Well, this was real pain to fit on tumblr. Sorry for that stupid format, could not think of better way how to do it.
Anyway, a little story, as i promised:
After WWII, when Iron Curtain was built and military training zones established here in Böhmerwald / Šumava, many villages were wiped out, their houses used as training targets for tanks or just destroyed, so people running away on west could not hide in them etc. In one of those destroyed villages there was chappell with bodies of glassmaker family. Soldiers got an order to clear out the chappell, so it could be used as observation post. So six soldiers pulled out corpses, rob them of family jewelry and - because they were bunch of drunken bastards - proceed to dance with them. At the end, they propped them against the wall and shot them to pieces. But strange thing is - not long after that, one of the six soldiers died in military accident, and till half of the year, remaining five soldiers died of unknown disease. Probably from poison transferred from corpses.
I liked how poe-ish that story was, so i decided to make my own little version of it.
I figured since I had already learned this, I could teach this as well.
What are Tarot Cards?
The origin of tarot cards is unknown. There are some sources that would say that the Tarot Cards started off in European countries like Italy and France. Tarot Cards are used as another form of Divination and is used to conduct fortune telling. Tarot Cards were once considered playing cards as well. The cards are full of pictures, symbols, people, animals, etc. Each card has a different meaning and these meanings are in the images.
What are Tarot Readings?
All these meanings represent a general message and that general message is usually for the seekers (those asking the questions). The reader (those interpreting the card’s meanings) are the ones that lay out the cards and must understand what they mean.
Tarot Readings are conducted with Tarot cards. Tarot readings do tend to have different kinds of spreads and questions. Depending on the spread, determines the answer of each item. One of the well known spreads is the past,present, and future spread.
Anyways, the standard deck of cards has about 78 cards. They split up into two groups: Major and Minor Arcanas. If your deck is unique, this may not apply to you.
Major has about 22 cards and there are no sub-groups.
The Major Arcana hold more of a message than the Minor Arcana. Each card holds life lessons passed down from previous generations. In other words, the Major deals with the human condition or human experience. These cards are the phases that occur in your life. Major Arcana means “Big Secret” in Latin.
If the seeker is experiencing life altering events, then this card will indicate longstanding influences.
In each suit, there are 14 cards. So in total, Minor is suppose to have 56 cards.
Each suit has about 14 cards, Ace, Two-Ten, Page, Knight, Queen, and King. The Minor refers to current situations that have a small influence. These are your day to day problems. These issues will fade eventually.
Minor has four suits of cards which consists of: Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles.
Okay but just imagine if in your house there’s this little family of ghosts
and they’ve lived there longer than you, they’re confused as to why these strangers are in their house but they tolerate you bc you bring food and entertainment
But like just imagine it
All the weird shit you do randomly or the random urge to giggle or laugh loudly could be bc of them
Like there’s a child that sometimes just possess you for a bit to make you laugh or when you get that random surge of inspiration one of the little ghosts is trying to help you
Or like when your sad and you shiver bc it randomly gets cold could be bc they’re trying to comfort you
When the door creaks they’re just trying to fix it
That’s all I can think of for now
I’ll probably add more later
But seriously just imagine it
Darkness wraps around me Warm and keeping me still As my heartbeat and breathing Become even and slow Trying to keep my thoughts Reined in to match their Calm and easy tempo
A gentle touch tracing My top and bottom lips Fingers running through The short locks of my hair Pressure on my legs and arms Keeping me still In a tight and warm embrace
The sound of whispered words The smell of tobacco smoke Eyes snapping open But only darkness meets my gaze Sound and touch gone And soon I again can move
My eyes close and mind drifts As you return and speak Tone urgent and falling against Ears without the power to hear One on your side of the veil Leaving your words a heavy pile That burns up in the morning sun