Vol. 4 #6 / July 1, 2012
In this Issue:
- Tarot Tip: How to Build Confidence as a Tarot Reader
- What's Gnu?
- Tarot Card Showcase: Six of Wands
- Best Practices: Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
- Featured Tarot Blog: 78 Whispers in My Ear
- Upcoming Events
Welcome to a new issue of Tarot Tips!
And a special welcome to our new readers.
As the summer heats up here in the Northern hemisphere,
things have been cooking at The Tarot School. There's
so much going on that we've included a "What's Gnu?"
section with a list of quick-links where you can find
The featured Tip offers advice for those who are a bit
shy when it comes to doing tarot readings. This lack of
confidence can range from feeling that you can't read
for others to feeling the pressure of the need for
accuracy with interpretation.
We hear this a lot from students, and believe it or
not, from people who had studied tarot for years.
Although the quality of confidence can be seen in many
cards, the showcase for this issue, the Six of Wands,
is one that clearly shows self-assurance.
Many times we hear the subconscious whispers of
negative programming that block our paths to success.
The Best Practices article shows how you can
actually use fear to attract clients for the service
you offer. We have added 78 Whispers in My Ear to
our long list of featured blogs. Happy reading indeed!
And one more thing...
We'd like to introduce the newest member
of our Tarot School team, Claire Chak.
She is our official representative in China,
and will be translating Tarot Tips into Chinese!
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you'd like to get on the mailing list.
We also congratulate Claire and her husband,
David on their wedding. Many blessings to
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HOW TO BUILD CONFIDENCE AS A TAROT READER
It is a realistic human desire to feel good about
who you are and what you do in your life. When
learning new things, it is quite natural to feel a little
uncomfortable until you gain some experience and
knowledge of your subject.
Before we delve into the matter of confidence as a
reader, let's clarify what we mean by the word.
Confidence is an issue often connected with self-esteem
Confidence is linked to our dealings with the external
world and how we are perceived, while and self-esteem
deals with our internal world and our personal sense of
You can be internally sure of your competence, but
still lack confidence when demonstrating those skills
to others. Realistic planning and goal setting will
contribute to building stronger self-confidence.
Here are some suggestions:
á Interact with or talk to more experienced readers.
Don't be afraid to ask questions. Many tarot
readers love to talk "shop" and share experiences.
á If a learning environment feels intimidating,
then it's not the one for you. Find one where you
feel at ease.
á Find a mentor or motivational speaker.
á Turn negative feelings into positive ones.
á Recognize that integrating new knowledge skills
takes time. Sometimes we overwhelm ourselves with
information without allowing time to process what we
á Read more often. "Practice make perfect" is an
old adage and a true one.
á Focus on what you give to others and yourself.
#1: More Tarot School Study Guides!
Color, Costume & Choreography
Tarot and Health
The Power of Silence
The Voice in the Card
#3: Readers Studio Photostream
Moments and portraits by James Greene
#4: Tarot Teleclasses are Back!
All-new card study series "1+1=Tarot" is perfect for students at all levels.
#5: Tarot Coupling
Gina's new Facebook Group where you can post questions,
curiosities and complexities of tarot-related topics that
specifically address dating, love, romance and relationships.
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Tarot Card Showcase
In this section we will feature tidbits on a specific tarot card.
While there are many systems and decks to choose from in
the world of tarot, here we use the Universal Waite Tarot
images and symbols.
Copyright 1992 U.S Games.
SIX OF WANDS
Astrological Attribution: Jupiter in Leo
Qabalistic Attribution: Tiphereth in Atziluth
(Beauty in the World of Emanation)
Esoteric Title: Lord of Victory
A wreathed rider mounted on a white horse rides
victorious among five celebrants welcoming his
return. All six carry staves that represent the Suit
of Wands.The mounted rider's staff has a wreath
that is attached with red ribbon.
The rider wears a red cape and his followers wear
attire fitting the occasion. The horse is draped in
a flowing green covering with matching green rein protector.
The rider is the figure of a leader cheered by his
supporters. The laurel wreath on his head is a mark of
achievement and the raised wreath is a symbol of shared
success for all. The laurel wreath traces its history
back to the Olympics in Ancient Greece. Wreaths were
also worn by kings, emperors and triumphant heroes of
This card represents Tiphereth (Beauty) in the element
of fire. Brown, red and green colors featured in the
illustration represent vitality, growth and warmth.
Fiery Leo in Jupiter suggests warmth in cooperation
with others, a quality very much needed for a win-win
The Six of Wands in a reading indicates achievement,
success and a victory. You could be taking
responsibility for your own success. Others could
motivate you or you may be placed in a position to
motivate others for a good cause.
Great news, victory, triumph,
success, winning, achieving a goal, moving forward;
a rally, happy crowds, successful meetings, well-laid
plans, encouragement, confidence.
Negative Keywords: Apprehension, fear, betrayal,
enemies, disloyalty and opposition, bitterness,
pettiness, resistance, sabotage, rejection and delays.
Tarot Affirmation: I confidently perform all tasks
required for my success.
Tarot is full of mysteries, and as much as we all know about tarot,
there's a lot we don't know, too. In an exciting new series of teleclasses,
tarot we'll begin to drop the veils of mystery one by one, card by card.
It's a beautiful curriculum, especially created for students of all levels,
and we call it 1+1=Tarot!
The Aces, The Twos and The Threes
3 Thursdays, August 2, 9 and 16
9-11pm Eastern Time
Tuition: $75 for the series -- includes .mp3 recordings!
Earns 6 Degree credits for live participation
You'll receive the mp3 recordings even if you can't attend the classes.
Best Practices for Professional Readers
FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY!
By Gina Thies
As a tarot reader, you'll often find yourself dealing
with fear on some level. This could be not only your
querents' fears, but also your own. I personally know
how debilitating fear can be. We all want to be
accomplished and successful, but one of the most
common obstacles to our success is fear.
Did you know that fear is regularly used to persuade
consumers? Skillfully used, fear can mobilize a
potential customer to take a desired action. Alerting
an audience to a certain danger, anticipates a response
that people will act in a certain way.
When you identify a fear, you find that it is something
you can use to target potential customers. It may also
define your niche as a reader. For example, if you are
seeing a wave of querents who are concerned about
money, and you are excellent at managing money,
you can mention this in your ads to let potential clients
know how you will meet their needs.
A lot of research has gone into the psychology of
influence. We see it utilized particularly in advertising
and in political arenas. I am not advocating that you
scare people into getting a reading. However, I think
it is important to have a client look at a fear when
there is one, and walk away with an achievable
Questions arise when developing or transitioning
to professional Tarot Reading status to earn
income. These can range from "How can I make
money with Tarot?" and "How do I get started?"
to more complex technical and business questions.
You may already be up and running and have
questions about how to enhance or ramp up your
business. We would love to hear from you. Send any
questions, or interest in a future class on the
Business of Tarot, to email@example.com.
Featured Tarot Blog
78 WHISPERS IN MY EAR
Blogger Amanda Donnelly is a great writer, exploring
life through various deck interpretations. This blog is
written in a format that includes nice pictures from
different decks. It's an interesting perspective from
a tarot-reading mom.
July 29, 2012
Readers Studio Teleconference -- Free!
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It's a great chance to catch up with each
other and brainstorm new ideas.
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August 25-26, 2012
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readers, authors, artists and teachers in the field.
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