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About the Book

This book was initially written as notes by me as quick reference before reading. As time went by, more and more got added and it becomes my guide. There are so many times when this book has helped me understand a deeper meaning for a spread. These meaning have been derived by studying the symbols and the positions and postures of the objects and persons in the cards.

The cards as such have many basic elements like numbers, Elements in case of minor Arcana, court Cards, Upright and Reversed, key words etc. It is from these subtle points that I have been able to derive the meaning of the these cards as writing about symbols and all these other factors would make the book too length to hold the interest of any reader.

About the Author

Anuradha Sharda has more then 20 years in the field of the Occult. What started out as a passion in school, developed and progressed as a part of life. In addition to being a Tarot Card reader who runs her Tarot classes on the Saptarishis Astrology forum, she also teaches Nadi Nakshatra, a practical method of timing of events through Nakshatra, a practical method of timing of events through Nakshatras and is the teacher for the Nakshatra and Basic Courses on the Saptarishis Astrology platform.

Preface

This book was initially written as notes by me as quick reference before readings. As time went by, more and more got added and it became my guide. There are so many times when this book has helped me understand a deeper meaning for a spread. These meanings have been derived by studying the symbols and the positions and postures of the objects and persons in the cards. The symbols and the postures help in getting the insight to the cards and in turn help in the reading.

The cards as such have many basic elements like Numbers, Elements in case of Minor Arcana, Court Cards, Up- right and Reversed, Key words etc. It is from these subtle points that I have been able to derive the meaning of these cards as writing about symbols and all these other factors would make the book too length to hold the interest of any reader. It is not possible to enumerate all the above points here but I teach all the above aforesaid in detail in my Tarot classes which are conducted on line by Saptarishis Astrology.

Bettina, I would like to thank you for all the encouragement and help you have extended wholeheartedly for editing the book, designing the cover and during the classes. I could not have done without you. Rohit Bhai thank you for showing faith in me and pushing me to make my ppts. Thank you for the unfailing support. All my students thank you for loving me so much and having this faith in me as a teacher. It means a lot to me.

I am grateful to Sunil Sir for giving me this platform to reach out to all and to teach this beautiful subject, one that is very close to my heart. I would like to thank my children for bearing with my eccentric ways and accommodating me at all times.

Foreword

Tarot is steadily gaining grounds in India as a popular medium of divination. It is still scoffed by many in our country as card shuffling and its recent uses or rather abuses for so many events has left its authenticity open to debate. However, for a genuine seeker, tarot holds a warehouse of knowledge for development of the self and for predictive purposes.

The origin of the Tarot is not clear but it has its roots in the esoteric religions of Ancient Egypt, India, Chaldea (an ancient civilization near the Persian Gulf) and Persia. It also embodied the principles of Hebrew Kabbalah and Christian beliefs. Tarot was made famous by the gypsies who carried the Knowledge from the East to faraway places like Germany and Italy, to Spain via North Africa and the rest.

The Tarot deck consists of a pack of 78 cards. There are many types of tarot deck. One of them is the Rider-Waite deck the most famous tarot deck of the twentieth century. The tarot deck consists of two parts: - the first part consists of 22 cards numbered from 0 to 21 and is called the Major Arcana. The essentially describes the journey of the self from beginning to its completion. The second part of the deck is called the Minor Arcana and is further divided into four segments. The segments are named Wands, Hearts, Swords, and Coins. Each segment has 10 cards, numbered from one to ten and four court cards named as the Princess, Prince, Queen, and the King. The court cards are addressed by many names.

Each segment stands for a set form of ideals, achievements, signs of the zodiac, direction, season, time, etc. Each set brings with it its own set of energy and element representation. However, no set is read in isolation. Each card whether belonging to the Major Arcana or the Arcana has its own meaning, some obvious, some subtle, which take color from the surrounding cards.

The cards can be read upright or both upright and reversed. Reversed cards have a different meaning to the uprights ones but they do not necessarily mean negative intents. For a beginner, it is better to stick to upright meanings and with practice when the meanings get clearer, proceeds to read reversed cards also.

In the beginning, some cards may appear difficult to interpret, in such cases; it is best to meditate on those cards. Meditation on the cards and about them leads to analysis of the self, which is one purpose of tarot and at the same time allows the reader an insight to the meaning and all its conations. Slowly and steadily a bond between the cards and the reader is created and finally when the reader and the cards are tuned to each other, the reader is able to predict with accuracy.

