Tarot Decks Come in Three FlavorsWritten by Joey Robichaux
Interested in learning how to read Tarot cards? If so, one of your first decisions will be "What style of deck should I use".
Although there are now hundreds of brands of Tarot decks, most fall into one of three general styles -- Marseilles, Rider-Waite-Smith (also called Rider-Waite, or just RWS), and Thoth.
There are 78 cards in a Tarot deck -- 13 cards in each of four different suits, plus an extra 22 cards called "Trump" cards. These 22 trump cards are known as Major Arcana, remaining 56 cards are called Minor Arcana. It's treatement of Major and Minor Arcana that determines which general style your deck follows.
The first style -- Marseilles -- follows traditional, old-school style found in early Tarot decks. The artwork on Major Arcana tends to be simple and limited to only a few colors. The Minor Arcana looks much like ordinary playing cards -- there are four face cards (King, Queen, Knight, Page) and 10 "pip" cards (Ace through Ten). Again, artwork on face cards tends to be simple. The pip cards don't have artwork other than a "pip" count. For instance, a Five of Swords will have five swords depicted on card.
The Marseilles style looks so much like playing cards because Tarot decks were originally used to play a card game! It wasn't until later that mystics began to use these decks for divinatory purposes.
The second style of deck -- RWS (After Rider, publisher, Waite, designer, and Smith, artist) -- was published in early 1900's. It was designed from very beginning for magickal use.
Use psychic powers to choose winning lotto numbersWritten by Barbara Rhodan
I am often asked by my friends how I managed to win lottery, and answer usually surprises them! My win, although not huge by modern standards, was achieved with very little effort, and almost no expense. The secret? Using psychic powers we all have in order to predict winning lotto numbers.
The method is simple, and easy to use, and should work just as well for you as it worked for me. After all, there is no monopoly on psychic talents! First, you need to get hold of a plumb weight. This can be a simple piece of lead, or a fancy crystal - it is up to you as actual material is irrelevant. You will also need some string, some paper, and a pen. Scissors might also come in handy.
Make a pendulum by attaching plumb weight to string. Write out all 49 lottery numbers on paper (tip - try a 7 x 7 'grid' - this will make it easier to cut them out later! i.e. on first line write 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 on second write 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 and so on). Cut out numbers into little squares, and place them face down on a smooth surface - your coffe table, for example. make sure they are well seperated (at least a couple of inches between numbers).
Now you must shuffle up numbers, so you don't consciously know which one is which. This is a very important step, so don't overlook it. Next we are going to 'dowse' for numbers that will win very next lotto. The basics, of this technique, of course, go way back. When I was a little girl, after War, I remember a friend of my father's coming round to dowse for a source of water in cottage we had just occupied. I watched fascinated as he walked back and forward, with a couple of hazel twigs, until suddenly, they jerked together, and he said "Here".