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Cards Having Conversations

This post was written by Barbara Moore
on September 22, 2011 | Comments (0)

We ask the cards questions all the time. And we all know that the type of information you get depends on the questions asked. So we know what kind of conversations we have with the cards. But what happens if we shut up and let the cards talk amongst themselves?

Of course, they cannot actually talk, so we have to use our imagination and creativity to help them, but if we do, we may be surprised by what we learn.

Since this is a bit different for most of us, I suggest trying a just-for-fun version first.

Write out a few scenarios on slips of paper. Pull one randomly. Then pull two cards (randomly) and imagine those cards in that scene. Here are some scenario ideas:

1. job interview

2. fighting over a sale item at an expensive department store

3. asking directions

4. in a car for a very long road trip

5. deciding what movie to go see

6. on a blind date

The last one, going on a blind date, is connected to the blog post that inspired this technique. For inspiration and a good laugh, check it out HERE.

Once you are comfortable imagining the cards talking to themselves, use this technique for a type of reading.

Ask for advice regarding whatever situation or challenge your are facing. Pull on card. Interpret that advice.

Pull another card. This card may play a kind of Devil’s Advocate. That is, it asks the first card why and how. Questioning something in this way encourages clarity and understanding…or inspires a modified approach. The second card can play more of a supportive role by providing encouragement and additional ideas.

More Inspiration

Helen Howell writes wonderful interviews with various decks. Her posts capture the voice of the decks so well and are such fun to read. On her blog you can peruse the catagory “Deck Interviews” but here is a link to one of my favorites, The Magical Forest Tarot. See it HERE.

At Writedramatarot, you can read interviews with single cards, like this creative conversation with the Queen of Cups, CLICK.

 

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