Playing Cards as Tarot

August 1st, 2012 § 0 comments

Using regular playing cards for Tarot readings loses the fun of the imagery, and of course eliminates the main aspect of what makes Tarot what it is – the Major Arcana.

But sometimes all you have on hand are playing cards and you still want to do a reading. You can.

It’s just a matter of having a consistent system of converting the suits of the Tarot into those of your standard poker deck.

My typical system of conversion is:

Cups = Hearts

Pentacles = Diamonds

Wands = Clubs

Swords = Spades

Of course, I’m not the only one who uses this system. It’s the one I’ve seen most often.

In fact, it’s the one described in the video below by Nalani of Rebel Tarot. In her clip she colourfully explains an easy way to remember it.

Take a look …

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