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21 Ways To Read A Tarot Card -- Step FIVE


With the weekend again approaching what better time could there be to start the next step in our study of the Tarot. 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card step FIVE introduces us the use of numbers, one of several such steps according to the book.

Mary Greer reminds us in this step that it is possible to read our cards based only on the number(s) associated with it -- thus this is another way to read the Tarot or to enrich the other methods that you typically use. Lets review the three sections of our Tarot deck:

** The pips are numbered one (Ace) thru ten. The Ace and the ten cards, using the numerological practice of "number reduction) are both "one" cards.

** The court cards are not numbered.

** The Major Arcana cards are numbered and they can be reduced. The book gives examples of this: 14 = 1 + 4 = 5. 19 = 1 + 9 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1.

So we have numbered and unnumbered cards. This step involves associating KEYWORDS with the number(s) of the card. For the court cards there are keywords that are not based on numbers. APPENDIX B, starting on page 245, provides an extensive list of keywords for each number and each court card.

Our task at this step is to pick out one, two or three keywords that can be associated with our card's number and which has significance to us individually as we will want to recall and use this information later in our readings.

Mark Greer gives two examples in her book:
"I've drawn the Two of Cups. Twos are about duality and choice."
"You drew the King of Pentacles. Kings are about public mastery."

If anyone is still awaiting the arrival of their book, please let me know and I'll provide the list of keywords for you to choose from.

If anyone want to join the list at this time, please start with step ONE and work your way forward. I monitor each thread and will try to help or guide you needed until you catch up with us here. Dave.
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