The True Nature of Tarot: Your Path to Personal Empowerment

The True Nature of Tarot: Your Path to Personal Empowerment

by Diane Wing

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Overview

The True Nature of Tarot dispels the myths and negative connotations that surround the tarot by sharing the personal experiences of the author, Diane Wing, a tarot reader with 25 years of experience. Tarot is discussed as a tool of enlightenment and understanding. Diane Wing shares intuitive techniques for reading that take you beyond the conventional card meanings and deep into tarot as a tool to channel energy and increase psychic sensitivity:


Develop your own style of reading tarot, from choosing your deck to pulling information from the cards.
Learn how a reading is experienced from the perspectives of both the reader and the inquirer.
Understand the variables that impact the accuracy of your reading.
Discover ways to increase the amount of information pulled from the tarot.
Become expert at grounding and centering to maximize your energetic stability on a daily basis.
Learn powerful spreads that give you ways to see interactions between the cards.
Increase your awareness of the ethics of imparting information.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940011915161
Publisher: Marvelous Spirit Press
Publication date: 10/24/2010
Series: Modern Spirituality , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 198
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Diane Wing has been in the business of guiding people to reach their full potential for over two decades. She is an intuitive tarot reader, Reiki master, teacher, life purpose coach, and a lifetime student of metaphysics, mysticism, and spirituality. With a Master's degree in psychology, Diane uses the tarot as a tool to perform insightful readings intended to produce growth and harmony in the lives of her clients.

She is the founder of Wing Academy of Unfoldment, a virtual Mystery school with courses that provide students with convenient and affordable opportunities to expand their understanding of the esoteric arts, metaphysics, and occult sciences. Courses provide a transformative experience, a spiritual unfoldment, where an evolution will take place, with the individual revealing his or her
true nature and developing a deeper self-awareness and closer relationship with The Universal Energy. The information is presented via private lessons conducted in person or by phone, selfstudy, and group teleseminars.

Diane is dedicated to the practical application of metaphysical concepts to help her clients understand and trust themselves, make better decisions, and be more resilient in the face of change. She inspires and transforms others to feel their best and work to fulfill their potential as they strive toward self-mastery. Diane helps them to realize their greatness and to come to terms with their truth, remove delusion, and clear away misconceptions of the self to reveal their true nature at a core level.

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The True Nature of Tarot: Your Path to Personal Empowerment 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
AHauer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The True Nature of Tarot is just that, a personal account by the author with her own interpretations. I do feel Tarot is misunderstood and greatly misrepresented as `satanic¿, often by those with `tunnel-vision¿ feelings. I know I have received a few looks from strangers when I have my cards out. (I¿m a big fan of The Halloween Tarot by Kipling West.). I did like how Diane compared the use of Tarot with that of a computer programmer as both can be used for good or bad. Most often in computer programming, the work is for the better and not considered a bad thing. (After all, how many of us rely on technology in our life?)Diane does offer a few things that I have not encountered in previous tarot books, such as the deck overview, a few good grounding techniques and her discussion on the energy field. However, the interpretations or card meanings lack any uniqueness from the summary insert or other books I have personally encountered. Granted what does make each card or reading unique is the person reading, their own interpretations as well as their own beliefs. I also feel the claim on her book ¿Your path to personal empowerment¿ is misleading as this book is more geared to providing tarot spreads for others, not a personal reading for the self. I was disappointed as I know of many, like myself; enjoy utilizing tarot for our own personal daily insight. As someone that understands personal boundaries and ethics, it is good that it is brought up, but I personally feel that it also comes down to common sense, courtesy and respect that a person does not just blurt things out or share information with another person.For the novice that would like to attempt tarot readings for friends and family, this would be a good start. For a one hundred and seventy-eight page book, only forty-four of those pages offer the information the author wishes to impart on the reader. However, I do not see anything that would make this book stand out from the others I have encountered and purchased.
