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Author Topic: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.  (Read 5996 times)

Offline Annabelle

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Re: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2019, 04:36:44 PM »
I've been collecting tarot since 2005 and currently own 1011 decks.

I have never considered myself a tarot-buying addict, though. It's never posed a problem in my life; I've been extremely fortunate in that I have a supportive partner, a home big enough to easily contain the collection, and sufficient pocket money to (usually) buy decks when I want to while still getting the bills paid.

There have been times, especially when I started collecting, when I bought indiscriminately and ended up with some decks that I didn't like and felt guilty for buying. I've long since traded or given away some of those poorly chosen decks, while a handful of others still sit in a dark corner of a dark shelf for now. In the last several years, I've stopped trying to buy every deck and started seeking out specific kinds of decks (historical patterns, TdM variants, etc.).

All that said, I have over-indulged in retail therapy many times in my life -- for example, I spent about 2 years impulse-buying expensive makeup products and feeling so guilty that I would do all that I could to get to the mail box first every day, so my partner didn't know just how much I was spending on lipstick and eyeshadow and such. In the end, I gave away tons of makeup to friends and student workers and stopped the buying spree, but not until I had train cases of products stashed in every cabinet and closet in the house. Would I say that I had a shopping addiction in that case? Truthfully, yes.

The difference between buying a ton of makeup vs. 1000+ tarot decks? My tarot collection brings me tremendous joy, but makeup never did. I don't feel guilty about things that bring me joy.

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Re: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2019, 08:40:05 PM »
Interesting thread, but it does not feel as an actual de-enabling thread.


So, if I actually need de-enabling, is this the place I should come to?


Case in point: The Influence of the Angels Tarot. It looks like the love child of the Victorian Romantic and Kat Black's Golden Tarot. It is divine in every way. It has metallic gold edges. It is already in my Amazon cart. Help me!

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Re: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2019, 11:15:11 PM »
Interesting thread, but it does not feel as an actual de-enabling thread.


So, if I actually need de-enabling, is this the place I should come to?


Case in point: The Influence of the Angels Tarot. It looks like the love child of the Victorian Romantic and Kat Black's Golden Tarot. It is divine in every way. It has metallic gold edges. It is already in my Amazon cart. Help me!

You will get bored pretty soon from seeing all those wings. It’s just too sugary sweet! Plus, it makes no sense - If the hermit had wings then why would he still walk up that mountain. I feel that it misses a very important point on symbolism because the hermit is (in my opinion) not a being above us, but someone that has walked the walk and now holds a light for the others. Anyone can and will take on the role as the hermit in their lives. We will be the hermit in some areas and the fool in others. This deck has decided on a theme and force-fitted it onto tarot. And it lost something in the process. You want substance over pretty if you really want to connect with tarot.

How’s that?! Did it work?  ^-^
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Re: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2019, 06:41:34 AM »
Plus, it makes no sense - If the hermit had wings then why would he still walk up that mountain. I feel that it misses a very important point on symbolism because the hermit is (in my opinion) not a being above us, but someone that has walked the walk and now holds a light for the others. Anyone can and will take on the role as the hermit in their lives. We will be the hermit in some areas and the fool in others.


Great de-enabling post, Raggydoll. THIS part is the one that got my attention. It's a really good point. Now I'm getting there --thanks to you!  :)

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Re: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2019, 04:53:06 PM »
So did you wind up buying the deck, @FLizarraga?

I love this thread! I have a few loose rules that I've developed in my time as a (very, very) casual collector, and they help me quickly work past my initial giddy enthusiasm for a deck, haha:

  • No decks by multiple artists, because for me the different art styles tend to disrupt the flow of the deck
  • No decks with art that uses photo-collages or photography, because I know from experience that I get far less out of those art styles; it's illustrated art for me only. (Plus this rule weeds out a huge number of decks so it's convenient, haha.)
  • No Major Arcana-only decks
  • I also try to avoid decks that are too stylistically and thematically similar to decks I already own. So, for instance, I have the Badgers Forest deck so I don't want/need another animal deck (though I'm probably going to give in and buy the Brady Tarot at some point). I already have the Hirajeta deck so I don't need another dark fantasy/horror - themed deck unless it's extraordinary, etc.

I've also realized that the thrill of chasing down a rare deck isn't always worth the payoff — I just found this out with the OOP Slow Holler deck. I really thought I would love this deck, but now that I've finally managed to get my hands on it after losing a few ebay auctions, I'm having trouble loving it the way I thought I would. (This is probably because I broke one of my rules, haha — it's a deck by multiple artists!)

Oh, and I definitely second the instruction about finding as many images of the deck online as you can. That's a huge help/clarifying thing for me.

