The Re-Invented Ace of Wands Has Arrived!

Hi To Everyone in Tarot World, 

I am thrilled to announce the arrival of the Re-Invented Ace of Wands. I believe the Launch Card for each Suit should be given special attention as it sets the scene for their very particular, and specific journeys ahead. The Four Aces lay the necessary ground work for all the Cards that follow. Once you understand the Launch or Origins of each Suit, it makes interpreting the rest all the easier to intuit, or deduce.

I do hope you enjoy this new body of work and assure you of my commitment to affording the same level of attention to the remaining Aces of Cups, Swords and Pentacles. 

Enjoy!

Vivien xxx (Your Tarot Teacher)

Getting The Green Light/Thumbs Up, Get Going

Ace of Wands *Remember, Wands are governed by the Element Fire and so deal with energy, action, movement, change, work, careers, creativity, inspiration, enthusiasm, exertion, strength, passion.

Ace of Wands

A Disembodied Hand appears from out of a cloud or aura. A single Wand is grasped firmly by the hand in an upright position and is offered forth as a gift of opportunity or chance. The aura represents the pure aspect of Spirit. The Wand  sprouts new leaves symbolically representing the beginning of new life and potential within.  Any remaining old leaves fall away to make way for new growth as nature rebirths itself. The budding leaves also represent Spring, a time of new growth, rebirth, regeneration and possibilities.  The Thumb is held in an upright manner, a symbolic gesture for ‘Yes’ or ‘Affirmative’. The sky is clear and bright. Young trees come into leaf in the background while a castle sits atop of a steep hill or mountain. The castle symbolises security, goals, dreams, opportunities, ambitions, the ultimate destination. A river meanders through the landscape symbolising the emotional currents that flow through the situation. The River does not follow a straight path. This symbolises challenges ahead, but non so great that cannot be overcome.

Card Imagery and Description for The Ace of Wands – The Journey Begins

In the Ace of Wands the Element of Fire prepares to embark upon a new journey. Everything is new and fresh and much excitement is in the air for this momentous occasion. Only moments ago, a bolt of lightning lit up the sky and set our nerve ends tingling as the hair rose on the back of our neck. The electricity is palpable. and it is clear something very magical is about to happen.  As we focus on The Ace of Wands we witness the first impulse or emanation of the gift of Fire as a hand from the Universe/Spirit reaches forth from a burst of cloud.   The aura surrounding……Continue Reading

The Re-Invented Ace of Wands Has Arrived!

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The Suit of Wands

Ace of Wands – New Version Coming Next Week

Be Sure Not to Miss It!

Newsflash, Newsflash, Newsflash!!!!………A Brand New Version of The Ace of Wands…….Coming Next Week……..Extensive, In-depth and Comprehensive Re-Working of The Ace of Wands……Upright and Reversed……..Coming Next Week…………Newsflash, Newsflash, Newsflash!!!

Ace of Wands

Join The Wands as they set forth on their exciting and dramatic Journey throughout The Minor Arcana. Experience the Fire when they are handed their first Wand!

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What is Holistic Tarot Reading and Consultancy?

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Holistic Tarot Reading and Consultancy?

Holistic Tarot Consultancy differs from traditional Tarot Reading. Tarot Reading in the past was, and is still used by many as a ‘Fortune-Telling’ method of divination. Typically the client sat quietly throughout a brief reading while the Tarot Reader relayed an interpretation of each card drawn. It was a one way flow of communication with The Tarot Reader in full control while the client sat silently taking note of all the bits and pieces. I have been to plenty of these myself over the years. A Reading was often a series of non-related pieces of information with some parts making sense while others remained mysterious or out-of-place. People often sought Tarot Readings to find out if the Reader could see what they already knew about themselves.

Tarot Reading has thankfully evolved and today we find a rich variety of interpretation styles to suit every need.

Holistic Tarot Consultancy goes much deeper than the old-fashioned method by diving into the realm of the human psyche and all that resides therein. It draws a new style of clientele; those who seek personal empowerment and the freedom to control and manage their own life. They see Tarot as a form of Personal Life Coaching which will equip them with the necessary skills and attitude to achieve their goals and dreams. Read the rest of this entry

Celtic Cross Spread – Cora’s Career Reading Full Interpretation Analysis

Tarot Investigative Work  – How Did I Do It?

