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Re: Two of Cups Tarot Card help

Unread post by starsinthesky7 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:56 pm

Rukia Fae,

I am sorry but this is a lucky mojo forum to discuss lucky mojo products. Unfortunately, it is not the place to seek general advice about hoodoo, and card readings. I would recommend that you get a professional reading done such as through AIRR www.rootworkers.org

Sometimes its better to have a professional do the reading because sometimes as readers we cannot read for ourselves clearly.

Good luck to you.
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Re: Two of Cups Tarot Card help

Unread post by Devi Spring » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:57 pm

I would take that as a positive indicator for your query.

However, this forum is not for general tarot or even general hoodoo discussion, but is here to help people figure out which Lucky Mojo products would be best for their case, and how to use them. So unfortunately your post is off-topic here. There are plenty of tarot discussion groups online where I'm sure you could find some more in-depth advice.

Also, you could also invest in a $10 / 10 minute reading with an AIRR worker to help confirm or refute your own reading, and perhaps provide some more insight into the cards that you yourself pulled. http://www.readersandrootworkers.org
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Re: Tarot, Tarocchi, Tarock Cards Questions and Answers

Unread post by ConjureMan Ali » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:59 pm

If you look at the readers on AIRR you'll find that we use all sorts of divination methods. From various forms of cartomancy to casting lots, astrology, Bibliomancy, and so much more. Each of these methods are just that: methods. Not anyone of them is inherently better than the other. Instead they are a means by which we communicate with Spirit, unlock our intuition, and peer into the spiritual realms to discover the ebb and flow of time and reality.

Some methods are better suited to certain situations versus others, but each system is highly versatile. Accuracy therefore is not determined by the system, but by the reader themselves.

Looking through the profiles of AIRR you'll see all the systems that we are familiar with and all the systems that we work with in our daily divinations.
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Learning Tarot

Unread post by ProfessorBubbles » Fri May 27, 2011 10:46 am

Greetings,

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this. I am curious...I have been listening to the LMHRWH radio show. Miss Cat and Dr. K use tarot for insight into their callers issues. I am a tarot reader and a root worker...but I am not familiar with the way they use their cards. How does one learn this style?

Thank you so very much,
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Re: Learning Tarot

Unread post by ConjureMan Ali » Fri May 27, 2011 6:35 pm

Miss cat reads with the Rider-Waite tarot deck and her style reminds me of the readers of my youth. She is a spiritualist and so is deeply spirit-led and her cards are more than a set of meanings. They are whole experiences. If you've ever had a reading with her you'll know she associates stories and even songs to various cards. I suggest you go get readings from her and even set up a consultation/magical coaching session or two to learn more about it.

This style speaks more to experience than anything found in books.

Dr. K on the other hand reads with the Quest Tarot with guidance from his nfumbe which is his spirit-guide in his prenda/nganga.
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Re: Learning Tarot

Unread post by Devi Spring » Fri May 27, 2011 6:39 pm

I think you learn by talking to other readers who are rootworkers - that traditional way of knowledge transmission. ;)

You could certainly hire some time with an AIRR worker for some magical coaching on their methods for reading. I know I always take notes while listening to the radio hours specifically to learn bits and pieces of their interpretations of the cards. It's deepened my own divination with tarot for rootwork dramatically.

I do know that it wasn't until I started asking my spirit guides to lead me in my readings, rather than worrying about set meanings and associations that things actually opened up and really got down to business. If that's not something you do already with your readings, you may wish to try invoking spirit guidance before each reading and see how that changes things for you.
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Re: Learning Tarot

Unread post by ProfessorBubbles » Sat May 28, 2011 10:41 am

Greetings!!!

Thank you all so very much!!!

Devil Spring...you and me both!!!! I listen to the podcasts over and over again with a notebook. They are where I was inspired to look at the cards meanings from a different perspective. Almost my entire learning has been from the traditional knowledge transmissions as you so wonderfully put it...not books.

More time communicating with my Spirit Guides on the issue is always a great suggestion. Thank you!!!

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Re: Learning Tarot

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sat May 28, 2011 11:16 am

Bubbles,

I use what the lady who taught me called "the Old Three Card Cut."

This method -- and its near-relations, "the One Card Cut" and the "Four Card Cut" (the latter being Dr. Kioni's method) -- are very old ways of reading. Under the general name "Cutting Cards," these simple forms of card reading are implemented with all sorts of card decks, including Euchre decks (32 cards), Oracle decks (32 or 36 cards), Spanish decks (48 cards), Poker decks (52 cards), and Tarocchi decks (78 cards), and are popular with conjure workers all over the USA.

