Posts tagged: tarot
This is funnier than it should be.
Why do I want to make a spread out of this…?
Situation, bad place, good place?
Oh, that would work too…I was thinking like…the actual doors/puns being the positions like…
Door: The path directly ahead of you
More Doors: Alternate paths
Gone Door: A path that’s closed off to you
I admittedly don’t know enough re: Tolkien to properly use the references as is XDD Although I have to say, I’m really surprised I don’t see more Tolkien inspired spreads around!
Someone needs to make a Pop Culture Tarot Spread book or something
I’ve considered it! At this point I probably have enough of them for my own book XDD; But I’m not sure of all the legal bits and I’m too lazy to figure it out…
I actually did start writing [tarot told me to :D] a Pop Culture Tarot Spreads book, until I realised what kind of copyright, permissions, trademarks, branding blah blah blah bullshit would have to be dealt with before publishing and NOPE.
The Major Arcana (and a back design)
Thanks for all your support over these few months! I’m glad you all enjoy these so much. They are super fun to make!
On to the Minor Arcana! Oi vey
What? Whaaat? LOOK AT THESE PRETTY CARDS?? I HAVE NOT SEEN THEM BEFORE?? DO THEY HAVE A NAME? WILL I GET TO HOLD THEM ONE DAY? WILL THEY BE MINE
i used the standard 3-CARD SMILEY FACE SPREAD for this in the hopes of a more optimistic reading.
you got a REVERSED 10 OF CHALICES, a 5 OF BATONS, and a 2 OF SWORDS. since your question was more of a command than anything, the spirit world also gave my dogs the gift of tongues to punish me for entertaining YOUR insolence, so now i’ve got all these dismembered tongues to clean up off the floor. thx.
the REVERSED 10 OF CHALICES implies you’re going to be M E G A M E G A D R U N K at some point in the future, like way too drunk. funky drunk. slam drunk. you’ll probably meet a street band made up of five dudes who only play batons percussion instruments. you will accidentally tip one of them 20 dollars instead of 3 dollars, and that will start you on a whirlwind romance, wherein you will discover the perilous highs and comfortable lows of dating a street musician.
the 2 OF SWORDS implies you’ll run into a sleepwalker with a DANGEROUS-ASS HABIT of carrying swords around on her somnambulist journeys, for safety. you will rescue her from walking into traffic, she will sleep-challenge you to a swordfight, and it will end in a very meet-cute draw with minimal blood. you will embark on a whirlwind romance here also, but all your great couple moments will be tainted with the knowledge that she might accidentally stab you in her sleep.
[ugly laughter] This isn’t supposed to be a serious reading, but the funny thing is, IT IS. Sorry, nonny, NO HAPPY ENDINGS FOR YOU.
Then again, the problem could just be that the reading uses the LS Universal. That deck is a dick.
But I showed it… I showed them ALL.
I’ve talked about slumps, dry spells, and disconnects before — this is a more personalized approach to finding a solution. I’d like to update my original post, but until then…here’s the spread I was testing out earlier.
I decided to just go ahead and put the spread out as it is now. I like it and I think it works. But because this is literally my first draft of the spread, any feedback would be even more appreciated than usual!
Card One is where you were before the slump.
Card Two is what caused the slump or allowed it to happen.
Card Three is where you’re at now.
So, before we move on to the next cards, I want to explain this progression. I think it’s important, especially in these situations, to sort of check in on where you’re actually at and where you were before. Comparing the situations and seeing how you got to where you’re at is important, because it helps you understand what happened, and that’s how you make a plan to get out.
Card Four is what keeps you down — this is why you haven’t moved on and why you feel like you’re in the slump to begin with. Think of it as your obstacle — this is what you’re up against.
Card Five is your first step out of the slump. Something I really focus on a lot in these situations is “Well what do I do NEXT? What do I do now??” This is your answer to that question.
Card Six is what I call the signs on the path. It’s what keeps you moving forward and what stops you from sliding back down into the slump.
Card Seven is where you’re headed. One of the keys to pulling yourself out of the slump and continuing onward is knowing what you’re actually working toward. It’s easy to lose your sense of direction down there — this is your North Star.
Now, here’s my birthday gift to you guys! I hope it’s useful for you.
Every year we grow and change, and sometimes we pick up bad habits or refuse to let go of old ideas that are holding us back. There’s a present waiting for us, that makes all the bullshit worthwhile — but first we have to unwrap it.
This particular spread is a little bit more fussy than I normally make them, but I’m pretty happy with the results, even if the numbering gets a little tricky.
In Figure A, you see how your spread will look once you’ve dealt the cards.
The first one will be dealt face down, at the bottom of the pile (note the hot pink back on the bottom card).
The next four will be dealt on top of that card. It doesn’t matter if they’re face down or not, since you’ll move them to new positions shortly. You can pile them neatly, I only have them spread like that in the figure to show how many cards there are.
