@vortex_egg I'm thinking option two. But one would need to build their Tarot: the Shuffling deck from a collection of different decks. For example, a few cards from the Zombie Tarot, a couple from the Cat Tarot, some court cards from the Tattoo Tarot, and so on.

Looking for what energy to cultivate this weekend. I got :

The two of Cups (water)
Adjustment aka Justice (air)
The five of Coins (earth)

Seems like running themes of equilibrium and unity (and the lack thereof). Avoid extremes of emotion and materialism this weekend. No retail therapy, for sure!

General #tarot reading. The World, the Hermit, and the ten of Swords. 

Well, this is a real kick in the basket. And I don't even believe the cards predict the future. But, dang...

The World: a new cycle.
The Hermit: isolation and contemplation.
Ten of Swords: conflict and despair.

I hope you still have your masks handy. I think we're going to need them still. 🤒

boost to charge my little spell 

I have a house that is sturdy, warm, and clean.
I live among hills and forests.
My house smells of wood smoke and cornbread.
My neighborhood is peaceful, quiet, and calm.
I am happy, surrounded by people I love.

@ChaosSkeleton Dang! Skeletor needs a stylist. That disguise was just terrible. Hooded robe plus a tall hat plus matching moustache? All on top of his standard purple fetish gear? Oof.

Anyone have a favorite tarot deck? Currently, mine is the Tarot of the Zirkus Mägi. It's a fun, old timey circus themed deck. I feel a little bit of a connection on account of having grandparents who were circus/carnival folk. I'm also a huge fan of its vintage collage art style.

I think many modern tarot books and websites have a problem. They seem to be afraid of dealing with negative, or even just emotionally neutral, upright cards. Readings certainly don't have to be all doom-n-gloom, but not every card is about "success", "creativity", or (ugh) "healing", either.

Negative things happen. The fact that we can often learn from those events to improve ourselves seems like a pretty good upside to me.

@Crazypedia Well, here's my possibly janky interpretation 😓 ...

Four of Wands, Four of Swords, Four of Coins

4's are cards of stability and inertia.

The elements of the Wands (fire) and Swords (air) compliment each other, with the air feeding the fire.

The elements of the Swords and the Coins (earth) oppose each other, with the earth displacing the air.

The repose indicated by the Four of Swords may play into the shelter/refuge aspect of the Four of Wands. Seek comfort from your support structure.

Now, the repose of the Swords becomes a warning when going against the Four of Coins. The allure of physical comforts are enticing. Don't get lost in things when instead you need to be with people.

I really like using elemental correspondences with tarot. I don't do reversals, but instead use the elements to help determine if adjacent cards help or hinder each other.

⚠️I hereby acknowledge that the following is entirely my own opinion🙄:

Your tarot cards are not "being sassy." They are not mad at you for not listening to their advice. They are not yelling at you. They are bits of paper that were mass produced on a printing press that the week before was probably printing Yu-Gi-Oh cards or something.

If anything is happening, you're doing it. It's your intuition, your brain interpreting, and (perhaps) your connection to a spiritual energy that does the heavy lifting when you read tarot. Don't sell yourself short!

@Crazypedia I've been referring to Llewellyn's Complete Book of Tarot quite a bit. Its got all the details about the cards -- numerology, astrology, related myths and archetypes, as well as the card meanings from Mathers, Waite, Crowley, and lots more for each card. It's a great all-in-one reference.



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