Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Do you think devising my own Tarot cards would be useless?

I am thinking of making my own tarot cards with the major arcana, but I was curious whether the cards should be exactly like that (the names, the number, the meanings) or could I come up with my own cards and meanings? Of course, the predictions as always would be subjective, but well, fate or luck, I would draw some card each time.
Get off you science nerd-o’s lol

Answer by Sal
I think they will work just as well as store bought Tarot cards – useless.

Answer by whatever!
Yes I do.

Answer by Val
It would take a long time. There are many tarot decks out there already, are you sure you need to do that. I like the International Icon deck as the imagery actually relates to the meaning of the card, but I normally use psycards and totally rely on my psychic abilities.

Practicing Shaman… quantum physics rocks.

Answer by Gibbie
they would work better because you made them to fit your personal vibration

Answer by Shai Hulud
Might as well just use a deck of regular playing cards. There is no such thing as magic.

Answer by Joe R
Not a problem with making your own tarot cards. You’ll read into them what you’ll read into them anyway.

Answer by Shiori_hime
Well, it’s worth a try isn’t it? I suspect a self-made deck would be useless to someone other than yourself just because it would be completely filled with symbolism that has meaning for you. However, assuming you know a lot about tarot and use that knowledge to make your deck, I think it would work at least as well for you as any other deck.

Answer by Lori G
I think if you deviated too much from the standard Tarot meanings, names etc then it wouldn’t strictly be a Tarot deck – maybe an Oracle or divination deck.
I do recall seeing such a deck once and it looked quite impressive and I should think it would be very successful for you. Good luck.

Answer by starcherub
Do what you want to do with them. They are your cards after all. Then you can devise your own prediction and meanings as well. It is a test of your wisdom insight and intelligence. Doing it this way would be more of an Oracle card deck than Tarot. You might come out with something fantastic, so don’t wimp out before you start.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : What are tarot cards? I don’t understand them?

iv heard about tarot cards, but i really dont understand all the confusing stuff, im i just need basic blunt answers to:

What are they?
How do they work?
what do they do?
where did they come from?
how do you use them?
are they dangerous?

Thanks for your help!

Answer by Vin
To work they have to seasoned first!

Dip each one in an oil like vegetable or peanut…

Spread them equally spaced on a baking pan…

Put the pan on the middle shelf of your oven and set the temperature @ 450 degrees…

Bake for one hour while meditating on The Wizard of OZ..

Remove from oven and deal according to instruction on the box…

Everything will be revealed to you!!!!!!

Answer by Skeptic
They are VERY dangerous! You could get a PAPER CUT! For the other ?s, get a guide on how to read them. I’ve read one, but I never paid that much attention. It’s a parlor game.

Answer by 1atn3h
did you mean ‘Carrot Cards’?

no. i don’t know what they are. but they are stupid.

Answer by Brigid
What are they? They are cards used for divination, fortune telling

How do they work? Pretty basic. The asked shuffles the cards and it takes their energy into giving the most possible answers

what do they do? Tell the future, not extactly, mind you, more like “given what all other cards have said, this is the likely outcome.”

where did they come from? the exact origin is unknown, it is assumed they originated in Italy in the 14th century

how do you use them? Most decks have instructions. Basically, the asker shuffles, then asks a question, you flip each card and tell them what the picture means.

are they dangerous? No.

Answer by philebus
Our playing cards are thought to have their earliest origins in Chinese money games. These early games employed suit signs which included such things as Coins and Stacks of Coins.

Playing cards first arrived in Europe in the 14th century via trade with the Islamic Malmuks of North Africa. These early cards were divided into four suits of Cups, Coins, Scimitars, and Polo Sticks. Each of these suits had 10 pip cards and three court cards being a King and two soldiers.

When these arrived in Europe, people there did not yet play the game of Polo, so the sticks lost their paddles and become Batons. The court cards pictured a King, a Rider, and a Footman. These are now known as the Latin pattern and is still used for regular card games in Italy.

Tarot is first seen in Italy in the mid 15th century. They introduce Queens and a fifth suit of picture cards. These extra cards take their theme from a simple Christian allegory or triumph procession.

Some tend to doubt the Christian origin of them, two cards in particular: The Female Pope and The Hanged Man. But too often people are trying to interpret images in the context of the world they live in now, rather than of the time and place where the images were created. In Renaissance Italy, The Female Pope was an established figure in Christian art of the time, used to symbolise such things as The New Covenant, The Virtue of Faith, and the body of the Church itself. The Hanged Man on the other hand, was originally named The Traitor as this is how Italy used to execute its traitors, hung by one foot and left to die publicly and slowly. The falling money or money bags often pictured also have an explanation. There was the practice of producing what were called Shame Pictures. If a trust was betrayed, then the wronged party would employ an artist to draw the betrayer’s likeness hung as a traitor – this image was then publicly displayed to shame them. The most popular subjects for these were bad debtors, hence they were shown with falling money or money bags.

