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    So I've been getting into tarot (honestly haven't picked up my deck in a few weeks now but whatever it's still a decent topic)

    Now I'm really curious how typology and tarot interact.

    How does a feeler's interpretation differ from a thinker's?

    Are feelers more likely to enjoy reading themselves?

    Stuff like that.

    Also I'd just like to discuss it.

    So here's what I've been getting out of Tarot:

    Symbolism allows us to deal more accurately with metaphysical realities that spoken language is demonstrably worthless regarding. So, by learning the language of tarot we're able to see AND APPLY universal principles to particular moments of human life.

    So basically it's a tool for ethical living.
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    I think it's a tool to be respected. Even skeptics sometimes take it seriously after having a reading, at least in a wave of irrationality that breaks the dam of their skepticism. It's easy, with the ambiguity of the cards, to... insert personal significance into them... acting as an aid to help make decisions, but not as a specific guide. It can help you make your mind up about life decisions in the same way a coin toss would because the tarot card concepts are so basic that they extend to the whole human condition. If you can't find the will or reason to make your own decisions in life, then let the symbolism take you for a ride. People need a guide and it's clear they're willing to turn to anything to establish a spiritual connection when they're aimless.

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    One spread I was having a lot of fun with was a "two-paths" sort of thing. It really worked with the idea that everything you're reading is a potential reality (future or present).
    8 9
    6 7
    4 5
    3
    2
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    where 864 and 579 are different paths drawing from 123

    a reading like this forces the querent to consider themselves more than just follow the path laid out by chance (and it is chance)
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    Hey phobic throw your preconceptions in the trash and check this shit out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by murkrow View Post
    ...So basically it's a tool for ethical living.
    Yes; a typical tarot read, rather than being a predictive device, seems to be more of an exploratory vehicle into the supplicant's psyche, giving them a framework or a symbolic language by which to navigate around that landscape and determine what they value and what decisions they will make for their lives based on those values.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murkrow View Post
    So basically it's a tool for ethical living.
    Its a tool that you can use to project your unconsciousness on and seek for answers on many things, including ethical living.
    "Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
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    Quote Originally Posted by murkrow View Post
    Hey phobic throw your preconceptions in the trash and check this shit out!
    I don need sum cardboard 2 give me symbols to pursue, Ne can feed on just about anything for that purpose
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    I enjoy using my tarot and angel cards. They give me clarity and optimism via their symbolism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phobik View Post
    I don need sum cardboard 2 give me symbols to pursue, Ne can feed on just about anything for that purpose
    You are correct in this. There are runes, various forms of scrying, Bible verses, even Rohrshach tests. Whatever dredges up your personal symbolic connections and helps you realize things about yourself that usually escape more direct analysis.
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