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About letstalktarot

Allyn McCray began reading Tarot in 1971 after discovering a deck in an occult shop in San Francisco, California. In 1999, the American Tarot Association recognized her as a Certified Tarot Reader. During her experience as an Internet reader between 2000 and 2002, Allyn’s readings were regularly featured on the websites, Psychicnut and Roadtalk. In 2002, Allyn joined The Church of Light, aka Light.Org, a non-profit international school of esoteric studies, where she is now a Hermetician, Certified Teacher, and Minister. Allyn also serves as the Communications Director of The Church of Light and is a Section Advisor in The Order of the Sphinx.

PERSONAL CODE OF ETHICS FOR READING TAROT

The American Tarot Association suggests writing a Personal Code of Ethics for Reading Tarot. I have found this to be very helpful in my practice.  As a reader, you may feel more comfortable doing readings on particular subjects than others.  … Continue reading

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READING TAROT FOR THE PUBLIC

Whether you are a beginner or have been reading Tarot for a number of years, reading in public is a challenge.  For the beginner, the experience is a great way to “test your chops.”  You’ll learn quickly where your strengths … Continue reading

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Shuffling, Cutting, and Spreading Tarot Cards Egyptian-Style!

  Many times I am asked “What is the difference between Egyptian Tarot and other traditions?”  There are quite a few differences as outlined throughout this blog, but one of the differences is how the cards are shuffled, cut, and spread. … Continue reading

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SEVEN CARD MAGIC SPREAD

  This spread is Egyptian Tarot’s answer to the Celtic Cross Spread.  It is an all-around spread for addressing many aspects of a question and is also wonderful for what-surrounds-questions like “What surrounds my new job?”  “What surrounds my relationship?” … Continue reading

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FIVE CARD YES/NO/MAYBE SPREAD

  This is a popular spread at The Church of Light.  It gives a quick Yes, No, or Maybe answer while providing additional information.  In Egyptian Tarot, cards in a spread are usually turned over and read one at a … Continue reading

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THREE CARD TAROT SPREADS

Three card tarot spreads are fun and versatile.  The adage “less is more” applies because three cards seem to provide just enough information without confusing the issue.  One of the best Tarot exercises for beginners to learn how to read … Continue reading

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ONE CARD TAROT READINGS

One card reading are great for beginners and advanced Tarot readers alike.  Beginners can get to know their deck by doing a one card reading every day and seeing how the card “plays out.”  Daily questions might be:  What will my … Continue reading

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