I hope you've had a great weekend. We made it to Spain! We had a few days (recovery) in Madrid and are now making our way down through Seville and to Vejer de la Frontera. If you're interested, you can follow our travels at http://www.myfamilyinspain.com/
Now, here's what you'll find in this week's newsletter...
Upright, the Hierophant represents belief systems that are handed down from a religious group, institution, or teacher. You are trusting in someone else's ideas of what is right and wrong, before forming your own moral and ethical boundaries.
Reversed, you break free from those doctrines and you think for yourself. You become an individual with your own thoughts and beliefs, rather than relying on the systems that others subscribe to.
This week, it's time to challenge the status quo. You don't have to be a follower, doing what is expected of you and conforming to the needs and expectations of the group. You can do it your way! (Sound familiar? This was one of the messages of last week's card - the reversed Chariot.)
Embrace your own independence and individuality. Go against tradition and break the rules. Be your own person.
The very first thing that students of Tarot should learn, in my opinion, is that there are no rules in Tarot.
Yet, we are often fed many 'rules' and guidelines on how we should read the cards.
Here are just a few Tarot rules that are worth breaking:
You must be 'gifted' or psychic to read the Tarot - Great if you are, but if you're not, you can just as easily learn to read Tarot and develop your intuitive connection.
To be Christian and a Tarot reader is a sin - If someone says this to you, tell the to do their homework! Christian stories and symbols are deeply woven into the Tarot - from the Garden of Eden in the Lovers, to the resurrection in the Judgement card.
The Celtic Cross is an essential Tarot spread to know - Fooey! Invest in learning how to do a simple 3-card spread or design your own layout. Much more dynamic than using the Celtic Cross for every question.
The ONE rule to remember in Tarot is that there are no rules!!
Biddy Tarot Blog Wrap-Up
Apr 17 - Practice Makes Perfect
- The key to being a fully confident Tarot reader is to practice, practice, practice. Discover a number of fun ways to build up your confidence.
Apr 10 - James Wells on Empowering Tarot Spreads
- In my interview with James Wells, Tarot consultant and teacher, we learn about how to create Tarot spreads that empower the client, including how to navigate some common but challenging questions.
Apr 3 - Dealing with Difficult Clients
Can you identify with these six difficult client types? Find out how to constructively deal with those clients who just push your buttons!