What Do You Know About Tarot Decks?

Submitted by: 5cats 4 years ago in Entertainment

It"s probably all wrong! Wait, are tarot cards a sham?
There are 21 comments:
Female 1,245
I own a beautiful tarot deck and I even do readings for the fun of it.
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Male 40,756
@chalket: Of course full decks were sold, but they were bloody expensive! If your deck had a few ruined cards, you could buy individual replacements. Since they were printed (in many places) one card at a time. Card trading must have been common too.

@Gerry1: That`s just CREEPY! Ew! Too much Disney for one page...
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Female 1,467
I always got better readings with runes. Then I tried chicken bones for a laugh. Never again!
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Male 39,923

Disney Tarot


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Male 3,477
No. Did not *clicky-clicky*.
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Male 2,711
"Did y`all know that playing cards used to be sold individually? That`s why some card games use partial decks, and where the term "playing with a full deck" came from..."

No, didn`t know that, probably `cause it`s not true... I call b.s.
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Male 40,756
@ruthless and @robthelurker: Well, many people believe all sorts of superstitious nonsense! Anything related to "fortune telling" is bound to evoke strong opinions for or against.

I think "clearing up" some common misconceptions can only help the matter! Even if it`s just a few people at IAB, eh? It only takes a few to start the ball rolling...

Did y`all know that playing cards used to be sold individually? That`s why some card games use partial decks, and where the term "playing with a full deck" came from...

"Marked" cards were a plague in the old days. Standardized decks from reputable companies were a blessing for us card players!
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Male 3,680
who the hell would bother to ask all those questions?
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Female 3,001
Did any of you actually need to be told this? Of course its a huge pile of turd.
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Male 15,270
"Tarot cards are just like playing cards, only some have -much- fancier pictures on them!"

Similar, except for the Arcanes Majeures.
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Male 15,270
When I read, I could read people with an ordinary deck of playing cards. A proper tarot deck works better, especially by candlelight and on an old velvet or black silk cloth. The older the deck the better. Handle them with reverence, using only your left hand.

Those who know me know that I am neither religious nor superstitious. I read people, not the cards. The cards are a discussion point, like a scrying crystal or bronze mirror.
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Male 91
What is trick-taking? )-|
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Female 231
I like Runes more. They`re prettier and much more interesting.
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Male 12,138
tl;dr version: It`s all bollocks. What else did you expect it to be?
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Male 40,756
Just FYI: "Wait, are tarot cards a sham?" Was added.

Not complaining! Just making it clear. Tarot cards are just like playing cards, only some have -much- fancier pictures on them!

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Male 427
Technically when and what for they were created does not matter. They`re just used as a medium for fortune telling, the cards themselves are useless pieces of paper.
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Male 40,756
I love telling the future with Tarot Cards!
I also love playing the French game "Tarot" too.

One can use almost anything for "divination" eh? Regular playing cards? Dice? Chicken guts...

Anyhow, I learned a thing or two and was amused, so I shared it with IAB!

>^..^<
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Male 39,923

That was Qi.
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Male 13,630
Like religion - all floss and made up stuff
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Male 2,548
No, tarot cards aren`t a sham. People who claim to be gifted with the art of divination are.

I love tarot, have a few decks kicking around (even the Marseilles deck which is still played in some regions of France) but I`ve never viewed them as anything more sanctimonious than a visual meditation aid.
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Male 40,756
Link: What Do You Know About Tarot Decks? [Rate Link] - It`s probably all wrong! Wait, are tarot cards a sham?
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