Welcome to A Card a Day!
I have always believed strongly that the best way to learn tarot is to simply use your cards.
To work with them, regularly, and to listen to them. To listen to your own inner voice as you ask them questions and hear yourself answer, with the help of the cards, from depths you had not yet explored. Never mind ‘memorising meanings’, the best learning happens in the practice of using and exploring your cards.
My other course, the Alternative Tarot Course, teaches this skill. It leads the student through eight weeks of exercises which get you looking at your tarot cards from all kinds of different perspectives. It helps you to see their relevance to your own life, and thus encourages you to really internalise each card’s energy, to really understand it from that personal level.
That said, I am also aware that most of us need prompts, ideas, existing interpretations to fill in the blanks.
It’s very hard to look at an unfamiliar image and simply ‘interpret it’, especially in the context of a tarot reading. Whilst a few lucky people may pick up a deck of tarot cards and simply know what each one means to them on a deep intuitive level, the rest of us must start with study.
I created this course because I was asked, over and over, to provide an accessible guide to the tarot.
Folks were asking for a springboard, a starting point for their tarot studies. They were studying the Alternative Tarot Course and wanted a guide to use alongside it, or they were fans of Little Red Tarot and wanted a complete guide in the same style.
At the same time, I knew that the folks asking for this course also tended to be busy, with full, or hectic, or chaotic lives. I was determined to create a course that could be as light or as in-depth as each student needed. Something that would help folks to create a simple daily tarot-learning routine, but that could be easily fit into a busy schedule.
A Card a Day is the result!
It’s a daily email course backed up by a library of card meanings that you can access anytime. Once you sign up for the emails, each day you’ll receive one short email. Whether you have just five minutes to grab your card and learn a few key words, or you can put aside a little longer to read a deeper discussion of the card or even follow some journal prompts, it’s designed to keep you moving through your cards, one by one, learning a little more each day.
My approach to tarot
My interpretations are formed from a mixture of traditional meanings learned from books, ideas picked up from current tarot bloggers and writers, and a heck of a lot of my own work. There are many cards that I have struggled to understand until they manifested in some way in my own life. They then ceased to be a staid archetype detailed in a book, and became something I could relate to myself. I think this is how most of us learn tarot best. It has to be relevant. My work, for the past six years, has been a deep dive into each of these cards, emerging with fragments of real life that help me to understand their messages.
So here they are – all of my ideas about the 78 cards that comprise this wonderful thing we know as tarot.
I hope you will take what resonates for you, leave what doesn’t, and use this collection as a springboard for your own ideas. What I share in this course isn’t ‘right’ or ‘fact’, there are no hard and fast interpretations that you must stick to. They are my own explorations of each card and some observations of how they appear in my life and the lives of my many clients.
I hope that ultimately you will feel able to ‘throw out the book’, as folks often say in tarot. It’s only when you understand the cards in a deep and personal way that you’ll really be reading tarot. But it takes a long time to reach that goal (I’m certainly still on the journey!) In the meantime, I hope this course and the ideas within it will help you on your way.
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