Posts tagged: tarot
The Major Arcana - Potential layout design
Now that I have completed the base sigil designs for the Major Arcana for my Tarot deck I am looking to place them into the correct format for printing. Attached is just one of the potential layout design that I am testing out.
Feel free to watch the progress from concept to completion here.
These are so gorgeous, and the concept is so unique for a deck! They remind me of transmutation circles. I hope this is going to be available for purchase some day? o:
With the deck only two card away from completion what would you expect to pay for a complete set of these cards?
I’m considering having a limited number of decks made up.
Feel free to send a message to my inbox if your interested.
I don’t really know how to express my feelings about this, so:
(Would you consider using The Game Crafter - or a similar service - to get the decks printed on demand, rather than making it a limited edition?)
Dating back to the mid-15th century and still used today, tarot cards began as a card game and progressed to map mental and spiritual pathways for mystics and psychics. The Major Arcana (trump cards) are based on “elite ideology in the Italian courts of the 15th century,” which many modern mystics are unfamiliar with. In this fun project by Giulia Pex these cards are revisited, as real people reveal the personalities of each character. In her signature photography/illustration combo, she re-imagines the major arcana cards.
I was reading a book, and this time actually NOT to break it apart for spreads — but apparently that didn’t stop me. I literally had to put the book down and walk away so I could go write this down.
 Your VICE - PcC
 Why you LIKE it - 4C
 What it’s REALLY DOING to you - 6W
 How you should DEAL with it - 5W
[Quint] 15 - The Devil
ahahahAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAaaa… /FUCK YOU/
I see a lot of familiar faces here. Gotta love the Fire vs Water dynamic *I have no idea what you’re referring to*
Good spread, hellboundwitch. Think I might do a Virtue one as well.
Beta Testing: “Cups of Illusion” The Cups of Illusion spread is a sixteen-card spread using the 78 cards of a full tarot deck. This spread specifically targets the illusions the Querent sees in eight spheres of their environment, including themselves, and the real nature underneath the illusions. The layout is based on the RWS 7 of Cups, and the cards are laid out in planetary order.
(Note to…Post updated with the significance of each position. Deal order diagram to come once the lighting looks better than rinse water.
Oooooh, nice one!
The Past or The Future Spread by ShelbyMelissa
Which do you want to know? Will you leave it to fate or will you take fate into your own hands?
- The Past- This card represents what is in your past. It can be a situation or an issue. This is something that should be dealt with or let go.
- How the Past came to Pass- This card tells how the issue from Card One came to be, why it happened like it did, factors that played into the development.
- Letting go of the Past- This card suggests how the querent can let go of the issue from Card One. How to resolve it, if you prefer.
- The Future- Card Four represents the future. It has not happened or come to fruition yet. It is an event, situation, or issue in the future.
- How the Future comes to be- This card tells how Card Four develops. It is the factors contributing to the occurrence. It can help the querent in how to get to Card Four.
- Things to Look out for- This card represents road blocks or smaller bumps in the road that may occur in getting to Card Four.
- Fate- This is the Fate card. The direction of the card tells the querent which they should be focusing on at the moment. It serves no other purpose. It is designed this way so that if it is taken off the table, it does not affect the reading of the spread.
Cards are laid out in numerical order, face down. Before flipping any cards over the querent can decide to let “Fate” decide if they should focus on the past or future, or the querent can decide to take “Fate” into their own hands and choose which side they want read. (The directional card can also be left out completely and thus by passing “Fate.”)
If “Fate” is to decide, Card Seven is flipped face up. Whichever way the top of the card is pointing, is the side that should be read.
If “Fate” is taken into the hands of the querent, Card Seven is taken off the table while remaining face down, so no one gets to see what it is.
After the decision is made, the side that is not chosen is taken off the table, face down, and put back into the deck. No one is to see these cards. The side that is chosen, is then flipped face up.
Please let me know if you use this spread. And always credit.
Daily Spreads contest winner!
These are the entries that have been submitted to the dailyspreads Spreadcrating Contest so far. If you don’t see your post here, then that means I haven’t gotten your spread, so contact me and make sure your post followed the rules about tags/mentions.
- What’s the Catastrophe? by andthefairycourtshallride
- Hermit’s Lantern Spread by ruinofeventide
- Flower Power Spread by childishtarot
- Material Safety Spread by childishtarot
- The Pessimistic Perspective Spread by spiritualbrainstorms
- Adventure Time Spread by thecottagehearth
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Spread by william-the-pantheist
- Directional Spread by shelbywildswitch
- Build a Bridge and Get Over It by shelbywildswitch
- Deity Identification Spread/”Who Are You?” by shelbywildswitch
- Which Is Right For Me? by shelbywildswitch
- Change Direction Spread by queenofchalices
- The Journeyer & The Journey Spread by lacartetreizieme
- A Simple Three Deck Spread by thefreaksfreak
- Prime Directives Spread by lacartetreizieme
- The Jackass Spread by lacartetreizieme
- The Little Match Girl Spread by lacartetreizieme
- The Past or Future Spread by shelbywildswitch
- Listening To Your Dreams by innerselfnotes
- Grandma’s Apple Pie Spread by lacartetreizieme
And special mention goes to maybelenormand, who is ineligible due to not living in the USA, but still shared the Loser Spread with us anyway! The contest is over in less than two hours, so if you’re not in now then you’d better hurry!