The fun part is that I think having these rules in place makes me love a deck more when I make an exception for it.  I broke the #3 rule to get the Jugendstil tarot and I don't regret it in the slightest. And my one totally multi-artist deck, the Cosmos tarot/oracle, is just stunning, so why would I need another one? And my sole Lenormand deck (the gorgeous Alternate Realities Lenormand) is a photo-collage deck.  What can I say? The code's more like guidelines, etc.
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Re: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2019, 05:39:54 PM »
Interesting thread, but it does not feel as an actual de-enabling thread.


So, if I actually need de-enabling, is this the place I should come to?


Case in point: The Influence of the Angels Tarot. It looks like the love child of the Victorian Romantic and Kat Black's Golden Tarot. It is divine in every way. It has metallic gold edges. It is already in my Amazon cart. Help me!
Oh great!  Now I've put the deck on my wish list in Amazon.  :bwah:

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Re: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2019, 07:07:03 PM »
So did you wind up buying the deck, @FLizarraga?


Thanks to Raggydoll, not... yet. But I know I'll cave in eventually...
I have the same... not so much rules as hangups. I have had a couple of gorgeous photo decks and they just don't do it for me. Same for multiple artists (no cohesion) and majors only --though this last rule is a bit more lax when I like the deck enough. *sigh*
[/size]I can't say that I have avoided decks too stylistically and thematically similar to the ones I have, however, as I own at least half a dozen vampire decks, just off the top off my head, and at least four cat decks --although I don't really go for animal decks, either, but you know how it goes...

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Re: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2019, 07:08:47 PM »
Interesting thread, but it does not feel as an actual de-enabling thread.


So, if I actually need de-enabling, is this the place I should come to?


Case in point: The Influence of the Angels Tarot. It looks like the love child of the Victorian Romantic and Kat Black's Golden Tarot. It is divine in every way. It has metallic gold edges. It is already in my Amazon cart. Help me!
Oh great!  Now I've put the deck on my wish list in Amazon.  :bwah:


I'm so sorry, Saturn Celeste!  X-D

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Re: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2019, 11:18:02 PM »
Interesting thread, but it does not feel as an actual de-enabling thread.


So, if I actually need de-enabling, is this the place I should come to?


Case in point: The Influence of the Angels Tarot. It looks like the love child of the Victorian Romantic and Kat Black's Golden Tarot. It is divine in every way. It has metallic gold edges. It is already in my Amazon cart. Help me!
Oh great!  Now I've put the deck on my wish list in Amazon.  :bwah:

:((  >:D X-D
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Re: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2019, 12:56:06 PM »
Which Angels Tarot is this?
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Re: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2019, 01:26:17 PM »
Interesting thread, but it does not feel as an actual de-enabling thread.


So, if I actually need de-enabling, is this the place I should come to?


Case in point: The Influence of the Angels Tarot. It looks like the love child of the Victorian Romantic and Kat Black's Golden Tarot. It is divine in every way. It has metallic gold edges. It is already in my Amazon cart. Help me!
Oh great!  Now I've put the deck on my wish list in Amazon.  :bwah:
Take it out. It's sumptuous - but that disguises the fact that it's a LOT of pictures of - well, Angels. Now the book gives you a load of information about each of them - but when I buy a tarot deck, I want a tarot deck. This one will not read for me. I don't think it's ONLY that I don't believe in it all...
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Re: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2019, 04:56:51 AM »
Which Angels Tarot is this?


My question as well, surely not the Doreen Virtue one  :eek:
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Re: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2019, 06:30:11 PM »
Interesting thread, but it does not feel as an actual de-enabling thread.


So, if I actually need de-enabling, is this the place I should come to?


Case in point: The Influence of the Angels Tarot. It looks like the love child of the Victorian Romantic and Kat Black's Golden Tarot. It is divine in every way. It has metallic gold edges. It is already in my Amazon cart. Help me!
Oh great!  Now I've put the deck on my wish list in Amazon.  :bwah:
Take it out. It's sumptuous - but that disguises the fact that its a LOT of picture of - well, Angels. Now the book gives you a load of information about each of them - but when I buy a tarot deck, I want a tarot deck. This one will not read for me. I don't think it's ONLY that I don't believe in it all...


Good de-enabling, gregs!  X/

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Re: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2019, 06:31:37 PM »
Which Angels Tarot is this?


My question as well, surely not the Doreen Virtue one  :eek:


A new-ish deck, The Influence of the Angels TarotL https://www.usgamesinc.com/influence-of-the-angels-tarot.html

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Re: This is the DE-ENABLE thread concerning buying and reading of tarot.
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2019, 04:35:52 AM »
Thank you Flizzarraga, that is a beautiful deck, but no, no, no, you are enabling meeeee!  >:D

l have de-enabled myself by watching a youtube unwrap. l know now l could not work with it. This my sound strange but for an Angel deck it has no soul.  l see pics of Angels and people but they are so flat, nothing jumps out to me. l see nothing that is intuitive or exciting for me.
It reminds me a little of Kat Blacks Golden Tarot which l went off using eventually.
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