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Cartomancy: Fortune Telling Using Playing Cards

Cartomancy: Fortune Telling Using Playing Cards

Cartomancy is a method of divination that utilizes a deck of cards. While the practice has been popular for hundreds of years, it has seen a recent surge in commercial popularity with the sale of Tarot cards on the popular market. They have become a party prop as much as a tool of divination. This is a fact that is met with some consternation amongst true psychics who value the truth in their trade. They value the art in their psychic gifts, and the idea of girls at a slumber party playing at divination is frowned upon. Initially, cartomancy was done with basic playing cards. In many places it still is done that way today. While the popularity and mysterious nature of Tarot cards have somewhat negated the practice of reading standard playing cards, the principles are much the same. Though different cultures have all managed to create unique sets of playing cards, adaptations have been made which allow readings to be done using a variety of decks. When it comes right down to it, cartomancy can be done with the poker deck that you have in the junk drawer. Tarot cards can be fun and enlightening, but you needn’t feel like that is the only way to get a good reading or to get accurate guidance. There are many superstitions about…