The various "Cutting Cards" methods do not rely on a "layout," in the way that the "Celtic Cross," "Rainbow," "Pentacle Spread," "Wheel of the Year," and other "occult" systems of card reading do -- nor are they "counted" methods in which sub-packs are formed, as is found among some of the popular European techniques of card reading.

As Ali noted, the Old Three Card Cut is quite popular among Spiritualists, but card cutting is also found among Baptist root doctors, as you can learn by reading the book "The Fabled Dr. Jim Jordan" by F. Roy Johnson.

The fact that card cutting methods are relatively little known to those who enter card reading via books that describe cartomancy according to occult and hermetic traditions is just an artifact of how well the hermetic layout methods have been promoted in books, while card cutting has remained an on-the-ground practical method used by down home workers who teach the next generation one-on-one and whose students do not rely on book learning for their education.

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Re: Learning Tarot

Unread post by MaryBee » Sat May 28, 2011 1:58 pm

I love talking tarot :)

When I first picked up the cards (over 12 years ago, eek!), I learned from the book that came with the deck. It wasn't a good process for me, personally. Things didn't click until I got a reading from a tarot lady who asked me to contact her teacher, Marcia. Before taking me on as one of her students, she read my cards to see if her guides and spirits agreed that it was the proper time for me to be taught.

Marcia's method is based on the Rider Waite deck, Celtic Cross spread, with some numerology and Kabbalah mixed in (Marcia comes from the Jewish tradition) and I got so much out of the class and continue to do so. Marcia also taught me to read "cuts", as we shuffle; you make the client's question known, you cut the cards and the first "cut" holds some aspect of the answer. I learned some "quick" reading methods too.

For me, when I read for a client or even for myself, the cards kind of turn on a radio signal that open up to Spirit. I can do psychometry and some other kinds of psychic work, but it's when I lay out the cards that Spirit really starts to speak to me.

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Re: Learning Tarot

Unread post by ProfessorBubbles » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:28 am

Greetings,

Thank you all so very much for all of your wise and helpful input. I have been nabbing willing subjects at the shop and practicing reading from a different perspective. It has been amazingly wonderful and fun to see the way different centers are opening up in my connections.

Again, thank you all.

Cheers and Blessings,
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Re: Learning Tarot

Unread post by Miss Bri » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:40 am

I learned to read from my mother and she followed the tradition of Baptist card readers in our family--we use a three card cut and occasionally I use a 4 card cut. I like this style, although I know the more elaborate spreads, because it is simple, elegant, down to earth, and as miss cat said, lends itself to the widest variety of cards.
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Re: Learning Tarot

Unread post by ConjureMan Ali » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:28 pm

I also do a three-card cut, but for longer more involved readings I have custom spread that I've developed over the years and that help me reveal each aspect of the situation.

So depending on the situation I may do a three-card cut or I may use my custom spreads.
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Re: Learning Tarot

Unread post by Devi Spring » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:40 am

I definitely favor the 3 card cut for rootwork readings. Simple and effective!
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Re: Learning Tarot

Unread post by shakuni » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:41 am

How do You use the 3 cards in a 3 card cut, would You use them as 1. past 2. present 3. future.
or another way in rootwork readings.

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Re: Learning Tarot

Unread post by aura » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:38 am

Hi shakuni,

you can read past/present/future in a three card cut. the method can also be used to provide greater insight into a single question or issue. hoping this helps ;)

that said, an experience from last night which was a first for me reminded me of this thread; particularly of a comment in it that Mary Bee made:
MaryBee wrote:For me, when I read for a client or even for myself, the cards kind of turn on a radio signal that open up to Spirit.
and I was wondering how others' experiences relate to this.

While I'd read tarot passingly as a teenager, without much seriousness, the practice dropped out of my life until about six months ago after a 15 year hiatus. I thus began giving myself a 4-card cut every evening as a way of relearning the meanings and to begin putting together the messages in the cards. Not very long after I was (and am!) listening to the Rootwork hour, adding like Devi mentioned so well, new depth and richness to the cards and to the practice of reading.