The cards should be handled with care and reverence. They should be tended to like a small child and no one should be allowed to touch it. The deck should also be cleared of any vibrations after a number of readings to get clearer results.

Tarot as a predictive science may not appear to be as extensive and exhaustive as other areas of forecasting and foretelling but nevertheless, it is equally accurate and authentic. Tarot Masters are said to hold conversations with their cards and their cards never failed them for the simple reason that they never failed their cards. If tarot is used purely for commercial purposes with the intent to earn money and for no other value, it may cease to be effective after some time. It is so because all paths of divination teach one basic principle and that is to believe in ones destiny and try to rise to the next spiritual platform.

Contents

 

  PREFACE IV
  FOREWORD V
1 THE FOOL 1
2 THE MAGICIAN 3
3 THE HIGH PRIESTESS 5
4 THE EMPRESS 7
5 THE EMPEROR 9
6 THE HEIROPHANT 11
7 THE LOVERS 13
8 THE CHARIOT 15
9 STRENGTH 17
10 THE HERMIT 19
11 THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE 21
12 JUSTICE 23
13 THE HANGED MAN 25
14 DEATH 27
15 TEMPERANCE 29
16 THE DEVIL 31
17 THE TOWER 33
18 THE STAR 35
19 THE MOON 37
20 THE SUN 39
21 JUDGEMENT 42
22 THE WORLD 44
  THE MINOR ARCANA 46
  THE COURT CARDS  
  KING - EARTH 47
1 KING OF WANDS 48
2 KING OF CUPS 50
3 KING OF SWORDS 52
4 KING OF PENT ACLES 54
  QUEEN 56
1 QUEEN OF W ANDS 57
2 QUEEN OF CUPS 59
3 QUEEN OF SWORDS 61
4 QUEEN OF PENT ACLES 63
  KNIGHTS 66
1 KNIGHT OF WANDS 67
2 KNIGHT OF CUPS 69
3 KNIGHTS OF SWORDS 71
4 KNIGHT OF PENT ACLES 73
  PAGES 75
1 PAGE OF WANDS 76
2 PAGE OF CUPS 78
3 PAGE OF SWORDS 80
4 PAGE OF PENTACLES 82
  ACE-BIRTH 84
1 ACE OF W ANDS 85
2 ACE OF CUPS 87
3 ACE OF SWORDS 89
4 ACE OF PENTACLES 91
  TWO 93
1 TWO OF W ANDS 94
2 TWO CUPS 96
3 TWO OF SWORDS 98
4 TWO OF PENTACLES 100
  THREE 102
1 THREE OF W ANDS 103
2 THREE OF CUPS 105
3 THREE OF SWORDS 107
4 THREE OF PENTACLES 109
  FOUR 111
1 FOUR OF WANDS 112
2 FOUR OF CUPS 114
3 FOUR OF SWORDS 116
4 FOUR OF PENT ACLES 118
  FIVE 120
1 FlVE OF WANDS 121
2 FIVE OF CUPS 123
3 FlVE OF SWORDS 125
4 FIVE OF PENT ACLES 127
  SIX-HEXAGON 129
1 SIX OF WANDS 130
2 SIX OF CUPS 132
3 SIX OF SWORDS 134
4 SIX OF PENTACLES 136
  SEVEN - POSSIBILITY 139
1 SEVEN OF WANDS 140
2 SEVEN OF CUPS 142
3 SEVEN OF SWORDS 144
4 SEVEN OF PENT ACLES 146
  EIGHT-OCTAGEN 148
1 EIGHT OF WANDS 149
2 EIGHT OF CUPS 151
3 EIGHT OF SWORDS 153
4 EIGHT OF PENTACLES 155
  NINE-ACCOMPLISHMENTS 157
1 NINE OF W ANDS 158
2 NINE OF CUPS 160
3 NINE OF SWORDS 162
4 NINE OF PENT ACLES 164
  TEN-COMPLETION 166
1 TEN OF W ANDS 167
2 TEN OF CUPS 169
3 TEN OF SWORDS 171
4 TEN OF PENTACLES 173
  SPREAD 175
1 FIVE CARD QUESTIONS 179
2 THE SPREADS 184
  LIST OF ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS INDICATED BY THE CARDS 195

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This book was initially written as notes by me as quick reference before reading. As time went by, more and more got added and it becomes my guide. There are so many times when this book has helped me understand a deeper meaning for a spread. These meaning have been derived by studying the symbols and the positions and postures of the objects and persons in the cards.

