Hello! I’m Rose Fortune and I’m so glad you found this blog. Actually, I’m glad I managed to write something on this blog. My grandson, Seth, helped. He knows how to do all these new things like texting and downloading music and movies, and something called twitter. I have to admit, I prefer the old way of doing things. But, Harriet is very persuasive and she thinks Crystal Haven needs a blog.
I want to take a moment before I tell you about the tarot to explain that I’m sure Clyde didn’t mean to portray Crystal Haven in a bad way. She’s my daughter, and although we don’t see eye to eye on anything I don’t think she would intentionally harm Crystal Haven. She grew up here.
Apparently, her book is a cozy mystery. She very clearly published it as fiction and as my sister, Vi, says “publicity is publicity” or something like that. If people read the book and decide to come to Crystal Haven to see what we have to offer, where’s the harm? But as the head of the historical society, Harriet is protective.
Well, on to the tarot. I will try to give a little insight on different aspects of the tarot with each post. It takes years of study to understand all of the possible readings of just one card. When the cards are combined in a layout, the meanings are compounded.
The tarot consists of four suits with cards numbered from one to ten and four face cards (king, queen, knight, and page). This will be familiar to anyone who has played a card game with a regular deck of cards. The tarot deck also has a second group of twenty-two cards called the major arcana giving us seventy-eight cards rather than fifty-two.
There are all sorts of decks out there from the traditional Rider-Waite pack to decks featuring fairies, goddesses, Egyptian gods, and even some lovely hand drawn artwork. I like to experiment with different decks and see which ones give me the best information. It’s my opinion that the cards will speak to the individual and each person sees something different in the pictures.
Next time, I’ll write about meanings of individual cards. Do any of you have a favorite deck?