Tarot Decks Come in Three FlavorsWritten by Joey Robichaux
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Because of this, artwork is much more complex and symbolic. The Major Arcana and face cards are much more colorful, lifelike, and detailed. It's Minor Arcana, though, where you'll find main difference.
Rather than use simple counts, artist (Pamela Coleman Smith -- who also illustrates childrens adventure stories) decided to draw vignettes of people engaged in some phase of everyday life. Because of this, pip cards are highly enriched and yield many thoughtful perspectives -- what are people thinking, what are their motivations, what are their fears, etc -- to enrich Tarot readings.
The final deck style is Thoth style -- named after a deck designed by Aleister Crowley and painted by Lady Freida Harris. The Thoth deck was intended for magickal use from very beginning. The paintings are surrealistic and highly symbolic. Thoth adds a new technique to mix, though. Each non-face card of Minor Arcana has a subheading describing some motivation or aspect -- things like Happiness, Luxury, Virtue, Oppression, etc. Because of this, some readers find it easy to read with Thoth decks. Thoth decks also make it easy to draw from other esoteric disciplines -- astrology, for example -- in order to create inspired Tarot readings.
Most decks you'll find in a bookstore will follow one of these three basic styles. Marseilles styles will use pip counts, RWS styles will use pip scenes, and Thoth styles tend to be surrealistic but label Minor Arcana with additional descriptions.
Joey Robichaux rides the weekly consultant road warrior circuit. He uses Tarot to find perspectives on business problems and also maintains dozens of web sites, including one of the oldest sheet music websites on the internet -- Free Sheet Music at http://www.freesheetmusic.net -- and also the Woodsong Tarot site at http://www.woodsongtarot.com
Use psychic powers to choose winning lotto numbersWritten by Barbara Rhodan
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When my father and his brothers dug down, sure enough, there was an underground spring, and we built a well there that served us for many years until we left cottage when I was a teenager.
Back to pendulum dowsing. Make sure room is quiet and dark, and that there are no distractions. Hold plumline over first number and try to 'empty your mind' of everything except thoughts of lottery draw, and balls coming out of machine. Don't think about anything else, just concentrate on balls. Don't worry, don't fret or strain, just 'be'. The pendulum will in most cases, hang there, swaying gently from side to side. After a minute or so, if pendulum is simply oscillating like that, move on to next number. Eventually, you will be holding pendulum over one of numbers, and it will start to rotate. This rotation may be clockwise or counter clockwise, but it will definitely be rotation. You can even 'test' this if you don't believe it - move to side of table, then try same piece of paper again. You will get same rotation (a tip on what to do if your arm gets tired can be found at www.psychicSuperstore.com).
Remove piece of paper to side, but DON'T TURN IT OVER YET. Repeat until you have your six 'picks' for draw. Then, and only then can you turn papers over to see what numbers have been picked for you. A little practise, and you will be amazed at how frequently you start to 'hit' winning numbers. Who knows, if your heart is pure, and your intentions are good, you might even win as big as I did!
Lotto winner Barbara writes advice on the practical uses of your psychic gifts at www.psychicSuperstore.com , the free Psychic Superstore.