Newsletter of The Tarot School
http://TarotSchool.com
ISSN: 1529-0565 
Vol. 1 #6 / December 15, 2009

                                                                  
 In this Issue:
- Welcome
- Tarot Tip: Inscrutable Lists #2 - Esoteric Titles of the Minor Arcana
- Tarot Card Showcase: The Star
- Best Practices for Professional Readers: The Business of Reading Online
- Special Events: Tarot School Holiday Party
- Featured Tarot Blog: Tarot Eon
 
 
Welcome to a new issue of Tarot Tips!
 
December is always such a magical month. The
magic and energy of this special time of year
awakens something deep inside all of us. It's as if
a special flame or light is sparked that inspires us
to unfold all the potential and talent we have as
humans beings.

In this issue of Tarot Tips, we will continue the
mini series " Those Inscrutable Lists" which
offers insight on the attributes of the esoteric
titles of the cards. Many of us are putting up
lights and celebrating festivals of light. Perhaps
some of us need this year to be over in order
to see a "light at the end of the tunnel." So
we'll offer a bit of "light" in the Tarot Card
Showcase with The Star.
 
From our Tarot Family to your family, we wish
you the best and brightest this Holiday Season!

 
With Holiday Cheer on the Tarot Path,
Ruth Ann, Wald & Gina


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Tarot Tip
THOSE INSCRUTABLE LISTS #2:
ESOTERIC TITLES OF THE MINOR ARCANA

When we work with Tarot, we work with symbols.
Some of these are pictorial and some are
invisible, but like all symbols, they invest the
objects and energies of everyday life with meaning
and raise them to the level of inner truth.

The esoteric attributes of Tarot are the invisible
symbols that lie unobserved behind the pictures in
the cards. They belong to a magical tradition of
meaning as old as the civilization we're all part
of. To know and use them adds the full power of
that tradition to your readings.

In that tradition, every card in Tarot has an
esoteric title. The titles of the numbered Minor
Arcana cards all begin with "Lord of ..." The
intention of this prefix is to remind you that all
the Minor Arcana cards are divine attributes that
you, and everyone else, can find in yourselves.

To discover the divinity in these titles is a
challenge, but worth every bit of the effort you
put into the process. When you succeed, the way
you read these cards will change forever.

Here are the titles of the numbered cards of the
Suit of Cups:

2:  Lord of Love
3:  Lord of Abundance
4:  Lord of Blended Pleasure
5:  Lord of Loss in Pleasure
6:  Lord of Pleasure
7:  Lord of Illusory Success
8:  Lord of Abandoned Success
9:  Lord of Material Happiness
10: Lord of Perfected Success
 
Part 1 of this series appeared in the Dec. 1st
issue. You'll find it and other back issues of
 

 

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.
 

THE STAR
Esoteric Title: Daughter of the Firmament, Dweller Between the Waters
Astrological Attribution: Aquarius = Fixed Air
Qabalistic Attribution: Path #28 on the Tree of Life --
from Netzach (#7 / Victory) to Yesod (#9 / Foundation)

The Star emits a dazzling light, and with it,
themes of hope, love and optimism. The central
star in this card is the eight-pointed star of
Venus. Other references to the central star are
that of Innana, from Sumerian legend, and the
Egyptian reference to Sothis/ Isis /Sirius.

When Sothis/Sirius rose in the sky, it marked the
beginning of the New Year and the annual
inundation of the Nile. New Year's Day brought
the life-giving waters of rebirth and renewal to
the Nile region. The Goddess Isis is depicted in
The Star card as the kneeling female, embodiment
of the perfect balance between the watery realms
of emotion and the solidity of manifest earth.

Suggested meanings:
 
A shining example, new life, inspiration,
meditation, rest, relaxation, faith in yourself
and others.

Purification, regeneration, hope, inspiration.
Peace and serenity. Spiritual practices lead to
cleansing and renewal. The wish for enlightenment
manifests as solitary ritual. You have nothing to
hide and nothing to fear. Good health, good
spirits, good fortune.


  
 
  Just in time for the holidays:
  Mp3 versions of most of our audio courses!
  Some new selections, too!
 
 

 
 
Best Practices for Professional Readers
THE BUSINESS OF READING ONLINE
By Gina Thies
 
I began reading Tarot professionally online with a
live webcam in a chat room. I had read for a few
people face-to-face but when I went full-on as a
professional reader, I found that about 95% of my
clients were in another city, state, province or
country.

Many Tarot readers and other divination
professionals are taking their business to chat
rooms, blog radio, Skype, video, or other new
technologies. Websites are a great place to start
your online business, and offering readings
through any or all of the above-mentioned formats
will allow clients the flexibility of having their
reading with you without having to drive through
traffic. You can reach a much bigger client base
and increase your earnings dramatically.


Here are some FAQs about reading online:

 How can I do an accurate reading without the
energy of my client in front of me?


You know the limitations of your gifts and reading
style. You can try a reading or two in a distance
format, to see if it feels right for you. With
practice, you may be able to modify your technique
to suit the new medium.


Is it expensive to set up? Do I need to
purchase hardware or software?


That depends on the quality and level of service
you choose to deliver. Some computers have
built-in webcams and there are companies that
offer chat rooms for free or for a very low
monthly fee. Yahoo or MSN Messenger are free
services you can use if you like to type and have
good typing skills. If you don't want to type,
you can do a video chat or use the phone.


Do I have to do all the marketing to get
exposure and sell my reading services?


Yes and No. You can do many things to self-promote
and earn an income by giving readings via the
internet. There are many psychic and astrology
sites that will hire you as an independent
contractor or salaried employee. They have dealt
with all the technologies and marketing. All you
need is your phone line, webcam and computer.


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. I would love to hear from you. Send any
questions, or interest in a future class on the
Business of Tarot, to tarot @ tarotschool.com.



Special Event
TAROT SCHOOL HOLIDAY PARTY

It's been a great year for Tarot and we want
to party! If you're in the New York City area,
we invite you to join The Tarot School and
Sasha Graham Tarot Events for an awesome
Tarot get-together.

The Crooked Knife is a cozy Irish pub with
delicious, affordable food. We've reserved
the back of the restaurant for our soiree.
(All guests are responsible for payment of
their own check.)

Bring your Tarot cards!!!
 
Where?
The Crooked Knife
29 East 30th Street (Park/Madison)
New York, NY 10016-7313
(212) 696-2593
 
When?
Sunday, December 20, 2009
6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
RSVP to Sasha at sashag@nyc.rr.com
 
 

 
 
REMINDER!
Have you registered for the 2010 Readers Studio?
 
Don't wait until the last minute! Take advantage
of our convenient Payment Plan. The sooner
you register, the lower the payments.
 
Make hotel reservations now! There are a limited
number of rooms available at our great discount
rate. You won't get the bill until you check out,
but if you don't reserve your room now, you might
be out of luck later!

Visit ReadersStudio.com for more information.
 


 
 
Featured Tarot Blog / Newsletter
TAROT EON
Tarot tutorials, tips and techniques

You'll love this blog by Douglas Gibb. Douglas
started this blog to discuss the issues between
readers and their clients and the dreaded
"burn-out" factor, among other Tarot topics.
It is loaded with great articles. This is an
excellent source for anyone interested in going
professional. 
 
Visit this blog, you'll get hooked!



 
Do you have a question or comment on anything
tarot? Suggestions for future topics?
Contact tarot@tarotschool.com
 
For information on tarot classes, courses,
events and more, go to www.TarotSchool.com

 
Copyright 2009 The Tarot School - All Rights Reserved
Directors: Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone


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