major-minor

anonymous asked:

I'm actually curious, what are you majoring in college?

I started out as an Italian major.

Then I switched to Art with an Italian minor.

Then I decided to give Computer Science a try, really enjoyed it and wanted to pursue it, but I had a significant portion of the Art credits done, so I finished that up too.

So in the end I’m a Computer Science + Art double major with Italian minor.

Hoping to work in some facet of web development now that I’m (mostly) done with school.

Character Flaws


[So I saw this earlier and I borrowed it. It’s a pretty comprehensive list? And it gave me a lot of insight, so here it is.]

CHARACTER TRAITS LIST
Minor Flaws
Major Flaws

  • Absent-minded - Preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one’s immediate surroundings. Abstracted, daydreaming, inattentive, oblivious, forgetful.
  • Abusive - Characterized by improper infliction of physical or psychological maltreatment towards another.
  • Addict - One who is addicted to a compulsive activity. Examples: gambling, drugs, sex.
  • Aimless - Devoid of direction or purpose.
  • Alcoholic - A person who drinks alcoholic substances habitually and to excess.
  • Anxious - Full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; solicitous.
  • Arrogant - Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance. Inclined to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior. Snobbish.
  • Audacious - Recklessly bold in defiance of convention, propriety, law, or the like; insolent; braze, disobedient.
  • Bad Habit - A revolting personal habit. Examples: picks nose, spits tobacco, drools, bad body odour.
  • Bigmouth - A loud-mouthed or gossipy person.
  • Bigot - One who is strongly partial to one’s own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
  • Blunt - Characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion. Frank, callous, insensitive, brusque.
  • Bold - In a bad sense, too forward; taking undue liberties; over assuming or confident; lacking proper modesty or restraint; rude; impudent. Abrupt, brazen, cheeky, brassy, audacious.
  • Callous - They are hardened to emotions, rarely showing any form of it in expression. Unfeeling. Cold.
  • Childish - Marked by or indicating a lack of maturity; puerile.
  • Complex - An exaggerated or obsessive concern or fear.
  • Cruel - Mean to anyone or anything, without care or regard to consequences and feelings.
  • Cursed - A person who has befallen a prayer for evil or misfortune, placed under a spell, or borne into an evil circumstance, and suffers for it. Damned.
  • Dependent - Unable to exist, sustain oneself, or act appropriately or normally without the assistance or direction of another.
  • Deranged - Mentally decayed. Insane. Crazy. Mad. Psychotic.
  • Dishonest – Given to or using fraud, cheating; deceitful, deceptive, crooked, underhanded.
  • Disloyal - Lacking loyalty. Unfaithful, perfidious, traitorous, treasonable
  • Disorder - An ailment that affects the function of mind or body. (PTSD)
  • Disturbed - Showing some or a few signs or symptoms of mental or emotional illness. Confused, disordered, neurotic, troubled.
  • Dubious - Fraught with uncertainty or doubt. Undecided, doubtful, unsure.
  • Dyslexic - Affected by dyslexia, a learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
  • Egotistical - Characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance. Boastful, pompous.
  • Envious - Showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another’s advantages; covetous, jealous.
  • Erratic - Deviating from the customary course in conduct or opinion; eccentric: erratic behaviour. Eccentric, bizarre, outlandish, strange.
  • Fanatical - Fanatic outlook or behaviour especially as exhibited by excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and extravagant notions on some subject.
  • Fickle – Erratic, changeable, unstable - especially with regard to affections or attachments; capricious.
  • Fierce - Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid.
  • Finicky - Excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy. Too much concerned with detail. Meticulous, fastidious, choosy, critical, picky, prissy, persnickety.
  • Fixated - In psychoanalytic theory, a strong attachment to a person or thing, especially such an attachment formed in childhood or infancy and manifested in immature or neurotic behaviour that persists throughout life. Fetish, quirk, obsession, infatuation.
  • Flirt -To make playfully romantic or sexual overtures; behaviour intended to arouse sexual interest. Minx. Tease.
  • Gluttonous - Given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink. Voracious, ravenous, wolfish, piggish, insatiable.
  • Gruff - Brusque or stern in manner or appearance. Crusty, rough, surly.
  • Gullible - Will believe any information given, regardless of how valid or truthful it is, easily deceived or duped.
