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Wanderer

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Re: Tarot Quirks
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2018, 03:39:48 AM »
When l shuffle my cards l wait until  the cards come to a point where they stop of their own accord,  its like they get stuck.  Never fails for me.
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When l finish a reading l shuffle the cards back in,  give the deck a tap on the table, thank them,  and put them to rest in their tarot bag.


Don't know if this counts as quirky but have always done this  ;D

How interesting... that's pretty much identical to what I do! Sometimes it's not so much stopping when the cards want to, as I can feel one getting impatient and reaching out to me with little clawed fingers... but in general, yes, I just know when it's the right time to stop.

I don't have a bag, though; I've been scouring second-hand and antique shops for the 'right' box to keep them in. It had to be old, ornately carved wood, with a sense of tangled darkness to it... and recently found what I was looking for, tucked away in a corner of a cluttered little antique shop. On this one, a deer is resting among a profusion of carved leaves, protected by the wildness. The inlay is red velvet, and the cards fit with about 1 mm to spare... so I guess it was meant to be.

I've no idea why, but it's important to me to keep the cards somewhere appropriate, to make them feel comfortable. I suppose it's a need to relate to them as if they had a personality of their own... which it very much seems they do!  :o

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Re: Tarot Quirks
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2018, 05:06:38 AM »
Glad you found the box you wanted Wanderer, it sounds lovely and ideal for your cards. If its for your Wildwood deck it could not be better. 

The tarot l am using at the moment means a lot to me so l wanted something special and meaningful to keep it in.  My mother passed away some years ago, we had a lovely relationship.  l kept some memento's of hers including a little cotton apron, she was a superb cook always conjuring up delicious apple pies and lemon meringues. Her apron was on my mind immediately as a little keepsake to put my deck in.  l wanted to have something old that had been used and seen life. So got my needle and cotton out and spent time making this bag.  Now l store  this deck with the energies and memories of her surrounding me and my cards.  It makes me happy when l get this deck out.

It felt right to do this rather than have the apron stored away, it may have been her wish and her thoughts that prompted me to do this. l feel her always around me.
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Re: Tarot Quirks
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2018, 05:24:41 AM »

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Sounds quirky enough to me, Thoughtful!  When I was learning and doing universal readings, I used to thank my decks for giving me the types of readings that I needed.  It was also through this time that I found my decks sometimes had a sense of humor.

The day before l give a private reading l always ask my cards how the reading will go.  l shuffle up three cards and they tell me what the reading will be about. They are always spot on and give me a general feel of what is on the clients mind.

Talking of humour, l like to pull a card last thing at night and so many times l have the 4Swords, "get to bed woman"  gives me a chuckle.
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Re: Tarot Quirks
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2018, 05:26:56 AM »
The day before l give a private reading l always ask my cards how the reading will go.  l shuffle up three cards and they tell me what the reading will be about. They are always spot on and give me a general feel of what is on the clients mind.

A reading about a reading. That sounds very meta. I should try it one time. :)
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Re: Tarot Quirks
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2018, 05:30:22 AM »
Yes do and let us know how it goes. Never thought of it in that way, but it works  ;D
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Re: Tarot Quirks
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2018, 12:45:30 PM »
The most quirky things I do is adding an image I relate to,
to my morning reading in my journal on this forum.
It sort of sets the tone of the reading and magnify the issue in focus,
giving it a somewhat personal esthetic touch.

I also meditate with a stopwatch on the reading for 5 minutes before going to work.
That way I get to integrate the understanding it points to into my day.

There are other quirks involved, but they are private.  :P

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Re: Tarot Quirks
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2018, 05:52:25 PM »
For the longest time i used to put my decks around in a salt circle to clense them because i didn't like sage...

:L i also leave them on the window on a full moon and sometimes if i feel the deck needs a restart I'll re organise the suits so they can spend time with their family.

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Re: Tarot Quirks
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2018, 04:34:44 AM »
For me, when I don't have a particular question or spread in mind but still want to work with a deck, I have a "conversation" with it.

I hold the deck in my hands and randomly alternate between cutting, riffling, and overhand shuffling the deck. I just think about my day, what I'm looking forward to, what's stressing me out, etc and stop to pull cards when I feel like the deck compells me to do so. It feels like having a normal conversation with a friend where they let me vent. I find its a great way to figure out the personality of your deck.
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Re: Tarot Quirks
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2018, 04:36:27 AM »
For me, when I don't have a particular question or spread in mind but still want to work with a deck, I have a "conversation" with it.

I hold the deck in my hands and randomly alternate between cutting, riffling, and overhand shuffling the deck. I just think about my day, what I'm looking forward to, what's stressing me out, etc and stop to pull cards when I feel like the deck compells me to do so. It feels like having a normal conversation with a friend where they let me vent. I find its a great way to figure out the personality of your deck.
I love this! I’m going to have to give it a go!! :D
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Re: Tarot Quirks
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2018, 05:28:59 AM »
For me, when I don't have a particular question or spread in mind but still want to work with a deck, I have a "conversation" with it.

I hold the deck in my hands and randomly alternate between cutting, riffling, and overhand shuffling the deck. I just think about my day, what I'm looking forward to, what's stressing me out, etc and stop to pull cards when I feel like the deck compells me to do so. It feels like having a normal conversation with a friend where they let me vent. I find its a great way to figure out the personality of your deck.
I love this! I’m going to have to give it a go!! :D

I love doing it. Recently I've been talking about my crush and its fun to see how each deck reacts. Some are cheerful, and some are just so done with my indecisiveness.
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Re: Tarot Quirks
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2018, 11:03:44 AM »
I talk a lot to my decks when I perform readings or any other exercise with them, which I think qualifies as a valid quirk. I tell them what we're gonna read about, how the spread works, how many cards and that I want the deck to let me know when the cards for the reading are ready in the proper sequence as I usually pull from the top. The feeling of readiness is usually a solid feeling in the gut! I'm glad I live alone because I'm sure it would seem really weird if anyone caught me doing it ^-^

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Re: Tarot Quirks
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2018, 10:03:23 AM »
I mainly perform only one reading at a time, so whenever I finish one I almost always re-arrange the cards in their original sequence. While I'm doing this, I always take note of:

1. The very last major I pick up, which serves as sort of an indicator of the auspiciousness of the situation I was reading about

2. Which suit fills up first - if it's Wands I'd have to pay attention to my projects, career,  and businesses, Cups to my relationships and spiritual practices, Swords to current/impending concerns, and Pentacles to my finances and health.

3. The very first Court suit that gets completed. Swords mean some possible problems in the horizon, Cups and Wands are neutral - things would go in accordance to the effort I expend on them, while Pentacles are very positive.

This is just a personal system I spontaneously developed on my own. I'd say it's rather accurate tho.

I do something similar. After a reading, I deal the remaining cards into five piles (the majors and the four suits) starting from the bottom of the deck. When I'm done, I see which cards have ended up on top of the piles, for a little extra insight. I also like to shuffle the deck 17 times (for the Star), in hopes of giving the reading a positive spin. (I know that not every spread will have a positive outcome, but a little hope never hurts).
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