August Preview – I Heat Up

by Theresa Reed on July 31, 2014

heat up

I can’t cool down.  (Sorry, I have this ear worm stuck in my head so I couldn’t resist.)  It’s time for the August Preview!

August is the time of year when the big cool down begins.  Leaves start to change, moms are picking up last minute school supplies, and the air gets a bit crisper.

I’m a Gemini so I welcome change with open arms.  And I’m lucky to live in Wisconsin, where the changing of the seasons is often abrupt and in-your-face.  In no time at all, I’ll be digging out my favorite little coats and motorcycle boots as temps dip and days shorten.

A major change is happening at The Tarot Lady hub within weeks.  I’ll be shifting my newsletter over to a new provider. Although I’ve enjoyed my soon-to-be-former platform for years, I’m consolidating and streamlining my work world so that I can better serve my clients.  BUT there is another reason why I’m moving: I’m dropping a FREE tarot manual and a complementary how to read tarot ecourse (my current provider can’t handle this as well as my new provider).  So keep an eye out for details at the end of this month.  I think you’re going to dig this happy shift!

Have you checked out my new Intuition to Income class?   If you are an entrepreneur, you won’t want to miss this one.  I’ll teach you my tarot + meditation process for taking flashes of inspiration and turning them into real biz products, blog posts, and more!  There are limited seats available to get in before they are gone!

This month, the blog will be popping with lots of tarot goodness including:

  • what not to say to your tarot reader
  • how prescribed medication may help or hinder your instincts
  • which tarot cards indicate fear
  • how to grow and expand your tarot business

and more!

Speaking of hot stuff:  in Talkin’ Tarot With we’ll be speaking to the Queen of Wands herself, Jenna Matlin.  You’re going to LOVE her.

Abracadabra!

Theresa

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2014

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Tarot is in the Eye of the Beholder

by Theresa Reed on July 30, 2014

no one way to read tarot

The tarot class is humming along when suddenly the Death card comes up.

What does this card say to you?

“According to the book I have, it says it’s about transformation.”

“I think this card is scary.  It makes me think someone is going to die.  I hate it.”

“That sunrise in the background makes me feel hopeful.”

“I don’t understand why the flag has a big white rose on it.”

“Is something bad going to happen?”

“My mother just passed away a few months ago so this makes me miss her.”

That’s the interesting thing about tarot: the interpretation can be very different, depending on who is looking at it – especially if that person has a strong emotional reaction to the image.

 

There is never one meaning for a card.  The meanings can vary from reader to reader and many things can affect the interpretation:

What other cards are present?

Are you emotionally invested in the outcome?

Have you ever had a “bad experience” from a certain card (8 of Cups was a rough one for me!)?

Do you allow for reversals? If not, do you turn them right side up when they appear?

Do “scary” images frighten you?

Have you only ever read one tarot book, ever?

Are you feeling unwell or are you impaired?

Do you have a prejudice against what is being  asked (ex: someone is asking about an affair and you have a bias against cheaters)?

What is being asked (context is EVERYTHING)?

 

If you want to expand your tarot vocabulary, the best plan of action: do as many readings as possible.  Read for a diverse group of people with varied questions and situations.  Check out different tarot books.  Take classes when you can.  Attend conferences.  Notice how different cards bring up different feelings in your emotional body.  Pay attention to when your own life is affecting your interpretations.

STAY CURIOUS.

And remember: there is no “one way” to read tarot.  In time, you’ll find the interpretations that work for you.

Blessings,

Theresa

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2014

Tarot Tip 7/29/14

July 29, 2014

Tweet Weekly tarot tips, thoughts and tidbits for tarot enthusiasts and wannabe readers. Blessings! Theresa © Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2014

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Soul Proprietor – Welcome the New Age

July 28, 2014

Tweet Here’s a story I hear every so often: a newbie biz person excitedly reaches out to connect with a seasoned pro only to get the metaphysical door slammed in their face. I experienced that when I first started my tarot business.  I’m friendly so I thought I’d get acquainted with my peers and introduce […]

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Tarot Card by Card – Ten of Pentacles

July 27, 2014

Tweet Join me each week for “Tarot Card by Card” as we go through each card individually with fresh interpretations and a sucka free approach.  Learn to read tarot in a fun, irreverent, modern way. Keywords: wealth, security, family, legacy, reunion General meaning: The Ten of Pentacles is one of the most auspicious money cards, […]

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The Hit List – Precious Little Time

July 26, 2014

Tweet My daughter turned thirty this week.  THIRTY. The big three-oh. As in oh-my-god I’m getting OLD.  My days are numbered. Between this new development (which has only been happening for, like, thirty years) and the loss of my two parents, I’m becoming very conscious of how limited my time on this earth is. It’s […]

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Less More 7/25/14

July 25, 2014

Tweet What is Less More?  A collection of pithy statements I have been compiling for about a year.  Reflections on what I want less of, what I want more of.  What do you want less or more of in your life? Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2014

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Gonzo Tarot – Two Can Play This Tarot Game

July 24, 2014

Tweet Wanna become a tarot gunslinger?  Ready to get quicker on the draw, more efficient and more badass?  Gonzo Tarot is a series of quirky and unorthodox Tarotcises designed to get you thinking on your feet, overcoming your fears and gaining mad tarot skillz so that you can read under any circumstances.  Join me and […]

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How To Create Your Own Tarot Affirmations

July 23, 2014

Tweet What is an affirmation?  An affirmation is a statement that affirms something is true.  In New Age circles, it’s a positively worded statement designed to shift your thinking and manifest a desired outcome. How do they work?  It’s the principle of what you focus on is what you attract. Therefore, if you are aiming […]

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Tarot Tip 7/22/14

July 22, 2014

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