in my opinion although the thoth isnt a great beginner deck it is worth looking into. i use it for personal meditations and it has never given me any problems, though the symbolism it uses does require some research. honestly, everyones connection to a deck will be different, so if you feel drawn to it by all means give it a try.

thank you for sharing!

0 notes   •   July 31 2014, 07:33 PM
Do you think the thoth tarot deck is suitable for beginners? I'm really drawn to it for some reason also do you know of any books or websites that help with interpreting the thoth deck?

rebel-wisdom-tarot:

rider-waite:

rebel-wisdom-tarot:

tarotismyreligion:

I personally have 0 experience with the Thoth tarot or Thoth-based tarot, so I can’t speak about it. Although I did gift a friend a Thoth-based tarot for her first deck and to my knowledge she struggles to read with it.

Followers? 

NOPE. This was my first deck and it was extremely esoteric with its booklet, art, and associations. Thoth requires too much research for it to be a beginner’s deck.

NONONONONONONONONONONON NO.. NO NO NO

I have very little experience with the Thoth deck. A friend had it and offered to let me try it. The second I touched it I felt it leeching out my energy to use a reading—this is how I do my readings, but initiate the energy transfer, not the deck. I deal out the cards as quickly as possible and get a mixture of nearly all reversals and several negative cards. My friend knew nothing about reversals and had just organized her deck. 

The Thoth deck literally insulted me, throwing my biggest fears and flaws in my face. I gave it back to my friend without a word and told her to smudge the fuck out of it. I never touched it again, and soon after she disposed of it.

I would never, ever recommend the Thoth deck to anyone, let alone a beginner reader. If you have good experiences with it yourself, awesome, I’m glad, but I am extremely wary of anything to do with it and would never wish the experience on someone else

Never thought of it that way but it did help me to remember that Crowley’s style was “dark” beyond necessity. I state enough my own stance on how I approach tarot, but people in the Aleister Crowley school of the “occult” really take it a Graham’s Number of steps too far towards the dark side of things.

I can see why some people who are more receptive to those kinds of things would “not like” the Thoth deck, to put it lightly.

… there you go, anon. lol

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Do you think the thoth tarot deck is suitable for beginners? I'm really drawn to it for some reason also do you know of any books or websites that help with interpreting the thoth deck?

I personally have 0 experience with the Thoth tarot or Thoth-based tarot, so I can’t speak about it. Although I did gift a friend a Thoth-based tarot for her first deck and to my knowledge she struggles to read with it.

Followers? 

11 notes   •   July 31 2014, 06:19 PM
I'm sorry to bother you but I was wondering how did you start reading tarot? What would you recommend for someone who wants to start reading tarot themselves? Are there any decks to stay away from or any important things you wish you would have known when you first started?

rider-waite:

constantine-spiritworker:

You’re not bugging me! First off, I would start with these 2 asks;

As for decks I would recommend staying away from - I mentioned this in the first link, but I would stay away from decks that don’t have scenes for the pips. Just for the fact that it’s harder to read the cards intuitively when they aren’t illustrated.

The other thing I wish I would have known when I started is… that you never really stop learning about tarot. It’s always showing you new things. So if it feels like you’re not learning as fast as you would like, you’re not progressing as fast as you want to be, try not to be hard on yourself. It’s a journey no matter how you choose to follow it, so enjoy the ride <3

hope this helps! happy shuffling!

First off, thanks for the shout-out constantine!! Second off, this is for you, nonny:

I just got almost a similar question. They didn’t really know what tarot was, and wanted an explanation. I list the history of tarot and how it became a tool for fortune telling, and also suggested certain decks for beginners.

The post can be found here. I’m also doing a livestream right now to help newbie tarot readers out by giving them tips and tricks that I’ve learned!! 

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Help for newbies!! 

rider-waite:

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venusinthefifth:

Tarot of the Cat People

Another favorite of mine. This deck is brutally honest! These kitties ain’t playin’! and the Ace of Swords @ 0:40 on the end looks like Prince. I always laugh when I pull that card!

10 notes   •   July 31 2014, 03:22 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

Reblog this if you are a diviner or divination enthusiast and would not describe yourself as religious

rebel-wisdom-tarot:

constantine-spiritworker:

rebel-wisdom-tarot:

Bear in mind that, when I say not religious, I mean things like calling yourself a secular humanist, humanist, atheist, agnostic, spiritual but not religious, or any variation on not identifying as religious. For the sake of these posts, I am noting that the practice of witchcraft is NOT a religion.

If you see this post and are a diviner or divination enthusiast but would describe yourself as religious, then reblog this other post please.

I mainly want to see what Tumblr’s tarot community looks like.

so, while I wouldn’t identify myself as religious, I definitely work with tarot in a religious way. (hence my subblog tarotismyreligion) my tarot practices are super sacred to me & my spiritual practice. does that count?

As I already noted, I differentiate being religious and having religious practices (e.g. secular prayers or self-reads or purification rituals)

24 notes   •   July 31 2014, 03:21 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

Reblog this if you are a diviner or divination enthusiast and would describe yourself as religious.

(please don’t count this as an entry, I’m reblogging for my followers.)

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jayleroy:

SURPRISE!!!! IT’S GO TIME!!!!!
The Kickstarter campaign started a day early (the 9 of Disks told me to) and already 3 backers within the first 30 minutes!
Please check it out! There are 8 reward packages for donors to choose from - starting at just $1.
This project was over three years in the making and now I’m excited to offer copies of the R.M. Tarot to lovers of art, tarot and the curious :D

jayleroy:

SURPRISE!!!! IT’S GO TIME!!!!!

The Kickstarter campaign started a day early (the 9 of Disks told me to) and already 3 backers within the first 30 minutes!

Please check it out! There are 8 reward packages for donors to choose from - starting at just $1.

This project was over three years in the making and now I’m excited to offer copies of the R.M. Tarot to lovers of art, tarot and the curious :D

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temptingeve:

"Seasonal" #30daytarotpic  #tarot

temptingeve:

"Seasonal" #30daytarotpic #tarot

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