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Interpreting The Coat Cards of The Suit of Batons Using The Sequential Method

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The sequential method is a method of fortune-telling with tarot cards that is intended for the fortune-teller who would address certain specific questions concerning the past, the present, or the future by attempting to describe actions, circumstances, and events that may correspond to fact, whether at the time of a reading or subsequent thereto.

 

When using the sequential method, which is intended for use with pattern sheets that are comparable to the Tarot de Marseille patterns, one is able to interpret coat or court cards with relative ease.

 

 

Vocabulary Builder

Adjectival Signification: a signification that is an adjective.

Adverbial Signification: a signification that is an adverb.

Empirical Signification: [fortune-telling with playing cards] a signification that is derived from the perceived significance of a playing card in a reading.

Impersonal Signification: [fortune-telling with playing cards] a signification that links a tarot card to an abstract concept.

Impersonal Significator: [fortune-telling with playing cards] a tarot card that is interpreted as denoting one or more abstract concepts.

Nounal Signification: a signification that is a noun.

Personal Signification: [fortune-telling with playing cards] a signification that links a tarot card to a person.

Personal Significator: [fortune-telling with playing cards] a tarot card that is interpreted as signifying one or more persons.

Signification: [fortune-telling with tarot cards] a keyword or a phrase that is assigned to a tarot card for the purpose of fortune-telling.

Verbal Signification: a signification that is a verb.

 

 

A note on the general procedure for the use of the sequential method: when using the sequential method, one arranges a variable number of cards in one or more rows and one generally attempts to pair consecutive cards by attempting to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first card in a prospective pair to one or more of the adjectival significations of the second card in the prospective pair. Where one is unable to form a contextually relevant or logical phrase by doing so, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first card in the prospective pair to one or more of the nounal significations of the second card in the prospective pair. Where one is unable to form a contextually relevant or logical phrase by doing so, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first card in the prospective pair to one or more of the verbal significations of the second card in the prospective pair.


For example, since the ace of coins is associated with the noun activity and since the ten of batons is associated with the adjectives captivating and habitual, one could interpret a pair that comprises the ace of coins preceding the ten of batons as denoting one or more captivating activities, as denoting one or more habitual activities, or as denoting one or more activities that are both captivating and habitual.

 

 

1. Additional Coat Cards

Though one could apply the sequential method using the standard number of 16 coat cards per pack, one could enhance one’s tarot readings by purchasing two copies of one’s preferred tarot cards and transferring the knights and the jacks from one pack to the other so as to have each additional knight and jack serve as a female equivalent of the corresponding knight or jack.

To avoid confusion, one could mark each additional knight and jack using a pen or a felt-tip marker.

I hereinafter refer to each additional knight as a dame and to each additional jack as a maiden.

 

 

2. On the Position of an Impersonal Significator Relative to a Personal Significator

2.1. Where a personal significator precedes an impersonal significator, one could attempt to relate one or more of the verbal significations of the impersonal significator to one or more of the actions that are carried out by the person who is signified by the personal significator.

For example, one could interpret a pair that comprises the king of batons as a personal significator preceding The Pope as denoting a male lover who asks, who devotes, or who trusts.

Similarly, one could interpret a pair that comprises the king of batons as a personal significator preceding the queen of batons as an impersonal significator as denoting a male lover who expects, who gratifies, or who loves.

 

2.2. Where an impersonal significator precedes a personal significator, one could attempt to relate one or more of the verbal significations of the impersonal significator to one or more of the actions that are not carried out by the person who is signified by the personal significator.

 

For example, one could interpret a pair that comprises The Pope preceding the king of batons as a personal significator as denoting a male lover who does not ask, who does not devote, or who does not trust.

Similarly, one could interpret a pair that comprises the queen of batons as an impersonal significator preceding the king of batons as a personal significator as denoting a male lover who does not expect, who does not gratify, or who does not love.

 

 

King of Batons (a Male Lover)
Concerning personal significations, the king of batons signifies a male lover.

