do you really need card stock when making your own tarot cards?
When making your own tarot cards do really have to use card stock or can you just make them from regular paper
Answer by ISeeThings
I’m assuming that you want to actively use the tarot cards for readings. If ornamental (framing, using for decoration), you should be okay just using paper.
Even if you’re printing tarot cards on card stock, I’d look into laminating them if you plan to use them in any capacity. Even the professional printed cards suffer a lot of wear and tear from use. Card stock would give the cards enough weight to shuffle but they would split and bend pretty quickly. Using plan paper would make it very difficult to use the cards, you would likely be able to see through the paper, and your tarot card would look very shabby very quickly.
I would recommend leaving your cards in sheets, laminating them and then cutting them after. They’ll still be pretty flimsy but definitely more usable. There are some free tarot cards to print and some free printable tarot cards at Discover Tarot Cards.
Answer by Scarlet MacBlu
Can you easily shuffle and deal 78 slips of ordinary printer paper? If you can, then go for it. IF not, then find some kind of card stock that you can shuffle.
How can I use regular cards as tarot cards?
What do the cards mean and what are some spreads I can use?
Answer by auntb93
You can’t. There are fortune-telling schemes that involve regular poker decks, but they are not Tarot. It would be missing the Major Arcana, and would have three court cards (King, Queen, Jack) instead of four (King, Queen, Knight, Page or Princess).
So buy yourself a real Tarot deck if you want to learn Tarot.
Answer by thecityoftownsville_2000
Tarot cards are playing cards. One may play card games with Tarot cards as well as the conventional 52 card deck and one may also tell fortunes with both conventional playing cards and the Tarot.
Divination is possible with any deck of cards. Cartomancy is the name for a wide variety of card based divination which includes the use of conventional playing cards, Tarot cards, or purpose built oracle decks such as Angel cards. It is also possible to practice divination with dice or any other item capable of producing randomness. However it would not be correct to call a reading with conventional playing cards a “Tarot reading” To do a Tarot reading, by definition, one needs a Tarot deck. It is also a gross over-simplification to always equate Tarot with divination as that is not the only use nor is it the original use of Tarot cards. People also play games with Tarot cards.
Properly understood, the Tarot is essentially a variant deck of playing cards. Playing cards appeared in China long before Tarot cards. Shortly after the introduction of playing cards to Europe, the Tarot began to appear in northern Italy to be used for a card game similar to Bridge or Spades. The Tarot was not originally designed for divination. Not only was the Tarot originally designed for card playing, there are people today mostly in continental Europe playing card games with Tarot cards. The European Tarot cards for these games often differ in appearance from the type of Tarot cards used for divination. In recent years, the internet has made it possible for those outside Europe to discover actual card games played with Tarot cards.
Prior the use of Tarot for divination, people used the conventional playing card deck for cartomancy. The popular meanings often given to certain Tarot cards originated with the meanings often given to conventional playing cards. Whether one uses Tarot for game playing or for divination, the Tarot is still a variant deck of playing cards. Prior to the 1960’s it was actually much more common to use the conventional playing card deck for divination than it was to use the Tarot for this purpose.
Answer by Kel
There’s a method called the Gypsy method that uses regular cards as fortune-telling cards. (You’ll have to look it up, though)
Answer by KdS
There’s a book called The Cartomancer’s Key by Talia Felix, which has spreads and the method for reading with Playing Cards. Here’s the card meanings from the book:
HEARTS: indicate affection and contentment.
King.—A good-hearted, emotional person; melancholy and frustration.
Queen.—A loving and lovable person; devotion.
Jack.—A well-liked person, as a friend or relative; admiration and respect.
Nine.—The Wish Card. It is the sign of happiness and success.
Eight.—Material goods; also, friendliness.
Seven.—Lovesickness and similar distress.
Six.—Unexpected good luck.
Five.—Jealousy and envy.
Four.—A fortunate change of position.
Three.—A lack of prudence and tact.
Two.—A warm partnership.
DIAMONDS: indicate financial concerns.
King.—A successful or wealthy person; success or wealth.
Queen.—A gold-digger; greed or flirtation.
Jack.—A fickle person; a matter that should not be relied upon.
Ten.—Prosperity and fulfilment.
Seven.—Gossip, scandal, or arguments.
Five.—Unexpected but generally good news.
Three.—Renown, not necessarily positive.
CLUBS: indicate hard work and competition.
King.—A high-minded, honest person; wisdom and virtue.
Queen.—An intelligent, understanding person; confidence and help.
Jack.—A generous, trusty friend; a sure and dependable matter.
Nine.—Gain and achievement.
Eight.—Confusion and contention.
Six.—Investment or loss of money.
Five.—New things or people.
Four.—A warning against falsehood and double-dealing.
SPADES: indicate unhappiness and strife.
King.—An ambitious and ill-tempered person; wrath.
Queen.—A sad, unscrupulous person; desperation.
Jack.—A well-meaning, lazy person; shiftlessness.
Nine.—Trouble; illness, especially mental.
Seven.—Sorrow and loss.
Six.—Small changes; a minor stroke of luck.
Four.—Misfortune, but not lasting.
Ace.—A terrible tragedy.
What are Tarot cards and how do they work?
Anyone who uses Tarot cards could be helpful. Thank You
Answer by wooleybooley
Same as reading your horoscope, had a fortune teller . It’s bogus and fake, fun to do.
Answer by Rubysedona
The tarot is a set of cards featuring 21 trump cards and a special card called “The Fool”, in addition to the usual suit (face and pip) cards found in ordinary playing cards. Tarot cards are used throughout much of Europe to play Tarot card games.
In English-speaking countries, where the games are largely unknown, Tarot cards came to be utilized primarily for divinatory purposes.
Some Tarot readers believe that a spiritual force guides the cards and insights into the future may be gained from readings
Answer by Lisa G
=) This should really be under spiritual/religious inquiries.
Answer by TraserH3
1. Any of a set of usually 78 playing cards including 22 cards depicting vices, virtues, and elemental forces, used in fortunetelling.
2. Any of these 22 pictoral cards used as trump in tarok.
Tarot cards come in many different styles, and are used to help gather information about a person, or particular subject. Some people believe they are fake, and just for fun. Others take them very seriously, and believe in the power of tarot.
They can’t predict the future, but are able to give warnings, or advice, which is usually vague and can be interpreted in different ways.
- how can you tell your own fortune with ordinary playing cards