Do you use, own,tarot cards?
Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:40 PM
Though I'm told I'm accurate with the cards, I have a hard time with interpretation and feel my skills aren't adequate with them. I'm more of a tea leaves, palmistry kind of person. I am also thinking up a personal divination system, i.e., my own symbols, my own interpretations. I go by intuition with the cards and sometimes my meanings contradict what the book says the card means - it can get a little confusing! Whatever... I love my decks and for me to buy one I must be drawn to it!
Respect the Elders. Teach the Young. Cooperate with the Pack. Play when you can. Hunt when you must. Rest in between. Share your affections. Voice your feelings. Leave your Mark.
Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:48 PM
I like it for several reasons. Firstly the art work is in a style that I like, and the pictures allow me to bring forth meanings. Secondly it has lots of dragons in it, which I have always liked. Never really found another dragon tarot deck that had dragons in the right style. Third, it has the elemental association that I work with. I have trouble if fire is not associated with swords. Its just one of my things.
I keep my deck rapped in a green silk sheet my sister gave me, then put it in a purple tarot sack, or what ever they are called. I don't think I ever clense my cards any more. I feel that its better if they pick up the energy of the readings they do, like the more they have built up inside, the better they will be. Though if I am doing 2 or more readings after each other then I will tap the deck on something natural to "knock" the last reading out of it. I also try to carry my deck around with me as much as possible, so that the bond between us is always strong, and they are always there if they are needed.
My reading have become quite good now, just happened after using the deck for a while, and I can do reading in person, over the phone and even over e-mail, though I don't like without direct communication.
Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:30 PM
Anyways chat soooooooooooooooooooooooon x
Posted 03 January 2008 - 08:39 PM
My first thread since joining couple days ago,apart from intro. Was wondering if any of you use or own tarot cards. If so, what kind, pack and why? Whats ya favourite if have more than one[ if poss to have a favourite, some like all for diff reasons some have particular one]
What special cleansing charging etc do you do? If you feel like sharing to others.
I own a few decks of tarot and a few oracle decks. I use them both for myself, and for others in readings. The tarot cards are used specifically for readings (bar one), the oracle decks for meditation, journeywork and spellwork. The only exception is my main tarot deck which is put to all purposes because I have a unique affinity with it; that deck is the Greenwood Tarot.
I don't do any cleansing or charging. If a deck feels right, I use it. If it doesn't feel right, I pass it on.
Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:55 PM
Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:44 PM
I only charged/cleansed it the very first time I used it. I did this by building up energy of protection, strength, prosperity, and ... (I can't think of the other energy). I then imagine all the energy surrounding me at once and I then blew the energy onto the deck and reinhaled it three times. I guess you'd call it exchanging energy - I'm not sure. But this is what i do with most of my items - mojo bags, pendulums, rocks, etc...
Here's a picture of a sample reading of mine. Aren't the cards beautiful!?!
Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:44 PM
Unfortunately, I never really learned to read them, but I fully intend to.
I remember having a Halloween party many years ago, and a friends wife could read. I set her up with a table in the middle of the living room, and she was the hit of my party. After that, I knew I really had get down to it someday and work on learning them, but I want to "master" the runes a little better first before moving on.
9 out of 10 string theory physicists agree: 'Nothing Rests; Everything Moves; Everything Vibrates'' -the Kybalion.
Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:45 PM
After that, I knew I really had get down to it someday and work on learning them, but I want to "master" the runes a little better first before moving on.
I know why you mean G. I finally feel comfortable enough with my oracle that i can start my runes and not feel like I'm jumping from one thing to another.
Posted 26 June 2008 - 08:49 AM
I've still got about 50 I think. I go through phases with them, I always get a feeling of which one I need to use. I'm currently using the Bohemian Gothic for dark readings & Waking The Wild Spirit for spiritual guidance readings. I have read for myself for many years, only just recently started doing readings for other people for free on another website just to see if I'm any good at it !
I keep mine wrapped in silk, in a tarot bag. In the past I have smudged them with sage, kept crystals with them or left them out in the moonlight to get a good cleansing. Now I only do that for decks that I have bought used.
I generally try to pull 3 cards each morning, for general guidance.
1. What I need to know
2. What I need to do
3. What I need to remember
I also use them for meditation. Years ago I went through a period where I consulted them about EVERYTHING, but I realised it was an unhealthy obsession & cut right back.
Posted 11 July 2008 - 04:41 PM
I consult Tarot before a spell to see if it is worthwhile or helpful to actually do the spell, or not. I think this is a sensible precaution.
I also wrap the deck I am currently using for readings, the Universal Waite, in silk. I use the another deck by my bedside. At night, I draw a card at ramdom and read about it in one of three guides I use. It would be nice to spend more time with Tarot and improve my ability to interpret. However, we all need to be selective with our time, as there is never enough.
Posted 11 July 2008 - 07:44 PM
I own Animals Divine, The Shakespeare Tarot, Tarot of a Moon Garden, The Faeries Oracle, Forest Folklore, The Goddess Oracle (Doreen Virtue), Healing with the Angels (also Doreen), Sharman-Caselli Tarot, Tarot Art Nouveau.I was once in possession of The Fairy Ring Oracle but I traded it to a friend. It's a very beautiful deck and I hope to get my hands on a copy someday again.
Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:55 AM
I was telling Startella that the other week I did see an old Aleister Crowley Tarot card set in a yardsale for $2. And as soon as I saw them I heard a good friend's name. I walked over and picked them up and I knew they had to go to that friend, who is a bit of a Crowley fan.
I don't know much about these cards, they looked old, but where in good condition. So I bought them and stopped by his house on the way home and gave them to him. The look on his face was priceless! He asked if I was SURE I wanted to give them to him, "they might be a valuable collector's item or something." But I was sure they had to go to him. I think if I would have tried to keep them, those cards would have bugged me until I fiannly gave them to him LOL!
Anyway, how often can you buy a present for $2 that is that cool?
Posted 05 October 2008 - 07:19 AM
I'm interested in getting a set of the Oracle of the Dragonfae by Lucy Cavendish, i think the images are gorgeous but i'd like to see a set first before i'd buy them. I'm very look before you buy and if they don't sit right with me, no matter how pretty, i just don't buy them. I believe the right set for you will let you know it's there
Posted 05 October 2008 - 01:17 PM
(Never Tickle A Sleeping Dragon)
Posted 05 October 2008 - 02:07 PM
I really like it.
Posted 05 October 2008 - 07:37 PM
I have the Housewives tarot which is a rather creepy little tarot dressed up in Taffita, heels, martinis and jello. pictures form the USA 1950's
I really like it.
Sounds like a pretty cool deck there spinneyhex.
Posted 06 October 2008 - 03:52 AM
Posted 06 October 2008 - 04:53 PM