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Annie Kuzma
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posted October 07, 2003 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Annie Kuzma     Edit/Delete Message
In the Free For All section of the site, Yousay asked about telling the future with a regular playing deck.
I responded that they were a simplified Tarot deck.
Can you tell us more on the subject?
Thanks

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Aselzion
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posted October 08, 2003 02:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Annie...

Well, to the best of my knowledge you are correct... the regular deck of cards we use today is a descendant of the Tarot.

The suits correspond as follows:

Clubs = Wands = Fire
Diamonds = Pentacles = Earth
Spades = Swords = Air
Hearts = Cups = Water

The court cards of each suit:

Page / Knight = Jacks
Queens
Kings

So we see that the Page/Knight has been combined and eliminates one court card from each suit. This changes the number of cards in a suit from 14 (Pieces of Osiris ???) to 13 (the number of power and dominion !!!)

And of course the Joker is a descendant of the Fool.

So we can see a one to one correspondence with the 4 Seasons (the suits), the three Modalities of Astrology, Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable (Kings, Queens and Jacks), the 10 Spheres of the Tree of Life (the pip cards Ace - 10) and the numbers of weeks in the year in the 52 total cards of he deck. As always the Joker or Fool, stands apart from the crowd.

Reading regular playing cards will accurately describe things of a material nature, the workaday world and relationship and emotional issues. More Spiritual or esoteric interpretations are best left to the Tarot as they include the Higher Arcana, which addresses the Spiritual and Universal issues.

I'm sure we can come up with more, but I think this is a good springboard for discussion if anyone is interested.

Blessed Be...
A

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Annie Kuzma
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posted October 08, 2003 06:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Annie Kuzma     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you for the explaination!
I was wondering about the Higher Arcana,and where the association is to them in the playing deck.

I remember someone when I was little used to read the cards as they played Gin.
She called them "folktales".


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NikiSpeedy
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posted October 13, 2003 09:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NikiSpeedy     Edit/Delete Message
i waste my time i guess

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Randall
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posted October 14, 2003 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks, Aselzion!

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Randall
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posted October 20, 2003 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
What did you mean, Niki?

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Randall
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posted November 04, 2008 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
*bump*

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nattie33
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posted November 04, 2008 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nattie33     Edit/Delete Message
For some reason i am fascinated by regular playing cards.. here's a link i found
http://www3.sympatico.ca/terrir/divination_index.html

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