I'll have the cards laminated in diamond before I practice any ca(r)tomancy. Mine keeps taping and scratching everything that might even remotely interesting. Brightly colored, highly contrasting cards are my cat's favorite pincushion.
Have you ever used tarot cards for casting spells? For magic(k)? For rituals?
If you haven't, can you say why?
The New Orleans Voodoo Tarot really lends itself to ancestral magic.... Great for that very powerful....
Should I ask if any of you are ever worried about the cat going in and out of the circle on a whim or is that too off-topic? I lock mine outside the room, just in case.
I don't know how to use them in this way. Do you have reference materials to suggest?
Donald Tyson - Portable Magic
Janina Renee - Tarot Spells
Kraig and Greer - Tarot Magic
James Wells - Tarot For Manifestation
I'm sure there are others out there but these are the ones I thought of off the top of my head.
...Thanks for the list Tanga Which ones have you read and what did you think? Any particular things you recommend to try?
...Talking about Kraig, well, spinning around while holding a card in my hand until I drop to the floor from dizzyness is definitely not for me; also, I wonder how some of the card meanings were derived. But I know that some have much respect for Craig.