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  2. AeonHorus

    Favourite Single Keywords

    Hi Guys Quick question ... What are your favourite keywords for the majors and Pips. Not necessarily the most historically correct but the ones that ring true the most when reading the TdM. Majors 0. Le Mat I. Le Bateleur II. La Papesse III. L'Impératrice IIII. L'Empereur V. Le Pape VI. L'Amoureux VII. Le Chariot VIII. La Justice VIIII. L'Ermite X. La Roue de Fortune XI. La Force XII. Le Pendu XIII. (La Mort) XIIII. Tempérance XV. Le Diable XVI. La Maison Dieu XVII. L'Étoile XVIII. La Lune XVIIII. Le Soleil XX. Le Jugement XXI. Le Monde The Pips The ones The twos The threes The fours The fives The six's The eights The nines The tens The Courts Do you look at the courts as a whole or individually such as… As a whole Valets Cavaliers Reynes Roys Batons Coupes Depees Deniers or Individually Batons Valet de Batons Cavalier de Batons Reyne de Batons Roy de Batons Coupes Valet de Coupes Cavalier de Coupes Reyne de Coupes Roy de Coupes Depees Valet de Depees Cavalier de Depees Reyne de Depees Roy de Depees Deniers Valet de Deniers Cavalier de Deniers Reyne de Deniers Roy de Deniers
  3. devin

    Song of the Day

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  5. Symph

    "Working" with a Deck

    I like the fictional characters idea. I think part of my issue with all this is that I've been told that to practice I should just make fictitious practice spreads and then think of all the possible meanings etc, and the idea just bores me. I wanna do something REAL with my decks, I wanna do something that requires me to start trying to tap into my intuition cause that shit is real. I'll just go ahead and say that I've been to jail before, and the first time I went? The day before I was arrested, I just knew I was going to be, and I woke my mother up from her sleep and told her "hey, tomorrow I'm going to be arrested but I have been told it's going to be ok so don't freak out" and the next day I was. (Not because of anything terrible I did it was this complicated misunderstanding) My point is just... I don't wanna just "play" with my cards, I wanna play with my intuition! The fictional characters is a step in the right direction but just.. how can I practice on something a little more real...
  6. Lady Butterfly

    "Working" with a Deck

    There was a thread a while ago about practice reading. I recall one of the suggestions was to read on fictional characters/events. What does the future hold for your favourite TV hero? Where might the story do for you favourite book series? What would it take for your favourite movie hero to settle down into a life of suburban bliss? etc. As for working with the cards in other ways, I have just recently started to work through my deck taking a card a day: I study the image, imagine the story of what is going on. Imagine the feelings of the people featured in it. Consider how it might unfold from there. etc. Then I try to write a short 'story' about what I have imagined. Sometimes it's long, others, it's barely a paragraph. I don't stick to the card meaning for these, I just let the thoughts and feelings flow.
  7. xTheHermitx

    What's The Postman Bringing?

    that is all true, and I recently got screwed in a way by my employer with my retirement stuff, so I believe it even more now. (I am in the process of figuring it out...ugh) and the me of 15 years ago would agree...spend it now, rather than leave it after death, but I also feel like when I am not physically able to make money, I want some "cans buried in the yard" to fall back on....I think I am trying that for now...though when you live paycheck to paycheck, a lot of your spending decisions are made for you and my wife and I are already making plans to buy some land in Michigan on Lake Huron to retire to and build on...
  8. Starlight

    The Work-In-Progress Thread

    I really like your Elder of Air, @Pen. Those cool blues and whites and the far-off gaze...
  9. katrinka

    What's The Postman Bringing?

    There is nothing wrong with a $6000 car stereo. Especially considering that so many die before "their time". Most of my old friends were gone before I hit 35. Life is short, either way. Enjoy it. While it would be nice to have money in our old age, what are we going to do with it? Gimp along the Champs-Élysées with a walker with tennis balls on it? I was talking with an elderly couple not long ago who told me they always lived very frugally in order to save their money. And they told me that they sat down and worked out the inflation rate vs. the interest they accrued, and that they actually LOST a lot of money by saving. It's rigged, and not in our favor. https://www.usinflationcalculator.com I know that's bleak, and you're probably better off with some kind of nest egg even if it's less than what you put in, than just blowing your money all your life. But I don't trust banks, or 401 K's, or any of that. If you are going to invest, your best bet is probably land/real estate. They're not making any more of that, and it's harder for them to play their smoke & mirrors game.
  10. So after some back and forth periods of weariness about the Tarot I am truly out of the woods. Not only do I not worry about what I'm doing, I am growing in excitement to become a better reader and bond with my decks but I find that I don't really know how to do that. I want to start reading for myself again or reading on things by myself somehow, just to become regular and familiar with my decks. I'd like to start keeping a deck with me all the time, I know that some people pull a daily card and meditate on it. But basically I just have trouble coming up with questions TO ask my decks, I'm not very curious about my own life I'm quite content to let it unfold as it does, I don't want to know all about my future so I have no desire to ask about that. So I was just curious to hear how you guys "work with your decks" so to speak, those of you who have daily practices what do you ask your decks? How does one start living by the Tarot or... making this a true lifestyle? I want to dive in I'm just not quite sure how to. Not looking for step by step advice exactly, just thought those of you who have personal daily practices or methods could share what you do and if something resonates with me I might try it. If there's already a thread like this feel free to point me to it and shut this one down.
  11. xTheHermitx

    What's The Postman Bringing?

    perfect description of the card stock and feel...and I also love the "props" to Wirth that it has.... and I agree, he was total "punk rock" in a really big way. Huge middle finger to those Nazi pukes. I am planning on getting a wooden box for that deck....I need to find the right one though...maybe one with a Wirthy moon as well!! But I am seeing one lined with black velvet...
  12. katrinka

    What's The Postman Bringing?

