Monthly Archives: February 2017

Excerpt: Observe The Cards

Here is a short extract from Episode 7 called How To Work With The Deck, you can see the whole here. Below the video you will find the written version.

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OBSERVE THE DECK

One of the first and most basic thing is to simply observe the cards. Take card after card and observe the details of an image. Here is just a couple of example questions:

What colours are used?

Where are the things situated in the image?

What does the card show? People or animals?

What symbols are used?

What is the size of the things in the image?

What is the relation of the things in the image? Are they separate? Are they close?

There is plenty of details on the cards waiting for you to discover them.

It is equally important to notice your own impressions and feeling you have while watching the cards.

Do you like this card?

Do you think it is good for you?

Can you identify yourself with this card?

Can you imagine yourself being in the card?

Your feelings, emotions and impressions are very important just as it is with interpreting the dreams. Like Carl Gustav Jung noticed it is not just the content of the dream, it is also your attitude towards the plot that counts. It reminds me of this famous anecdote about Jung dreaming of the dragon and then realising that the feeling he had in this dream was identical as what he felt in the presence of his mother-in-law.

It does not mean that you will have exactly same attitude towards a card all the time, your initial impression may change (and usually does) while your work progresses and understanding broadens. It is mostly noticeable with the heavy, “bad” cards such as The Tower or The Devil. For many users their first impression is dislike because they show dependence and destruction. However, sooner or later they realise that these cards show the elements of life and are in fact nothing to fear but rather something to face.

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Excerpt: Daily Work With Cards

Here is a short extract from Episode 7 called How To Work With The Deck, you can see the whole here. Below the video you will find the written version.

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DOES THE DECK REQUIRE CLEANSING?

It depends. There is the general belief that cards are your personal object just like toothbrush and they are soaked up with your energy so you should not let other people touch them.

If you buy a new deck then it most probably is already packed in the factory and you will be the only person touching it. However, if you get the already used cards (and some question whether you should even use at all the cards which belonged to somebody else), you should first cleanse them from the previous owner’s energy. No matter how good their vibes are, these are not your vibes and remember that the cards are to speak to you. In this case cleaning the deck is essential.

I also realise that some people are not so strict in allowing others touch their cards, I think it is up to an individual.

HOW TO WORK WITH THE CARDS

After initialising the deck the real work begins. You will probably be working on two levels:

-intellectual, almost “scientific” level when you search for the information in books and articles to find the information about the basic, traditional meaning of cards

-your own, personal level of communicating with the deck which concentrates on your practical experience and understanding of the cards’ language.

Obviously, it is not an easy nor quick to do task, it requires a lot of hard and regular work and you might in fact get discouraged at some point.

All this is applied to the structured, divinationary decks, I do not refer to the oracle cards here.

DAILY CARD

One of the best and most popular way of getting familiar with the cards is picking the daily card. You may pose a question What will happen in my life today?  What can I expect today? What should I pay my attention to today? or, the most constructive, What can I do to make the best of today?

On the practical level I advise you to do it the previous day in the evening because mornings are usually quite busy and you may not have enough time to concentrate.

In the evening you can also wonder about the whole day’s sequence of events to see if and how the card’s message has manifested in your life. I suggest writing them down so that you can come back to them later and see if you can observe any patterns in what the cards say.

Excerpt: Creating Bond With The Deck

Here is a short extract from Episode 7 called How To Work With The Deck, you can see the whole here. Below the video you will find the written version.

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START WITH CREATING THE BOND WITH THE DECK

I realise it may sound strange because you associate creating the bond rather with living creatures than with the objects such as cards. However, cards are the tool to communicate with the higher dimension so by “personalising” your deck you are sending a signal there saying, I am ready to hear the answers from you.

On the practical level, we usually initialise the cards by moving them above the flame of a candle so that it can absorb the energy of fire. I also do it above the bowl of water, the incense (energy of air and wind) and the stone to complete all the four elements. However, the ritual details are not as important as your feeling that this is now your deck and you are ready to communicate with it.

Again, I understand this may seem weird to many but this is the signal sent to the deeper layers of psyche that now you are ready to communicate with the higher dimension.

