What Does The Deck Say? June 19 2014

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 Cups, Ace of Wands, & Page of Cups. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? June 19 2014

4 of Cups

A tall tree with draping branches stands on a mound. At the base of the tree, a young man sits with arms and legs crossed before him, facing the viewer. He looks slightly downhill where three large chalices are lined up at the bottom of the card. At his right a cloud hovers, from which a hand emerges offering the youth a fourth cup. The youth is not amused. In the near distance under the cloudless sky are a clump of trees and the peak of a roof. Mountains are seen from afar. Continue reading 4 of Cups

Why to ask “Why?”

“It’s good you came to me. The cards reveal the source of your troubles. A generational curse has been passed on to you. Not of your fault, but you have it. Things will only get worse unless it is broken. I can break it. But it will not be quick, or cheap. I have a candle that you can use to protect you, but it must be bought to be effective…” Tarot scams are like computer repair scams. They work only on those that never do either for themselves. Continue reading Why to ask “Why?”

8 of Swords

A woman, facing the viewer, stands on soggy ground with her head tilted down. Puddles are here and there under her feet and around her. She is blindfolded and bound with either several lengths of cloth or one long cloth wrapped several times around her. Her hands are presumed to be bound behind her back. To the viewer’s left are three longswords planted hilt up in the ground beside the figure. To the viewer’s right are five more longswords planted the same way. Between those five can be seen a hill and keep in the distance. The sky is featureless. Continue reading 8 of Swords

Different Views, Different Uses

A new pack of tarot cards is placed on the desk. Still fresh from the printers, there is a fading scent of bitter ink coming from the protective plastic wrapping. The glare of the light prevents you from seeing the art on the box clearly. You can make out the word “Tarot” in a large font. Quick. What kind of tarot deck is this? Any kind you need it to be. What a tarot deck is, is ultimately determined by the hands that use them. Continue reading Different Views, Different Uses

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