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TdM Reading Circle ~ December 2015


Dear TdM lovers,

Welcome to the next round of our Circle. As usual, we have a suggested spread and a challenge (see below).

Note: If you'd like to be notified about future TdM Circle installments, please post in the PM notifications thread.

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AnemoneRosie
elektrius
fractalgranny
madhatter00o
Michellehihi
nisaba
porcupines
seedcake
tarot_quest
zhadee

Partners list
AnemoneRosie & fractalgranny - Complete!
elektrius & zhadee - Complete!
madhatter00o & nisaba - Complete!
Michellehihi & tarot_quest - Complete!
porcupines & seedcake - Complete!


Timeline:
- Sign-up is CLOSED
- Sign-up closes and reading partners to be assigned on: 5th December
- Reading and feedback to be completed by: 3rd January
Note: Please PM me and your partner if you expect to be late with your exchange, and an extension of time will be set. Otherwise, unfortunately, you'll earn a strike!


Spreads:
The suggested spread for this month is:

New Year Self-Love Spread (modified from Haunted Wood's New Year Love Spread)

Divide the deck into Court Cards, Majors, Aces, and the rest of the suited cards so that you have four piles. Shuffle each pile and draw one card off the top of each pile. There's no shape for this spread, I just laid them out in a row.

1. Court Card - What part of me will be the most influential to my life in the new year?

2. Major - What major lesson about myself will I learn in the new year?

3. Ace - What new beginning, opportunity and potential is there for me in the new year?

4. Suited card - What advice do you have for me about treating myself better in the new year?

You can also agree to use the original spread.


You are also free to choose your own spreads, with a minimum of three cards. I'm leaving the links to the spreads from the last exchanges in here for reference - if you want to do the same spread please see with your reading partner which one you both like: Fibonacci spread (Posts 8 and 9), Compass spread, Tirage en Croix, Dynamic Hexagramme spread, Comte de Mellet spread, Chronata's spread

CHALLENGE!

Note: Challenge is an additional task for those who'd like to try something new and experiment with alternative reading methods. It is in no way compulsory and can be done by only one of the partners in an exchange (or neither!), according to their wishes and agreement.

This month's challenge will be finding 'a common thread'. After interpreting your spread, I'd like you to study the cards once again and try to find a common element, color, motif, or theme running through all or most of them. Do some of the cards display the common thread more prominently than others? Is it noticeably absent from one or two of them? How does this modify or enhance your reading?

Have fun experimenting!


Feedback:
Please make your feedback as detailed as possible so your reading partner can benefit from it. It is NOT about how you would read the cards your partner drew for you within your personal system of reading the Tarot de Marseille, but about how your partner read the cards for you within his/her system. So please let your partner know how well you could relate to the reading, if there are things you didn't understand ("How did you arrive at this interpretation?" etc), what was accurate and what wasn't.. Constructive criticism on things that didn't hit the mark are welcome, too! All in a friendly and respectful learning way of course!

Decks:
The TdM Exchange is a friendly and fun place to share and develop our reading skills with Tarot de Marseille decks, other historic decks with non-scenic pips and Tarot de Marseille inspired modern decks. If you aren't sure if you have a deck that is suited, just ask. If you decide to read with a deck that your sitter does not have, please post pictures of the cards you drew so everybody can follow.

Pips reading methods:
There are a lot of different reading methods of the Tarot de Marseille and especially the pips. These are all equally welcome and all ok. If you don't know where to start, check the forum index (especially the thread on "Reading Methods" - and don't be shy or scared by the non-scenic pips, just jump on right in!) In order to make this a fruitful learning experience for the reader, the sitter and everybody following the exchange, please take the time to explain what method you are using for the pips. Links to threads here on the forum explaining the method or single cards are most welcome.

Please share the process of your reading, not only the results. And please take the time and effort (as most people do anyway) to write more than a line on each card. Tell your partner what your interpretation is based on, what you saw, what brought you to the conclusions. The more detail, the more everybody will learn!

No-show/Problems:
If anybody has a problem completing their reading or feedback, please please please get in touch with your reading partner and myself. It's not nice to be left hanging in an exchange - and whoever is NOT completing an exchange he or she signed up for (and especially fails to communicate about it) will not be allowed to sign up again until it is completed - and in worst case even risks a three months ban from all reading exchanges.

If there should be any problems, feel free to contact me and I will try to sort it out, with the help of another moderator if necessary.

(Of course the Reading Exchange Posting Guidelines apply for this exchange as well - and there are some good tips for feedback etc in that post!)

Wishing everyone a happy exchange!
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An important note about decks!


Please note that for this Circle you need to use TdM, TdM-inspired, or other historical decks with unillustrated pips. Having unillustrated pips alone does not make a deck qualify for TdM exchanges! The AT lists of Marseilles, Marseilles-inspired, and Historical Reproduction decks are a good place to look if you're unsure. Or PM me, and we'll have a look together.
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I am interested!
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Me please!!
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sign me up, please! note i will be mostly incomunicado dec 4-12.
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Welcome everyone!
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This spread is amazing! I'm in
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