World Tarot Day – Evergreen Readings

Grand Tableau Lenormand
Grand Tableau Lenormand

World Tarot Day – Evergreen Readings. Tarot Readers around the world celebrate world Tarot Day each year on May 25th. The idea originated with Den Elder.  In 2003, Mr. Elder was himself a Tarot Grandmaster and founder of The Church of Tarot. The Tarot Professional Association, of which I am a member in good standing, holds and promotes World Tarot Day on an annual basis.  World Tarot Day – Evergreen Readings is about my supporting World Tarot Day.

World Tarot Day - Evergreen Readings
World Tarot Day – Evergreen Readings.

I wish you a “Happy world Tarot Day all!” I hope you do a tarot reading today… Do not forget to say TAROT ON!!!

Hello, I am Nicole Dauch of Tarot Reading by Evergreen. As a Professional Tarot reader, I support World Tarot Day. To do so, I honor the Tarot Reader who introduced me to Tarot, my adoption mother Clarisse Breton. There probably was not a World Tarot Day – Evergreen Readings in her day, but she would be happy for me.

My adoption mother (may she rest in peace), would be crying now if she would read my calling her my mother by adoption. She wanted a baby more than anything, so she picked me. She would have wanted my never knowing that I was adopted, but some people are very cruel.

Mom had learned Tarot from her father before her. Neither of them had any formal training from an official Tarot School. Therefore, if you were to investigate where my Tarot Reading knowledge comes from, you simply would not find any records of that. All you would find is that I had a grandfather, and that he had a daughter who adopted me.

My adoption Mom told me, her father had learned to read the tarot in the tents of the Ladies who would pitch camp in the nearby woods outside the Logger’s Camps where he worked. During the long Winter Months of Quebec early century, my grandfather and his brother would go spend their evenings there with them in their tents. Mom said, her father did not know how to read nor write, but that he did learn to play cards well, and to read them. After leaving the Logger’s Camps and after his my grandmother passed away, grandfather worked at making furniture. Evenings though, he went to the local tavern in our town where he performed paid readings.

Mom wanted to pass-on her knowledge of the Tarot to her daughter; she elected me as the recipient of that knowledge. Her father approved her doing so, as I used to watch him do tarot spreads at her kitchen table, evenings. Therefore, I learned tarot spreads from him, and the more knowledgeable aspects of the Tarot from her.

Horoscope Spread with Tarot De Marseille Cards
Horoscope Spread with Tarot De Marseille Cards

More specifically, Mom introduced me to the Tarot De Marseille. She taught me about the Forces, Energies, and Influences at play in my life. More specifically, she told me that I could not control them. That I could however, decide how to react to them. She explained to me, that indeed my survival and my spiritual progression depended on my reactions to them. Moreover, that I could read that in Tarot Cards.

Grand Tableau Lenormand
Grand Tableau Lenormand

Mom also introduced me to The Lenormand Oracle. My mother’s way of understanding Lenormand was particularly controversial, as only but a small minority of Lenormand Readers understands this oracle as Omens. For Mom, the pictures on the Lenormand Cards where Omens.

The picture on each card is a represents an Omen, a sign. The Grand Tableau is the grand picture of things how they stand, and what is to come. The Cards are an accurate forecast, a foreshadowing. A foreshadowing in the sense of good and evil spirits we need to discern. We need to understand those spirits, because they cast their shadows upon us and our lives – Mom said.

One very precious lesson my mother taught me, was how to play cards. By inviting specific people to play cards with us, we could read (discern) the Core Forces, Energies, and Influences they bring to the table (upon us). That the cards dealt to me, and in what positions I choose to play them, is my reaction to theirs. At the end of the game, the Reader can see the future outcome of the situation this person is in; the Reader can then decide what to do about it. Some Readers play specific Tarot Card Games, however any card game from Texas Holdem Poker to 52 Pickups is a Tarot Spread with which to interpret someone’s cards.

In the small town as the one I come from, Witches and Occultists had to practice in secret. Tarot Reading was a secret too. There was never a fancy Tarot or Lenormand Deck, or Tarot book in my father’s house. Nevertheless, we did have several plain card playing decks. Therefore, I had to learn the Tarot de Marseille and the Lenormand by using ordinary playing card decks. In addition, I had to remember everything my mother told me about Tarot and Oracle Cards.

Instead of reading all about that from a book, or in a classroom, my mother resorted to taking me along with her on walks through our small town. During those walks, she would point out to flowers, trees, clouds, mountains, gates, doors, houses, a little girl, birds, etc… She would explain to me their meanings in the forbidden Lenormand Deck.

Even telling another soul that we were Witches and Occultists, or Tarot Readers and that we, could have caused the Parish Priest to run her and me out of town. When you read the Tarot, word that you read Tarot gets around anyways. Come to think of it, some people did try to run us out of town – but they failed.

Today of course, things have changed. People no longer shun Tarot Readers. Young Tarot Readers take online courses on the Tarot and Oracle Cards. They now even have Tarot studies certificates, which I do not have. My only claim to fame is that when I read Around the Tarot in 78 Days by Marcus Katz, I found in that book everything Mom had taught me about the Tarot.

Unlike my mother before me, I own several fancy Tarot and Oracle Decks. I do not have to hide my Tarot Books; most of them are on my Kindle app. Nor do I have to hide my Runes, nor my Pendulums, nor my Crystal Ball. Use to be, I would read for the women from my town, at my kitchen table. They would pay me well. I did not have to advertise myself as a Tarot Reader, knowledge about my being a Tarot Reader got around, as everyone knew everyone. Today of course, I do paid Readings for online clients and celebrate World Tarot Day – Evergreen.