 

Where the king of batons is the first card in a prospective pair of impersonal significators, one could attempt to relate one or more of the nounal or verbal significations of the second impersonal significator to one or more of the expectations of a male enquirer, to one or more of the requirements of a male enquirer, to that which appeals to a male enquirer, to that which gratifies a male enquirer, or to that which pleases a male enquirer. When reading for a female enquirer, one could attempt to relate one or more of the nounal or verbal significations of the second impersonal significator to one or more of the expectations of the subject (whether male or female), to one or more of the requirements of the subject, to that which appeals to the subject, to that which gratifies the subject, or to that which pleases the subject.

 

For example, when reading for a male enquirer, one could interpret a pair that comprises the king of batons as an impersonal significator preceding the jack or the maiden of batons as an impersonal significator as denoting a male enquirer who expects preference.

When reading for a female enquirer, one could interpret a pair that comprises the king of batons as an impersonal significator preceding the jack or the maiden of batons as an impersonal significator as denoting a subject who expects preference.

 

Where the king of batons is the second card in a prospective pair of impersonal significators, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the adjectival significations of the king of batons. Where one is unable to form a contextually relevant or logical phrase by doing so, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the nounal significations of the king of batons. Where one is unable to form a contextually relevant or logical phrase by doing so, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the verbal significations of the king of batons.

 

Verbs

Appeal (adj.: appealable, appellant, appellate, appellative; n: appeal, appellant, appellation); delight (adj.: delightful; adv.: delightfully; n: delight, delightfulness); expect (adj.: expectant; n: expectation, expectance, expectancy); gratify (n: gratification); inspect (n: inspection, inspector, inspectorship); love (adj.: lovable, lovely, loving; adv.: lovingly; n: love, loveliness, lover, lovingness); peruse (n: perusal); please (adj.: pleasant, pleasing; adv.: pleasantly, pleasingly; n: pleasantness, pleasantry, pleaser); pleasure (adj.: pleasurable; adv.: pleasurably; n: pleasure, pleasurableness); require (adj.: requisite; n: requisition, requirement); sate (n: satiation, satiety); satisfy (adj.: satisfactory; adv.: satisfactorily; n: satisfaction, satisfactoriness); sweeten (adj.: sweet; adv.: sweetly; n: sweet, sweetener, sweetening, sweetheart, sweetness, sweets); to make love (to).

Additional Adjectives

Appealingcomplacent (adv.: complacently; n: complacence, complacency); delicate (adv.: delicately; n: delicacy, delicateness); delicious (adv.: deliciously; n: deliciousness); gratifyingplacid (adv.: placidly; n: placidity); sexyvenereal.

 

 

Queen of Batons (a Female Lover)
Concerning personal significations, the queen of batons signifies a female lover.

 

Where the queen of batons is the first card in a prospective pair of impersonal significators, one could attempt to relate one or more of the nounal or verbal significations of the second impersonal significator to one or more of the expectations of a female enquirer, to one or more of the requirements of a female enquirer, to that which appeals to a female enquirer, to that which gratifies a female enquirer, or to that which pleases a female enquirer. When reading for a male enquirer, one could attempt to relate one or more of the nounal or verbal significations of the second impersonal significator to one or more of the expectations of the subject (whether male or female), to one or more of the requirements of the subject, to that which appeals to the subject, to that which gratifies the subject, or to that which pleases the subject.

 

Where the queen of batons is the second card in a prospective pair of impersonal significators, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the adjectival significations of the queen of batons. Where one is unable to form a contextually relevant or logical phrase by doing so, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the nounal significations of the queen of batons. Where one is unable to form a contextually relevant or logical phrase by doing so, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the verbal significations of the queen of batons.

