meaning of tarot cards

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : What is the difference between a Book of Shadows and a Book of Mirrors?

Since the beginning of this previous summer, I’ve been striving to become a Wiccan. I’m not one officially yet. I hope to fully dedicate myself after doing enough research. I’ve been reading books, I’ve been going online, talking to people, and so on. I started my own Book of Shadows and have been keeping it close by for a while.

In my high school, I’ve met someone with a similar interest. I won’t give out his given name, but his taken name is “Amethyst Crone.” He told me that he had a Book of Mirrors. My research tells me that while a Book of Shadows is meant to keep spells and information, a Book of Mirrors is more like a diary. A journal meant to record one’s experiences and point of view.

One thing that I keep running into with my Metaphysical studies is how imprecise everything is, hence all of the bad blood my stupid and impractical questions here on Yahoo! Answers is causing. Yes, I know Wicca is an evolving religion and that people have different ways of practicing it and so on, just to let you know. It took me months to figure out my Tarot cards.

What I’m getting at is; is what I’m saying about the Books correct or incorrect?

Answer by Archer2000
As you said, you are involved in something that is evolving. There won’t be any solid, actual guidelines that fit everything that you know or want to know about your studies.

Decide what is right for you and how you want to define things. Practice what you know and accept that others may use different words to mean things that you say with your own words.

All religions are personal, no matter how many years they have existed.

Answer by Mackenzie
Traditionally, a Book of Shadows was your spiritual journal & record keeping system. You copied your info from your coven, you put your own beliefs, rituals, experiences, etc… obviously anything you feel is pertinent to your spiritual journey.

Only later did the concept of it being a “spell book” come about, but that was certainly never its intended use. A lot of Wiccans never use the BOS for this purpose, however, as Wicca is not about spells and not all Wiccans practice Witchcraft.

Book of Mirrors is not a traditional tool in Wicca… which means if anyone chooses to use one, they give it whatever meaning they want.

Tarot cards, for the record are also not from, required or even integral to Wicca. Originally they were a Christian system. Like many things, they’re certainly not prohibited in Wicca, but people confusing learning tarot, herbalism, crystals, astrology, etc. with learning Wicca– that’s just not the case. Just because they’re not banned doesn’t mean learning it is actually going to teach you anything specifically about Wicca.

For further info, try and check out the articles, as well as the recommended reading list. It’s one of the best sources out there on the internet.

Answer by Aandeg-Maiingan
A Book of Shadows is a journal-ish type book where you record what you do within a Wiccan construct (i.e. rituals you have performed and the outcomes, etc). It also holds information you may need in regards to your religion/path

A book of mirrors is book of personal reflection…detailing your journey…worries, fears, joys, etc. Not really a Wiccan book (like the BoS), but can be used if you wish.

Answer by philosophyangel
“Book of Shadows” was a term the Gerald Gardner thought was a cool name for a spell book/journal. He came upon it in some Indian novel or something that he had read. The term does not have a history or tradition beyond the one fabricated by Gardner. Spell books, however, were commonly kept by medieval and Modern Era (17-19th century) practitioners of folk magic and healing (“cunning folk” , magos, streghoni etc. They generally did not call themselves “wtiches” and the term Wicca, from the word wicche, had not yet been invented). The spell books were passed down to their apprentices (usually 1 or 2 other people). From this comes the concept of the Book of Shadows. I have not heard the term Book of Mirrors but I am guessing that it is just another term for the same thing– a magical diary.

The cnbeyer link that something already gave you is one of the best places to find real information about Wicca. Too much info out there is based on made up and misinformation that keeps getting copied and pasted and regurgitated as fact and tradition and it is not.

Answer by Robert
A Book of Shadows is used by White Wicccans. A Book of Mirrors is the book used by Black Wicccans- it contains black magic spells and curses.

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : How do I read tarot cards?

How do you read tarot cards? I have a deck but I’m not sure how to read it.

Answer by High Priestess of the RisenClock
welp…you could always play poker w/them 🙂

Answer by Birdman
Put them on the stove, and they’ll show you signs when you put them on fire.

Answer by Susie Golightly
There are various sites you can go to with meaning of each card. What you can also do is ask someone who is very good at reading them in a more in depth way.

Answer by Hyacinth
Years ago my older sister got a deck of tarot cards and we thought it was just for play. But soon after she began to try to read a fortune some very strange things started to happen.
She was reading them one night and she saw in them that she would be divorced. She was a year later, and she came home her husband was in bed with another woman. It was devastating.
She also had two bouts with cancer. She did not die from that. We also played with a Ouija board because at the time of all this we did not know it was wrong. we were Episcopalians and they do not know about the devil and such.
Well when you play with the Ouija board you take demons on and your life is worse then it was before. I also went twice to see a fortune teller. The things they told me were horrible. I was so scared. And the things did come true. It took me years to get free from the curses that came on me from dabbling in the occult.
My brother and a man I was friends with and another guy I knew that was a friend too, died within 3 weeks a part from each other. it freaked me out.

Not till about 20 years later did I finally get free. I was born again, and spirit filled and was going to a Charismatic church we were all in a circle and the Pastor said someone here thinks they are cursed. It was me. They never touched me but they all gathered around and they prayed in tongues over me and the demons left me. I fell to the floor as my knees went limp from the anointing of God.
I learned never to dabble in the occult again. I repented of it and I was delivered of other things that got on me from those times I was so dumb and foolish.

I hope this helps others to beware of the occult.

Answer by jd spoonworthy
Pick a card, any card. Now look at it, make up a meaning, and off you go.

Answer by grelics
Did the deck come with an instruction booklet? It usually does, but if not you can go to

Aeclectic has card meanings, and learn tarot has both meanings and layouts you can use.

For starters you can use a simple 3-card past, present, future spread. Ask your question, look at the images and see if you can intuit what they mean to you.

Answer by iceman
throw them away or better yet, burn them. they are no good to you and are a form of divination, something God detests!!!!

Answer by Nut_Sac
I bet 250 and raise you 100.

“In hand 2 emperor, 3 high priestess,”

“shows hand” a full house

what do you have?

Answer by mi_eclisia
Its a good thing you can’t read them ,cause the first card you pick up says..”Bad fortune to the one that picks up this card”

Answer by Rev. Lynn D.
First, don’t pay any attention to all of these people with the demon horror stories and tales of sickness and death from using Tarot cards.

I have been reading for 18 years and have had a great life and helped others in the process.

There are many books on the subject. I had private lessons from a psychic but I still bought several different books and each book will give you a different slants on the card meanings.

Personally, I recommend taking a class at a New Age Bookstore. It is hands on and gives you the opportunity to learn and practice with other students. The classes are usually very reasonably priced,

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : is there a way to make tarot cards from regular index cards?

i was wondering if there is a way to make tarot cards from index card…and is there a way to read them and know what each means

Answer by ttpawpaw
You can’t start with the total lack of knowledge and hope to be successful. It would be much better to buy a new deck along with basic instructiions.pp

Answer by Kenneth Duffy : ♥Breaker lol
google the card images, and recreate them on the index cards

then google the instructions

Source : YoutubeWatch this video on meaning of tarot cards

Multiple levels of meaning from tarot card counting

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