crossing the bridge between oracle cards and tarot cards?
i have been doing a lot of work with oracle cards, and i feel like i am ready for something more intuitive. what are some suggestions for crossing the bridge or transitioning from oracle cards to tarot? any suggestions or help welcome.
Answer by Forgotten Splinter
You’ll need a book to guide you on the certain pack that you decide to use, whatever that may be.
If you buy a rider-waite set, then try to find “The Tarot Revealed” By Eden Gray. It’s what I have 🙂
Answer by Scarlet MacBlu
I’m not clear on how oracle cards are any less “intuitive” then tarot. In fact, I find both systems (if oracle can be considered a single “system” since it’s really not… it’s many different systems… each oracle deck ahs it’s own system…) to be equally open to intuitive interpretation… in fact, Tarot has a lot more logical flow to it then oracle decks tend to and the tarot system is so specifically coded.
That said, if you’re itnerested in tarot, start by getting a deck… you can find inexpensive decks, sometimes “mini” decks are really cheap… choose a basic deck, liek the “Rider-Waite” or other closely related decks like the Hanson-Roberts or Morgan Greer or the official “Los Scarabeo” company deck… these decks have the most iconic images that are used in most tarot literture for training. Once you have a deck, sit andstudy the images… go through the whole deck card-by-card and read about them, study the image and journal abotu your imrpessions. Dont’ use the book when doing readings… stick to interpreting the image itself… use the book only for training.
Once you feel comfrotable with the system, you’ll be in a better position to choose a nicer deck… find soemthing that appeals to you, soemthing pretty and also soemthign that seems to really speak to you… that the images really have a depth to you that call to mind symbols and keywords all on their own. Once you ahve a new deck, go through and study it again just like you did with your first deck to re-familiarize yoruself with it… go ahead and compare it to your other deck to see what might be different… use you intuition when interpretin the images and have fun!
Can someone help me with tarot cards?
I’m writing a scene in my book that involves tarot cards. When drawing the cards how many do you place out to read? Does it matter?
Answer by Fatal Kiss
this might help http://www.discover-the-meaning-of-tarot.com/meaning-of-each-Tarot-card-death.html
Answer by Nathaniel Palmer
It does not matter for the most part but a classic Spread is the Celtic Cross and its 10 card forming a cross and a staff.
Answer by ~*Μα’ϊϊἧɡαἧ*~
www.learntarot.com can help you with layouts and card meanings
Answer by Scarlet MacBlu
How many cards are drawn depends on the spread being used which may depend on the question being asked. Any number of cards could be used. Some readers just draw whatever number of cards they feel is appropriate until they get an intuitive signal to stop.
If you want help with that scene, I’d be happy to collaborate as I’m a tarot reader and also a fiction writer.
Just message me with details if you want to make the tarot scene a bit more authentic feeling.
Is it history stories behind tarot cards?
Is each tarot cards based on true story? Is it history? Or is it fiction? like for an example, ‘The Hang Man’ is about the man hanging up side down for 9 days without eating, There he stays for nine days intent on finding his spiritual self.
Answer by PaulCyp
It is 100% superstition.
Answer by E.H.
It’s all about symbolism, interpretation, and intuition. Each card has an “original meaning”, however tarot cards are like artwork. It’s whatever YOU get out of them. To one person The Hanged Man could represent unlearned lessons, to another it could be interpreted as something completely different. Each card when interpreted individually are stringed together to form a story (in whichever spread the cards have been dealt).
Personally, when I look at the The Hanged Man card I do (indeed) see a person who has made mistakes but has yet to learn from them. The fact that he’s being hung denotes punishment. His face is depicted with a smirk, as if he’s unfazed by his punishment. Hence, he hasn’t learned anything. Kind of like a little kid cracking up while sitting in time out.
I remember taking an Art Interpretation class in college and hating it. I have no idea why I fell in love with Tarot cards when it’s much of the same thing. Whether or not someone believes in them, there are thousands of different tarot cards out there that can be admired and interpreted just for the artwork and symbolism in each of them.