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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.

 

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.

Saturday 16th — A Busy Day!

There’s a lot hap­pen­ing today on Vir­tu­al Com­mu­ni­ty Radio! Be a part of it by tun­ing in or attend­ing one of today’s events in Sec­ond Life…

Catch the lat­est edi­tion of Where Have You Been? at noon or 4pm Pacific/SLT, 8pm or mid­night in the UK, where we find things to do and places to see around the Sec­ond Life Grid. In this episode we vis­it Seren­i­ty Val­ley.

Then from 1 to 2pm SLT, get a per­son­al Tarot read­ing from Hon­ey Heart, co-host of our orig­i­nal series Tarot @ Teatime, in the Tarot tent in VCRa­dio Plaza. Read­ings are free of charge, total­ly con­fi­den­tial and for enter­tain­ment pur­pos­es only.

Today’s Fea­tured Music is… Musi­cals! In cel­e­bra­tion of the first of our new month­ly series pre­sent­ed by Cale­do­nia Sky­tow­er: The Mag­ic of The Musi­cal! which pre­mieres today at 2pm Pacific/SLT, 10pm in the UK. Tune in or be part of the stu­dio audi­ence at the VCRa­dio The­ater! (See sep­a­rate entry.)