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Tarot Birth Card Calculator and Birth Cards Meanings

Tarot Birth Card Calculator and Birth Cards Meanings

 

Many websites and books share the method of calculating your Tarot birth card or two or three cards but often the method seems too complicated to follow. Today we are sharing this Tarot Birth Card Calculator that you can use to calculate your Birth Cards. You can read the detailed description of your personality on our website as well but we are going to share some details to make you understand what your birthday card means. Just enter A person’s Birth Date below to get Their Tarot Birth Card, then click on the “Calculate” button. Then scroll down to read the meaning of that combination. The deck used for this calculation is Cute and Simple Tarot Deck that you can download here.


Month        Day       Year 

 

Tarot Birth Cards Meanings

10 wheel of Fortune + 1 The Magician

Wheel of Fortune: Good luck, destiny, good fortune, cycles, what goes around comes around.

The Magician: Skill, will-power, manifestation, The art of communication

You are a charmer, you know the art of communication and have the right tools of passion, emotion, thought and worldly resources to add up to your charms. You know how to move through the cycles of life and use and utilize anything that life offers to it’s fullest potential.

11 Justice + 2 The High Priestess

Justice: Justice, honesty, fairness, law

The High Priestess:  Intuition, the subconscious mind, secrets, wisdom

You are honest and fair and connected to your inner-guide and intuition. You have inner wisdom and strong morality to deal with others.

12 The Hanged Man + 3 The Empress

The Hanged Man: New perspective, just hanging in there, sacrifice for a higher cause, confinement, spiritual growth

The Empress: Beauty, femininity, love, nurturing, abundance, pregnancy, creativity, fertility, growth

You are creative, nurturing and a very talented person who keeps a different angle and perspective to look at things. You have a beautiful soul and you are spiritually strong.

13 Death + 4 The Emperor

Death: Change, transformation, transition, ending, new start

The Emperor: Authority, establishment, a dominating male, masculine, wise, father, practical

You are a person who welcomes change and consider endings something inevitable to make room for something new. You think out of the box, you are strong willed and you like to take control of the situation.

14 Temperance + 5 The Hierophant

Temperance: Balance, Moderation, Middle path

The Hierophant: Religious beliefs, conformity, marriage, knowledge sharing, blind faith

You like to value traditions and live your life with prudence and moderation. You make firm long term goals and have a clear life path. You know how to keep a balance between your emotions, logic, and practicality. You might be conservative but you bring peace and harmony to the surroundings.

15 The Devil + 6 The Lovers

The Devil: Addiction, restriction, materialism, temptations

The Lovers: Relationship, love, harmony, values, soul mates, partners, strong bond, made for each other

You have clarity of vision, and you are emotionally fulfilled and beautiful from within. You are beautiful inside with a sense of balance. You have beautiful ideas about life, people and you are full of life, joy, and vitality, you are inquisitive, versatile, and lighthearted, you know how to verbally express their ideas and who can bring happiness to the life of anyone. However, you have to manage a fine line between love and lust, desire, and greed, good and bad otherwise you can cross the line.

16 The Tower + 7 The Chariot

The Tower: Destruction, chaos, upheaval, awakening, sudden change

The Chariot: Control, willpower, success, action, determination, two forces pulling in the opposite direction

You are strong-willed, enthusiastic, brave and yet emotional. You don’t follow people’s advice blindly but clearly know their own path and also know how to follow it. You know to make their way to success even if you have to make huge changes for that.

17 The Star + 8 Strength

The Star: Hope, direction, a path to follow, renewal

Strength: Control. Strength, influence, compassion, energy, endurance, success, Overcoming an obstacle

You know how to cope up with grief and sorrow and shine all bright. You have a clear direction and path in life and you are wise, compassionate, and courageous. You know how to keep a balance between their intuitive self and practical life. You are confident with strong will power. You know how to handle the conflict inside yourself. You have high goals for the future and you are farsighted.

18 The Moon + 9 The Hermit

The Moon: Anxiety, fear, illusion, subconscious

The Hermit: Solitude, guidance, soul-searching, introspection, being alone, inner guidance, wisdom

 You are intuitive and reflective.  You know the real meaning of life. You are a very stable and grounded person who likes to spend time with books and likes to ponder upon different things. You like to share your wisdom with those who seek it. You listen to your subconscious mind.

