What is Sinsō Card?

Hi, guys. It’s Miko.

Today, I would like to introduce The Kanji Tarot deck named “Sinsō Card.”
It is one of tarot deck that I’ve been using in my session.

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What is Sinsō Card?

Sinsō Card is a Kanji (Chinese character) tarot deck written with calligraphy.
For example, look at the following picture.

As you see, only a letter is written on each of cards.

It was made by Japanese Sinsō counselor MIWA.
(Her web site is here. Sorry, it’s Japanese only)
She said,

I made Sinsō Card as a counseling card to know the real intention of our heart.
(In other words, the real intention is the same as the subconscious desire.)
Because what is happening now is realized by what you hoped subconsciously, and what will happen in the future is made by your own subconscious desire.

Sinsō Card is consist of 75 Kanji which were selected by her intuition and guide.

Why was it named “Sinsō Card”?

The reasons of this deck name “Sinsō” is coming from the sound of words. There are many words that we Japanese read “Sinsō.” For example, 真相(truth), 深層(deep, depth), 新創(new creation), 心操(good/bad-natured, good/bad-tempered, attitude, readiness.)
(When we write 深層心理, it means subconscious mind.)

The sound “Sinsō” has more meanings than the examples. That’s why, the name “Sinsō Card” has a lot of meanings.

My first impression of this name was “Looking into the truth of one’s subconscious mind.”

How to read Sinsō Card?

When it comes to reading, what we need to focus on is not only the meanings of Kanji but also the original construction of Kanji. It means today’s meanings of Kanji are important, but what was described in the origin is more important.

For example, there is a letter “幸.” Now we Japanese understand this letter as happiness, but in the origin, this letter’s shape had a different meaning. The meaning was “handcuff.” This letter’s shape was a handcuff.

This letter tells us, if we are not slaves, we are without handcuffs, and it means we have freedoms. What this letter teaches us is having freedom itself is happiness.

From this letter, we can know that even if we can’t feel happiness, we are already happiness because we have freedom. Furthermore, if this card appears as reversal, it means clients doesn’t notice his happiness at all.

By the way, we Japanese also have a letter “執.” This letter is consist of “幸” and “丸,” and “丸” was a shape of a person who is sitting on his heels in the origin. Therefore, the whole of the letter “執” represents a person who is not able to stand up because of the handcuff. Can you imagine the meaning of this letter? The meaning is “being obsessed with something.” (“執” is also included in Sinsō Card)

I wrote English meanings to each cards. (It’s my original. This type of Sinsō Card is only my deck in the world. I have a dream that Sinsō Card will be used aroud the world someday.)

What is the difference of other cards?

Though I have been using both Sinsō Card and Rider Waite Tarot, when I want to check the client’s situation, I use Rider Waite Tarot, and when I want to check the client’s inside, like feelings, conscious/unconscious mind and so on, Sinsō Card is better than Rider Waite Tarot.

When I want to see the client’s situation or inside more clearly, I use both. Different two types of tarot deck show me client’s situation and inside more clearly.
We can divine by only using a single tarot deck, but if we use both, we can see clients multifaced. I’ve been feeling that using both decks makes my sessions better.

For example, there is the card “THE HIEROPHANT” of Rider Waite Tarot. This card is similar to “善(Goodness),” “信(Believe)” and “好(Like)” of Sinsō Card.

“THE HIEROPHANT” is a card that is judging by one’s heart, in other words, judging by emotion, feelings of cherish or believing. If I say the meaning of this card in a sentence, ” Listen to your heart and choose by your heart.”
When it appears as an advice card, we can understand that we need to care about our hearts. If there is only this card, we can’t see how to care.

But at the same time, if I use Sinsō Card and …
When “信(Believe)” appears, you need to believe.
When “好(Like)” appears, you need to care about your feeling of cherish.
When “善(Goodness)” appears, you need to choose absolutely good for you.
Sinsō Card works better in this kind of situations.

Even though there are similar cards in Sinsō Card, they have different nuances. Therefore, if we use it, we can see more clearly than using only Rider Waite Tarot.
By the way, after I learned Sinsō Card, the meaning of “THE HIEROPHANT” totally made sense to me, I think.
If you learn Sinsō Card, you would be able to understand Rider Waite Tarot clearly.

Also Sinsō Card has some cards that are not included in Rider Waite Trot, and vice versa.

The introduction of Sinsō Card is like this. If you had any interest in it, I’m glad.

I also made free divination of Sinsō Card.
Free Divination of Sinsō Card – Mikoblog (

I wish your everyday life gets brighter than ever.


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