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A beginner's guide to spirit-work.

Posted by Anna-Maria Ninnas on


When it comes to soul-care, as with any practice, we could always benefit from a guide. In the case of tarot and divination, we can work with a Spirit Guide who helps your soul attain your potential on Earth, learn your lessons, guide you through your current purpose, reaching your full potential, manifesting, as well as protection for avoiding bad scenarios, energies and people. This post covers the beginner's things to be aware of before starting with spirit-work.

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How to divinate on coffee grounds and read tea leaves for beginners.

Posted by Anna-Maria Ninnas on


Tasseonomy is the art of divinating with a cup using tea or coffee. The word 'tass' or 'tasse' in several languages literally means a cup or mug. What you do is drink your hot beverage and interpret the shapes made by the leftover tea leaves or coffee residue. It's a highly accessible and affordable divination craft, as you can buy all you need at any store. In this blog post, I'll show you how you can turn your tea drinking ritual or coffee with friends into divination séance! 

This topic was voted most for on my Instagram in the Stories poll. 

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How to use a Pendulum in your daily life?

Posted by Anna-Maria Ninnas on


Finding lost objects. Connecting with your higher, subconscious self. Quick decision making. Balancing chakras. Pendulums and pendulum boards are such easy and beginner-friendly divination tools with so much flexibility. Today, I will show you several ways you can use the pendulum in your soul-care routine, and hacks!

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A guide to Runes and their meanings.

Posted by Anna-Maria Ninnas on


This October my blog posts will be looking into alternative divination tools. Today, we're looking at Runes! Essentially letters, Runes are a set of 24 symbols associated with Northern Gods and symbolizing various forces that be. They are divided into three groups known as the three runic aettir. This post includes the meanings of every Rune, as seen in my Deep Forest Rune Deck in card format.

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Meanings of Lenormand cards + their Tarot equivalents.

Posted by Anna-Maria Ninnas on


Just like any language, the language of one cartomancy can be translated and aid in learning the other. This blog post explains the meanings of each Lenormand card in relation to Tarot. We will go through the 36 cards — starting with those that appear similar to Tarot  — and explaining them individually but also highlighting how they're different. While Lenormand cards are interpreted pairs and thus shouldn't be read like Tarot, you can think of this post as a cheat-sheet for when you're just starting off with Lenormand but already know Tarot.

 

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Tarot by the Moon: Beginner-friendly soul-care spreads for the New Moon and Full Moon.

Posted by Anna-Maria Ninnas on


Living by the moon is a powerful practice that prompts us to dedicate space and time to check in with ourselves. While any new habit is a challenge to make into a routine, moon-care for your soul-care is short, sweet and intuitive as it's based on two concepts: growth and release.

And what better and quicker way to summarize and store these personal meditations than with the visual language of cartomancy! This post is a quick-and-dirty guide to Tarot, Lenormand and Oracle spreads for a Full and New Moon, which you can use in your soul-care routine. I also made you a free mobile-friendly pdf that you can download at the end of the post, with love.

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How to choose your first (or next) tarot deck.

Posted by Anna-Maria Ninnas on


When it came to my first tarot deck, in all honesty I was awfully picky! I wanted something colorful, but not too fancy. Something symbolic, but not too heavy on the eyes. In the end I went with the classical, beginner-friendly Rider-Waite tarot deck as my first. My second deck was one I designed myself! To this day I continue to design tarot decks I find lacking in the tarot market, as well as satisfy your desires. People and the way we connect are many and different. Your first connection with a tarot deck can happen anywhere, anytime, like love at first sight. On a holiday trip abroad. Incidental Instagram scrolling. It can also happen consciously and pragmatically, like myself....

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Are all tarot cards the same?

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Many artists take thematic twists with their visual designs on the card. Does this even matter, and can this affect your learning process? Yes, and yes! Read more about it in this week's blog post.

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What is a Rider-Waite tarot deck and where does it come from?

Posted by Esra Dagtekin on


Let's talk about one of the famous Tarot Deck which is especially popular with beginnersthe Rider Waite Tarot deck. In 1909, Arthur Edward Waite and Pamela Colman Smith designed and published a tarot deck. This timeless deck is commonly known as the Rider-Waite deck and is still the most popular tarot variant for both beginner and professional card readers. 

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