 

Verbs

Appeal (adj.: appealable, appellant, appellate, appellative; n: appeal, appellant, appellation); delight (adj.: delightful; adv.: delightfully; n: delight, delightfulness); expect (adj.: expectant; n: expectation, expectance, expectancy); gratify (n: gratification); inspect (n: inspection, inspector, inspectorship); love (adj.: lovable, lovely, loving; adv.: lovingly; n: love, loveliness, lover, lovingness); peruse (n: perusal); please (adj.: pleasant, pleasing; adv.: pleasantly, pleasingly; n: pleasantness, pleasantry, pleaser); pleasure (adj.: pleasurable; adv.: pleasurably; n: pleasure, pleasurableness); require (adj.: requisite; n: requisition, requirement); sate (n: satiation, satiety); satisfy (adj.: satisfactory; adv.: satisfactorily; n: satisfaction, satisfactoriness); sweeten (adj.: sweet; adv.: sweetly; n: sweet, sweetener, sweetening, sweetheart, sweetness, sweets); to make love (to).

Additional Adjectives

Appealingcomplacent (adv.: complacently; n: complacence, complacency); delicate (adv.: delicately; n: delicacy, delicateness); delicious (adv.: deliciously; n: deliciousness); gratifyingplacid (adv.: placidly; n: placidity); sexyvenereal.

 

 

Knight of Batons (a Male Romantic Interest)

Concerning personal significations, the knight of batons signifies a male romantic interest.

 

Where the knight of batons is the first card in a prospective pair of impersonal significators, one could attempt to relate one or more of the nounal or verbal significations of the second impersonal significator to one or more of the desires of a male enquirer, to one or more of the hopes of a male enquirer, or to one or more of the interests of a male enquirer. When reading for a female enquirer, one could attempt to relate one or more of the nounal or verbal significations of the second impersonal significator to one or more of the desires of the subject (whether male or female), to one or more of the hopes of the subject, or to one or more of the interests of the subject.

 

For example, when reading for a male enquirer, one could interpret a pair that comprises the knight of batons as an impersonal significator preceding the jack or the maiden of batons as an impersonal significator as denoting a male enquirer who desires preference or a male enquirer who hopes to befriend.

When reading for a female enquirer, one could interpret a pair that comprises the knight of batons as an impersonal significator preceding the jack or the maiden of batons as an impersonal significator as denoting a subject who desires preference or a subject who hopes to befriend.

 

Where the knight of batons is the second card in a prospective pair of impersonal significators, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the adjectival significations of the knight of batons. Where one is unable to form a contextually relevant or logical phrase by doing so, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the nounal significations of the knight of batons. Where one is unable to form a contextually relevant or logical phrase by doing so, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the verbal significations of the knight of batons.

 

Verbs

Appetise (n: appetite); court (n: courtship); desire (adj.: desirable, desirous; adv.: desirably, desirously; n: desirability, desirableness, desire); flirt (n: flirt, flirtation); hope (adj.: hopeful; adv.: hopefully; n: hope, hopefulness); interest (adj.: interested, interesting; adv.: interestingly); lust (adj.: lustful, lusty; adv.: lustily; n: lust, lustfulness, lustiness); profit (adj.: profitable; adv.: profitably; n: profit, profitableness, profiter, profiting); prosper (adj.: prosperous; adv.: prosperously; n: prosperity); romance (adj.: romantic; adv.: romantically; n: romance, romancer); thrive (adv.: thrivingly); win (n: winner, winning); wish (n: wish); to be interested (in)to take an interest (in).

Additional Adjective

Flirtatious.

Additional Nouns

Court (adj.: courtly, courteous); courteousnesscourtesyinterestthrift (adj.: thrifty; adv.: thriftily); thriftiness.

 

 

Dame of Batons (a Female Romantic Interest)

Concerning personal significations, the dame of batons signifies a female romantic interest.

 

Where the dame of batons is the first card in a prospective pair of impersonal significators, one could attempt to relate one or more of the nounal or verbal significations of the second impersonal significator to one or more of the desires of a female enquirer, to one or more of the hopes of a female enquirer, or to one or more of the interests of a female enquirer. When reading for a male enquirer, one could attempt to relate one or more of the nounal or verbal significations of the second impersonal significator to one or more of the desires of the subject (whether male or female), to one or more of the hopes of the subject, or to one or more of the interests of the subject.

 

Where the dame of batons is the second card in a prospective pair of impersonal significators, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the adjectival significations of the dame of batons. Where one is unable to form a contextually relevant or logical phrase by doing so, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the nounal significations of the dame of batons. Where one is unable to form a contextually relevant or logical phrase by doing so, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the verbal significations of the dame of batons.