For 350 years, the only recorded use of tarot cards was for playing card games that are still played throughout much of Europe today. It was not until the end of the 18th century that a Parisian occultist published an account of them having a mysterious origin in Ancient Egypt. His publication also presented an account of how to use the cards to divine the future. While his account of tarot’s history has long been discredited by historians, it, and the divination, captured the public imagination of the time and throughout the 19th century a number of French occultists developed their own theories. However, for about 100 years these ideas were restricted to France and it was not until the end of the 19th century, when British occultists began to import the cards and translate the French texts, that they spread.

If you are to play the games, then they are used for a family of what are called point-trick games. This means that like whist, bridge, and spades, cards are won in tricks – however, unlike them, different cards carry different point values, so that it is not the number of cards captured that will win you the game but the number of card points they carry.

You can find more information about the games here:
http://www.pagat.com
http://www.tarocchino.com

Whether or not divination works is a matter for you to decide yourself. However the procedure is usually something like this: Each card has assigned to it a number of different possible meanings. These cards are shuffled and a selection drawn from the pack and placed face up in a pattern commonly called a spread. Each position in a spread has assigned to it a particular aspect of the question, such as past influences, people you know, etc. The diviner then uses the card meanings and their position in the spread to build a narrative answer to the question at hand. People using the cards this way are not always attempting to divine the future, many use them to meditate on their lives, sometimes to suggest new lines of thought they hadn’t considered, and I’ve even heard of authors using them to assist in creating plots!

Personally, I just use them to play the games, which include some of the most sophisticated and strategically challenging card games ever devised – not to mention some of the most fun!

Can tarot be dangerous? While not essentially occult objects, many modern packs are redesigned to reflect different beliefs. These can offend some people and they may think that such things invite evil influences – I don’t share those beliefs but you must make up your own mind. I’m not sure that pursuing knowledge of the future is a very healthy way of life. Meditation? I can’t see any harm in it – it works for you, then that’s cool. I don’t gamble but gambling at cards has a long history of harm, so make do with playing for points and the problem is averted.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Would anyone be willing to give me a horoscope description based on my signs?

Sun: Taurus
Moon: Virgo
Rising: Taurus
Chinese Zodiac: Earth Snake

Heck, even a tarot card reading would be nice 🙂

Answer by SaggiMC
Why not go to astro and get your free chart, then use their interactive model to get an explanation, then go to cafeastrology and do the same, but do *not* use their charts as they inferior. Then read about my background from my homepage by clicking on my avatar here.

“Sun in Taurus, Moon in Virgo
The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces charm, poise, balance and a good deal of common sense. Unless the Sun or the Moon has some difficult aspects to contend with, you will glide through life with few problems, because of the pragmatic and stable physical characteristics of Taurus blended with the cool intellect of Virgo. You have much to offer the world, but someone may have to spur you into action. Once the inertia of getting started is overcome, you can throw yourself into work with the greatest energy if you so desire. You may be prone to complain about the way life is treating you, but without some of these minor irritations, you would coast along and let someone else shoulder the responsibility. A little adversity is good for you and wakes you up so that you can become very conscientious on the job. You have an innate ability, if left to your own devices, of slipping by with the expenditure of very little energy; living by your wits and your practical nature. When you apply yourself, results can be amazing. A natural student, your mind is quick and retentive. You love to read, and you can grasp and retain material that other may often overlook. Though you are stubborn and don’t like to be told what to do, you are inclined to end up in a subordinate role simply because you aren’t very aggressive at grabbing the reins of control and responsibility. You have charisma and magnetism combined with the ability to see people for what they are. These characteristics are what makes life easy for you and allows you to become very much the opportunist who takes advantage of charm, common sense and innate abilities to produce a comfortable lifestyle.”
http://www.astrology-numerology.com/sun-moon2.html#Virgo

http://www.cafeastrology.com/zodiactaurus.html
scroll to bottom and read Taurus Asc

Is your sun stuck in 12th house or first house?

This slide shows the meanings of the planets


this slide shows the house meanings, natural house rulers and notice the compass points are reversed? this is not a mistake

You have to accept we are ALL multifaceted human beings and what astrology does is break things down, compartmentalises things into smaller chunks for you to digest. These chunks are called mathematical aspects these 10 planets make to each other. This is the *meat and bones* of astrology. Just remember planets are modified by signs, where they express are houses and how they express are *aspects* Planets to not act alone as if stranded on a desolate island, they interact and express as modified energies. For me astrology is a form of psychology, a way to help you understand you, your motivations and ways of thinking/feeling In future please consider posting a chart rather than just little bits and pieces of it

Whilst the whole chart needs to be taken into consideration, if this is the level you can manage or understand now, that’s ok. Just keep asking questions and that way the ‘whole’ chart will someday make much more sense. Everyone has to start somewhere and I applaud and encourage you for taking those baby steps.

Research all your natal aspects here
http://www.cafeastrology.com/natal/planetsaspectsastrology.html

Also be aware of different house systems, I use Equal house one of the oldest and most reliable, easily changed in Extended chart selection. So if you use the default on astro.com it will be placidus. Also be aware that, if ANY planets are within 5′ of a house cusp, it should be interpreted in next house along going anti clockwise

Source : YoutubeWatch this video on tarot card meanings

Tarot Meaning & Message – 9 of Swords

Written by LavinaLotus

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