There's an excitement in purchasing your first tarot deck, but what's the best way to learn how to read the cards, and learn to read them without the need to refer to the little guide book that comes with them?
Working with your cards everyday for a year will help you to learn how to read your new tarot cards, but that's a long road. It's possible to learn the basics and read them without referring to the long notes in as little as 6 weeks.
It's completely possible to learn your cards yourself, but the best way to cut that learning short is to take a class with someone who has done all the years of work and can give you all of the 'cheat notes' to fast track your understanding, and your own intuition. Working together with someone who's figured out many small tricks and can pass those on to you is a short cut to you using your cards intuitively.
Look for a tarot teacher who has created a system that is easy to understand, and has had experience successfully teaching other students how to read tarot. This means they will have fine tuned their program, while knowing how to guide you through learning your tarot deck so you'll be reading the cards in the quickest time possible.
The best way to learn how to read tarot is working 1-on-1 with your tarot teacher and having a tarot class specifically made for the way you learn, is the ideal way to commit to reading your cards. This way, you can learn the deck of your choice, rather than the specific deck they choose to teach. You can also have the course tailored to your specific learning style, and be able to ask questions and get feed back in live time.
However, if you don't have the time to meet with a teacher consistently, taking an online course by a teacher who is still available to you for questions is a great option. With an online video course, you can access your classes at what ever time of day works for you.
The School of Witchery offers a "Learn to Read Intuitive Tarot" class, taught by Lori-Grace. Lori-Grace has taught tarot to individuals and to groups since 2004. Her online Tarot class teaches you in 6 weeks, how to interpret all Minor and Major Arcana, how to read several tarot spreads, and so many little connections and tricks throughout the whole course.
Although the course is on video, as part of the course Lori-Grace offers extra 1-on-1 time to the video students some live meeting time for you to ask extra questions you may have.
Lori-Grace has developed a system of reading and teaching tarot over 26 years, and teaches her students all the tricks and tips that have created her professional and busy tarot practice.
When I said this, I was surrounded by laughter and jokes, but later realized just how accurate this was for me. I've been asked to teach Oracle cards several times, by people who come to me through my learn to read tarot intuitively programs.
It leads me to have to explain that Tarot and Oracle, although they look like similar systems. (They are on cards, they have pictures, you can put them in spreads.) to my mind, they are completely different systems.
It doesn't make one better than the other, they are just different. They seem as different to me as the choice between getting your tea leaves read, and pulling out a pendulum to ask some questions.
I love the tarot system, and I love to teach it, especially for beginners. There is a rational order to it, even within all of the stuff within it that dances with intuition. The ordered system helps create the 'rules' to practice over and over again, and once you've mastered the simple guideline tarot rules, it allows you to go on autopilot.
(Think about when you learned to drive a car. At first, you are all nerves and trying to remember the rules. Skip ahead years and years later, you aren't thinking about the rules anymore, you're able to drive on autopilot.. with the radio on and a smile on your face.)
Because of how I learned to read cards (and then on autopilot, learned how to tune into the Source or Universe or Spirit Guide messages) Teaching someone how to read Oracle FIRST, makes ZERO sense to me. Oracle, to me, is ALL intuition.
(I'm not a fan of memorization of cards, and I find to read Oracle without intuition, means to memorize odd numbers of cards....not what I teach, not what I do.)
So, it feels like a valid question for me, in my life as a professional tarot reader. Are you a Tarot Reader or an oracle reader? It does sort of translate for me as "are you a cat person or a dog person."
At this point, after over 26 years of reading tarot, and knowing how to tap into the tarot system intuitively, I CAN read oracle cards. I find it so much easier to teach oracle, after a student already has an understanding about how to tap into their intuition.
If you are ready to learn how to read intuitively, let's connect and find what the best type of deck would be for you, based on your own goals and vision!
Lori-Grace writes about paranormal occurrences, dream work, tarot readings, and ponderings.
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