The intellectual mind needs to explain phenomena, to see examples and validate current events by comparisons to past patterns. The mind likes a good story. In dealing with cards one works with an abstract energy which uses symbols and images as a notation system. This is the way the subconscious communicates with the intellect. The messages of oracle decks such as Lenormand and Kipper tend to be short and to the point like flashes of lightning in a night sky and the reader’s voice becomes the trumpet of reveille. The sleepy intellect awakened by such sharp notes automatically wants to be soothed by a softer sound. The New Age style reader works to comfort their client’s intellect to spare them the disorientation or break beat inherent in the message or to cover their small amount of skill with a long winded story. Both approaches are wrong.
Readers should train in a Cartomantic system before even saying the word “Intuitive” which actually refers to the inner tutor – the interface between the subconscious and unconscious levels. Each oracle deck has a tutelary Spirit set over it. Only when a Reader can interface with the Tutor over the deck do they move beyond the techniques to become “intuitive,” or clear or in that system. One system does not transfer automatically into another system. To be clear even in a system such as Tarot one must know each variation of deck has a different Overseer. New artistic versions of an old deck do not share the original tutorial spirit. Each new art deck is an adaptation on probation and must wait for followers who can master it over generations to collectively create a Tutor.
To be a Cartomancer is a journey which requires a commitment and the investment of years of study not a weekend or a week! Modern times force people to seek instant results, to buy a deck, open a book, watch a video and hang out a shingle. Nope. It just doesn’t work like that!