Join Date: 02 Aug 2011
Location: Munich, Germany
I played with the idea for a while and I think it is a great layer of meaning for the pip cards, even if not the first one for me. But totally worth thinking about it!
*** Se donner du mal pour les petites choses, c'est parvenir aux grandes, avec le temps. (Samuel Beckett) ***
|24-07-2012||Ask a Professional Tarot Reader Top #22|
Join Date: 04 Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Since starting this thread I've grown to understand that, in the long run, each deck can be useful in its own way;
each bears its own "fingerprint", cast of characters, symbolism, and lessons to teach.
Within the framework of a complete system, such as the Tarot, there's actually room for infinite variations.
Much like life!
I recently did a 4-deck "Archetype" spread, in which 3 of the decks represented the Male/Female/Child "higher archetypal consciousness".
(The decks I ended up using for the Archetypes were the Tarot of Prague, Victorian Romantic and Paulina).
Due to these decks' diverse imagery, the similarities/differences between the 3 Archetypes became very pronounced visually.
I don't think the results would have been as striking if I'd used 4 separate TDM's instead (though in all fairness I can't say for sure because I only own 1 TdM).
Also, I wanted to comment on Thoughtful's posts:
In fact, it is both funner & easier for me to NOT use spreads when reading with a TdM -- I can always add more cards later if I feel the need to develop the sequence more.
For example, if I've drawn 3 cards, with the last one being a Queen pictured looking to the right, I'll add another (4th) card to discover what she's "gazing" at.
So, while there are many past life spreads on this forum, I would just ask the 1JJ deck about the special connection you share, and draw some cards.
It would be fascinating to learn the results if you've done, or ever do, a Past Life spread with this deck!
We are all teachers,
We are all students,
We are ALL
|20-08-2012||Ask a Professional Tarot Reader Top #26|
Join Date: 21 Jul 2012
Nice to see you back here on your thread Princess Paulina, and thanks for reading my post.
I did look at the past life spreads here at the forum, but it was hopeless for me they were too detailed and formal. I work very much like you in that l ask my cards a question, shuffle, then lay 5 or 7 cards taking from the top. If need be l also will add one or two extra cards. I also take note of which way the tarot folk are facing plus l use colour as well. This has been a very effective and accurate way to read for myself and others. I can't be doing with the 3 pile, celtic cross, etc.etc. not that they arn't right for others, they just seem so tedious to me. When l started out with tarot l didn't know about spreads as such, just laid them out as my intuition and instinct directed.
I did ask my 1JJ if we had worked together in a past existence, laid out 5 cards and got a resounding yes, can't remember the cards now (should keep a journal, l know!!).
There is definitely a wise male teacher energy that emanates from my cards, l can ask any question and get a clear forthright answer back. Not only do l get my answer, l also get further teaching coming through, hard to explain but its as if the cards l have in front of me are showing extra instruction non-related to question, but nevertheless definitely insightful as to giving me ideas and inner knowledge.
Its a shame that this little orphan deck isn't as loved as it once was, but l am very happy l adopted it, and as long as my questions are serious and l don't ask the same question over and over it repays me tenfold with its wonderful energy and helpfulness.
|20-08-2012||Ask a Professional Tarot Reader Top #27|
Join Date: 24 Aug 2004
Location: NC, USA
|21-08-2012||Ask a Professional Tarot Reader Top #28|