Tag Archives: Tarot

Tarot @ Teatime Episode 8: The Reader As Storyteller

Here’s anoth­er chance to hear Episode 8 of Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio’s pop­u­lar orig­i­nal series, “Tarot @ Teatime”, with Wil­low Moon­fire and Hon­ey Heart.

Episode 8 intro­duces the role of nar­ra­tive in read­ing: the Tarot read­er as storyteller.

We dis­cuss the sig­nif­i­cance of nar­ra­tive in a read­ing and how to cre­ate a nar­ra­tive that is mean­ing­ful and clear.

Tune in at http://main.vcradio.org/

The episode goes out at Noon and 4pm Pacif­ic on Jan­u­ary 1st and 5th.

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 7

On Dec 11, 15, 18 and 22, we’re rebroad­cast­ing anoth­er episode in our twice-month­ly series on the Tarot, Tarot @ Teatime, with Hon­ey Heart and Wil­low Moon­fire. The show airs on Thurs­days and Sun­days at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time (8pm and mid­night in the UK), and anoth­er episode is broad­cast every two weeks.

Episode 7 cov­ers the Court Cards of the Minor Arcana.  We dis­cuss the sig­nif­i­cance and func­tion of the Court Cards in the four suits and dif­fer­ent ways of think­ing about them.

The pri­ma­ry resource men­tioned is the Rid­er Waite Smith Tarot deck.  It is avail­able from the pub­lish­er, US Games Sys­tems, Inc. and numer­ous book­stores and online book sellers.

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 6

It’s  time for anoth­er episode in our twice-month­ly series on the Tarot, Tarot @ Teatime, with Wil­low Moon­fire and Hon­ey Heart. The show airs on Thurs­days and Sun­days at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time (8pm and mid­night in the UK), and a dif­fer­ent episode is aired every two weeks.

Episode 6 cov­ers Part Two of the sig­nif­i­cance of num­bers in the Minor Arcana.  We present qual­i­ties and key­words asso­ci­at­ed with the num­bers six through 10.

The pri­ma­ry resource men­tioned is the Rid­er Waite Smith Tarot deck.  It is avail­able from the pub­lish­er, US Games Sys­tems, Inc. and numer­ous book­stores and online book sellers.

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 4

Here’s an oppor­tu­ni­ty for a sec­ond chance to hear Episode 4 of our orig­i­nal series on the Tarot, “Tarot @ Teatime, with Wil­low Moon­fire and Hon­ey Heart. The show airs on Thurs­days and Sun­days at 12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time, and this episode goes out on Oct 30, Nov 3, 6 and 10.

Episode 4 cov­ers Part Two of The Four Ele­ments.  We present qual­i­ties and key­words asso­ci­at­ed the ele­ments of Air and Earth, which are rep­re­sent­ed by the suits of Swords and the suit of Pentacles.

The pri­ma­ry resource men­tioned is the Rid­er Waite Smith Tarot deck.  It is avail­able from the pub­lish­er, US Games Sys­tems, Inc. and numer­ous book­stores and online book sellers.

Another chance to hear Tarot @ Teatime

While Tarot @ Teatime is on hia­tus, we are repeat­ing the orig­i­nal sea­son of our series of pro­grammes look­ing at the Tarot, begin­ning at Episode 1.

In Tarot @ Teatime, we explore the his­to­ry and mean­ing of the Tarot, and dis­cuss a vari­ety of tech­niques for read­ing the cards.

Tarot & Teatime: Catch Programmes You Missed!

Our orig­i­nal series on the his­to­ry of the Tarot and how the cards may be read is cur­rent­ly on hia­tus. We intend to bring you a new series soon in its famil­iar Thurs­day and Sun­day slots.

In the mean­time, it’s easy to lis­ten to the exist­ing shows again — maybe to refresh your mem­o­ry or because you missed them first time round. Just go to Mixcloud.com and search for “Tarot@Teatime”.

In addi­tion, if you vis­it our Mix­cloud Pro­file, you’ll find all the orig­i­nal series that are avail­able since we opened at the start of 2021.

Tarot @ Teatime Episode 38: The Haughty Swords

Tune in for the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, “Tarot @ Teatime” as we dis­cuss the suit of Swords.

When Pamela Cole­man Smith designed the cards we now know as the Rid­er-Waite-Smith deck, she was influ­enced by an ear­ly pack, the Sola Bus­ca, that she saw pic­tures of in the British Muse­um. This influ­ence is par­tic­u­lar­ly notice­able in the suit of Swords.

How­ev­er the result of this influ­ence is that the imagery of the Sword cards in RWS and lat­er RWS-derived decks can be found a lit­tle mis­lead­ing to the reader.

In Episode 38 we work through the cards, dis­cussing their imagery and how they may be read in a way that is true to their char­ac­ter, focus­ing on words and communication.

The episode runs from August 4th to 14th on Thurs­days and Sun­days at noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time/8pm and mid­night UK time.

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Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 37: De-Mystifying the Tarot

This episode was record­ed on June 22 before a live audi­ence at VCRa­dio Tow­er at the Sec­ond Life 19th Birthday.

The pro­gramme is, as its name sug­gests, intend­ed to pro­vide an intro­duc­tion to the Tarot, and it cov­ers a lit­tle of the his­to­ry of the cards and gives some point­ers, sug­ges­tions and exam­ples on how to read them.

This episode goes out on Thurs­days and Sun­days at 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT, up to and includ­ing July 31st.

 

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 36: Binary Readings

Nor­mal­ly we would sug­gest that read­ers use at least a 3‑card spread with their quer­ents, as these can give a sur­pris­ing amount of information.

How­ev­er there are times and cir­cum­stances where a quer­ent or a read­er needs a quick yes/no answer.

These “bina­ry” read­ings can be car­ried out with one or two cards, or you can start with one or two and expand the read­ing with an added com­bi­na­tion to give more detail.

We look at meth­ods of car­ry­ing out bina­ry and com­bi­na­tion read­ings, and pro­vide examples.

The episode goes out on Thurs­days and Sun­days at 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT, up to and includ­ing July 17th.

My Tarot Decks” by imeleven is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

 

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 35: Relationship Spreads

The most pop­u­lar top­ic for read­ings is rela­tion­ships: whether roman­tic, work-relat­ed, fam­i­ly or friend­ships. Most ques­tions con­cern one of three aspects of rela­tion­ships: attract­ing them, main­tain­ing them, or endings/loss. This episode looks at spreads that are help­ful in answer­ing these kinds of very com­mon ques­tions. In addi­tion the pro­gramme pro­vides some sug­ges­tions on how to frame the most effec­tive ques­tions — and the ques­tions to avoid.

The episode goes out on Thurs­days and Sun­days at 12 noon and 4pm Pacific/SLT, up to and includ­ing June 30th.

Image: Tarot” by kpish­da­di is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.