Here is the reading I promised yesterday. The goal was to see which of the remaining Game of Thrones characters that amount to anything are still standing (and still human) at the end of the season. First I shuffled and dealt the ten tarot significator cards into a line (try shuffling ten cards sometime, it … Continue reading Game of Thrones: Who Makes It To The End?
I decided that I'm going to do a combined tarot and Lenormand reading to see who among the remaining Game of Thrones characters (that anyone cares about) is likely to survive the White Walker onslaught. But first I had to assign significators to each of them. I will post the outcome tomorrow. Daenerys Targaryen as … Continue reading A Game of Thrones Tarot Cast
In yesterday's post regarding my upcoming physical examination, I mentioned that a follow-up Celtic Cross reading would be justified by the testimony shown in the preliminary five-card tarot line. I went ahead and did that using the Albano-Waite tarot, with reversals. In this context, the numerous Swords give the impression of "a medical decision or … Continue reading A Celtic Cross Health Reading
One of the advantages of having more than one arrow in your cartomantic quiver is that you have choices as to which one to bring to the target. The disadvantage is that you have to choose. My main reading tool from 1972 until 2012 was the tarot, and specifically the Thoth deck. But when I … Continue reading Shootout: Tarot vs. Lenormand
I put the unsatisfactory reading I did yesterday through my new "dead or alive" model as a test case, using the Joie de Vivre tarot. The situation involved a young girl in Connecticut who went missing in 1973 while riding her bike a short distance from home. She went to retrieve an item that she … Continue reading A Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down Example Reading
Warning: If you're bored or baffled by esoteric number theory and the numerological approach to the tarot, skip this piece. It's one of my enduring passions, but then I'm a mystically-inclined former engineer. On one of the tarot forums we have been discussing the image of the arch-demon on the Waite-Smith Devil card. One of the first … Continue reading The Devil Is In The Details
For tarot spreads that require a "Significator" card to represent the querent or the topic of interest, the challenge has always been how to go about selecting the "right" card. The old books advised using a querent's appearance (light-haired, dark-haired, fair-skinned, swarthy, etc.), gender and relative age to make the call. This provided a rough … Continue reading Astrological Significators
One objection that some tarot readers have to so-called "positional" spreads - those that typically bear a fixed positive or negative meaning for each card position in the layout - is that they can create an uncomfortable setting where a nominally good" card must be interpreted in a "bad" way according to its position and vice versa. The Celtic Cross is a perfect … Continue reading Where There’s Smoke . . .
I should be clear up front that I'm not a huge fan of animal decks, unless they're a little (or a lot) quirky like the Tarot of the Magical Forest, the Marseille Cats or the Baroque Bohemian Cats (which I unfortunately missed buying when it was still in print). But I was gifted the utterly charming Medieval Cat Tarot for … Continue reading Medieval Cat Tarot Deck Interview
Here is the third installment of my "Rubaiyat as Tarot Cards" visual narrative. I have a hunch this is going to get difficult due to the sheer number of iterations. As expected, I'm finding more situations where the pictorial story-telling vignettes in the RWS minor cards dovetail at least as vividly with the text as … Continue reading Omar’s Picture Book, Episode #3