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Mshollie has written a book and been published and no it is not about Tarot, but since she has been pretty active with replying to posts, I thought I would be nice and spread the word to anyone that is interested in our community, especially since she hasn't had a promotion post submitted yet for her.

Here is a little blurb about her book and where to find it if anyone is interested. I would like to tell her congratulations and good luck. If anyone else here who hasn't had a promotion post for their readings and has given readings and has something they would like me to take note of let me know.

"Christmas is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to give your special pageant someone a copy of Myths America: A Practical Guide to Pageantry. Now available on amazon.com!"



Now on to the other reason why I was posting.

I was recently reading an lj community also about tarot and ran into an interesting interpretation of a suit in Tarot. My question is do you commonly associate any particular suit with any emotion? (In this case the suit was swords and to that reader it was associated with hostility in general) Also let me know, if you can put it into words, why you personally feel this way.

Personally I tend to see swords as not hostile, but more challenges and roadblocks to overcome, but not inherently hostile. It was interesting to me to see that it was seen as such by some and I was wondering about it. I can say though when I think about it I tend to associate cups with emotion in general and see it as sort of fluffy and sweet even though some of the cards in the suit aren't at all. I think that I do this though as the suit reminds me of a friend who frequently gets cups in readings when I read for her and it reflects her character in a warm fuzzy way.

What are some of your personal feelings on the deck?

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mshollie
Nov. 17th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the plug! :)

Interpretations of suits depend on the particular deck for me. I usually associate Cups with generosity and fluidity. Swords represent strength, Pentacles represent material goods, and I don't really have a definite interpretation for Wands.

I tend to use the Queen of Cups as my significator, though I could as easily use the Queen of Swords because I have dark hair. I prefer Cups, though, because of generosity and emotion. It's just more "me".

Speaking of decks, I have a package on the way which will contain the Tarot of Jane Austen. I'm curious to see what that deck is all about.
monstermommy
Dec. 9th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
I've got to say that my interp of the suits is very similar to yours mshollie.

I see:

CUPS as love/emotion.
PENTACLES as needs [financial/material, but more as things you need to gain from outside sources.
SWORDS as strength
WANDS as the ethereal; they indicate the magic element of us
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