Last night, we had a girls' club meeting after work (when there are only about 10% women at the mine-site of 600 and you're there for 21 days: you stick together :D ) and, feeling ready, I brought the tarot deck with me and offered a 3 card cut to each woman as my gift (we all bring gifts for each other). I specified that I was a beginner but that I'd do my best. Turns out, I, did nothing.

It was there first time that I literally felt Spirit Speak/Move. Words and situations arose in my mind's eye in a fashion that it never had when reading for myself. The words and the readings slipped off my tongue like water over bedrock. It was a truly humbling and profound experience. Upon returning to my room I showered rubbing myself down, cleansing, and also praying thanks. It was Strange, a little unsettling, Moving and Beautiful. It cemented the relationship I was beginning to develop with the cards and has opened the door on a very interesting road to walk.
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Re: Divination Tools: Tarot, Cartomancy, and Oracle Cards

Unread post by Conjuremoon » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:01 pm

I read through some of the posts here. I wanted to also state for new beginners that Divination just like Root work, takes dedication. There really isn't any right or wrong way. Just like COnjremanAli stated, the Tarot is a tool, to inner guidance, like keys that open up a secret door. They aren't to be used at a whim. It takes years of dedication and talent. I have many nice boxes for my tarot, and the main deck I read professionally with, my Rider Waite, does not like to be in a box, lol! I just place it under the window each night. A lot of those myths, are just myths. I have read tarot for over 23 years, and I have studied it every night of my life, since I was young. I love the Tarot, and my life is dedicated fully to the study and practice of it. I have practiced root work for around 6 years, but will not perform it for customers as I don't feel I am seasoned in it enough. I know it takes years and dedication to master something it doesn't come overnight.

I have had my share of many fortune tellers in the area, being jealous and talking about me. The truth is, I am good at my craft because I spend most hours of my day on it. When I was in high school I came home every night for hours and practiced my tarot reading for hours. The Tarot is my life, and I lost friends and others because of my dedication. So, when people are jealous they must realize, that this took most of my life, and time to practice it. People don't realize it. Like Dr Kioni and Miss Cat said on the LM radio , they perfected their root work and they are the original. Sorry to vent. Look at all the hours Miss Cat had to have put into creating all the advice on this site, and the online book. for free. That is dedication to a craft.

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Re: Learning Tarot

Unread post by ClaireOZ » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:48 pm

i really dont have knowledge on reading cards and every time my classmate went to this ladies it made me curious to join with them.

am, can you give me an idea how may i know that their doing the reading right?

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Tarot card reading interpretation wanted

Unread post by Enjoy_The_Silence » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:58 am

I had a reading done for me and needed some insight on this certain combination of cards...

I like others opinions on this because it was a very important reading...please let me know any advice.
Thank you!

The reading was [cards deleted: off-topic for this forum].

any insight?
Thanks!

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Re: Tarot card reading interpretation wanted

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:08 pm

Enjoy_The_Silence, I am sorry, but this is not a tarot card forum. This forum is about African Amercian folk magic, called rootwork, hoodoo, or conjure.

We do provide links to tarot readers, but you would have to pay them for a reading. See them here:

Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers.
http://readersandrootworkers.org

We also sell a variety of tarot card decks in our spiritual supply shop, and you an see and purchase them here:

Divination
http://luckymojo.com/mojocatdivination.html#tarot
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Tarot Card Divination Questions and Answers

Unread post by artsie » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:55 pm

Hello,

I am addressing this question to people who practice Hoodoo and astrology. Do you work with the two aspects together? For example, while performing a divination using tarot do you combine natal charts (if available)? Do you use horary astrology in conjunction with traditional hoodoo techniques? What are your views on horary astrology?

I am just curious and like to know your views on this. Thanks!

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Re: Hoodoo, Tarot & Astrology

Unread post by ConjureMan Ali » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:39 pm

I am not sure what you mean combine horary astrology with hoodoo techniques. Horary astrology is a method of getting yes/no answers to questiosn posed by applying astrological analysis at the birth of the question.

Perhaps you mean electionary astrology which is used to select the most astrological potent timing for an event. This can be applied to magical endeavors as well. One can elect an astrological potent time to work a particular conjure like love, blessing etc.

