Rank #1: TRA TV and Podcast #7 Trusting Your Gut and Tarot with Arwen Lynch Poe
Welcome to another episode of the Tarot Readers Academy TV and Podcast. Arwen Lynch Poe joins me in this episode where we talk about trusting your gut when it comes to working with the tarot and why it is the best gauge for your tarot practice. So get comfy and let’s dive into this instalment of tarot goodness. In this episode we touch on: How to determine what is instinct and intuition vs a fear or self-sabotage How to trust your gut – inner voice – our intuition Learn how to distinguish between something that you should move forward on vs an unrealistic daydream How to interpret your gut hunches (Pay attention) What to say to beginner readers who are stuck in the fear of telling their clients what they saw in the cards (Be Authentic) Have a little faith in your ability, in the message you’re getting, have a little faith in your delivery and in your talent as a reader What would you recommend for people who are stepping into the Tarot world as a reader Learn the foundation of Tarot and keep on learning Choose a system you feel drawn to and learn that system What are the tips for people who are struggling to step away from their own judgement when reading Know your biases You can check out Arwen’s course called Trust Your Gut Tarot:9-week online course if you want to dive deeper into this subject. Professional Joy Seeker Arwen Lynch-Poe has been teaching writers how to use Tarot since 2009. She is the author of several decks including Practical Tarot Wisdom, Fairy Tale Lenormand, and Secrets of the Mystic Grove. Past-president of the American Tarot Association (2007-2014), Arwen enjoys educating as well as networking with others. Her own business, Tarot by Arwen, has been around since 1985 with her online professional presence launching in 1992. She is now the editor-in-chief and owner of The Cartomancer ( PLEASE USE CODE – ETHONYROCKS at the checkout for your bundle) a quarterly print and digital magazine. Her motto in life is “Seek joy, y’all.” Contact her by visiting www.tarotbyarwen.com Arwen’s Social Links Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TarotByArwen1/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tarotbyarwen/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tarotbyarwen/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP9-JQq9_Pvh5fYpyQluKCQ
Rank #2: TRA TV & Podcast #6 Spiritual Biz Spotlight with Susan Ellis-Saller
In this episode of the Tarot Readers Academy TV and Podcast, Susan Ellis-Saller stops by to shine a spotlight on setting up a spiritual business. We talk about the realities of what it takes to build strong foundations for a Tarot business both online and in person. So grab your favourite beverage and listen to some hot business tea with us. * We touch on these hot business topics. * How to get started into a Tarot Business * How to use various applications to build a website * How to use technology to grow your tarot business * How to roll with the market and with your own expectations * How t be authentic and how to safeguard your energy * Why it is a great idea sometimes to keep your day job! (it takes a while to build up your business) * Make something that’s going to last, build it up slowly. * What can you offer – experience, background, magic that nobody else can; what inspires you * How to be good members of the Tarot community and share each other’s work * What are some of the strong foundation’s people can focus in order to get started in setting up a Tarot business * Your business is a business and you need to treat it that way. * and much more… Don’t miss out on the amazing free resource from Susan – Tarot Business Startup Checklist. Susan also has a fantastic course, Tarot, From Hobby to Business that is coming soon so sign up to her newsletter to be notified when it is live! Susan Ellis-Saller is a tarot card slinging transformational life coach and spiritual business mentor. She helps her clients identify and get in touch with their true desires in life and then helps them create a game plan to achieve them. When Sue isn’t studying cards or mysticism, she’s laughing with her children, swinging on a pole, stretching, exploring the world with her husband, or trying to train her pups! Read more about Sue’s life and business here Susan’s social links Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AngelBusinessBasics/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SusanEllisSaller/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sueellissaller/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sueellissaller