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Reading Tarot Cards without ego

How to read the Tarot Cards without your ego
Reading Tarot Cards without  ego

 

Reading the Tarot Cards without your ego

Reading Tarot Cards without ego is of high interest to many Tarot Readers.  They want to know how to read the cards without the ego interfering with reading. So I thought I would share with you some little tricks you can perform to achieve this.

Admittedly, letting go of one’s ego is easier said than done.  Those who  claim they always perform readings without ego interfering are full of bullshit! They have telephoned themselves to tell themselves a story, and have believed themselves…

To advance the notion that they are professionals that only perform a reading from their Higher-Self or from their greater intellect – is to state that they are totally, 100% dead and buried, and are no longer part of the living. Tarot Readers are not superhuman beings; we are not divisible into separate parts; nor are we robots.

This said, as Tarot Readers we vibrate to other people with 100% of who we are. Tarot Readers are people who have knowledge and who are competent at interpreting the Cards for people. We do this by sharing our knowledge and our competency so to help others; we keep one foot in, one foot out of the situation you are in.  But we still are who we are, whole human beings; not half of one.

No matter how many years we have been performing knowledgeable readings; no matter what gifts we possess; no matter our race; no matter our personal belief system (religion); no matter if we are female, male, or how many Eagles we have or not, we just plain want to help people by means of performing Tarot Readings for them.

Tarot Readers want to help other people, this because of who we are as a human being.  We Tarot Readers are of good intentions. We share our knowledge in hopes that by doing so it could be of help to someone else.

It does not matter how many years of experience we have, we give what we do have. Moreover, we do have knowledge of the Tarot… What we bring to our readings is our entire being.  Our ego is also accountable and present within our entire being.  However, we tell our ego to make room to our hire-self, by asking our own ego to sit-down and be quite during the reading.

We have invested our own personal energy into our Tarot Business. Our time and money, our love and passion for the Cards.  It all went into our becoming good at Tarot Reading: our heart, our mind, our spirit, and our soul. We bring and put all that we are to our performing a Tarot Reading.

One just cannot pluck some of that out of oneself. For it is who we are. We are not divisible parts… Our ego had a great part to play in that by the way.

We cannot carve out our ego from being part of what we are as Tarot Readers… Thinking otherwise is unrealistic. Instead of carving the ego out of ourselves, we need to learn a less drastic way of handling our ego during a Tarot Reading. We need to learn how to ‘tame our ego’ so to strive towards reading Tarot Cards without ego.  Yes, here I said it!  “To strive towards reading Tarot Cards without ego…”

Before going into reading Tarot Cards without ego, let us understand what “Reading cards without ego” actually implies. Reading cards without ego implies ‘dying to your ego’. This can sound scary, doesn’t it! However, your ego will not actually die from not taking center stage for a while.

Actually, dying to your ego means that your ego backs-off from being the shining star on center stage – for a time. It backs-off from taking center stage sufficiently long enough to let your ‘Higher Self’ do what it does best – for a time. What the Higher Self does best is to relate to other people – for a time.

Only for a time though. The ego is not good at relating to other people; in fact, the ego loves to take the entire place on center stage. The ego loves to meet all of its own needs, and detests having to back-off and meeting other people’s needs. It erroneously does so think it will die if it should back-off for a time. The ego needs to be reassured that it will not die…

One great way of reassuring your ego that it will not die for real, is to give it a routine. Such a routine helps you to become aware, and to feel comfortable, safe, and secure about  embarking on a journey through another person’s situation. So take the time beforehand to take care of your own ego before you stop listening to it.

A ritual to perform before a reading:

The goal of this ritual is not to kick out your ego of the Tarot Reading. Rather, it is to motivate it into stepping aside for a time. At least for the duration of the reading. Just so your Higher Self can perform the reading, not your ego.  This is what is meant by reading Tarot Cards without ego:  create a place and a time for the ego to step aside for a while.

Some things you can do to motivate your ego into taking a time-out during the Tarot Reading.

Please feel free to omit some of these, or to add your own things to do:

. Start by cleaning your hands, and wash your face to freshen up a bit

. Take the time to see the beauty around you. I.e. beautiful flowers and trees

. Listen to the birds chirping outside, or listen to some calming music

. Get a glass of cold water, or some appropriate herbal tea to quench your thirst

. Make sure your tarot altar is clear of any clutter. Some readings can cause you to use large spreads.

. Smudge the room you are in, or burn patchouli incense to shew away negativity…

. Light a white candle for enlightenment and guidance.

. Place a quartz crystal and a black obsidian – for enlightenment to capture the negativity.

. Create a sacred reading circle for protection.

. Surround yourself (and your sitter) with white and red light for protection.

Knowing how to read the cards without the ego interfering with a reading is essential to a good reading. Preparing and taking care of yourself before the performance of a Tarot Reading helps to motivate the ego in surrendering center stage to the Higher Self. Making sure that you and your sitter are both safe, assured a secure reading environment.

After performing a pre-Tarot Reading Ritual, the ego should then be ready to let go. The Higher Self has the opportunity to perform the reading. After the Reading, give your ego a “you’ve been a good girl” hug!  Tel it you love her, and that next time you do a reading, you know she can be a good, quiet girl again!

Knowing how to read the cards without the ego interfering with their readings, Tarot Readers can thus offer a more spiritual environment for a professional reading to take place.

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