shadow on your inner light.
In mundane things and spiritual things this week, find what makes you happy, and share your happiness with 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, Christiana Gaudet will guide you through each step of performing a great reading. She will help you discover your personal style as a reader, and discuss some common pitfalls and ways to avoid them. She will give you insight in how to derive the most specific information possible from each reading.
Christiana’s 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.