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ALEXANDRE
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Reading Tarot cards is fun, but reading regular playing cards is more versatile. Everywhere I go there is a deck of playing cards. Almost anytime, anywhere, I'm able to have a sitter shuffle the cards, I do a spread and give an interesting reading.

Cartomancy, like tarot, is the use of cards to divine the future. Both divination with playing cards and tarot can be referred to as cartomancy but typically the title refers to divination with regular playing cards.

Cartomancy works on the same ideas and principles as tarot except that, instead of having the minor and major arcana, it only has the equivalent of the minor arcana.

Divination with playing cards however is much more difficult in some ways because regular playing cards lack the pictures to act as clues to the meanings of the cards. Therefore, in order to help fellow performers with learning Cartomancy Overnight, I have added effective memory suggestions for people interested in this to better remember them!

I know people around here read the Tarot, Psy Cards and the various Fortune Telling cards available ... but how many read regular playing cards? Do you guys have a certain cleansing procedure for reading these? Or just take them out from a game of poker and do a reading?
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Here in my place... mostly fortune tellers here use playing cards instead of tarot since it very rare to find some of those here. when doing a reading they request for a new deck that haven't been opened and used for gambling. before they open the deck they say some latin prayers and procede to the reading. of course they hand you back your deck of cards.
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Interesting. Thanks for that.

The reason I ask is because when reading the Tarot, some readers like to do certain cleansing procedures; some enjoy keeping their cards wrapped in silk to protect it from negative energies; some don't let others handle it at all.

I'm more casual in my approach to reading regular playing cards. I have on occasion gotten a deck of cards straight from a game of poker. What I like to do is handle the cards for a bit, shuffle and cut them, play with them ... I tell people I do this to rid the cards of negative energy and to get better connected with them. This is usually enough. I soon have the casual sitter shuffle and cut a few times, then we commence.
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The deck of cards maybe annoted, some seers do that; I have a one century old annoted deck in my collection. I sometimes perform Zodiac with the annoted deck, it helps giving an interesting reading during the effect.
Or you may use a specialy nice deck, like the almost impossible to find Deck of Nall.
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Curator, a question. Where did you get that wonderfull Zodiac cloth? Did you make it? I have your book and I love the effect, but to be able to lay the cards out on a cloth like that would be great...

-thomas
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Same goes here, a clean, untouched, deck of card is used (most of the readers around here are muslims, so they go on about the devil's presence in a deck of card that has been used for gambling,cheat,deceit and that truth wont be shown through the cards, you wont see expect evil deeds and misleading paths) they say an islamic prayer, invocating allah (note that allah means literaly god, just like god means dieu in french...it's not a proper noun...)

if water and soap is non existant, they take a handful or dust/sand, rub their hands together (supposedly it cleans...) say the prayer, ask god to protect all who is present, draw a circle that no evil spirit can penetrate, go on with the reading...

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On 2005-09-19 18:49, sarcophilus wrote:
Curator, a question. Where did you get that wonderfull Zodiac cloth? Did you make it? I have your book and I love the effect, but to be able to lay the cards out on a cloth like that would be great...

-thomas


I made it.
I use it from the beginning (30 years ago), it folds and is extremely easy to carry.
I have another one, black and silver, also in leather.
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Intersting idea Alexandre. Curator, is that your website? Cool stuff
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