What is Cartomancy?
From a historical perspective, using playing cards for divination has been around a lot longer than Tarot. The practice can be found to have originated from the fourteenth century in fact! The use of cards in this way can be traced back to China and India and eventually it made it's way to Europe and the rest of the world.
My Experience with Cartomancy
My first experience with Cartomancy was as a young child watching my Grandmother and Mother and Aunt lay out playing cards on my Grandmothers kitchen table. No one called it cartomancy, I don't remember the words, 'psychic' or 'intuitive' being used. As of this writing some thirty-two (?) years later, I don't recall anyone referring to it as anything in particular except, 'readings' and 'fortunetelling.'
How I work with Cartomancy
Like many readers I have come to work with the cards in my own way, instinctively and intuitively devising my own inner language with them. When I look at the cards I draw from my lifetime experience as a Witch and my fascination with metaphysics and mystical philosophies. This has created a broad mosaic of practical, intuitive guidance that I work with from a deep soul level each time I read for a client.