Rank #3: TRA TV & Podcast #5 Conversations with The Devil With Jenna Matlin
Join Jenna Matlin and I as she leads us through Conversations with The Devil: Identifying the voice of the inner critic and engaging in Tarot allies to cope. This was one of the most fascinating conversations I have ever had around The Devil card and it is a must listen to! To get the most out of this podcast and episode download the incredible FREEBIE which Jenna created and follow along as we explore: * Why The Devil is one of the most complex and interesting cards of the Major Arcana. * How the Devil is traditionally the lord of temptation, the thing we can’t say no to. * How this Tarot card indicates that there are issues surrounding truth or fiction, self-control, and obsession. * Why The Devil card is an aspect of the inner saboteur and how we create rituals that reinforce our own negative self-talk. * How we can differentiate between the self-destructive negative inner dialogue and the intuitive hit of real warning * Recommendations for working with The Devil Tarot card * Why it’s important to have a counter-voice, an ally card, to help pull yourself out of the cycle of self-sabotage * How anxiety is a symptom of a deeper belief and shows up the moment which reaches out from our comfort zones * How to recognize when the inner saboteur is engaged. * How The Devil card can also be about reckless abandon and positive aspect and how to confront our inner saboteur and be a part of the physical world * How The Devil in love can signify that you need to spend some quality time on your relationship. * And so much more. Did you get the FREE download that Jenna created for this episode? It has been designed to allow you to minimize The Devil’s more anxiety driven aspects and hot to use the tarot to locate and engage your Ally and protector. It is a powerful exercise and I can not recommend it enough. Jenna has two amazing books that you can check out too. Have Tarot Will Travel and Have Tarot Will Party. Jenna is the clairvoyant engine behind the Queen of Wands Tarot and she basically will rock your world with her readings. She is available for readings both face to face and online.
Rank #4: TRA TV & Podcast #4 The Cards Speak for Themselves with Christiana Gaudet
In this TRA TV & Podcast episode, Christiana and I will discuss what are some of the limiting beliefs we have about tarot and tarot readings and how to let the cards to speak for themselves and embrace a more open approach to our craft. Some highlights are: * As a beginner, learn the best way to practice and learn the cards and dispel preconceived ideas of what the cards mean and the need to be flexible * There is no right or wrong way to read the cards * Why context and the position of the cards are so important * Why it’s Important for a person to know how their gifts work * How a beginner reader needs to try everything and see what works best for them now, but be open to doing things differently in a different situation or a different time * Why it is limiting to see some cards as always negative, and some cards as always positive. * How one card can mean more than one thing at the same time in the same reading. Allowing your cards to have different weights. * Opening up to the idea of magic in divination * Bringing your imagination and intuition to the Tarot table. Make sure you download the FREE The Cards Speak for Themselves guide that Christiana put together for you. You can get your copies of Christiana’s books Tarot Tour Guide and Fortune Stellar: What Every Tarot Reader Needs to Know by clicking on the links provided. Christiana can be booked for Tarot Readings via her website and she also has a wonderful library of Tarot blogs and other magical goodies there.
