Layout or no layout? A Tarot question with many answers


Cross spread2There’s a card layout for every conceivable situation – from finding your way through relationship issues to managing your finances or just wanting a snapshot of where your life is heading. So when do you use one of these layouts, when do you abandon structure and when do you invent your own layouts?

Join Linda Marson as she plays around with the pros and cons of using fixed tarot card layouts vs free-wheeling or dealing the cards to explore issues with clients. One of the first people to register for the recording session of this class, Merissa Lovett, took the opportunity to show how she would do a tarot reading for an extremely harassed Mum. Linda’s discussion with Merissa raises many of the key issues tarot readers need to consider when dealing with clients who ask the tarot to help influence a person’s behaviour.

Tarot reading scenario
Julie’s daughter Tina has been granted a place at a prestigious university. Julie is delighted at this news and is horrified when Tina says “I’m sick of study! Don’s father is a film producer and he’s offered me a job as runner on his next film shoot. That’s what I’m going to do and nothing will change my mind!” she declares.

Julie does want to change her daughter’s mind and has come to the tarot for advice on how to do just that.  You, as tarot reader, diplomatically shift the focus of the question to ‘How can I resolve this conflict situation with my daughter?”

LindaSept2013About the presenter

Linda Marson is a former President of the Tarot Guild of Australia and author of Ticket, Passport and Tarot Cards. Before the manuscript was even finished, Linda was onto the next stage of the Ticket, Passport and Tarot Cards journey – a series of 22 x 5-minute programs for community television in Australia – one segment for each of the 22 Major Arcana cards. The series won an award for the best personal or spiritual development program on Australian community television in 2006.

No longer content to write or produce TV programs about tarot and travel, Linda took people on tarot guided journeys to Peru for a number of years. She continues to do this through a partnership with Gothic Image Tours in the UK.

Linda has been reading Tarot cards for over 20 years and for many years wrote for, and edited the tarot pages of Spheres, a spiritual magazine in Australia. She has presented workshops on various aspects of Tarot practice and organised major Tarot events involving internationally renowned Tarot experts. In 2011 she established Global Spiritual Studies. For more information about Linda visit her Experience the Tarot website.


A video recording of the class is available for download to your computer or device as an MP4 file. It can be viewed on PCs using Windows Media Player and on Macs using the free VLC multimedia player for Mac operating systems which can be downloaded here.

Total file size: 521 MB (54 mins)

Cost: $19 USD

Payment: online through PayPal using a credit or debit card.


Layout or no layout? A Tarot question with many answers

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