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More gansai links
I've found two more links for gansai information and one on etegami to share for anyone interested.
Although gansai can be used on many papers, washi paper is traditionally used.
Mulberry paper links:
In the Creative Circle, we are slowly working our way through the major arcana via The Fool's Journey. I wanted to document my own journey in its fullness here. This blog post will be updated each time I post a project to the Creative Circle so do check back regularly if you're interested.
0 The Fool
For the Fool, I represented the fresh start and taking a step of faith into the unknown by making some moccasin shoes.
1 The Magician
I decided to represent the Magician by knitting something to protect my hands. I'd noticed that in a number of the Magician cards, the hands were often being used to channel his creative energies to combine the elements in some way so this seemed a good idea!
2 The High Priestess
For the High Priestess, I used inspiration from some of my animal decks to connect the High Priestess with a cat and created this cute crochet cat, called Mysti, in the colours of the High Priestess's cloths from the RWS and The Herbal Tarot decks. (For more information on why this photo is staged this way please head to the Creative Circle for March 2023...)
3 The Empress
4 The Emperor
5 The Hierophant
6 The Lovers
7 The Chariot
9 The Hermit
10 Wheel of Fortune
12 The Hanged Man
15 The Devil
16 The Tower
17 The Star
18 The Moon
19 The Sun
21 The World
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I'm not a Business Owner
Hello, friends it is crucial to clarify that I do not have an establishment or corporation and therefore does not make me a business owner or own any business. However, from experience I do operate with a business plan and foundation. The full intention behind the use of the word "business" was meant to go into detail about structure and process earnings from tarot associating to a business. I'm sorry for any misinformation or misguidance this may have caused you. Thank you for your support thus far! 😟
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Clarification CardsIf you don' t understand a card, then how can an adjective or adverb card help? To use your example of a cat vs. an elderly cat----if you can't read the cat by itself, then how will the clarifying elderly do anything to clarify the cat because you won't know it's a cat that's being described as elderly? And of course, this is assuming the person using the clarifier even knows the meaning of the clarifier either, especially if they're just learning, which they usually are. Chariot, everyone is entitled to read the cards any way they choose and I'm not attacking your opinion or your way of using the cards, I'm just trying to give some good info here for new people. To give them the best Tarot "education" possible is our goal, right? I respect your Tarot practices and everyone else's here. Shadowcatto is new and she asks a very good question here. Being new, the answer is a resounding YES there is a definite risk of misinterpretation when pulling clarification cards. Of course there is. If she doesn't understand the original card, then she probably won't understand the clarifiers either, even if she thinks she does, and she can botch a whole reading this way. I'd far rather know that new people are not trying to rely on clarification cards because in the long run, it's just going to mess up their learning the cards and that's very sad. I'm also not a fan of people being accused of doing things with the cards till they get the answer they want. I'm not omniscient so I don't know why other people do the things they do and accusing them of just drawing cards till they get the answer they want is really not my place and shouldn't be my opinion. It all started back on AT when someone said it and then it caught on and became the "in" thing to say, I guess, but I don't believe it's true. Maybe of some miniscule minority but who are we to say? ETA: I drew extra cards when I was just learning, too, but it wasn't to get the answer I wanted, it was in hopes another card would be easier to read.🙂 I was just learning the card meanings and didn't know them well enough. The readings I did were on TV shows and things like that.- Grizabella replied to shadowcatto's topic in Tarot Talk & Technique
Clarification CardsI have yet to see a single person on this forum draw a "clarifier" card for this purpose. When someone has a question about their "clarifier" card, it's always because they didn't understand the meaning of the card in the position of the throw. It may not be the case in other places, but this is not the case here. (Forgive me if this is different in the exchange forums. I am referring to personal readings where folks ask for help with their readings.) I defer to @DanielJUK excellent advice. (I might also add that this is the third or fourth thread about "clarifier" cards on this forum and we keep giving the same answers to the same problem for people who seem not to want to read the cards in their tarot spreads before adding more and more cards!) If I see someone asking for help in personal readings on a particular reading and I see they are using "clarifier" cards, I will generally skip the thread entirely because it makes me feel they are not putting forth the effort to interpret the original cards in the first place. Or I will ignore the "clarifier" cards altogether if I decided to help at all. And mathematically, when using a "clarifier" you are exponentially confusing yourself even further. When you draw another card, you aren't simply to interpret that one card in relation to that original card. You should be interpreting that card in relation to every other card in the spread. Cherry-picking really isn't allowed in tarot. Does anyone really think that a drawn card in relation to the spread can be taken out-of-context in relation to the rest of tarot spread as it impacts the rest of the meanings of the cards??? (Especially if you draw a Major Arcana!) Context is everything! This will add even more confusion. In a three card spread, your first card had three interpretations in relationship the other two surrounding cards (including itself). Again, "Everything in context!" By adding a "clarifier" you will add six more interpretations. It isn't a simple matter of tagging on adjectives and adverbs, as you say. (And this is just and example of a 3-card reading. What if this were a 10-card reading? Then your factor of exponents potentially doubles from 10 to 20!) And what happens if your "clarifier" is the 2 of Wands for the 3 of Wands? How about the Knight of Wands for the Queen of Wands. How in the world in this supposed to help? Even worse would be if you were to get the 10 of Swords as an adjective for a seemingly opposite card like 10 of Cups. especially if one were doing a romance reading or something like that. If you do have a question about a single card, I was taught to take out that card, concentrate on it and do a completely different reading on that card as a completely different reading with a carefully formulated question surrounding that card.- fire cat pickles replied to shadowcatto's topic in Tarot Talk & Technique
Any special rituals you follow?I wash my hands, but that's not meant to be a ritual, it's just to keep the deck from becoming greasy with use. I lay a cloth, but not always, and I like to light a candle, which I usually do. I like to read after doing zazen meditation, as that helps me to concentrate on the question that I want the cards to answer. But I don't do any fixed rituals - these are just things I find useful.0- Esclarmonde replied to Deshy's topic in Tarot Talk & Technique