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January 25 2017

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chevko:

luna-de-flores:

Hey! I have to tell you all about this amazing app I came across today while looking through tarot creators’ accounts.

This app is called Labyrinthos Academy, from the creator of the Golden Thread tarot and Luminous Spirit Deck! It’s a matching activity app that teaches you the meanings of the 78 tarot cards, both right side up and reversed.

It’s completely free and the only commitment to the app is making an account in order to use it. From there, you choose whether you’re a witch, a wizard, or a mage (I’m assuming it’s female/male/non-binary), and you learn the meanings using a digital version of the Golden Thread tarot deck. Every time you pass a lesson, you get somewhere between 3-5 cards that you can study! As you complete more lessons, your little character levels up and gains some cute new attire.

I’ve been trying to learn tarot for such a long time, but everything was too messy and complicated for me. Labyrinthos Academy has been, by far, the easiest way for me to learn! The cards have an easy-to-read font and the illustrations match the adjectives so well that it’s easy to make the connection and remember.

It’s available for iOS and Android! And remember–it’s free! I’m in no way affiliated with the app or the tarot cards (nor their creator); I don’t even have a single tarot deck myself! But I wanted to share this so other witches who were struggling like me had a place to learn!

… *Rushes to download.*

October 04 2016

earl-grey-and-the-empress:

shufflethecards:

kojoteundkraehe:

resonance-of-libra:

shufflethecards:

I tend to struggle reading the court cards. The meanings tend to overlap for me and they all just seem to mean the same thing and I know that’s not the case. Does anyone have any advice on reading them?

A few ideas, ranging from silly to soul-searching:

- Find a person in your life (real life, books, celebreties etc) who reminds you of each court card
- Pull a random court card and imagine being on a date with them, what’s it like?
- Or picture a party with all of them, what are they doing?
- Create personal colour/music/smell/flower associations for each card.
- Sit one court across from another with a minor in between and imagine their discourse about that issue.
- Find a Major Arcana that reminds you of each Court card and figure out what is similar, and what is different! (I tend to think of Majors as patron saints of various cards, if that makes sense!)
- Make a chart about what each suit means to you, and what each court level means to you, then use that to see where the overlap is coming from, and to highlight the differences
- pull a court card each day representing what aspect of your personality it would be beneficial to allow to shine. See if you can easily feel that court, or if there is resistance. Where is that resistance coming from?
- where do you imagine each court being most at home? What random skill do you think they carry?
- can you make a backstory for how each court got to where they are?
- Use Google to find out what court is associated with your Zodiac sign. How do you feel about the card you found?

Another option is to look at their elemental associations and consider how that applies to your interpretation of the cards.  As you probably are aware, wands are associated with the element of fire, swords with air, pentacles with earth, and cups with water. The court cards also have elemental associations - pages with air, knights with fire, queens with water, and kings with earth and you can use these combinations to discern the differences between similar cards. So as an example let’s compare some of the knights. 

The knight of swords is “fire of air” .This is a card of action but also one about the possibility of a dangerous loss of control. Fire and air can feed off and complement each other very well.  Without air a spark will never become a lovely bonfire and without fire, air can be cold and chilly. But if they are imbalanced with one another a tiny spark can turn into an explosion, fire can replace the air with smoke and smother out life, or air can blow out a weak fire. So to me, this is a card about the need for a balance between action, emotion, and enthusiasm with thoughtfulness, intellect, and planning.  It is a card of quick, decisive actions that can either result in something very impressive or in utter disaster.  Fire can bring some warmth and emotion to chilly, intellectual air and air and vice versa or they combine together to create a raging inferno. You can see this reflected in the picture - The knight of swords is careening ahead as fast as he can and waving his sword around. If his horse stumbles he could be seriously injured or even killed but his speed and quick reflexes could turn the tide of battle. 