Final Content Release on The Celtic Cross Tarot Spread 

(Click Here to Find The Full Interpretation Analysis For Cora’s Celtic Cross Career Spread)

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Link to Original Reading – Cora’s Celtic Cross Spread – Sample Career Reading

After reading the above interpretation of Cora’s Celtic Cross Career Spread you may be somewhat confused as to how and where I got my story. Pulling the cards together in a manner which makes sense very much comes down to a combination of old-fashioned deduction, investigative work and that buzz word, intuition. It goes without saying that unless you read from a completely intuitive base, you should have some understanding of the Meanings of the Cards, their Numerical Status and Elemental Influence. These are the tools of the trade after all……..(Read the Full Guide that will show you How I interpreted this Reading) 

(Celtic Cross Spread – Cora’s Career Reading Full Interpretation Analysis)

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Cora’s Celtic Cross Spread – Sample Career Reading

Celtic Cross Spread

How To Read The Celtic Cross Spread

Tarot Reading Analysis Chart

Spreads   Practice Readings

The Celtic Cross Spread – Cora’s Career Reading

The Celtic Cross Spread – Cora’s Career Reading

Here is an example of a Reading using The Celtic Cross Tarot Spread. Have a read through it and see if you can follow my train of thought when interpreting; where I found the connections and correspondences, how the story came about. After the Reading below, I have supplied a Step-By-Step detailed account of how I pulled it all together so that you can see for yourself exactly how I did it (Release Date – 22nd March 2016). Oh, just so that we are all clear, my client gave permission for her Reading to be published. I have changed my client’s name to protect her privacy. As per my method, I use a Base Card in all my Readings. This is optional. Click Here for Full Reading

The Celtic Cross Spread – Cora’s Career Reading

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Base Card – The Ace of Pentacles ( Overview – First Hint

Card 1 The Issue – The Reversed Four of Cups (What is being faced right now. The Focal Point)

Card 2 The Challenge/Cross – The Reversed Moon (What Crosses/Challenges/Problems/Obstacles experienced with the Current Issue. What is blocking progress) 

Card 3 –   What Lies Above/The Conscious – The Empress (Aspirations and Conscious Desires. Desired/Ideal Outcome. The Higher Self).

Card 4  – What Lies Below/The UnconsciousThe Reversed Three of Pentacles (Unconscious/Subconscious urges influencing the Issue on either a positive or negative basis. )

Card 5  – What Lies Behind/The Past – Ten of Swords  (What has gone before that has led up to the Current Issue)

Card 6 – What Lies Ahead/The Future – King of Swords (Where the Issue is heading or should head)

Card 7 – Advice on Transition – The Chariot ( Advice on how to move forward. Strategy/Action/Progress)

Card 8 – External Influences/ Surrounding Energy/ – The World (The Energy that Externally Surrounds the Issue. Family, friends, trends, atmosphere, external views and perceptions in which Issue Operates. Not necessarily controlled by the Querant)

Card 9 -Hopes and Fears – The Eight of Pentacles (Which is dominant? Hopes or Fears? This will tell a lot about the mindset) 

Card 10 – What is to Come/The Outcome – The Ten of Pentacles (The Probable Outcome based on the trend of the Cards and the Querant being proactive or passive with achieving their aims.)

The Background

Cora came to me in September of 2015 for a Tarot Reading. She told me she had come to a point in her life where she really hadn’t a clue what to do and felt she had painted herself into a corner. She claimed to be tired and worn out by the demands of a life that seemed to be getting her few results. So I asked her to fill me in on her situation so that we had something to work with in her reading.

Cora told me she was a singing teacher, had been one for over 20 years but had been forced to take a break from her career after been diagnosed with leukemia. During her months of treatment and convalescence she struggled hard to regain her previous state of health. She returned to work but was unable to keep up with the demanding workload. She was off more times than she was in work and eventually had to leave her job because her students were suffering from her erratic attendance. She fell into quite a deep depression and was living on her life savings to pay the bills. Her daughter came to her one day needing to access some personal belongings she had in the attic. Cora climbed into the attic to help with the search. She opened box after box  and uncovered stuff she hadn’t seen in decades……..Continue Reading

The Celtic Cross Spread – Cora’s Career Reading

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Tarot Investigative Work  – How Did I Do It?