Rank #5: TRA TV & Podcast #3 Bonding with Your Tarot Deck with Carrie Mallon
Get your copy of Bonding with Your Tarot Deck by Carrie Mallon download by clicking here. Ethony: Thank you so much for joining us for another episode of the Tarot Readers Academy TV and podcast. Today, I have the lovely Carrie Mallon who is going to be sharing with us her tips and tricks, her experience and her journey with learning how to bond with a new deck. Carrie is also a tarot reader, an active card singer as many of our guests are and a tarot mentor. Welcome, Carrie to our podcast and TV. Carrie: Yey! Hello to Ethony and to everyone who will be watching and listening to this. I am so excited to be here. Ethony: Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule. As I know most of us, solopreneurs, are kind of running at 110%. My background with knowing of Carrie is through this pretty much the same with a lot of people that I have worked with and our colleagues in this field. It’s been through YouTube and through social media. One of the things that was really setting Carrie’s work apart was a few years ago, Carrie was delving really deeply into the wild unknown tarot which is an extremely popular deck and the wild unknown tarot is a bit more of an abstract deck in the way that there’s no people in the cards to pick it and Carrie was doing an entire series on deeply diving into the cards and this is sort of this huge project got underway. So Carrie, tell us a little bit about what light bulb went off in your gorgeous brain where you said I’m doing this? Carrie: Yeah, So, it was an interesting thing because when I started blogging through the wild unknown. I actually didn’t really think anyone would be interested in it besides me. I’ve been doing my business for over four years now and this is probably one of the most popular things I’ve done in terms of people using it and emailing me about it and whatnot. So, that was interesting is that I kind of just thought well this deck is really interesting and it’s so different from the Rider-Waite-Smith which a lot of resources draw upon. So, I just decided I’m going to do this for myself and if anyone else is interested in that that’s really cool. I realized as I was doing it that writing those posts was bringing me so deep into those cards and that act of embarking on that project led me to connect with the deck in so much of a deeper way than I would have if I would have just bought the deck and you know, used it. Occasionally I noticed so many things in the cards and yeah, it was just really an interesting process and an ongoing process it took a long time. Sometimes people come to me now and they’re like, “Oh, my gosh. I can’t believe you did that.” I’m like, “Well, you know, what you see now is three years after I first started the project.” Ethony: That’s a good point because there — as anyone who has written a book about Tarot or has created a deck 78 cards is quite the commitment. So, was there ever a time where you went, “What on earth have I signed up for?” Carrie: I think honestly though what on earth have I signed up for a point did come in it but it didn’t come until I actually finished. I had all of 78 cards done and then I said, “Oh, I’m going to go back and edit them and update the pictures and just polish them up.” That’s the part of the project that I just did more recently and that part was a little more you know, like the initial enthusiasm has worn off which this is often how it goes in creative projects, right? At the beginning, you’re like, “Oh, my gosh. This is amazing.” Then eventually you have to just do the work behind it. So, it did get to be a lot but the nice thing was I didn’t have to put pressure on myself for it. So, anytime I started to feel like,
Rank #6: TRA TV & Podcast #2 Branding for Tarot Professionals with The Tarot Lady Theresa Reed
In this episode of the Tarot Readers Academy TV and Podcast I am joined by the one and only Theresa Reed; The Tarot Lady. She shares her valuable experience and knowledge on Branding for Tarot Professionals. Theresa guides us through finding your own unique voice as a Tarot professional and the pitfalls to avoid so that you do not end up becoming a copycat or generic version of other readers. Make sure you grab this episode’s free resource on branding here. In this episode we touch on why your brand has to reflect who you are and what is unique about your business and how, when done with authenticity, is something you can not copy. How being in the Tarot business as a professional reader is different to other businesses, and why you can’t come at it from a corporate mindset only. We talk about what the biggest common denominators in a successful tarot business and why experimentation is important when finding your own voice and path. Why it is vital to do what you can with the resources you have then level up when you can and try not to be all things to all people. Even when you are successful. And so much more. So get ready for some real talk on the business side of Tarot and how you can stand out from the crowd and noisy world of social media. This episodes free resource is a ebook called; Look, Sound and Feel which Theresa has provided for you as a guide for Tarot pros to help you find their brand message. You can find Theresa Reed over on her website and make sure you check out her incredible Tarot Coloring book. Theresa also has her amazing Astro-Biz Digest subscription service which is an incredible offering for entrepreneurs.
