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.

Social Links

You can find Melissa’s website here – https://melissacynova.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/melissacynova/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/melissacynova?lang=en

Get her books – https://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Cynova/e/B01IDW6SZ2%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

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