The use of astrology as a means of divination is not unheard of in hoodoo and there have been some notable astrologers among conjure doctors. At AIRR, Miss cat, Deacon Millett, myself, Susan Diamond, and I believe Valentina Burton all practice astrology.
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Re: Hoodoo, Tarot & Astrology

Unread post by Dr Johannes » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:18 pm

Simpler forms of electional astrology is common practice in terms of timing the work according to planetary days, hours and lunar phases.
If you can not see clearly with one divinatory method, you use another at your disposal. What matters is the result. If you do not feel a certain spell has sufficient power and the knowledge of astrology is at your disposal you pick a suitable timing to enhance your work.
And as Conjureman Ali said, some offer this as a divinatory service to clients.
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Re: Hoodoo, Tarot & Astrology

Unread post by artsie » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:18 pm

Thank you CM & Dr. Johannes for your answers! :)

I have had a horary 'reading' a couple of times and I was given a time frame of when a certain event can happen. What I meant to ask was, can spiritual workers give a more accurate time frame while doing a divination using Tarot and their knowledge of Horary astrology?

Thank you!

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Re: Hoodoo, Tarot & Astrology

Unread post by Dr Johannes » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:34 am

artsie wrote:... What I meant to ask was, can spiritual workers give a more accurate time frame while doing a divination using Tarot and their knowledge of Horary astrology?...
Your question is upside down. Some spiritual workers can tell you on the minute when a baby is going to be born, when a person will die and anything that is firmly set in fate and time. And this without using anything else than their divinatory spirit or by tossing a few twigs on the ground. Horary astrology, like all other tools of divination is just that - a tool.

The gift of being a seer is not in the tool.

The right side of the question can look like this: "Can I, artsie, use give a more accurate time frame while doing a divination using Tarot and my knowledge of Horary astrology?"

For that to be answered correctly you may need to do a divination. :-)
Try combining your natal chart with horary astrology and so on and see if this will be revealed.

If not - well you could always put this question when ordering a reading from Deacon Millet: http://www.readersandrootworkers.org/in ... on_Millett
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Question for Mrs Cat about Tarot Card Readings

Unread post by DestinyAndFate1 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:25 am

Hello,

I was just wondering, when you're doing a tarot card reading, Cat, do you use reversals?

Thanks.

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Re: Question for Mrs Cat about Tarot Card Readings

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:43 am

No, i do not.

When i was young, i first learned to read with playing cards, and they read the same both ways. There are no reversals.

When i got my first Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck, i did use the reversals, as per the teachings of Arthur Edward Waite, because the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot is what is called a "one way deck" -- it has an "up" and a "down."

Then i switched to the Marseilles deck and other forms of tarot, and many of them are a combination of a "both way deck" (on the suit cards) and a "one way deck" (on the court cards and trump cards), and it felt weird to read reversals on some cards and not on others, so i stopped reading reversals.

I eventually settled on the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck as my favourite, but by then i had stopped reading reversals, and never took up that technique again.

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Re: Question for Mrs Cat about Tarot Card Readings

Unread post by DestinyAndFate1 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:14 am

Oh I see, thanks! I myself have the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck, its a wonderful deck.

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Re: Question for Mrs Cat about Tarot Card Readings

Unread post by autumnalflower » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:07 pm

Thanks for your input Miss Cat.

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Re: Question for Mrs Cat about Tarot Card Readings

Unread post by Joseph Magnuson » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:26 pm

Thank you for that tidbit of information, cat. I had known that you did not read reversals, but never knew the story behind the choice. Now I do!
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Re: Spell to help with my Tarot readings

Unread post by snakedoctorcharm » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:40 pm

This is great! I am going to try this!

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Re: Spell to help with my Tarot readings

Unread post by MissMichaele » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:56 pm

A beautiful spell. Thank you :)
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Using Tarot Cards as talismans on Hoodoo Altars

Unread post by lampofwisdom » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:10 am

Hi there,

I am just wondering if anyone has had experience in using specific Tarot cards from either the major or minor arcana on a hoodoo altar (example: perhaps using pentacles suit for wealth, etc....)?

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Re: Using Tarot Cards as talismans on Hoodoo Altars

Unread post by Joseph Magnuson » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:31 am

I have done this before solely for the symbolism contained within the particular card. I find it works very well for me to do so.

I will also turn cards during a longer spell and keep a record of those cards turned.Many times I will place those cards on my altar to meditate on whilst working said spell.
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Re: Using Tarot Cards as talismans on Hoodoo Altars

Unread post by lampofwisdom » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:52 am

Thank you for the quick response. To further that, I'm assuming that using a combination of cards layed down in a particular spread could be a very specific way of asking for something in the form of a petition. So in addition to writing something on parchement paper, one could lay out the cards in a specific diagram with each card representing a desired outcome or at least influence to come into your life (or another's)?