MadMooseMama on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The True Nature of Tarot: Your path to personal empowerment is tool to help your spiritual growth.Author, Diane Wing, has created a guide to those who have questions about Tarot. She provides insight into all aspects of Tarot showing the reader that it isn't warrant of the negative press that it has received throughout its history.Diane has been reading the Tarot for over twenty-five years as well as being a Reiki master, teacher and life coach with a Masters degree in psychology and many years in intuitive studies. Diane has spent many years fine tuning the art of Tarot and providing all she knows in this comprehensive 101 manual for the newcomer and a more advance reader for the experienced, it suits all who read it.This book will allow you to experience your own intuitive abilities by helping you to grow or you can just use this as a casual reader answering any questions you may have about the subject. There is also a section in which she discusses the purported "evil" aspects of Tarot, bringing many interesting thoughts to the fore.I loved how this book will take you through the steps of getting your cards read and the danger signs to look out for, as well as, there are tips for the card reader within the pages. I thought it was really well written and didn't leave me wondering what the author was talking about.I was equally thrilled to read about the individual tarot cards themselves. I have never seen anyone describe the cards such as Diane Wing has, they are more true to human nature than the stiff descriptions of other cards I have read! I enjoyed reading all the things that could impact a reading, I don't read tarot myself, but my youngest sister does and I was amazed to see that she did things mentioned in this book naturally. I always thought she had a remarkable gift and after reading The True Nature Of Tarot, I can see she truly does!
Mammahomemaker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Spirituality is a part of everyone, whether we are Christians, Muslims, Wiccans, Jewish, etc. We all believe in a higher power, most of us accept that there is more to life than just the physical realm. With that said, allow me to explain. I recently had the opportunity to read The True Nature of Tarot: Your Path to Personal Empowerment. I've always been interested in tarot and really anything magical. I believe that it is another way to discover yourself and your thoughts. Realistically anyone who tells you they can tell you your future is a scam artist. What tarot is supposed to do is help you answer questions about a certain problem or two. It's supposed to help you open your mind. That is what the author Diane Wing had in mind while writing the book. Diane is not only a psychic she is also a psychologist. This means that she is an intuitive tarot reader, a reiki master, and a life purpose coach. She isn't going to just give you a meaningless reading and then move on to the next client. She takes her time and feels the situation you are in. Let me explain a little more about the book.First and foremost there are 10 chapters in the book. Chapter 1 is titled: The Truth About Tarot and the very last chapter is titled: The Psychology of Tarot. The middle of the book is filled with wonderful information and card formations. Free flowing spreads, patterns, and the meaning of each and every card in the tarot deck. The most important chapter, I believe, is the ethics chapter. Diane gets into great detail about the ethics of tarot reading and how some readers are unethical, so be sure to do your homework before choosing a reader. She also talks about Grounding techniques and how to protect yourself and focus, not only as a reader but as a client as well. These techniques are meant for you to become more receptive to the spirits and light around you. There is so much information and it is all written in a wonderful simple language, so that it is easy for someone, who has never picked up a tarot deck to understand it and learn it.
My_Mommys_World More than 1 year ago
The True Nature of Tarot is a comprehensive starting point for the beginner in tarot reading. The book provides a complete overview of not only the elements of a tarot reading but an understanding of the symbolism within the decks. For the advance practitioner her card interpretations provide new insight and interesting descriptions that helped me to gain further knowledge into their meanings. I don’t practice tarot readings professionally but I value to the clarity these provide from a psychological perspective. If you are looking for a good book to start reading tarot or further advance your skills you will find that and more in this guide.
