Tag Archives: tarotcards

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.

 

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 34: Tarot Etiquette

In episode 34 we dis­cuss some of the more eso­teric aspects of card read­ing such as the eti­quette of work­ing with tarot, using and stor­ing the cards, how to frame a query for max­i­mum impact, and then final­ly the meta­phys­i­cal aspect of the cards, or why they work in the mate­r­i­al plane as well as in a vir­tu­al setting.

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

 

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 33: The Occult Tarot

As far as we know, Tarot cards were not used for div­ina­tion until the late 18th cen­tu­ry. French occultists drew togeth­er the threads of secret knowl­edge that formed the West­ern Mys­tery Tra­di­tion. We look at that tra­di­tion and exam­ine how occultists in France and Britain linked it to the Tarot, for­ev­er chang­ing the appear­ance of the cards and the ways in which they are read.

Episode 33 pre­mieres on Thurs­day May 26th at 12 noon and 4pm /SLT Pacif­ic Time (8pm and mid­night in the UK) and is repeat­ed at the same times on Sun­days and Thurs­days up to and includ­ing June 5th.

Image: “tarot-goth­ic-gob­let” by emer­son­quinn is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Live Tarot Readings — Saturday, May 14th

This Sat­ur­day, come to Chest­nut Hills for a per­son­al Tarot reading!

Hon­ey Heart, the co-host of Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio’s orig­i­nal series “Tarot At Teatime”, offers you a per­son­al Tarot read­ing, live and free of charge.

Join her on Sat­ur­day, May 14th, 1 to 2pm Sec­ond Life Time, in the plaza out­side the Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio The­ater on the Chest­nut Hills region in Sec­ond Life.

Read­ings are offered first come, first served, and are com­plete­ly free of charge (though you can tip VCRa­dio if you wish). They are car­ried out pri­vate­ly in SL Voice and are strict­ly confidential.

All read­ings are for enter­tain­ment pur­pos­es only. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chestnut%20Hills/135/105/3802

Then don’t for­get that you can catch the lat­est episode of our orig­i­nal series, Tarot @ Teatime, on Sun­days and Thurs­days at 12 noon or 4pm Pacific/SLT, 8pm or mid­night in the UK. Infor­ma­tion on the cur­rent episode is here.

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 32: Tarot de Marseille

While the Rid­er-Waite-Smith deck is the most pop­u­lar today, there is an old­er style of deck that orig­i­nat­ed in Renais­sance Italy. It was lat­er brought to France and is known as the “Tarot de Mar­seille” or “TdM.” Its imagery and inter­pre­ta­tion dif­fer sig­nif­i­cant­ly from mod­ern decks.

Episode 32 pre­mieres on Thurs­day May 12th at 12 noon and 4pm /SLT Pacif­ic Time (8pm and mid­night in the UK) and is repeat­ed at the same times on Sun­days and Thurs­days up to and includ­ing May 22nd.

Image: the Con­ver-Ben-Doav (CBD) Tarot de Mar­seille deck: one of the most pop­u­lar in this style.

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 31: The Tech of Tarot

In Episode 31, we delve into the var­i­ous tech­nolo­gies that need­ed to come togeth­er to make Tarot cards as we know them pos­si­ble. We dis­cuss how the tools, mate­ri­als and tech­niques invent­ed in Chi­na informed the devel­op­ment of mate­r­i­al cul­ture in Renais­sance Italy and France, and led to the evo­lu­tion and devel­op­ment of Tarot cards. We con­sid­er the com­ing togeth­er of a very spe­cif­ic com­bi­na­tion of tech­nolo­gies and cul­tures, that result­ed in Tarot emerg­ing from the fer­tile soil of the Renais­sance — and what made the envi­ron­ment so per­fect for the evo­lu­tion of this game at this spe­cif­ic era. As we’ll see, Renais­sance Italy cre­at­ed the per­fect envi­ron­ment for the emer­gence of the Tarot deck as play­ing cards.

Episode 31 pre­mieres on Thurs­day April 28th at 12 noon and 4pm /SLT Pacif­ic Time (8pm and mid­night in the UK) and is repeat­ed at the same times on Sun­days and Thurs­days up to and includ­ing May 8th.

Image: Cards from the Sola Bus­ca deck (1491), a major influ­ence on Pamela Col­man Smith.

