Root Lock Radio
RLR014: Reading Reversals
In episode 14, we'll dig into the concept of reversals (cards that appear upside-down). Because there is no one right way to read a reversed card, introducing reversals into your tarot practice is a great way to develop your intuition and practice exploring possibilities with yourself or the person you're reading for. I'll show you four ways that reversals can alter a card's meaning and how you can apply these four possible alterations to any card. I'll also invite you to call or text the...
RLR013: The Court Cards Part II: Pentacles and Swords
In episode 13, we will conclude our exploration of the Tarot's Court Cards, by looking at the Pages, Knights, Queens, and Kings of the Pentacles and Swords Suits. Since this concludes our exploration of the entire Tarot deck, you're invited to share your ideas for the future of Root Lock Radio by contacting the host. We'll also have an exciting announcement about Weston's upcoming appearances on the Archetypal Tarot Podcast. Music provided by: Shenandoah Davis...
RLR012: The Court Cards Part I: Wands and Cups
In episode 12, we will delve into the specifics of the Court Cards by conducting an in-depth examination of the Kings, Queens, Knights, and Pages of the Wands and Cups suits. Drawing on the previous episode, we'll see how each card's position as an intersection of the suit's traits with the archetypal role of the court figure results in a personality type that exists apart from both gender and human form. We'll also begin to explore what drawing a card "reversed" (or upside-down) can mean...
RLR011: Setting the Stage for the Court Cards
In episode 11, we'll shift our focus to the 16 Court Cards of the tarot deck and talk about how they should be viewed as symbols of personality types, rather than actual people, and how deconstructing traditional views of gender can help us to widen the scope of these cards. We'll discuss how the four elemental energies of the suits can translate into personality traits and how we can use the Ace-through-10 cards of each suit to figure out what those traits are. Then we'll talk about the...
RLR010: The Suit of Swords
In episode 10, we'll wrap up our exploration of the minor arcana by taking a close look at the cards of the suit of swords and we'll see how some of the most intense cards in the tarot deck point the way to harmony on micro and macro levels. We'll also discuss how the minor cards can provide a more accessible entry point to the big lessons of the major cards by focusing on our day-to-day lives. Notes about the cards discussed in this episode can be found at: www.rootlocktarot.com/podcast...
RLR009: The Suit of Pentacles
In episode 9, we'll look closely at the cards of the suit of pentacles and see how these earth-energy cards teach us the value of hard work and the importance of having a long-term vision of stability. Then we'll talk about tarot spreads and some ideas to consider if you're interested in creating your own spreads and I'll give a demonstration of a spread based on the four elements. Notes about the cards discussed in this episode can be found at: http://www.rootlocktarot.com/podcast Music...
RLR005: The Last Leg of the Fool's Journey
In episode 5, we'll finish our exploration of the cards of the major arcana through the last leg of the fool's journey, in which the fool struggles with himself to integrate the lessons he has learned along the way. Then we'll talk about how the archetypes presented in the major arcana cards can help us to make sense of our life experiences and the world around us. For a deeper exploration of archetypes in the major arcana, I recommend The Archetypal Tarot Podcast by Cyndera Quackenbush...
RLR003: The First Leg of the Fool's Journey
In episode 3, we'll look closely at the first 8 cards of the major arcana, which we'll refer to as the "First Leg of the Fool's Journey." We'll introduce the concept of numerology in relation to the tarot, and recommend Paul Foster Case's (rather challenging) book The Tarot for those interested in a much deeper look into tarot numerology. We'll also introduce the "what to hold onto, what to let go of, outcome" 3-card spread and show how to translate the archetypes from the fool's journey...