# Thirtytwo Tarot Cards

In an online article, Richard T Gault suggested a way to use 32 tarots to cast I Ching hexagrams. The idea is simple:
• Represent yin lines with Cups and Pentacles (Coins) as they are round and receptive (feminine);
• Represent yang lines with Swords and Wands as they are aggressive and strong (masculine);
• Include cards in a proportion that mimics the yarrow stalks probabilities:
•   2 cards of Cups;
• 14 cards of Pentacles;
• 10 cards of Swords;
•   6 cards of Wands;
Once the association has been memorized, the method is very simple:
1. Shuffle the 32 cards and pick a card;
2. Draw a line based on the card suit:
• If it's Cups,        draw  ;
• If it's Pentacles, draw  ;
• If it's Swords,     draw  ;
• If it's Wands,      draw
3. Reinsert the card in the deck;
4. Repeat steps 1-3 five more times drawing the hexagram from bottom to top

#### Probabilites

By construction, the method provides the same probabilities as the Method of 16 one.

Cards images: WikiMedia Commons