As cards really do have a life of their own, I've always been fascinated by how one could utilize this in a talismanic sense.

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Re: Using Tarot Cards as talismans on Hoodoo Altars

Unread post by Miss Bri » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:47 pm

Well since there is no one way to do a Hoodoo altar I am sure the answer to your question is yes! :-)
Like Joseph I work with the cards when I create altars for clients, sometimes I affix them to vigil candles, sometimes clients ask that their petitions be written on copies of the cards. Reading with tarot cards is one of the more popular forms of divination and most modern day root workers do work with these cards. But you could also use regular playing cards or Lenormand cards in the same manner.
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Re: Using Tarot Cards as talismans on Hoodoo Altars

Unread post by ConjureMan Ali » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:59 pm

I use the Tarot cards in this manner. I often will place three cards around the work that reflect the spiritual forces I'm tapping into.
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Tarot Cards Blessing, Cleansing & Spirits?

Unread post by taramaria » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:08 pm

This is a three fold question in one. I was raised since the age of 9 reading tarot cards as I grew up in a family who did. I began studying Hoodoo through this site a few years ago. While far from an expert in Hoodoo I am versed in it.

1) I am trying to come up with LM products to cleanse & prepare an old deck or prepare a new deck. My idea for cleansing the cards would be to smoke them in LM Van Van, then white a white candle with Blessing oil, then put some psychic vision powder on them and perhaps shuffle the powders into the cards, then maybe lastly smoke them with Frankincense for spirituality.

2) is there any traditional Hoodoo way of Blessing the cards?

3) I also knew a reader growing up who you could order cards from, and she would have you wait a few days so she could put her spirits in them. I know for a fact his reader did Hoodoo because all of the spells she did, were definitely Hoodoo based. I know Hoodoo is also a mixture of people's interpretation of it, so the Spirit thing could have just been her thing. But did anyone ever hear of that?

Any ideas ?

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Re: Tarot Cards Blessing, Cleansing & Spirits?

Unread post by Devi Spring » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:27 pm

I've heard of some practices when one first gets a deck that involve some rituals that take days or weeks in order to install a spiritual presence in them. This was in relation to a specific spirit that they were using as a Spirit of Divination and it ensured that spirit's willingness to recognize and utilize that deck as a tool of communication. However I have never done such.

I don't get overly complicated with my cards and oracles. I pray before each reading, and I have a Psychic Vision mojo that I wear when I'm doing divinations. I'll usually spritz my cards with a cleansing spray before I pick them up to shuffle on the query - sometimes Florida Water, though you could make one yourself out of some Psychic Vision or Master Key or Spirit Guide bath salts dissolved into some water you put into a spritzer, or whatever else you feel is appropriate. I'll spray myself with that same mixture, and usually put a dab of a blend of those 3 oils onto my hands before shuffling the cards. All of that takes me about 1 minute, so nothing too complex or involved. I also prefer to have some kind of incense burning as a read, I may use frankincense & myrrh, or Psychic Vision depending on how the mood strikes me.
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Re: Tarot Cards Blessing, Cleansing & Spirits?

Unread post by Joseph Magnuson » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:34 pm

I smoke my cards with incense from time to time. I also use a small amount of oil on my hands (not too much, eek) and handle the deck. This seems to work very well for me. I will include them on my altar when doing work for myself regarding Psychic Vision. I hand sewed a small purple pouch that I keep them in when they are not in use.

Now I'm wondering how each of you reading this cleanses and "cleans" your tarot decks?
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Re: Tarot Cards Blessing, Cleansing & Spirits?

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:56 pm

1) This sounds good.

2) Place the opened deck on a small pedestal (like a candle stand) or in a small saucer in a triangle of three 4" altar light candles dressed with Blessing Oil or Van Van Oil plus Blessing Oil. The pedestal or saucer is simply to protect them from the possibility of wax running on the table and touching them. Burn the lights in sections, over the course of 7 days, or, if you want to be very elaborate, get three times seven candles, one set of three for each day of the week's planetary colours, and burn each set out in one day, for a seven-day burn.

3) Yep. i have heard of such things. What i described at (2) above is part of this -- just call in the spirits as you do the work and there you are!
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Re: Tarot Cards Blessing, Cleansing & Spirits?

