AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18) Have you been having problems with someone, either in person or online? If things have been rather tense, now's the time to swallow your pride and start communicating and compromising.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19) Are matters involving home, family, domestic arrangements, parents or property dominating your thinking? Things will gradually improve, as long as you stay centred and keep an open mind.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Work projects are favoured, as you make the most of the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus visiting your career zone. Creativity and motivation are high but try to keep a sense of perspective.
LEO (July 23 - August 22) Party-loving Lions are keen to socialise and circulate; mix and mingle; imagine and create; as you let your hair down and have some fun. But it's Equinox day so try not to overdo things!
PISCES (February 19 - March 20) You're thinking about a financial, business or work project as today's planetary patterns help you tackle tasks with extra energy and enthusiasm. But things won't happen overnight!
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Open and honest communication is the secret to success at the moment. There'll be plenty of opportunities to expand your peer group. But don't neglect your long-term friends in the process.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) The planetary patterns give tired Taureans a welcome energy surge today. The stars also favour some quiet contemplation, as you use your intuition to help you solve a current problem.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21) You're in the mood to help a loved one through a rough patch, or cheer up a close friend who is down-in-the-dumps. If you get drawn into a fiery discussion, strive to be balanced and fair-minded.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Scorpio is the sign of extremes, and you can have trouble relaxing. As we celebrate the Equinox - when day and night are of equal length - strive to bring more balance into your busy life.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22) It's time to get talking with your nearest and dearest about subjects you may not necessarily feel comfortable about. Try to be fair and balanced, as you view things from differing perspectives.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22) Business ventures are brewing at the moment, as you combine common sense with intuition to achieve a positive result. Don't be impatient though. Your dreams will take a while to manifest.
ARIES (March 21 - April 19) Are you being too subjective about a current issue? Take a step back, adjust your focus, and strive to view the situation from a much broader and wiser perspective. Balance is the key.
I've heard that you can use a normal deck of cards for Tarot. How do you do this? I'm pretty drawn to a deck I have because me and a friend would play with them all the time, so I think those would work great.
While using a normal deck of 52 playing cards is used for divination purposes (this is referred to as Cartomancy ), it's not at all like Tarot in the way of images, not to mention the absence of a Major Arcana. In order to really get Cartomancy with playing cards down, you would have to study, study, study the meanings of each individual card so that you could remember what each card means during a reading. Trust me when I say this: Tarot is a MUCH better (and more feasible) route to go if you are interested in divination via Cartomancy. But if you insist on using playing cards, I wish you all the more luck and power.
Re: Help with Tarot By: Eissy / Knowledgeable Aug 05, 2014
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22 Major Arcana (The Fool being unnumbered or 0)
Four suits of fourteen as follows;
The Joker or Wild Card
Four suits of thirteen as follows;
Treating the lists mutually, this shows how a deck of playing cards align with a deck of Tarot cards. the Jack of the playing cards can be treated as a Page, Knight, or both within the Tarot cards. As well as utilizing more commonly known Tarot spreads, one can use popular game card positions when using a playing card deck. Additionally, one does not need to equte a playing deck with a Tarot deck to use them in cartomancy.
Continuing the mention of cartomancy, it refers to absolutely any form of divination involving cards. This can include Tarot, playing cards, Oracle, and many more. I mean, you could even use trading cards as a pop culture practice if you wanted to. All you have to do is understand what the cards mean to you and plug them into different spreads.
The most important thing to remember about cartomancy is that you need to know what the cards mean to you as you are the one reading them. You don't even need to treat them as forms of divination; they can be quite the psychological tools that force you to look at various situations from different perspectives.