Tarot Conference 2016

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On our TarotCon last Saturday, Nora Huszka and Steph Engert presented the deck to the highly engaged audience. As the deck has progressed considerably since our last presentation in November, we now focussed not so much on showing individual images, but on the overall conception and on how to work with the deck. Its unique format of square cards “on tiptoe” opens new possibilities for spreads and readings. Here a first glance on one spread pattern – just the ‘mechanics’, not the interpretation.

We begin with one card as a significator (drawn or deliberately chosen as an expression of what the query is all about):

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Then we lay out the spread as four cards marking the axis points of the Significator:

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We read the cards along the axes like from the bottom (base) card up and from left to right. Obviously, the Significator card has here a real position of power, integrating as well as directing the flows from the cards.

Then we have different options to ‘mutate’ the original spread, this is one of them – completing the picture:

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The added cards can be viewed as ‘bridges’; they say something about how we get from one to the other axis cards. They also a square of energy of their own around the Significator.

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