19 The Sun + 10 The Wheel of Fortune + 1 The Magician

The Sun: Success, optimism, vitality, happiness

The Wheel of Fortune: Good luck, destiny, good fortune, cycles, what goes around comes around.

The Magician: Skill, will-power, manifestation, The art of communication

You are happy, confident, positive, bright, and cheerful. You love to enjoy life to the fullest and become the center of attention. You like challenges and change and love to explore new things.  You are a charmer, you know the art of communication and have the right tools of passion, emotion, thought and worldly resources to add up to your charms. You know how to move through the cycles of life and use and utilize anything that life offers to it’s fullest potential.

20 Judgement + 2 The High Priestess

Judgement: Judgement, rebirth, awakening

The High Priestess:  Intuition, the subconscious mind, secrets, wisdom

You are a very empathetic and intuitive person. There is a mystery attached to you and you are connected to your inner-world and higher-self more than anyone who is around. You look at the real purpose of life and you are no more concerned about material and worldly stuff. 

21 The world + 3 The Empress

The World: Completion, fulfillment, celebration, harmony

The Empress: Beauty, femininity, love, nurturing, abundance, pregnancy, creativity, fertility, growth

You have a universal understanding and a deep connection with your spiritual side. You spend your life with logic, wisdom, power, authority, and vision. You are creative, nurturing and talented.

(This Birthday Calculator Script is written by Leisa Refalo and we are using it here with her permission.)

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Which Tarot Cards Indicate Travel?

Which Tarot Cards Indicate Travel?

Tarot cards give different meanings when they appear in combination with other cards and also at different places but here is a list of the Tarot cards which indicate Travel if they appear in your Travel related question. Expert readers can even derive meanings from looking at different spreads but this list will help the beginners.

Which Tarot Cards Indicate Travel?
  • Six of Swords

This is a classic ‘Travel card’ that always works for me and proves to be true as a travel card in my tarot readings. Three people traveling through the boat indicate travel, movement, and even re-location.

  • Eight of Wands

Eight of Wands depicts very fast movement. This card shows rapid communication and also fast movement like travel by air.

  • The Chariot

This tarot card shows a man on a chariot, what else can be a better indication of travel?

  • All 4 Knights

All the Knights are riding horses that indicate Travel. The knight of swords especially shows a rapid movement but all the knights are indicative of a Travel if they appear as an answer to your Travel related question.

  • King of Wands

Wands or Staves were used by travelers in old times. The Kind of Wands is holding a Wand in his hand and his posture suggests that he’ll get up at any moment and embarks upon a journey.

  • The Fool

The Fool is happily going somewhere with his bag and all the stuff. The Fool card shows the start of something new and also a new Journey or Travel.

  • The Sun

The Sun Tarot Card shows a white horse taking a happy baby somewhere. This card indicates a vacation, a casual journey and even a honeymoon.

  • Eight of Cups

Eight of Cups is another Tarot Card with very significant movement. A person is leaving things behind and going somewhere.

The World, Two of Wands, Three of Wands and Hermit are also indicative of Travel.

2 of Pentacles, King of Cups, and The death cards have ships in the background. If your intuition makes you focus on those ships then there is a possibility of traveling if those cards appear too. Pages were messengers in medieval times so a page also suggests movement and traveling.  As you’ll learn to read different card combinations you’ll start deriving the meanings by understanding the movements. However, the cards that I have listed above are Travel cards as per my own experience, and many experienced tarot readers that I have talked to.

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Which Tarot cards indicate pregnancy?

Which Tarot cards indicate pregnancy?

Tarot cards are not and cannot be a substitute for a pregnancy test. Tarot cards give different meanings when they appear in different positions. Also when a card appears with other cards, the combinations give different meanings. Still, if you want to know that which cards are sure short indicators of pregnancy when you get those at the right spot as an answer to your pregnancy questions, here is a list for Rider Waite Smith and RWS based decks

Which Tarot cards indicate pregnancy?

·       The Empress

The Empress is pregnant and has growth and fertility all around her. This is the clearest sign of pregnancy when this appears as an answer.

