If you are reading this, I assume you are a tarot reader or at least a tarot enthusiast. (Or perhaps you were lured in by my clever title for this entry.) If you are a tarotist, do you use only tarot cards? I suppose we could take that furtherâ€¦do you use only one deck? If so, which one and why? But actually, what I really want to know is if you use other divination tools.
I have played with oracles and like them just fine every now and again. Mostly I like them as an accessory for a tarot reading. My collection of pendulums is frighteningly large, and yet I never have felt comfortable actually using them. Crystal balls (I have a small one), a scrying mirrors, and gazing bowls enchant the heck out of me. I have sat by my window on the night of a new moon and gazed and gazes and got absolutely nothing. The idea of these items is so romantic and mysterious that I am determined to be successful, which I kind of think guarantees that I wonâ€™t be. My friend and colleague Corrine Kenner loves runes. But she has a sharp wit, which I think is necessary to use runes.
Do you use more than one deck or other divinatory tools? If you do, do you use them in conjunction with your tarot cards?
Would you be interested in exploring any other tool besides tarot on this blog?
Iâ€™m using Corrine’s book and the Lo Scarabeo Tarot for basic foundation stuffâ€“general character identification and general plot.
The Fey Tarot for character development.
The Sweet Twilight for detailed plot creation.
Havenâ€™t decided on a deck for the setting yet.
I plan on letting the cards shape the entire story. Over the weekend, I’ll scan and post the cards I’ve drawn so far and maybe include some of my notes and ideas. Let me know if this is something you are interested in following.
Should I remind you again to enter the Sweet Twilight contest? Of course I should. Even if you’ve already entered, you should check out the all the interesting comments.