zoelee More than 1 year ago
I have been studying and using Tarot cards since I was a teenager, but I admit I put them away for a while when I moved and had not opened the box until recently. I was lucky to receive a copy of The True Nature of Tarot by Diane Wing and have been reading it on and off again this summer. It is a wonderful guide into understanding and setting up basic Tarot settings as well as more complicated settings. Also, it takes you on a journey through all of the cards; their meaning and interpretation. I decided the best way to review this great book was to use it as a guide for myself as I set up a basic reading. I am at a crossroads with my career, becoming a full time mommy late in life. And I need some guidance on what to do with film, and voiceover. So I mixed my cards with thoughts of working and energy towards my career and then, using the book, set up a basic read: Using the book, The True Nature of Tarot, this is my interpretation of my minor Arcana cards ; The Fool (Le Mat) and The Sun (Le Soleil). Page 31, or the chapter about The Fool tells me " that as I begin my new path and stand on the edge of my cliff, I should ready myself to take a leap of faith. I should have faith in trust in what is coming up next for me in life. This card represents innocence, optimism and new potential. " Just how I feel when considering my path for my career and my life as I head towards 40. The chapter about the Sun represents "renewed energy and motivation towards goals. It symbolizes the bright prospects that are before me, or a fresh start". Both parts of the reading were so spot on, and exactly how I was feeling, Diane Wing really caught the essence of a true tarot reading. Her chapters are easy to read, and interpret. Along with each card, there is a beautiful illustration and key words to focus on. I found this book super easy to read through and use as my guide. It was well-written and not too wordy to read. It is a wonderful guide for the first time card reader or the more learned reader. Diane makes it fun to read about tarot and her wisdom and background as a tarot reader for over 25 years shows through.
Sweepster_ca More than 1 year ago
In her new book, The True Nature of Tarot, Wing tries to give the reader a new, clearer image of tarot card reading, and get rid of the negative image usually associated with Tarot by a majority of people. With full instruction in all areas from choosing a deck, reading cards, and setting everything up, to seeing and interpreting card patterns, you’ll find everything you want to know in this awesome guide to become a tarot reader. The book also contains fully illustrated guides to cards, combinations, and even a sample reading. This ancient art is made simple for anyone wanting to learn without complex instructions. The True Nature of Tarot is a great guide for anyone who wants to know more about, or begin reading, Tarot cards for personal or professional use.
Jivedolly More than 1 year ago
I have read Tarot for years now and reading The true Nature of the Tarot game me more insight then I had before. Diane Wing has some very GREAT ideas when it comes to grounding ones self. I have tried her techniques and I LOVE them! The spreads she does are WONDERFUL and so much simpler then the same ol same ol! If you are intot Tarot, This is a GREAT book!!!
MOMOF3CHAOS More than 1 year ago
I have always been fascinated with all things paranormal and occult. So when I was selected to review The True Nature of Tarot: Your Path to Personal Empowerment by Diane Wing, M.A., I was really excited. I've had readings done a few times and found it to be a very interesting experience, and I definitely wanted to learn more, especially how to do readings myself. I found this book to be perfect for a beginner such as myself. I had purchased a deck of tarot cards a long time prior to this review, but I really didn't like the cards. I decided once I received The True Nature of Tarot, to go on Ebay and pick a new deck. Once I found a deck I liked, Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza, I was really excited to start trying out the spreads discussed in the book. I definitely felt more connected to this deck than the other one, It was very strange and Kind of hard to explain. I did several readings for myself and for friends and family. My favorite spread from the book is a free form spread using one card for each letter in the person's first and middle names. I was able to pull some amazing information from the cards that not only blew me away but also my friends and family too! I learned a lot from this book and look forward to increasing the strength of my readings.
