Courting Numbers in Cartomancy
EYECORNER PRESS: DIVINATION
I introduce the reader to the following method of reading the pip cards of the Marseille Tarot:
- Think about the essential properties that form the four suits in a pack of cards.
- Don’t think ‘meaning’.
As symbolic meaning is presented as situational, all the examples discussed highlight the importance of reading the cards in context, rather than seeing them as carriers of inherent signification.
The style follows the same tone as in the companion book: The Power of the Trumps: A Subtle Burst, whose premise is to deconstruct set cartomantic clichés.
In The Power of the Pips I look at how the pip cards embody connection, from creating coherence to burning bridges.
The book is accompanied by an original lecture as a deep-dive into such concepts as rulership and timing, and calibrations with the pips.
How logical is the function of each card? How do we see context creating meaning in accordance with function and common sense?
When is a pip card a full stop, a comma, or an adverb?