  • Hard - A person who is difficult to deal with, manage, control, overcome, or understand. Hard emotions, hard hearted.
  • Hedonistic - Pursuit of or devotion to pleasure, especially to the pleasures of the senses.
  • Hoity-toity - Given to flights of fancy; capricious; frivolous. Prone to giddy behaviour, flighty.
  • Humourless - The inability to find humour in things, and most certainly in themselves.
  • Hypocritical - One who is always contradicting their own beliefs, actions or sayings. A person who professes beliefs and opinions for others that he does not hold. Being a hypocrite.
  • Idealist - One whose conduct is influenced by ideals that often conflict with practical considerations. One who is unrealistic and impractical, guided more by ideals than by practical considerations.
  • Idiotic - Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless.
  • Ignorant - Lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact. Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge.
  • Illiterate - Unable to read and write.
  • Immature - Emotionally undeveloped; juvenile; childish.
  • Impatient - Unable to wait patiently or tolerate delay; restless. Unable to endure irritation or opposition; intolerant.
  • Impious - Lacking piety and reverence for a god/gods and their followers.
  • Impish - Naughtily or annoyingly playful.
  • Incompetent - Unable to execute tasks, no matter how the size or difficulty.
  • Indecisive - Characterized by lack of decision and firmness, especially under pressure.
  • Indifferent - The trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally, remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern. Having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless.
  • Infamy - Having an extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as the result of a shameful, criminal, or outrageous act that affects how others view them.
  • Intolerant - Unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion and narrow-minded about cherished opinions.
  • Judgmental - Inclined to make and form judgements, especially moral or personal ones, based on one’s own opinions or impressions towards others/practices/groups/religions based on appearance, reputation, occupation, etc.
  • Klutz - Clumsy. Blunderer.
  • Lazy - Resistant to work or exertion; disposed to idleness.
  • Lewd - Inclined to, characterized by, or inciting to lust or lechery; lascivious. Obscene or indecent, as language or songs; salacious.
  • Liar - Compulsively and purposefully tells false truths more often than not. A person who has lied or who lies repeatedly.
  • Lustful - Driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires.
  • Masochist - The deriving of sexual gratification, or the tendency to derive sexual gratification, from being physically or emotionally abused. A willingness or tendency to subject oneself to unpleasant or trying experiences
  • Meddlesome - Intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner, given to meddling; interfering.
  • Meek - Evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant; humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness.
  • Megalomaniac - A psycho pathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
  • Naïve - Lacking worldly experience and understanding, simple and guileless; showing or characterized by a lack of sophistication and critical judgement. ( Kind of)
  • Nervous - Easily agitated or distressed; high-strung or jumpy.
  • Non-violent - Abstaining from the use of violence.
  • Nosey - Given to prying into the affairs of others; snoopy. Offensively curious or inquisitive.
  • Obsessive - An unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone.
  • Oppressor - A person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures, to keep down by severe and unjust use of force or authority.
  • Overambitious - Having a strong excessive desire for success or achievement.
  • Overconfident - Excessively confident; presumptuous.
  • Overemotional - Excessively or abnormally emotional. Sensitive about themselves and others, more so than the average person.
  • Overprotective - To protect too much; coddle.
  • Overzealous - Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea.
  • Pacifist - Opposition to war or violence as a means of resolving disputes.
  • Paranoid - Exhibiting or characterized by extreme and irrational fear or distrust of others.
  • Peevish - Expressing fretfulness and discontent, or unjustifiable dissatisfaction. Cantankerous, cross, ill-tempered, testy, captious, discontented, crotchety, cranky, ornery.
  • Perfectionist - A propensity for being displeased with anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards.
  • Pessimist - A tendency to stress the negative or unfavourable or to take the gloomiest possible view.
