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Review – Tarot Card Meanings app

Tarot Card Meanings app

Version: 1.0
Size: 32.5
Language: English
Developer: Kevin King
© 2012 Paranormality

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S, iPhone5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

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A fundamental foundation for working with the Tarot is having an understanding of the traditional meaning of the cards. From there, meanings that are unique to each reader are developed. What better way to learn than to work with an app that you can take with you wherever you go!

Based on interpretations that were developed by Tarot artist/author Karyn Easton, traditional card meanings are presented here in an easy to access manner. Both brief and in-depth card meanings are presented, along with handy hints and hidden meanings. (A tip from Karyn – the card images can be used as wallpaper!)

The landing page shows links to the Major Arcana, and each of the four suits. Across the bottom of the page are icons for The Cards, About, Tarot Shop, and Wallpaper. Clicking on The Cards takes the user back to the landing page. Clicking on About provides information about the Paranormality website, links to online resources, such as the Free Online Reader, the Tarot Diary, the Tarot Notebook, the Tarot Lovers Tarot, the Tarot Meanings Sheet, and the History of the Tarot. Clicking on the Tarot Shop icon leads the user to a page where they can purchase the Tarot Lover’s Notebook, the Tarot Card Meanings Sheet, and Zodiac Jewelry. Clicking on Wallpaper brings up a page with all of the card images, and a link at the bottom that can be clicked to add selected images to the Photo Library. (I chose to add the Hermit, one of my Birth Cards.)

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To use the application, click on the card category that you wish to see  (Major Arcana, Wands, Cups, Swords, or Pentacles), then click on a specific card. In the upper right hand corner of the page is an icon to click to see the upright meaning of the card. Swiping your finger vertically over the card brings up the reversed meaning. There are keywords, a Brief Meaning, and a Full Meaning, along with general information about the card (Spiritual (Qabalistic) Name, Title in French, Card Number, Key Number, Rulership, Hebrew Letter, Translation, Numerical Value, Astrological Associations, Candle Color, and Crystal). To the upper left of the card is an icon labeled “Hint” – clicking on this icon gives a few words about the significance of the card. Loads of fun to play with!

This app is a true resource – a ton of information easily located, combined with an absolutely gorgeous deck!

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 August 27, 2013 in Tarot

 

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Review – The Tarot Quiz App

The Tarot Quiz App

Version; 1.1
Size: 27.4 MB
Language: English
Developer: Kevin King
© 2012 Paranormality

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone,3GS, iPhone4, iPhone 4.5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPos touch 4th generation, iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later.

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This is the second of four apps from Karyn Easton and Paranormality.com, based on her Tarot deck (The Lovers Tarot). It is a wonderful way to learn the Tarot, and a really fun addition to a Tarot group meeting, or as a mentoring resource. The one thing I would advise here is that an individual become familiar with the manner in which Easton defines the cards – which is traditional, but also personal to her.

The first thing that I found out when I went to open the app is that it is considered a game (duh!), and that I had to set up a profile before I could even begin. The profile was easy to set up, after I reset my Apple password for the nth time! (My phone and iTines have a very iffy relationship, at best.)

The opening screen gives the reader the choice of playing an easy game, or a hard game. They have the option to start a game, or to go to the Game Center and check high scores  (from everyone who is playing!). At t he bottom of the screen are three small icons: Tarot Quiz, Share, and About.

Tarot Qui takes the player to the opening page. Share allows the player to share on Facebook, Twitter, or through e-mail. About gives information about the game, such as the two playing levels, The easy section is based on keywords, basic Tarot card meanings, and the spiritual (Qabalistic) name of each card. The Hard section tests he player on all of he elements associated with a card, including the rulership of each card, and its astrological association. It is noted that an overview of the information can be found on the Tarot Lovers website. It is recommended that the Tarot Card Meanings app be downloaded, as this is what the quiz is based on,

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There are six possible answers to each question. If you choose the right answer, you will be moved on the t he next question. If you choose the wrong answer, you will lose a life, and have another chance to pick the right answer. Nice all five lives have been used up, you will be shown the correct answer, your score, and the time taken to answer the question. You can share your score through Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail. Tapping on The Quiz will take you back to the home screen.

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The quiz can be paused at any time, and then restarted. The clock feature can be hidden, and the Tarot card can be enlarged. When a reversed card appears, you have the option to skip the question. However, if you choose to answer the question, you get bonus points!

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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Posted by on August 24, 2013 in Tarot

 

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