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Surrey UK based Tarot Reader, Astrologer and Creative Artist.
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In my book I unlock the secret of the tarot so that everyone can understand it. I explain why the cards have they interpretations they have. I unlock the mystery of tarot so that anyone can learn it.
In a tarot reading every card is changed according to what is next to it, therefore it is impossible to fully comprehend the depth of a spread without full knowledge of the meanings behind each number, symbol and element.
I have been a tarot reader for over 20 years and teaching students throughout. Nearly every student who has ever come to me has started off on the same tack. They have been out and brought Waite’s pictorial tarot, or a Waite look alike pack, read a few books and promptly got stuck. Why? Waite never fully explained why he had Pamela Colman-Smith depict each minor card as she did. However, the popularity of the pack has kept these images alive in everyone’s psyche for nearly a century now, to the point where the modern day student of tarot has often never seen a traditional Marseille deck.
To strip the tarot back to simple images of basic swords, batons, cups and coins is almost unheard of. How is one possibly meant to know what the card means without clues?
The truth is that one does not require such clues. All one requires is good solid grounding in the meanings of the major cards, the four suits and the numbers. Then your intuition can truly fly free without the encumbrance of how someone else might interpret the card.
With Waite look alike cards it is very difficult to grasp the flow of pattern that will evolve during a reading. How many 3s are there? Which suit is missing? What is the rhythm? Do these cards go from 1 to 10 or are they stuck at 5? And even if you could see that pattern what does it mean? Why should the relevance of each number mean so much?
In The System of Symbols I explain what each number means. I also explain the essence of each suit and its association with the major cards. This book is a thorough explanation of the mechanics behind tarot, so that you can cross reference the numbers and concepts to encourage your own intuition.
Each card is described along with its symbolic meaning, how it can be seen during a reading and many examples from real readings and client feedback. There are also tarot key words for each card so that I can be used for quick reference while practicing. I also associate the cards with the Bach Flower remedies so that one can offer help and healing through the cards.
The System of Symbols is available as a book or e-book. It has 416 pages and includes black and white images throughout of my own tarot designs. You can see all of my designs in full colour at tarotastrology.
You can purchase The System of Symbols in printed book form, or as an e-book.
The System of Symbols is currently being added to Google print and you may now look inside this book at www.amazon.co.uk or www.amazon.com and all other Amazon websites.
For the serious student of tarot the writings of Aleister Crowley are a must. I always consider his The Book of Thoth to be one of the most important works to ever have been written on the subject.
Other books and cards either by Crowley or about his work.
Learn tarot with an expert. Learning the tarot is easy with my perfected system. Tarot books mainly say what the card mean, but not why they mean it. I share all the secrets of tarot. All 22 major cards of the tarot, 56 minor cards and full tarot reversals are included in my book.
Tarot Workshops in Surrey
If you live in the UK and are within striking distance of the Guildford / Farnham area then you might like to be kept informed about the one day tarot workshops I run and the tarot club I run.
The workshops are mainly one day events in which a particular aspect of tarot is taught and explored through practical and interactive work. My tarot workshops are fun and informative.
I also run a tarot club for like minded people to meet and practice tarot together.
Please email me to be added to my tarot workshop mailing list.