I must admit a kind of love/hate relationship with Tarot because I like and use much more Sibilla and regional cards BUT sometimes I truly need to ask for Their advices especially if my consultants has philosophical, spiritual or intellectual needs. Old Style Cartomancy was and is NOT psycological like most do nowadays, always very practical and down to earth.
The picture below illustrates a ritual of cleasing on deck of the right side and renewal and recharging on the left one, the deck I use mostly.
As you can see, in Our Tradition, Tarot has quite different features and ways to be taken care of. This is due to a different nature of Tarot itself.
Thoth is the Patron deity of Tarot decks, it is well known, but while most people give to the Ibis headed God a mercurial attribution, for Us, He has Solar energies. Wisdom, the clever and smart attitude we need for dealing with Tarot has ups and downs like the Sun cycles.
Kephra, the Scarab Deity is the Sun Watcher and Night Keeper and guides and empowers the deck even when the reader is somewhat lost and makes the reading even brigther through sparkling details nailing themselves into the clients mind and awareness for a successful life and understanding without cognitive dissonance or overwhelming problems. The Scarab also protects the reader for toxic clients and their issues, with the secret of a kind of alchemickal nigredo of energies.
Tarot, in Our Tradition, is never used within a circle of blessed salt like Sibilla.
The Thoth statue was given to me as a gift from Egypt when I was a teen and very much interested into italian practical magic and divination.
I do what was told, I teach what I have learned from real practitioners, not taken from internet.
I don’t cryticize anybody, just making clear the differences which create traditions and individuals unique and personal treasures.

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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