Size: 18.5 MB
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.
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.
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/.
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