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Posted 07 May 2007 - 08:35 PM

Just wondered what your thoughts were on them?

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 11:10 PM

I love 'em, think they're beautiful and mysterious, but I can't find the deck for me. I've tried like 5 or 6 so far and I just can't seem to able to get in sync with the deck.

My grandmother was a cartomancist and had superb talent. People came from all over for her readings. She was extremely intuitive as well. I dabble in that but have not devoted a lot of time to it. I have the last deck my grandmother read with but I haven't used them. It almost seems sacriligious... it's like they've got HER energy on them still and I don't want to mess that up... Maybe it's dumb, dunno... but I can't do it.

Anyway, I've been to some really good readers, and some not so good... I just wish I could find the deck that *I* connect with. Maybe one day soon I'll have to make my own.

I'll add that to my list of things to do, lol...

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 11:27 PM

I'm fascinated by Tarot and other methods of cartomancy. I personally have never had luck with "traditional" Tarot. I read Brian Froud's Faeries Oracle cards, with great success!

There are some REALLY gorgeous decks being created these days, and I love to collect them just for the artwork.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 12:20 AM

Greetings All

Well now I know some people get pretty finciky on teh subject of what and so on ... but I have heaps of decks. The Giger, Aquarian, The Mage, Toth, Morgan's Deck are all faves ...

Some are only useful in some sorts of questions - some in some moods. I am a bit of a fiend for divinations and have made use of lots of different sorts and even made my own cards. I have a set of small cards that are the talismanic book from the Key of Solomon - man they stretch the brain! I have several sets based in popular stories - A Hellraiser, a Crow and a Dracula Deck .. umm one that is the 72 from the Goetia ... then of course there was my "Titty Tarot" and the "Demon" deck ... yeah I have a wide selection you might say! lol

The trick as has been said is to find the style and system that works for you and then run with it. Hell some never really connect with cards at all! I have known one guy who used spent rifle shells inscribed with elemental symbols like bones, knife blades as pendulums, my first mentor was a "dab hand" with a deck of pornographic playing cards and one old student and I spent a lot of time using movements of people in the Queen street mall as omens ... geez ... spoilt for choice that's me! lol

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 06:14 AM

"Titty tarot"?(raises eyebrows and then realises, this is SCOTT!:eek:) I have one tarot set which I use purely for myself, for guidance on matters. I use the Robin Wood deck which is very Pagan in nature-.I bought it second hand-I don't subscribe to the "tarot" rules- and I have had the best results with it, than any other deck.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 10:16 AM

I prefer the Morgan Greer deck. It speaks to me! I find that my clairvoyance is like the tide - sometimes it is in, and sometimes it is out. It definitely comes or ebbs. The Morgan Greer pack seems to kick start my clairvoyance when it is dead.

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 06:15 PM

I have 3 decks that i use all together when I do my readings...on is an egyptian deck..one if a wolf deck and the final one is an animal spirit deck. Together they balance everything out

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Posted 08 May 2007 - 06:54 PM

I use the old Rider/Waite deck and the Thoth for readings. Also like to collect decks out of interest although never come across the 'Titties' one Scott!! What equivalent would you suggect for girls? There is another thread re. Tarot somewhere around the forums from a few months ago with more info Suzi, if you want to trawl around for it!
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 02:17 AM

Like Wortmistress, I mainly use it for myself. I never really believe that people understand that their future is always in motion so what I am telling them is just a portrait of the road they are on at that moment.

I have three decks, each have spent a good 7+ years with me. I never go back to an old one, but I keep it around thinking that I will one day. My current one is made up entirely of Folklore and Fairy Tale type folks. Like the death card is Sleeping Beauty, etc. The writer in me likes beautiful cards with a story. I don't use the rules to the cards that are included in whatever book it comes with, but I love to read the book to see what the artists intentions were and sometimes something they said stays with me and the cards.

If I am lost as to how I really feel about something, and my dreams aren't opening up for me to see, these are my best tool to get to the heart of the matter.


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Posted 09 May 2007 - 04:58 AM

Just wondered what your thoughts were on them?


Theres too bloody many of em! Thats what I think. lol 78 cards!?! And I'm supposed to remember what they all mean. pffft. I prefer runes (not that they are a divination tool but they work for me!).

Tarot is actually what lead me to paganism. I wanted to learn to read the cards so I spent a bit of time in second hand books stores. I discovered the new age section and then all these books on witchcraft. That was 10 or 12 years ago and I still can't read the cards without the book.

I have the rider waite deck and the Witches Tarot by ellen cannon reed or someone. That one is weird cos if you get a court card you have to deal another card on top of it and the court card influences the other card. Meh. I don't get it. So I just use her cards with the Rider Waite card meanings.


