Updated: Apr 18
Divination Through Cartomancy:
Cartomancy is a form of divination that employs playing cards. While the practice has been popular for centuries, it has recently experienced a surge in popularity due to the release of a new wave of independently published and mass-marketed Tarot decks.
Initially, playing cards were used in cartomancy. In many locations, this practice is still prevalent today. Although the popularity and mystique of Tarot cards have diminished the practice of reading standard playing cards, the underlying principles remain largely the same. Despite the fact that various cultures have created distinct decks of playing cards, adaptations have been made that permit readings to be conducted with a variety of decks. When it comes down to it, you can perform cartomancy with the poker deck in your junk drawer. Tarot cards can be entertaining and enlightening, but you do not have to feel that they are the only way to get a good reading or accurate advice.
There are numerous superstitions surrounding the cards used in cartomancy. One of the most prevalent beliefs is that the deck used for readings should never be used for any other purpose. The act of playing with the cards can compromise their precision. Even some purists argue that only the card's owner should ever touch them. They must shield themselves from other people's auras so that the connection between the cards and the medium remains uninterrupted and crystal clear.
The debate over what constitutes cartomancy and what does not can become heated when discussed. Though they may agree that various methods are forms of divination, many older schools of thought refuse to call any reading that does not involve a standard deck cartomancy. In other words, they believe that Tarot readings are not part of cartomancy. There are additional types of oracle cards that, in their opinion, do not meet the requirements of true cartomancy.
The Tarot deck differs greatly from the standard decks of playing cards that you and I may be familiar with. To begin with, it has more cards. Additionally, they are divided differently. The Tarot decks contain 22 major cards that do not exist in standard playing cards. The remaining cards are comparable to standard poker cards in that each suit has a significant meaning. Clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades each represent a component of the world's composition. They are the elements of earth, air, fire, and water.
Obviously, the numbers on the cards also carry significance. This holds especially true for the face cards. The dispute over the meaning of cards in identical decks is the source of numerous issues, as well as doubts about its relevance. When individuals are aware of these distinctions, it can be difficult to obtain an accurate reading. A possible response is that the cards unfold in accordance with how the interpreter will draw them. Could it be that the cards will be played correctly regardless of how they are interpreted? Many cartomancers believe this to be true, which is why disputes over interpretation are of little concern to them.
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