 

[When using the standard number of coat cards: the knight of batons could signify a male romantic interest or a female romantic interest.

Where the knight of batons is the first card in a prospective pair of impersonal significators, one could attempt to relate one or more of the nounal or verbal significations of the second impersonal significator to one or more of the desires of an enquirer or a subject (whether male or female), to one or more of the hopes of an enquirer or a subject, or to one or more of the interests of an enquirer or a subject.]

 

Verbs

Appetise (n: appetite); court (n: courtship); desire (adj.: desirable, desirous; adv.: desirably, desirously; n: desirability, desirableness, desire); flirt (n: flirt, flirtation); hope (adj.: hopeful; adv.: hopefully; n: hope, hopefulness); interest (adj.: interested, interesting; adv.: interestingly); lust (adj.: lustful, lusty; adv.: lustily; n: lust, lustfulness, lustiness); profit (adj.: profitable; adv.: profitably; n: profit, profitableness, profiter, profiting); prosper (adj.: prosperous; adv.: prosperously; n: prosperity); romance (adj.: romantic; adv.: romantically; n: romance, romancer); thrive (adv.: thrivingly); win (n: winner, winning); wish (n: wish); to be interested (in)to take an interest (in).

Additional Adjective

Flirtatious.

Additional Nouns

Court (adj.: courtly, courteous); courteousnesscourtesyinterestthrift (adj.: thrifty; adv.: thriftily); thriftiness.

 

 

Jack of Batons (a Male Friend)

Concerning personal significations, the jack of batons signifies a male friend.

 

Where the jack of batons is the first card in a prospective pair of impersonal significators, one could attempt to relate one or more of the nounal or verbal significations of the second impersonal significator to one or more of the preferences of a male enquirer. When reading for a female enquirer, one could attempt to relate one or more of the nounal or verbal significations of the second impersonal significator to one or more of the preferences of the subject, regardless of whether the subject is male or female.

 

For example, when reading for a male enquirer, one could interpret a pair that comprises the jack of batons as an impersonal significator preceding the king or the queen of coins as an impersonal significator as denoting a male enquirer whose preference is for commitment, a male enquirer whose preference is for pre-occupation, a male enquirer who prefers to commit, or a male enquirer who prefers to pre-occupy.

 

[Note: when reading for a male enquirer, one could interpret a pair that comprises the jack of batons as an impersonal significator preceding the king of coins as an impersonal significator as denoting a male enquirer whose preference is for himself (i.e. a male enquirer whose preference is for his own body, whose preference is for his own actions, whose preference is for his own needs, whose preference is for his own opinion or opinions, whose preference is for his own skills, etc.)]

 

When reading for a female enquirer, one could interpret a pair that comprises the jack of batons as an impersonal significator preceding the king or the queen of coins as an impersonal significator as denoting a subject whose preference is for commitment, as denoting a subject whose preference is for pre-occupation, as denoting a subject who prefers to commit, or as denoting a subject who prefers to pre-occupy.

 

Where the jack of batons is the second card in a prospective pair of impersonal significators, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the adjectival significations of the jack of batons. Where one is unable to form a contextually relevant or logical phrase by doing so, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the nounal significations of the jack of batons. Where one is unable to form a contextually relevant or logical phrase by doing so, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the verbal significations of the jack of batons.

 

Verbs

Befriendprefer (adj.: preferable; adv.: preferably; n: preferableness, preference, preferment); to have a preference (for).

Additional Adjectives

Friendly (n: friendliness); preferential (adv.: preferentially; n: preferentiality).

Additional Noun

Friendship.

 

 

Maiden of Batons (a Female Friend)

Concerning personal significations, the maiden of batons signifies a female friend.

 

Where the maiden of batons is the first card in a prospective pair of impersonal significators, one could attempt to relate one or more of the nounal or verbal significations of the second impersonal significator to one or more of the preferences of a female enquirer. When reading for a male enquirer, one could attempt to relate one or more of the nounal or verbal significations of the second impersonal significator to one or more of the preferences of the subject, regardless of whether the subject is male or female.