Unread post by taramaria » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:11 pm

This is amazing thank you Devi, Joseph & Cat. When I am reading for people I do take a candle white or blue & bless it with LM Psychic Vision, Clarity & Crown of Success oils. I pray over the candle that I may have the vision using , that I have the clarity to actually read the cards accurately and then Crown of Success so that my readings are successful. I used to burn incense but my significant other isn't fond of, it , so I got an oil burner and I put in LM psychic vision oil and I will say my readings were spot on that day, my clients felt good energy, all of them commented that day, and asked what I burned.

I am going to mix a blend of LM powders. I just got inspired by one of Cat's other posts. I am going to get, LM Psychic Vision powder, Master Key & Blessing. I am going to use this blend of powders every Sunday or once a month to bless my cards. I think I will also burn a candle as Cat suggests above with it on Sunday.

It is funny, I have most of LM oils, a lot. And out of all, I thought Blessing would be used least of all. It is almost gone, this is my go to oil. I use it for everything. Out of all the oils I thought Psychic Oil or Money House Blessing, would be used most. Nope, the Blessing. I use it for everything. Also, and I don't know if anyone else does this little secret, every candle I make I blessed first with a tiny bit of LM Special Oil #20, wow, it really boosts the energy. In fact my clients who I make candles for, at times, when I use this, say they can feel a vibration off of the candles. It is amazing.


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Re: Tarot Cards Blessing, Cleansing & Spirits?

Unread post by ConjureMan Ali » Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:40 pm

Oh man I love LM's Psychic Vision products. It is probably one of my favorites and really shows how high quality their products are. I anoint my head and hands with the oil before I do readings and it packs a punch.

I put new divination tools in a ring of Van Van and Blessing candles and then smoke them with Psychic Vision and Master Key and dust them lightly with Money Drawing and Steady Job since I work a professional reader.
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Re: Divination Tools: Tarot Cards

Unread post by katrink » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:54 pm

This may be a bit of a silly question, but do you find (and this is anyone who has been reading tarot for a while) that you still refer to what books have said for what cards mean or is it 50/50 with what books say and your own personal intuition? Or do some cards mean something else for you?

I have the Arthurian Tarot deck which my mom bought for me when I was 16, and I have dabbled with readings and I want to get more into it, I just find that sometimes, some of what the cards are saying throws me for a loop. I just ordered the Rider-Waite tarot deck from lucky and I am hoping as a "new" beginner deck that might help me, I find that the Arthurian deck intimidates me sometimes. :P
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Re: Divination Tools: Tarot Cards

Unread post by ConjureMan Ali » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:46 pm

The Tarot cards act as little files for me. There was a time when i stuck to the meaning of the books, but over years and years I find cards associated with certain experiences, feelings, and ideas so I find that they are much closer tied to my intuition over anything else.
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Re: Divination Tools: Tarot, Cartomancy, and Oracle Cards

Unread post by aura » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:18 am

Hi katrink,

I'm with ConjureMan Ali on this one. The cards opened themselves once I let go of the instruction book and let them speak for themselves. That's not to say that I don't still have my favourite reference guides that I enjoy flipping through or using as bath-tub reading since every time I go through them, another subtlety of a card will imprint itself on my mind and be absorbed into the well-spring from which readings rise ;) Ultimately however, intuition leads.
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Re: Divination Tools: Tarot, Cartomancy, and Oracle Cards

Unread post by katrink » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:51 am

Thank you for all the replies! It's interesting to hear how people interpret their cards. :)

I just realized when I ordered my mini Rider-Waite deck from the shop I forgot to order a book with it. I am just doing up my stuff I want for this month and I am wondering which book do you think I should get?

Pictorial Key To The Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite -> BOO-DIV-PKTT
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Introduction to Tarot by Susan Levitt -> BOO-DIV-ITTL

Any suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. :)
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Re: Divination Tools: Tarot, Cartomancy, and Oracle Cards

Unread post by jwmcclin » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:53 pm

If you are not an experienced reader, purchase the Introduction ...actually either will work...which one are you drawn to?
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Re: Divination Tools: Tarot, Cartomancy, and Oracle Cards

Unread post by katrink » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:50 am

The one that stuck out to me first was the Pictorial, but I think that's the graphic designer in me wanting to see the pictures. ;)
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Re: Divination Tools: Tarot, Cartomancy, and Oracle Cards

