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A Quick Guide to Reading Ordinary Playing Cards
Divining from regular playing cards is an old practice and I am sure many of us know at least one fortune-telling game done with this tool. Reading regular cards is called cartomancy or metasymbology. Playing cards have been called "The Devil's Picture...
A Tarot Quiz
The Quiz How many cards are in a standard Tarot deck? How many cards are in the Major Arcana? Name the 4 suits in a standard Tarot deck and what elements they correspond with. Which card is said to journey through the Tarot? What is the Tarot's connection to...
Frequently Asked Questions -The Tarot
How Does This Tarot Thing Work? Does it Work ? Can the cards really tell me what is going to happen ? I've got a problem. Will you and the Tarot Cards tell me what I should do? Why do you ask for date of birth, where I live etc.? Why does my reading not seem...
Humor: Major Arcana Road Jokes...
How did the Fool cross the road? Walking softly and carrying a big stick. Why did the Fool cross the road? To get that yappy little dog off his heels. Why did the Magician cross the road? To manifest his desires into reality. How did the Magician cross the...
Readings are Like Roadmaps
(Explaining to the querent) "Before we get started I'd like to explain what it is I do. I'll be using my Tarot cards & my psychic abilities to tune into you. I will be focusing primarily on the next 30 days of your life -(using 12 house Astrology spread)-...
Reversed Tarot Cards
Personally I generally try to avoid using reversed cards if at all possible. Before each reading I make sure that the cards are all upright, if a card appears reversed during the course of my reading as sometimes they inevitably it will I may interpret it as...
Reviews and Pictures of 100s or Tarot Decks
Visit the Aeclectic Tarot web site dedicated to the almost never ending diversity and beauty of Tarot card artwork. More than 200 different Tarot & divination decks have been rated and reviewed. If you are looking for a new deck, this is an IDEAL site to...
Several Tarot Spreads
Classic 3-Card Spread This classical three-cards-spread can briefly point out the development of issues. 1. The present situation, also representing the questioner. 2. Circumstances in the past that led to the present situation. 3. Future development. The...
Story of the Soul Tarot Layout
"I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul." Psalm 142, Verse 4 KJV "Three things distinguish living from the soul versus living from the ego only. They are: the...
Tarot Cards Overview
Tarot is made up of four suites of regular playing cards, each having 14 pieces of cards. What distinguishes a deck of tarot cards from conventional playing cards is a single card called the Fool.
Tarot Decks: Frequently Asked Questions
Tarot Numerology: Aces - Ones
The tarot can be understood better if the underlying numerology is understood. Cards of the same number in different suits and in the Major Arcana have similar meanings derived from the following qualities... Corresponding - Major Arcana - The Magician Major...
Tarot Numerology: Eights
The tarot can be understood better if the underlying numerology is understood. Cards of the same number in different suits and in the Major Arcana have similar meanings derived from the following qualities... Corresponding - Major Arcana - Strength Major...
Tarot Numerology: Fives
The tarot can be understood better if the underlying numerology is understood. Cards of the same number in different suits and in the Major Arcana have similar meanings derived from the following qualities... Corresponding - Major Arcana - The Hierophant...
Tarot Numerology: Fours
The tarot can be understood better if the underlying numerology is understood. Cards of the same number in different suits and in the Major Arcana have similar meanings derived from the following qualities... Corresponding - Major Arcana - The Emperor Major...
Tarot Numerology: Nines
The tarot can be understood better if the underlying numerology is understood. Cards of the same number in different suits and in the Major Arcana have similar meanings derived from the following qualities... Corresponding - Major Arcana - The Hermit Major...
Tarot Numerology: Sevens
The tarot can be understood better if the underlying numerology is understood. Cards of the same number in different suits and in the Major Arcana have similar meanings derived from the following qualities... Corresponding - Major Arcana - The Chariot Major...
Tarot Numerology: Sixes
The tarot can be understood better if the underlying numerology is understood. Cards of the same number in different suits and in the Major Arcana have similar meanings derived from the following qualities... Corresponding - Major Arcana - The Lovers Major...
Tarot Numerology: Tens
The tarot can be understood better if the underlying numerology is understood. Cards of the same number in different suits and in the Major Arcana have similar meanings derived from the following qualities... Corresponding - Major Arcana - The Wheel of...
Tarot Numerology: Threes
The tarot can be understood better if the underlying numerology is understood. Cards of the same number in different suits and in the Major Arcana have similar meanings derived from the following qualities... Corresponding - Major Arcana - The Empress Major...
Tarot Numerology: Twos
The tarot can be understood better if the underlying numerology is understood. Cards of the same number in different suits and in the Major Arcana have similar meanings derived from the following qualities... Corresponding - Major Arcana - The High Priestess...
Tarot Reading Misunderstandings and Frequently Asked Questions
Six Questions I Get Asked Most Fate or Free Will The question of whether a card in the future position is absolutely 'gospel' is a matter which often baffles until experience is gelled with feeling. Because a card denotes a certain influence or event does not...
The Social Navigator Tarot Spread
or "Who are these people and what do they want from me?" As a long time reader with an overly demanding practice, one area related to my gifts has become a constant source of confusion, disappointment, exploitation and betrayal for me. What I have...
The Tarot
The most fascinating collection of ancient secret lore, compressed into codes and symbols that are embedded into beautiful imagery, is what makes up the tarot. The true origins of the tarot, shrouded in mystery, are yet to be discovered. Occulists have tried...
Timing with the Tarot
Establishing correct timing using the Tarot is subjective approach, some claim it can be declared accurately others insist that Astrology serves as a better reference. Keep in mind that when you are reading for someone that when you propose certain time...

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Making the Tarot Literary Again
Jessa Crispin's “The Creative Tarot: A Modern Guide to an Inspired Life” aims to show that tarot cards, long associated with the occult, can be useful for creative pursuits. Credit Image Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
House of tarot cards: who will win the election?
She began having precognitive “feelings” as a child and got her first set of tarot cards in her teens. A customer drops in while we are there to tell her that all her recent predictions came true. “You're scary, Gráinne,” she says.
Haitian Artists Turn Tarot Cards to Life in 'Ghetto Tarot' Turns
A photographer and a group of Haitian artists have brought ancient tarot cards to life. According to Dangerous Minds, photographer Alice Smeets and the group known as Atis Rezistans have created a project called “The Ghetto Tarot.
All About Tarot Cards
Even if you've had some experience with tarot cards, it's likely that you'll be a little surprised by their history.
Tarot Card Readings Are The Latest Hot Trend
According to the Huffington Post, tarot card readings are making a serious comeback and are one of the hottest trends right now. They talked with prominent New York tarot reader and psychic Janet Horton about the phenomena to find out why people are ...

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