    It's a wonderful deck with a flexy, leathery feel and a bit of a Wirthy vibe, though it's definitely not a clone. And Lasenic himself is awesome. He was captured by the gestapo once and could have easily suffered the fate of Madame de Thebes. http://magicbohemia.com/2017/06/05/the-fortuneteller-of-the-golden-lane/ But he saved himself by eating the charge papers. Those Nazis would have been in trouble without proper paperwork so they let him go! And Lasenic went on to die of more natural causes. http://www.tarotforum.net/library/16/2004-04/pierre-de-lasenic-and-tarot-20040402.shtml http://magicbohemia.com/2017/10/23/pierre-de-lasenic-a-modern-esoteric-soul/ I love Lasenic. And I keep his deck in a special velvet pouch with a Wirth moon, in a special wooden box with a big tiger maple panel. Because it's so unique and intriguing!
  13. Symph

    What's The Postman Bringing?

    I'm about to get 1800 dollars because the company I work for is being bought out and they are giving that as an incentive for people who don't want to keep working to stay till the end (don't worry I can switch over to the new company it's just complicated) But yeah I know now what I'm gonna do with that 1800.... so glad you told me about this!
  14. xTheHermitx

    What's The Postman Bringing?

    it is a savings account with a high interest rate...you have to open it with a larger amount of money usually. For me, it was $1000 to start it. Check with your bank!! It is something I wish I would have done 20 years ago...when I was closer to your age...and I am pretty sure it was one of the things my parents said would be a good idea, but I thought the $6000 car stereo system was a better idea...
  15. Symph

    What's The Postman Bringing?

    I don't know what a money market account is but I'll look it up, this sounds like a good idea...
  16. GreatDane

    INSPIRED by HOLMES post re Celtic Cross

    Good for you, geoxena! Since I generally read Lenormand for others, I don't get asked for it.
  17. xTheHermitx

    What's The Postman Bringing?

    something I did 2 years ago, was I came across a decent sum of money due to a sale of some unused music equipment, and I opened up a money market account. Now, when I buy "frivolous" things, I match that amount in the money market. It gets a great interest rate, and I rarely withdraw from it This helps me in 2 ways...first, if I don't have enough money to match for the account, I don't get the item, and when I can match, I am investing in my future a bit
  18. Symph

    What's The Postman Bringing?

    I do have trouble with that, I get a little bit of money and go "Oo I can get whatever I want!" but I think I've grown up a lot in that department in the last year or so so we should be alright hehe I'll tell my wife to let me have it if I don't lol
  19. xTheHermitx

    What's The Postman Bringing?

    yep...that Lasenic deck has an awesome dark, old school vibe...the art; the card stock...was well worth the wait. It took 3 months to get here glad to hear about the job!!! Don't blow all the money in one fell swoop, but also, definitely do some "celebrating" with new decks/info!! I also want to get that Cinthia Giles book!!!
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  21. geoxena

    INSPIRED by HOLMES post re Celtic Cross

    Even if someone requested it, I wouldn't use it. I'd be nice about it, of course, and explain my approach if necessary, but nope, no Celtic Cross from me.
  22. Wanderer

    The Work-In-Progress Thread

    Just majestic, @Pen - a true Elder! He'll take a little getting to know, I feel, but will be well worth the effort. I'm looking forward to working with him!
  23. Jewel

    The Work-In-Progress Thread

    @Pen your Elder of Air is wonderful! I agree with @geoxena the spirals do look as if they were always intended to be there! beautiful job!
  24. Grandma

    The Work-In-Progress Thread

    @Pen I love your Elder of Air and I see in him everything that you described. The blue and white swirls are mesmerizing and the way his hair merges into the white of the air around him show him, as you said, slowly becoming one with the air. I'm glad you joined our project!
  25. geoxena

    The Work-In-Progress Thread

    How clever of you to add spirals beneath him to lengthen the drawing! They fit within the image so perfectly and look like you intended to have them there all along. I had to lengthen one of mine, too, and needed to do a lot of work to extend it. Hopefully the second one I submitted won't be problematic. Beautiful image, btw. Colored pencil and watercolor? .
  26. Pen

    The Work-In-Progress Thread

    Here's the amended one (I made the first too short). Elder of Air The Elder of Air has always had high aspirations and ideals. He has spent his life attaining knowledge and from this lofty peak above the clouds he can watch over his people yet treasure the peace he needs for his sharp intellect to work unhindered. I see him as a sort of Zarathustra, pondering on the mysteries of Life, the Universe and Everything. He gazes out to distant horizons, silent in spite of his usual brilliance with words, slowly becoming one with Air as his arms turn to wings, when he will take one step and soar even higher into the blue.
  27. Dang not even familiar with that one hahaha That theme from MASH is depressing though! And eerie.... and catchy...
  28. xTheHermitx

    Do you just shuffle or riffle-shuffle?

    hmmm...i was more hearing the theme from CHIPS....
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