·       All the Aces

Aces are the seeds, a new start. All the aces in combination with cards around them can indicate pregnancy. An ace of cups is the clearest sign of pregnancy. The emotions, flow of water and peace, all bring good news. Ace of wands is a phallic symbol and shows the seed that is needed to bring a new life. The ace of pentacles shows a gift and a plant. The ace of swords is a sign of surgery and can represent a birth through C-section.

·       Page of Cups

The Page of Cups brings good news and a strong indicative of pregnancy.

·       9 of Cups

There are 9 months of pregnancy and 9 cups show that. Keeping all the cups at a safe place shows the love and care that the mother gives to the unborn baby.

·       9 of Pentacles

Again 9 months and happiness together show a sign of pregnancy.

·       The Sun

What better tarot card will be there to show pregnancy than a horse with a naked child sitting on it coming your way?

·       The Star

The Star is a sign of hope and a good omen for those who are trying to conceive.

·       10 of Cups

The ten of cups tarot card shows a happy couple and kids. This is a clear sign that someone is going to have kids.

·       3 of Cups

In tarot de Marseille, 3 of cups and 3 of pentacles show clear signs of welcoming a 3rd person. In the RWS deck, the happy dancing women also show celebrations related to birth and baby shower.

·       6 of Cups

This card is related to childhood and innocence and it can be a sign of pregnancy and birth.

·       The Fool

The fool shows new beginnings and a new start. It can depict pregnancy as well

·       Queen of Pentacles

All queens are mother figures but the way the queen of Pentacles is holding a pentacle shows the tender love and care given to a baby by the mother. This tarot card indicates pregnancy as well.

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10 Best Websites to Learn Tarot Card Meanings

10 Best Websites to Learn Tarot Card Meanings

We are making tarotoak.com as big and as comprehensive as possible but there are also many other great websites that you can also find helpful.

We have made a list of 10 best available free resource websites on the internet. All these websites have simple and straight forward lessons and tarot card meanings that you can read without any sign ups or pre-requisites.

10 Best Websites to Learn Tarot Card Meanings

1.    Tarot Teachings

This is a simple website with the meanings of all 78 tarot cards and an in-depth study of the tarot symbolism. This site also tells you the questions that you can ask yourself when contemplating a tarot card. This website also has tutorials related to basic tarot numerology.

2.    Learn Tarot

This is a website apparently made in old times. This is not a fancy blog with a fancy interface but here you can find step by step Tarot lessons. You can also download the complete tarot course from this website that you can access offline.

3.    The Tarot Guide

This is a huge, comprehensive and my most favorite website that teaches you about the meanings of all the 78 cards in a straightforward way. This website doesn’t emphasize much on symbolic interpretations but instead it tells you the general, health, love and spiritual meanings of a card in upright and reversed positions. This website also has a huge collection of tarot related keywords and flash cards.

4.    Biddy Tarot

This is a huge, cute, popular and very comprehensive website. You can find little details of the symbolic meaning of a card and general meanings in upright and reversed position. This website also offers useful blog posts and tarot spreads.

5.    Labyrinthos

This is another big website where you can learn tarot cards meanings, meaning of Lenormand cards and a lot about astrology.

6.    Simply Tarot

A simple website with in-depth meanings of tarot cards.

7.    Tarot.com

This is another simple and straightforward website that provides tarot card meanings in general sense, reversed and advice positions.

8.    The Tarot Lady

This website teaches the tarot card meanings in a fun way. You’ll find a related song and affirmations along with the meanings of the cards.

9.    Infinite Visions Tarot

This is another simple, not very fancy but really useful website.

10.Tarot Forum by Aeclectic Tarot

These forums are not live anymore but there is a huge compilation of knowledge and wisdom that you can find in these forums. You just need to type your queries and you can read the amazing threads and discussions on any topic that you want to read about.

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15 Best, Must-Have Crystals for Tarot Card Readers

Best, Must Have Crystals for Tarot Card Readers

Crystals are natural beauties. One can never have enough crystals. Crystals are used for centuries for various healing techniques, like opening chakras, reiki, and also as an omen of good luck. Crystals are a source of power and a tarot reader can utilize the power of crystals in many ways. A tarot reader can use these crystals to cleanse and charge a tarot deck. You can use these crystals for meditation. You can keep these on your tarot table and these will help you with intuition, grounding, and also these will help you and your client in solving various problems. Crystals come in many forms. You can have a cluster, a geode, a ball, or a square stone.

