What are the differences between Runes and Tarot cards?
I heard runes were easier to read. That’s about it.
Answer by John Williams
Rune (Rune) or a text or northern Europe, said London Classical, Luna Si (Runes) / London Legend has it that the text created by the Aoting were divided into three groups of eight letters, each letter has its own meaning and represent myth. The main existing knowledge into ancient writing system Lun Lun Wen, new, and Anglo-Saxon Lun Lun Man, this is ancient Shao Jie Lun Wen.
Tarot is an ancient divination tool of western, popular in Europe since the Middle Ages, the status equivalent to China’s “Book of Changes”, its origin remains a mystery. A total of 78 Tarot cards, of which 22 Acre that card, generally used to explain the fate of fortune, a small card that 56 Acre, more detailed information can be divine, to compensate for the inadequacies of the former.
The difference between them I do not understand, if anyone knows, please tell me.
Answer by carolyne
Both can be used as divination tools. Runes have been around for longer than tarot cards and have a very rich lore attached to them, but tarots cards might be offering a more subtle and detailed reading. Chose the one you feel more connected to.
Answer by Kämpfer
Tarot cards and runes are both used for divination, but they are two completely different animals. Tarot cards are based on imagery, and are primarily used for divination alone (although magical use is not entirely unheard of). Most tarot decks have 78 cards, including twenty two Major Arcana cards (including the Fool), and four Minor Arcana suits with fourteen cards each. The system of images is complex and deeply symbolic. You could spend years meditating on each one; they’re an excellent way to communicate with both yourself and the universe.
Runes are pieces of the universe. They can be used in divination, but they function equally well as tools of magic, or galdr. To master a rune is to master that piece of reality, and gain control over that aspect of your life. For instance the rune Fehu, is wealth, so the deeper you are attuned to that rune, the more magical influence you can wield over your finances. While Tarot cards are purely visual, the runes function on both a visual and aural level. Each rune can be activated by either writing it’s form, or by intoning its name. By singing the name of a rune, you release its power into your working. For more information on the specifics of rune magic, I recommend reading “Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic” by Edred Thorsson.
Here is a list of the runes in the Elder Futhark and a brief overview of their basic energies. The runes are in three categories, known as Aetts.Freyr/Freyja’s Aett
Ansuz: The god Woden, Wisdom
Kenaz: Torch (controlled fire)
Jera: A year, a complete harvest cycle
Eihwaz: Yew tree, protection
Peorth (Pertho): Luck, fate
Algiz: Elk, protection
Sowilo: The sun, success.
Tiwaz: The god Tiw/Tyr, justice
Berkano: The goddess Berchta, birth, female fertility
Ehwaz: Two horses, transportation
Mannaz: Mankind, the self
Ingwaz: The god Ing, male fertility
Dagaz: Day, or dawn
Othala: Ancestral inheritance
One thing that tarot and runes have in common, is that meditation on either system provides a deeper understanding of yourself, fate and the nature of reality. Which one is better? The one that you connect with is the one that will show you what you need to know. Both systems are pathways to understanding if you apply patience and ponder their mysteries.
Where can I buy tarot cards in New Orleans?
I want to go buy a major arcana (sp?) deck in New Orleans, LA. I’d rather not buy online…. Know of any local shops that might sell them?
Any help is appreciated! Thank you!
Answer by NOLA guy
The Bottom of the Cup Tea Room, at 327 Chartres Street (the intersection of Chartres and Conti Streets in the French Quarter).
I dont understand what the tarot cards are talking about, help?
They are tarot of the cat people, I usually can understand them, but I dont get it right now…
My first card is six of swords, second(crossing) three of pentacles, third four of cups reversed, fourth one is ace of wands reversed, fifth is four of swords reversed, sixth is queen of wands reversed, seventh is the magician, 8th is the high priestess, 9th is the high priest reversed and 10th is five of pentacles.
can anyone explain it?
Answer by JOExHIGASHI
Answer by hudsongray
Not without knowing what your spread is. Each position has a meaning, if you were using a particular spread then we need to know what it was. You also need to say what your question was since it affects everything.
If you were just putting cards down till you thought you should stop—nobody can interpret that for you.
Answer by Cindy
I’m thinking you laid out a Celtic Cross – right? I don’t read reversals, and this is only going to be brief, but this is what I interpret from the cards. The situation is you are feeling blue, you’ve lost your confidence (in something) and you are going through a tough time. Your friends are trying to help, but you are not letting them.
In the recent past, you had enthusiasm and were energetic and active, but it looks like something happened that made you lose your spark. There is a woman who is cheerful and energetic that will be coming into your life. That might be you, coming out of your funk or it might be someone else who will help you. The Magician is you as you could be – in control of that which affects you. The High Priestess is how others perceive you – withdrawing from involvement.
If you continue on this path, you will experience hard times financially or emotionally, and it may affect your health. The High Priest suggests that you can avoid that by taking control, setting goals and getting organized, then the future will alter. You could then rest, take it easy and look at where you are and where you want to be. Listen to your friends and let them help you. Get focused and work your way out of this slump, that’s all it is. Without writing a book, that’s what I see in a nutshell. If you have questions I can explain how I came to this interpretation.
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