100 th Weekly Witchy Challenge catch-up – Challenge Entry
#1. A Touch of Tarot
The concept of telling the future with tools isn’t new. Vikings threw runes, Witchdoctors threw bones and other peoples back to Neolithic times searched for a way to find answers. The idea of Tarot Cards originally was done with a simple deck of playing cards. Decks as we know today was originally (at least, documented and registered, was in the 1400’s. These decks often had flavors of Ancient cultures, I.E. Egyptian, Roman and Greek. Decks since then have changed, in theme, from Dogs to cats as a theme, Angels and Dragons, and so on.)
This entry is fun as I’m going to list all the Decks I could find. There are more that I just cannot find them. (In the SheShed, organized chaos, you know.).
I should have done one on Chaos about my shed! Oh well…
I have many decks, some as old as 30 years + and some still in their wrappers.
I, am what is called a, collector [Which means hoarder? need therapy…or maybe I’m, like Golum…Mine, Mine, mine!]
I found 18 decks but I have more and I put them away so I would know where
they would be. (Translation? I’ll never find them again.)
Celtic Dragon - Donaldson
Dreams of Gaia
Dragon Tarot – who did like me so I gave it to my niece
Game of Thrones
Magical times (Empowerment cards, by Jody Bargsma)
Past life Oracle
Madam Endora’s Fortune Cards
Nefertari Tarot - beautiful & reads well for me- favorite
Miss Cleo [another Egyptian deck- thanks C4]
Kittens Familiars Tarot digital
Australis - Mini Tarot Deck – digital
I have actual books with some and a few books without decks
Tarot for Dummies – for fun, just basics
I used to do readings for my son’s friends on Halloween when they were teenagers.
First of all, I told them that the readings of tarot was for fun.
But this also was an opportunity to reinforce right and wrong, good or bad, how to treat others. But my most unasked for advise was to treat themselves well.
I would gently slide in the concept that promiscuity wasn’t a very good idea. This part was generally an adult to child teaching. Since these kids are now middle aged, it’s been a while. When their reading was done, it was spot on. I always used my favorite deck, still do.
Other than that, I rarely give readings except for myself.
My brother, once, asked me to do a reading and reluctantly I did. He tried to ask for a certain thing he wanted to know but I asked him if I could do it blind. He agreed.
In the reading, a business opportunity either had already been offered or would be, soon. I told him it could be a very lucrative offer. The choice was his.
When I finished, I reshuffled the deck and asked what his question was and he said, “You’ve already answered it.”
He and his son started a landscaping, snowplowing business and it’s still running strong after 25 years.
I thought that Tarot was a way to teach and fun, which it is. But it’s also prophetic.
I’m one of those Tarot Tellers that doesn’t like negative readings, if something comes up negative, I waltz around it. Like warning young girls not to sleep around. The cards were coming up essentially, warning about promiscuous. Love is something you can wish for all you want, but keeping a clean body and a kind heart was the best way to find it.