I’m writing this blogpsot from my childhood study room–now turned into a spare bedroom.
I’m home for the weekend for Father’s Day and my father’s actual birthday.
While packing my luggage, I kept my tarot deck aside and reminded myself to place it in my bag.
I didn’t. It’s still on the floor of my bedroom in Singapore.
So I used a deck of playing cards as a substitute for my tarot deck.
Here’s how I do it:
With a deck of playing card, you’ll mainly be working with the minors but I keep the JOKER cards inside as a placeholder for the majors.
♦️ Diamonds for Pentacles
♠️ Spades for Swords
♥️ Hearts for Cups
♣️ Clubs for Wands
For Court cards, I use Jack for Knight and Queen and King as they are. This leaves out the Pages but I’m ok not having them.
I know to pull for Majors when the Joker card comes out. I pause and pull two more cards from the deck. I add the two cards up and see which number it corresponds to in the Major Arcana.
Do you use playing cards as a tarot deck? Reply and let me know!