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:31 pm

Both the Pictorial Key and the Introduction have illustrations. Pictorial Key was actually written to go with the cards over 100 years ago and predates all of the various "little white books" that come in modern decks -- except, of course, it is much bigger and better. No theories, just the interpretations. I consider it essential, but i'm an old fogey.
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Re: Divination Tools: Tarot, Cartomancy, and Oracle Cards

Unread post by Miss Bri » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:02 pm

I agree 100% with cat-I love Pictorial Key to the Tarot-if you are reading RWS its a must have.
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Re: Divination Tools: Tarot, Cartomancy, and Oracle Cards

Unread post by katrink » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:25 am

k done and done! Thanks for all the advice! :)
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Re: Using Tarot Cards as talismans on Hoodoo Altars

Unread post by ckolb » Wed May 09, 2012 3:16 pm

Ms. Cat had some great work on this at the cursing workshop last Sunday.
It was in regards to cursing but could be adapted to anything. It's actually really exciting, similar to Miss Bri's use with the candle, but with a little twist I wouldn't have thought of.

If anyone missed it, my understanding is that we can order the "LUCKY MOJO FLYERS, COMPLETE SET IN REPORT COVER" in a couple weeks and it will include all the workshop flyers, including the tarot cursing flyer.
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Re: Using Tarot Cards as talismans on Hoodoo Altars

Unread post by starsinthesky7 » Thu May 10, 2012 2:33 am

I love using cards in ALL of my work. It helps to focus the intentions as well. you can takeout just one card, or pull 3 or several cards and put them in an order to focus the intentions.
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Thock Deck

Unread post by ConjureWitchery » Wed May 30, 2012 6:04 pm

I saw that Miss Cat sells the Aleister Crowley Thoth Deck in the Lucky Mojo Catalogue.

However, it is the deck that I plan to purchase over the next few weeks.

Is anyone familiar with this deck?

Several of the reasons why I'm purchasing this deck is:
  • Astrological and Kabbalistic Correspondences
  • Beautiful artwork by Lady Freida Harris
  • The fact that the cards are a little bigger and will fit myhands
  • I'm ready to move beyond Rider Waite
Any recommendations, advice, or suggestions?
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Re: Thoth Tarot Deck

Unread post by Doctor Hob » Wed May 30, 2012 6:14 pm

I started off reading the Thoth deck, before switching primarily to the Rider-Waite-Smith. It is a gorgeous deck, and I still keep it in rotation during my practices and readings. My Thoth is actually slightly smaller than my RWS, and more flexible, as it isn't as aggresively laminated. It handles beautiully, and reads well. I think the Thoth and the RWS are both equally complex, just (as you pointed out) in different ways. If you listen to the Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour, you will hear a few readers who use the Thoth; Lukianos is the one I remember most surely, but I believe that both Lou Florez and Miss Benedikte used it as well.

I just recently had a wonderful reading from Mary Bee, who was using it then, too.

I don't think it's a deck you can go wrong having around.
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Re: Thoth Tarot Deck

Unread post by aura » Thu May 31, 2012 5:08 am

Hi ConjureWitchery,

I read with the Thoth deck for global life trends and spiritual growth issues. It's beautiful, complex and like you, I love the artwork. Personally, I don't consider it ''beyond'' or ''better'' or ''more profound'' than the Rider-Waite deck, it simply has different strengths and portrayals of certain situations. Either it agrees with you or it doesn't. But like Mr. Hob, I don't think you'll go wrong with the purchase.

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Non traditional deck

Unread post by Aphrodite » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:37 pm

Anyone ever used, Guide to the fairy ring deck? I have had the easy tarot deck for awhile, but we weren't compatible, but with the fairy ring, i feel a bond like never before. Anna franklin is the author, and paul mason the illustrator.
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Re: Non traditional deck

Unread post by taramaria » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:52 pm

Hi Aphrodite, I would say use any deck you have a bond with.

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Books on pmystry and taro!

Unread post by talismanpower » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:49 pm

Hello,

I was wondering if i can get more knowledge about tarot card reading and pmystry ? Can you suggest me some books or even some website address that would help in this regards? Thank you!

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Re: Divination Tools: Tarot, Cartomancy, and Oracle Cards

Unread post by aura » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:57 am

Hi talismanpower,

You won't get website recommendations on this forum which is devoted to Lucky Mojo products; however you will find a lot of useful information to answer your question in this thread. You should also check out the occult library at the LM on-line store which has many fun titles to salivate over: http://www.luckymojo.com/mojocatbooks.html

Blessings and happy reading!
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