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Myth:When the Death CardAppears, Someone’sGonna Die
FactWhen the death card appears inbooks and TV, yes, someone willdie.But for a tarot reader, the deathcard almost never means physicaldeath. It‟s usually symbolic – thedeath of a relationship, of a job, ofa way of life. The Death Card, from the Visconti-Sforza deck, circa 1450.
Fact:There‟s no evidence to supportthis.Playing cards likely originated inthe Middle East, the first known 5-suited Tarot cards came fromRenaissance Italy, and were usedin a card game called Tarocchi.Much of the imagery in currentdecks stems from that period. The Tarocchi Players. Fresco from the Casa Borromeo, in Milan, likely painted in the 1440s.
Fact:There is a devil card. But images on theoriginal tarot decks from Renaissance Italydisplay Christian allegories, and virtuessuch as temperance and strength. There„seven a pope.Some speculate the 5th suit of tarot trumpswas modeled on the Italian “triumph”morality parades of that time period. Devil card from the tarot deck of Jean Dodal, dating from 1701-1715.
Fact:The cards are paperand ink. What youdo with them isentirelyup to you. Artist unknown. Prince Castracani Fibbia (1360-1419) with a deck of Tarot cards, tarocco bolognese. Date: 1600s
Myth:You Can’t Buy YourOwn Cards.They Must Be a Gift
Phooey. If I waited for someone togift a deck of tarot cards to me, I‟dnever have gotten started. The cardsyou buy for yourself work just fine.
The End…?When Riga Hayworth finds a dead body in her bedrooma week before her wedding, it‟s par for the course. Whenthe corpse drives off with her fiancée… That‟s a problem.Riga knows dead. More intimately than she‟d like. Sowhen a murdered photographer gets up and walks away,she‟s believes there‟s necromancy afoot. And when shediscovers that several of her wedding guests are underthe influence of dark magic, she‟s certain.But how can she catch a killer and stop a necromancerwhen even her nearest and dearest are lying to her?Coming May 21st from misterio pressKirstenWeiss.com