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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 27: Cartomancy

Today, March 3rd, it’s time for a new edi­tion of our orig­i­nal series, “Tarot @ Teatime”. In Episode 27, Hon­ey and Wil­low dis­cuss a few oth­er meth­ods of car­toman­cy — div­ina­tion by cards — such as Ora­cle and Lenor­mand cards, and in addi­tion to using them on their own, give some guid­ance for using these oth­er types of cards along­side your Tarot cards in a reading.

12 noon and 4pm Pacif­ic, 8pm and mid­night in the UK.

New Shows on Mixcloud: Tarot @ Teatime 13 and Where’ve You Been 14

It’s time to add two new pro­grammes to our Mix­cloud “Lis­ten Again” facil­i­ty. Lis­ten to them now at https://www.mixcloud.com/virtualcommunityradio/

In  Episode 14 of “Where’ve You Been”, we vis­it the Haunt­ed Man­sion trib­ute on Lythria. Owned by Nance Clowes, it is a trib­ute to the theme park attrac­tion first devel­oped by Walt Dis­ney Imag­i­neers for Dis­ney­land, and sub­se­quent­ly for oth­er Dis­ney destinations.

And in “Tarot @ TeatimeEpisode 13, Hon­ey and Wil­low dis­cuss dif­fer­ent approach­es to study­ing the Major Arcana, and how to iden­ti­fy your Per­son­al­i­ty and Soul cards. (Please ignore the mis­lead­ing URL of the link! — it’s episode 13, not 12.)

New Shows on Mixcloud: Tarot @ Teatime 12 and Where’ve You Been 13

We’re pleased to announce the addi­tion of two new pro­grammes to our Mix­cloud “Lis­ten Again” facil­i­ty. Lis­ten to them now at https://www.mixcloud.com/virtualcommunityradio/

Where’ve You BeenEpisode 13 fea­tures The SLEA Bridge Project, a two region con­nec­tive stretch between the SLEA home region (with its per­form­ing arts cen­tre, Machin­i­ma­land, and edu­ca­tion spaces, etc) and the quar­ter region small project area.

And in “Tarot @ TeatimeEpisode 12, Hon­ey and Wil­low explore the his­to­ry behind the Rid­er Waite Smith tarot deck.

New Shows on Mixcloud: Tarot @ Teatime 11 and Where’ve You Been 12

We’re pleased to announce the addi­tion of two new pro­grammes to our Mix­cloud “Lis­ten Again” facil­i­ty. Lis­ten to them now at https://www.mixcloud.com/virtualcommunityradio/

Where’ve You Been” Episode 12 fea­tures The Bor­der­less Project, an inter­ac­tive dig­i­tal art exhi­bi­tion that explores light: reflec­tions, struc­tures, move­ment, cre­ation and evolution. .

Tarot @ Teatime” Episode 11 explores sev­er­al clas­sic Tarot spreads and how to read them.

Tarot @ Teatime 11 — Classic Spreads

Thurs­day 22 July sees the first broad­cast of Episode 11 of our pop­u­lar series, “Tarot @ Teatime”, with Hon­ey Heart and Wil­low Moon­fire, explor­ing the his­to­ry of the cards and how they may be read. Tune in to http://main.vcradio.org at noon or 4pm Pacif­ic / 8pm or mid­night UK time. This episode will repeat on Sun­day.

Episode Eleven
In Episode 11 we dis­cuss three clas­sic Tarot spreads and their use, includ­ing the Three Card Spread, the clas­sic five card French Cross, and the Nine Card Tableau.

Three New Shows on Mixcloud

We’re pleased to announce the addi­tion of three new pro­grammes to our Mix­cloud “Lis­ten Again” facil­i­ty. Lis­ten to them now at https://www.mixcloud.com/virtualcommunityradio/

Where’ve You Been” Episode 11 fea­tures the amaz­ing Arca­di­an Rap­ture Remas­tered - an incred­i­ble cyber-deco shop­ping mall in Sec­ond Life.

Tarot @ Teatime” Episode 9 dis­cuss­es how agency, func­tion, and con­text influ­ence the inter­pre­ta­tion of cards in a read­ing.  A spread of three cards is read to address two dif­fer­ent issues to demon­strate the impor­tance of context.

Tarot @ Teatime” Episode 10 looks at The Major Arcana and var­i­ous way of think­ing about these twen­ty-two cards as a group. We dis­cuss the notion of The Fool’s Jour­ney, Jun­gian Arche­types, and the Major Arcana as a depic­tion of the inter­play between order and chaos.