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Creating Your Own Divination Deck
« on: June 14, 2013, 07:56:47 pm »
So I'm actually working on my second divination deck and I was wondering if anybody else has experience doing this sort of thing and wants to weigh in with thoughts or advice.

My first deck was what I called a Calvincard deck - it's made up of a variety of cards from various collectible card games (I was working in a games shop when I made it) and it got its name because I originally played it like Calvinball, except with cards. When they're all slipped into TCG sleeves they're fairly identical and I got in the habit of reading with them when I didn't have my tarot cards. Mostly I just went by the obvious suggestions of the card names for those.

My current project is a divination deck that exists inside my massive fiction project. I'm still getting a feel for it. I made the deck via an online printer and chose the art based on intuition and pictures I'd saved because they reminded me of specific aspects of the universe. For the most part they represent archetypes or powers that are relevant to that specific universe, but I'm reading almost entirely on intuition when I use them. I'd like to figure out a way to be more methodical with them.

Any suggestions? I've thought about meditation on one card at a time, but I feel like there might be an easier or a more... I dunno, elegant solution? So I'm open to hearing whatever you guys might have to suggest.
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Re: Learning Your Own Deck
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 08:26:59 pm »
Quote from: Jack;112481

Any suggestions? I've thought about meditation on one card at a time, but I feel like there might be an easier or a more... I dunno, elegant solution? So I'm open to hearing whatever you guys might have to suggest.

 
I've described my quote deck in the past (info over here) and honestly, I gave up being methodical about it and just run with intuition.

I usually run it in tandem with Tarot cards (one card of each for each place in the spread) and I find that the synergy between the two tends to be exceedingly clear and also very helpful: they tend to get different bits of the basic issue for that position.

When I was first designing it, I did spend some time pulling a card every day or so, but I have never had much luck with that with Tarot cards, and it didn't work well for the quote deck either. ('luck' in the sense that it's never seemed to sync well with my actual, y'know, *day*)
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Re: Learning Your Own Deck
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2013, 02:56:44 am »
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I usually run it in tandem with Tarot cards (one card of each for each place in the spread) and I find that the synergy between the two tends to be exceedingly clear and also very helpful: they tend to get different bits of the basic issue for that position.

 
As soon as you mentioned it I recalled reading about your quote deck before. :)

I like the idea of reading in tandem with another deck. It'll help bring the intuitive reading of the new cards into focus. Part of the problem I'm having is not knowing how to interpret them in a meaningful way, and I think having the tarot there too will definitely help with that.

Thanks!
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