Follow Up on Cora’s Reading – The Full Interpretation Analysis For Cora’s Celtic Cross Career Spread

***Release Date – March 22nd 2016***

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After reading the above interpretation of Cora’s Celtic Cross Career Spread you may be somewhat confused as to how and where I got my story. Pulling the cards together in a manner which makes sense very much comes down to a combination of old fashioned deduction, investigative work and that buzz word, intuition. It goes without saying that unless you read from a completely intuitive base, you should have some understanding of the meanings of the Cards, their Numerical status and Elemental influence. These are the tools of the trade after all……..(Read the Full Guide that will show you How I interpreted this Reading – 

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Cora’s Career Reading Full Interpretation Analysis

Celtic Cross Spread

How To Read The Celtic Cross Spread

Tarot Reading Analysis Chart

Spreads   Practice Readings

How To Read The Celtic Cross Tarot Spread

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How To Read The Celtic Cross Tarot Spread

Now that we have learned about the Origins and Layout of The Celtic Cross Spread, the next step in Mastering it is to learn how to actually read it.

Below I have created a collection of 8 Diagrams to demonstrate the many ways in which the Cards in the Celtic Cross Spread can be linked, compared, cross-referenced and connected during interpretation, so that the overall story can be extracted and gathered, rather than attempting Card-by-Card analysis. I have not placed the Diagrams in any particular order, but needless to say there are certain ones you should address from the outset. the central ones, Card 1 and 2.

First Things First

  • Cleanse and Protect, your Space, your Energy-Field and Cards. For further information on Psychic Protection Click Here and Here for the different methods.
  • Agree on your Question or  Intention for The Spread.
  • Decide which version of The Celtic Cross Spread you wish to work with.
  • Decide if you wish to use a Significator or not. Significators are not compulsory. Significators are usually drawn before Shuffling commences. For information on Significators click here Court Cards and The Celtic Cross Spread information page.
  • Decide if you wish to include a Base Card in your Reading. The Base Card gives some background information which may prove useful or relevant throughout the Reading. It is an additional Card, and not one of the Ten drawn for the Spread.
  • Ensure your Tarot Deck is Clear of energies from any previous Reading, and that all Cards are Upright before Shuffling.
  • Decide if you you are using Reverse Cards in your Reading. If yes, Reverse some Cards while Shuffling, but not too many. For information on Reverse Cards Click Here. 
  • Use whichever Shuffling Method you are comfortable with, but ensure Cards are Shuffled well.
  • If using a Base Card wait until the Shuffling is over and then take the first Card from the bottom of the Deck and place aside where it will be close to the Spread.
  • Once Shuffling is over, draw 10 Cards and place them in the Position which corresponds with the order in which they were drawn. First Card drawn is placed in Position 1 etc.
  • Turn the Cards over so that their pictures can be seen.

Next Step

Before you begin your Interpretation, give the full Spread a scan over and check for the following:……………..Continue Reading

How To Read The Celtic Cross Tarot Spread

The Celtic Cross Spread

How To Read The Celtic Cross Tarot Spread

The Celtic Cross Spread – Cora’s Career Reading

Cora’s Celtic Cross Tarot Reading – Full Interpretation Analysis

Tarot Reading Analysis Chart

Spreads   Practice Readings

The Celtic Cross Tarot Spread – New Content Release

Newflash…...Celtic Cross Tarot Spread Released...Newsflash….

Patricks Day

With this being a Very Special Week in Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day on The 17th,  and also a Very Special Year for the Irish, The Centenary of The Easter Rising,  I have been working hard at putting together a brand new volume of content based solely on The Celtic Cross Tarot Spread.

Today I release a New Section on The Menu called Celtic Cross Spread. The content today will be Part One of a total of Four Releases this week. Yes, it is all about The Celtic Cross Tarot Spread and I have gone to great effort to make it as comprehensive for you as possible. So many of you have been asking me when I am going to get around to dealing with The Celtic Cross Spread and I can safely give an affirmative response now. Read the rest of this entry

The Tarot School of Drama Performs, ‘A Recipe for Ill Health’

Hello to all my Tarot Friends around the World,

Thought I would ask the Tarot to stage this mini production below about how I ended up so unwell  in recent weeks. I hope you can follow my ill health drama through the imagery and symbolism used by the lovely Tarot School Actors and Players I have chosen to tell my story. It may involve using your creative imagination at times but that is always a plus when learning to read Tarot.


