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Portable Divination - How to make a travelling tarot kit?

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Home is where the cards are, our sacred of all places. It’s only natural that when we’re planning to go for a long holiday or are always on the move, we feel drawn to carry our decks everywhere with us. What if we suddenly feel a call or get inspired for a reading? Too often though, our practice and sometimes altars are big and complex due to the flexibility and freedom of our homes. This makes them too complex to carry with. Not to worry, this blog post attempts to cover all your alternatives! What to add to your travel tarot kit? We all have different practices, rituals and needs when it comes to divination, but to put it simple,...

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

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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! 

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How to read Lenormand cards and develop your interpretation skills.

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Back in August I wrote a blog post comparing Lenormand and Tarot. I am very fond of Lenormand, and regularly give the decks a spotlight on my Instagram to peak people's interests and increase awareness about the alternative divination system. At the moment, I have six Lenormand decks in the boutique. If you feel that Lenormand might be right for you or have grown curious to try, this blog post covers a few ways you can read Lenormand. The Original System We already covered the Lenormand divination benefits, style and language. To recap, Lenormand cards are interpreted in pairs, combining simple, focused keywords, don't have reversals but do have positives and negatives. There's already a euro-centric set of keywords for each...

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How do I explain Tarot cards to family, friends and colleagues?

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Think of the various reactions you got when you shared with people that you read or are interested in tarot. On the other hand, think of the times you chose not to share about your practices because of the connotations that might follow. And maybe you'd love to express yourself openly, not just in your closet-altar, but also fashion in out, share with your loved ones something tarot-related that intrigued you recently, or meme the life out of it on your Instagram stories. This post we'll talk about the possible approaches you can take to explaining Tarot to your non-tarot circles. 

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

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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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