Compare this to the Knight of Pentacles (fire of earth), a much more sedate card. Fire and earth are very different -fire is activating and excitable, earth is steady, reliable, and grounded. In the worst case scenarios earth can completely extinguish fire or fire can destroy earth’s stability causing earthquakes and volcanoes. When they work together in harmony, earth can help contain the destructive elements of fire (think of a firebreak) and fire can change the stagnation of earth. When the earth gets hot the rocks no longer lie there motionless, they melt and move like water. When they are working together well, fire pushes earth out of it’s lethargy and makes it more flexible and adaptive. Fire is an element that prefers to get to the end result as fast as possible via the most direct route but earth can slow fire down and force it to take a more cautious, reasoned approach. So to me this is a card of practicality, planning, and preparing to take action.  It can also be a card that represents conservatism and dull, routine work that pays off well. Again you can see this reflected in the cards artwork - the knight sits on a draft horse surveying a plowed field with a big fat gold coin in his hands. Plowing sucks but you have to do it if you want a harvest later on. It’s a card about how patience and reliability create great rewards in the future and about being responsible. It also warns of the dangers rigidity, hastiness, and inaction. 

This method can be used to interpret  all of the court cards. I personally find it useful to consider the various ways the elements of the card interact in nature and use that to determine the card’s “behavior”. 

@kojoteundkraehe that is immensely helpful. I didn’t know the pages, knights, etc were associated with their own element as well. But combining them like that does help so much. Thank you.

Cool, those elemental combos really help!

I tend to simplify it in my mind as:

Pages = exploration/invitation to the suit

Knights = Extremes of the suit

Queens = Introversion of the suit

Kings = Extraversion/action of the suit


So for example:

The Page of Cups invites you to be open to exploring your emotions and intuition; be curious about yourself

The Knight of Cups is deeply, deeply romantic and emotional…is that always a good thing? How can you temper yourself?

The Queen of Cups is incredibly self-knowledgable, good at self-care, respects what her intuition and emotions are saying

The King of Cups translates feeling into action and is deeply empathetic to others

This is awesome. 

One thing that I’ve learned is really small - 

Pages are messengers. Seeing it as an invitation definitely binds that together for me.

Myself, though, I see Knights as the explorer type because of what they’re generally associated with - quests. I definitely can see Pages being an explorer type because, again, messengers, but it’s a grey area now that I look at it from this point of view.

September 01 2016

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tarotprose:

Anon asked: I’m a new Tarot reader. Any advice?

You don’t need to steal your first deck
or having it gifted by someone else
It is perfectly okay to not use Rider Waite
and purchase a different deck for yourself.

You won’t learn all the cards
in one night.
It is okay to ask your own cards
for advice

There will be mean people who will convince you
that you are reading Tarot wrong
that you “have to” learn every esoteric meaning
behind the cups, swords, pentacles, and wands.

Mean people will try to discourage you
and have you believe
that getting paid for your services
is based purely on greed.

Don’t allow these bullies
to have you question your worth
You have the say so on what tarot reader you’ll be
You’ll learn overtime what does and doesn’t work. 

The relationship with your cards
does not have to be explained.
Take care of yourself and your needs too.
Readings can sometimes leave you feeling drained.

You will learn and grow
make plenty of “mistakes”
Don’t forget that it’s perfectly okay
to put the cards away and take a break.

Don’t forget to have fun
while you learn
Practice, Practice, Practice.
Be your own authority. Read on your own terms.

And if for nothing else
I want you to remember
This is your journey
Enjoy this Tarot adventure.

Post Notes:
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Title: I’m A New Tarot Reader Any Advice?
Copyright:  © Ivan Ambrose 2016
Deck: The Druid Craft Tarot
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April 01 2016

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Hey you. 

This was a mix of feel-and-pull and impulse. Was a bit difficult to do and I’m trying to make it less neutral so it sounds like a general reading - we know what it’s about though. If it makes no sense, please do let me know and I can pull again if necessary - don’t think twice about it if you feel like it’s not right, just let me know.

Feel free to go on anon if you want ♥ 

(Images to come in a bit. Need to get them on my computer. Have a snow day pic for now.)

  • Significator
    • Knight of Wands
    • Right now you’re at a bit of an impulsive approach or stance on things. While that can be a bit helpful, being all gung-ho and all that, impulsiveness can very easily lead to recklessness, risk-taking, and accidentally being a bit too headstrong in your decisions - it can cause you to be bossy or a bully, even if by accident.