 

Where the maiden of batons is the second card in a prospective pair of impersonal significators, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the adjectival significations of the maiden of batons. Where one is unable to form a contextually relevant or logical phrase by doing so, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the nounal significations of the maiden of batons. Where one is unable to form a contextually relevant or logical phrase by doing so, one would attempt to relate one or more of the nounal significations of the first impersonal significator to one or more of the verbal significations of the maiden of batons.

 

[When using the standard number of coat cards: the jack of batons could signify a male friend or a female friend.

Where the jack of batons is the first card in a prospective pair of impersonal significators, one could attempt to relate one or more of the nounal or verbal significations of the second impersonal significator to one or more of the preferences of an enquirer or a subject, regardless of the gender of the enquirer or the subject.]

 

Verbs

Befriendprefer (adj.: preferable; adv.: preferably; n: preferableness, preference, preferment); to have a preference (for).

Additional Adjectives

Friendly (n: friendliness); preferential (adv.: preferentially; n: preferentiality).

Additional Noun

Friendship.

 

 

Copyright © Kevin J W Mellors. All Rights Reserved.

Edited by KevinM
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Raggydoll

If this information is intended as promotion of your site and book (which it seems to be) then this is not the correct placement for your post. We have a section called Promote yourself: https://www.thetarotforum.com/promote-yourself/ though you need to have 5 posts to be able to post there. Please take a minute to read up on our rules and then let us know what you’re intentions are: https://www.thetarotforum.com/index.php?page=rules

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Copyright © Kevin J W Mellors.

 

While we appreciate you sharing your technique, if it is not able to be discussed, we will have to remove this post as it is no use on a message board where we discuss everything posted.  I suggest you post 5 times throughout the forum and then you are eligible to share a link to your website.  Please don't post information that can not be discussed in this forum.  TT&M is a learning forum and while your own technique is interesting, if we cannot discuss it, then it is simply promotion for your website.

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I apologise for not making myself clear; I have no objection to and enthusiastically welcome discussions.

 

I included the copyright notice to discourage readers from posting my content to other websites.

 

I will amend the copyright notice shortly, in an attempt to avoid further confusion.

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I apologise for not making myself clear; I have no objection to and enthusiastically welcome discussions.

 

I included the copyright notice to discourage readers from posting my content to other websites.

 

I will amend the copyright notice shortly, in an attempt to avoid further confusion.

No problem!  I will put your post back!

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Your post has been restored!  And thank you for sharing it on TT&M!  When you have accrued your 5 posts, make sure to post a link to your website!  You can also put a link in your signature if you wish, and welcome to the forum!  ^-^

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Welcome! And please go make an introduction post so we can get to know you better  :thumbsup:

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Thank you, Raggydoll

 

 

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Your post has been restored!  And thank you for sharing it on TT&M!  When you have accrued your 5 posts, make sure to post a link to your website!  You can also put a link in your signature if you wish, and welcome to the forum!  ^-^

 

Thank you, Saturn Celeste

 

I sincerely appreciate your encouragement.

 

I've never been part of a forum of tarot readers before now and I'm extremely excited.

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Saturn Celeste

Your post has been restored!  And thank you for sharing it on TT&M!  When you have accrued your 5 posts, make sure to post a link to your website!  You can also put a link in your signature if you wish, and welcome to the forum!  ^-^

 

Thank you, Saturn Celeste

 

I sincerely appreciate your encouragement.

 

I've never been part of a forum of tarot readers before now and I'm extremely excited.

You've come to the right place!!  If you read tarot for a business, you can become a paid reader.  For $2 a month or $20 a year you can have a place to advertise your site.  Take a look at our Paid Readers section towards the bottom of the index page.  There are also links in the side panels of the site.  It is the only part of the website open to all traffic.  Anyone coming in on a  Goggle search can find you here.  We also offer a mentoring program where members can volunteer to mentor a new beginner to tarot.  We have exchanges and circles so there is a lot you can check into for your own needs!  Have fun!

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