welcome to the personal tarot homepage of MARCHAL !
in the 1960s
under the sign of Scorpio
started to study the tarot as a personal interest and "hobby" some time
ago with the help of a steadily
and decks I use for learning and as
I have joined the American
German and living in southeast Germany), because I found its work
useful and interesting, and have become a volunteer for the Free Tarot
and - as of December 2008 - the Free Reading Network
myself and my choices more clearly and from new perspectives. I have
witnessed Tarot readings to correctly tell or hint at future events,
like many others who study tarot - I feel that we are never
foretelling what will by all means happen, but rather have a look at
present and past situations from many and new angles of looking and
can detect "dry river beds" for possible futures to become
active if water is allowed to flow. To me the future is not yet
written and closed - each of us is working at it and molding it all
the time and the Tarot may give us some glimpses on options,
possibilities and ideas of futures that might come to pass if we
provide our share of energy and effort - so I think I am trying
divination with my tarot decks, trying to glimpse a portion of the
divine plan or trying to understand a bit about the currents and flow
of events, rather than Fortunetelling
more important and fascinating to me Tarot (in my view)
requires and led me to a deep interest in
the field of Western esoteric or Western
(alchemy, hermeticism, numerology, astrology,
kabballah, magick) with all their symbology - like The Fool I am just
very beginning of that adventure. I am fascinated by how deeply
interwoven a large part or
European history (and not only philosophy and art and medical branches
like homoeopathy) is with what today is called Western esoteric
thinking - and unfortunatley I cannot stop to
gather more and more books on the subject (which turn out to be farer
and farer away from the New Age books I started with years ago).
I am not into practicing rituals and magic/magick, though, this
is not for
me - at the moment I rather try to just understand systems and symbols
and their history. I do not belong to a formal esoteric group at the
moment, although I was initiated into freemasonry and a masonic
apprentice some 15 years ago - unfortunately I proved too much a
recluse (and witnessed too many changes in my personal life at that
time) to carry through.
, but also with the brilliant Alchemical
and sometimes the Bright
, as well- at the moment these seem to me to be very
and very accessible and in my hands seem to provide the best
results. I very much appreciate my Tarot de
Marseilles decks as "the real
thing". As of summer 2009 I have fallen in love with Paul Huson`s Dame
Fortune's Wheel Tarot
- this is the deck I now use most of the
time, esepcially as Huson's related book on the Mystical
of the Tarot
proved to be key literature with regard to
"Western esoteric" tarot. And of course there is the Liber
- Tarot of the Stars Eternal deck
, which has so much depth and so
many dimensions that it will keep me at it for many years to come and
(developed and closely stemming from the Toth tarot) will help me gain
much more general esoteric understanding, I am sure.
decks I possess but usually do not use for readings,
comparing, studying, meditation:
studying the tarot and the topics related to it is such a
wide field I definitely have to regard and describe myself as a tarot
learner - and
probably always will.
tarot cards for myself or others is part of this
studying and self-evolving process. In doing a reading for
others, though, I
am also doing my very
best to go to work for my "client" with professional interest,
engagement and a high
standard ethical conduct - I am by all means open, honest and
real with people I read tarot cards for and see my
tarot readings as a means to help
and further their spiritual growth and development as well as mine.
My "Code of
Ethics" when I read tarot cards:
I will make every effort to read the tarot cards'
answers in an sincere manner consistent with the meaning of the tarot
I understand them to be.
I will maintain the strictest confidentiality
with regards to all
client information and never share or divulge it to a third party in
any manner that could lead to an association with the client. I reserve
the right to discuss my readings in an adequately anonymized form with
my tarot mentor who follows a similar code of ethics.
I am not a fortune teller (and do not want to be
I cannot see a definite future. I try to see and show different aspects
of a given situation, different options, new or hidden ideas on the
basis of what I know about tarot cards and what I feel when
contemplating the cards at a specific moment or with a specific
question in mind. We are responsible for our own decisions and not
tarot or its reader and his suggestions.
I am not giving a medical doctor´s advice or
medical diagnosis in a reading, nor am I a financial counselor or a
lawyer - my card readings can never be and are not meant as an adequate
qualified medical, legal, psychological, economic, financial or other
advice - and they have nothing at all to do with my professional work
When I do a tarot reading I do not and cannot
disease - mental, physical or whatsoever. Likewise I do not answer any
questions on pregnancy or death.
When questions about a third party arise I will
make sure that no invasions of privacy occur.
I do not read cards for children and persons
under the age of 18 or any other legal age of their respective
countries without their own plus parental or other legally adequate
presence. Usually I don't at all and I definitely do not do email
readings for underaged persons.
Additionally I reserve the right to refuse any
feel uncomfortable about (of course) and I
will always openly state when a card or a spread does not make sense to
me and I am unable to interpret its meaning.
Likewise I will respect my client's right to
refuse or terminate their reading at any time, regardless of prior
I will at all times endeavor to adhere to the
set forth by the American Tarot Association, including the ATA Code of
I do not
accept any legal liability for any tarot reading I do; legally any
readings I do are for pure entertainment purposes only!
me at Aeclectic
, which I deem a very good tarot website with lots of
interesting information and discussions.
interest and focus of private studies of mine. In everyday life I have
different regular job, though, in the German health sector (MD).
visiting this info-page - all the best wishes to you!
Contact: marchal-AT-freetarot-DOT-us or
marchal-AT-freetarot-DOT-us or tarotmarchal-AT-googlemail-DOT-com
(replace AT and DOT with a ".", please)
Renner, Deggendorf, Germany
Please note that this page and my
interest in esoteric topics is strictly "hobbyist" and personal and has
do at all with my professional work in the health-sector and that I
areas strictly and unconditionally separated, as they have by all means
The illustrations of the Knight of Cups above is from
- and to my best knowledge in the public domain (see also
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Cups12.jpg). Note that the colored
Rider-Waite Tarot Deck®, known also as the Rider Tarot and the Waite
Tarot, belongs to U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902 USA.
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