      That’s not to say she’s all that bad, however. This Knight is also fiercely loyal to her friends and family and whatever is her creed. The look on her face may appear bored, but she’s in the middle of the desert as things are, so she’s focusing on her point of destination, possibly planning her route or thinking about the arrival. We don’t know where she’s going, but we do know she takes her business seriously - some may think she’s a stick in the mud (well, sand here), but she’s got a job to do and she knows she has to get it done.
  • Cards ½
    • King of Pentacles over Page of Swords
    • One thing I learned about Pages is that they are messengers. They are there to deliver the news, and this news they bring is something about information or problems. The Page could be there to deliver information or he’s there to spread and collect gossip. They like to talk and sometimes with this talk, it’s merely smoke and mirrors, not true blades that they carry.

      Considering the Merchant King, as I like to call him, is here to lend an ear, it’s kind of interesting. This guy is… Hm. While he’s stubborn and stoic, he’s also a bit of stingy, he likes to spend on status objects, in addition to being a hard worker, loyal, kind, and a few other redeeming qualities.

      The one thing he does not like: Negative attention. Make him stand out by embarrassment and he will be none too happy. It’s an almost unforgivable offense. He has worked hard for what he has and he has incredibly little tolerance for grievances.

      The Page must be wary to not upset this balance, but it may be too late in the position that the King has found the Page in. The King is a loving guy, keeps his own close and his nose and debts clean. The Page needs to check his steps here and be cautious.
  • Cards 2/3
    • Death
    • I know everyone freaks out about Death like (high-pitched voice) EW MY GAWD IT’S DEATH SOMEONE’S GUNNA DIEEEE but c’mon. it’s all change. Something has changed. It doesn’t mean it’s for good or bad.

      Change with the above cards, however, doesn’t look like a good thing has happened with our poor Knight. The Page has said something or the Knight has said something and it’s caused this change with the King. And likely he’s not happy with it.

      Death, as it itself is, is an incredibly neutral thing. It is neither bad nor good. For the most part we have to ride it out or see where it takes us before we can make our next step. Without change, we cannot grow, we cannot continue moving.

      To be blunt: This isn’t going to be easy, especially considering the King and the Page.
  • Cards 4/5
    • Ace and Two Wands. Reversed.
    • Normally with the Aces it’s the spark of something. For the Wands, it’s specifically for new energy. Here, we’ve found that there’s… nothing. It’s empty, hollow, and we can feel where it should be, and with this, we also find ourselves with a decision needing to be made with those two sticks. We know something needs to be done, but we can’t find our motivation. 

      Picture the Knight at a crossroads, knowing that one of them leads to an oasis and she badly needs water - she’s suffering from dehydration. She must make a decision, but she’s just tired and worn out and just needs to rest to get her head straight to remember.

      No, that’s a bad example, a bit too extreme (but still one nonetheless, so I leave it). How about this instead:

      The Knight is picking up supplies for the King. Does she go with the figs or the pomegranates? She needs to make a decision but she can’t, especially with it being a sale day. She has to make a choice before she loses the opportunity and both are gone. It doesn’t matter which she picks, but she can’t figure out which would be better.

      She needs to make a decision. If she does not, she has lost her opportunity and may cause offense by not doing so and arriving empty handed.

      A choice needs to be made, and soon. Time is short. It’s worse to be without an answer and cause grievance.

March 27 2016

Never Knew the Clow Cards Had Such a Structured Hierarchy

ironbloodaika:

The 52 Cards are divided into 6 Houses of the Four Elements (Wind, Water, Fire, Earth) and Two Attributes (Light and Dark). And 3 of the 6 Houses are under the stewardship of one of the Two Guardians, Cerberus (Light, Fire, and Earth) and Yue (Dark, Water, and Wind). The Guardians are immune to the effects of Cards under their jurisdiction and can only be effected (or harmed) by those belonging to the second guardian.

Six Houses: The Dark •  The Earthy •  The Firey •  The Light •  The Watery •  The Windy

Cards Under Cerberus - Light, Firey, Earthy

Cards Under the Light: The Big •  The Create •  The Glow •  The Little •  The Return •  The Shadow •  The Sweet

Cards Under The Firey: The Arrow •  The Fight •  The Power •  The Shot •  The Sword •  The Through •  The Thunder •  The Twin

Cards Under the Earthy: The Flower •  The Libra •  The Lock •  The Loop •  The Maze •  The Mirror •  The Sand •  The Shield

Cards Under Yue - Dark, Watery, Windy

Cards Under The Dark: The Change •  The Dream •  The Erase •  The Illusion •  The Silent •  The Sleep •  The Time

Cards Under The Watery: The Bubbles •  The Cloud •  The Freeze •  The Mist •  The Rain •  The Snow •  The Wave •  The Wood

Cards Under The Windy: The Dash •  The Float •  The Fly •  The Jump •  The Move •  The Song •  The Storm •  The Voice

March 25 2016

Signal boost, please?

chevko:

popculturepagan:

clowcardjournaling:

Hi @popculturepagan
@clowcardjournaling is a yearlong sideblog project created to study each of the Clow cards, and it is curated by @makomoonpool

Clow Cards studied as divination tools!

*___* sO COOL!

January 08 2016

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makomoonpool:

“Lapis Lazuli’s Mirror Reflection of The Past” Steven Universe tarot/oracle card spread

January 03 2016

tarotismyreligion:

shelby-melissa:

rexcorax:

hey! I’m new to the tarot community, so reblog this so that I can follow you
if anybody has any tips or advice, then please come and talk to me! I’d be more than grateful

Congrats on your incoming deck! I got my first deck at about your age. :)

Welcome 🌟

*Waves.* Heyyo! :D Welcome to the community! The major advice is to just do. And don’t be afraid to ask for help! It doesn’t hurt to actually go to people, even if it’s just to ask them on Anon for help :3 If they don’t know they may know someone to tag :D

And it’s totally okay to have a dry spell, no need to worry :3 I don’t often touch my cards myself, though I stg this deck prefers it that way so she can stay pretty.

We’re nice, we don’t bite that often, and don’t be afraid to get creative! You can use a lot of things for tarot/oracle! I still would like to get a Netrunner deck just for reading :D And I also have a Madoka Magica playing card deck I want to test out :3

chevrot:

@dandelion-witch

I’ve got your cards pulled, but I’ll have to work on the typing-it-out part after work tomorrow ♥

@dandelion-witch

-_-;; I got distracted after work with a coworker then my mom fried my patience by accident. If I don’t get these four written up tomorrow, I’m going to scrap them and repull for you.

Not to mention the bit I had gotten started was eaten when I restarted Chrome D:

January 02 2016

@dandelion-witch

I’ve got your cards pulled, but I’ll have to work on the typing-it-out part after work tomorrow ♥

@direrabbit
Feedback is always appreciated, of course. It doesn’t seem like this year will be that easy, but if you can knuckle down you will be able to get through it.

Spring brings a lot of change for you it seems. Spring generally brings change and rebirth, but with the Knight of Swords, change will happen pretty quickly. However, this card shows me a woman that’s determined. She’s gung-ho and ready to go. She almost appears to have some reservations or is holding back.

Knights tend to get right into the mess of things quickly, and while this one doesn’t seem to particularly want to do something, she knows she has to and do it quickly as well. With her suit of reds and blacks and her mount and sword, she’s well-defended and ready for anything. She just needs to hold the courage to keep going and not balk when it comes to things. She is rather clever when it comes to fights, she just needs to maintain the strength she has within.

Going into summer, our Lady Knight of Swords passes you to Death. Death is usually a nice card to see, as he brings about transformation and other metamorphosis, but however, he seems to have other plans in the works being upside-down.

He’s decided to turn his head as the sun bears down. Things don’t come to their needed end, they continue, trudging along to the same old tune. Things just… continue. Some would think this isn’t all too bad, but think of a show that was supposed to end but just keeps on trucking out seasons. (You may know the one I’m referring to.)

After a time, Death passes off to coins as fall swings around.

Six Coins ring in the air. A person, this picture making it hard to tell if they’re male or female, and thus very much so androgynous, is speaking with, and giving money to, beggars. They are generosity. Part of them doesn’t seem to care, may even find it somewhat annoying. Six may be working with Death even, in that they are trying to help those that Death had ignored.

Something between summer and fall prompts a period a ignorance, a cold shoulder, something that makes developments halt. Finally fall comes around and with it Six has made the decision to help. They help in the only way they can and that’s by this person giving what they have. There’s also a slight smile hidden in the features here, so there’s something about them that somewhat enjoys this, being able to help.

Summer and fall lead you to important decisions.

Winter, however, things will be rough.

As the cold comes, things change over to harder nights. Nine Swords warn of nights that will be long and things that seem to go bump will make you a little more nervous. This poor woman is warning you of what you may be already aware of. Anxieties, stresses, long nights, dwelling on issues.

However, with this card you are now aware of it so you can make steps for it.

It seems a bit rough, almost daunting, but everyone seems so… gentle and quiet. Almost like whispers guiding you to the right paths.

Keep your head about you and you’ll traverse this year well-armed.

January 01 2016

fuguhui-8:

chevrot:

@fuguhui-8

Feedback is appreciated! I was able to understand most of these, but the last one about killed my brain @__@ I don’t often use this deck because it’s more of an oracle style, but my head kept bugging me to use the Pathfinders deck instead.

For the coming spring, the boar is guiding you. Think of the strength and determination that the wild boar are known for. With spring comes new opportunities, and this creature is here to remind you to not be fearful of any coming changes.

Be cautious however. You know the boar can be rather temperamental. Ignore the creature and you may find yourself on the wrong end of things.

In summer, the boar sends you to the elephant within it’s element. Patience, long memories, and family are all what binds the elephant together. In these three things comes it’s strength, and you’d do well to not forget them. This old friend knows what family means to many people, and the trials that come with it.

The elephant’s memory is long, and family is it’s binding tie. Quietly it will support you regardless of the direction things go under the summer sun. Remember your rock and you will have support.

Autumn and all it’s brisk weather leads you to the walrus and the seals. For some, this is a great time for creativity, and these creatures, living in two different worlds, can definitely lend you their help if you choose to accept it. Seals are known to be playful, but the walrus also does tend to have a slightly more aggressive side to it.

Things might get tense as it gets cooler, but tackle problems as they come by maintaining your cool and thinking outside the box.

Winter leads you to warmth and work with the dingos and dhole. This… is harder for me to read, simply because of my own comprehension level. This season may be either a time for you to shine, or one where you tread carefully as these creatures live in a duality. They can be loyal pets and wild animals, they threaten certain animals with extinction and yet they themselves are in danger of this.

Ultimately, however, these creatures do still enjoy playing and romping just like any other free-spirited dog. Just mind the teeth if things get too… excited.

I think I understand everything, thanks Chev believe it or not reading all this makes me feel better

I’ll make sure to keep on my toes in the winter to see what’s in store, whether it’s good or bad. I really appreciate this

Also a tad bit of irony, my chinese zodiac is actually the boar

Oh wow! That’s really interesting to know! I’d definitely pay attention to your gut and see where it takes you as things start to warm up!

@fuguhui-8

Feedback is appreciated! I was able to understand most of these, but the last one about killed my brain @__@ I don’t often use this deck because it’s more of an oracle style, but my head kept bugging me to use the Pathfinders deck instead.

For the coming spring, the boar is guiding you. Think of the strength and determination that the wild boar are known for. With spring comes new opportunities, and this creature is here to remind you to not be fearful of any coming changes.

Be cautious however. You know the boar can be rather temperamental. Ignore the creature and you may find yourself on the wrong end of things.

In summer, the boar sends you to the elephant within it’s element. Patience, long memories, and family are all what binds the elephant together. In these three things comes it’s strength, and you’d do well to not forget them. This old friend knows what family means to many people, and the trials that come with it.

The elephant’s memory is long, and family is it’s binding tie. Quietly it will support you regardless of the direction things go under the summer sun. Remember your rock and you will have support.

Autumn and all it’s brisk weather leads you to the walrus and the seals. For some, this is a great time for creativity, and these creatures, living in two different worlds, can definitely lend you their help if you choose to accept it. Seals are known to be playful, but the walrus also does tend to have a slightly more aggressive side to it.

Things might get tense as it gets cooler, but tackle problems as they come by maintaining your cool and thinking outside the box.

Winter leads you to warmth and work with the dingos and dhole. This… is harder for me to read, simply because of my own comprehension level. This season may be either a time for you to shine, or one where you tread carefully as these creatures live in a duality. They can be loyal pets and wild animals, they threaten certain animals with extinction and yet they themselves are in danger of this.

Ultimately, however, these creatures do still enjoy playing and romping just like any other free-spirited dog. Just mind the teeth if things get too… excited.

I want to ask my cards what’s in store for this year, but… I’m terrified of what it might say. I’m much more okay with the thought of it now, but still…

Who wants a quick four-card reading?

October 26 2015

I need to figure out where my PMMM playing card deck went off to…

October 08 2015

I'm looking for some tarot blogs to follow

rebellious-wisdom:

coffeeandtarot:

thewitchyrose:

meadow-queen:

lonelytomatoes:

I’m new to tarot and I’m looking for blogs that are active all year! Not just October

Just like this or reblog and I’ll take a look at your blog :)

Heyyyy!

meeeee!

Oh hey there

Heddo

I’m working on being more active outside of #SpreadADay since I have had people give me a go-ahead on using them to practice more, and I do post open slots for people to practice (not that anyone ever claims them -_-;;)

Feedback please? Both of you?

ragabashwitch:

chevrot:

@peaceypanic

Sooo, I meant to do SpreadADay3 Day 6 and I think my deck had a different idea in mind? It sort of translates though?? but not entirely…

I wound up pulling three cards all around family and one having broken relationships.

I drew the Elephant, the Bee, and the Platypus (Rx).

It equates to long memory, close social and familial ties, hard work and dedication, and what should be a symbol of completeness and curiosity is instead broken (or damaged) and uninterested.

The question that the Elephant should cover is what about you that needs to be kept quiet.

The question that the Bee should cover is why do you need to keep it on the DL.

The question that the reversed Platypi should cover is if you should make that aspect of you better known.

… Did my deck just get fucking snarky with me???

@ragabashwitch, do you have any ideas? I know this is a deck you aren’t familiar with, but damn. I think my deck just grew fangs!

I’m not going to fold up the deck yet, since I pulled just straight off the top, but I can pull a fourth card if need be, if the Elephant is supposed to be a signifier instead (I kinda felt like that’s what the Elephant was, but it might have been a knee-jerk reaction to being pulled for such a question as the first one).

Ok, just going off the cuff/gut here. Cause I really don’t know this deck. lol

The elephant needs to be kept quiet. You know, something I always remember about the elephant is how big they are but how easy they are to scare. And how beautiful they are, but how easy they are to take advantage of and keep in bad conditions. Like, this person is strong and that’s the exterior we see. It’s the scared and overworked and mistreated person on the inside that they keep quiet.

The bee… a social creature. One bee tells another where pollen is and they’re all there. Like drama! What if this person keeps that stuff quiet because they know about the rumors that will get started. Like if someone finds out about it, it won’t just be that person who knows but the entire damn hive!

The platypus is such a funny creature…. but it’s like cool in it’s awkwardness. In reverse, I would take that as not being ok with it, which is why it’s hidden under that elephant exterior. Give it’s in reverse, I would say now is not the time to let out the side of you that you keep quiet.

Just my thoughts…. and entirely off of my own associations. Hope this helps @chevrot

It does, thanks! I tend to forget about the tendency for elephants to be on crashy-crashy-boom! side of things through the sense of familial ties I get from them.

To see the cards come out like that one after another was just… whoa.

Thanks again!

@peaceypanic

October 07 2015

Feedback please? Both of you?

@peaceypanic

Sooo, I meant to do SpreadADay3 Day 6 and I think my deck had a different idea in mind? It sort of translates though?? but not entirely…

I wound up pulling three cards all around family and one having broken relationships.

I drew the Elephant, the Bee, and the Platypus (Rx).

It equates to long memory, close social and familial ties, hard work and dedication, and what should be a symbol of completeness and curiosity is instead broken (or damaged) and uninterested.

The question that the Elephant should cover is what about you that needs to be kept quiet.

The question that the Bee should cover is why do you need to keep it on the DL.

The question that the reversed Platypi should cover is if you should make that aspect of you better known.

… Did my deck just get fucking snarky with me???

@ragabashwitch, do you have any ideas? I know this is a deck you aren’t familiar with, but damn. I think my deck just grew fangs!

I’m not going to fold up the deck yet, since I pulled just straight off the top, but I can pull a fourth card if need be, if the Elephant is supposed to be a signifier instead (I kinda felt like that’s what the Elephant was, but it might have been a knee-jerk reaction to being pulled for such a question as the first one).

