Tarot Life Planner
In bookstores December 2004
The Tarot Life Planner: A unique way to access
the ancient wisdom of the tarot
by Lady Lorelei, Certified Tarot Master
published by Hamlyn UK, illustrated with the Classic Tarot by permission of Lo Scarabeo, Italy.
Part I – What is the Tarot?
Chapter 1 - What tarot
is and how it works
General explanation/introduction to the tarot, explaining what it
is, how it developed, and what it can be used for. i.e. 78 archetypes
revealed by a system of symbols/major and minor arcana/etc. What
the cards actually represent are universal truths – or the
story of Everyman. Traditionally the tarot has been used for divination,
but recently it has become recognized as a powerful tool for personal
development and healing. This book will look at all of these elements.
Chapter 2 – Tarot
Archetypes – The Major Arcana
These two chapters have an illustration for each card and a page
of descriptive text including a modern real-life example of the
The illustrations may be simple line drawings for the majors and
plain symbols for the minors, like one cup, two cups, three cups,
etc. This would make the interpretations more universal to all tarot
decks, rather than being limited by the art of one deck.
The real purpose of tarot is the mystical journey
of self-discovery, the path which takes you from the stumbling Fool,
through the wise Hermit, finally to the wholeness of the World.
This chapter takes you through the journey and gives you a unique
understanding of the psychology of the tarot, allowing you to access
the meaning of the cards at a deeper level. Take this journey of
self-discovery. See the art and beauty of your life.
Chapter 3 – The
Section 1 - Pips or Numbered Cards
Section 2 - Court Cards
Part II – Using the Tarot for Positive Change
The sections and examples in this part would
include the technique of choosing the proper language for the question
as well as the ethics in choosing a question. And give examples
of how to interpret, understand and use the answers given by the
Chapter 4: Your present
and future life
Using the tarot to reflect and examine your place in the world now,
and in the future, should you continue along this path. Your inner
self and the self you project to the world. The people you surround
yourself with – are they help or hindrance? The directions
you are taking – will they lead to happiness, heartbreak or
emptiness? Thoroughly understand where you are now and where you
are headed, before you decide to make change.
Section 1: Your life now – the cards reflect the life you
are currently choosing to live
Section 2: Your future – the journey you have chosen to
make, and where it will lead you.
Chapter 5 – Changing
your physical reality
Using the tarot to manifest what you need on a physical level.
Section 1 - Personal manifestation - Manifest prosperity on the
job and abundance in your life
Section 2 – Choices – career, house, lifestyle
Section 3 - Open yourself to love.
Chapter 6 – Harnessing
the power of the mind
Using the tarot to access the power of the mind and use it for change,
healing and inner strength.
Section 1 – Revealing the inner self - Learn the lesson
of each card.
Section 2 – Affirmation – a powerful tool for change
Section 3 - Healing - Understanding your illness and its causes.
Mind over Matter in treatment. Create or manifest a more favorable
Chapter 7 – Freeing
Using the tarot to unlock the secrets of the universe and find true
Section 1 – Meditation - See beyond the Veil.
Waite considered the divination use of tarot to be a veil that
hid the true meaning and use of the tarot. In meditation, we go
beyond the descriptive definitions of the meanings of the symbols.
We aren’t trying to accomplish any one goal. We light a candle
and simply stare at the card and open ourselves to the Mystery.
It takes time and practice to let go of desire and the intellect
and dive inward deep into the divine well of eternal knowledge.
Sometimes the meditation reveals deeper meanings going back to childhood
associations with the symbols, sometimes we are given access to
the Akashic records of all knowledge, and sometimes we receive information
or tasks in regard to our life purpose, the meaning of life, or
our eternal identity. This is similar to scrying and can be done
with or without asking a definite question.
Section 2 – Worship - Deity decks and
Most decks have religious or divine symbolism such as the archangels
in the Waite deck, the Buddha in the Zerner-Farber deck, Jesus’
life in the Master deck, or the ancient goddesses in the Goddess
deck, So you have so many pictures or icons of Deities to work with.
Using the card as a picture you can frame it or keep it loose and
make it the center piece of an altar where you offer incense every
day. Using a picture helps keep your sense of sight involved in
the spiritual act or prayer and worship. And using a tarot card
keeps your mind fully engaged because of all the meanings and mindfulness
you have attached to the particular card whether it has a picture
of a definite Deity or is just the symbol of an ideal that you hold
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