Excerpt: It Is Easy To Find A Deck Now

Here is a short extract from Episode 6 called What Kind of Deck You Should Use, you can see the whole here. Below the video you will find the written version.

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IT IS EASY NOW TO FIND A RIGHT DECK FOR YOU

It is much easier now to find a deck for yourself than ever before. You have plenty of possibilities now, there are different publishing houses (Lo Scarabeo in Europe, Llewellyn in the USA, Blue Angel Publishing in Australia) and ways to get your deck. If you live in a bigger city, you can go to a mind-body-and-spirit bookshop and get one but you do not even have to leave your apartment because there are also numerous stores in the Internet.

Excerpt: Which Came First, Divisionary System Or A Deck?

Here is a short extract from Episode 6 called What Kind of Deck You Should Use, you can see the whole here. Below the video you will find the written version.

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 SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THE DECK OR THE DIVINATIONARY SYSTEM FIRST

You may wonder whether you should choose the divinationary system first and then search for the appropriate deck within this system or choose the deck first and simply adjust to its system.

I have experienced both ways of finding the deck.

When I was very young, just twenty, I got interested in the Tarot cards and was studying its theory although I limited myself only to books and articles at that time without owning an actual deck. A couple of years later I finally felt ready to buy my own deck (it was Tarot of the Mermaids by Lo Scarabeo) and started to work with the cards.

However, my experience with runes was totally different. One day I saw a beautiful, absolutely stunning deck used by a fortune teller on TV (later I found out it was Power of the Runes by Voenix) and found it so fascinating that I felt I simply must have it :D. So I bought it and later started to search for the information about the runes, its meanings, origins, legends and so on.

  Both attitudes are good but the essential thing is to be ready to work hard with the cards and to transform your personality while discovering them.

Excerpt: Your Intuition Will Tell You Which Deck You Should Work With

Here is a short extract from Episode 6 called What Kind of Deck You Should Use, you can see the whole here. Below the video you will find the written version.

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PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE CHANGES IN ATTITUDE

While working with the cards, it is best not to assume that your attitude towards a deck will be stable and consequent. In fact it is very probable that it will vary depending on your current mood so working with the cards requires flexibility. You have to learn to listen to your inner voice of intuition and be ready to respond when it says, Today I am in the mood for this deck, not that one. It may happen that you choose a deck to work it but then after a month or two you simply feel it is not good for you so you put it back on the shelf. And then after a year you suddenly notice it, think of giving it second chance and realise it is actually fantastic.

This is how I work with the runes, I usually have my favourite decks with images (by Voenix and Dariusz Cecuda) but sometimes I am just in the mood for plain, simple signs and another time I do not even want to use the cards but runes engraved on the gemstones.

In fact professional fortune tellers often use different decks depending on the question they are posing so they have different cards to ask about love, health or finances.

And that is why the people who work with the cards often have a large amount of decks 😉 😀

Excerpt: You Must Like The Deck You Use

Here is a short extract from Episode 6 called What Kind of Deck You Should Use, you can see the whole here. Below the video you will find the written version.

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Anna Solun

START WITH THE PATTERN DECKS

I suggest starting with the pattern decks of the particular divinationary system you work with.

The standard decks for the Tarot cards are Tarot de Marseille and Rider Waite Smith Tarot but I suggest starting with the latter because unlike Tarot de Marseille it shows the Minor Arcana in a graphic way as the images, not just symbols. However, Tarot de Marseille is great if you want to get the better meaning of the Major Arcana. There is also Toth Tarot by Aleister Crowley but it is packed with symbolism and may be too ‘heavy’ for the beginners.

When it comes to runes, the simple signs are best to start with.

YOU MUST LIKE THE DECK YOU WORK WITH

Simply speaking you have to  enjoy watching the deck you use, it must be pleasant for your eyes. It has to talk to you, seeing the images you should be able to identify yourself with them somehow or even find yourself in the picture. If the images activate your intuition, this means this deck is good for you.

Some decks are pretty, detailed and colourful and watching them you admire the devotion and the amount of work the author put into the project but there is just one problem: it does not appeal to you. It does not speak to you.

Remember it is impossible to work with the deck you do not have a certain connection with.