The Tarot is a tool for self-understanding and personal development. A tarot reading is based on the Jungian principal of synchronicity, that is our thoughts attract and form events in our lives. It is a language of symbols, with each symbol having multiple meanings. A full deck consists of 78 cards.The 22 Major Arcana throw light on life's main passages, the 40 Minor Arcana highlight daily events and the 16 court cards represent people (ourselves and others).
This new Tarot deck from Colette Baron-Reid is inspirational. While she has retained the traditional 78 cards, she has distilled the essence of their meaning into affirmations happening in the "now". This does not mean that "negative" cards are omitted and/or renamed but that we are enabled to see the challenge in any situation, to view it with clarity, and assisted to face it with courage.
The "Good Tarot" may be used in a traditional way or as a daily guide. The price is $40 and includes a booklet. The illustrations are stunning.
This new Anniversary edition of the Enchanted Tarot is one of my personal favourites and has been out of print for some time. It was produced by a husband and wife team and the art work began as tapestries.
It is based on the Rider-Waite-Smith deck so is accessible to people already used to that deck and has an excellent book which not only clarifies the issue but gives an affirmation and a ritual to work with. I find it a good deck to choose when the the Querent's issue is one of relationships.
The set is reasonably priced at $65 and includes a full size deck, a book and a bag for the cards. I heartily recommend it.
These are the three most popular decks. On the left is the Radiant Rider-Waite-Smith deck, a recoloured version of the standard on the far right. Rider was the publisher, Waite was the author, and Pamela Coleman-Smith the artist. The Majors are numbered with the Fool at nought through twenty-one. Until this was published, the minors were not illustrated, and it was Pamela's idea to do this , thus making the deck widely accessible and easy to read. The centre deck is the Crowley-Harris which has much more detail and is suitable for advanced work.
Price range $49 to $65.
These are just two of our available sets. The decks alone have a small booklet but the sets include a full book specific to that deck. ( Or you can choose a deck you are drawn to and add a Tarot Bible which applies to any deck). We recommend the Beginner's guide to Tarot for beginners.
Other sets available are the Arthurian Legend, the Mythic Tarot, the Druidcraft Tarot, the Osho Zen Tarot, the Crystal Tarot and the Gilded Tarot.
Price range $55 to $88.
Kay does not regard herself as a fortune-teller. She has more than 30 years' experience in interpreting a reading, assisting the client to understand the patterns of the past and present and to make informed choices about possible to probable futures. Usually this takes an hour for which the charge is $100. Kay is available in store on some Thursdays and most Saturdays. Please book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
...Hi Kay, just a wee thankyou for putting yourself out there and fitting me in when you were so busy.So much appreciated. I am working your words of wisdom and things are much more calm at present both at home and at work.Thankyou again....
... Kia Ora Kay. I myself couldn't think of a more authentic, loving and insightful person such as yourself to give an honest and truthful reading. I love that you do what you do with such dedication and consistency and that clients appreciate it as well. Much aroha...
Kay holds regular series of workshops to teach this ancient art. Each full day is held a month apart to allow for practice and absorption. In addition she holds in-depth workshops for those who desire to study the Tarot in more detail. These lead on to a study of the Kabbalah, the Hebrew Alphabet and the Tree of Life. We recommend and stock the Radiant Rider-Waite-Smith deck for beginners and the Tarot Bible as the best book. Other popular sets with their own books included are the Gilded Tarot and the Druidcraft Tarot. For advanced work we recommend the Crowley-Harris deck. We also recommend the Vision Quest Tarot for a native American Indian approach.
TAROT WORKSHOP SYLLABUS
The Syllabus for the six level one workshops is as follows -
Day One: The first eleven Major Arcana using the Rider-Waite-Smith deck (The Fool to Justice)
Day Two: The remaining eleven Major Arcana. (The Hanged Man to The World)
Day Three: The Minor Arcana: Wands and Cups. Three card readings and yes/no spread.
Day Four: The Minor Arcana: Swords and Pentacles. Seven card readings.
Day Five: Court Cards. Mini Celtic Cross readings
Day Six: Putting it all together. Celtic Cross ten card spread.