(Note: Must watch in Slide Show format, due to layered animations.)
I’ve created a self-guided intermediate tarot course on a cross-cultural interpretive framework for reading tarot that I have not seen anyone present before. The Five Components of Circumstance is a cosmological theory based on the Chinese maxim that one’s fortune is based on five factors: 1) fate, 2) luck, 3) feng shui, 4) karma, and 5) education. That theory is a cornerstone in Chinese metaphysics and is used to diagnose an individual’s personal formula for success.
By integrating Five Components analysis with tarot reading, the tarot practitioner will have a new set of vocabulary for interpreting a spread, any spread in fact, and can more precisely pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses in a querent and what adjustments need to be made to expedite the querent’s goals.
Assumptions. Note that the course assumes that the practitioner is reading tarot at an intermediate level or higher and has knowledge of the following:
- the Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS) tarot deck and contemporary derivatives
- the RWS interpretive system
- the First Operation (from the Opening of the Key)
- the Celtic Cross spread
- use of signifiers (also known as significators)
Download the below PPTX file onto your computer. Open it in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 or later. Play the file as a Slide Show from the beginning. You have to play it as a slide show presentation because of the animations I’ve embedded. If you click through the slides otherwise, some of the slides will look like chaos due to the layering.
If you don’t know how to play in Slide Show mode, see the below screen shots, which will walk you through the steps.
Note the big yellow cursor. That’s where your mouse should go. Click on “Slide Show.”
Once in the Slide Show panel, click on the first option, “From Beginning.” The presentation should then play at full screen on your computer. Use your mouse or right arrow key to click through the self-guided tutorial.
As a self-guided tutorial, you can go through the course at your own pace. Generally, the course should take about 25 minutes to complete. To download, click below.
If you went through the course, then please take the time to provide feedback. Comment below or e-mail me at benebellwen (at) live (dot) com. I’d love to hear from you!
One thought on “Self-Guided Intermediate Tarot Course: Integrating the Five Components of Circumstance”
Very interesting and insightful. Thank you for sharing this information 🙂
BTW: Which version of the Celtic Cross are you using?