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 30: 3‑card spreads & layering

In this episode, Hon­ey Heart and Elrik Mer­lin con­tin­ue their dis­cus­sion of 3‑card spreads by look­ing at the many ways in which this sim­ple but infor­ma­tive spread can be used, assign­ing dif­fer­ent inter­pre­ta­tions to the cards that appear in the three posi­tions of the read­ing, such as “Past/Present/Future” and “Mind/Body/Spirit”.

In our pre­vi­ous episode, we talked about the use of 1, 2 and 3‑card read­ings and why and when you’d choose one of these over the larg­er spreads. As we learned, even these small spreads can pack a lot of infor­ma­tion into just a few cards. Now in this episode, we dig a lit­tle deep­er into that work­horse of a spread, the 3‑card spread.

We’ll talk about how these spreads can be used effec­tive­ly to assist in per­son­al devel­op­ment, and we’ll talk about how to enhance these spreads by using the “lay­er­ing” tech­nique — adding cards from oth­er decks to a read­ing. We’ve men­tioned the lay­er­ing tech­nique before, but we’ll go into quite a lot more depth here.

Episode 30 pre­mieres on Thurs­day April 14th at 12 noon and 4pm /SLT Pacif­ic Time (8pm and mid­night in the UK) and is repeat­ed at the same times on Sun­days and Thurs­days until April 24th.

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 29: 1, 2 and 3‑card readings

Wil­low is tak­ing a break from the show, so Hon­ey is joined by Elrik Mer­lin as co-presenter.

In this episode, they dis­cuss the use of 1, 2 and 3‑card read­ings — and why and when you’d choose one of these over the larg­er spreads. These are rel­a­tive­ly sim­ple spreads — but you don’t always need a grand tableau or even a 9‑card spread every time you read. And a 3‑card spread can pack a lot of infor­ma­tion into just those three cards.

They also touch on Tarot Year and Birth cards.

Book men­tioned:
Mary K Greer, “Tarot For Your Self”.

Deck used:
Smith-Waite Tarot Deck Cen­ten­ni­al Edition
https://www.usgamesinc.com/Smith-Waite-Centennial-Tarot-Deck.html

Tarot @ Teatime — Episode 28: Astrological Correspondences

In Episode 28 of our orig­i­nal series, “Tarot @ Teatime”, Hon­ey and Wil­low explore the cor­re­spon­dences between astrol­o­gy and the twen­ty-two cards of the Major Arcana of the Tarot as con­ceived by the Her­met­ic Order of the Gold­en Dawn, the late 19th cen­tu­ry mag­i­cal order that had a great influ­ence on the pop­u­lar­i­ty of the Tarot as well as build­ing on its eso­teric significance.

The  pro­gramme airs on Thurs­days and Sun­days at noon and 4pm Pacif­ic from March 17th until March 27th.

Book men­tioned:
Stephen Arroyo, Chart Inter­pre­ta­tion Hand­book, CRSC Pub­li­ca­tions (April 2004), ISBN10: 0916360498

Deck used:
Smith-Waite Tarot Deck Cen­ten­ni­al Edition
https://www.usgamesinc.com/Smith-Waite-Centennial-Tarot-Deck.html

Tarot @ Teatime Episode 26: Cards of Gateway & Transition — Now On Mixcloud

This is the sec­ond of our live pre­sen­ta­tions from Octo­ber 2021 by the hosts of our orig­i­nal series: “Tarot @ Teatime”, air­ing Thurs­days and Sun­days at noon and 4pm Pacif­ic Time/SLT, 8pm and mid­night in the UK. This pro­gramme was orig­i­nal­ly pre­sent­ed live and on-the-air in Octo­ber as part of the 2021 Haunt­ed Hol­low. We’ve also made avail­able the spe­cial edi­tion of “Where Have You Been?” which was broad­cast in the run-up to Mar­di Gras. Missed any episodes? Catch them on our Mix­Cloud feed!

Episode 26: Cards of Gate­way & Transition
In this episode, we talk about sev­er­al cards in the Tarot that offer us a gate­way from where we are to some­where else… per­haps a place we’d like to be. Oth­er cards imply a tran­si­tion from one way of per­ceiv­ing our world and our expe­ri­ences to anoth­er; a change in con­scious­ness; a realization.

Would live tarot read­ings add a some­thing unique to your in-world event or venue? Inquire to H0neyHeart Res­i­dent by note­card in-world, or email tarot@vcradio.org.

If you’ve missed episodes of our series,  here’s our Mix­Cloud feed.