  • Pest - One that pesters or annoys, with or without realizing it. Nuisance. Annoying. Nag.
  • Phobic – They have a severe form of fear when it comes to this one thing.
  • Practical - Level-headed, efficient, and unspeculative. No-nonsense.
  • Predictable - Easily seen through and assessable, where almost anyone can predict reactions and actions of said person by having met or known them even for a short time.
  • Proud - Filled with or showing excessive self-esteem and will often shirk help from others for the sake of pride.
  • Rebellious - Defying or resisting some established authority, government, or tradition; insubordinate; inclined to rebel.
  • Reckless - Heedless. Headstrong. Foolhardy. Unthinking boldness, wild carelessness and disregard for consequences.
  • Remorseless - Without remorse; merciless; pitiless; relentless.
  • Rigorous - Rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; demanding strict attention to rules and procedures.
  • Sadist - The deriving of sexual gratification or the tendency to derive sexual gratification from inflicting pain or emotional abuse on others. Deriving of pleasure, or the tendency to derive pleasure, from cruelty.
  • Sadomasochist - Both sadist and masochist combined.
  • Sarcastic - A subtle form of mockery in which an intended meaning is conveyed obliquely.
  • Skeptic - One who instinctively or habitually doubts, questions, or disagrees with assertions or generally accepted conclusions.
  • Seducer - To lead others astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like; corrupt. To attempt to lead or draw someone away, as from principles, faith, or allegiance.
  • Selfish - Concerned chiefly or only with oneself.
  • Self-Martyr - One who purposely makes a great show of suffering in order to arouse sympathy from others, as a form of manipulation, and always for a selfish cause or reason.
  • Self-righteous - Piously sure of one’s own righteousness; moralistic. Exhibiting pious self-assurance. Holier-than-thou, sanctimonious.
  • Senile - Showing a decline or deterioration of physical strength or mental functioning, esp. short-term memory and alertness, as a result of old age or disease.
  • Shallow - Lacking depth of intellect or knowledge; concerned only with what is obvious.
  • Smart Ass - Thinks they know it all, and in some ways they may, but they can be greatly annoying and difficult to deal with at times, especially in arguments.
  • Soft-hearted - Having softness or tenderness of heart that can lead them into trouble; susceptible of pity or other kindly affection. They cannot resist helping someone they see in trouble, suffering or in need, and often don’t think of the repercussions or situation before doing so.
  • Solemn - Deeply earnest, serious, and sober.
  • Spineless - Lacking courage. Cowardly, wimp, lily-livered, gutless.
  • Spiteful - Showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt; motivated by spite; vindictive person who will look for occasions for resentment. Vengeful.
  • Spoiled - Treated with excessive indulgence and pampering from earliest childhood, and has no notion of hard work, self-care or money management; coddled, pampered. Having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or over-solicitous attention.
  • Squeamish - Excessively fastidious and easily disgusted.
  • Stubborn - Unreasonably, often perversely unyielding; bull-headed. Firmly resolved or determined; resolute.
  • Superstitious - An irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear from an irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome.
  • Tactless - Lacking or showing a lack of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others.
  • Temperamental - Moody, irritable, or sensitive. Excitable, volatile, emotional.
  • Theatrical - Having a flair for over dramatizing situations, doing things in a ‘big way’ and love to be ‘centre stage’.
  • Timid -Tends to be shy and/or quiet, shrinking away from offering opinions or from strangers and newcomers, fearing confrontations and violence.
  • Tongue-tied - Speechless or confused in expression, as from shyness, embarrassment, or astonishment.
  • Troublemaker - Someone who deliberately stirs up trouble, intentionally or unintentionally.
  • Unlucky - Marked by or causing misfortune; ill-fated. Destined for misfortune; doomed. Parker Luck.
  • Unpredictable - Difficult to foretell or foresee, their actions are so chaotic it’s impossible to know what they are going to do next.
  • Untrustworthy - Not worthy of trust or belief. Backstabber.
  • Vain - Holding or characterized by an unduly high opinion of their physical appearance. Lovers of themselves. Conceited, egotistic, narcissistic.
  • Weak-willed - Lacking willpower, strength of will to carry out one’s decisions, wishes, or plans. Easily swayed.
  • Withdrawn - Not friendly or Sociable. Aloof.
  • Zealous - A fanatic.

