I am not an expert

Pile of Cartomancy Books
A Selection of Cartomancy Books with a Small Sample of Decks

It’s one of my theories that when people give you advice, they’ve really just talking to themselves in the past.

Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist

It’s worth pointing out in the early life of this blog, that I don’t consider myself an expert in divination or fortune telling. I do think of myself as a student and I enjoy sharing what I’ve found out about the various systems I’ve been studying.

I feel most confident in Tarot, as I’ve been studying it for over twenty years, I also feel quite comfortable with Lenormand with five years of use. Kipper is a system that I find fascinating and slightly uncomfortable (it weights towards to the dramatic and negative when I read for myself).

And then we have newer card systems, oracle cards included, who are unique to their creators. I am getting to know Mildred Payne’s Secret Pocket Oracle and pulling cards from Wild Unknowns Animal Spirit, as well as trying out other oracles.

Playing Cards for me fall between the old and the new depending on what meanings you use or what customised deck you choose to end up reading. I’ve

I am currently exploring four variations. A more traditional approach as per cardseer.wordpress.com, and three more modern takes: Cartomancy Poker Cards, Open Portals Playing Card and Ana Cortez’s Playing Card Oracles.

I hope to start studying geomancy, oghams and runes in more depth over the coming months. They all use casting in some way, and it’s not a technique I use.

Some guides I’ll be using:

  • Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom by Erynn Rowan Laurie
  • Nordic Runes: Understanding, Casting, and Interpreting the Ancient Viking Oracle by Paul Rhys Mountfort
  • The Art of Geomancy Art And Practice Of Geomancy: Divination, Magic, and Earth Wisdom of the Renaissance by John Michael Greer

These have all been recommended by Kelly from The Truth in Story.

Speaking of Kelly, she recently released a set of Journey Tokens that I am going to be spending time with in May. It’s also another casting system but can be used like Lenormand as well.

Journey Tokens by The Truth in Story
Journey Tokens by The Truth in Story

And thanks to The Living Wheel Astrology Cards I’ve finally taken then plunge into taking a serious look at Astrology – having a set of a cards to visualise the sky is breathing life into the chart for me right now.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m on a journey. I hope I can help on your travels. I also hope that you will be able to help me along the the way too.