Covid-19 and Our Commitment To You.

Covid-19 and Our Commitment To You.

Coronavirus mask

With the spread of the novel coronavirus and the resulting Covid-19 pandemic, our world has changed in may ways.  We here at Tarot By Ralph are doing what we can to help.

We are still a small family owned business, but we feel the need to do something, however small, to help others during these times of uncertainty.  Below you will find a list of some of the things we plan on doing (as well as some things we plan to do better) as we move through this global crisis.

Our Commitment To You.

First we endeavor to provide a higher degree of emotional support both for our clients and those who have been following us online.  To that end I have begun sending out complimentary emails to our clients on Wednesday and Sunday.  These emails will be brief and will focus on a card for that day sharing a few positive thoughts on moving through life.

Our current paid clients are already signed up for this service.  If you are currently not one of our clients, you can sign up for this service free by contacting me via the email address below and indicating you would like to receive these mailings.  I will happily add you to the list.

Email Ralph at:

Second, to help foster a sense of community within our small organization I have created the Tarot By Ralph Facebook Group.  This group is intended to be a place where people can interact with one another to share hope and strength as we move through this crisis.  The group will not be a place for others to advertise their own Tarot Reading services or offer free or discounted readings.  What it is intended to do is to offer a place where people can take a break from the negativity often found online in other forums and be uplifted emotionally.  No discussion of Politics or Religion here.  Let’s focus on keeping the group open and positive.

Third, we will strive to do a better job monitoring our current websites and responding to questions and comments.  The various sites where I plan to focus more time and energy include:

Our YouTube Channel

Our Facebook and Instagram Pages

The Tarot By Ralph website here.

If you need someone to be there for you, I promise to do what I can (within reason) to help.

Lastly, we vow to continue to offer quality readings and consultations at a reasonable and fair price.  At a time when other online psychic and Tarot reading services have been encouraging their readers to raise their rates (often times to the tune of $10 to $20 per minute), we have focused on slashing ours.  Right now we offer phone consultations at a 66% reduction of our regular fees elsewhere.

Our current phone rates are $29.99 for a 30 minute consultation and $59.95 for a 60 minute consultation.  Plus we currently offer Email Tarot Readings starting at only $10.  Instead of focusing on “high end” clients only as some psychic networks are, we are renewing our commitment to serve the needs of our working class clients as well as others.

I will update this post as needed as we continue to move through this global crisis.  If you need to reach out to me for any reason, contact me by EMAIL  I will respond as soon as I can depending on time demands.

Best Wishes To All,




Meditation For Health and Wholeness. (Video)

Meditation For Health and Wholeness. (Video)

As we go through this Coronavirus emergency, lets take time to do something helpful for ourselves and others.

Take some time daily to meditate in whatever way you choose.

Daily meditation can help relieve stress, improve your attitude, and make you a more pleasant person to be around.

Make a point to meditate on a regular basis and feel free to join with us on Wednesday and Sunday nights to meditate for health and wholeness as we go through the Covid 19 pandemic.

New: Meditation For Health and Wholeness

New: Meditation For Health and Wholeness

Sitting meditation.

In response to the worldwide concerns over the Covid 19 pandemic, Tarot By Ralph will be adding a regular practice of meditation to our schedule focusing on health, wholeness, and healing.  We cordially invite you to join us where ever you may be.

Couple relaxing in nature

The new meditation practice will be observed on Sunday nights and Wednesday nights at 8 pm.  If you wish to join us, you may do so at those times or at a time of your own convenience depending on your schedule.

To participate simply set aside the time to clear your mind and relax into a calm meditative state focusing on healing and well being.  This can be healing for yourself or others or both.  Just find a quite place where you can put yourself in the Presence of your Higher Power (as you understand this) and seek any aid you may need.  You can spend as much time in meditation as you wish.  The main idea is to get started and let the practice guide you from there.

Lake side meditation

Meditation has been shown to have a calming effect on the practitioner which can have a positive benefit to one’s immune system.  During these times of stress and uncertainty let’s focus on doing something positive for ourselves and the world around us.  Meditation is one positive thing virtually anyone can do with little or no training.  Just sit down with an open heart and commune with the Universe.