Best, Must Have Crystals for Tarot Card Readers

I am listing here 15 best and must have crystals for tarot card readers along with their properties.

1.    Amethyst

Amethyst crystal Healing power for tarot card readers

Amethyst is an amazing and beautiful stone and it corresponds to the third eye and crown chakras. It helps a tarot reader with enhances intuitive abilities. It brings serenity and peace in the surroundings and it is great to cleanse your tarot cards and tarot decks. This stone clarifies spiritual vision. Keeping at your meditative space will bring excellent results.

2.    Clear Quartz

Clear quartz crystal properties for tarot readers.

Clear quartz is the most powerful crystal that a tarot reader can acquire. This stone enhances clairvoyance and radiates positive energies. This crystal helps with the connection between the physical and spiritual worlds.

3.    Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline properties for tarot reading

Tourmaline can be found in many colors but black tourmaline is the most powerful of all. It absorbs negative energies and relieves stress. It is an excellent cleanser for tarot cards. You can also use it to cleanse and protect your tarot reading space.

4.    Smoky Quartz

Smokey quartz crystal significance for tarot

Smoky Quartz is another very powerful grounding crystal that aid meditation, and spiritual connection. It helps with a steady flow of energy through the body that every tarot reader needs.

5.    Rose Quartz

Tarot readers and rose quartz

Rose quartz helps with compassion. Having this at your scared reading space will help your querents who have broken hearts.

6.    Labradorite

Labradorite crystal for tarot

Labradorite is full of amazing spiritual powers. This stone opens spiritual vision and removes the spiritual blockage. This is a must-have crystal for all tarot card readers.

7.    Agate

Agate and tarot

This stone has earthy energies and it is great for cleaning negative energies. Agate is available in many colors and it overall it has positive healing powers. It helps you with looking at things from a broader perspective. Agate’s power brings stability to physical body and also one’s aura. It is a great stone to wear or to put on your tarot table.

8.    Citrine

Properties of Citrine crystal

Citrine brings abundance and prosperity and for a tarot reader it brings mental and emotional focus and power of intention. It is a powerful crystal that heals sacral chakra and it can help improving your relationship with your client.

9.    Pyrite

Pyrite and tarot

Pyrite brings confidence and mental clarity. This is a powerful protective stone that helps against negative vibrations.

10.Red Jasper

Red Jasper for tarot reading

Red is the color of vitality, passion and strength. It is connected to the root chakra. Red Jasper has strong grounding and healing powers. It removes stress and brings calmness in space around it.

11.Tiger’s Eye

Tarot and tiger's eye

Tiger’s eye is a strong protective crystal. It protects against negative energies and brings resilience and strength.

12.Yellow Jade

Yellow Jade properties and tarot

Jade comes in many colors. Yellow jade is one of those. It dispels harm and inspires wisdom. It can help changing querent’s perspective towards life after a reading. Make the transformation easy and can bring positive energies.

13.White Moonstone

White moonstone

White moonstone is a beautiful stone that helps with intuition, clairvoyance and spiritual connection. This is also an extremely protective stone.

14.Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli represented the night sky and the power of the gods to the ancient Egyptians. This crystal helps with spiritual growth, meditation, and emotional healing. Keeping it at your sacred space will bring many benefits to you and your querent.

15.Fluorite

Fluorite has great grounding and stabilizing properties. Wearing this stone can save you from exhaustion that many tarot readers face from extended tarot readings.

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How to Start Reading Tarot Cards? A guide for Beginners

How to Start Reading Tarot Cards? A guide for Beginners

Many people want to learn tarot card reading but they do not know where and how to make a start. It is not always easy to access and visit a tarot teacher and time and life constraints make it really difficult to visit someone in order to learn tarot card reading.

Then what is the solution?

Well, tarot reading needs mindfulness, a connection with the intuition, a keen observant mind, and the ability to make a coherent story by connecting the dots. All these skills can be acquired by using the right tools and like any other skill, with practice.

