Thursday, 21 May 2009

RS09: James Wanless

James Wanless, the creator of the Voyager Tarot, is a powerful motivational speaker. His emphasis is always on action -- don't just dream it, don't just talk about it, do it! Pick a card every day to identify a small, specific, concrete action to take in fulfillment of your plan and then actually do it that day. His Master Class got everyone very pumped up. The most interesting reading tips that appealed to me were:

* If you're asked to do a reading on a very specific area (say, finances), an effective way to get the most powerful and direct answer is to separate the relevant suit from the deck (in this case, pentacles) and do the reading using only those cards.

* A three-aspect reading can be done from a single card. Notionally divide the card into three areas (top, middle, bottom) and read one aspect per section (for example: past, present, future / spiritual, emotional, physical, etc.). Of course, this works best with cards like the Voyager Tarot that are densely packed with symbols spread over the entire surface. If you try it with the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, you'll end up interpreting lots of blue sky with maybe a bird or a cloud in it!

* If you have a spare Voyager deck, cut off the borders of each card and then cut the card into four square pieces. Each one of these mini-cards will have a couple of symbols on it. They can be drawn randomly by a querent to enhance the interpretation of any given card in a spread.


jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi...that is a really good idea to cut up the cards like that. thanks so much! i am soooo doing that!

Snowbrush said...

I guess the number of different decks is almost limitless.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Snowbrush -- Yes, you're right, the number of different tarot decks that are available is simply mind-boggling!

Hi Jaz -- Glad you're going to try it!

Thanks to both of you for popping by!