Zen rocks.

For those wishing to have a more formal introduction to the practice of Meditation, I will be posting some basic instructions this week.  But, for now, feel free to join with us tonight at 8 pm your time in the stillness to speak and listen to the God/dess of your understanding.  This practice is open to all people of good will.



Tarot Readings or Tarot Consultations: What’s The Difference?

Tarot Readings or Tarot Consultations: What’s The Difference?

what's the difference?

If you have been searching the internet looking up information on Tarot, then there are two terms you may be wondering about.  The common term “Tarot Reading” and the less common term “Tarot Consultation.”  So, what is the difference between them?

As a Tarot practitioner who started out doing readings in the 1970’s and who now focuses mainly on providing quality Tarot Consultations, I will share my insights on the matter.

tarot reader psychic friend hotline.

To begin with “Tarot Reading” is a broad term that takes in a lot of space.  It can refer to parlor divination done mostly just for entertainment at parties, or your phone psychics charging $10 per minute (more or less) to let people know what their boyfriends/girlfriends might be thinking of them when they fail to call for weeks on end.  And it can also apply to people who are willing to spend some quality time with others helping them through some very serious issues.

All of this (and more) can apply to the term “Tarot Reading.”

Business consultation team

The term “Tarot Consultation” on the other hand, tends to be a lot more narrow and a lot more serious.

Tarot consultations are generally not done at parties for “Entertainment.”  They can be done in business settings helping executives determine if the second quarter would be a good time to spend a million dollars expanding their corporate reach, or if it might be best to stay put and wait for a more opportune time.

You can also find in this category professional “Police Psychics” who earn their living aiding authorities in solving crimes and working with crime victims.  You can also find people who dedicate their lives to helping others achieve their goals in life and grow spiritually.  In short, a “Tarot Consultant” is a more professional “Tarot Reader” who is willing to sit down with people for an extended period of time (anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour) helping them through the more trying times in life.

Tarot Consultants generally do not charge by the minute, because they know there is not a great deal that can be done in a 5 or 10 minute session, other than providing entertainment.  Instead they tend to charge by the session, knowing that trying to help people become better is going to take a more sustained level of commitment.

Tarot Consultants (like other consultants) have their specific areas of expertise.  Some cater to business professionals and are very happy working in office parks dressed in suits and ties.  Others may operate from a psychological perspective integrating Tarot into their practice as psychologists or therapists.  We at Tarot By Ralph work from the perspective of Interfaith Spiritual Directors and Motivational Coaches helping people get inspired and find their inner strengths.

Of course there is a lot of overlap when talking about Tarot Readings and Tarot Consultations.  There are some very good Tarot Readers who work both in the boardrooms of major corporations and as readers in psychic fairs.  But I tend to view Tarot Consultation as being a more serious application of this Hermetic Art where the focus is on helping the client rather than just making a fast buck.

Tarot Cards

Our Services. 

At Tarot By Ralph we offer both Tarot Readings and Tarot Consultations.

Tarot Readings are offered in the form of Email Tarot Readings where people can order a 3, 5, or 8 card reading which will be delivered to them by Email, usually within 24 or 48 hours of booking and payment.  Our rates for this service can be found below:

3 Card Mini Reading:  $10

5 Card Longer Reading:  $15

8 Card Full Reading:  $20

Tarot readings are a fun way for newcomers to get a feel for what our style of Tarot is like, and help them to decide if booking a more formal Tarot Consultation might be worthwhile.


Tarot Consultations are done by phone and give the client a chance to talk through their problems with someone who is willing to listen in a secure and non-judgmental environment.  We book Tarot Consultations in 30 and 60 minute sessions.  Rates are listed below:

30 Minute Consultation:  $29.99

60 Minute Consultation:  $59.95

And, whether you seek a Tarot Reading or a Tarot Consultation from us, rest assured you will be treated in a dignified and helpful manner.  Our focus will be on helping you work through your problems as best we can.

To get more information on ordering these services, contact Ralph at and I will guide you through the ordering process or answer any questions you may have.