Crabappleink More than 1 year ago
When I was younger I had a deck of cards that I inherited from my mother. The deck just kept showing up in my room and eventually she gifted them to me. It was a classic 'White Rider' deck and over the years I have found it to go missing for extended periods of time. Sometimes they would vanish when I was interested in exploring them. They would turn up later at the bottom of my closet under a mountain of clothes completely scattered - that was the most extreme and to this day I feel strongly that I should have read them. Unfortunately, I didn't think of it at the time. I have never really resonated with traditional explanations in regards to tarot. I often have felt that many Tarot books try to force the symbolism. I have felt that because of this things would get left out of the reading on account of symbolic reliance. The interpretation of that symbolism varied from person to person on account of personal experiences. So, when I would attempt to read a spread, I would often solely attempt to interpret the energy of the person as it interacted with the symbolic imagery. In the first section of 'The True Nature of Tarot', Diane Wing, M.A. attempts to break down the Hollywood Occultism surrounding what it means to be physic, or 'In Tune with the more sensitive aspects of your environment' as I like to say. Simple put, it is to have an acute or heightened awareness. Diane spends a great deal of the first section of the book talking about the Universal Energy, how we receive and transmit information between us. She also talks about proper grounding techniques because working with energy (and certain people) can be very draining. In fact, I discovered that I do all of these techniques quite frequently and naturally when needed. This naturally satisfied my ego. One thing that really resonated with me was when Diane wrote of spending too much time focusing on the validity of what she was expressing to the client, rather than just say what comes to mind regardless of whether it makes sense or not. She has stated that if the reading is accurate the client will understand it whether it makes sense to the person giving the reading. I can't help but link this to my previous thought about card symbolism. Diane has written helped me realize something. The symbolism is best served when it is perceived in much of the same way as dream symbolism is to the dreamer. While the language is universal, all of us have had a different realm of experiences, successes and traumas. On account of this, our relationship with each of these symbolic images is different. This is what makes the interpretation so vast and personal. To Diane Wing, thank you for that insight. It allowed me to open up and appreciate your explanations of the major and minor arcana. I appreciated the section on ethics as well as the helpful advice on how to choose a practitioner.
MammaHomemaker More than 1 year ago
Spirituality is a part of everyone, whether we are Christians, Muslims, Wiccans, Jewish, etc. We all believe in a higher power, most of us accept that there is more to life than just the physical realm. With that said, allow me to explain. I recently had the opportunity to read The True Nature of Tarot: Your Path to Personal Empowerment. I've always been interested in tarot and really anything magical. I believe that it is another way to discover yourself and your thoughts. Realistically anyone who tells you they can tell you your future is a scam artist. What tarot is supposed to do is help you answer questions about a certain problem or two. It's supposed to help you open your mind. That is what the author Diane Wing had in mind while writing the book. Diane is not only a psychic she is also a psychologist. This means that she is an intuitive tarot reader, a reiki master, and a life purpose coach. She isn't going to just give you a meaningless reading and then move on to the next client. She takes her time and feels the situation you are in. Let me explain a little more about the book. First and foremost there are 10 chapters in the book. Chapter 1 is titled: The Truth About Tarot and the very last chapter is titled: The Psychology of Tarot. The middle of the book is filled with wonderful information and card formations. Free flowing spreads, patterns, and the meaning of each and every card in the tarot deck. The most important chapter, I believe, is the ethics chapter. Diane gets into great detail about the ethics of tarot reading and how some readers are unethical, so be sure to do your homework before choosing a reader. She also talks about Grounding techniques and how to protect yourself and focus, not only as a reader but as a client as well. These techniques are meant for you to become more receptive to the spirits and light around you. There is so much information and it is all written in a wonderful simple language, so that it is easy for someone, who has never picked up a tarot deck to understand it and learn it.
JennWorden More than 1 year ago
The True Nature of Tarot is written by Diane Wing who has been in the business of helping people reach their full potential for almost three decades. Diane is a tarot reader, Reiki master, teacher, personal transformation guide, and lifetime student of metaphysics. She also holds a masters degree in phychology and uses her tarot reading skills to help people achieve harmony in their lives. It has been a pleasure working with DianeWing, she is a wonderful person as well as author. Tarot card reading was in my life all throughout my childhood. I do not practice tarot reading but know it’s not evil. I have family and close friends that practice tarot reading. It’s actually a very interesting subject. The True Nature of Tarot is an easy to read and understand book. If you are just learning how to do tarot readings this would be a great book because of its easy to understand content. The True Nature of Tarot is helpful to those looking to start building their own tarot reading style. She guides you through the tarot reading process with a step-by-step through to the tarot reading process. The process is explained professionally yet with simplicity, which is perfect for beginners. She also fully explains the danger signs of as well as the full meaning of each card in the tarot deck. Since I grew up around tarot cards I am very open-minded to tarot readings and if used in a proper manner are not bad. My mother reads tarot cards, has for year. She has explained them to me but I have never understood much until I read Diane’s book. She has an expert way of explaining them, yet she keeps it simple and easy to understand. If you are interested in starting out or are a card reader already, there is much that can be learned from The True Nature of Tarot Reading.
