Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Repeat Card

An Illuminating Quad: Phone Fiasco

I decided to pull out my newly purchased Illuminated Tarot, and pull a quad of cards regarding my current phone fiasco! My iPhone has been locked out of its Apple ID, and having trouble-shooted the heck out of this thing I am still on the prolonged waiting end of things. It's been over a week now and Apple is still giving me the run-around, saying it could take as few as three days and as many as a month to get my account accessible again. Ugh. Security protocols!

So, I decided to pull four cards about it, to see whether any resolution was forthcoming. Overall, the reading was fairly encouraging, I suppose. The 2 of Diamonds shows up first. In this deck, this card combines something of the energy of the High Priestess with the 2 of Pentacles. It shows something being juggled. Maybe they are trying to figure it out? I hope that means they're busy with a solution. The next card to follow was the 9 of Clubs, a fairly happy card indicating clarity and success, directly correlating to the Sun card in tarot. The third card is the 8 of Spades, similar to Justice, again perhaps showing something being worked out. It kinda made me think, 'red tape' if you get my drift. The final card in the spread is the 10 of Hearts, which corresponds to the Wheel of Fortune. The only description given in the book was 'Plans set in motion' at least that shows movement of some kind.

I'll try to update this reading when I hear more!


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Newly Acquired: The Illuminated Tarot

Today I was feeling kinda blah and in need of a tarot-related pick-me-up. To that end,  I walked into the local Barnes & Noble book sellers with $20 and the intention to find a deck under $20 that looked interesting to me. If I didn't see anything that interesting I wasn't going to spring for anything.

Happily, I was not disappointed when I came across Caitlin Keegan's Illuminated Tarot. What a cool hybrid tarot/playing card deck! The box is lovely, the design is classic, the colors gorgeous. Even the card stock is interesting, fairly thick with a semi-gloss corrugated look. The concept is also really neat, although I admit that, at first, I found it confusing to read with, because I was still seeing it through the lens of a traditional tarot deck. Once I adjusted my 'Tarot Vision™' I managed to really enjoy this deck. It may take a while to get to know the meanings and associations with the major/minor cards, but I think it will be worth it.

I think I may use this deck exclusively for a while---perhaps for the entire month of June, or longer if I find it a meaningful pursuit. I've noted my readings with specific decks are more accurate and easier/faster to read when I've been using a particular deck exclusively/over consecutive days.

My phone is having issues (it may take a few days to fix) and so I had to use my husband's old iPod to take these photos, then make an awkward collage with them. Ha. But anyway.

To see more images from the deck, see this video intro


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Repeat Cards in App Readings

I've gotten a number of tarot and oracle apps for my phone, since it's a fun 'fidget' thing to use for a quick reading, or if I don't happen to have a physical deck on me at the time. One thing I like about tarot and oracle apps is that it is easy to get 'repeat' cards and messages, without having to shuffle cards back into the deck. And although I love these apps and there are so many different and beautiful styles available, sometimes a simple app, such as this Classic 1910 Tarot App, is just perfect.

This reading that you see here is a prime example of this repeat card phenomenon. The reading is about my daughter and her school experience, and I was gratified to see her significator card come up as the first card (Page of Wands) and then again later in the reading. The Strength card also featured twice. And I felt confident that the reading was addressing my question because my daughter's card was in the reading (twice) and the second card is the Page of Pentacles, a card I associate with schooling.

Anyway, I just thought I would share this with you all, as I'm sure many other people have had this repeat card experience with apps.

Much Love,