Duplicated card on first deck



  • Hi, everyone!

    After a bit of Lenormand reading when I was a teenager, I've started studying the "classic" tarot this year and recently got my first deck (a version of the Gilded Tarot that came along with "The Easy Tarot" book, by Josephine Ellershaw). While I was flipping through it for the first time, I noticed that my deck came with 2 Ace of Wands! So, I assume I should take one of them out of the deck in order not to compromise my readings, but then I felt as if I should take this duplicated card as a message from the Universe for me... Does that make sense?

    Do you often get duplicated cards on new decks too? How do you interpret them? As a first "free" advise to you in the moment of your life? As the "personality" of the deck? Any thoughts on how should I "read" my extra Ace of Wands?

    Also, I'd like to ask: would you say this is a good deck to start with, or should I begin with a "more Raider-Waite-ish" one? I've noticed that some arcanes are specially different (such as The Fool, The Magician, The High-Priestess, The Sun...), so I'm wondering if I should interpret them in a slight different way, depending on the vibe they have on this deck, or stick to the "more traditional" interpretation... What do you guys think of it?



  • @lucy

    Sometimes with decks, some creators, publishers place a few extra cards in a deck , they are normally promotion cards ....

    The Duplicated card could come from a missed quality control check . make sure you have all your cards there by putting the cards in order from 0 The Fool - to The World 21 ... then do ace - ten of each suit ,, then make sure 4 court cards for each suit... Page, Knight, Queen and King.

    if any problem please contact the supplier re any missed cards...

    This Tarot deck (the Gilded Tarot by Ciro ) is a great deck to begin with ...
    Reading the cards is very personal ... You can combine the traditional RWS meanings and the information you get intuitively in a reading. Check out different sources - for keywords , meanings that resonate with you ...

    You can get a more Traditional RWS type deck if you want but you don't have to...



  • @lucy
    Having extra cards in a deck does not compromise the reading on any level... even having missing cards I find do not compromise the reading as the universe brings the right message to you at the time.


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