Disclaimer:  Readings and consultations are done for Inspirational and Entertainment purposes.  We are not doctors, lawyers, psychologists, or financial experts.  We are seasoned life coaches with a background in Non-Denominational Ministry and Spiritual Direction.  If you require other services, please contact the proper professional in the appropriate field.   

Interpreting Tarot Cards During A Reading

Interpreting Tarot Cards During A Reading

Ralph.  Walking Around Talking Tarot!

Beginning Tarot readers can fall into many traps.   One of those traps can be trying to apply standard textbook Tarot card meanings to the same cards you see during a reading.  And this practice does not always work out.

Why?  The reason is that when we are doing a reading our goal is to answer the clients question as best we can.  In order to do this we must feel comfortable letting our intuition run freely, and not confining our mind and creative thinking to textbook definitions.  Rather we must learn to be freer and loser.  We must be prepared to look at the cards and ask ourselves the question, “What are these cards saying about the question my client has brought to the table?”  Here is one example.

Say a person comes to you asking about a certain real estate deal and The Fool card shows up in a prominent spot.  Now, usually The Fool stands for new beginnings, but for some odd reason your mind starts thinking about a Condo on a hill.  In this case, should you tell the client to go start something new, or should you trust your intuition and pursue the Condo on the hill angle?  I’d say that (if you are the kind of person who can trust their intuition) it’s best to go with the Condo on the hill angle.  Even though no Tarot textbook I am aware of mentions the word “Condo” your mind made that jump for a reason.  And, if “Condo” fits into the question your client has asked, trust you intuition and explore that angle.

A general rule of thumb I like is, when it comes to doing real Tarot readings, it is best to know a few general keywords that fit each card and then, as the cards pop up, see how those general keywords fit into answering the question or issue your client has come to talk to you about.  See how the cards seem to be answering that question, and then focus on presenting that answer as clearly as possible to your client.  And, if something odd jumps into your consciousness and you are pretty sure it applies to your client’s question, run with it.  It may go beyond the standard meaning of the cards that you have seen in your favorite Tarot workbooks, but sometimes that is how our intuition springs to life and the world of Spirit speaks to us.

So, do not let yourself be confined to interpretations other people have dreamed up concerning the cards.  Instead, focus on listening to your “inner voice” and present the best answer you can to your client.  Tarot books are great.  But in a reading, trusting your gut is far superior!

Tarot Deck Reviews Coming Soon…

Tarot Deck Reviews Coming Soon…

Assorted Tarot Decks.

In an effort to update our site, Tarot Deck Reviews will be coming soon to Tarot By Ralph.

These reviews will give a brief history of the Tarot Deck and will include a video “flip through” of all relevant cards.  It is my hope that this service will be of value to beginners still trying to figure out which deck to start with.  These reviews may also be of value to more experienced readers who are looking to update their own Tarot Deck collection.

Tarot Card Interpretations

In addition to adding Tarot Deck Reviews we will also be updating our general information base by adding Tarot Card Interpretations, giving a thumbnail sketch of all 78 cards.  Information covered will include the Numerology of each card, Elemental quality and meaning, Archetypal and Keyword meanings as well as a look at the basic Divinatory meanings of each card.   Each written post will be accompanied by a video presentation as well.

Tarot Spreads

Of course, what is a look at Tarot Cards without considering Tarot Spreads?  In coming posts we will also be including a look at some old and new Tarot Spreads.  I will also give information on how beginning Tarot Readers can construct their own Tarot Spreads.  These posts will likewise include video presentations.

Eight of Swords Tarot Card.

Tarot Postcards  

And finally I will be adding shareable Tarot Postcards to the site.  These “postcards” will include a picture of each Tarot card in a landscape format with a blank spot for adding in your own message or interpretation.  These Tarot Postcards can be used on sites like Twitter that crop portrait pictures (like Tarot cards) into a landscape format, cutting out much of the card detail.  Use your computer’s paint program or platforms like Canva to add your own text to these cards.

Look for these updates in the coming days and weeks ahead.  My goal is to add one new feature each day until all new projects are completed.

