Tarot Game Play
In the new issue of Recreation for the Soul, we explore CHOICE. It’s the small actions that we take that build upon each other and make the difference in our lives and the lives of others.
Upon waking in the morning, keep about 10 minutes or so to yourself. Be quiet and thoughtful. Let “bubble up” what is truly important to your success as a helpful, giving human. Now, what one thing can you do TODAY that serves that end?
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Oh, and inside the newsletter, please click on the link to the popular Tarot Rummy For Two – it’s my gift to you!
Have Fun…it’s good for the soul!
They are all blessing coins that have been featured in our newsletter throughout the year. The “coins” which are actually durable golden-colored cardboard rounds are used during play of the Tarot Game. They act as rewards and encouragement. Imagine you have been asked to “tell us something about your mother,” having pulled the Empress card. This may create an emotional story that you share with fellow players. Then players may gift you with blessing coins…such as Memory, Love, or Protection.
In the new issue of Recreation For The Soul, we discuss and play with blessing coin “Passion.” Take a look at it here.
Amethyst has gathered together a number of Amazing and Generous Tarot Peeps … Visit her site for all the details at Valentine’s Day GiveAway!
In addition to herself and yours truly, check out the line up!!
Donnaleigh de La Rose
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I was absolutely delighted that Barbara Moore shared her game story on her blog at Practical Tarot. She discovered, as many do, that there is “much storytelling and sharing of emotions and experiences”… the game can really take awhile to play!
This not to say that a faster game can’t be managed. If you are playing with more than a few people, I recommend each player use a three or four card spread only. In this way, the game play is completed in 1 hour or so. In depth, larger spreads are wonderful for solo play or for two players.
Facilitating the game is an art. As Barbara noted in her story…players tend to look to their host for how to proceed. She realized that by stepping back from managing the game, “soon everyone was comfortable and letting their creative juices flow.”
There is no right or wrong way to play. Rules and the pieces and parts of The Tarot Game are the foundation to get you started. I love how Barbara suggest ways to streamline the game, choosing or eliminating the various layers of the game.
See her game story in its entirety here.
Featured in this issue is the Ace of Cups from the unpublished Tarot de St. Croix. I’ve truly enjoyed my collaboration with Lisa. You’ll find more of her tarot images while playing The Tarot Game’s free demo.
Pair up with your spouse or good friend and try the tarot storytelling activity or the Fun 4 Soul game. I’d love to hear how it goes.
Oh and don’t miss a chance for great tarot giveaways this month. Details inside!
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When you play the Tarot Game and land on a STAR space, you may be directed to select 5 cards from the full deck. Beginning “once upon a time” tell a short story from the images on the cards. Try to read the story in the order drawn, however as a variation, you may rearrange the cards.
Here is one pass at a possible story in the images shown. What is your story?
Once upon a time their was a passionate leader, however his vision for his constituents had been blurred over the years. He was no longer sure that his personal convictions and beliefs were of any use. Deciding that fresh ideas were needed, he approached his son and gave him the charge of venturing out to engage with the world. In doing so, the young man found that what was truly valued were matters of the heart. He gave to his father the gift of remembering to rule from his heart and to invest in personal relationships.
The challenge in this activity is to garner inspiration from the images before relying on what’s been learned about the cards through book study. The first card drawn becomes part of the Game reading, the main points of the story become part of it as well. In this case, King of Wands is take for the reading, along with possible notes ” to lead others I need fresh purpose, to entrust others, and develop relationships.”
Give it a try with any 5 cards drawn at random – for best results use a deck you seldom look at, so that the images will be fresh. Let me know how it goes!