How to Start Reading Tarot Cards? A guide for Beginners

I’ll share a step-by-step process here with links and resources that will make self-learning tarot card reading a fun, easy, and rewarding experience. So here are the ten tips.

1.    Get a Tarot Deck

The first thing that you need to start reading is acquiring a tarot deck. Some people say that it is necessary that a tarot deck should be given to you as a gift but that is just an old wives’ tale. You can buy your tarot deck from anywhere, anytime, and start the learning process. Even though I am offering a free printable tarot deck on tarotoak.com, still I’ll recommend getting a copy of Rider Waite Smith deck. This is the most popular and easy to learn deck for beginners. You will find many free tutorials, data, and material about reading it. All the cards in this deck are adorned with beautiful and meaningful pictures and you can even derive the meanings by only interpreting the pictures. So just do not get confused by looking at a large number of decks in the market. Just acquire a plain and simple Rider Waite Smith deck. Also, make sure that the deck that you acquire is a legal copy and not a pirated one.

2.    Observe the Images and make a story

Now as you have acquired a deck, what is next? Well take out your deck and observe the images. There are also numbers written at the top of the cards and names written at the bottom of the cards. Ask yourself these questions

What does this number mean to me?

What does it remind me of?

What does this picture trying to convey?

Look at the colors, imagery, animals, stars, moons, and symbols, everything in the cards, and try to make a story that the cards are trying to convey. Try to be intuitive and observant while making sense of the scenes depicted on the cards. Make yourself familiar with your deck. Keep it with you. Take it everywhere with you and just look at the cards whenever you get some free time and observe, notice, feel, and derive meanings.

3.    Buy some Tarot Books

Many people will tell you to rely on your intuition while reading tarot cards. That is absolutely right but then there are some meanings attached to these cards and numbers. You do not need to memorize those meanings but you should know those meanings as well to feed your intuition. Like number 4 shows stability and structure, it might mean something else to you or when you’ll become a proficient reader, your gut instinct or intuition will tell you that it depicts something else related to the querent’s life or the question but you should know the numerological meanings of the numbers as well to know multiple perspectives and dimensions of the situation. Likewise, you should know what color means, what is the symbolic meaning of an object or an animal, and so on. To learn tarot card reading, purchase some good books. You can look into books and read the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads as well.

4.    Watch YouTube videos

As a beginner, you shouldn’t stick with just one person and his or her interpretations of the cards and their meanings but you should have different perspectives. Learn to hear different voices and choose that makes the most sense to you. Many people have many useful tips to share and a fast and easy way to get these views is finding and looking at YouTube videos. You can use Youtube in various ways. Use some free tutorial videos set as a kickstart or find meanings of a different card every day and learn and observe how different people read it. Listening to people and observing them will help you a lot as a beginner.

5.    Join Facebook Groups

I have already shared a post about various Tarot related Facebook groups on tarotoak. Joining a Facebook group is a great way to get connected to the community. You can ask all the apparently ‘silly’ queries that you might have and get instant answers from the people who were once beginners. Please remember that there is no silly question and no right or wrong in tarot so don’t be shy and be a part of a community.

6.    Draw a Card Daily

The best way of getting connected to your cards is by pulling out a daily draw. You can start by pulling out just one card. Once you have the cards in your hands, observe it, look at the colors, see what message is it trying to convey to you? Then look at its meaning in the book you have. Try to find it on YouTube. Read about it on tarotoak and absorb as much as you can. There is nothing to hurry about as learning tarot card reading is a lifelong process. Even the experts say that they learn a new thing every day so take it slowly. Absorb it slowly.

7.    Make a Tarot Journal

Tarot Journal is an amazing way to polish and enhance your tarot reading and learning skills. You can make a bullet journal, a picture journal, or you can just turn an ordinary spiral notebook into your tarot journal. You can also print these Tarot Journal Pages and make a small booklet. Note down your daily draws, observations, and interpretations in it. Paste pictures in it and write down the meanings. Write about symbolic language, tarot history, interesting observations, or any worthy facts that you come across. When you start reading for yourself or for others, take notes in your journal. If you’ll keep a journal, you will not have to solely rely on your memory and you can go through your notes and observations over and over again and derive new meanings as well.

