Reading in the flow is a method I've been talking about since I started documenting my tarot journey online nearly 2 years ago. In small snippets, I would share a series of cards (usually 3) and engage others to weave together the story-board like connections. I knew for me personally, when I began to see the relationship between the cards, it both expanded my understanding of tarot as a tool and allowed me to get a hell of a lot more information out of a spread.
In September, I delivered a live workshop all about this method to the wonderful Pull Pen Paint community brought together by Kiala Givehand. To me, this live format made the most sense for this material, given the visual nature of it, and it is for this reason that I decided to repackage it and make it accessible to all of you. So mark your calendars because on November 5th from 1pm-2:30pm EST, I'll be live and talking tarot to all who grab a seat for the show.
Now, you may be asking, what exactly is "reading in the flow"? Essentially, it is about moving beyond the singular card and its singular meaning, and training yourself instead to read a spread at large. It's such an exciting leap to make because it means there are nearly endless combinations of stories the cards can tell. It's also a nice break from having to rely on those book meanings and memorization alone. Yes, knowing what the cards means is helpful, but for this method of reading, all you really need to be able to do, is see. See how the cards interact. See how the cards repel. See what the characters in the cards are doing - where they are looking - how they are posturing (I could go on and on...but we'll save that for the live!)
In the session, we'll break down the structure of the tarot deck to start - I call this the first layer. It's a very quick way to understand the cards based on basic associations. After that, we'll practice taking that bird's eye view of a spread at large and I'll share with you what I look for, how I find it, and what it means to me.
Because the workshop is live, you'll be able to follow along, ask questions, or even if you're feeling brave, share your cards and what you've been able to discover and connect. I want it to be very comfortable though and so there is no pressure to participate and share. Simply come and watch and learn - this is for you!
Even if you can't make it to the live, no worries. It will be recorded and everyone will have access to the replay. In fact, once we wrap up, everyone who signed up for the course will receive an email from me with a link to the video plus a complimentary PDF guide of the material we covered. This way, we have all bases covered!
There is plenty more we'll be discussing and lots to learn - I do hope you'll join us! You can learn more and sign up on the course page - we're still in early bird pricing until the 17th so get it while it's hot! I am so looking forward to connecting with all of you who have so far signed up and sincerely hope to see many more of you on board!
p.s. you'll definitely want to bring your cards to the session! I'm going to recommend Tarot over oracle (though the method works both ways) since some content will be tarot-specific. I'll be working with the Rider Waite Smith because of its strong story visuals, but you can select whatever deck you are comfortable with or use most frequently.