Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Lisa Boswell (YouTube) - How to Read TAROT For SOMEONE ELSE

This. All this. 
Lisa's about a 'no nonsense' as it gets, and I love her for it. 😄 

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Random Reading - #109

This week I find myself the very happy owner of a beautiful Petite Clé ("Little Key") Lenormand, thanks to the kind generosity of its creator, Maximilian Eggstein.

I'm smitten with the art style and the colouring, the use of German suits for the insets, and the individual and appropriate "personalities" of the face cards. Even the backs are gorgeous. Standard Lenormand size with a linen-finish that shuffles and fans like a dream.

Now let's put it to work. 

⁘  Someone is casting aspersions on the Woman (you or a woman significant to you) in order to cause difficulties and gain influence. Fear not - the Bear fell out as I shuffled. The Woman has the personal strength to deal with it, and the strength of character that ensures that those she's close to are unlikely to be taken in.  ⁘

I plan to make a flip-thru video of this deck once I've had a chance to familiarise myself with the cards a bit more. 

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Random Reading - #108

Recently, Cynthia, in her Cartomancy Club Facebook group, suggested we all share our Viking themed decks. I posted my Norse Tarot by Clive Barrett, and the deck I'm using today – The Viking Cards, by Gudrún G Bergmann and Ólafur G Gudlaugsson (US Games 1996).

I realised I'd had the deck for 5 years and never worked with it. Oh dear.

(Okay, so the first thing I noticed is that the cards are a bit too long (5½", 14.1cm) for my small hands to shuffle comfortably. Almost an inch longer than a US Games RWS. 🙂)

⁘  Someone will reveal a personal truth to you, which will allow for reconciliation.  ⁘

There are only 32 cards in the deck, but I like the range and type of concepts it includes. I'm not particularly drawn to Norse mythology, but I can see now, or perhaps recall, why I was attracted to this particular deck.


Wednesday, 21 April 2021

New email subscription test

FeedBurner is going away, so I've been looking for a replacement. 

UPDATE: the link seems to be working, so I'll be migrating my active followers (thank you) over to the new feed shortly. 👍

I think will fit the bill, but I need to test that it's working, and I don't want to wait until I post my next RR, which have been a little unreliable of late. 😉 Hence this test post. 

If it does work, I'll try to migrate all seven of my followers over to the new feed. 😁

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Random Reading - #107

The Spacious Tarot - the last serious, as in not pie-in-the-sky, deck on my wish list. 

⁘ Hanging onto the past is obscuring your future. If you don't want to be stuck there forever, you have to stop. ⁘ 

So, am I done now? No more new decks to show off from now on? 

Ha! I very much doubt it. There's sure to be something else that catches my eye before too long. And I have a majors-only deck that I backed on Kickstarter coming at some point, so you've got that at least to look forward to. 😉

Sunday, 4 April 2021

"Oracle" Jigsaw Puzzle for Easter 2021

I'm having an "Easter" break from RRs today. Instead, I've set up another


for your entertainment.

I chose an appropriate card from the Magdalene Oracle
by Toni Carmine Salerno.

Have fun!

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Random Reading - #106

The Autonomic Tarot is a weird beast. Surrealist trumps with Thoth names, and only Aces and 10s for pips. And you'd be hard pressed to relate those pips to anything you're used to.

I tried out the deck in my Facebook group the other day, on a couple of brave but possibly foolhardy guinea pigs 😉, and I have to say, it actually performed quite well.

Death – Hanged Man – Moon
bottom of the deck: Lust (Strength)

Stop hanging around crying over spilt milk. Get out there and grab life!

There you go, direct and to the point. Have a great week! That's an order. 😁

deck: Autonomic Tarot, by David Keenan, art by Sophy Hollington, published by Rough Trade Books (2018).

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Random Reading – #105 – Jigsaw Puzzle Edition

I was this week old when I discovered that you could create and post jigsaw puzzles online with Jigsaw Planet.

I hope you like jigsaw puzzles, because today you're going to have to solve your reading. 😁

I've kept it really simple for this first run. Just one nice colourful card from this deck – 

– and the advice from the back.

But you do have a choice of cards. Or you can do all three, if you're a mad-keen puzzler. 😉

Please let me know if you have any technical issues. And have fun! 

deck: Cat Comfort Cards, by Kat Lover and Kitty Wisdom, published by Hay House (2005)

Sunday, 14 March 2021

Random Reading - #104

Here's another newish addition I've been wanting to showcase. I bought this one because I recognised it as a "younger sister" of the oldest deck in my collection (details below).

Glück – Dieb – Reichthum – Richter – Unbeständigkeit
Fortune – Thief – Wealth – Judge - Inconstancy

⁛ You may be tempted to take advantage of a "golden opportunity" coming your way. Be careful – its legally and/or ethically dubious. ⁛

The above deck, the "younger sister", is Oracolo del Danubio, "Danube Oracle", produced by the Spanish division of Lo Scarabeo, Orbis Fabbri, in 2002. It's a reprint of a deck published by Wilhelm Hegenauer, Vienna, circa 1890. 

Die Sybille Wahrsagekarten

Prior to this, I'd spotted my deck's "older sister", Die Sibylle Wahrsagekarten, "The Sibyl Fortune-Telling Cards", published by Silberschnur Verlag. This one is a reprint of a deck published by Johann Conrad Jegel, Nuremberg, circa 1870.

Aufschlag Karten, published by W Hendl

My original deck, in both senses, is a dog-eared but remarkably tidy copy of a deck simply named Aufschlag Karten, designed by Josef Neumayer and published by Wilhelm Hendl, Vienna, circa 1880 – the "middle sister". 

Aufschlag can be translated as "service" or "surcharge", but I think the meanings that apply here are "serve" (in the sense of hitting a tennis ball), "impact" and "crash". It strikes me (no pun intended) that this is the idea – Slap Upside the Head Cards. 😉 

And how's this for synchronicity? The Glück and Dieb cards were together, in that order, in all three decks.

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Serge Pirotte on "Tradition or Intuition"

"The question of using tradition or intuition is one I see often in various cartomancy and tarot groups. Being a traditional reader or an intuitive reader. Well, most people use these terms without even defining them..."

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