Rank #7: TRA TV & Podcast #1 How to Read Tarot Like a Natural Intuitive with Kate the Daily Tarot Girl
In this Tarot Readers Academy TV & Podcast Episode Kate, the Daily Tarot Girl explores how to read tarot like a natural intuitive with us. Link to the Free E-Course: The 4 Secrets to Amazing Tarot Readings What is Intuitive Tarot Reading? I feel like this idea of reading the tarot intuitively a lot of people aren’t sure how to do it. Often the type of people who are drawn to tarot are naturally intuitive people, but it’s not always obvious how to incorporate your intuition and intuitive gifts into tarot reading. Basically, there are two ways to read the tarot. The first is to read it with your left brain, from your intellect. You draw on your knowledge of the card (its symbols, numbers and suits) and its meaning. Then there is this other way of reading where you use your feelings, emotions and the five senses to get a feel for the card. The process is different. When you try to read that card from the mind only, you’re looking at the card from a knowledge base. But when you read with your intuition, you’re allowing the card to communicate with you. Reading intuitively is something we can all do. Ideally, you want to combine reading intuitively with the knowledge you have about what the cards mean. The secret of reading intuitively is being relaxed and letting go of expectations around specific goals or outcomes. When reading for clients, who are question oriented and want an answer, I will always answer the question, but I spend most of the reading talking about the journey to the answer and being ok with it being a process and that every card in that progression or in that reading gives you a little bit more to go on and has just as much to offer you as the answer by reading what the card does. Reading intuitively should feel kind of fun and I think if you approach the cards with the spirit of fun and lightness and exploration, that’s going to help your intuition come out of hiding. When we’re really serious with the cards that can be a big block to overcome. Our intuition doesn’t want to come out when we’re really serious or if we’re really tense when doing a reading. Joy should be part of the recipe when it comes to working with the tarot. What are the main benefits of intuitive tarot reading? I find working intuition into the mix enables you to find creative and surprising solutions to problems. When I read intuitively it helps me to connect with my inner calm and renews my sense of enthusiasm for the tarot. What are some of the roadblocks to reading tarot intuitively? Fear is the biggest roadblock. We’re afraid of looking stupid and getting it “wrong”, especially if we’re new to the tarot or haven’t been reading for long. We can also be afraid of opening up a can of worms – that we will suddenly know things or see things that you don’t really want to know and that can be overwhelming. But that’s not the case at all. I believe that we aren’t given things that we aren’t supposed to see or that we are unable to deal with. Intuitive reading is just another tool to use in your tarot readings. Another roadblock to learning the tarot is that people feel they have to memorize all the tarot meanings right off the bat and that’s so overwhelming because there are so many cards. Yes, it’s important but have fun with your deck. Spend time looking through the cards and getting to know your deck. You don’t have to focus 100% on memorizing the meaning of the cards. What are some of the ways to connect with a new deck? When I get a new deck, I love to interview my deck, so I’ll ask it what card sums up your personality? Or do you have any areas of expertise? What do you look for in a tarot reader? Think about your deck as if it was a person. It’s a fun way to get to know your deck and to connect with it.
Rank #8: Tarot Readers Academy TV & Podcast
Hi Tarot Tribe it’s Ethony and I have an exciting new project that I am sharing with you all today! It’s the Tarot Readers Academy TV & Podcast. I wanted to create a Tarot TV Series for YouTube and a podcast for Tarot students, professional readers and spiritual business community members advance and grow their practice and business. I want to give you access to the most authentic, influential, fun, generous, real people in our industry. To look behind the curtain and get the real T when it comes to our the amazing world of Tarot. We will be exploring different topics about the art of Tarot reading, tarot study, building a spiritual business and magical practices during this show. Every episode we will have a new guest and you, as a viewer or listener will leave the episode with solid, grounded techniques, and guidance that you can put into practice so you can see real results and growth in your tarot readings and or spiritual business. This is a learning space where not only will you get brand new information that is available nowhere else from our guests but that acknowledges that as a universal student you can take what resonates with you and simply leave the rest. There is no ‘this is the one and only way BS here’ While you wait for our first episode please come Join our Facebook Group by searching Tarot Readers Academy and come and join the Tarot discussion with over 16 thousand tarot loving members. Our first episode will be coming soon so make sure you hit subscribe so you don’t miss a beat and welcome to the Tarot Readers Academy TV and Podcast. Ethony*