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Today I want to share with you some ways I have been using this oracle set. I will be focusing on the new Holistic Magick Spread that I shared with you last month.
This spread has two parts. The four outer cards are the four quarters/corners of Earth, Air, Fire & Water. The three on the inside represent the holistic trine of body, mind & spirit.
How to throw the spread
I wanted to take a moment to show you the best way to get your cards in and out of your bag, since it's a slightly snug fit at first. The video below demonstrates how to do this. Hope this helps!
I've used these bags for years and I am a bit obsessed with them. They're durable, padded, and the zipper is YKK brand too! If you're not familiar, YKK has the best quality zippers around. They seal up tight when zipped up and are treated in such a way that they shed water, and keep it from seeping through to your cards.
I'm not saying these zippers are waterproof, nor is the bag. However this zippered pouch does add some protection from the elements, which is an added bonus...especially when traveling. It's so easy to toss into your luggage or purse without worry!
Calling in the four corners to connect with your personal trine
When all the Witches
are to be seen!
Some in black
and some in green
Hey Ho for Halloween!
Happy Samhain! Here's something a little different—a leisurely browse through some
A fellow card reader, Judy Kerr, posted this video in our study group and I just had to post it here too. You will see her old pack of Dondorf Lenormand cards are so well loved that some of the cards are taped together to keep from falling apart. The well-worn deck appears to have been passed down to her? This woman is beautiful, and I love her rings!
In the first edition of the Antiquarian Lenormand, I hand painted all 150 decks' card edges with black permanent ink. I love how beautiful the cards are with this added detail. However, the following printings will not come with this black edge treatment. It's very easy to do but way too many decks for me to tackle. I invite you to please edge treat your decks! It creates the final finishing touch that gives the Antiquarian Lenormand it's elegant aesthetic. You can use this process to edge treat any of your card decks that have a black border on both sides.
The video post below shows how to do this yourself. It's very easy and takes about 10-15 minutes to do one deck. I use the jumbo size Avery Marks-A-Lot Permanent Marker but you can use the medium size. As long as it has the chisel tip you're safe from making mistakes. This wide chisel tip prevents accidental clumsy marks that can occur when using a non-chiseled tip. Since it is perpendicular to the card, it's rather fool proof. Watch the video, you'll see what I mean. I only show one card as an example to keep the video short but I think you'll get the idea. It's important that you ink one card at a time. It doesn't take that long and it will eliminate any bleed through that may happen from trying to ink all the cards' edges in a stack.
The reason I use The Avery Marks-A-Lot Permanent Marker is because it is non-toxic, low odor and non-fading. Other brands smell and fade over time. I have no affiliation with this company. I have tested a few markers out and this marker particularly is the best, IMO.
When you're finished, you'll have a lovely black faux-gilded edge treatment. It can become addicting, trust me. I've edge-treated several decks in my collection. :) I also use Tim Holtz Ink pads for some of my decks. You have to be careful with his inkpads as they are water-based and could be too wet for your more precious decks. His inkpads fade easily since they are not permanent. I have also used his markers, which are also water-based and act the same way as his inkpads. So please choose your decks carefully when using the water based or the permanent inks for that matter. I would suggest that you don't use your delicate or treasured cards!
*It's best if the borders on the front and back match.
*Try any of these tools on a test or title card first if your deck came with one.