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The Vision That Started it All

One sunny Saturday morning as I was sitting at the breakfast table
sipping my morning peppermint tea, and staring into space between
here and there, a vision came to me so bright and clear, I could not
ignore it. I saw my great-grandmother standing by her grave-site,
next to a beautiful big old Elm Tree. She was looking at me and
when we made eye contact, she turned to look down at her grave.
She looked so sad. Then came another vision superimposing upon
this one. It was of seven tarot cards and they were lined up above my
great-grandmother’s head. She looked up at them, herself.

They were all turned face down. As I looked at each one in turn, it
turned face up. I interpreted each one, in my mind, saying what the
card was. (Keep in mind that up until this point, I had not seen a
tarot deck in this life-time). As I interpreted each card, it turned face
down again. By the time I reached the seventh card, I “knew” I could
read the tarot cards. The vision of the cards disappeared from view
which left the vision of my great-grandmother. I knew I just had to
go and visit her grave. So I did and found the grave-site of my great grandfather
nearby, as well. When I returned home, it was as though
the knowledge of the tarot card reading had been passed on to me.
My great-grandmother’s spirit had come to me to tell me that she
used to read the playing cards when she was alive. I was only
vaguely aware of this, as in most family histories, the youngest
members are not always privy to such facts.

So now, having been “awoken” from my slumber lay in real life
to the wonderful gift of Tarot Reading way back twenty plus years
ago, I began teaching this art while trying to explain what the
different cards meant and how to best lay the spreads to people who
simply wanted to know what was going to happen next in their daily
lives. What they really wanted was a fix all that would tell them
everything would be fine.

So, in the last few years I have been busying myself with Tarot
Reading Workshops and teaching people the simple way to read the
Tarot Cards. Without mystery. Without judgement. Without
hassle. I resorted to the very old and ancient way I had been taught
many, many, lifetimes ago. I liken the times to those of the Ancient
Greeks and Romans when life was so much simpler and easier. Of
course, this could have even been in a different dimension of time
and space. For those answers you will have to await my book
“Thymeline – The Three Pillars” which is due out in late 2016.
In the mean time, I invite you to have your own Tarot Cards at the
ready, sit back, take a sip of your tea or coffee (each to your own)
and be ready to learn to take on this Workshop in Tarot Reading with
Sandy Cee and Connect through Spirit: Rider Waite Deck.
Bright Blessings
Sandy Cee

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Ace – High or Low

Have you ever watched the flag bearers at the Olympic Games? Look at the individual carrying the flag. He or She is filled with a sense of pride and responsibility as the march continues on its way. They wend their way around the games, leading their home teams. He or she is at the front of the team. Saying “make way, this is us from…” what ever country they are all from.

The Ace may represent One, or represent the whole of the suit. Either way, it is at the front, leading the team of that suit on, around the games to participate in the game of life. The game of telling the future. The Ace is at the front, in full regalia of that suit. Look at the Ace of which ever suit you pick up. It is larger than all of the other minor arcana cards. It is saying “I am One of this suit”

The Ace is therefore of high importance in a tarot spread. It carries a great deal of weight, whether it is One, or the card above the King. In some ways, it is a wild card, as it reaches out and packs a proverbial punch in the tarot reading.

If there are many lower numbered cards around, then take it more as a number 1, meaning it is before the two of whatever suit is following it. If however, it falls around a significant number of court cards, then it can be taken as a high card – above that of the King of that suit.

There are a variety of situations the ace may be involved in. It may fall before one or some of the minor arcana and therefore it means a lesser value. It could fall after these same cards and, while still meaning a lesser value, it can also be significant enough to say THAT is what it is, rather than I think it is this…

The higher the numbered cards that fall before or after the ace, the more significant it will be in the reading.