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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Intuitive Tarot

One year--when I was a college student (so awhile ago!) instead of doing homework, I spent one semester with a big stack of magazines, a glue stick, and 3" x 5" cards ---and cut and pasted and created this intuitive TAROT DECK. I created it intuitively, and when I "read" the cards---a do this intuitively. I just intuitively picked the words from the same large pile of magazines that I cut the images from--I think I cut out a pile of phrases that appealed to me, then cut out images that appealed to me, then just started putting them together. Once I made 52 cards, I laminated them. These are now getting old and worn, and I still occasionally take them out and lay them out to see what turns up....

I went through the deck and pulled some out....totally random....

(Seems the type might be a bit small to read in these scans----so the ones that are not readable--I have added the [unreadable] words underneath the cards.)

Top left says: increased critical attention Top right: unspoken truths were beneath the mask

Top left: it's your night to howl top right: a shift in the wind
Bottom left: radical new definitions bottom right: accept risk

Top left: tell the truth top right: the circle unbroken
bottom left: to know what is possible bottom right: the power of potential

Top left: could it really have been here all along?
Bottom right: the right to dare everything



Now--why am I left with the sense that these cards--picked at random--- are all about change? hmmmm...could be personal change, could be that we humans are on the verge--the cusp---of a large shift...what do you think?



5 comments:

DAWN said...

Those are really cool. Where did you get the ques for the word and phrases?

jgodsey said...

interesting concept.

Felicia said...

Well how awesome was that! You probably would have forgotten everything you learned in that class anyway but years later you've still got this pretty tarot deck.

Aurora said...

dawn--to answer your question--I just intuitively picked the words form the same large pile of magazines that I cut the images from--I think I cut out a pile of phrases that appealed to me, then cut out images that appealed to me, then just started putting them together....

stefany said...

These are great! I just stumbled upon your blog. Very interesting because I have just completed 4 of my own Tarot cards! I am an aspiring graphic artist and chose favorite spiritual quotes that I then linked up to the cards meaning. I'll send you an example via email if you're interested.
Nice to meet cha!
Stef