What is my style of reading the Tarot?
To name it, it is the "open-reading" popularized by the late Yoav Ben-Dov. Cards don't have set meanings, nor do positions in a layout describe a specific aspect of the reading.
"Storytelling" is a good descriptor of this style. This keys into the importance of how the cards relate to one another pictorially. Now I can look at a 3 card spread and tell a story relating to the question.
By the end of the reading I want to have answered the querent's question as well as be able to give actionable advice based on reading the cards.
What I don't want to do (or have someone tell me in a reading) is rattle off a list of meanings and correspondences. I know them and study them- but during a reading I hope they get woven in seamlessly when applicable.
The intrigue of the Tarot is this pictorial language. It is what captivates us and draws us in.
Here are two short sample readings:
Why do we consult the cards?
We have a dilemma
Looking for a clear direction
The Tarot guides with a harsh certitude
And ethereal grace
We can read these cards left to right, the 2 of Swords progressing to the 6 of Swords with the Emperor as the bridge. Note the change in water and sky from the 2 to 6. See the calm and direct gaze of the Emperor and also the rugged terrain behind him. We can imagine this Emperor speaking frankly and purposefully. Notice the phantom guide in the 6 of Swords- here it adds a subtle gentle grace
How Can The Tarot Be Used For Empowermet?
Set aside the small tasks
Empowerment comes with the confidence
of self transformation
The Moon on the left becomes the coin in the center card, fluctuation is now something stable. A wobbly figured is transformed into one with unshakable confidence. Her priority has been personal growth knowing failures and successes are not final