Can’t find my tarot cards. What would make a good substitute for my reading?
I see you have drawn the green Draw Two.
Answer by Frank
Answer by 1thousand is super fantastic
You could get some Canadian cereal or Canadian shampoo and read the French on the back. It rarely matches up with the English..so it’s kind of like getting two sets of instructions for the day.
Answer by MonkFish
How about getting a Job you pot head pixie flying teapot hippy-shroom-eliciouser
Answer by ompelle
I’ve had this “Mr. 3000” ticket stub in my purse for 6 years. Please interpret.
Where in and around Chicago can I find a good place to buy a deck of tarot cards?
I’m looking to buy my first deck and have no clue where they’d sell them by me. Thanks for any help!
Answer by jac the hat
You need to ask around for an esoteric crystal shop type of place look in yellow pages under tarot as well – But those shops that sell incense and indian cushions etc will have them – They say you shouldnt buy your own deck so if you hear that dont let it stop you – I have bought all of mine and I am a good reader – Hope you enjoy.
Answer by MagsTweeter
I think your best bet would be to buy one online. I have a deck that I purchased from ebay, & am quite happy with it (though I haven’t used it yet!)
Here are some popular ebay listings: http://www.watchcount.com/?cc=US&uqsrc=plbm&uqkw=tarot&uqcat=#serp
What elements do tarot cards represent?
I’m asking about your opinion on the swords vs. staves/wands. I have seen both being assigned to fire and air interchangeably. I can’t decide which way gives more sense. I understand that air – wands/fire-swords is newer, but the traditional is not always right especially if we put some development in the equation. For me, it all comes down on whether we think of a staff as a magic staff or as a primitive weapon.
What is your opinion?
Answer by Ma’iingan
I think that may depend on the deck. My deck, I do believe wands represents fire, and I have the Guilded Tarot
Answer by Matt
My deck has representations of the elements on the cards:
Earth/Coins has flowers
Air/Batons has dragons and fans
Fire/Swords has flames
Water/Cups has a gargoyle
The Page, Knight, Queen and King of Swords are surrounded by sand dunes and the Page, Knight, Queen and King of Batons are surrounded by houses and buildings with birds flying above them.
The swords have a red colour scheme too.
But it is confusing, I’ve seen in other decks that the swords represent the mind and the batons passion and creativity. Mine are the reverse – which makes more sense to me.
Batons, as ceremonial staffs conveying authority, have a more ‘mental’ like feel to me – dealing with intuition and thought. And the swords, which are pretty much exclusively weapons, convey action to me.
It feels right to me that way.
Answer by Safÿre
When I first started reading the Tarot, the fire/staves air/swords set-up ALWAYS felt “uncomfortable”, but I persevered. Then I bought the Celtic Dragon cards — with these suits reversed. It felt like the ball & chain had been removed. Swords are forged in fire and are synonymous with career and conflict. Staves/Wands are waved in the air and deal with intellect and education.
Now this works for me. My readings are clearer and flow freely. But obviously there are people who stick to the “traditional” (Aleister Crowley-esq) organisation. So all I can suggest to you is to check out reading both ways, and to stick with the variation that works for you. After all, reading Tarot is primarily intuitive. So stick with what your gut tells YOU is correct.
Answer by carolyne
Ok, i give you a quick tip i use when i teach tarot classes. Here is how to remember the elements:
-the Cups hold Water
-the Wands are burnt by Fire
-the Swords cut through the Air
and the Coins, well, i wish i could say they grow on trees!