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Tarot Decks / Numinous Tarot
« Last post by Lantana on Today at 08:55:35 AM »
I'm late on posting this here, but the long awaited Numinous Tarot has it's kickstarter up. Almost 200% funded with 12 days left!

For those of you who need/want to wait for release, 25k will get more decks printed for later. Estimated release is Feb 2018.

Just wanted to let people know, since this news might have gotten lost in the events of the last month.

Using Tarot / Re: Queen of Wands as "Issue"
« Last post by Tuilirose on July 25, 2017, 05:20:16 PM »
A roast sounds healthy and if you passed the delicious smell place to cook at home-you must winning the tussle with that Queen!
Hope it was delicious and also made a bunch of sandwiches you could take to work :D
Talking Tarot / Re: Coincidence or outside influence?
« Last post by Tuilirose on July 25, 2017, 03:27:27 PM »
Hello Trogon,
You know a lot more about card shuffling techniques than I do.
 I think that even if what I do, limiting myself to three shuffles, sounds little 'controlling', I do that because I know how doubts creep into my mind in the form of asking myself (instead of concentrating on the question), "did I shuffle enough?, should I go for one more shuffle?", if I don't mechanically limit myself.
 I figure enough randomness went into the matter when deciding where to cut the cards. When the cards seem to 'open' at a particular place THEN I ask myself, "are they asking me to cut them there, or is it 'human error'-as in I bent a card, or got something sticky on a card-which is probably just undecided Libra in action, but I know myself well enough to set some guidelines, or I'll take forever ::)

I do agree with you, that the cards (Tarot and Lenormand) can put us in touch with the 'whatever' in the Universe that is common ground to us all.
How rare is one of those Straight Flushes in the world of Poker? But they happen.
See, I can tell you to 'trust' your cards, but what I really would like to be good at is reading the cards. If it doesn't give me a 'gut' message that I can be darn sure of...then I have to hit the Tarot forums or a book, although I am getting a little better at 'intuitive' reading, but for me that's a struggle-probably more of that 'I like Math thing :)
Tarot Decks / Re: Wormweird Tarot
« Last post by Trogon on July 25, 2017, 02:38:22 PM »
Thank you both. Your replies were very helpful. I had the issue of the cards sticking together with the Illuminati Tarot, but I think that was in large part to the gilt edges. And my Voyager Tarot is very glossy and a bit difficult to shuffle. So the Wormweird sounds like a bit of a cross with the drawbacks of both decks.

Well, maybe I'll get it for my birthday. :D
Tarot Spreads / Re: Spreadapalooza: Your Go-To Spread for a Daily Reading
« Last post by RavenOfSummer on July 25, 2017, 01:56:36 PM »
I'll share one I love to use. This is my go-to if I want a simple reading for the day, without a particular focus in mind.

It's called The Flowers spread, and it comes from the Mucha Tarot. I actually don't own the Mucha Tarot, but came across the spread in one of the Fool's Dog sampler apps.

This is a 4-card spread laid out in a simple linear pattern, 1-2-3-4.

Card 1: Iris- The Message
Card 2: Carnation- Secret Influence
Card 3: Lily- Essential Sweetness
Card 4: Rose- Truth

Tarot Spreads / Spreadapalooza: Your Go-To Spread for a Daily Reading
« Last post by RavenOfSummer on July 25, 2017, 01:51:13 PM »
I thought it could be fun to do a Spreadapalooza thread. The idea is to start with a theme, topic, question etc, and everyone shares a spread, their favorite spread on that theme.

Sound like fun? If this one's a hit we can do more :)

So to start: what's your go-to spread for a daily reading?
Tarot Spreads / Re: Spread for a why a card keeps coming up?
« Last post by Trogon on July 25, 2017, 11:50:00 AM »
That one is good too TheFeeLion! Hmm. I'm writing a few of them into my notebook. I'll just have to see which one feels right next time I get to sit down with my friend.
Using Tarot / Re: Queen of Wands as "Issue"
« Last post by Trogon on July 24, 2017, 10:16:01 PM »
Hello Trogon,
I think the Queen knows she's a Queen, and therefore she knows she can have anything she wants, and the Wands are impulsive Fire. So whenever you pass a convenience store or fast food place, especially one that has food 'roasting' on a split (is that what those things are called that keeps the food going round and round?), then the Queen of Wands says "stop and go in, I want some of that"!
I am not familiar with this deck, and I realize that it has it's charms to it's fans, but forgive me, I see a Lion roasting on a split in this Queen of Wands and she is dreaming about it while at the same time looking at herself like, "what the heck am I doing".

Yeah! That's me alright. There's a barbecue place on the main north/south street ... it drives me nuts every time I drive by because it smells SOOOO good! ;D Denying my Queen of Wands is quite difficult at times. But, we're getting there. And your comment on the Lion made me laugh!

Oh, and the spear part that goes through the meat is called a "spit", and the mechanism that makes it go around is called a "rotisserie". I love the one I have for my gas grill. Hmmm ... now I want to cook a roast ...
Talking Tarot / Re: Another reading circle idea: Circle of Seasons
« Last post by Trogon on July 24, 2017, 10:03:30 PM »
Yaaay! This sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks Raven!
Talking Tarot / Re: Coincidence or outside influence?
« Last post by Trogon on July 24, 2017, 09:56:44 PM »
I see what you're saying Tuilirose and it makes sense. And most often the "feels right" stage is reached for me at 3 shuffles. And, like you, I do concentrate on the question at hand. So most often, my ritual is right on par with yours. As I begin to shuffle, I open myself to guidance from outside myself, and sometimes, I'm told to keep shuffling a few more times. It's actually fairly uncommon that I'll go more than 3 shuffles - and, when I do, It's usually 5 or 7, that's why I thought the 4 was noteworthy (to myself anyway).

If you look at a video of someone doing a faro shuffle, you'll see that you get an almost "perfect" shuffle, cards alternating with few, if any, clumps. This can lend itself to cheating (keeping a specific card at the top or bottom of the deck). So, each time I shuffle, I'll pull out a group of cards, rotate it around to reverse cards and lay that group at the top (or bottom) to change which cards are on top. I have checked myself a few times (checking the order of the cards, shuffling a few times, then seeing what the order is ... I get extremely good randomization).

But this is why I was surprised by what came up. It didn't have to do with not trusting my shuffles. In fact, it was just the opposite - I do trust my shuffles to thoroughly randomize the deck - that is why having 3 cards come up in that exact order was surprising and gives me confirmation that there is something special that happens when we do a Tarot reading. ;D
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