This will be a long-term project. As of this posting, I don’t have any estimate for how long it will take me to complete or even what the pathway of this project will look like.
Learn the Tarot Card by Card Tarot Card Meanings with Benebell is going to be an educational video series covering the 78 keys or cards of the tarot, showcasing the distinct attributions for four different deck systems: the TdM, the RWS, the Thoth, and my own deck, the SKT.
July 26, 2019 Note. Initially this course series was going to be titled “Learn the Tarot Card by Card,” but within the hour of posting the first video on the Aces, a tarot colleague expressed her displeasure with the name being too similar to her own tarot card meanings project called “Tarot Card by Card.” Although there is no rational or legal reason I would need to change the name of my series, out of amity and respect, I’ve taken the initiative to make the change.
Here are my objectives for the course:
(1) Facilitate familiarity of the TdM, RWS, Thoth, and SKT so you become proficient at reading any and all of the four systems,
(2) Offer a card by card primer designed to help memory retention of the key meanings in a more visually engaging way than studying them out of a book, and
(3) To further deepen your understanding of my deck, the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot (SKT).
The series will be designed for visual learners. The video format also benefits auditory learners. However, if reading comprehension is what you need to help with retention of what you’re studying, then turn on the Closed Captioning for the video. You will also be able to read the written transcript of each installment.
To turn on the closed captioning or subtitles for any video in this lecture series, click on the “CC” icon in the bottom right corner of the YouTube video.
Below the video just above the description box, you’ll see three horizontal dots in the bottom right corner. Click on those three dots and a window of three options will appear. Click on “Open transcript.” The text for the video will then appear along the right hand column adjacent to the video. You’ll be able to read the transcript of the video instead of watching it.
The videos themselves will try to stay on topic, i.e., only focus on the card meanings and attributions. I’m also trying to be wary of video length, so I will have to leave out a lot of details and aspects. My hope is you are supplementing these videos with a trusty tarot reference book (or multiple books…) and so the general overview these video lectures offer will suffice.
Each video installment will come paired with a written post where I can add insights that I believe are important as you develop your understanding of the card attributions, but might be a little “off topic” and so I didn’t want to address it directly in the video.
As we advance and finish covering more cards from the deck, I’ll also start to reconcile the different card sets, which doesn’t pertain directly to card meanings, and so that kind of content will be written out in the companion blog posts. So you don’t want to miss out on the companion blog posts. After each video lecture, please do click on and read the supplemental write-up.
The chronology of course topics and videos will be as follows:
|The Aces||20:02 minutes||Video||Blog Post|
|The Twos||34:41 minutes||Video||Blog Post|
|The Threes||22:15 minutes||Video||Blog Post|
|The Kings/Knights||42:40 minutes||Video||Blog Post|
|The Queens||53:26 minutes||Video||Blog Post|
|The Fours||42:22 minutes||Video||Blog Post|
|The Fives||31:27 minutes||Video||Blog Post|
|The Sixes||Video||Blog Post|
|The Knights/Princes||Video||Blog Post|
|The Sevens||Video||Blog Post|
|The Eights||Video||Blog Post|
|The Nines||Video||Blog Post|
|The Tens||Video||Blog Post|
|The Pages/Princesses||Video||Blog Post|
|The First Septenary||Video||Blog Post|
|The Second Septenary||Video||Blog Post|
|The Third Septenary||Video||Blog Post|
This is a long-term project but one I’m committed to seeing through to its end and completing. However, whether the entirety of the video series will be free to the public, formatted into a tarot primer course offering at some point, moved over to Patreon or some other similar platform, or how exactly this project will transform mid-stream is still up in the air.
At this time, I’m playing by ear and feeling it out video by video.
Vitruvian Edition: 111 Decks Left!
As of this posting (July 26, 2019), there are exactly 111 decks left from the Vitruvian limited edition print run of 2,000. If you’d like to get your hands on a copy of SKT and follow along on this Learn the Tarot Card by Card video lecture series, then order yours today.