Intuition or Guided Suggestion?

A recent Facebook post on the Tarot History page by tarot author and deck creator Robert Place about the earliest known forms of divination got me thinking about the nature of intuition (specifically as championed by those cartomancers who only use free-association from the card images, downplaying or dismissing the value of knowledge-based analysis). In … Continue reading Intuition or Guided Suggestion?

The “Round It Goes” Decision-Making Spread

There has been some on-line discussion lately about the Random Number Generators that tarot software apps use to select the cards for a reading. I was resistant to the idea for a long time because it seemed too disconnected from the tactile "feel" of the cards to produce valid results. But eventually I realized that … Continue reading The “Round It Goes” Decision-Making Spread

A Kipper Experiment: Neighborly Relations

Because the Kipperkarten are perfect for situations involving a number of people, I decided to do a reading that examines our burgeoning (or not) relationship with our new next-door neighbors. In this spread I'm mostly using the columns at this time since they permit lateral comparisons between three different entities. We are obviously in the … Continue reading A Kipper Experiment: Neighborly Relations