Tarot is an ancient system of divination using
cards. Divination means “from the Divine” on the
assumption that prophesy is a sacred process
throughout the universe.
The Tarot comprises seventy-eight Tarot cards. Of
these, fifty-six cards are known, as the Lesser
Arcana twenty-two are the Great Arcana – or greater
These cards enable us to see the past influences
that are affecting our present circumstance and
thereby can determine a possible
Each Tarot card is carefully designed to carry many
layers of meaning illustrated in a pictorial,
symbolic language. The various colors for example
used in each card, and the number of the card, along
with many other symbols contained in the cards such
as astrological signs, landscapes and so on, lead
the interpreter or “reader” to uncover the meaning
of the card.
We realize that certain cards correspond exactly to
our inner state, and at the same time also to our
state in relation to the world. In this way, through
examining the cards we come to understand our
reactions, our destiny, with respect to the question
or circumstance that we are dealing with at the time
of the reading and therefore we come to understand
Our fate lies within ourselves. Fate is the sum of
the reactions to our actions. If we know which cards
are representative of our inner state, then we will
also be able to deduce from the cards what it was
that made us act in a particular way. We will know
too why we must bear the consequence of our deeds as
“fate” and if we are not perfectly content and
satisfied with our lives – and only rarely can we
say that of ourselves, the cards will also enable us
to discover what can help us out of our present
situation and difficulties to change the future
Of course the inner states are an inherent part of
us even when we do not pick up the cards. But once
we are able to examine the cards that we choose and
are laid out in front of us to clearly see, they
enable us to gain clear insight into our life and
aid us in solving our problems more easily and
speedily. They are like a spiritual mirror in which
we can not only recognize ourselves, but also
thoroughly examine and study ourselves. These cards
help us to awaken our unconscious to conscious so
that we acquire self-knowledge – a thorough
understanding of ourselves.
I expect from my first Tarot reading?
We have a designated area set up in the privacy of
our home spa studio, using a round table and two
chairs for you to be comfortably seated at for your
reading with Nita-Rose.
A timer and recording device to record your reading
to CD will be set out on the table.
Nita-Rose will ask you to be very quiet while you
take this time to consider and reflect on the reason
for or the question you have requested a reading
for. Whether it is simply an overview of your
circumstances that you would like clarification on,
or if you would like to know if there is something
you should be aware of at the time of the reading,
or if there is something troubling you that you
would like to understand more deeply, something you
would like to gain insight into or advice on,
whatever it is that has brought you to the reading.
While you are calling to mind your reason for the
reading, Nita-Rose will carefully and thoroughly
shuffle all the cards and then hand them to you to
cut into three piles. This will be repeated three
times. The cards will then be placed on the table
and fanned out in front of you face down (with the
illustrated side turned down).
You will then be asked to take your time as you
select each card carefully from the fanned out deck.
The number of cards that Nita-Rose will need will be
determined at the time of your reading.
Having made your selection, Nita-Rose will place the
chosen cards face down in a specific layout,
describing each position and its significance.
As the reading begins the cards will be turned up to
reveal the illustration and an interpretation of the
meaning of the card and its relation to your
circumstance or question will be offered.
How do I
best prepare of a Tarot reading?
The best way to prepare for receiving a reading is
to be clear of your reasons or questions that you
have requested a reading for. Is there something
specific you would like to know? Are you are unclear
in a certain area in your life and would like some
Would you like an overview of what to look out for
or what to expect. For example, you may ask from a
reading: “What do I most need to be aware of at this
Do you have a very specific question you would like
to find an answer to?
Would you like a general overview of each month for
the next 12 months?
The more clearly you can articulate what you are
looking for in a reading, the more clearly you will
be able to hear and receive the advice and answers
offered by a reading.
You do not need to give Nita-Rose your reason for
receiving a reading.
And if you would like for Nita-Rose to have your
question or reasons to work with as she reads the
cards that is fine also.
The Tarot offers insight and guidance as you make
decisions and move through the events of your life.
It can shed light on influences in the past that are
effecting the present situation or point out
warnings to avoid possible pitfalls.
Knowing what may lie ahead through understanding
what influences have been affecting you and where
you stand in the present moment, is the wise council
offered in the wisdom of the Tarot.