8.    Practice, Practice, Practice

Like any other skill, the key to becoming a good tarot reader is just practice. You should practice to ground yourself, practice to stay mindful and observant, practice to play with your cards, practice to make your own tarot spreads, practice to connect the cards and read those together, practice to translate your experiences in the light of your daily draw.

9.    Integrate Tarot in your Life

I always feel that tarot is such a strong tool that brings changes to your whole lifestyle. When I started reading tarot cards, I had trouble with staying mindful so I started learning yoga. I started taking teas to help me with my health and intuition. I started making smudge sticks to cleanse my decks and started collecting different crystals. In no time I was reading about chakras and wellness and wellbeing. I think that just a simple deck of tarot cards changed my whole lifestyle and all changes that it brought were positive. So I’ll recommend it to you too.

10.Keep visiting Tarotoak.com

My last tip is that keep visiting tarotoak.com as I am trying to make it an honest and useful place for tarot beginners.

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Best Tarot Groups on Facebook

Best Tarot Groups on Facebook

All of us need the support of the community and likeminded people. Things get somewhat difficult when one gets indulged into some activity that is not popular or not considered mainstream. Tarot Reading is a very popular divination tool in many countries but the situation is not very similar in others. In such situations, online communities come to rescue. Whether you are a beginner tarot reader, an expert, or a professional, you can join these Facebook groups and discuss and share everything about tarot with your likeminded people. I am sharing a list of the Best Tarot Groups on Facebook. I have personally found these 7 groups really helpful. I have learned a lot from these groups, found amazing friends, and also got that much-needed support with my tarot endeavors.  

Best Tarot Groups on Facebook

1. Tarot Professionals

Tarot Professionals is my go-to Tarot group on Facebook. This is a private group with a community of 36,656 people and it is getting bigger and bigger every day. You can discuss all your tarot related questions and queries in this community of amicable Tarot professionals from around the world. People here are generally polite and well-mannered and the group founder Marcus also answers many questions personally. You can find useful learning content in the units section of this group. The best part is that any post gets published in this group right away and you do not have to wait for a moderator to approve it. However, spam and unrelated posts get deleted immediately as well.  People mostly do not ask for interpretations in this group but this is suitable for more advanced discussions like the link between tarot and kabbalah and other topics that interest tarot professionals. However, this is a warm group for beginners as well.

2. Tarot Nerds

This is another huge and very popular Tarot group on Facebook. You can look into popular topics and posts, use the search options, or post your query right away after getting accepted into this group. Members of this group appreciate creativity and you will find many helpful exercises and content in this group that is specially tailored for the beginners. You have to wait for a moderator to approve your post but if your post is tarot related and on topic, it gets approved really easily.

3. Tarot Reader’s Academy

This is another favorite group of mine on Facebook. It has around 27,961 members and Ethony Dawn shares useful and insightful stuff all the time. You get immediate feedback once your post gets approved. Apart from usual tarot related posts, this group offers Free Reading Fridays and Free Reading Wednesdays in which tarot readers offer free reading in return for feedbacks or reading swaps. Also, Share your goods Sundays give you a chance to share the links to your shops and products with other tarot enthusiasts. You can also share the pictures of your spreads in this group and ask other people to help you with the interpretations.

4. Tarot Marketplace

If you want to buy or sell tarot decks and tarot related products, you will love this group. This is a huge ‘buy and sell’ group that accepts ISO posts as well.

5. Tarot Tarot Tarot

This group is not as polite and cordial as the groups that I have shared above as per my personal opinion but this is a great place to discuss your tarot spreads and to learn to build a story and connecting cards by giving readings to others.

6. Tarot with Scissors: Deck Modification, Crafts, and Art

This is a cute little group that welcomes Tarot related DIY ideas, crafts, and other similar discussions. If you have trimmed or edged a deck, feel free to show it off in this group.

7. Tarot de Marseille

You can discuss your Tarot de Marseille related queries in many of the groups that I have shared above but this tiny and cozy group is a really good place to start your Tarot de Marseille pursuit. There are helpful and open people available here who are ready to help anyone at any time.

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