Lesson 3 - The Major Arcana Part II Justice (11) to The World (21)
How are you getting on?
If you are finding the lessons easy to follow, and your retention of the information I am providing is improving, great!! Well done!!
If not, and you are struggling, don't just rush into the next lesson. All the lessons are available here online, 24/7, so relax and learn at your own pace. If you need to spend a few weeks on each lesson that's fine, there's no rush.
In fact if you just try and 'skim' through the lessons you are taking the wrong approach. Your relationship with your cards needs nurturing and this requires focused attention.
Your inner guide/intuition needs stillness and peace to communicate with you, and you will need to continually practice your skills if you want to recognise the symbols and messages you receive when studying your cards.
Here's lesson 3 - the second part of the Major Arcana. To keep things consistent, We've writen this lesson in the same format as lesson 2.
I hope you are using your note book and doing all the practical exercises!! Ooh, I sound like an old school teacher!!
The energy you get from your cards is very important, so try to develop your awareness of that. Be aware of all your senses.
I often see colours, feel emotions and on odd occassions even experience smells and tastes! On one occasion, for example, when I picked up the cards a client had chosen for her reading, I coughed and tasted tobacco smoke! As her reading progressed it became obvious she was suffering from respiratory problems caused by smoking!
I've learned to pay attention to all my senses, they often give me important clues.
OK, on to the lesson ..
You will notice that from the mid-point, The Wheel of Fortune (10), the 'journey' reflected in the Major Arcana cards becomes quite different, and reflects the challenges we may experience on our path to fulfillment and understanding.
Some of the cards in this section of the Major Arcana can cause real alarm with people, so there is an art and subtle skill in comunicating their messages gently and with compassion. We'll cover this in the last few lessons of the course.
What I would like you to do now is extract the cards numbered 11 (Justice) to 21 (The World) and keep the remaining cards of your deck wrapped in your black cloth.
Have these 11 cards in order, with Justice as the first card and the other 10 cards neatly behind it, so you are just looking at Justice on its own.
Remember, each card in the Tarot deck, both Major and Minor Arcana, has a positive meaning and a negative meaning. The following definitions for each of the 11 cards include key words associated with that card, and the positive and negative meanings.
Click on the 'next' button and read the definition for Justice, and practice trying to remember as much as you can about the card before moving on to the next one. Again in your notebook take notes of any words, images or descriptions that come to your mind when studying each card.
You do not have to do this whole lesson in one go. Take your
time. You may take a week or more to concentrate on a lesson before starting
on the next. Work at your own pace.