Tarot card deck differences? ?
I have bought a book on tarot reading and now want to buy a deck of 78 cards. There are so many different ones… is there any difference in them or is it just the pictures?
Answer by you dont need to know my name
its just the pictures but if i were you i would buy the cool cards.
Answer by SadharaSatguru
There are hundreds of decks out there, all wrote on different philosophies.
The most common are the Rider Waite, but go to a deck your drawn to!
see profile 🙂
Answer by Shiori_hime
Some of them use different terms as well, and I’ve also seen some with different symbolism than a standard deck. For example, my Art Nouveau deck has Coins and Staves instead of Pentacles and Wands. I think some of Major Arcana cards have different names as well. My Manga tarot uses a lot of Japanese or Japanese-inspired symbolism that doesn’t appear in other decks.
I say just buy whatever deck seems the best to you. If you would prefer to start with something exactly like what your book talks about, see if there’s a specific one mentioned in your book and if you can get it. If you’re not bothered by your deck and your book being a little different, then just spend some time looking at all the different decks available and see which one(s) you want. You can have as many as you can handle — I have three and would love more, and many of my friends have multiple decks too, though plenty of people just have one.
What the death card from the tarot card deck mean?
Answer by Desirae
The end of something not necessarily a life either.
Answer by ALEX
You just paid $ 20:00 for nothing.
Answer by wilds_of_virginia
I wish I could post a picture of this card from my deck. It shows a skeletal knight on a horse with a large sword blocking your life path. You have to get past this guy in order to grow, but you have no way of defeating him. You are just a weaponless pilgrim on a journey. You can detour, or hide or even retreat, but Death will be there waiting. To move on, you must approach Death and let him strike you down. You will wake up further down your path with Death behind you. There is no other way.
I practical terms, this means you must let a part of you die in order to grow. Just like a snake sheds its skin, you must leave behind thing which you have out grown. This isn’t nearly as grim as it may sound. Maybe you know twentysomething slackers who don’t want to get a real job and leave home. Or people in their late 20’s who still act like college kids, partying it up every weekend.
What is it that is holding you back, AMS? Is there a part of your life which must be shed in order to continue growing? I can only ask the questions, you must answer them.
Answer by Scarlet MacBlu
It really depends on the spread and the deck. Generally, however, the Death card is seen as a card of change. It represents the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one. It represents the destruction and removal of that which is “old” and clearing the way for that which is “new.” It represents a transformation from one thing to another.
It could represent marriage or divorce, the birth of a child or a child going away to university, getting or loosing a job, buying or selling a house, winning the lottery or a sudden financial crisis, burning your dinner and having to order out for pizza instead… anything that changes your lifestyle, your plans, your perspective or your approach to things (sometimes in small ways)… anything where one idea, project, method or circumstance is destroyed or lost and replaced by a new one.
Someone showed me a card once that taught me a lot about what the Death card means… it came out of a deck called (something like) “The Tarot of the Dead” which depicted skeletons on every single card. The “Death” card is traditionally depicted with a skeleton, but in this deck, it was the only card with a living, fleshed-out human on it and she was pregnant and smiling. That was a very profound lesson in the meaning of “Death” in the tarot for me. It’s a card that most people who don’t know anything about Tarot tend to be afraid of needlessly. It’s not an omen of physical death.
In a Tarot deck of 78 cards, what are the odds of pulling the same card twice in a row?
Mathematically, it’s 1:78 to pull a specific card. But what are the odds of pulling the SAME card twice in a row?
Answer by Dr D
(1/78)^2 = 1 : 6084
= 0.0164 %
Answer by Jake B
it depends if u put the card back in the deck or not
Answer by Kenshin
What Dr D said.
Answer by McFate
1/78. Assuming you don’t mean a specific card (like “the Death card”) twice. If you do mean a specific up-front specified card twice, the answer would be (1/78)^2.
But for just ANY card twice in a row, it’s the same as one specific card. The first draw can be any card at all (probability: 78/78 = 1/1), then the second draw must match the original card (probability: 1/78).
1/1 * 1/78 = 1/78.
Of course, this assumes you draw “with replacement” (putting back the card after you draw it). Otherwise the probability is 0.