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Heavensent1 More than 1 year ago
The True Nature of Tarot: Your path to personal empowerment is tool to help your spiritual growth. Author, Diane Wing, has created a guide to those who have questions about Tarot. She provides insight into all aspects of Tarot showing the reader that it isn't warrant of the negative press that it has received throughout its history. Diane has been reading the Tarot for over twenty-five years as well as being a Reiki master, teacher and life coach with a Masters degree in psychology and many years in intuitive studies. Diane has spent many years fine tuning the art of Tarot and providing all she knows in this comprehensive 101 manual for the newcomer and a more advance reader for the experienced, it suits all who read it. This book will allow you to experience your own intuitive abilities by helping you to grow or you can just use this as a casual reader answering any questions you may have about the subject. There is also a section in which she discusses the purported "evil" aspects of Tarot, bringing many interesting thoughts to the fore. I loved how this book will take you through the steps of getting your cards read and the danger signs to look out for, as well as, there are tips for the card reader within the pages. I thought it was really well written and didn't leave me wondering what the author was talking about. I was equally thrilled to read about the individual tarot cards themselves. I have never seen anyone describe the cards such as Diane Wing has, they are more true to human nature than the stiff descriptions of other cards I have read! I enjoyed reading all the things that could impact a reading, I don't read tarot myself, but my youngest sister does and I was amazed to see that she did things mentioned in this book naturally. I always thought she had a remarkable gift and after reading The True Nature Of Tarot, I can see she truly does!
AnnHauer More than 1 year ago
The True Nature of Tarot is just that, a personal account by the author with her own interpretations. I do feel Tarot is misunderstood and greatly misrepresented as 'satanic', often by those with 'tunnel-vision' feelings. I know I have received a few looks from strangers when I have my cards out. (I'm a big fan of The Halloween Tarot by Kipling West.). I did like how Diane compared the use of Tarot with that of a computer programmer as both can be used for good or bad. Most often in computer programming, the work is for the better and not considered a bad thing. (After all, how many of us rely on technology in our life?) Diane does offer a few things that I have not encountered in previous tarot books, such as the deck overview, a few good grounding techniques and her discussion on the energy field. However, the interpretations or card meanings lack any uniqueness from the summary insert or other books I have personally encountered. Granted what does make each card or reading unique is the person reading, their own interpretations as well as their own beliefs. I also feel the claim on her book "Your path to personal empowerment' is misleading as this book is more geared to providing tarot spreads for others, not a personal reading for the self. I was disappointed as I know of many, like myself; enjoy utilizing tarot for our own personal daily insight. As someone that understands personal boundaries and ethics, it is good that it is brought up, but I personally feel that it also comes down to common sense, courtesy and respect that a person does not just blurt things out or share information with another person. For the novice that would like to attempt tarot readings for friends and family, this would be a good start. For a one hundred and seventy-eight page book, only forty-four of those pages offer the information the author wishes to impart on the reader. However, I do not see anything that would make this book stand out from the others I have encountered and purchased.
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
I have always been fascinated with the occult and consider myself to be a "sensitive". My favorite part of the book was when I learned how to ground and center myself. I often feel like I'm all over the place and that can be very overwhelming. If you're interested in learning about Tarot, this is your book! Another great thing about this book is that it's printed on "green" paper!