Sunday, May 06, 2007
I recommend taking you're time in these first steps, because they will be very important. The first step in the practice of Tarot (tarot-reading) is the choice of cards, which deck will fit your personality the best? There is many thousands of tarot deck, everything from angle cards to the Indians totem animals. This part should be taken very seriously, as these will be the messenger to you.
I will here give you my personal account, so you have something to compare to; Back in 1995-96 I bought ‘the standard tarot deck’, which is Aleister Crowley’s tarot deck. I call this deck standard, because it is standard here in Denmark where I live, and actually it is mostly this deck of cards that the shops carry. Then I started out in the small way, making reading for myself. But personally I found it harder to do a reading over myself, I tend to think the very worst about myself. The very best way – is non-existing – like everything else ‘perfect’. For several years I practiced with these cards (but I have to personally state, I don’t like them or their way of illustrating its message they bring even darker images in my head when reading them – too dark cards for me - personally). Around 1999 me and my parents took a little train trip to Sweden/Malmø, I truly love this city, and its connection to the old is still more visible than here in Denmark. We were walking on an old brick road (I love these old roads, the feel of them are more real than anything in reality itself). Suddenly my mother said, is that not a store which you would like? I looked up and saw a store window filled with Tarot cards and crystals and such. I very quickly entered the store, and found what I was looking for. They had so many tarot decks that I was just about to be confused by all the different symbolism, when suddenly I saw the cards that I am now using. It took me years to find the ‘right’ set of cards for me personally.
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