The cards as such have many basic elements like numbers, Elements in case of minor Arcana, court Cards, Upright and Reversed, key words etc. It is from these subtle points that I have been able to derive the meaning of the these cards as writing about symbols and all these other factors would make the book too length to hold the interest of any reader.

About the Author

Anuradha Sharda has more then 20 years in the field of the Occult. What started out as a passion in school, developed and progressed as a part of life. In addition to being a Tarot Card reader who runs her Tarot classes on the Saptarishis Astrology forum, she also teaches Nadi Nakshatra, a practical method of timing of events through Nakshatra, a practical method of timing of events through Nakshatras and is the teacher for the Nakshatra and Basic Courses on the Saptarishis Astrology platform.

Preface

This book was initially written as notes by me as quick reference before readings. As time went by, more and more got added and it became my guide. There are so many times when this book has helped me understand a deeper meaning for a spread. These meanings have been derived by studying the symbols and the positions and postures of the objects and persons in the cards. The symbols and the postures help in getting the insight to the cards and in turn help in the reading.

The cards as such have many basic elements like Numbers, Elements in case of Minor Arcana, Court Cards, Up- right and Reversed, Key words etc. It is from these subtle points that I have been able to derive the meaning of these cards as writing about symbols and all these other factors would make the book too length to hold the interest of any reader. It is not possible to enumerate all the above points here but I teach all the above aforesaid in detail in my Tarot classes which are conducted on line by Saptarishis Astrology.

Bettina, I would like to thank you for all the encouragement and help you have extended wholeheartedly for editing the book, designing the cover and during the classes. I could not have done without you. Rohit Bhai thank you for showing faith in me and pushing me to make my ppts. Thank you for the unfailing support. All my students thank you for loving me so much and having this faith in me as a teacher. It means a lot to me.

I am grateful to Sunil Sir for giving me this platform to reach out to all and to teach this beautiful subject, one that is very close to my heart. I would like to thank my children for bearing with my eccentric ways and accommodating me at all times.

Foreword

Tarot is steadily gaining grounds in India as a popular medium of divination. It is still scoffed by many in our country as card shuffling and its recent uses or rather abuses for so many events has left its authenticity open to debate. However, for a genuine seeker, tarot holds a warehouse of knowledge for development of the self and for predictive purposes.

The origin of the Tarot is not clear but it has its roots in the esoteric religions of Ancient Egypt, India, Chaldea (an ancient civilization near the Persian Gulf) and Persia. It also embodied the principles of Hebrew Kabbalah and Christian beliefs. Tarot was made famous by the gypsies who carried the Knowledge from the East to faraway places like Germany and Italy, to Spain via North Africa and the rest.

The Tarot deck consists of a pack of 78 cards. There are many types of tarot deck. One of them is the Rider-Waite deck the most famous tarot deck of the twentieth century. The tarot deck consists of two parts: - the first part consists of 22 cards numbered from 0 to 21 and is called the Major Arcana. The essentially describes the journey of the self from beginning to its completion. The second part of the deck is called the Minor Arcana and is further divided into four segments. The segments are named Wands, Hearts, Swords, and Coins. Each segment has 10 cards, numbered from one to ten and four court cards named as the Princess, Prince, Queen, and the King. The court cards are addressed by many names.

Each segment stands for a set form of ideals, achievements, signs of the zodiac, direction, season, time, etc. Each set brings with it its own set of energy and element representation. However, no set is read in isolation. Each card whether belonging to the Major Arcana or the Arcana has its own meaning, some obvious, some subtle, which take color from the surrounding cards.

The cards can be read upright or both upright and reversed. Reversed cards have a different meaning to the uprights ones but they do not necessarily mean negative intents. For a beginner, it is better to stick to upright meanings and with practice when the meanings get clearer, proceeds to read reversed cards also.

In the beginning, some cards may appear difficult to interpret, in such cases; it is best to meditate on those cards. Meditation on the cards and about them leads to analysis of the self, which is one purpose of tarot and at the same time allows the reader an insight to the meaning and all its conations. Slowly and steadily a bond between the cards and the reader is created and finally when the reader and the cards are tuned to each other, the reader is able to predict with accuracy.