The sixth and final card is dealt sideways, on top of your pile. Now…unwrap your present by moving the cards into position as shown in the second image.
You’ll be reading the cards in reverse order, so we start with…
Card Six - The Bow: This card is tricky. This is something in your life that you could get rid of completely — or you could make it work in your favour. It’s up to you to decide. But realize that the Bow can serve as a distraction to your true goal.
Cards Five, Four, Three and Two - The Wrapping: These are the things that keep you from your present. Destructive patterns, outmoded ideas, behaviors that just aren’t serving your best interests anymore….you’ll find them here. And if you want the present, then you’ll have take these things out of the picture. You may rip them off mercilessly, you can move with delicate precision, or start slow and get impatient halfway through. But until you’ve removed them, they’re just getting in your way. Interpret all four cards before turning your first card over.
Card One - The Present: Once you’ve interpreted the other four cards, you’re ready to discover your gift. Flip the card over and see what you’ve earned now that you’ve made it through.
OMG I want this deck so hard, but $22 shipping from the States to Canada???
Are you picking Priority shipping? Pick First Class (or the reverse if that’s not right) It’s still expensive but it’s cheaper!
I just ordered this deck and I’m in Canada! It’s a great deck and I’m getting really good readings with it!
Thank you; I’m an idiot. Yes, $13 is much more reasonable!!
Glad to hear it’s worth it. Good goddess decks are hard to find.
OMG I want this deck so hard, but $22 shipping from the States to Canada???
I had a little fun with my tarot cards yesterday
omg i lost it at dick game weak
Personal Themes for the Year - 3 Card Spread
This spread requires calculation of your Birth/Soul card and your personal year card for 2014 - e.g.: DoB June 6, 1987 - along with the year card for 2014 itself:
6 + 6 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 7 = 37 (day + month + year of birth)
3 + 7 = 10
Birth Card = The Wheel
6 + 6 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 19 (day + month of birth + 2014)
Personal Year Card for 2014 = The Sun
2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 7
Year Card for 2014 = The Chariot
Simple all-in-a-row layout:
 Theme for 2014
 Birth/Soul Card
 Personal Theme for 2014…
So for everyone fretting about having The Chariot as their card, maybe this will cheer you up
I find pointing and laughing at the misfortune of others to be very helpful in this regard:
My birth card?
The Hierophant. One might be the loneliest number, but five is the most challenging, stuck in the middle with clowns on the left and jokers on the right. Seriously look at the 5’s for each suit - nothing by misery and struggle and strife. Poor 5 no handouts for you :(
And 2014 as my personal year?
THE TOWER [dun-dun-DUNNNNNNN]. Which is the shadow side of The Chariot (1+6=7), so little man and his horses are pretty much unstoppable this year. Also, The Chariot is my astro birth card (Cancer). Oh yeah, that’s the good shit right there.
BUT!! It doesn`t have to be full on disaster. Take a closer look:
The Hierophant: he is a channel, receiving the message from the Higher, translating it and then communicating this to the Lower. Perfectly balanced between 1 and 9, 5 is the bridge between the two extremes. The Hierophant is an agent of progress - will you remain in the “dark” embryonic archetypal state, or develop and grow onward and upward (despite the potential pain)?
The Chariot: will you harness your Will and Desire to create dynamic forward movement, or will you stand there like a block expecting things to happen by themselves, letting the horses run wild and leaving the chariot upturned and you in the ditch?
The Tower: whereas Death is change via transformation or one thing ending and another beginning, the Tower can signify far more dramatic - even violent - change (this is the true card of actual -death- IME). However, this upheaval is generally as a result of a refusal on your part to recognise/acknowledge and then do what’s necessary.
I am coming out of a personal -Devil- year. Did I break my bonds this year? Did I free myself from self-induced incarceration? Did I grab my gaoler by their shirt, smash their face into the bars, snatch the keys and make a mad dash to freedom (not even stopping to make a witty remark)? Fuck yes you don’t even know how hard.
So I’ve done the work. I’m not denying the Tower. I’m holding the Chariot reins. I’m listening to the Hierophant’s directions. As long as I keep paying attention and don’t get lazy (or, more honestly, succumb to despair), we’re headed straight for The Star.
"Well, I’ve run out of space so I guess I have to stop collecting decks."
said no tarotist ever.
Today marks the close of my Tarot Advent Calendar for 2013, using the Mary-El Tarot (and yes, it was possibly not the smartest choice of decks… though definitely enlightening - ?) I’ll sit down and really ponder the results later - paying especially close attention to wherever Majors fall -, but for now, the daily draws were as follows:
THE FIRST NEW MOON OF 2014 IS ON JANUARY 1, 2014 HOW WICKED IS THAT YOU GET THE NEW MOON, THE START OF NEW THINGS, ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW YEAR WHICH IS ALSO THE START OF NEW THINGS
MOON POWER ACTIVATE
[TAROT SPREAD-CRAFTING INTENSIFIES]