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A place to discus tarot, history, symbolism, intuition and the universal consciousness as it relates to tarot. Basically anything to do with the study of tarot!

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The Suit of Cups

Started by Kixs. Last reply by Tegwedd ShadowDancer Feb 8. 6 Replies

The Suit of Wands

Started by Kixs. Last reply by Raven Heart Dec 19, 2017. 10 Replies

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Comment by Princess Aradia on February 11, 2018 at 8:53am

Excited. Have been doing readings for over 10 years, but feel there is so much more I need to learn

Comment by Amethyst Samia on February 7, 2018 at 9:52pm

Hi Forest, I'd say the group is semi-active.  There will be a bit of chatter then it gets quiet again. Post what you want to know and usually someone will pop in and answer.  Welcome to the group!

Comment by Forest Queen 333 on January 14, 2018 at 8:37am

I am new to this group.  I am trying to increase my knowledge on the Tarot.  Is this group still active?

Comment by Kixs on December 16, 2017 at 1:37pm

Yes I do. The reading is for them so their energy and intent is needed. People can lie but energy never does. So their question maybe what they think they need and the energy reveals what they really need. That is why so often the cards seem to be going off on the wrong subject in a reading.

Comment by Kixs on December 15, 2017 at 11:09am

I too only cleans my cards on very rare occasions. (Usually after the grandkids have attacked them...lol j/k.) I have had some try to spell my tools and when that happens a cleansing is part of removing the spell.
When I work with the cards I center and close out everyday noise of bills and such, but try hard to keep what you call higher consciousness engaged at all times. Never know when a bit of outside info can make a mundane problem go away in my opinion. It also helps to do a bit of energy pushing in a pinch and on the fly to fix a small problem. The infamous getting a parking space spell sort of thing.
I break the taboo of not letting other touch my cards or only using them on consecrated space also. Energy is every where and I believe the cards "learn" from all energies. I personally pick up bits of info from touch so why wouldn't the cards. They in my opinion are tools with a bit of intelligence of their own.   

Comment by Kixs on December 12, 2017 at 4:02pm

In my belief system what has become to be known as Higher self is simply us as there is no boundaries or limits between the divine and us as all is one and all is connected. So my regular self is also what you call higher self with mundane qualities attached. By limiting any of myself would also limit my abilities to understand the reading.
I don't understand blocked messages. I personally see inverted cards as a different view than normal, something out of the normal meaning. The message is still there and chances are I am not going to like it and it takes a bit more work to understand what is meant to be known. It also give you a great chance to see into the complexes of the client your reading for as many hide from themselves.

Comment by Kixs on December 10, 2017 at 1:08pm

Interesting article Raven Heart.
Some of which I agree with and some I don't, but interesting perspective.

Comment by Nick Kelble on November 28, 2017 at 1:23pm

Thanks so much for the advice!

Comment by Kixs on November 28, 2017 at 11:58am

Nick, The easiest way I figured it out was in 4's. I did it numerically as in all the Aces, then all the 2's etc.Remembered what the general meaning of each suit and realize that it's all connected.
The Major's and the Minor's are connected tho most seem to separate them. So find out which Major connects to which Minor's and then go with your gut.
There is no absolute so go with your gut when the "meaning" of a card just doesn't seem to fit then listen to your gut and what it says it means.
Also never stop practicing and learning.
Been reading Tarot for like 40 years and learn something new about them every time I handle them still.
They evolve as the journey called life evolves it seems to me.

Comment by Grimalkin on November 26, 2017 at 11:55am

The most important tip perhaps is that there is not just one universal meaning for a card. When you read Tarot you connect to a higher source of wisdom. That is a personal matter so most important is what you think and feel about a card.

It is also context-related.

Recently I did two readings the same day and both times The Moon came up. First time around, it reminded me of the Goddess and her wisdom and had a totally positive spin. In the second reading it felt completely like the “by-the-book” meaning of illusion and deceit. Both times it turned out to be accurate.

Having that said, of course there are a few ways to help remember the general meaning of a card.

Major Arcanas are always about big karmic things that have a lasting impact on your life while the Minor Arcanas are more like day-to-day affairs.

Court Card represent archetypes that you might meet in your life.

Cups are always about emotion, compassion and intuition. It´s a traditionally feminine energy although men can of course possess these qualities too. It is a subtle and quite yet powerful force like the element of water it represents.

Swords are about intellect and action, swift and invisible yet powerful like the element of air they stand for. Many implications of the swords suit cards are more menacing and intimidating than those of the other suits. Perhaps that is because the swords – unlike cups, wands and pentacles – are dedicated weapons made to kill. It may also serve as a reminder what good and bad (double-edged blade) the intellect can be.

Wands are about passion and inspiration. It is a masculine energy although again women can of course also possess a fair share of wand energy. The associated element if fire because passion can rage like a wildfire. Also like fire they can be destructive or constructive.

Pentacles represent the material realm, anything we can touch from green paper with dead presidents printed on it to health and well-being. These cards are often about abundance and about making thing real in the physical world. The element of the pentacles is earth so their realm includes solid foundations and grounding as well.

Finally, the cards of the Minor Arcana run from 1 (Ace) to Ten. This is always a full circle where the ace represents the beginning of a thought/inspiration/emotion/thing and the ten represents the closing efforts about this thought/inspiration/emotion/thing. I between you find planning and cross roads (2s), first action (3s), initial stability (4s), strife and conflict (5s), success and cooperation (6s), challenges and insights (7s), growth (8s), final challenges and struggles and also fulfillment (9s) and final touches to complete the cycle (10s)

Now try to cross-reference the numbers and the suits to get the general meaning of a card. Four is about stability and pentacles are about the material realm. So a Four of Pentacles could refer to financial stability or a robust health for example. Tens are about completion and wands are about passion and inspiration so the Ten of Wands can be about completing a project you really loved to do.

I had planned to start a blog very soon where I wanted to rant about witchcraft, shamanism and tarot. If you are interested in more I´ll be happy to start with tarot themes there.

 

 

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