A significator card is used to represent the person who is getting their tarot cards read, aka the querent. It is chosen from the deck being used and is generally a court card. For example, a card reader sitting with an older gentleman may choose the King of Swords to represent him before shuffling & laying out the rest of the cards. This card selection can vary depending on the reader's designations.
Some card readers will not use a significator at all as they don't want to remove what could potentially be a crucial card to come up during the reading. Some readers will use a card from another tarot or oracle deck altogether to represent the questioner. Others will ask for a picture to use during the session.
Included in the Antiquarian Tarot deck are bonus significator cards, which allows the reader to use one instead of a card from the deck. Significator cards are always optional. You don't have to use one in your reading, but I find it is useful to help focus the reading.
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Maree Bento is a collage artist and practitioner of the mystical & healing arts.
She’s a professional tarot reader and veteran deck creator born under a Sagittarius Sun with a Libra Rising & Capricorn Moon conjunct Pallas Athena. She's been stepping up her astrology studies the last few years, after a years-long hobby interest in the subject.
Maree has been a licensed massage therapist for 17 years practicing various holistic modalities for body, mind, and spiritual well-being & connection.
Her background in the healing arts deepened her intuitive abilities and inspires her present approach to tarot, creativity, ritual, and divination.
She loves to travel and enjoys connecting with family, friends, & animals. She lives in Pacific NW U.S.A. with her beloved, David, and their huggable hound, Dante where they hike rain or shine.
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