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The Tarot Nova was my first deck. It came in a Fortune Telling Kit with a small book on Palmistry (which I read, but never used).
I got it as a birthday present for my mother when I was sixteen. I thought it was awesome, the bee’s knees, the boss-a nova (emphasis on “boss” & “nova”!). There was no way she wouldn’t like it. I was sure about that.
Yeah, not being a tarot reader before that point, my certainty in my mother liking the gift was misplaced. I was wrong. She didn’t like it.
“Didn’t Like It” is probably the wrong thing to say about it. I think she feared it, and I think she feared she was either going to be really accurate (thereby scaring herself) or just would make too many mistakes. She never outright said she didn’t like it. She just said, “You can hang onto it so you can read for me.”
Thus, a tarot reader was born.
I relied on the “little white book” for a long time. The little white book for the deck was a large brochure-type-thing, about 8 1/2 x 11 (see above). I just simply couldn’t read the cards without it.
The first spread I learned was a four-card spread, which may be surprising to people considering the three-card “Past, Present, Future” spread is my tarot bread and butter.
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