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moondreamer
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From: durban
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posted October 24, 2003 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moondreamer     Edit/Delete Message
HELLO there everyone

I am new on this forum.
I want to know if a person can do Tarot with an ordinary set of cards.If so, how and what descriptions are there for different types of cards i.e queen, king, ten etc?
Thanx Moondreamer

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Randall
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posted October 25, 2003 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
Playing cards were a way to hide Tarot readings. If you use them, use them only for divination.

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"Never mentally imagine for another that which you would not want to experience for yourself, since the mental image you send out inevitably comes back to you." Rebecca Clark

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Aselzion
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posted November 26, 2003 02:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aselzion     Edit/Delete Message
Greetings Moondreamer...

Sorry to be exploring this a month after you originally wrote, but such is my timing these days.

Reading ordinary playing cards is not only possible, but has been elevated to an artform by some individuals.

There are several good books out on the market that discuss such readings... as I have learned the Tarot I tend to stick with what I know, so I don't often read playing cards... but have been known to use them when they were the only thing at hand.

I tend to prefer Tarot because it includes the Higher Arcana or the more spiritual aspect of the Tarot. These cards represent the universal Laws, the powers behind the throne, so to speak. The only vestige of the Higher Arcana that remains in the ordinary deck of cards is The Fool, who has been re-named the Joker in the regular deck.

He represents ALL of Us... the Soul incarnating on the physical plane.

Hope this helps a bit, and sorry it took me so long to get here..

Peace and Blessings...
A

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"Aum bhoor buvah svaha
Tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasaya dheemahi
Dhiyo yo naha prachodayat." ****Gayatri Mantra****

"We meditate on the glory of the Creator
Who has created the Universe;
Who is worthy of worship;
Who is the embodiment of Knowledge and Light;
Who is the remover of Sin and Ignorance;
May He enlighten our intellect."

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Randall
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posted November 30, 2003 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
http://www.geocities.com/twelveofhearts/intro.html

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"Never mentally imagine for another that which you would not want to experience for yourself, since the mental image you send out inevitably comes back to you." Rebecca Clark

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Randall
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posted December 03, 2003 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message
Nice site for playing cards.

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"Never mentally imagine for another that which you would not want to experience for yourself, since the mental image you send out inevitably comes back to you." Rebecca Clark

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