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February 11, 2022  

Episode 49: What are Significators?

February 11, 2022

Historically, significators were pulled to represent the person being read. Usually chosen by their appearance. More modern definitions allow the full deck and can represent the client in reading, or a situation that is drawn randomly or handpicked. In Lenormand, they are used to represent clients and partners and many modern decks include a bigger diversity of images for people. Thanks to Chuck K. and Karin S. for taking us down the significator hole.

There are so many other ways to use them in your readings. You can keep them out for magical intent. You can even use ALL the cards out of the deck to physically focus a reading.

We want to remind everyone that while we say gender is a social construct, it STILL is hella important to one’s identity and it does matter.

Research significators and think about how you’d use them for yourself or for clients.

References mentioned:

Eden Gray’s The Complete Guide to the Tarot

Carrie Paris's “The Relative Tarot” Guidebook has a whole section on how to choose them

Benebell Wen Holistic Tarot (from her website) 

Pocket of Peers Tarot

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