Because we know the tarot can be very overwhelming to a new student, it’s time for a review and a short quiz.
With lesson #5 we are halfway through the series of 10 lessons created specifically to get you quickly and easily using your tarot cards.
This blog centers on the midterm quiz covering Lessons 1 - 5.
To prepare for the midterm quiz:
- Read lessons 1 - 5 thoroughly
- Study the charts provided in the lessons
- Do the activities outlined in each lesson
- Explore Suggested Additional Study Materials lists
Below are the links for Lessons 1 - 5:
Lesson #3 - Tarot Wyzdom with Love: How to Dissect the Tarot Cards
Lesson #4 - 4 Easy Steps to Conquering the Court Cards.
Lesson #5 - Tarot Wyzdom with Love: Making Sense of The Major Arcana
Suggested Additional Study Materials
A complete list of suggested materials to further your research and exploration from Lessons 1 - 5.
There are many great books on the market to further explore tarot journaling - a few that we recommend are:
The Simple Tarot Journal: A Personal Tarot Handbook by Angie Green
Tarot Journaling: Using the Celtic Cross to Unveil Your Hidden Story by Corrine Kenner
Your Personal Tarot Journal: An Intuitive Journey by CC Sullivan
Exploring the Major Arcana: A Workbook for Empowerment by Judyth Suit
Kabbalistic Tarot: Hebraic Wisdom in the Major and Minor Arcana by Dovid Krafchow. I love this book’s easy approach to understanding the major arcana through the Hebrew alphabet and the Kaballah.
Tarot and Astrology: Enhance Your Readings With the Wisdom of the Zodiac by Corrine Kenner
Tarot and Astrology: The Pursuit of Destiny by Muriel Bruce Hasbrouck
clicking through these links and/or making any purchase
through them supports building a more loving world and
continuing the Epic Journey.
Suggested Beginner Books
- Tarot for Beginners: A Holistic Guide to Using the Tarot for Personal Growth and Self Development by Meg Hayertz
- How to Read Tarot: A Modern Guide by Jessica
- The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot by Johannes Fiebig
Book List for Study of the Court Cards
- Understanding the Tarot Court by Mary K Greer
- Tarot Court Cards for Beginners: Bring Clarity to Your Readings by Leeza Robertson
- Your Tarot Court: Read Any Deck With Confidence
The Midterm Quiz
How to answer the questions.
- If you have a steemit account please post your essay answers in a comment.
- Post your essay answers in the thread on our Facebook group Tarot Wyzdom’s Epic Journey
- Answer the questions in your tarot journal.
- At the bottom of the test are the answers to all the questions except the Essay questions. Your essay answers should be posted on one of the public forums. Document your answers offline first, then copy/paste them into the forum. This way you are not accidentally looking at the answers written by others before you get a chance to test yourself.
- Below the answers is a Grading Scale for those who want a grade. Feel free to post your grade in the comments section.
True or False
- In order to effectively read the tarot cards you must first memorize the meanings of each card.
- The Major Arcana depicts mundane life.
- Your first tarot deck must be a gift.
- The Court Cards represent Archetypes
- A tarot deck consists of 78 cards.
- It is impossible to pull the wrong card when receiving a tarot reading.
- Many great tarot decks came from The Golden Dawn
- A tarot deck can be in the shape of a rectangle, square or circle.
- Overall, elemental associations are unimportant in tarot.
- There are 2 main groups in the tarot.
Which sentence is incorrect?
a. There are 40 number or pip cards, 16 Court Cards, and 22 Major Arcana cards in a tarot deck.
b. Sometimes an artistic tarot deck will have less than 78 cards.
c. There are 14 cards within 4 suits, each representing earth, air, fire, and water in every tarot deck.
d. In every tarot deck there are 56 Minor Arcana cards and 22 Major Arcana cards
Click on the links to investigate the tarot decks. Which two decks are the best for deep tarot study?
a. Radiant Rider-Waite in a Tin and Thoth Tarot Deck
b. Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot Deck and Millennium Thoth Tarot deck
c. Universal - Waite Tarot and The Golden Dawn Magical Tarot
d. Radiant Wise Spirit Tarot and Starman Tarot
e. Any of the combinations above are great for deep tarot study.
Which Major Arcana card below is not a Thoth/Fire?
a. IV. The Emperor
b. X. Wheel of Fortune
c. VIII. Strength
d. XX. Judgement
e. VIII. Justice
Which statement is true?
a. The symbols and messages in the tarot are already stored in the subconscious.
b. Before beginning a tarot reading it is always important to focus and shuffle the deck exactly three times then cut the deck three times.
c. It is possible to pull the wrong cards for a reading if you are not focused.
d. Blending book knowledge with self-knowledge and intuition is the road to a disastrous tarot reading
The elemental Chart of the Courts...
a. Blends together elements and status to produce defining qualities.
b. Tells us that all Knights represent Air
c. Shows that water/water are the elements for the Queen of Cups
d. When the elements are combined, the sum is that of more complex characteristics of the personality.
e. All of a. - d. are correct.
|1. Major Arcana||a. One of the four is assigned to each Major Arcana card|
|2. Minor Arcana||b. Consists of 16 Court Cards and 40 Pip cards|
|3. Court cards||c. A highly relevant aspect in all tarot cards except the Court Cards|
|4. Elements||d. Represents archetypes, personality types and the planets|
|5. Atomic Correspondence||e. Conflicts with Rider-Waite concerning Strength and Justice|
|6. Hebrew Alphabet||f. Earth, Air, Fire and Water|
|7. Thoth tarot||g. Most important aspect for reading tarot|
|8. Numerology||h. A letter of the Hebrew alphabet is assigned to each one|
|9. Suits||i. An aspect of Kabbalah which gives depth and meaning to each of the 22 cards.|
|10. Self-trust||j. Found in the charts as an aspect of the Major Arcana cards.|
Write your complete answer in the comments below, post it on the new Facebook tarot group, Tarot Wyzdom’s Epic Journey, in the comments for this thread.
- Explain how the chart below works.
The Elemental Chart of the Courts
|XXXXXXX||Wands (fire)||Cups (water)||Swords (air)||Pentacles (earth)|
Discuss how numerology, the hebrew alphabet, the elements and astrology interweave together to define the Major Arcana cards.
Why does the method for learning to read the tarot cards in 30 minutes work? Once you accomplish this method then what will you do to continue getting better?
Why and how do you cleanse and consecrate your tarot cards?
List the 6 groups found in the tarot cards and explain each.
Upcoming Tarot Course Study Materials
Start stocking up the basics for student succcess now.
- Universal Waite Tarot
- Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Tarot Journey to Self-Awareness (A New Edition of the Tarot Classic) by Rachel Pollack
- Thoth Tarot Deckby Aleister Croweley
- The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols by Angeles Arrien
Love is available
for a variety of tarot readings to support you in creating the future you desire.
Tarot Wyzdom with Love
is now taking appointments
Answers:T/F - 1.F 2.F 3.F 4.T 5.T 6.T 7.T 8.T 9.F 10.T Multiple Choice - 1.b 2.c 3.e 4.a 5.e Matching - 1.h 2.b 3.d 4.f 5.j 6.i 7.e 8.c 9.a 10.g
Point scale: All correct answers receive 2 points each. Essay questions each receive up to 10 points.
In the next lesson we are posting the 7th blog in this series discussing how to use a tarot spread.
If you missed the 6th Lesson Tarot Wyzdom with Love: The Pippin' Cards #6/10 click here to catch up.