Basic cartomancy with playing cards


Standard playing cards are cheap, available, multi-purpose (also useful for gaming)
Some questions to consider….
CAN IT PROVIDE FOR ME WHAT I AM TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH?
A:
I will use cartomancy to enable insight in daily questions.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PERFORM?
A:
My readings with cartomancy will take 1-60 minutes depending on whether i do yes/no with one card or using the whole deck in a Grand Tableau.

IS THE HISTORY A PRO OR CON?
The oldest known form of cartomancy are the 15th century Mamluk playing cards with oracular text written on the cards.
Nowadays there are many decks (like the Cartamundi Lenormand) with oracular texts.

Furthermore there are many diverse cartomantic traditions to choose from.
I feel restricted by dogmatic intrepretations made by other people and prefer to write my own shorthand summary meanings on the cards

IS IT IN LINE WITH MY BELIEFS?
I believe any oracle can be used to clarify existing patterns in the present. Those patterns might continue in the flexible changeable future.
I  believe the future is not set in stone, but some patterns are more changeable than others depending on our actions.
DOES IT HAVE TO BE PRETTY?
Standard playing cards use the French-suit pattern.
Some special editions themed playing cards use pictures from fantasy, history, sciencefiction etc. While there are many pretty ones, the artwork might confuse the reading.
For now I prefer the standard deck, maybe I will use a themed deck when I like the pictures.HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I SPARE?
Using a standard deck will cost me less than one british pound, a themed deck will cost me more.HOW MUCH TIME DO I WANT TO DEVOTE?
At this moment I have spare time to devote one hour a day for study & practice.

IS IT HIGHLY REQUESTED? DO I CARE?
Basic cartomancy with playing cards are not as popular as other colourful decks like modern Tarot, but I do not care about that.

IS THERE INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH?
There much information in books and on internet

HOW MUCH RESEARCH IS NEEDED?
Most of the time is being consumed by collecting and sifting information, expanding   my own vision is a never-ending story

IS THERE A COMMUNITY?
There are many communities on the web, the quality might vary.

IS IT RELIGIOUS IN NATURE?
Basic cartomancy not affiliated with any religion; it is compatible with folk-lore.

IS IT PRACTICAL?
Yes, usable as one of the many ways to activate my intuition.

DOES IT MATCH MY SKILLSET?
Basic cartomancy is much easier than other systems like modern Tarot (especially Golden Dawn and their descendants)

DOES IT FEEL RIGHT FOR ME?
It feels back to basics, getting free from traditional/dogmatic systems!

inspiration: Which Method of Divination is Right for You? — Lisa Boswell

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