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Card and more cards...
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:33:26 pm »
I was learning the tarot but then I got the Dreams of Gaia deck which is about as far from tarot as you can get and still be called tarot.  For a spiritual question, I always grab the Gaia deck.  However, if I want to sort of spy on our family of employees, I grab my beginners deck. 

For practice, I sometimes say a person's name, usually someone who works for my husband and just take a general peek.  The manager at this store's relationship is solid and good, the 10 of swords on the one that looked shifty,  That's why that card showed up in my husband's reading......Well, that sort of thing.

The Lenormand if I really want to dig around more than with the tarot.

I also got some different decks when I learned that each deck works better for me for certain things and kinds of questions.  And that is just it,  I am fully stocked up with what I have coming for xmas.  I didn't expect to go nuts over the cards and want so many decks.

It takes time to learn these cards and my readings are vague.  They don't paint vivid stories yet, just a general idea.  I did a Gaia reading for my daughter today and was able to find suggestions based on the reading to help her with some issues.  I want to learn Tarot, Lenormand, Kipper, and gypsy oracle cards. 

But the tarot is where I am studying now and where I bought more decks than I think I should have.  One deck, in particular, I ordered myself for xmas, I wonder about.  I saw it and wanted to gift it to my sister but then I wanted it for myself.  Its the Bonefire tarot.  The pictures are done in the style of tattoos.  My sister has tattoos, I thought it would be right up her alley.

But then I saw a reading laid out with it on YouTube and the colors popped like with the Dreams of Gaia deck I love.  I am waiting for the Gaia deck to come out with a mini version.  The fact is, the deck is hard to riffle shuffle like I like to do.  The Bonefire is much smaller but thick.  I still think it would be easier for me to shuffle.  I could see myself taking it with me and using it.  The symbols are there in the deck and its a traditional deck that should read like a traditional deck.

I feel terrible because want to pull it out and do a reading for my sister with it.  If she falls in love with it, she can get her own set, right?  Also if I were to ever do a reading for her friends, I'd want to use this deck.  Okay, maybe I wouldn't mind looking a little bit cooler than I am.  But its the bright colors that really get me and how a reading kinda screams.  With things seeming vague on some decks, this one gives more of a story in my head.

And so a big part of my xmas is cards.  And I kinda didn't expect it to eat xmas but it did.  I am going to not buy anymore and just work with these decks all 2019.  But I have a habit of overdoing things when I find something that makes me happy.  I really hope I didn't over do it on different decks and I will use them all regularly.  Its a bigger set of cards that I thought I'd actually need.  I thought one of each system would do the job.  Maybe I over did it?

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Re: Card and more cards...
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 09:31:11 pm »
And so a big part of my xmas is cards.  And I kinda didn't expect it to eat xmas but it did.  I am going to not buy anymore and just work with these decks all 2019.  But I have a habit of overdoing things when I find something that makes me happy.  I really hope I didn't over do it on different decks and I will use them all regularly.  Its a bigger set of cards that I thought I'd actually need.  I thought one of each system would do the job.  Maybe I over did it?

Well, as long as you have the money...

I have a lot of different decks, but the one I use the most is the Egyptian Kier tarot, and sometimes the Rider Waite. The others are more like a collection, not actually to use them. I also do Lenormand readings, and I own two different Lenormand decks, of which I only use one.

I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting and having more decks. If you felt such attraction for the Bonfire tarot, go with the flow, use it. If your sister likes it she can buy it herself or you can buy her another one.

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Re: Card and more cards...
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 07:27:52 am »
Well, as long as you have the money...

I have a lot of different decks, but the one I use the most is the Egyptian Kier tarot, and sometimes the Rider Waite. The others are more like a collection, not actually to use them. I also do Lenormand readings, and I own two different Lenormand decks, of which I only use one.

I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting and having more decks. If you felt such attraction for the Bonfire tarot, go with the flow, use it. If your sister likes it she can buy it herself or you can buy her another one.

Thanks!  I was trying to set a good example to the kids about using the cards.  They picked out the Manga Tarot.  One daughter is afraid to use hers, she loves it so much.  I got the Shadowscapes Tarot partly for myself and partly to have a deck she will practice with.  I got the Fairytale Lenormand and I am pretty sure I am going to leave it in the tin and collect it.  I also got The Fairies Oracle deck for the old fashioned fairy pictures and will probably collect it more than use it.

The rest I think I will use, so perhaps it wasn't so bad.  Also, I don't mind my daughters using my cards to find out which ones they like and want to work with.  My sister has a birthday coming up.  I could sneak her a set then after I have worked with it a bit.

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