by Alice Grist
Tarot Cards have only had 'spiritual' or 'fortune telling' associations for a very short time in the history of mankind. Before they were used for magic and divination, they were a story telling game played by aristocratic families across Turkey and Italy. The meanings given to each card is therefore something that came out of more localised and recent time. This, for me, means that they are ripe for reinterpretation. Not by any particular expert, but by you.
If you read across my tarot works, you will see that with every book or deck I create the meanings short a little. This is because, having lived and worked with the cards, my understandings of the tarot card meanings has grown. Sometime sit flips, moves and is entirely redefined. I give myself permission to do this, because I am the one reading, I am the one making the interpretations, I am the tarot priestess, and therefore, what I see, and therefore say, is key to a skilled interpretation. There is no chance that in working with the card Is am then going fact check myself against some dude who did his work on the cards over a century ago. Nope, this isn't school, this is magic, and what you interpret form the symbols, image and your experiences, matters the most.
When taking this approach with tarot I always advise those I am teaching to reference their own lives. When you look at a card there is no wrong or right answer. Whilst many might argue this point, I would suggest that having. static response to any one tarot card is limiting. There are a million experiences to be had, and only 78 cards, therefore, it's appropriate that each one card is a stand in, a prompt to your imagination, your story telling and your willingness to explore your intuitive creativity.
Of course this approach to tarot card reading takes a while to hone. We all went to school in a culture that expects specific answers, and is graded against how much we can memorise and regurgitate. The magic in creating your own tarot readings is that firstly, you won't forget them, secondly they are intrinsically linked to your experiences and therefore deeply intimate, and thirdly, the reflections you will receive from the card won't require a book or a middleman, just your own self-trust - which is a spiritual act of self love in itself.
My books Dirty and Divine, and The Book of Tarot will talk you through an intuitive approach to learning and starting to explore the wisdom of the cards. Dirty and Divine, in particular is a searing vision quest that you an undertake to really being to understand the tarot card meanings from the inside out.
The other hot tip I have, is to encourage you to take one card every day, to live with it for the day and to journal about it to really see where it's imagery, colour, and message meets with the events of your life. Give yourself permission to be free and easy with this. It may feel awkward at first, but perseverance means you are releasing the expectations of long dead tarot prophets and entering a period of spiritual self-reliance that will be full of empowerment and connection!
Private tarot teaching with me is available for those who require an encouraging, confidence boosting (and fun) session or two to get them started...
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Private Tarot Consultations with Alice Grist
Due to impending maternity leave, I am offering a reduced menu of personal readings.
Private & Personal Recorded Readings to your Inbox - £45 (Includes a gifted tarot meditation that I will choose based upon your cards and email with your reading).
Each tarot card consultation is entirely unique and bespoke to you, and allows for queries and questions should you feel the need to ask. Please ask up to three questions maximum in 'Notes to Seller' when buying. All readings will be honoured and sent to your inbox within five working days.
I am the author of The Book of Tarot, Dirty and Divine - A Guide to Tarot, Rebel Heart Tarot Deck and Cosmic Mother Tarot Cards. I have read for thousands of people internationally over the last decade and I love every moment of helping people to navigate their lives, overcome blocks, and make empowering choices!
Sessions with Alice are non-refundable. Please give 24 hours notice to rearrange your session. All readings must be taken within two months of booking.
Learn Tarot with Alice Grist Jan 23
£99.00 - £155.00
Learn Tarot with Alice Grist (The Book of Tarot / Rebel Heart Tarot) - Early Bird Prices till end of November.
Eight sessions of live tarot teaching with Alice Grist throughout January 2023. Each session is recorded and shared afterwards if you cannot attend.
Tarot is a beautiful tool of a life well-lived. The cards can guide you with everyday decisions, personal growth and spiritual understanding. This course will teach you everything you need to know to begin to use tarot within your life with confidence. Alice has been using cards for 31 years, has written two books and created two decks. Alice will be predominantly using her deck Rebel Heart Tarot to teach (available now). You are welcome to use Rebel Heart or any other deck of your choosing.
Join Alice online in live sessions across the month of January. The sessions will cover the following...
Session 1: All about Tarot (everything you need to know to get started and Q&A)
Session 2: Major Arcana Part 1
Session 3: Major Arcana Part 2
Session 4: Swords - Choice, mind, decisions and knowing.
Session 5: Cups - Feeling, emotion, love and connections.
Session 6: Wands - Energy, creation, flow and passion.
Session 7: Pentacles - Growth, abundance, work and real world.
Session 8: Spreads and Practice to Get you Started.
You will also receive a downloadable workbook to print out and use alongside our sessions, filled with prompts, inspiration and space to record your learnings.
Upgrade to receive an extra personal 121 session with Alice to supercharge your journey with and knowledge of the cards
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