Anonymous said: Can you make your own tarot cards?
Tags: I have used blank playing cards and index cards to make oracle decks let me know if you want details. TooQueForSchool
One day I’ll probably have a lot more to say on the subject, but for now I’ll give you my two trusty links to The Tarot Connection’s podcasts on the subject:
You don’t necessarily have to listen to the episodes as there’s information in the handouts that can get you started. But remember those price quotes are old at this point, so I wouldn’t go by them.
Also, there’s a lot of other resources out there for making decks these days, and lots more websites to use if you’d like to publish them or just have someone else print them.
(I’ve heard good things about The Game Crafter, and someone linked me to makeplayingcards.com, and they have a tarot option that will let you pick the amount of cards you want 30-130, customize the backs, pick how you want it wrapped, and order any number of decks from 1 to over 5000. I’ve never gotten a deck from them — that I know of, anyway — and so I can’t say what the quality would be, but the fact that they’ll print a single deck for $16 seems like a good deal?? I’d say they’re both worth checking out)
Anyhow, after you’ve taken a look at those things, there’s a lot more out there to see, (‘making your own tarot cards’ usually turns up a lot on google and youtube) and remember that if you want, you can always just buy a blank set of cards to use, and decorate or draw on them or whatever! The only reason I don’t suggest that first is that, depending on how you make and use them, they don’t stand up to a lot of wear. (Some people even use index cards, but index tarot cards don’t usually have a long life)
What is Eye-biting?:
Eye-biting, sometimes known as the Evil eye, is a method of cursing used by some witches. It is the act of manipulating what one could call a ‘sorcerous’ gaze to deliver a curse.
These curses can affect the target in any number of ways, attract bad luck, disease, break up a couple, tire them out, a lot really, the list is pretty long. It is a difficult, but extremely practical method of cursing, which is a very good skill to look into at least, if not adopt.
Eye-biting is a method of cursing, so you can already tell it isn’t for everyone, however it is still a practical skill to look into. It teaches you a lot about various gazes and the effects each one can have. It can teach you that there are various ways of seeing auras and spirits even.
So, the method I use is fairly simple, because I don’t see the need for fancy methods when something raw and practical sits before me. Here’s a basic rundown of my method and what I believe you need to eye-bite:
- Reason, even if this reason is simply pure spite, you still need one. Nothing works without a driving force behind it, and reason is the force behind eye-biting.
- Emotion, lots of this one, rage, anger, wrath are all good places to start, you need these to fuel this curse. Without these the curse would be an empty shell, with no punch whatsoever.
- The Gaze, most important part, you have to have that look down. You have to be able to channel all your reason and emotion into this gaze, you have to project it as concentrated it as you can at the target.
- Visualisation, you need to visualise what you want to happen too, otherwise your just giving a nasty ass glare that may or may not curse the person with a random affliction.
And there you go, my simple method on eye-biting.
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On New Year’s Eve a coin, a small piece of wood, and a piece of cloth are taken from a house into its garden and hidden under a stone or in some safe corner. The next morning the things are brought into the house again by the same person who took them outside. This ensures a sufficiency of clothing, house furniture, and money during the coming year.
—Excerpt From: Folklore Society (Great Britain). “Cornwall Folklore.” London, Folk-lore Society. (via charlottesarahscrivener)
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This list is probably not complete, even if I did my best. If there is a deck that has even a minor representation, please don’t hesitate to send me its title so I can put it on the list ! Some of these decks were only added because I know what is in them, and I sadly don’t own all the tarot decks published in the world.
Also, if you have additional informations on the deck already present on the list (such as a publication date, if the deck is out of print or not, etc), don’t hesitate to send me a message so I can add it !
Tarot exploring LGBT+ themes
- The Sweeney Tarot by Lee Bradford (gender and sexuality)
- The Tarot of the Silicon Dawn by Egypt Urnash, 2011 (gender and sexuality)
- The Collective Tarot, 2012 and 2013 (gender and sexuality) [out of print]
- The Gay Tarot by Lee Bursten and Antonella Platano, 2004 (male homosexuality)
- The Son Tarot by Christopher Butler, 2012 (male homosexuality)
- Tarocchi Gay Orsi by Emilio Ortu Lieto, 2004 (male homosexuality) [limited edition of 30 copies]
- The Brotherhood Tarot by Patric Stillman, 2004 (male homosexuality)
Tarots with an alternative Lovers card
- Daughters of the Moon Tarot by Ffiona Morgan, 2000 (f/f or m/f)
- Cosmic Tribe Tarot by Stevee Postmann, 1998 (f/f, m/m and m/f)
Tarot with minor representation of LGBT+ people
- The Sensual Wicca Tarot by Nada Mesar and Elisa Poggese, 2007 (there are same-sex couples to be found in this deck, even if the majority of the cards depicts heterosexual couples)
- The Magic Manga Tarot by Viviane, 2008 (Six of Cups : couple of women)
- International Icon Tarot by Robin Ator, 2004 (no clear genders represented)
- Tarot Art Nouveau by Antonella Castelli, 2002 (while no clear representations, some illustrations can be interpreted as homoerotic)
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A pantheon in its wholeness is extremely difficult to worship on a regular basis. In Hellenism there are several hundred gods *that I am aware of* and my knowledge is likely incomplete. A pantheon of gods is not neat, tidy, and easy to manage with each god in their neat little place with their domains neatly intact. A pantheon is messy, fluid, and changing. Apollo has the epithet of Healer, but so does Athena. Many gods hold the title of “Savior” and “Mother” (one of which, by the by, is Athena.)
Gods are not neat and tidy and they don’t exist in a pantheon to balance out the others. They exist because they do.
The differences between extreme devotion and henotheism is like the differences between a platonic best friend and a spouse.
—Conor O’Bryan Warren in the comments for “Why I don’t trust the gods” by John HalsteadTags: TooQueForSchool
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