Archive for the ‘For Fun’ Category

Which Tarot Court Card Are You?

June 27, 2008

There are many tarot quizzes out there, but this (Which Tarot Court Card Are You?) is the best I’ve come across. It is based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and is found at students-of-tarot.com, which is fun site.

According to the quiz, I am the Page of Pentacles. I’ve always had fond feelings for this Page!

A conversation piece

July 9, 2007

Wanna show the world you’re obsessed with tarot? Try this!

Living Room

Tarot Magnet Board

Here’s all you need:

  • a spare copy of your favorite deck
  • a roll of magnetic strip from your local craft store—my neighborhood hardware store carries this, also
  • a 31″ x 23″ dry erase board from an office supply store such as Office Depot (they probably come in other sizes, too)

Adhere small pieces of the magnetic strip to the backs of your favorite cards*, lay them out on the board, and hang it in an eye-catching place—as if all those cards wouldn’t be eye catching anywhere! Shuffle them around when you need a change.

*I can fit four rows of ten cards using the standard-sized Rider-Waite deck.

I actually prepared this board for a beginning tarot class that I’m co-teaching with my friend Carole on the 14th. Each row shows a different suit, Ace through Ten. (Unfortunately, the court cards don’t fit.) The idea is to be able to see the progression of each suit in its row and each group of numbers by column.

I had the board propped up against the couch for a couple days, and my husband and I kept commenting on it. We finally decided to put it up. I see stories and connections wherever my eye lands. I just glanced over at it, and my attention went to the figure in the Nine of Swords who sits up in bed with her hands covering her face. No wonder she’s had a nightmare. On one side of her, in the Eight of Swords, a woman is blindfolded, tied up and surrounded by a fence of swords, and on the other side, in the Ten of Swords, a man lies with ten swords in his back! Not exactly a recipe for sweet dreams.

Anyway, this should make a fun conversation piece!

Take a Tarot Test! (4) Inside out!

June 19, 2007

This Saturday I’m co-teaching a Writing with the Tarot workshop in San Francisco. While preparing an exercise on setting, I realize that almost all of the cards in the Rider-Waite deck are set outside!

Can you name five Rider-Waite cards that are set inside? (There may be a few more than five—some of the settings are ambiguous.)

Click read the rest of this entry to see which cards I have identified.

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Questions about Tarot?

June 6, 2007

If you have any questions about tarot, or if there are any topics that you would like to see covered in this blog, please let me know. You can post them right here.

Thanks!

Susan

Take a Tarot Test! (4) Which Cards Best Describe You?

May 29, 2007

Because you are, of course, a complex and multi-faceted individual, there is probably not just one tarot card that best describes you. You might find two or even three cards with which you most identify.

To discover which of the major arcana cards, 0 – 9, best fit your personality, answer the questions below. Give yourself one point for a yes, and half a point for a hmmm-sort of-sometimes yes. If you give yourself five to six points for any particular card, you’ve got a match!

After answering the questions and totaling your points, click on Read the rest of this entry to see an image of your card(s).

Card A

  • Do you enjoy spending time alone?
  • Is clearing time for yourself a priority?
  • Are you introspective and self-reflective?
  • Are you aware of what motivates your feelings and actions?
  • Are you a good listener?
  • Do people come to you for guidance?

Card B

  • Are you nurturing?
  • Do you indulge your desires?
  • Do you freely express your emotions?
  • Do you appreciate nature?
  • Are you comfortable with yourself?
  • Are you comfortable with your body?

Card C

  • Are you spontaneous and adventurous?
  • Do you indulge your curiosity?
  • Do you take risks or leaps of faith?
  • Are you open-minded?
  • Would you describe yourself as unconventional and nonconforming?
  • Can you be hard to pin down?

Card D

  • Do you have drive?
  • Do you have direction?
  • Are you ambitious?
  • Are you competitive?
  • Are you self-confident?
  • Do you have willpower?

Card E

  • Would you describe your lifestyle as conventional?
  • Do you adhere to traditional social and/or religious values?
  • Have you sought out a like-minded community?
  • Have you followed a spiritual path that you have inherited from your family?

AND/OR

  • Are you a religious or secular educator?
  • Do you mentor others?

Card F

  • Are you organized?
  • Are you responsible?
  • Do you value structure and stability?
  • Are you assertive?
  • Would you describe yourself as rational and decisive?
  • Do you like to be in control?

Card G

  • Do you get passionate about causes?
  • Do you get completely absorbed in activities and things that you enjoy?
  • Do you like to share your interests with others?
  • Are you able to strike a balance between following your heart and being rational?
  • Do you avoid temptations that threaten your goals and values?
  • Are you fulfilled?

Card H

  • Do you have an abundance of creative energy?
  • Are you focused?
  • Do you turn your visions and ideas into reality?
  • Do you take initiative?
  • Do you usually follow through on projects?
  • Do you feel empowered to affect change or make things happen?

Card I

  • Do you have inner-strength and self-confidence?
  • Do you have courage?
  • Are you compassionate?
  • Are you able to charm difficult people?
  • Are you gentle but firm?
  • Are you resilient?

Card J

  • Are you intuitive? Do you listen to your feelings?
  • Are you perceptive?
  • Do you tend to reflect instead of act?
  • Are you attracted to the unknown?
  • Are you interested in metaphysical pursuits such as tarot?
  • Do you remember your dreams and take interest in them? (more…)

Would love to hear from you!

May 19, 2007

It’s a bit lonely out here at Tarot Table Talk. So far I’m the one that’s doing all the talking! I would love to hear your thoughts and insights on the cards, and I’m hoping I can encourage you to post some comments.

-Susan

Take a Tarot Test (3) Boats and Ships

May 19, 2007

Without looking at your deck, make a list of all the cards that have either a ship or a boat. Click “Read the Rest of this entry” to see a list of the five cards in the Rider-Waite deck that have these vessels and what they symbolize. (more…)

Tarot Birth Cards for Dummies

May 16, 2007

If you want to learn to read the cards and are feeling overwhelmed, a great place to start is with an exploration of your tarot birth card. Your birth card represents your potential. It embodies qualities you may have already developed as well as challenges inherent to the card’s theme.

There are different methods for calculating a birth card, but my favorite is the one my friend Carole Pierce of Crossroads Tarot taught me. It is simple, even for the mathematically challenged. (more…)

Take a Tarot Test! (2) Creatures

May 12, 2007

In a tarot deck, creatures abound. Without looking through your deck, can you make a list of all the cards that have mammals, sea creatures, amphibians, reptiles, insects? How about a snail?

Click “Read the rest” to see which cards in the Rider-Waite deck have these creatures and what they symbolize.
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Take a Tarot Test! (1) Water

May 9, 2007

Water is an important symbol in tarot. The suit of Cups corresponds with the element of water, but water runs all through the deck. No pun intended! Generally, water, like the suit of Cups, symbolizes the emotional, spiritual and subconscious realms, though there are many common idioms that also bring light to the cards’ meanings. We describe the need to ride the waves, or move full steam ahead, and we talk about what lies beneath the surface, water under the bridge, and our desire to move from rough to smooth waters.

Without looking through your deck, can you make a list of all the cards that have water? I’m talking about oceans, lakes, streams, rivers, waterfalls, puddles and rain. (Have I given too many hints?!)

If you are just learning the tarot, you might want to pull the cards with water from your deck for examination. Any exercise that gets you really looking at the images and thinking about the symbols will be helpful.

Click “Read the rest” to see which cards in the Rider-Waite deck have water. (more…)