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Posted 18 May 2007 - 11:55 AM

I have a wonderful deck by Luis Royo called The Labyrinth Tarot. It is a "black" deck but works well for me. It is based on a 15th century Tarot by Marseilles.
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Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:10 PM

Greetings All

Well now I know some people get pretty finciky on teh subject of what and so on ... but I have heaps of decks. The Giger, Aquarian, The Mage, Toth, Morgan's Deck are all faves ...

Some are only useful in some sorts of questions - some in some moods. I am a bit of a fiend for divinations and have made use of lots of different sorts and even made my own cards. I have a set of small cards that are the talismanic book from the Key of Solomon - man they stretch the brain! I have several sets based in popular stories - A Hellraiser, a Crow and a Dracula Deck .. umm one that is the 72 from the Goetia ... then of course there was my "Titty Tarot" and the "Demon" deck ... yeah I have a wide selection you might say! lol

The trick as has been said is to find the style and system that works for you and then run with it. Hell some never really connect with cards at all! I have known one guy who used spent rifle shells inscribed with elemental symbols like bones, knife blades as pendulums, my first mentor was a "dab hand" with a deck of pornographic playing cards and one old student and I spent a lot of time using movements of people in the Queen street mall as omens ... geez ... spoilt for choice that's me! lol

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I'm a bit of a Tarot/Divination freak as well and over the years have had hundreds of decks probably - curiously they seem to leave my hands as i either end up giving away or selling them on ebay when they feel "ready for someone else" so to speak. I agree that different ones are right for different moods and purpose etc, and have now managed to narrow my collection down quite considerably to those i have found resonate with me the best for specific purposes. A recent fave is a fantastic anime-style deck from Korea (i think) called "Tarot's Numen" which drew me because the art is based on European Elf/Faery lore though portrayed with oriental characters. The art is very fine, ethereal and stunning, though i haven't worked much with the deck yet in divination. I tend to go for decks with unillustrated pips as i like to see the major arcana stand out in a reading. I like Marseilles and Italian "Soprafino" type decks for this reason (plus i think they look nicely "olde worldy"). A deck i really love is Luis Royo's "Black Tarot", which is also perhaps, ahemm, a "titty deck" since the female characters (on most of the pictorial cards) are nude and either slaying or being seduced by monsters and demons (mostly slaying!) I find this a good deck to use personally if i want to explore my "dark feminine" side, though it has worked surprisingly well for female friends as too! (I don't think i'd read for a man with them - might give him the wrong idea - they're a bit too suggestive!)
I also have various various oracle and rune decks, and am keen on the idea of "ad hoc" augury of the style you mention above in the shopping centre - flight of birds, movement of horses and shoppers - it all works!

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 09:07 PM

You know I think you just might fit into this quirky little group of ours :)

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 02:51 AM

Greetings Again AQ

I also have various various oracle and rune decks, and am keen on the idea of "ad hoc" augury of the style you mention above in the shopping centre - flight of birds, movement of horses and shoppers - it all works!


I remember when I was working in a shoe repairer and got hassled for a reading. I grabbed a handfull of nails we use for heel securing and tossed em on the counter and read those. *Shrugs* It worked well - as I say it's a matter of using what you got to hand. I have also cast bones in the street to track someone through the city as well. *Shrugs* You do what you gotta do ... lol

Ahh I may yet have to resurrect some of those pages I talked about over in the Skeleton Key review area and work on them a bit. At the very least they're more interesting than what is about on most of the web! lol

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 03:57 AM

:confused: I have never managed to get on with Tarot .....I just end up get really frustrated with learning the system , in fact divination as a whole has never been my strong point so would be very appreciative of tips . The only one thats ever been any good for me is using a pendulum in yogic healing .

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 08:21 PM

The Tarot Association of the British Isles used to run a free, online course. I don't know if they still do. Its 19 weeks long, though and it requires at least six hours study a week, so its not easy. Might be worth checking out?

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 08:25 PM

Just wondered what your thoughts were on them?


I find my cards a very useful tool indeed; not to mention they also help me supplement my income from time to time. ;)


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Posted 03 January 2008 - 09:08 PM

I bought my Sister-in-law the Rider-Waite deck as a gift, and she is tearing it up with readings regularly. It seems that she is quite sensitive and was quite accurate on her first try. Now she says she wants to find a deck more comfortable for her. I am encouraging that.
It is wonderful that we get along so well, but now I am beginning to understand why.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 10:25 PM

Here is a sweet site!

http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/

I have had a lot of fun at this site and I hope you guys enjoy it as well!

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:40 PM

Here is a sweet site!

http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/

I have had a lot of fun at this site and I hope you guys enjoy it as well!



Yeah, its a good site... I spend alot of my time online on it and here ;).

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