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Subject: Tarot, Anyone?
Date Posted: 5/6/2008 8:20 PM ET
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I've loved the tarot since I discovered my first deck in probably 1993--15 years ago.  Of course it was a conventional Rider-Waite deck.  Over the years I have become a perceptible reader, so much so that I've stopped reading altogether because I have literally been begged to read cards.  I still get calls every few months--but I just don't enjoy reading anymore.

BUT I love collecting different decks.  So many decks are works of art!  I estimate I probably have 30 decks of all types.

I eventually plan on creating my own deck--maybe not a complete deck, but at least the 22 Major Arcana.

Anyone else love tarot cards?

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 8:57 PM ET
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I do!  I don't have a very big collection at all..but I have been looking at a unicorn deck that I really like..I think it would be really neat for you to create your own deck!

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 9:14 PM ET
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I love tarot cards!! I used to collect them. I'm trying to remember what decks i have. ( i moved and i have some stuff stored at my dad's in a different state). I know one was a russian deck. but that was my least favorite as far as using them. I just never got any vibes from that deck.

I know what you mean Tammy. I don't read for other people hardly ever anymore, because once people find out your good at reading cards, or psychic they all come asking and it gets to be more of a burden.

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 11:05 PM ET
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I like it as art and culture and have had mine read for fun but I don't believe in it any more than I believe in the things I read in my fortune cookies.

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 11:20 PM ET
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I like the look of them but have never used them.   I remember the first time I ever saw a deck was on the old television show Dark Shadows.  Sometime I would like to use them with someone who knows how, even though I don't believe that you can tell your future through the cards.

 

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Date Posted: 5/7/2008 12:55 AM ET
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Tarot cards aren't for predicting the future, they are for guidance in difficult situations--or that is how I've always used them.  They make a situation clearer;  easier to understand.  No one can accurately predict the future, regardless of what claims they've made.  They can make educated guesses, but not predict.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 5/7/2008 1:42 AM ET
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I love them, as you know ;) and used to be pretty good at reading though I haven't in years.  My brother is scary-good, and I love to have him read me.

I also like them for the artwork.  So many different decks, and such beautiful illustrations available.

I also used to read Runes which is really a lost art.  I think I traded my Rune books and Runes long ago though.

 

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Date Posted: 5/7/2008 4:51 AM ET
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Oh I still have 2 sets of Futhark runes, both handcrafted from stone.  I haven't read them in ages.  I also like to toss the I-Ching coins.  I'm just a jill of all crap--Celtic, Norse, Egyptian, Eastern tradition. 

I got a book about I-Ching here on PBS that was supposed to be progressive--it was filled with so many basic eras I couldn't believe it was ever published. 

LG, I LOVE the Post Modern tarot deck you sent me.  I'll always cherish it.

I've thought about framing some of my tarot--but I'd have to make color copies then frame it because I wouldn't want to have the cards sun-bleached.

I picked up a box set of African Shoke Cards that are beyond belief.  I also have a set based on Leonardo Da Vinci's work--beautiful!

 

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 7:51 AM ET
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My wife started reading them when she was in high school, to help her as a shy person at parties and such. The more she got into it, the better she became, but she stopped after a few years when her accuracy started to scare her. For someone who thinks of herself as a scientist, she's quite intuitive. She talks about picking it back up again now that she's older and not much scares her any more, but I haven't seen her do it. She still has her original deck which I think is the Rider variety.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 5/7/2008 1:44 PM ET
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Tammy those all sound so cool. :)

Lester, I'd love to meet your DW.  She sounds so interesting.

Date Posted: 5/7/2008 8:43 PM ET
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My aunt reads them really well, and I read them for awhile.  I would love to do it again, just for myself.  If nothing else, it helps me think about the things going on in my life.  Tammy, I think you should make your deck. 

Date Posted: 5/11/2008 10:11 AM ET
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I've been reading tarot cards for years, and I have a bunch of different decks. I've been told I'm pretty good at it.

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Date Posted: 5/12/2008 12:29 AM ET
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Ok, Zoe, I'm ready for a reading.  Go for it ;0)