Queen of Swords Upright Queen of Wands Upright Queen of Pentacles Upright

Here is me, Thinking, Doing and being Productive on a daily basis. No time for slacking. Too much to do. Must keep at it every day. My mind is never still. It is full of ideas and plans, concepts, theories and opinions. My mouth is never silent either. I talk a lot! Too many things interest me and I get enthusiastic about all my projects. I have a tendency to underestimate how much time and effort is required to achieve my goals. That doesn’t stop me though. Then I must not let an hour, a day, a moment go by without being productive. I have to see results. Weekends are just extra days when you can get work done. Must put in the hours. I am methodical and thorough so push myself to give 150% all the time. I have high very high standards which can make life quite challenging and demanding. I am not great at delegating so will attempt to do everything myself. I can be stubborn, belligerent and pedantic.

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Now, here is my partner, The King of Cups. He takes life much easier than I do. He likes to relax and chill out. He believes there is a time for work, a time for play and a time for rest. When he gets tired he takes a break, or even just acknowledges that he is overdoing something. He is into self-care and will take it easy when he feels he needs to. He has been trying to counsel and advise the triple Queen personality (Swords, Wands, Pentacles) he lives with. He gently warns that I am working too hard at the moment. He finds it difficult to get me away from my desk at meal times. He sometimes has to get firm with me and remind me that he has boiled the kettle three times and still I have failed to turn up in the kitchen. I get irritated by his attempts to get me to leave what I am working on. I persist and explain to him that I have to finish what I am doing before I eat. The food and kettle can wait. He tells me that everyone needs a break, even if it is just for lunch. He says I am pushing myself too much and need to start scheduling some days off. I am busy and there is too much to be done. He goes ahead and eats without me. I am a stubborn woman after all. Read the rest of this entry

Happy Valentine’s Day

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(Cosmic Tarot, by artist Norbert Losche)

A Quick Word Play with The Four Suits on Valentine’s Day based on their Archetypal approach to Love and Romance, both Upright and Reversed. Lots of more words to add if you want to challenge yourself. Some of the letters are trickier than others – I restricted myself to one per letter. Why not try out a Scrabble Game based on the Four Suits and their Keyword Associations!

xxx Vivien

Wands             Wands  Reversed

W – Wild                                  S  – Self-Serving

A – Ardent                              D – Domineering

N – Noisy                                 N – Novelty

D – Dynamic                           A – Arrogant

S – Sexy                                    W – Wander-Lust

Cups                Cups Reversed

C – Caring                               S –  Seduction

U – Undying                          P – Promiscuous

P – Proposal                           U – Unforgiving

S – Sincere                              C – Clinging

Swords          Swords Reversed

S – Strategic                          S- Severe

W – Witty                               D- Dysfunctional

O – Observant                      R- Repressed

R – Reserved                         O – Obsessive

D – Discerning                     W – Worry

S – Self-Disciplined             S –  Sharp

Pentacles     Pentacles Reversed

P – Practical                      S – Stubborn

E – Enduring                     E – Egocentric

N – Natural                        L – Lazy

T – Traditional                  C – Conservative

A – Approachable           A – Adventurer/ess

C – Committed                 T – Tedious

L – Loyal                            N – Negligent

E – Energetic                    E – Envious

S – Sensual                        P – Possessive

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The Queen and The Soldier – Tarot Tales

The Queen & The Soldier

(Song Lyrics by Suzanne Vega)

Featuring, The Queen of Swords and The Knight of Pentacles

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This song was playing over in my head while I lay in bed last night. The Queen and The Soldier by Suzanne Vega It is an old favourite of mine but haven’t heard it in some time. While I sang it to myself, I thought how superbly a young Queen of Swords and The Knight of Pentacles might fit into this story line. The cold, aloof and calculating woman who puts her duty and crown ahead of her feelings for the lovely young Knight who has been the Queen’s loyal Champion for so long. He has worshiped her from a distance, and wants to love and protect her, yet she keeps him at arm’s length. She is the Queen and he The Solider. Regardless of the distance that lies between them, we get the impression of a connection somewhere in the past, even if she refuses to acknowledge it. Behind her controlled and disciplined appearance we can tell that her heart aches for him, yet she pretends to but vaguely recognise him when he comes to her door.

The young woman takes life and her Queenly duties very seriously. To drop her guard with this Knight would be a sign of weakness on her part. That she will not tolerate for she has vowed allegiance to the throne.  The Knight wants more from life, and from her. He is no longer content to keep doing her bidding, fighting her painful battles, without getting something back in return. He is tired of her mind games and strange ways. He wants to know why she lives as she does? Read the rest of this entry

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