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    Has anyone taken a deck that originally had 78 cards, courts, minor, and majors but was a pip deck they couldn’t read or connect with and then used it as a majors only deck?

    I’ve come across a few really pretty pip style decks. I’m just not comfortable with reading pips only yet, but the Majors really call to me. This goes for The Elemental Power tarot and the Tarot of the Dead.

    If you have, can you share how you use the majors only, or what kinds of spreads and eve which decks you done this for!

    Thank you all in advance L)

  • Pip deck to Majors only?

    Carded_Tarot-Tales updated 3 years, 3 months ago 1 Member · 2 Replies
  • nauxzhekrucz

    February 8, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    Its okay… I mean, pip decks could be overwhelming because they are just suits with numbers.

    Just remember that both major and minor arcana are that… “arcana” which is a “secret” a “mystery”.

    That said… yeah, use the majors, but majors usually talk about the metaphysical construction of the human being, and minors are how we behave and travel through our lives. In order to get deep insights with the cards, the whole decks is necessary.

    Plus, the good thing of pips is that there are no pictures, so you guide yourself through numbers. And making equations with the cards gives readings richer in meanings.

    Obviously its kinda mandatory to study “cartomancy” through books in order to get the meaning of the numbers + astrological assignments + suits + elements + positions + questions + situations.

    Wanna get better with pips? the first approach is learning numerology.

    Have nice readings 🙂

  • Carded_Tarot-Tales

    February 8, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    I’ve never converted one on purpose. I have the Knapp Hall tarot and it had water spilled on it and I was only able to rescue the majors. And then I have a hand stencilled Jean Noblet Marseille Majors only deck because it was hand stencilled and cut using traditional methods and the full deck wasn’t available in a handmade version.

    There is a great majors only spread called the fool’s mirror but its not published on the web any where. I’m working on publishing an explanation of how to do it in the next week or so.

    However for now check out Parisian Jean Assens’ Pryamid spread.

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