Re: Help please?
By: WhiteRav3n / Knowledgeable Jul 30, 2011
Post # 3
What kind of deck is it? There are many. Is there a box? If so, what does it say. If not, take a picture of one of the main cards, like The Fool and post the link here so we can help you to identify it.
Different decks have explainations to their artistry/symbolism in connection with the meaning of the tarot card itself. It helps to know what the images symbolize to aid you in remembering their meanings.
even though decks give slightly different explanations to the cards, the base meaning and symbolism is usually fairly the same, even if you cant find the ones that match your cards you can use a book for any deck. i have a pdf for the rider waite on my laptop. also you couls always go by your intuition and make your own meanings
Re: Help please?
By: WhiteRav3n / Knowledgeable Aug 01, 2011
Post # 9
I agree with Untold. It is easier to be able to match pictures with meanings. Its a way that helps people to learn and associate the cards with their 78 seperate detailed meanings.
To just memorize the 78 meanings without connecting it to the image of the card would make it very frustrating unless you have a superior memory. But most are visual learners, and relating to the images gives each card a personality. And to me, my 78 cards are 78 parts of a story. When I do a reading, each one gives the story of whatever I'm reading on.
I've had the same deck for over ten years, and honestly, I could stand to switch to another deck. I've connected the meanings to the pictures, not the names of the cards. I'm terrible with names in normal everyday life because I am very visual, and the tarot is no different for me.
In fact, I tell my five year old daughter stories with my tarot by shuffling them and dealing them out one by one. She calls them my "story cards". Little does she know, she's slowly learning the tarot herself by connecting personalities and events to certain cards. But if I began a story with different style of tarot, she would have no idea what the cards meant.