TRA TV And Podcast #9 Making the Tarot Work for You With Melissa Cynova

Welcome back to another episode of the Tarot Readers Academy TV & Podcast. The incredible Melissa Cynova, author of Kitchen Table Tarot and Tarot Elements drops a lot of #TarotTruthBombs in this episode and talks about how to make the Tarot work for you.

The Tarot can be totally approachable and Melissa and I both agree that it is an invaluable tool to help you grow. So get your eyes and ears ready for a fun and down to earth chat about the tarot. Just a warning loves, there is some swearing in this episode, Melissa and I are both #swearbears.

We cover in this episode:

  • Busting some of the myths Melissa heard when she first starting working with the Tarot
  • How beginners can move past these myths – gatekeeping is very limiting – elitism
  • It’s now easier to understand things that were previously out of reach through modern technologies which give access to things that were previously unavailable
  • Still some stigma around practicing tarot including some superstitions:
    • Shuffling and cutting decks a certain
    • Buying your own tarot decks
    • Requiring a certain amount of training before you start reading
    • Wrap in silk and sleep with it under your pillow
    • Can’t read for yourself or you can only read for yourself
    • If you lose a card your deck is completely ruined
    • It’s mostly for women
  • Whatever is practical for you is that should be what your tarot practice is – whatever works for you
  • Tarot is a tool and can be used however the reader wants – saying someone’s usage is invalid because it doesn’t match yours is bullshit
  • Imprinting of peoples’ religious beliefs onto the tarot. It’s ok to have a spiritual practice, to use tarot in a sacred space and carry out ritualistic readings
  • That you can use the Tarot for business coaching, predictive tool, brainstorming tool
  • How to make the tarot more approachable and making it your own powerful working tool
  • The importance of learning the bones – core meaning to the tarot, a system, and a structure
  • Everyone sees the cards a little differently – find the deck that speaks to you
  • What daily practices to use to make the tarot more approachable – Research and read about individual cards and write about it in your journal
  • Need to know who you are and what you want from the cards
  • That the Tarot can be anything you want it to be
  • Why it is important to research, question and challenge what you think you know and what is presented to you.

And so much more.

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