    [Tagging @ladymerewif, @hella-flawless-amythyst if they wanted this for any OCs of theirs ^^]

greyfirealien  asked:

How did you go about becoming an Astrophysicist? ~a highschool-er who plans to major in physics and minor in astronomy during college

I applied to uni to study physics and had extra credits to fill up, I was going to do biology but decided I’d go with astronomy. I was smitten it’s such a cute lil science. I was hooked and changed my degree to an astrophysics one :)

anonymous asked:

Hi there! I'm looking a write a store with Hunter (if I can call him that) as a minor/major character, but I don't really know a lot about him... so I'm kinda wondering if you have a character info thingy. Mostly because I don't wanna mess up with my own headcanons, and he's so badass !!!!!!!!!!!

Hello there !
THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME ! Since I’m a lazy trash there isn’t really an about page yet for characters info. But I would prefer talking with you directly anyway, since the info will depends on your plot I guess ? x)

So yeah, contact me whenever you want and tell me what this story is about and Hunter’s place in it~ Also, if you have specific questions, ask right away x) (I have to go to the vet’ today so I might not respond right away)

and haHA thanks for him XD

Highlights of the Voltron Wondercon panel:
•Jeremy Shada screaming “Let me have this Lance is Altean!” when Tom Hendrick tried to point out a flaw in a fans logic
•Tom Hendrick saying lances skin care consists of food goo and fermented food goo.
•"Lance is as beautiful as he thinks he is"
•There was legit irl hunk who actually majored engineering and minored in culinary arts and offered Tyler Labine a cinnamon role.
•Finding out in the original story idea in space mall Shiro was supposed to be looking for a parking spot the entire episode
•Lance was supposed to park in a handicap spot
•Also Shiro and Allura were supposed to bathe the mice together
•HUNK ATTACKS
•Lotor’s beautiful voice

How to Read Tarot Cards When You Don’t Know Shit

OR: HOW I STOPPED WORRYING AND LEARNED TO LOVE PRACTICING TAROT

This is a simple exercise I’ve done really to hone my intuition while divining. I like to pull a three card spread (past, present, future) but you can really use whichever spread you’d like.

Major Arcana:

  • Most trump cards can be self explanatory if you’re good at word association.
  • The Fool card starts a story that follows a journey through to the World, the end. Everything in between is character development.
  • Death does not mean death. Unlike most horror films, its appearance can actually signal a new beginning or change.

Minor Arcana:
Know what each suit means or symbolizes in general.

  • Cups: Water, focuses on your emotional self, creativity and romance, following your heart over your head.
  • Pentacles: Earth, focuses on your physical self, material ideas like business or wealth, manifestation.
  • Swords: Air, focuses on your mental self, action and concentration, intelligence and conflict.
  • Wands: Fire, focuses on your spiritual self, intuition and inspiration, values and flaws.

All in All: 

  • Use the context clues in the imagery of your cards to guide your intuition.
  • Don’t worry about misreading a card or getting anything wrong. This is really about trusting yourself and your gut instincts.
  • Don’t be afraid to take the surface value of the card during this exercise. It’s just an exercise. 

I hope this helped you if you’re just starting out, want to try a different method to divining with tarot, or just want to generally work on trusting your gut.

Originally posted by scampthecorgi

Um lol yeah excuse me, but if you’re straight, white, cis, and a man or any of the above??? You are literally equally as deserving of love, respect, kindness, and understanding as any LGBT+ person, racial/ethnic minority, or woman, I’m sorry sweaty I don’t make the rules :)

The modes: a summary

Ionian: major
Lydian: major on crack
Mixolydian: major on weed
Aeolian: minor
Phrygian: minor on crack
Dorian: major and minor doing weed together
Locrian: weed on crack

The “Bubble”

I hear a lot of bullshit about living in “bubbles” here in the United States. Specifically, I hear about how we live in liberal or conservative bubbles, where we only hear viewpoints similar to ours, and this is detrimental.

I really hate this bullshit.

I grew up in a predominantly white, predominantly Christian, very affluent suburb. The majority of minority students in my school system were East and South Asian. My extracurriculars kept me surrounded by a similar demographic.

Then I moved to the city. Through my academic and professional life, I began to interact with a shitload of people who were not originally from the United States, but came here to study, to teach, to practice medicine, to do research. I began to interact with people who were born here, but who were first generation Americans.

And just walking around and living in the city, I began to interact with people of all classes, ethnicities, countries of origin, religions, and so on and so forth. It is normal to me to be on the train and hear conversations in Spanish, in Chinese, in Arabic. It is normal for me to see signage in different languages. It is normal for me to pass by stores that sell Indian bridalwear, or a Russian pharmacy, or a Chinese specialty food shop.

Normal. Normal. Normal.

One day this past fall, I was sitting and waiting for the bus. An older woman sat beside me and began to talk to me (at me, to be honest; I don’t make conversation with strangers most of the time). She complained about how climate change meant that she had to drive out to another part of the state to see the leaves change, to experience a proper autumn. She said, despairingly, that you just couldn’t see the change in the city.

