The Fey Tarot is the work of Mara Aghem and Riccardo Minetti. While the card names mostly track conventional tarot naming, the scenes differ from Pamela Coleman Smith’s renditions. Not all minors display the full pip count of their number. Rather, the scenes are meant to evoke the intuition of the reader rather than depend on long lists of regurgitated meanings.
Today’s cards: Judgement, Knave of Wands, & The Wisest [V].
Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? June 09 2014
30 Days of Tarot — Day 25: What was the most dramatic/meaningful reading you ever did? (Not necessarily the most accurate.)
Most dramatic would be when the cards said not to read for a person but the reading went on anyway. Most meaningful would be when I made the meanest mofo in town cry like a baby. Continue reading 30 Days of Tarot: Day Twenty-Five
The Universal Waite is Mary Hanson-Roberts’ recolored rendition of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. Nearly identical lining is softened by gentle coloring. Some faces have been reworked to be more pleasing to the eye.
Today’s cards: 7 of Wands, 9 of Cups, & 5 of Swords. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? June 08 2014
30 Days of Tarot — Day 24: How accurate do you believe your readings are (or, do they accurately convey messages from spirits/deity)?
From my point of view: 90%. From those I’ve read for: 100%. Continue reading 30 Days of Tarot: Day Twenty-Four
The Bosch Tarot will sometimes read direct, and sometimes it reads like a koan. It is a good deck for introspection and examination of internal motives.
And then there’s those times when I wonder if the cards are drunk.
Today’s cards: Knight of Pentacles, 5 of Wands, & Knave of Chalices. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? June 07 2014
30 Days of Tarot — Day 23: What question do you most often ask the deck (or, ask on behalf of another)?
For others: “Tell me about my love life.” Continue reading 30 Days of Tarot: Day Twenty-Three
Each suit in the Bag of Bones playing card deck tells a visual story progressing from Ace to Ten. A heartwarming lamia, a persistent gardener, a spider’s catch, and a clumsy walker make for quick stories. The face cards stand alone, but have stories for their own.
For those wishing something nicer, Artiphany also has a decks of dogs, kittens, and mermaids.
Today’s cards: 4 of Clubs, 8 of Clubs, & 9 of Spades. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? June 06 2014
30 Days of Tarot — Day 22: Do you charge money (or other ways of compensation) for your readings/services?
I do. Because I am rendering a service, and I expect to be compensated for it. Continue reading 30 Days of Tarot: Day Twenty-Two
The Sweeney Tarot was designed to read with reversals. Having the expected 78 cards, one could use any system of meanings with it. However Lee Bradford has put deep thought into the the meanings of the Sweeney Tarot, making sure it is approachable by all and without occult or religious concerns that would restrict its audience or use.
Today’s cards: 3 of Wandsrv, 9 of Cups, & Knight of Cups. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? June 05 2014
30 Days of Tarot — Day 21: How do you feel when you do readings?
I try not to. It’s not about me. It’s about the Querent and the cards. Continue reading 30 Days of Tarot: Day Twenty-One