Some AMAZING spreads here - go check them out!
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Grandma’s Apple Pie Spread came about from my being woken at 3am by a voice saying “Grandma’s ap-ple pie…”, all dirty-like and laden with innuendo. I guess I channel Joey from friends in my sleep? So this happened.
It started as something of a joke, but then evolved – surprisingly – into a fairly serious spread. It’s tailored to food, but can easily be applied to other situations where the voice of reason sits helpless and gagged in a corner while you cry tears through a powdered sugar moustache (metaphorical or not).
You begin by choosing 8 cards, much like the 8 slices a pie is often divided into. Arrange these, face up, in a circle. Now toss 4 of them. Any four; it’s up to you, because who are we kidding: you’re going to land up eating 1/4 wedge pieces – if not the whole damn thing – anyway.
Then you get to eatin’! Or reading. (Please don’t eat your cards, though they may be a good source of fibre.) Let the first four cards digest for a while, then brace yourself to take a look at what you missed out on in your urgency to omnomnom ALL THE THINGS ALL AT ONCE.
How’s that taste? Little bitter on the tongue? Yeeeah. Luckily we have a cure for that! Turn the rest of the deck over and read the card at the bottom (the “shadow” card) to find a solution to your gluttony.
(OMG THIS was linked in the sidebar when I posted this entry! Oh, dashomancy you sassy thing. I guess we all love pie ^_^)
I’m working on a Little Match Girl Spread too! I like yours better than what I’ve come up with so far though, hahaHa ha! I love love LOVE using fairy tales, myths etc. for spread inspiration! The spreads practically write themselves (sometimes it takes a little gentle persuasion. You know what I mean…)
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For anyone unfamiliar with the story, “The Little Match Girl” is the heart-warming tale of an abused child who freezes to death on the streets of Denmark. On New Year’s Eve. Heart-warming.
It’s always struck me as a nasty, insidious, moralistic piece that endorses martyrdom.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes compares the little match girl’s selling her matches for a pittance and using up the remainder to experience brief visions (illusions) of warmth, to the way we give away our inner flame – devaluing it – and use up what’s left on “some days” and “imagine ifs”, rather than actually lighting a damn fire to get warm and stay alive!
Use the Little Match Girl Spread to show where the querent is giving away their “spark” and where they are slowly wasting their energy. Look at the illusions they rely on to keep them warm in an imitation of life, and finally examine the advice given on how to use their flame to light a raging fire that will truly keep them alive through even the darkest, coldest night.
Don’t be afraid to burn bright - there is nothing noble about fading away!
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The Jackass Spread was the most popular spread I ever posted on my old (closed, wordpress) tarot blog. Go figure.
The spread is pretty self-explanatory; laid out in the shape of a question mark to represent the ??? going on in the querent’s life (start the reading at the bottom card and work your way around to the tip of the curve). Very often we are completely aware of what’s going on - and exactly how we got there - even if we don’t want to admit it to ourselves; sometimes we are just that GD clueless, hence the tone of the spread ;)
What started out as a not-too-serious spread actually delivered great results. For maximum schooling, I suggest reading with an especially caustic deck (the Thoth will be more than happy to advise you that you know nothing).
Just be sure to
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DEAD OR ALIVE, YOU ARE COMING WITH ME (if loving robocop is wrong i don’t want to be right)
Once upon a time I started writing a book of pop culture spreads, until I realised the horrible implications copyright and registered trademarks would have on it ever, e v e r seeing the light of day. So much for that. The Robocop: Prime Directives Spread is a piece of that abandoned project, and is a loosely-defined spread for examining the querent’s core motivations, whether this pertains to !LIFE! in the greater sense of the word, or a specific undertaking.
The First Directive is the factor that ultimately decides how the querent proceeds. The Second and Third Directives are off-shoots of the First, lending support and influence as to how it is exercised. It is important to examine how these three cards interact with each other, remembering that card#2 is subject to card#1, and card#3 is subject to both card#2 and card#1.
E.g. card#1 - 4 of Wands: primary motivation of seeking joyful stability and harmony in life
card#2 - 2 of Wands: achieve the above by looking outside of self for opportunities and making decisive plans for the future
card#3 - The Hermit: this card could initially seem counter-intuitive to the first two, as the Hermit is seen as someone who retreats from the world and relies primarily on inner guidance. However, the Hermit also emerges from their cave once they have found their internal level, with the strength and wisdom required to be in the world more fully. This indicates work that has been done in the past, forming a solid base for the first two directives to be put into action.
The Fourth - CLASSIFIED - Directive remains hidden until it becomes necessary. In “RoboCop”, this directive acts as a “kill switch”, rendering Murphy unable to function. Card#4 then points to the inner self-destructive urge that we all (we do, all, right? RIGHT??) struggle with. It pops up at the most inconvenient time, just when we think we’ve got everything lined up and figured out and acts as the barrier preventing us from moving forward.
It is helpful to know what this “kill switch” is so that it can be recognized when it interferes and be dealt with accordingly. Again, examine how this card interacts and counteracts the first three. Depending on the card that is drawn for this position, you might want to pull additional cards for ideas as to how to overcome (or not even activate) it.
Bonus: Honest Trailers does Robocop
I’D BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!