Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : In a Tarot deck of 78 cards, what are the odds of pulling the same card twice in a row?

Mathematically, it’s 1:78 to pull a specific card. But what are the odds of pulling the SAME card twice in a row?

Answer by Dr D
(1/78)^2 = 1 : 6084
= 0.0164 %

Answer by Jake B
it depends if u put the card back in the deck or not

Answer by Kenshin
What Dr D said.

Answer by McFate
1/78. Assuming you don’t mean a specific card (like “the Death card”) twice. If you do mean a specific up-front specified card twice, the answer would be (1/78)^2.

But for just ANY card twice in a row, it’s the same as one specific card. The first draw can be any card at all (probability: 78/78 = 1/1), then the second draw must match the original card (probability: 1/78).

1/1 * 1/78 = 1/78.

Of course, this assumes you draw “with replacement” (putting back the card after you draw it). Otherwise the probability is 0.

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Answer by herman m
one in 78 . both times.

Answer by Matthew
about 1 in 39

Answer by Wisdom Cube
It’s 1 in 78. It works that way because you didn’t specify which card. If you draw a card, all that needs to happen for your condition to be met is for that same card to be drawn again. It would be 1 in 6084 if you had a specific card in mind that you wanted drawn twice in a row.

Answer by 20 year old kid
It’s still 1/78 because no matter what card you pull first, your odds of pulling the same one again are still 1/78. Now if you are thinking of a card to pull twice BEFORE your first pull, then the odds are 1/6084

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Answer by megcorinne
I think its 1/78 times 1/78 =0.000164366
… (the probability of getting that card the first time, then the probability of getting that card the second time, after replacing it.) I am not sure though…I took stats a long time ago. What do other people think?

Actually never mind, looking at other peoples answers, its just 1/78 (what i said above only applies if u specified what card u were pulling)

Answer by 006

You can pull any card the first time.

Answer by Bill A
You are correct that the pulling any particular card on the first draw is 1/78. If you replace the card and randomly draw again, the chance of getting a particular card on the second draw is also 1/78. To get the joint probability of picking the SAME card in two successive draws you multiply 1/78 x 1/78. The resulting probability is 0.000164. To put this in perspective, if you drew two cards in this way 100,000,000 times, you would draw the same card twice in a row about 164 times!

Answer by mathjoe
The probability of pulling any one card is 1 / 78.

Replace the drawn cardback into the deck and shuffle.

The probability of pulling the same card as from the first pull is 1 / 78.

Since the pulls are independent events, we can multiply the probabilities of the seperate pulls to calculate the probability of pulling the same card twice with replacement.

P(pulling same card twice with replacement)
= (1/ 78)(1 / 78)
= 1 / 6084

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : is Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Tarot the best book to start with?

Hey I’m just starting to learn how to read tarot cards and understand them. I found this book on a website “Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Tarot” and it got really good reviews on tarots, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a better book to start with.

Answer by Matt Sullivan
I would suggest the one you mentioned. It is really good for the basic foundation of knowledge we al need to then elaborate on. Later, I would suggest buying more advanced books.
But Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Tarot is DEFINITELY a good start!

My only concern, if your brain is as fast-working as mine, you may ‘mentally outgrow’ it soon, meaning it will be too simple. but then, just buy a new book!

PS: I love how you are taking up tarot! All the best


Answer by LC
A much better choice is Paul Foster Case’ classic,
The Tarot:A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages
Also ‘google’ paul foster case the tarot and look at those results there are downloadable decks.
Get the Builders of the Adytum (B.O.T.A.)Deck along with the the book mentioned above.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Is the Hanged man (Tarot) a positive or a negative card?

I’ve read a lot about this card and I have been reading tarot cards for almost 11 years now and this card is the hardest to interpret. To me, it has a negative significance and should be more feared than Sword 10 or “The Tower”… But some books describe it as positive: “out of self sacrifice comes enlightenment”.. something like that…

How do you interpret this card: in relationship or love Questions? In profession / career questions?

What is your opinion about this card ?

Answer by Eris’s Gift
Like most cards, it has a positive side and a negative. If you are using reversals, it can denote the inability to decide between multiple choices, or an unwillingness to take control of a situation to further it.
Generally, I consider it a positive card because it basically means that you’re open to anything that the world throws at you. This card implies that you have faith in the process and that you are exactly where you need to be at this time.

*That is truly the most boring troll we’ve ever had here…

Answer by Kristy
I’ve never seen it as a negative. To me, it hearkens back to the story of Odin hanging on the World Tree for nine days to gain wisdom. It’s self-sacrifice, it’s surrender, and it’s also patience – knowing that enlightenment will come in time.

When I see the Hanged Man in my spreads, to me it indicates that this is not a time to act rashly. It’s a time to accept the position you’re in, even if it’s an uncomfortable one to you – maybe even step back and let another person “win.” Take some time off from striving to succeed, and instead contemplate the situation. Metaphorically speaking, hang from a tree for nine days and see what wisdom it brings you!

…also, wth was with the “TD” guy?? Seriously, that was dumb.

Answer by Scarlet MacBlu
There is no single card in the deck that is “positive” or “negative” outside of the context of a specific reading. Even the 10 of Swords and Tower are not negative… they merely represent conditions within reality… anxiety isn’t always a negative thing as it can help us plan for the future and tragic pride isn’t always bad because from tragedy we can grow.

The Hanged Man can mean stagnation, pause, waiting. It can mean a rite of passage, enlightenment and peace. It can mean sacrifice, discomfort and feeling trapped. It can mean gaining a new perspective or looking at things from a new angle (he’s usually up-side-down, isn’t he?).

One way to get a good idea about a card that is bothering you or that you are having difficulty with is to “walk in” to the card. Sit with the card, stare at it, memorize its appearance. Then, close your eyes and start a meditation (whatever method you prefer)… once you reach a good calm meditative state, visualize yourself standing in front of a life-sized version of the card, then step through the frame and into the scene. Walk up to the character in the card and ask him questions… ask him yourself if he’s positive or negative. Ask him yourself what he means. Start a conversation with him. Let him tell you his story on a one-on-one basis in his own words. Journal about what you observe and discover.
Forget the books written by “experts” because these are YOUR cards and YOUR interpretations of them. Doing this may also show you not just what the card means, but may show you WHY this particular card is giving you difficulty. Something about it may speak to a deep part of your psyche that needs healing… it bothers you because you have a particular problem with something that the card indicates. For instance, I had a breif period where I disliked this card and after some journaling and self-exploration, I realized his message of sacrifice bothered me because I had an issue with selfishness and needed to work through my own bitterness towards thigns that had happened in my past. You might have a similar issue or your issue might be completely different. Cards dont’ have singular meanings… they’re interpretive tools and have layers upon layers of complex meanings.

Answer by Pam Richards
Hello BB

As others have said it is neither positive or negative, like all of the cards it can be both.

It is a wise card, it shows independence. Being able to stand away from the crowd, to see things from a new perspective. As well as the usual delays etc.


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