TAROT DYNAMICS FAQ
Q. I’ve always regarded symbolism as one of the main
features in the Tarot, but it appears to be absent from Tarot Dynamics. May I ask why?
A. Of course. To gain a complete understanding you may wish
to refer to the 3rd question in my interview with Bonnie Cehovet,
for Aeclectic Tarot. For your convenience, I have included the link to our
interview at the bottom of this page. For so many reasons in 2010, the average
person has even less time than in 1998 to seriously ponder the universe. All
too often, try as we might everyone finds their Spiritual and personal (or
material) concerns overlapping one another as never before, in our lifetime.
The average person of today is more concerned with WHAT type of impact (for
instance) Card 1 The Magician, will have upon their immediate concerns rather
than of WHY the Magician is surrounded by a certain number or color of flowers.
Several years ago, when teaching a mixed class of beginners and intermediate
students, one of the intermediate students raised a question concerning
symbolism. I concluded my esoteric reply, just in time to prevent my beginners
from falling into a stupor. Hoping to get everyone back on the same page, I
gently clapped my hands, repeated the question and said, “however, there’s also
a strong possibility that the artist simply believed that the picture looked
it’s best, and evoked the feeling they wished to convey with just that number
and color of flowers.” Strange as it may sound, that answer satisfied the
entire class, and we continued on.
However, my Links Page does include several links to different Sites which DO pertain to Tarot Symbology .
Q. Isn’t it supposed to mean
something when the picture on the Tarot card is upside down?
A. That depends upon the
interpretation of your reader. Some readers apply the negative (or more
challenging) definition to any Tarot card whose picture is reversed or upside
down. Once you begin working with your cards it won’t be long before you can
recognize the difference between genuine challenges and temporary stumbling
blocks or hesitation. In my experience it really doesn’t matter, but I prefer
to see all the cards right side up. Viewing them in this manner improves my
range and accuracy.
Q. Why didn’t the Tarot
reader tell me as much information as my friend received?
A. There are two parts to the answer.
First: Some people hear more, while some hear less during
their reading. Some people are going to be up against a wider variety of issues
in the near future. Some are already on the path that’s right for them, or
their life is currently under better control or more organized.
Second: How often do you have your cards read? No matter how
much you may like your reader, the better they get know you, the harder it is
for them to retain their objectivity. It’s in your best interest to space your
readings at least three if not six months apart.
Q. I went to three different
readers in 3 months and heard three different stories, how do I know who to
A. Chances are that at least
a little something from one or more of those readings will come to pass in
time. Nonetheless, you’re having your cards read too often! If you were
comfortable with all three readers, I suggest that you schedule a return
session in another three or four months with the reader who provided the most
accurate information. If you weren’t comfortable with any of those readers,
consider shopping around for a reader who does suit you. That’s very important.
The more comfortable you and the reader feel with one another the more accurate
and informative your session will be.
Q. All my cards were terrific – why didn’t anything good
A. Were you relaxed and
simply concentrating on pleasant thoughts in general when you shuffled the
cards? Or were you wishing really hard for something? Remember there really IS
a connection between the cards and the person shuffling them that can’t be
explained. If you were wishing too hard that something would or wouldn’t
happen, those thoughts may have contaminated your cards. In other words, your
mental intensity may have caused the cards to rearrange themselves in the deck
according to what you wanted to see. If this was the case, the next time you
meet with your reader relax when you shuffle the cards and don’t try so hard.
However, if you weren’t wishing for anything in particular while you shuffled,
did you work with your reading to encourage these brighter
episodes to come to pass, or were you just waiting for all the goodness to fall
from the sky?
Q. If I’m more relaxed, when shuffling the cards, will my
reading be any happier?
A. There are
two parts to this answer.
First: Should you be in habit of making “mountains out of
molehills”, the less tense you are when shuffling your cards the more likely
your reading will emphasize the more positive factors. If so, whatever
challenges may arise are less likely to be misrepresented as a tragedy instead
of the temporary nuisance that they probably are.
Second: Should you be at a genuine (rather than imaginary)
crossroads concerning what to do about matters, the less tense you are when
shuffling your cards the more accurate and informative your reading will be,
concerning the best choices and options related to your situation. However,
until YOU begin taking steps to resolve your concerns, your cards will continue
to echo, if not showcase your anxiety.
Simply click on the link below to read my interview on Aeclectic Tarot with Bonnie Cehovet: