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Tarot. Oblique Strategies. Origin and history[edit] The entire story of Oblique Strategies, with the content of all the cards, exhaustive history and commentary, is documented in a website widely acknowledged as the authoritative source, put together by musician and educator Gregory Alan Taylor.[4] The text of Schmidt’s “The Thoughts Behind the Thoughts” was published by Mindmade Books in 2012.

Oblique Strategies

Design and use[edit] Each card contains a phrase or cryptic remark which can be used to break a deadlock or dilemma situation. Some are specific to music composition; others are more general. Use an old idea.State the problem in words as clearly as possible.Only one element of each kind.What would your closest friend do? From the introduction to the 2001 edition: These cards evolved from separate observations of the principles underlying what we were doing. Cultural impact[edit] They were most famously used by Eno during the recording of David Bowie's Berlin triptych of albums (Low, "Heroes", Lodger).

See also[edit] Tarot cards, reviews, information and insight, at Illumination Tarot. Illumination Tarot - Reading for Others. Illumination Tarot - Original Spreads: Introduction. Mystic Dreamer Tarot. Wiccan Moonsong - Tarot Readings. Tarot and Oracle Card Reading Merry Meet :)) I have been working with the tarot for several years now.

Wiccan Moonsong - Tarot Readings

The tarot is a divination method that can help to shed insight to the questions you have in your life. The main deck that I work with is the Mystic Dreamers tarot deck. It was the first tarot deck that I ever worked with and it still is my favorite. For your reading I want you to focus on the issue that you have at hand that you would like an answer to. Love and Blessings, Jasmeine Moonsong Basic One Card Reading: This is a simple spread that can be used for any question you have.

Two Card Reading: This is a great choice for a reading when you have two options at hand and are looking for additional insight into them. - USD $10.00 Three Card Reading: This is one of the most popular tarot spreads available. Five Card Reading: Let me use my intuition to guide you. Celtic Cross - This is another very well known spread. . - Where are you in representation to the question asked **Legal Disclaimer** The Tarot Garden Database. Your Source for Unusual, Hard-to-Find, and Rare Collectible Tarots!

Tarot - Free Tarot Readings from Byzant. FREE Tarot Readings. Free Tarot Readings. Free Tarot Readings. Tarot eCards Universal Tarot App. Tarot: Crowley Thoth Deck On-line Reading. Tarot Spread Tutorial : 3 Card Spread. What the Spread Reveals This is a very simple yet useful spread, that can have a wide range of meanings assigned to each of the three positions.

Tarot Spread Tutorial : 3 Card Spread

Two of these are presented here for your consideration. They include the top row of titles, which introduces a problem or decision focused approach, "Context - Focus - Outcome" and the bottom titles which introduce a timeline approach, of "Past - Present - Future. " To begin this spread, shuffle the cards carefully, spread them out in a long line in front of you, then allow your Higher Self to draw three cards from the deck. Each step should be done carefully and with calm focus. Problem Solving or Decision Making Approach This spread will help you to learn to apply the tarot to figure out how to approach a problem or decision. Left Card: The Context - This card reflects a general overview of the Querant's present situation. Right Card: The Outcome - This card reflects the effect of the second focus card. Timeline Approach Case In Point 1. Tarot Spread. Peeling The Cosmic Onion – Tarot And Quantum Physics. From India Corespondent Divyaa Kummar… On such things as matter, we have all been wrong- what we called matter is energy whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses.

Peeling The Cosmic Onion – Tarot And Quantum Physics

There is no matter… – Albert Einstein At this point I would like to include our more rational readers to join us, by adding a new perspective for you to view tarot through! Lets become aware that Quantum physics is also one of those bridges, reaching the same source, the same field where all information(touched upon in the introduction) lies And amazing as it may sound, the physicists are just discovering what tarot and other metaphysical systems have known all along! (This is why they have been called metaphysical. Every book of quantum physics outlines how we live in a vibrational universe, where everything you see, and don’t, is energy vibrating at different frequencies. I want you to conjure this in your minds! And thus do we each create our own’ reality’. Be Sociable, Share! Like this: Tarot: a tribute in seven parts. By Sarah Taylor As of this week, I’m changing tack away from the mid-week tarot article to focus on other areas of my professional life.

Tarot: a tribute in seven parts

I’ll still be writing the Weekend Tarot Readings. Planet Waves has been an amazing forum in which to write, hone my craft, and take part in a community that is both stimulating and supportive, and I don’t hesitate to recommend it to those I meet in my day-to-day and online life. If you’re thinking of becoming a member, consider this special membership offer here. See you on Sundays! Over the years, tarot has revealed much more than the answers to the questions I have brought to it either for myself or on behalf of someone else. The Star, card 17 in the major arcana, from the Thoth Tarot deck, created by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris. Each and every time, it has spoken to me in the same gentle but firm and steady voice — whether I was able to listen to it or not. Ah, tarot — how do I love thee? 1. 2. 3. What is our truth? 4. Egads! 5. 6. 7. Aces in Tarot - Tarot. In the Tarot, the Aces are equivalent to the number 1.

Aces in Tarot - Tarot

In numerology, the number one represents the very beginning of a cycle, potential and what is possible, but not yet developed. the Aces are also represented by the four seasons. When Aces appear in a spread it represents change, a natural flow or progress to a cycle of events. Knowing each of the Aces and the seasons they represent can give further depth and symbolic meaning to a reading. In addition, they can also lend some insight into time frames. All Ace cards speak of a new era, goals, ambitions and growth. Below are the individual Aces and what they tend to represent. Ace of Wands This card represents Autumn.

Ace of Cups This is the card of Summer. Ace of Swords This is the card of Winter, a time where a great deal of action is taking place whether its perceived or not. Ace of Pentacles The card of Spring. Innerstellarmedium. The innerstellarmedium is a place in cyberspace where we can meet face-to-face.Astrology + Tarot Readings via live video consultation with interactive graphics. Better than in-person, your tarot card spread + astrological chart come alive — from the comfort of your chosen environment without the hassle of yet another commute. Your reading is [optionally] recorded. Replay + review your session later to absorb all of the fascinating details you may have missed. At the time of your appointment, curl up in your favorite chair with a drink in your hand, click a link in your email and prepare to take a trip into the innerstellarmedium.

Learn more about the creator of this space your innerstellarmedium, Wendi. Wielding the sword of integrity: Justice and Adjustment. Editor’s Note: If you want to experiment with tarot cards and don’t have any, we provide a free tarot spread generator using the Celtic Wings spread, which is based on the traditional Celtic Cross spread.

Wielding the sword of integrity: Justice and Adjustment

This article tells you how to use the spread. You can visit Sarah’s website here. –efc By Sarah Taylor So there we are, travelling along the road marked “Life.” Justice, the 11th card in the major arcana from the Rider-Waite Smith Tarot deck. On the way, we have encountered parts of ourselves that have added layers of complexity to the tabula rasa we once were. Suddenly, the path changes direction unexpectedly. Let’s look at both cards individually, and see how each one portrays this idea of the gatekeeper. XI Justice – Rider-Waite Smith The Rider-Waite Smith version is a more traditional depiction of justice.

A woman sits squarely between two pillars, holding a pair of scales in her left hand, and a sword, tip pointed upward, in her right. VIII Adjustment – Crowley-Harris Thoth. Sagittarius in the Major Arcana - the Alchemical link! Let’s start our exploration of Sagittarius in the tarot with the Major Arcana.

Sagittarius in the Major Arcana - the Alchemical link!

In astrology, Sagittarius is the last of the three Fire signs that we encounter as we go around the zodiac – the first being Aries, the second Leo. It’s the mutable one – taking what’s been established in Scorpio and transforming it into something else. It combines fiery passion and creativity with the expansiveness and benevolence of Jupiter, its ruler, to give us the visionary, the explorer, the philosopher. The key word for me here is ‘transforming’ – that ability to take what we have and change it, to temper it... ah, you’ll see where I’m going with this now!

In the astrological correspondence system for the tarot that I follow, the Major Arcana card associated with Sagittarius is Temperance. Well, fire plays an essential part in alchemy – some of the main alchemical processes take place in a furnace. This symbolism also appears in the Druidcraft Tarot’s Fferyllt, the Druid alchemist. The tower tarot. Tarot Suit of Wands – Keen. Feeling creative?

Tarot Suit of Wands – Keen

The Tarot has an expression for your efforts. There are four suits in the Tarot deck. Swords represent ideas and communication, the cerebral plane. Cups represent our emotions. Pentacles appear in a reading to indicate our possessions, finances and everything we experience on the material plane. When a card from the suit of Wands appears in your reading, the chance to put it all together and create something special is upon you. Some people make great paintings, others start their own companies, and your application of creativity may simply be cooking a good meal, finding a fashion style that complements your “look” or getting a few errands done with time to spare.

Wands are the most individualistic suit in the entire Tarot. When a reading that features Wands also has some cards from the suit of Swords, your creative use of language will help with your current project or obsession. Each card from this suit has deep meaning woven into its intricate illustrations. The Tarot. Introduction Tarot cards are popular.

The Tarot

Amazon.com has over 12,000 books listed with 'Tarot' in the title, and there are hundreds of different deck designs. Fortune tellers using Tarot cards are popular and ubiquitous. Many authors claim the Tarot is a repository of ancient occult wisdom that originated in ancient Egypt. Other authors relate Tarot to Kabbalah - Amazon lists 140 books with 'Tarot' and 'Kabbalah' in the title, and there are many, many more that discuss the relationship in considerable detail. Although Tarot cards are not a repository of ancient Egyptian or Kabbalistic occult lore, their true provenance is just as interesting. The Tarot pack is like a normal playing card deck, but contains an additional suit of cards as "trumps", in a manner similar to card games such as whist and bridge where one suit can be designated a "trump" suit.

All this was swept away in the Reformation. The Mantegna engravings issued as a 'Tarot' deck The Esoteric Tarot The Esoteric Tarot. Tarot. Divinity, sacrifice, suspension. A reversal of values. The Hanged Man from the 1701-1715 classic “Tarot de Marseille” tarot deck of Jean Dodal. Odin hung upside down from the world-tree, Yggdrasil, for nine days to attain complete wisdom and knowledge.

Tarot cards were developed in the early 15th century in parts of Europe for playing trick-taking card games like tarocchini (Italy) and tarot (France). The growth of tarot as a game was tied to the invention of the printing press and the availability of paper. The Tarot Deck It’s a four-suit deck with 56 cards which are very similar to the regular 52 card deck in suits and order (aces low).

The Game of Tarot The game involves dealing out cards and then bidding and taking tricks by beating cards laid down with either higher cards of the same suit or trump cards. The History of Tarot in Europe It seems to have happened like this: The mystical but fanciful Eastern elements of the tarot deck, soon came to be taken to be taken for the real thing. Tarot Cards. The actual origins of Tarot cards are steeped in myth and mystery.

One myth suggests that early Christians used story-cards, which later became the tarot, to spread the story of Christ under the noses of the Romans. This story, however, is unsubstantiated, and has been debunked by what we know of the tarot’s actual history. A picture of all 78 Tarot Cards The word tarot is derived from the Italian word tarocchi, which has no known etymology. There are many theories regarding its origin. Playing cards, imported into Europe from Egypt, consisted of four suits similar to the ones we still see in tarot today: cups, swords, wands (or staves) and coins. Modern tarot decks, such as we know them, appeared in Italy in the 15th century as series of intricately painted works of art used to play card games.

No one truly knows when playing cards began to be used for divination, although as early as the fifteenth century, additional picture cards (trumps) were being added to decks of playing cards. Lenormand. There is a lot of buzz in the tarot community now about reading with Lenormand cards. Lenormand cards are a deck of 36 cards with simple images (Rider, Clover, Bear, etc) with fairly concrete meanings (as opposed to tarot cards, which can have many meanings).

People who use these cards say that they give very clear readings and are better at everyday life and predictive readings. Do you use Lenormand? What is your opinion of the readings versus tarot readings? Do you use them in conjunction with tarot? What resources do you wish you had for Lenormand readings (books, decks, what type?)? I am still learning and finding the adventure very interesting. Main Page - Tarotpedia. Tarot_notes [the libarynth] Parn:tarot_tutorial [the libarynth] A Tutorial by Paola Orlic and Claud Biemans Introduction Stories have a curious relationship with the future. In sci-fi and other speculative fiction genres, stories allow us to imagine whole worlds in near and far future.

In games, we can play out possible futures in the first person. In fortune telling, stories guide us to identify with them, to find their connections to our own lives and to speculate about what the future would bring. Tarot is such an elaborate system of stories, symbols and archetypes, that can be used (according to Jung) to reach deep into the person's psyche and uncover links between our experience and images of kings and queens, astral bodies and abstract institutions. A (so far) unrelated, but equally engaging universe of stories are ethnobotanical accounts about interactions between plants and human culture, collected by scientists, cooks, gardeners, herbalists and consciousness researchers.

More detailed notes from the tutorial I. The Tarot Garden Database. Discover Tarot. How to Choose a Tarot Deck... What's the deal with so many decks? Perspectives On Tarot.


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