#tarotthursdaythree 2/16/2017

Playing catch up on #tarotthursdaythree!  Today’s questions were shared by the lovely Alaina over at ExploringlyYours.com, be sure to check out her post here. This writing challenge/experience is hosted by Julia over at SpiralSeaTarot.com, check out her post here.

And now on to my post.

1. How do you feel about the Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS)?

I love the RWS tarot, it is my “old faithful” deck, I feel very comfortable using it to read for others and myself. There is so much to learn, I don’t think I have scratched the surface of the symbolism, but I like that it speaks to my intuition. Most of my decks follow the RWS system. I only have one RWS deck though, but have a few others on my  long list of decks I want.

2. What was your beginning deck?

My very first deck was the Universal Rider Waite tarot. Before purchasing it I asked a few people I had just followed on Instagram for recommendations and they suggested the RWS but also said I could find one that picked my interest and spoke to my intuition, so I went for the “boring/safe” one. I have to say I am glad I did, because it helped me set a foundation.

3. Do all beginners need to start with the RWS (or clone), in your opinion? Why/why not?

I don’t think so. I think starting with something close would be good, but I do believe that starting with a deck you like will make all the difference between sticking with tarot and giving up. Besides, there are two other systems to learn out there, the Thoth and Marseilles tarot, so it’s not like the RWS is the only system. Eventually though, I do think it is a good idea to pick up a RWS deck and learn it.

An I’m off to write the next #tarotthursdaythree since I am a little behind. Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

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#tarotthursdaythree 2/9/2017

It’s time for #tarotthursdaythree! This writing challenge is hosted by Julia over at SpiralSeaTarot.com.

1. Reversals or nah?

I’m not very consistent with my reversals reading. Sometimes I will read them, and then sometimes I don’t. If I’m using the Rider Waite Smith I do tend to read the reversals, if I am using the Wild Unknown I tend not to. Not sure exactly how I decided that, but it is something I do. I think reversals are helpful sometimes, because they provide additional information about the state of the person or the situation, but it is a challenge to remember what the reversals mean.

2. If you could go back in time and give your novice self one piece of wisdom to fast track your tarot learning, what would it be?

My advice would be to not go over board with collecting decks!  I probably would not listen to myself, hahaha. Even now I continue to accumulate a lot of decks…sigh. I think working with one deck at a time and really learning it is a good way to learn more about the tarot, but hard to do with all the nice decks out there! That is my advice though. I would tell past Dianna to get to know her decks really well before adding more to the collection. My first 2 decks were the Universal Rider Wait and the Anna K Tarot. Both I still have, but only use one of them often.

3. What is your go-to spread?

I love three card spreads! My go-to’s are the Mind, Body, Spirit spread and the Within, Without, Advice spread. I like to keep it short and simple.

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#tarotthursdaythree 2/2/2017

Thursday came and went, and here I am catching up on the #tarotthursdaythree post. Today’s questions are put forth by Alaina, check out her blog post here. Julia from spiralseatarot.com is the host for the challenge, so check out her posts too!

1.  What is your favorite tarot card and why?

One of my favorite cards is The Hermit, I love the meaning of the card, and the different ways that it is interpreted in different tarot decks. When The Hermit comes out in a reading for me, I always get a different message, it helps me dive deeper into the meaning of The Hermit. I don’t actually pull The Hermit much, but when I do it is a welcomed card. There are parts of myself that are Hermit like, so I connect to it in that way too.

2.  What is your least favorite tarot card and why?

My least favorite card is the 10 of swords. I used to get this card all the time, and it just did not help my mood. It was like it was rubbing itself on my face, hahaha. I know the 10 of swords, like all swords, can have a positive interpretation, like “okay, you’ve hit rock bottom, but hey, the only way left is up!”, but when I was getting the 10 of swords really often I didn’t feel optimistic, just felt down in the dumps. So yeah, the 10 of swords is my least favorite. It’s a painful and sad card to get.

3. If you could be a tarot card (live in/personify/experience), which would it be and why?

For this question I am choosing the 10 of pentacles, although I could also choose the 10 of cups, which is another card I like. I choose the 10 of pentacles because it speaks to me of community, family, and close knit relationships. I’m sure those people in the card have had their squabbles, but they are still spending the afternoon together, talking about the happenings of the day, enjoying each other’s company.

It reminds me of the evenings in Mexico when I was little. After you did all your “chores” people would go visit each other, or maybe just sit outside in the porch and watch people on the way to visiting each other. When I was little I would play in the street with the other children, under the watchful gaze of our moms, grandmas, aunts, etc., etc. When I was older I could sit with my mom and grandma and join in the adult conversation. That part of life is gone, so this card makes me nostalgic for it.

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