The Emperor and Empress as symbols of grief

The Emperor and Empress as symbols of grief

Grief and the grieving process might be a strange indication from the Emperor and Empress. We normally see these Tarot cards as representing the Father and the Mother respectively. The Empress is also a good indicator for pregnancy, particularly if the Three of Cups,...

Phenomenological approach to tarot readings

Phenomenological approach to tarot readings

The phenomenological approach to tarot readings is very different to applying meanings and studying symbols. Whatever deck you use, the symbols don't change on the cards. What does change for every reading, irrespective of the tarot deck, is the sequence or order of...

I want to be happy

I want to be happy

"I want to be happy" is a phrase I regularly hear during a tarot reading when I ask a client what she wants out of life. The phrase is loaded - it indicates she had a very difficult time - a bereavement, messy divorce, abusive relationships, family problems, for...

Phenomenology of Tarot

Phenomenology of Tarot

The Phenomenology of Tarot - my first-hand experience When the phenomological experience of reading the tarot is given prominence true spiritual growth occurs, both for the reader and the client. Looking at what actually happens in a tarot reading rather than blindly...

Insights of Death card in Therapy

Insights of Death card in Therapy

The Death card can mean a death or a transformation, but it is not always clear which. In this reading both meanings were applicable to the same situation.

Unconscious to conscious

Unconscious to conscious

From a Jungian perspective the manifestation from the unconscious to the conscious in a tarot reading is something that has not been explored. Shuffling the unconscious Consider a tarot reading. The client shuffles the cards, cuts them and the tarot reader deals out...

Ace of Wands, Knight of Swords, 4 of Cups

Ace of Wands, Knight of Swords, 4 of Cups

Interpreting the Ace of Wands, the Knight of Swords and the Four of Cups, Luxury Reading tarot cards in groups of three is a basic skill that expands beyond the keywords for each card. Aces always mean the beginning of something, so the Ace of Wands indicates the...

Dropped Tarot cards

Dropped Tarot cards

Dropped tarot cards happen when the client is shuffling the deck and one or more cards get ejected and fall on the table or the floor. There are several approaches as to what to do next. Ignore dropped tarot cards The cards are picked up and placed back in the deck...

Transference – where psychic powers come from

Transference – where psychic powers come from

The phenomena of transference is where the emotions and energies of a client are projected onto the therapist. Nobody knows how it works, but it does. Transference is how psychics and clairvoyants see things. But they think it is through the medium of tarot cards or...

The Unknown in transference

The Unknown in transference

The ghayb or unknown has been part of my life ever since I started to study with Punditt Maharaj, and it continues with Pundit Joshi. The ghayb acts as a black box - things come out of it and you don't know why, how, where, or what happened. It's a mystery that is...