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6/2/19 1:19 A

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The Moon from the Shadowscapes deck, one of my favorites.



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5/29/19 10:23 A

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I use the Crowley deck. The artwork is beautiful, and the minor trumps have their astrological meanings, too.

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4/1/16 9:25 A

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Good to know, thanks!!!

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4/1/16 2:31 A

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It is based on both the suits and numbers equally as they are blended together to come up with the interpretation you want.

I find if you have both --- knowledge of the suits and of the numbers, you can dump the book and be confident in your readings. At least it has helped me become more confident that I have a good reading without referring to a book. And the nice thing is the symbols can change from decks to decks yet they all have the same basic suits/elements and numbers so it helps being able to read multiple decks without learning the meanings over again to match the deck being used.

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3/17/16 1:51 P

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I printed out the information found on Keen's website so that I can read it later on and while I am looking at the deck.

I thought that if you get a lot of a particular suit that spelled out something but as it turns out, it is more based on the numbers.

What I enjoy, is that everything is more than what it seems and since I am a curious person, the learning is vast and expansive.

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3/17/16 11:52 A

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Yes, Ceker9 -Thank you from me as well. Very informative. I use the Universal Waite Deck. I love the Daily Draw thread. I like to see how the cards play upon the previous one or reflect what is going on in my world. Sometimes when facing an issue, I ask my question and lay down a card, if it doesn't make feel as if it is a complete answer, then I draw again for "clarification" and that usually answers my question.

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3/17/16 8:52 A

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Thank you SO much for all of this information! No worries on when you got to the post. :)

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3/16/16 7:58 P

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I just found your question here --- I apologize for not seeing it sooner.

The Rider Waite deck is a really good deck for a beginner. There is so much written out there about it and so many decks that are based on the RW that you will have so much good information to choose from to learn. I saw that you found the Biddy Tarot site, that is a really good one. Another site I think is really good is www.keen.com/articles/tarot/number-2
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. I like this site as it really good about talking about the number cards and how it relates to all the same number in the major and minor arcana (e.g., 2 High Priestess, 12 Hanged Man, and the 2 in the different suits). I find this an easier method to learn the cards as when you learn the basics of the number it will flow across all of the cards which makes it easier to remember 10 sets of 6 (plus the 0 and 21) rather than 78 totally different meanings.

Yes, a card will change based on what card it sits beside, but only in tone rather than a totally different meaning. Think of yourself when you are with your parents, when you are with your peers, when you are with your work supervisors and when you are with your co-workers. You are still the same person, yet your behavior changes slightly with each different group of people. The same is true with the cards; different cards color the meaning of the card. If you need further assistance on this don't hesitate to ask more questions --- being specific on cards you are having challenges with.

Yes, the spread and placement will also change the meaning of cards. Take for instance you in your home; when you visit to the kitchen, the living room, the bathroom, or the bedroom your purpose changes. That's how it's like with a card. Your card's meaning will change depending on if it is in the room of the past or the room of the future or the room of other peoples opinions. Yet like visiting different rooms in the house you don't change, your purpose changes, so the card's reason for being where it is changes when it is in different positions. Just remember that the card's basic meaning doesn't change only the reason why it's where it is.

I have seen some books that recommend that a person first begin with a one card reading for a while to get the basic jist of the cards and then moving to a three card draw to begin to get the different "coloring" of cards being next to each other. There are so many different three card meanings you can work with --- past present future; history (past) mystery (future) gift (present); body mind spirit; need to work on, tools to use, results; and many many other 3 card spreads to work with differences. I just got a three page document that was full of 3 card choices.

Personally, I rarely do anything more than 3 cards. More than three cards and it takes an inordinately long time to do a reading... Say the Celtic Cross of 10 cards you need to set aside an hour or more (especially when learning) to do a reading. With a 3 card spread it can take give or take 15 minutes to do and document. I normally do the 3 card that way I can do it on a daily basis and use it as a daily tool, I think it was meant to be used as a tool to help us make difficult decision and see what is standing in our way or what tools we have to get through the day or a difficult challenge. Maybe once a month or so, I'll do a Celtic Cross or other spread when I have the time to do so. I sometimes do an Astrology spread, but never more than once a year.

Each person needs to work with the cards the way that works for them. That means while you are learning you will make many mistakes and do it ways that are awkward until you get used to them or awkward until you realize that it's not "your" way and dump it. Try it all --- more than once and above all enjoy the heck out of it. If it becomes a chore --- back off until it becomes fun again. Use it as a tool to help your personal growth.


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I am new to tarot and looking for either good books or videos that can teach me how to read. I bought an Oracle deck but I felt they were either too advanced for me. I picked up the Rider Waite deck and so far they are working for me. I just need to learn based on where the card lays, how different is the meaning? I read somewhere that if you do a spread of 10 the meaning of the card can change based on where it is in the spread. I am just reading card 7 as "feelings towards the matter" as per the book that comes with Rider Waite. :)

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1/15/16 11:14 P

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I have so many favorites that I don't even know where to start, but right now my attention is all on my new Ostara Tarot. Ceker tells me that it isn't yet published in physical form. I just happened to notice it on the app store, so bought it for my iPad. Four different artists did the four suits, but unlike other collaborative decks, it doesn't distract me. Their styles are a bit different, but they complement each other so well that I'm really enjoying it. I have intentionally not looked at all the images yet, preferring to let the deck unfold itself to me slowly, in an organic fashion. My impression so far is that most of the images are very different than the traditional imagery, but I seem to be picking up similar impressions. I'm very much enjoying that.



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My VERY favorite is TAROT OF THE SPIRIT, by Pamela Eakins, art by her Mother. I, too, have 2 decks. 1 I use with DH & 1 for just me.

Also, I'm enjoying THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF COLOR, by Segal, lovely! I have about 150 decks, (my father was a spiritual leader & spent MANY hours of study with Tarot, as well as MANY other tools. He 'willed' them to me when he passed. He worked with many leaders in the field in the 1920's. I love reading his materials! A VERY learned man. So full of love for everyone on the planet!)

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My favorite --- all time favorite --- when I saw it I had to have it is the Gaian Tarot Deck. I use it so much that I was afraid that I'd be lost if I lost or damaged a card that I bought 2 of them. One of them is a large specialty deck that is signed and numbered. That still didn't solve the problem of having a deck that got damaged as I don't use the large deck often because it's so special, that I have another one on order.

The Gaian deck really speaks to me and I see the cards in real life often and that way am more able to bring tarot and the symbols into my everyday life.

Other decks that are very near and dear to my heart are Tarot of the Holy Light, the Celtic deck Sacred Circle, and of course the all time Rider Waite deck (multiples of that one too). I also have another one in my possession that I'm looking to study here in the near future is the Mandala Astrological Tarot. It is a square deck that looks amazing and I'm eager to study it.

Your turn... what are your favorites???

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