I also showed various aspects of each astrological sign that could be added to interpretations in a reading. This Artist’s Advice Part II is an extension of specifically that last part and shows you how to use a Zodiac Oracle in an actual Zodiac Houses spread, especially made for readers of The Queen’s Sword. If you don’t know much about astrology, have no fear…this article is here to give you enough pointers to use the Oracle alone or together with the Anino Lenormand or The Gravenchase Lenormand.
How to read with the Minchiate Fiorentine
Unravel the mysteries of this layered beauty in 7 tips
A mini-turorial by Djamila Zon
The Minchiate Fiorentine Tarot is a Tarocchi extraordinaire. Different images and a lot of extra very specific Major Arcana. These extra 19 cards make this Tuscan beauty a challenge. The Minchiate Tarot is a study deck to the nth degree, but worth every minute. It didn’t push aside all other tarot decks in popularity in the 17th and 18th century for nothing. If you are on the brink of losing your heart to this very special Ancient Italian this mini-tutorial on The Queen’s Sword will help you get a head start.
If you follow me on Eureka Readings (less active than this one, but linked to my practice) or are a friend you know I fell in love with Kipper about 2 years ago and have been certified in the traditional way of reading this 36-card system. But….good decks are seriously lacking. Especially ones that take into account which techniques are used in the Bavarian way of reading (where it originated). Not anymore! Toni Puhle just released her Kipper guide WITH accompanying deck to the world…for pre-order that is. The Card Geek’s Kipper deck and The Card Geek’s Guide to Kipper, both to be released on December 1st (so soon!). I was so excited, I used whatever info I could get from the newsletter, so forgive me for less quality pics and such. Later I will be able to add the good stuff… The Kipper goodies The book is a 200 page counting Kipper How To Guide. It starts with card meanings and moves on to how to get the most out of a Kipper read. Beginners and advanced readers can use it for reference, especially since Puhle has also included her personal Kipper-cabulary when it comes to all life’s situations….
What’s new in the world of Traditional Tarot for the coming months, up until 2018? A few decks mentioned in last year’s article are still being worked on. Michael Bridge-Dickson’s Arcanum X Tarot for example*, the Tarot Maria Celia is supposedly coming end this year through USGS, the New Choice Tarot (see below). The entrees below were the designers and publishers that answered my call when asked: who is going to treat us on some mighty fine traditionally inspired tarot books & decks? SOLA BUSCA BOOK AND DECK: pre-order The “first faithful reproduction in 500 years” of the enigmatic 1491 Sola-Busca tarocchi will be available from the fine esoteric publishers, Scarlet Imprint, in the Fall of 2017. The pre-order for the deck started in September, shipping commences from mid-October. The Sola-Busca is not only the earliest complete tarocchi deck in existence, created by a master engraver, it is one of the finest in execution, richness of symbolism and esoteric import. Created for a Venetian patrician client, it’s fully illustrated minor suit provided Pamela Coleman-Smith with the template for the minor cards of the Smith-Waite deck. The deck will be accompanied by a 66 page sewn booklet, ‘A Guide to…
Canada’s Andrew Kyle McGregor isn’t just any tarot salesman. Other than offering great TdM (and tarot indie) decks in his webshop, he also offers original courses on divination and cartomancy. However, my main recommendation goes to his personal tarot knowledge and the way he uses it: McGregor’s The Hermit’s Lamp Podcast is a unique podcast within the Tarot Industry – with capitals, yep and if you subscribe to it you’ll be able to enjoy many awesome interviews with renowned names (artists, authors, readers). Along the line he’s got inside info from the recently departed Yoav Ben-Dov on creating his CBD, chatted with other great TdM-names like Camelia Elias and Enrique Enriguez and all podcasts are set up to teach you something or have you think about the topic of tarot and divination. Big divination names Of course, I am presenting this multimedia tip during Traditional Tarot Month, hence focusing on the Tarot de Marseille angle, but truly…everyone should pick out at least one or two to check out. He’s just released his 65th and in those 65 broadcasts you’ll also find talks with none other than author Barbara Moore on decks, James Wells on a journey through the Major Arcana,…