The cards should be handled with care and reverence. They should be tended to like a small child and no one should be allowed to touch it. The deck should also be cleared of any vibrations after a number of readings to get clearer results.

Tarot as a predictive science may not appear to be as extensive and exhaustive as other areas of forecasting and foretelling but nevertheless, it is equally accurate and authentic. Tarot Masters are said to hold conversations with their cards and their cards never failed them for the simple reason that they never failed their cards. If tarot is used purely for commercial purposes with the intent to earn money and for no other value, it may cease to be effective after some time. It is so because all paths of divination teach one basic principle and that is to believe in ones destiny and try to rise to the next spiritual platform.

Contents

 

  PREFACE IV
  FOREWORD V
1 THE FOOL 1
2 THE MAGICIAN 3
3 THE HIGH PRIESTESS 5
4 THE EMPRESS 7
5 THE EMPEROR 9
6 THE HEIROPHANT 11
7 THE LOVERS 13
8 THE CHARIOT 15
9 STRENGTH 17
10 THE HERMIT 19
11 THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE 21
12 JUSTICE 23
13 THE HANGED MAN 25
14 DEATH 27
15 TEMPERANCE 29
16 THE DEVIL 31
17 THE TOWER 33
18 THE STAR 35
19 THE MOON 37
20 THE SUN 39
21 JUDGEMENT 42
22 THE WORLD 44
  THE MINOR ARCANA 46
  THE COURT CARDS  
  KING - EARTH 47
1 KING OF WANDS 48
2 KING OF CUPS 50
3 KING OF SWORDS 52
4 KING OF PENT ACLES 54
  QUEEN 56
1 QUEEN OF W ANDS 57
2 QUEEN OF CUPS 59
3 QUEEN OF SWORDS 61
4 QUEEN OF PENT ACLES 63
  KNIGHTS 66
1 KNIGHT OF WANDS 67
2 KNIGHT OF CUPS 69
3 KNIGHTS OF SWORDS 71
4 KNIGHT OF PENT ACLES 73
  PAGES 75
1 PAGE OF WANDS 76
2 PAGE OF CUPS 78
3 PAGE OF SWORDS 80
4 PAGE OF PENTACLES 82
  ACE-BIRTH 84
1 ACE OF W ANDS 85
2 ACE OF CUPS 87
3 ACE OF SWORDS 89
4 ACE OF PENTACLES 91
  TWO 93
1 TWO OF W ANDS 94
2 TWO CUPS 96
3 TWO OF SWORDS 98
4 TWO OF PENTACLES 100
  THREE 102
1 THREE OF W ANDS 103
2 THREE OF CUPS 105
3 THREE OF SWORDS 107
4 THREE OF PENTACLES 109
  FOUR 111
1 FOUR OF WANDS 112
2 FOUR OF CUPS 114
3 FOUR OF SWORDS 116
4 FOUR OF PENT ACLES 118
  FIVE 120
1 FlVE OF WANDS 121
2 FIVE OF CUPS 123
3 FlVE OF SWORDS 125
4 FIVE OF PENT ACLES 127
  SIX-HEXAGON 129
1 SIX OF WANDS 130
2 SIX OF CUPS 132
3 SIX OF SWORDS 134
4 SIX OF PENTACLES 136
  SEVEN - POSSIBILITY 139
1 SEVEN OF WANDS 140
2 SEVEN OF CUPS 142
3 SEVEN OF SWORDS 144
4 SEVEN OF PENT ACLES 146
  EIGHT-OCTAGEN 148
1 EIGHT OF WANDS 149
2 EIGHT OF CUPS 151
3 EIGHT OF SWORDS 153
4 EIGHT OF PENTACLES 155
  NINE-ACCOMPLISHMENTS 157
1 NINE OF W ANDS 158
2 NINE OF CUPS 160
3 NINE OF SWORDS 162
4 NINE OF PENT ACLES 164
  TEN-COMPLETION 166
1 TEN OF W ANDS 167
2 TEN OF CUPS 169
3 TEN OF SWORDS 171
4 TEN OF PENTACLES 173
  SPREAD 175
1 FIVE CARD QUESTIONS 179
2 THE SPREADS 184
  LIST OF ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS INDICATED BY THE CARDS 195

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