To give you a view of some of the images, I decided to do a forecast for the week ahead using my new deck. Remember this is a personal forecast, which may or may not show energies you are also working with.
Card 1 - Monday and Tuesday - The Fish simply translates into money. It offers good fortune and reliable resources.
Card 2 - Wednesday and Thursday - The Bouquet represents a gift and happiness. Connecting back to the Fish gives a sign of this gift being in the form of money, financial profit.
Card 3 - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - The Lily is the business card, signifying work-related issues. (An alternative meaning for the Lily is purity and peace, according to the keyword list accompanying my deck.)
The Week Ahead
The week begins with the focus on money, which is provided in the form of a gift in the middle of the week. The weekend brings the week to a close with significance on business, perhaps the gifted money came from work, or could it be the gift will be put to business use. Either way, all of these flowers give me a sense of peace and natural growth.
Tarot Blog Hop presents the question, ‘What traditions are important to you in
how you read Tarot?’ Advised to use the question as the basis for this post, I
debated on what direction to take. I decided to go back into the past, back to
the very beginning, or at least as far as I could venture.
The Sola Busca Tarot a redrawing of the oldest
existing Tarot deck, printed in the late fifteenth century in Italy.
and when did it all begin? Myths and theories vary on the subject of the Tarot’s
origin. The evidence suggests in the late 14th century cards
similar to what is known as the Tarot appeared in Italy and France.
early Tarot cards were used in card games. Which leads to the question – Which
cards came first – playing cards or the Tarot?
to Tarot historian Tom Tadfor Little, traditional playing cards date back to
1375, arriving in Europe from the Islamic societies. The first known Tarot deck
was created in the 1450, which suggests the Tarot derived from the traditional
first mention of the use of playing cards turning toward divination came in
1487. The first reference of Tarot connecting to such shows up in records from
a trial in Venice, in 1589. After this, no references to the Tarot connecting
with divination appears until the 18th century.
early decks were painted. Mass production didn't begin until the 1500s, with
the invention of the Gutenberg press.
we can find Tarot decks everywhere and in many forms. From themed to traditional decks,
from fortune telling to self-discovery, over the years the Tarot has made a
place in our culture. No longer does one have to hide the desire to explore
these images, at least not as one would have had to in the days of witch hunts.
you all enjoyed this short history on the Tarot. Much more detailed information
is available on this subject, and in no way does this post even gets close to
covering the massive topic.
There are benefits to handcrafting your own tarot bag.
You can pick your own fabric design. You can add character to the bag, by adding details: use a fabric pen to add writing, design a small pocket to place a crystal, or maybe add some beads to the pull string. The ideas are endless and the choices are yours.
You also give a gentle flow of energy into the bag during the time you handle the material. Sort of like food that tastes better when cooked with love, your tarot bag can have added protection it was created with love. And it’s easy!
Stop by my Tarot Examiner page for quick and easy steps to creating your own tarot bags.
I chose The Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck to assist me in this week's creation. The cards pulled - 11 Balance, 5 Wisdom, and 8 Power. In Tarot Talk, these would be Justice, The Hierophant, and Strength.
Hope you enjoy the Five Sentence 'Tarot' Fiction.
Jamie took a deep breath and stepped out the window onto the ledge, holding her arms out to stabilize herself. She heard her old gym teacher’s voice instructing her on posture, but that was long ago. She moved along the edge, one step at a time, moving toward the point of the roof. On the sidewalk below, pedestrians scurried back and forth in hurried movements of life. Shifting her body into a diver’s pose, Jamie dove toward them, releasing her wings at the last possible moment, taking flight and soaring upward.