Meat and Potatoes Tarot (with Ellie)

Meat and Potatoes Tarot (with Ellie)

Meat and Potatoes means keeping things simple. There is no need to be confused about what each tarot card means, or how its position in a spread affects its range of definitions. It’s a bit like learning French, or Italian. Once you learn the basics and begin to recognise the language patterns, the only thing left to do is speak the language until it becomes second nature. Meat and Potatoes Tarot is the place to begin learning. Each week Ellie will bring you a new episode, looking in depth at each card in the Rider Waite tarot deck, her favourite tarot spreads, and an explanation of a wide variety of different types of tarot readings. Episodes are based on the Rider Waite tarot deck, the most commonly used tarot deck in the western world. Welcome to Meat and Potatoes Tarot (by Ellie).


February 8, 2024 7 mins

Why isn't the King looking forward? What is the point of the little creature at his feet? Ellie talks about the purpose of King of Wands in tarot, and provides a clear explanation of basic definitions and key symbols.

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The Queen of Wands sits elegantly on her throne, but Ellie brings her purpose to life with a clear description of her influences over a tarot card reading, basic definitions and key symbols.

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January 25, 2024 8 mins

Why do some tarot card readers describe the Knight of Wands as focused on his task, while others say he's daft and confused? Ellie brings out the meaning of the card, along with its life lessons, basic definitions, and key symbols, so that finally, a clear understanding of what is happening in the card can be known.

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January 18, 2024 9 mins

Whilst the Page of Wands looks like quite an optimistic card, with a simple scene of a young fellow examining his budding opportunities, there is far more to the card than originally meets the eye. Ellie describes the life lessons of Page of Wands, along with basic definitions and key symbols.

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January 11, 2024 8 mins

Why is this fellow carrying his wands up a hill in such an uncomfortable manner? Ellie explains the purpose of the card, definitions. key symbols, and its life lessons.

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January 4, 2024 10 mins

Ellie talks about the Nine of Wands and provides a deeper understanding of why this poor fellow looks so apprehensive out there. The opportunities provided by this card, and the way it can be interpreted with an explanation of definitions and key symbols.

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December 26, 2023 9 mins

There is a reason why no people (or animals) appear in Eight of Wands. But what is that reason? Ellie provide insight into the relevance of Eight of Wands, and how to interpret the card upright, and in reverse.

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December 19, 2023 8 mins

The Seven of Wands is about determination. Elie provided basic definitions for the card, and key symbols that demonstrate some of the subtle changes in the card's meaning, depending on how it appears. Determination can be a positive thing. But what if it's not?

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December 12, 2023 8 mins

Victory is for the victorious! Ellie discusses the Six of Wands, which is all about that wonderful moment when we get exactly what we have been inspired to achieve. Or perhaps, what our ego has prompted us to achieve?

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December 5, 2023 9 mins

The Wands Suite is all about action and inspiration. But what about when two adversaries decide to act with competing inspirations? Ellie takes us through just such a card - Five of Wands - and provides basic card definitions, information on the key symbols within the card, and the card's relevance to the Wands Suite.

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November 28, 2023 9 mins

Four is about community and groups. Four of Wands is about that and more. Ellie describes the basic definitions of the card, key symbols and links Four of Wands to other relevant Wands suite elements. 

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November 21, 2023 7 mins

Time for an adventure! Ellie describes the entrepreneurial elements of Three of Wands, along with basic definitions, key symbols and relationship to other cards in the Wands suite. 

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November 14, 2023 10 mins

Two means unity and partnerships. The Two of Wands depicts this and more. Ellie describes the basic definitions and key symbols of the Two of Wands, plus its relationship to other cards. 

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November 7, 2023 9 mins

Ace means one and marks the beginning of something new. Ellie explains how the Ace of Wands card marks the start of an inspiration to act. Basic definitions and key symbols, plus links to other relevant cards are included. 

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Time to delve into the Rider Waite Minor Arcana! Ellie begins with an introductory explanation of how the Wands Suite is relevant to tarot, and what to look out for when Wands are included in a tarot card reading. 

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In this episode, Ellie demonstrates how numbers are used in tarot to pinpoint elements of the human condition, and life's experiences. The relevance to Chinese and Western numerology, and the Minor and Major arcana cards....

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October 17, 2023 11 mins

You have done it! You've completed all of the Major Arcana cards. The World is a fitting example of what happens when we complete a long-anticipated task. We suddenly aren't sure what happens next, and that's exactly what The World is all about. It is the anticipation of the new beginning, the continuation into something new, or the final place to which we rest... if that's how you prefer to see it. As it happens, The World also de...

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October 10, 2023 7 mins

We are nearly at the end of our endeavour to learn about each of the Major Arcana cards in the Rider Waite deck. Judgement denotes the end of the journey, and a time for reconciliation. There is a closeness between Judgement and faith or religion, but an interesting aspect of the card shows that we don't all have to agree in order for each of us to be righteous.

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October 3, 2023 9 mins

Congratulations! You have stuck it out and now you've reached your destination, The Sun. In today's episode, Ellie takes us through some of the key features of The Sun, and why it's often described as the 'best card in the deck' of tarot. For those who are listening with audio only, please take note that the flag and feather symbols that appear in The Sun are related. More information in future episodes.


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September 25, 2023 10 mins

Today Ellie explains the basics of The Moon, and how the card links to our sense of identity as a tarot card reader. There is a fine line depicted in the basic definitions of The Moon, its symbols, and to excel in our craft, we must balance ourselves on this fine line.

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