Tarot and Psycards
Tarot (78 cards)
Psycards (40 cards)
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Similarities

Tarot
Psycards
  • Used for Divination globally by psychics.
  • Self Development
  • Leisure time/fun
  • Combined with crystals and pendulums
  • Encourages Intuition
  • You can read the cards – left and right, up and below.
  • Used for Divination globally by psychics.
  • Self Development
  • Leisure time/ fun
  • Combined with crystals and pendulums.
  • Intuition training
  • You can read the cards left and right, up and below.

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Differences

Origins

Tarot
Psycards
Tarot is old and complex. Its origins come from `1450 AD, when printing was developed and evolved into our normal 52 playing cards. Rabelais’ Gargantua played Tarot. In the 19th century symbolism and the occult created a surge ot Tarot interest.
Nick Hobson and Maggie Kneen in 1980’s created a system by Jungian psychotherapy, poems and fairy stories that aimed to reflect ‘the human heart’.

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Number of Cards

Tarot
Psycards
78 Cards. The major arcana numbers 22 (The Fool The Magician the High Priestess Empress Emperor The Hierophant The Lovers The Chariot Justice The Hermit Wheel of Justice Strength Hanged Man Death Temperance The Devil.The Tower Star Moon Sun Judgment The World).
40 Cards (5 The Direction Casrds, 7 Fundamental cards, 7 Archetype cards, 7 Symbol cards, 7 Happening cards).
Seven cards echo the Tarot Cards with slightly different meanings.
Compare: The Fool and the Tower

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Numerals

Tarot
Psycards
Roman numerals XV…
International 123…

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Learning Curve

Tarot
Psycards
In order to understand Tarot you need a background of wide reading or tuition with an expert.
Many books can be found on Tarot.
Psycards are accessible. Three books are written on Psycards:

  • Nick Hobson The Voyage
  • Catt Foy’s Alternative Tarot
  • Berenice The Langauge of the Psycards

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Speed of ‘Reading’

Tarot
Psycards
In Psychic Fairs or on a reading with a psychic ‘reader ‘it takes time to understand a person’s future.
You need a sizeable table to spread the cards
Psycards are quicker for a reader’s time.
Many Tarot readers focus on Psycards to point to what the querent focuses on and then complete the reading with Tarot

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Easy to read/Immediacy

Tarot
Psycards
The Hanged Man and The Emperor means little or anything to AD 2000 people
An example: The Home Card communicates where were you born and DIY and mortgages.
Each card communicates and speaks the meaning.

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Customer Orientation

Tarot
Psycards
Some people are deterred by Tarot’s occultism, mystique and age and non-Christian bias.
Psycards aims to communicate to all people regard to faith and ethnicity

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Design

Tarot
Psycards
More than 100 decks are created by designers in different styles in different card dimensions
There’s one Psycards all over the world

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Spreads

Tarot
Psycards
You can easily arrange meaningful spreads for Tarot It has 78 cards
You can easily arrange meaningful spreads Psycards
in 40 cards

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Complexity

Tarot
Psycards
Many people need a guide or a psychic to interpret the reading.
You can ‘read’ Psycards for yourself –just as puritans can read the bible with out a priest.

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Shuffling and Size

Tarot
Psycards
Some Tarot decks are bigger in size
Easy to shuffle

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