I commented that I’d grown up in a rural suburb, where I’d gotten to experience the spectacular leaf change she was talking about, but I preferred to live in the city.

“Why?” she’d asked.

“Well, public transit,” I explained. “I don’t have to have a car anymore. And there are stores everywhere and lots of great places to eat. And it’s much more diverse. I grew up in a mostly white suburb–not very diverse.”

As the bus pulled up, she asked me, “Why would diversity be important?”

I was a little stunned that anyone would even think to ask that question, so I didn’t have a ready response. Luckily, once we got on the bus, the conversation was over, so I could just curl up in a seat and relax till I got to my stop. But her question bothered me, and it wasn’t until the election that I could articulate an answer.

Diversity fosters empathy.

That’s not to say that you can’t be empathetic if you don’t grow up in a diverse area. I didn’t grow up in a diverse area, and I’d like to think I’m still empathetic. But diversity absolutely fosters empathy.

So when people talk about bubbles, I call bullshit. I’m a progressive liberal for a lot of reasons, and one major reason is that I live in a diverse city, and I work in a diverse field. That is not a bubble. That is not the same as being surrounded by like on a regular basis, and being afraid of the Other.

Sharing political ideals is not living in a bubble. Subscribing to factual news is not living in a bubble. Refusing to tolerate fascist bullshit and cutting people out of your life when they espouse it?

Not living in a bubble.

Appreciate OCs

Before I remake this blog, I got to get one thing off my chest. Appreciate and interact with original characters. Yeah, I know there are douchebag OCs who are overpowered or only want romantic ships, etc.. BUT DON’T LABEL THE MAJORITY BY THE MINORITY. Especially, if it’s a person you know who has a canon muse and is a nice mun. They aren’t going to change into a completely mean person just because they have an original character. 

As a person with quite a few original characters, lemme tell you: 

  • It takes time to get their personalities just right so they don’t come off as a mary sue/gary stu
  • If you have a female OC, good luck getting interactions because it’s 4x as hard for them [us]
  • It takes time to get a faceclaim that works just right OR if you draw your characters you will be forever in icon hell. 
  • And once you get that faceclaim. The manga/comic/anime caps can take DAYS if you are doing them by hand. Then you have to resize them, color them, put overlays on theM.
  • A LOT of times your faceclaim doesn’t have renders so you gotta do that yourself and design a flipping background for a container so you look “cool” because some reason you will be overlooked just because you don’t have it [WHICH SHOULD CHANGE!]
  • Backstory. Backstory. Backstory. It takes days of research to come up with this stuff and if you are building a world…holy guacamole. Some people draw maps, do languages, and even draw EVERYTHING. 

And you know what? MOST OF THE TIME PEOPLE DON’T EVEN READ YOUR SHIT. LIKE ALL THAT RESEARCH AND DEDICATION DOWN THE DRAIN. 

So. PLEASE. Respect original characters. Try interacting with them. If you’ve had a bad experience, I understand. But if it’s a person you’ve interacted with before [as in canon muses] then please try to interact with their OCs at least. Maybe expand your horizons after. Trust me there are so many fun OCs out there with the sweetest muns who deserve love and respect. 

Sincerely, 

An OC creator

Tokoyami Fumikage, major: heroics, minor: bird law

The creators of PaRappa and Gitaroo Man are making a new music game together
Designers Masaya Matsuura, best known for the iconic PlayStation game PaRappa the Rapper, and Keiichi Yano, who created cult hit Gitaroo Man, announced today that they’re working on a new title called Project Rap Rabbit. The game will be co-developed by Matsuura’s NanaOn-Sha studio, and Yano’s iNiS. NanaOn-Sha developed PlayStation-era titles UmJammer Lammy and Vib-Ribbon, before experimenting with new platforms, including the iPod game Musika, Major Minor’s Majestic March on Wii, and Beat Sports on Apple TV. Read more
Stardust Powder Variants ✨

Based on my original recipe for Stardust Powder, here is a list of 26 variants based on intent! (this is a long list, so click “keep reading” for the rest.)

