Happy Full Moon in Cancer

Happy Saturday morning everyone! I hope every one is having a great holiday season…what ever you may be celebrating. As you can tell, I wasn’t able to get the full moon reading up this time, but I did want to share with you some interesting tidbits.
As the new year is knocking on our doors, along with our busy schedules, I am offering a recorded or emailed New Year Reading for $25. If you would like that one or any other readings, such as chakra readings, 3 card readings, or what ever you may want a peek at, please just send me a message and I will get back to you asap.
This is a story I did in ‪#‎innewlightvideomagazine‬ that explains cartomancy. While many know about ‪#‎tarotreadings‬, many haven’t even heard of this art.
Enjoy!
Many Blessings,

Rev Stacy Hill

If you would like to listen, check it out here:

 

 

History of Cartomancy

 

Cartomancy, the art of reading playing cards to foresee one’s future, has been around since the 14th century, the time playing cards were invented. Thought to come from Egypt , some would argue that reading cards/pictures have been around much longer, but it gained its popularity in the 1700s thanks to a French woman named Marie Anne Lenormand.  Lenormand, a famous fortune-teller in the mid 1700s, read  for some members of the French Revolution, Czar Alexander, Empress Josephine and Napoleon Bonaparte himself.   The history of cartomancy  is not easily researched.  What we do know is that people then chose to use cartomancy  because it gave people more precise answers to mundane questions than the other spiritual oracles that were being used at that time.  During the time of Lenormand, you could be arrested for this sort of thing if you told the right person the wrong fortune.  Interestingly enough is that you were also quickly released  because a few of your clients were high ranking officials.  Not everyone is gifted at the art of Cartomancy.  When America was being formed, this unique gift stayed in Europe, but ironically,  has been gaining great popularity here in the US.  

 

Cartomancy decks, most popular was Lenormand’s deck Petit, and tarot card decks seem to always go hand in hand.  Tarot cards were used to play card games such as Italian Tarocchini and French Tarot in the mid 15th century, only being used for divination in the 18th century.  The first documented tarot cards were created between 1430 and 1450.  While the first picture deck, what Cartomancers use, were mentioned by Martiano da Tortona after he returned from his trip from Milan, Italy in 1418  During his trip he met artist Michelino da Besozzo and was introduced to a deck containing 16  picture cards while Greek Gods and suits depicting four kinds of birds, not the common suits.  Many decks were hand painted at that time, so very few were made.  Today, you can find just about any deck you would want.  From Fairy decks to Native American, Angel decks  to Dragon Cards, its seems there is a deck of cards for every path or interest.  As far as readers, yes they are plentiful as well.  But what of The Art of Cartomancy?  Should tarot readers be considered Cartomancers?  Most would disagree with that question, stating they are different.  So is Cartomancy a dying art?  I feel not.  In these times, we are opening up to all kinds of arts that our ancestors performed.  We are wanting that connection and to  feel like we can see forward into our futures to prepare, to find love and even to get our perfect job.  I feel this gifted art is steadily making it way back into it limelight where it belongs.  And we can give a great big thank you to Miss Marie Anne Lenormand for bring Cartomancy such popularity.  

If you have any more knowledge about Cartomancy, please let us know.  We have a group on facebook (www.facebook.com/groups/InNewLightVideoMagazine), a blog on WordPress (www.innewlightvideomagazine.com) and we host a radio show on BlogtalkRadio(www.blogtalkradio.com/innewlightvidmag).  We would love to hear from you.

Thank you for listening and watching

This is Stacy Hill

In New Light Video Magazine  

~ by TerraRubrae on December 26, 2015.

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