The Pleasure of Tarot

Foreword

I am delighted to share this course with you and make it available online for free at TheWolfmyinnerSoul.

 

I hope the program is fun and easy to understand. It's designed to gently guide you into the wonderful world of tarot and help you to read the cards yourself.

 

What will you need:

You'll need your own Tarot deck to work with, and I strongly recommend having one or two books to refer to.

 

You can find a lot of books from online sellers, your local bookstore and even your local library. My two favorites are:

 

The mythical tarot deck and book set

The Rider Waite Tarot Deck and Book Set

Do not feel obligated to find or buy these books and decks, as it is more important that you work with the resources you are most attracted to. However, the Mythic and Rider Waite decks are two of the decks I use for Tarot.

 

The lessons are made up of learning material, hands-on labs and some multiple-choice questions, so that you can test the comprehension and retention of the lesson before proceeding to the next one. You can also download the individual lessons.

 

Keep in mind that the pleasure of Tarot is just a basic introduction to the Tarot cards, so that you will not stop learning here.

 

Hopefully, at the end of the course, you will have a preference for reading the cards and will be inspired to continue working on your skills. It is worth the time and effort to develop this truly wonderful gift that you can share with those you love.

 

Have fun and enjoy !!

 

Congratulations on your decision to learn the Tarot!

You will have a lot of fun learning how to bring clarity and hope into your life and into the lives of those who want to share your new knowledge with the Tarot.

 

I think it's a gift to be able to work with the Tarot cards and communicate with people on a metaphysical level, and of course there is a great meditative quality that works with the cards for yourself.

 

Therefore, I do not think that learning Tarot should be treated "academically".

 

Of course there is a lot to study and remember, but your interpretations have to be personal to you. To do this, you must learn to develop your own relationship with the cards by understanding the feelings, visions, and insights you get from them.

 

This introductory course will focus on helping you develop this relationship.

 

I will not cover Tarot's history in detail, as there are many pages that cover this topic very well, and of course there are plenty of books for that purpose.

 

I recommend to study some Tarot books as I always find something of value from all the very talented Tarot readers out there!

 

If you get to know the cards by studying the interpretations of other people, you will see that the cards have special positive and negative meanings. What varies is how each of us communicates these interpretations.

 

In other words, all of us who work with the Tarot understand that there is a "standard" interpretation for each card, but we are free to communicate that meaning in a way that reflects our mind and personality.

 

Lesson 1: 78 cards of pure magic

Before we start here are some hints on how to treat and keep your Tarot cards:

 

Spend as much time as you can practicing or meditating with them, or at least handle them regularly, especially during the course.

 

To avoid the cards absorbing disturbing vibrations or energies wrap them in a black cloth, silk if you can afford it, and put the wrapped cards in a box.

 

Treat your cards gently and with respect and it is recommended that you don’t allow others to use your own deck.

 

You will need at least 2 to 3 hours (or more) for this first lesson so start it when you know you can be undisturbed for that amount of time.

In order to begin you will need to be relaxed and calm, perhaps have some gentle instrumental music playing or incense burning - whatever helps you to relax.

 

The very first thing I am going to ask you to do is a practical exercise for which you will need your Tarot deck and a writing pad or paper and a pen. You may wish to invest in an attractive bound notebook as it will become an important reference book for you.

 

Read the following instructions and then commence the exercise before reading any further.


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Lesson I: Instructions for first practical exercise
You may not always get the opportunity to physically sit down with someone who is skilled in the art of reading the cards, or perhaps afford to pay for regular readings, so here I aim to provide you with a little guidance and easy and convenient access to information. Hopefully, this will bring you some pleasure, as well as insights and hope for the future.
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Lesson I, Part II: Instructions for first practical exercise
So, how did you get on? You may be wondering why I asked you to do that exercise before telling you anything! Trust me, that`s the best way you're most likely to get your own feel for the cards.
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Lesson I, Part III: Instructions for first practical exercise
This is the last part of the first lesson. Take enough time to practice the first lesson and do not start until the second lesson, if you're really sure about it.
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Lesson 2: The Major Arcana Part I The Fool (0) to The Wheel of Fortune (10)
I do hope you took the time to do the exercise in the first lesson, it is so important for you to be able to communicate the meanings of the cards in your own words, and not to simply repeat my interpretations, or any other tarot reader's interpretations, word for word.
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