Banishing/Binding Stardust
Herbs: Basil, black pepper, black salt, cayenne pepper, chamomile, garlic, juniper berry, onion, rosemary, sage, sea salt, thyme 
Essential oils: Basil, chamomile, clove, juniper berry, sage, thyme
Glitter color: Black
Associated constellation: Aries, Gemini

Cleansing Stardust
Herbs: Garlic, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, sage, sea salt, thyme
Essential oils: Cedar, lemon, lavender, lime, sandalwood, sage
Glitter color: White
Associated constellation: Aquarius, Canis Minor, Lynx, Ursa Minor

Confidence/Courage Stardust
Herbs: Allspice, basil, cinnamon, ginger, rosemary, sunflower, thyme
Essential oils: Grapefruit, neroli, nutmeg
Glitter color: Red
Associated constellation: Hercules, Leo, Orion

Creativity Stardust
Herbs: Lavender, lemon verbena, orange, rosemary, tangerine, valerian
Essential oils: Orange, tangerine
Glitter color: Yellow
Associated constellation: Boötes, Cancer, Hercules, Monoceros, Pisces, Scorpius

Cursing Stardust (see also: Baneful Stardust Powder)
Herbs: Black salt, cayenne pepper, chili powder, clove, dragon’s blood, onion, patchouli, wormwood
Essential oils: Clove, lemon, lime, patchouli
Glitter color: Black, red
Associated constellation: Canis Major, Capricornus, Cygnus, Grus, Lyra, Scorpio

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Tarot Interpretation Master Post!

-Major Arcana:                                

🔸0- The Fool                                       

🔸I- The Magician                                

🔸II- The High Priestess                      

🔸III- The Empress                                

🔸IV- The Emperor                               

🔸V- The Hierophant                            

🔸VI- The Lovers                                  

🔸VII- The Chariot                                 

🔸VIII- Strength                                     

🔸IX- The Hermit                                   

🔸X- The Wheel of Fortune   

🔸XI- Justice                                       

🔸XII- The Hanged Man                      

🔸XIII- Death                                       

🔸XIV- Temperance                            

🔸XV- The Devil                                   

🔸XVI- The Tower                               

🔸XVII- The Star                                 

🔸XVIII- The Moon                              

🔸XIX- The Sun                                   

🔸XX- Judgment                                

🔸XXI- The World    

-Suit of Cups:

🔸Ace of Cups

🔸Two of Cups

🔸Three of Cups

🔸Four of Cups

🔸Five of Cups

🔸Six of Cups

🔸Seven of Cups

🔸Eight of Cups

🔸Nine of Cups

🔸Ten of Cups

-Suit of Wands:

🔸Ace of Wands

🔸Two of Wands

🔸Three of Wands

🔸Four of Wands

🔸Five of Wands

🔸Six of Wands

🔸Seven of Wands

🔸Eight of Wands

🔸Nine of Wands

🔸Ten of Wands

-Suit of Pentacles:

🔸Ace of Pentacles

🔸Two of Pentacles

🔸Three of Pentacles

🔸Four of Pentacles

🔸Five of Pentacles

🔸Six of Pentacles

🔸Seven of Pentacles

🔸Eight of Pentacles

🔸Nine of Pentacles

🔸Ten of Pentacles

-Suit of Swords:

🔸Ace of Swords

🔸Two of Swords

🔸Three of Swords

🔸Four of Swords

🔸Five of Swords

🔸Six of Swords

🔸Seven of Swords

🔸Eight of Swords

🔸Nine of Swords

🔸Ten of Swords

-Pages:

🔸Page of Cups

🔸Page of Wands

🔸Page of Pentacles

🔸Page of Swords

-Knights:

🔸Knight of Cups

🔸Knight of Wands

🔸Knight of Pentacles

🔸Knight of Swords

-Queens:

🔸Queen of Cups

🔸Queen of Wands

🔸Queen of Pentacles

🔸Queen of Swords

-Kings:

🔸King of Cups

🔸King of Wands

🔸King of Pentacles

🔸King of Swords

Witch Tips - Learning the Tarot

🌱🌱🌱The very first step🌱🌱🌱


Choose your cards carefully!

When looking for the deck you want to start with, unless you want to be limited to only using the major cards, it’s important you do your research to make sure the minor cards (I.e. The cups, swords, wands and pentacles) all have detailed illustrations.

Some decks only have detailed major arcana and their minor arcana are illustrated as normal playing cards. This is all very well if you’re a highly experienced tarot reader and can remember meanings by numbers alone, but as a rookie just starting off, or even an experienced tarot reader who can’t remember by numbers alone, you’re going to struggle to use them.

