Are you wanting to become a professional Tarot reader but are not quite sure if you have what it takes to go pro? Find out what sorts the wannabes from the real deal. This is the check list I wish someone had written for me when I first started hoping that my passion would one day become my profession.
With three financial years as a professional Tarot Reader under my belt (and nearly 30 years after my first reading), I feel ready to share what I have learned so that you can avoid some of the more common mistakes.
Have you been sidetracked from your life purpose? Are your goals and dreams on the back burner? Do you feel as if fate is at cross purposes with your destiny and desire to serve humanity with your gifts for the Highest Good of All?
Knowing your life purpose and fulfilling it is not always the same. Dreams of a brighter future that glimmer tantalisingly by moonlight, often seem pale and unachievable in the harsh light of day. Discerning between fantasy and one's true calling can be tricky. The Tarot can help!
The Tarot and Oracle spread below uses three different Tarot decks to allow for repetition of significant cards. In addition to three Tarot cards each for Fate/Soul Contract (The Wheel of Fortune), Current Lesson (The Fool) and Action Advice (Strength), there is an Oracle (of your choice) card for the same. The oracle cards will provide spiritual insights and guidance.
I first stumbled across the visually appealing Daemon Tarot on tumblr and decided I had to have it, not knowing if I would be able to divine with it or not. This is not a Tarot deck at all, by the way, as the guide book clearly states. It's a 69 card oracle - each card depicting a demon/daemon.
After looking through the images and reading snippets from the guide book, I'm still not sure if this deck is readable even though the antique images by Louis Breton are really cool. There is a brief introductory snippet about each daemon in the book by Ariana Osborne but the actual divinatory guidance is scant (only one sentence for each card). However, Osborne does encourage the reader to come up with their own meanings.
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"I'm rating the Chrysalis Tarot more as an oracle deck. We are moving quite far outside the boundaries of traditional Tarot and I do not agree with many of the interpretations in the LWB (especially not the Court Cards). Also not too keen on 'Spirals' for the Wands suit. Can you still use this deck for readings in spite of the aberrations? Yes, it's quite easy to read with intuitively but don't get too stuck in 'Tarot think' - allow the gorgeous images to speak. If you are a beginner and feel drawn to this deck, I recommend that you use a RWS deck for your studies / daily draw and reach your own conclusions about the validity of this new metaphysical interpretation of the Tarot, which I consider a flight of fancy that should have landed in the realm of Oracles rather than Tarot."
I have had opportunity to familiarise myself further with the deck since and I did read the (fantastical) Little White Book all the way through before posting the review. I still feel the same. That said, I do love this deck and have used it for many of my client readings since. I so badly wanted to give it five stars because I'm in love with the artwork but the LWB with its strange meanings/associations put me off.
But enough about me - let's speak directly with the daemon of this deck!
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Cards of power, cards of light
Guide me true and guide me right
May this working be correct and just
Show me the truth in perfect trust!
It is always a good idea to check the cards before you go ahead and cast a spell. The spread above will give you some clues if you should or shouldn't, as well as what you can do to raise/channel energy and what the outcome might be.
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This spread is inspired by the film Maleficent and comes with a spoiler alert so please watch the film before you read on and try this spread!
You can use this spread any time you feel victimised and tempted to strike back. It's OK to feel the pain deeply but it's always better to forgive than to seek revenge!