My Tarot History

Work has already slowed on the website. I’ve been spending a lot of my time studying the basics of Tarot again. It’s been quite a few years since I did that. I actually began reading Tarot cards back in middle school. I was probably about 13 years old, maybe a little younger. I’ve always been a rather serious girl, so it really wasn’t something out of character for me. Once, in high school, I got rid of all my notes. It was a simple case of peer pressure. When my boyfriend broke up with me, he said one of the reasons was my Tarot reading. Of course, I wanted to be liked, so I got rid of nearly everything. Thankfully I kept my books and deck, and my interest in Tarot. Oddly enough, a year or so later for an art project, this boy used images from one of my Tarot cards. *sigh* Teenagers are such strange, inconsistent creatures.

I’m currently reading a book called Tarot for Yourself by Mary K. Greer. It’s really very good, and presents things in a slightly different manner then typical Tarot books. She uses a lot of visualization exercises, and focuses on making Tarot useful for the reader them self. I hope I can capture some of her ideas in my notes, without copying of course.

I’m also really enjoying my new Tarot deck, the Robin Wood Tarot. Ms. Wood’s artwork is beautiful. I feel that she has really captured the ideas of the cards. In most cases, the meanings are clear. Some people call it the “Barbie and Ken” deck because they claim most of the people in it are blond. I think that’s far from the truth. In an interview, Ms. Wood even details the number of different hair colours, and provides an explanation as to why each figure has their colour of hair. It’s an interesting read, and helped give me more ideas about the cards.