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Review – Tarot Card Readings app

Version 1.0
Size: 18.5 MB
Language: English
Developer: David Wong
Artist/Author: Karyn Easton
© 2012 igtsoft.com (software)
© 2012 Paranormality.com (art and text)

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

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I have a very special affinity for this deck, because the availability of using its images meant that I got to publish my first Tarot book (Tarot, Birth Cards, and You). Without them, I was dead in the water. Many thanks to Karyn Easton for bailing me out!

What a wonderful thing it is that we have the availability of taking a mobile reader like this anywhere and everywhere that we go! With this lovely app, we can use fixed position spread, or we can use the option to use the cards free form. We can shuffle cards, browse the card meanings, and save readings to a personal journal. The deck itself is based upon traditional lines (the Rider-Waite Tarot, and the Tarot de Marseilles). Both the imagery and the meanings follow traditional lines. This is a deck that can be used to learn the Tarot, as well as to gain insight into one’s own life, or the life of one’s clients. It lends itself well to the environment of a smart phone or tablet environment.

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The landing page provides the user with links to Conduct a Reading, Journal, Browse cards, View Thumbnails & Cards, and About.

Clicking on Conduct a Reading allows the user to choose from Free Form drag & drop, Free Form deal & move, Single Card, 2-Card Spread, 3-Card Spread, 5- Card Spread, and 9-Card Spread, Now … we know that I had to play with all of the variations! David – You outdid yourself! I loved watching the cards shuffle! And yes, they shuffle until the user clicks to stop them. Clicking on the card icon at the top left hand side of the page for the Free Form drag & drop versions brings the cards up  Each card shows a rating for the following categories: Love, Health, Wealth, Happiness, and Character, as well as definitions for both the upright and reversed positions. The cards are dealt face down … to turn them over, tap on the card. The option is given to save the reading to a journal. Once on the journal page, the user types in their own commentary, and then either saves it, or quits.

The one card reading is defined as “What’s in store today?” The two card reading is defined as “Where to apply your focus.” And “What could be done.” The three card reading is defined as Past/Present/Future. The five card spread is defined as “Present situation”, “The best that may be achieved”, “Hidden influences”, “Past causes of present situation”, and “The possible outcome”. The layout is as the first five cards of the traditional Celtic Cross spread. The nine card spread is set out in three lines of three, and defined as follows: “Past state of mind”, “Past issues”, “Past feelings”, “Present state of mind”, “Present issues”, “Present feelings”, and “What is required?”, “Future Issues”, “Possible outcomes”.

Under Journal, the user can check their entries by date, edit entries, and delete entries. Both the text and the images of the cards drawn appear in the journal.

Browse Cards shows the card images, ratings, and definitions. The cards can be moved forward or backward either one at a time, or multiple cards at a time.

View Thumbnails & Cards shows both an upright and a reversed image for each card, along with the appropriate meanings. The cards can be moved forward or backward, one card at a time or multiple cards at a time.

The About section gives links to an Introduction, How To Conduct A Tarot Reading, Bios for Karyn Easton and David Wong, Legal information, a Help section, and an Info section.

I had a wonderful time playing with this app, and I think that you will too. I would also recommend getting all four apps (Tarot Quiz, Tarot Card Combinations,, Tarot Card Meanings, and Tarot Card Readings). They can all be seen here: http://paranormality.com/.

© 2000 – 2013 Bonnie Cehovet

Reproduction in any venue prohibited without written permission from the autho

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Posted by on September 1, 2013 in Tarot

 

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Review – Tarot Combinations App

Tarot Card Combinations App

Version 1.0

Language – English

Size – 19.5 MB

Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

Optimized for iPhone5

Requires iOS 4.3 or later

Author/Artist – Karyn Easton

Developer – David Wong

© 2013

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I truly wish that I had had this app when I was learning the Tarot! It provides detailed meanings for each of the 78 cards of the Tarot, and then takes it on step further by discussing the cards in relation to their position to each other within a Tarot spread or layout. Anytime a reading is being done, and the reader hits a snag in interpretation, this app can be pulled out, the exact cards pulled up, and interpretations pulled up.

The initial screen shows the following options: Introduction, How To Use, Additional Spread Information, bios for Karyn Easton and David Wong, legal, help, and info.

Under “How To Use”, the user is lead through a sequence of ten steps that easily bring up any card combination, from one to four cards. Essentially, you access the screen with the four blank cards, pick the suit that you want to work with, scroll through the cards, picking the card or cards that you want, dragging the card to the chosen slot (blank card space). Repeat the process until you have up to four cards in a combination to be assessed. Once your cards are chosen, press the Reveal button. You will see relevant keywords relating to the combination, as well as a rating for the combination.

What is the Ratings System? According to the app, it is the Ratings System that makes both the Tarot Card Combinations app and the Tarot Lovers Tarot Reading app unique. The cards carry ratings for Love, Health, Wealth, Happiness, and the Character of a person.

tarot card meanings app cards screen

For each card, the app shows upright and reversed meanings. An added bonus is that there is a rhyme for each car … in combination with other cards, the rhymes make a delightful poem for each card combination.

Under Additional Spread Information, we see what multiples of any of the numbers mean in a spread, what multiples from the Major Arcana or any of the suits indicates, the meaning of traditional card combinations (such as the Empress with the Eight of Cups), and positional meanings from the spreads in the Tarot Lovers app,

Under Legal” we see Terms of Use.

Under “Help” the user is guided to specific pages for specific information.

Under “Info” the systems info for this app is presented.

I am not a techie by any definition of the word, but I found this app very, very easy to download and work with. Information is provide on the cards individually, on the cards as they relate to each other, and much more! Everyone from a beginning student to a dedicated Tarot expert will find something for them in this app.

Drag and drop … the information comes up, and the story is formed!

I had a wonderful time playing with this app, and I think that you will too. I would also recommend getting all four apps (Tarot Quiz, Tarot Card Combinations,, Tarot Card Meanings, and Tarot Card Readings). They can all be seen here: http://paranormality.com/.

© 2000 – 2013 Bonnie Cehovet

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