I did a Valentine’s Day post in 2013 click —->here using the lovely AlphaBet for Lovers cards. At the time I received feedback on the reading and was told it was “totally spot on”.
Traditional schools of thought believe the 22 Major Arcana cards illustrate the concept of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Each letter is not just a letter it is a vision of an idea or feeling. The Alphabet for Lovers is rooted in the Hebrew alphabet tradition. Three aspects of each letter are used in the cards (3 x 22 = 66) as well as 5 special final letters (66 + 5 = 71). To top it off a “Crazy Heart” was added (71 + 1 = 72) as the most fortunate in the deck. Knowing there is a Crazy Heart card in the deck is exciting. We all want to pick that card. 🙂
The 72 cards are heart-shaped which is highly creative as the deck is used for relationship questions. The relationships can be love or platonic based. Love is Love. Relationships are Relationships. There is an easy glide to the plastic cards when holding them and they fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. You could shuffle them gently remembering not to riffle. The creator, Orna Ben-Shoshan recommends placing the cards in the accompanying see through bag & shuffling them that way. When I did the Valentine’s Day reading I placed the cards in the box closed my eyes while thinking of the question and selected the cards.
This system offers tips on how to time events by understanding that each Hebrew letter is associated to an astrological sign. On page 13 of the booklet you will find more detail on this technique. It’s easy to follow.
Starting on page 9 you are offered 5 layouts with an explanation. I have tried the AlphaBet for Lovers in the Tarot Celtic cross and found the cards to be quite uncanny (that’s another post). There are suggestions for the types of questions to ask under each layout and I’m sure you could think of one or two more of your own. The information is there as a guideline. Each card is numbered with an image. On the back of the card you will find special guidance which is offered as an appetizer to the main meal of the meanings found in the detailed instructional booklet.
The answers are divided into 3 paragraphs. The 1st paragraph details the energy involved in your question. The 2nd paragraph provides personality traits of the person involved or you may be acting in keeping with the character described. The 3rd paragraph suggests advice. Here you are offered a solution. If the answer is unclear it’s like with any system you either weren’t specific when asking the question or now is not the time to ask. All 3 paragraphs apply to both genders.
You need no formal background in the Hebrew alphabet to use the AlphaBet for Lovers system. As a matter of fact you might learn a thing or two which you can use when reading the Tarot Major Arcana.
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