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For all decks that were derived from the Golden Dawn system (the Thoth, the RWS and their clones), I use the Golden Dawn foundation as tweaked by Aleister Crowley, with occasional minor sidelights from the RWS canon. All my readings following this approach have many similarities in style. For a deck that's radically different (like the Voyager Tarot) I use the creator's system and try to avoid bringing in anything from other systems. Lately, most of my alternating when reading for clients has been between RWS-based decks, so there isn't much variability in the interpretation. I don't key off the visuals too much, so artwork is secondary to the embedded symbolism. The story-telling that I wrap around the skeleton of core meaning is where the creativity and inspiration come in.
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