As a Tarot Card Reader, I think that continuing your Tarot education is very important. You are never done learning. You must always strive to better understand your craft. I feel so strongly about this that we need to BLOG about it.
Recently, I found an amazing website that has really been beneficial to me! The site takes the imagery of each card and breaks down the "hidden" symbolism. For example, a hammer isn't just a hammer. A bench isn't just a bench. Each of these has a deeper meaning and the site teaches those meanings.
Let's take the hammer for example. For starters, it can also be seen in some decks as a wrench! Either way, it is a tool for action. When it pops up in your client's reading, you must remind them that a woman is only as good as her action. You gotta tell them to put their talents to use and to make something out of their situation. In other words, "get to it!"
Before the site, I had never realized how many benches are in the imagery of the Tarot! And before the site, I had no idea that they had a "special" meaning. I was so wrong. Apparently, when a bench is featured, your client must take a moment of pause. They need to focus or meditate on what is before them. Much like a bench in the park, Tarot benches are a place to collect yourself and to get yourself together. Look at the situation with which you are faced. Really take the time to see it clearly. Here, have a seat while you do. How cool is that?
Lastly, I want to share my favorite image!!! In nearly every deck I have, there are tiny castles in the background of the cards. Originally, I thought they were nothing more than a gorgeous part of the art. Again, I was wrong. Castles remind us that the actions we are about to take will affect everyone involved. When a castle is featured, many people will be affected by what is about to happen. "You are indirectly affecting the entire kingdom." So, act wisely!
The wealth of knowledge contained within each card of the Tarot astounds me. Just when you think you have learned all there is, a castle comes out of nowhere! When you see the small details within the cards, you begin to truly read them. And I think that's remarkable. So, never stop pushing yourself to better understand your craft. Never be satisfied with superficial knowledge, delve deeper and always go further.