Imagery as we’ll discuss later is a key tool to learning and remembering your cards.

🌱🌱Finding your meanings 🌱🌱


When you buy your first deck it will no doubt come with a little booklet explaining each card’s meaning. It’s easy to take this as a 100% accurate guide with no room for debate or subjective interpretations of the cards.

If and when you get round to buying a second deck you’ll make an interesting discovery- the booklet you get with that deck with give you some slightly (and in some case very) different interpretations of the cards.

A quick google will show you that different websites will have slightly different takes on each card’s meanings too.

How do you know which source of information is accurate? Well here’s the good news. Your own personal deck will become attuned to you.

When you first get your deck it’s merely a mass produced deck of cards, pretty imagery printed in a big factory onto a giant sheet of card that gets fed through a nifty slice and dice machine that creates the little deck you’ve just took out the box.

When you start using it you start putting your own energy into it. Cards pick up meanings, readings make more sense the more you practice with them.

When searching for your meanings what I suggest is looking for the meanings from a variety of sources- books, google, apps, tumblr - and jotting down the ones that you personally feel fit the imagery on your card. You might find that one of the suggested meanings really makes more sense because you can link it with symbolism on your card.

This takes me to the next important step:


🌱🌱🌱🌱Symbolism🌱🌱🌱🌱


The easiest way to learn the meanings is to use imagery.

Put your cards in numerical order and in 5 piles- the major arcana, the swords, the wands, the cups and the pentacles.

Go through each pile one card at a time and write down the card name, the meaning and look for imagery within the card that you can link with the meaning to help you remember it. The easiest example I can give you is the strength card- pretty self explanatory meaning, but if you look at the card you can see the lion itself is a symbol of strength, courage and loyalty, and the fact that the man (in traditional rider decks) is being able to overpower a lion shows just what sort of strength we’re looking at.

Other examples that can be seen in other decks are the moon, which usually symbolises femininity, tree blossoms that typically symbolise nurturing and caring, butterflies which symbolise transformation, roses which symbolise love and passion…


🌱🌱Practice makes perfect!🌱🌱

Obviously the easiest way to learn is to practice often, perhaps try daily or weekly tarot spreads or maybe make a point of reading the cards every new or full moon.

Don’t be ashamed to have your meanings to hand while you read your cards. There’s no shame in that and it will take time to learn them all- there’s a lot of cards!! Even if you’ve been using your cards for a long time there’s still nothing wrong with using your notes- don’t let anyone tell you it makes you less of a Tarot Reader for needing them.


🌱🌱🌱🌱More tips🌱🌱🌱🌱

🐝 it IS perfectly possible to use only the major cards- it’s easier to learn the Major Arcana and you can still get a good reading with just them. The Minor Arcana goes into more specific details whereas the Major Cards are more generalised.

🐝 Each suit of the Tarot is based on an element

- swords are air (air is associated with intellect)
- wands are fire (fire is associated with passions and ambitions)
- cups are water (water is associated with emotions)
- pentacles are Earth (earth is associated with material things)

Bearing this in mind will help you learn the meanings of the Minor Arcana

🐝 Sometimes your intuition will want to read a card in a slightly different way to what your research has told you the meaning is. Always trust your intuition when it comes to the craft 😌✌️


🐝 Spend time near your deck to help you become accustomed to each other. The better you know each other, the better your readings will become.

🐝 When your deck is new, try not to let others touch it until you feel you’ve become accustomed to your deck and have made it truly your own.

🐝 Cleanse your deck after allowing other people to use or touch it, and regular cleansing never hurts either- perhaps every new moon 😌✨

🐝 The myth that you can only use a Tarot deck gifted to you is just that- a myth. You’ll find you can work better with a deck you’ve picked out yourself because you’ll pick one out that feels right to you and that makes all the difference when it comes to bonding with it, enjoying using it, and learning the meanings.


🌱🌱Ways to cleanse your deck🌱🌱

🦋 place a Quartz crystal on top of the deck

🦋 hold the deck in your hands and feel your energy flowing through and removing any negativity

🦋 leave deck out under the light of a full moon

🦋 draw a ring of salt around the deck

🦋 hold your deck over you heart and feel your heart beat through them, cleaning them and re-aligning them to you

🦋 hold a pendulum above the deck and when it stops spinning it will have cleansed them