Thanks for your continued interest in Tarot By Ralph.  I look forward to serving you more faithfully in the future.




The Fool: Tarot Affirmation

The Fool: Tarot Affirmation


The Fool Tarot card from the Morgan Greer Tarot.

Tarot Affirmations For Self Improvement.

Card: The Fool

Deck: The Morgan Greer Tarot

Keywords: New Beginnings;  Leap of Faith.


I have everything I need to begin any project or enterprise.

I have the courage needed to move ahead despite any difficulties.

The Universe believes in me, and I believe in the Universe.

The journey of self improvement begins with a single step and a giant leap of faith.

I am ready to take the steps necessary to begin my journey of self discovery.



About Ralph.

About Ralph.



Ralph has been a student of the Tarot since the 1970’s.  Born and raised in Mid-America, he felt a calling to ministry at an early age and went on to study for the Catholic priesthood in both minor and major seminaries.  His studies included a focus on several major World Religions including Hinduism and Buddhism.  He served in a traditional Disciples Of Christ Church as senior pastor for 6 years, and then left that mission to pursue private non-denominational and non-sectarian ministry.  He started reading Tarot professionally around 2008 doing phone readings for Keen and other networks. Ralph is a seasoned Spiritual Counselor, Meditation Practitioner, and Mystic with a broad universal understanding of things.  In addition to Tarot, Ralph has self studied other Esoteric subjects including The Kybalion, Wicca and Neo-Pagan Spirituality; and those studies are continuing.  His main focus is on helping clients to find clarity in their lives, offering his services in an open non-judgmental way.

To Book A Reading With Ralph Click Here!

Why Get A Tarot Reading?

Why Get A Tarot Reading?

Why get a Tarot Reading? 

Well, different people are going to have different reasons for seeking out the services of a Tarot Reader.  I come from the perspective of a Spiritual Counselor and Life Coach, and to me the Tarot is a fun way to answer questions from different perspectives and to begin seeing life in different ways.  It provides an enjoyable way to probe the deeper issues of life in a non-judgmental manner, and even to reveal hidden issues which neither the reader nor the client saw at first glance.  Tarot, with it’s symbolism, is a fantastic tool to help us think outside of the box and to facilitate more creative thinking in general.

Some use the Tarot to connect with the God or Spiritual Beings of their understanding, and this is definitely my perspective as well.  Still others use the Tarot to probe more deeply into their own Subconsciousness and the Collective Unconsciousness.  As a reader who has been working with Tarot since the 1970’s, I’ve definitely learned to appreciate Tarot in many different ways and have learned to rely on the cards to help myself through many of life’s uncertainties.

Of course the choice as to whether or not to get a Tarot Reading is totally up to the client.  Some may get their first reading simply out of curiosity, and this is a perfect place to start for both the client getting a reading and the novice seeker wanting to learn how to do readings for themselves.  Others may have a long history in consulting the cards and may already know full well what to expect.  Whatever your point of view we here at Tarot By Ralph will work to make your reading experience an enjoyable and enlightening one.

Why Get A Reading With Ralph?

Here at Tarot By Ralph your reader has a long professional relationship with the Tarot.  Ralph has been reading Tarot since the 1970’s, and turned pro around 10 years ago doing phone readings on a few major psychic networks.  I are now building up my own private brand in an effort to become more independent and to help save my clients their own hard earned cash too.  You see, professional phone reading networks are a great place to get started in Tarot reading, but they do charge the reader about 55% of their daily profits, which is a huge business expense.  This expense forces the reader to set their rates at around $3.00 per minute or higher just to get by.  Being an independent brand, Tarot By Ralph can offer services at half that rate and still provide great quality products for our clients.

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Disclaimer: Readings are for Entertainment and Spiritual Guidance purposes only.  We are not doctors or lawyers or financial experts, we are spiritual and life coaches offering guidance in general matters.  If you require professional help in matters of health, law, finance, etc, please contact a professional in the appropriate field.  We also will not do readings that may constitute an invasion of privacy for any third party.  We are here to be of service to you and you alone.  Please be assured that your privacy is of the utmost importance to us, and we vow to serve in a positive and ethical manner at all times.