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April 19th, 09
Ace vs. Tens
Shufﬂe the deck as normal, asking the question as you shufﬂe.Start dealing the cards into on pile of 22 cards.Stop if you reach an Ace (YES) or a Ten (NO) and count how many cards it took to reach theanswer card.
e.g.) Ace of Cups came up as the 5th card dealt (with 4 other cards underneath it).The “position” or number of the answer card is associated with the major Arcana card of the samenumber, and gives some background as to why the answer is yes or no.
e.g.) Ace of Cups is the 5th card dealt.. associated with the
Hierophant card; so the reason theanswer is yes is likely due to traditional values, school or church associations, etc.
If you do not get an Ace or a Ten within 22 cards then the Answer is unavailable or the Question was incorrect. So instead of just a yes or No you get a little background being the answer, perhaps a Why or Why not - as discussed on The Tarot Connection Podcast (Episode 28).
Use of reversals as “no” and upright cards as “yes”.4
Mary Greer’s Yes / No spread
Tarot for Your Self, p. 134
Personal observations... what cards are symbolically “yes” and “no”? Let’s discuss!
= YesTens (X)