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Excerpt: Start Using Spreads

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.

START MAKING SPREADS

When you advance in your work, start making spreads to see more meanings and the connection the cards have with one another. At some point one card is simply not enough.

You can spread the cards for family and friends (if they accept you and the things you do) or work in the Internet groups or forums. Just let know that you are learning and will not take money but what you need is the verification to see if you get the meaning of the cards. Remember to respect the privacy of the person who asks you the question.

Some say you should not spread the cards for yourself because you are not objective. Although I generally agree, I must say I have always been doing it. My reason is that if you spread the cards for yourself (especially in the initial stages of your work with cards), at least you will not do any harm to other people. If you are not careful and do not work on your psyche, it is very easy to do the harm while reading cards for somebody. I follow the Buddha’s rule and try to always verify if the things I do, have no harmful effect on the other people. And in the end, sooner or later, you will simply HAVE TO learn to be objective because even if you project your desired outcomes onto the cards, reality will verify your prediction.

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Excerpt: Learning The Language Of Cards Is A Long Term Task

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.

 

You have to remember that it is a never-ending work resembling the onion which consists of many layers. Anytime you think that you already understand something, another layer will appear to show you that there is much more meaning hidden deeper inside.

Do not expect that you would be ready to read the cards after a week-end course. Even if a famous card author organises a huge workshop for multitude of people which lasts just a couple of days and awards you with a certificate stating that you can read the cards, do not deceive yourself. Working with cards is a long and hard work so do not expect the immediate results. Sadly we live in the times where we want the flashy things in an immediate and effortless way and learning the language of cards certainly is not one of these. But perhaps this is why I like it so much, after all I am Saturn’s child who prefers the complex and long term tasks which in the end bring much more joy.

 

Excerpt: Do Not Learn Cards By Heart

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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I will not tell you ‘Like, Share and Subscribe’ because I assume that if you like my channel, you will do it anyway. And if you don’t, I am ok with that, no hard feelings.

But if you have any questions, just let me know.

Thank you for watching!

Anna Solun

DO NOT LEARN BY HEART

We have this attitude imprinted in our brains that learning is always something we have to do by heart. Of course, there are some basic card meanings that you just have to memorise but again you have to adapt yourself to the language of the cards. It will be easier for you to learn by watching the story they are telling, after all the right hemisphere corresponding to the perception of images is also responsible for long term memory. At some point of your work with cards you will just understand the meanings and will not have to analyse or search for the flaws in your reasoning.

However, you have to remember that it is a never-ending work resembling the onion which consists of many layers. Anytime you think that you already understand something, another layer will appear to show you that there is much more meaning hidden deeper inside.

Do not expect that you would be ready to read the cards after a week-end course. Even if a famous card author organises a huge workshop for multitude of people which lasts just a couple of days and awards you with a certificate stating that you can read the cards, do not deceive yourself. Working with cards is a long and hard work so do not expect the immediate results. Sadly we live in the times where we want the flashy things in an immediate and effortless way and learning the language of cards certainly is not one of these. But perhaps this is why I like it so much, after all I am Saturn’s child who prefers the complex and long term tasks which in the end bring much more joy.

 

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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I will not tell you ‘Like, Share and Subscribe’ because I assume that if you like my channel, you will do it anyway. And if you don’t, I am ok with that, no hard feelings.

But if you have any questions, just let me know.

Thank you for watching!

Anna Solun

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.

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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I will not tell you ‘Like, Share and Subscribe’ because I assume that if you like my channel, you will do it anyway. And if you don’t, I am ok with that, no hard feelings.

But if you have any questions, just let me know.

Thank you for watching!

Anna Solun

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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I will not tell you ‘Like, Share and Subscribe’ because I assume that if you like my channel, you will do it anyway. And if you don’t, I am ok with that, no hard feelings.

But if you have any questions, just let me know.

Thank you for watching!

Anna Solun

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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I will not tell you ‘Like, Share and Subscribe’ because I assume that if you like my channel, you will do it anyway. And if you don’t, I am ok with that, no hard feelings.

But if you have any questions, just let me know.

Thank you for watching!

Anna Solun

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.