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.
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.
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.
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.