@aquarium-love

  • What negative feelings am I holding on to?
    • Ferret (Rx)
      • Ferrets are the lovable critters that are wriggly, furry noodles that tackle life as if it were an amazing and adventurous game. The thing to keep in mind with this is that the ferret can go too far. Thankfully, the playful eagerness of the ferret in this card is tempered by the looming presence of a badger.
        Normally the ferret is balanced by the badger, but in reverse the badger finds itself needing to be balanced by the ferret instead.
  • Why am I holding onto these feelings?
    • Gazelle
      • Part of the card talks about survival, but the thing also with this card is that it shows three types of antelope - Thomson’s Gazelle, pronghorn, and an impala. These are all herding creatures and as a prey species, fight or flight ability is incredibly important to them. As an apex predator though, there is little need for you to be concerned with a fight or flight response.

        (Did you know that the pronghorn is native to NA? Specifically the US.)
  • What is the first step in extinguishing my negative feelings?
    • Turtle
      • Patience. Harmony. Practicality. Three words that describe (most) turtles accurately. Wisdom is another very good word. And, as with most turtles (tortoises really), it takes time. Nothing major changes overnight unless there’s a explosion. Take your time with this change, it will come eventually, so don’t berate yourself if it’s not going as quickly as you’d like. When change happens, it will happen. Take time to breathe and learn. Then you’ll be able to attain that.
  • How can I bring positive feelings and experiences into my life?
    • Rodent
      • I. Did not expect that.
        The rodent includes not only the mouse and rat, but also the shrew, capybara, and a creature called the bilby. The mouse advises caution and frugal use whereas the rat encourages social activity and resourcefulness. The shrew can be seen as an annoying creature, but it does also yield a strong determination in what it does. The capybara reminds you to just be… relaxed.
        If you force it to happen, it will either run and hide or it will flat out ignore you. Worst case scenario? It’ll bite, and bite hard. If you just let it happen, then it will happen. 
  • The turtle and the rodent, whichever one you choose to follow, work together here. If you try to force this change, you’ll only grind to a halt. Let things happen as they will, but be aware of helping the change come.

October 06 2015

@perytiion

Soooo… You sent me an Ask about careers and… I’m a lousy pain in the ass who never did anything with it ”””OTL

I tried, but I just couldn’t finish it ;___;

Soooo here y’go. This is with an emphasis on careers.

  • How can I achieve positive progress in life (toward the best career for me)?
    • Queen of Wands (Rx)
      • Ooh-hoo, well, that’s a message.
        What you should not do is take a “my way or the highway” approach to it, be it by your own hand or by another’s. If someone else says you can’t do it, don’t listen to them. Carve your own path. The issue here, though, is that you don’t want to fall into the Queen’s disfavor by those habits. This Lady can definitely be one that a person could slip into easily so that’s one thing you have to keep in mind. By taking this particular mindset, you can definitely find yourself on the unhappy end of things. She tends to either drive away those that could help, or she just fades from their hand, withdrawing into herself and away from the scene. She’s lost her warmth and needs help to see the way she needs to go.
  • What tools do I have at my disposal (to reach this goal)?
    • Page of Cups
      • A messenger of plenty, usually emotion as the Cups are rife with water. The tool that you have at your disposal is creative thinking that can help you get on the right path. The downside to this is that if you’re not careful, you’ll find yourself just daydreaming about it instead of doing. You might also find that you’re a bit too emotional about the issue and that can simply harm your chances. There’s nothing wrong with being a daydreamer or being emotional - just keep it under a watchful eye, especially if you’re studying or you’ll find yourself with slipping grades and exhausted mornings.
  • What step should I take today tomorrow (toward this career)?
    • 3 Cups
      • A little surprising and… uncertain, to me, but you should look at discussing this change with trusted parties. They’ll help you point in the right direction and it never hurts to have another mind (or two) giving you feedback on the subject. It might be difficult to get going, as career changes can be difficult, but you’ll be glad for the insight.

(I would absolutely like some feedback from experienced diviners on at least the last card. I’m… not quite sure if I’m understanding it correctly. I kind of feel like 3 Cups is kinda like the Pinkie Pie and Applejack card, but…)

(pssst @ragabashwitch and @arcanemysteries, do you mind..?)

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