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Tarot relies heavily on symbolism. Esoteric decks, such as Thoth and to a lessor extent, the Waite-Smith make use of every symbol on every card. This is why I always recommend you purchase the book written specifically for your deck if one is available. It will usually explain the designer's use of symbolism in the deck. A dictionary of symbols is also an excellent tool for discerning deeper meanings in the cards. It is especially useful for decks which have no separate book available.

 

For an example where having the book enhances the interpretation, let's look at the six of wands in "The Witches Tarot" The card shows a woman kneeling in a forest clearing with six branches on the ground before her in two horizontal groups of three. If you look in the booklet that comes with the deck you find "Illumination, realization of bigger things...", but if you look in Reed's book "The Witches Tarot: The Witches Cabala Two" you read that the branches are laid in the I-Ching hexagram Ch'ien Ch'ien. This gives you further insight into what the designer was trying to convey.

 

Using the Waite-Smith deck, let's examine the same card. We see a man on a horse carrying a staff with a laurel wreath on top. If we look up laurel in a dictionary of symbols we find "Triumph, victory", so even if we did not have Waite's book we could get an idea of what the card meant from the symbolism augmented by the picture, which also suggests a triumphant march. If we were not sure of the type of wreath, and looked up the word "wreath", we find "..glory, victory, supremacy..." which still conveys the meaning. If you look in the bibliography of most modern Tarot books, you will probably find at least one dictionary of symbols listed. They are especially useful for understanding cards that you have difficulty with.

vibejunky Mar 18 '15 · Comments: 1 · Tags: interpreting tarot cards, tarot, tarot cards, symbolism

 

Palm reading or palmistry can offer numerous benefits. It can assist in finding right direction and gaining a sense of reason. There are lots of people who seek help from various palm readers for getting some valuable ideas on their weaknesses and strengths. This enables them to take right decisions with regard to professional life, love life, the different choices and health issues. Those who usually get confused, palm reading may be very beneficial source for them.

Palm reading represents lots of aspects of one’s life depending upon some major lines such as Life line, Heart line and Head line. These lines signify some major personality traits and things like person’s belief and fate. This is an effective way to know some hidden talents in terms of one’s personality. There are certain people who remain confused every time and waste most of their time in searching right track; both personal and professional. Palm reading can tell them what should they do and when to start from. Though palm reading may not be 100% true but it helps by directing an individual to right track.

Palmistry can find out some amazing and unique qualities of an individual that can be further appreciated. These qualities may also assist a person to become most successful and an ideal figure heading on the exact path. It can be enlightenment to an individual, clearing the doubts thus helping people to have clearer understanding. Palm reading illustrates the positive and negative things in one’s life, indicating the benefits of some qualities that must be adopted.

A greater appreciation and understanding of palm reading can be achieved through practically experiencing it. The palmist’s acts like consultants who use the facts and information obtained through lines to predict future. So try to discover new things in the form of hidden qualities and direct life towards self-discovery, personal happiness and self-fulfillment.

    

 

 

Judging various hands painted with so many lines, curves, gaps, mark and mounts is an art of palmistry or palm reading. According to some well admired palmists, there are certain things or marks on hand which represents the positive and negative aspects of life. Nowadays, palmistry is something very unique and interesting thus well accepted or admired throughout the world. Finding a professional palmist is not difficult these days, juts thanks to internet providing everything at one place.

According to palmists, the gaps in the various line such as Heart line, Head line and life line, indicate some serious complications in later stages of life. A gap represents some negative possibilities in the coming future which can be minimized through taking right decisions. Palm reading helps to demonstrate these possibilities and suggest some immediate solutions. It is not possible to ignore the risk for 100% because future is not easy to predict, it is always uncertain.

Generally, there are different textures and marks in palm, each having its specific significance. The break mark indicates unpleasant interruption in life whereas a bar marks suggest a barrier in the progress. The chaining mark symbolizes weakness, indecision and unlucky tendency. Circle marks are very rare representing good fortune with the brightness of sun. A cross mark is a sign of failure or shock and in opposite mark with double line is reinforcing and strengthening. The forked marks are symbol of contradictions and division of interest whereas island marks indicates weakness, breakdown and period of depression.

Mounts play a very significant role in palm reading because they are some different lines. They are named after planets and posses some special features. There are many types of mounts such as Jupiter mount, Saturn mount, Apollo or sun mount, Mercury mount, Venus mount, Mars mount, Luna or Moon mount, Neptune mount, Pluto mount and others.

Every Gap, Mark and Mount depicts some unique characteristics of life and personality.

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