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  1. Oh, this may be the perfect use for all those TCG cards I have lying around my room. I’ll have to do this myself. Thank you for writing this up!

  2. A while back I helped organize my boyfriend’s Magic the Gathering collection, found many beautiful cards with spiritually inspiring artwork- and many ugly ones too. I’ve also played other games that really intuitively “click” well in their imagery for potential divinatory purposes. The problem with Calvincard, is it could more easily be unbalanced, if there isn’t a set structure in place you might try reading in what you are looking for too much.
    I think I would start with Rider-Waite structure for that reason, then adapt from there. After becoming more well-versed in someone else’s system, I could then better create my own. But I haven’t done much with Tarot or divination in general, so I can’t speak too much from experience.

    • You make a good point, and I may have assumed too much about my readers’ backgrounds. I definitely think it’s useful to have a… mechanical, for lack of a better word, understanding of at least one and possibly more forms of divination like tarot or runes before learning to read intuitively. It gives you a structure to hang things on. When I started with my current deck, it definitely had a balance problem, which required a lot of practice to eventually rectify. I’m still not completely sure it’s perfect, but I think it’s close. Calvincard also taught me to listen to that feeling you sometimes get that a reading just isn’t working.

      • I may be kind of atypical- having been Pagan of some kind for 15 years and have partly but not fully learned forms of divination- read about runes, ogham but haven’t memorized them. (Probably just cause I’m interested in so many different things.)
        I was looking at the Tarot though, I think the Ceremonial magic/astrology influences probably just don’t suit me. (ha ha pun)

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