It’s kind of like the distinction of whether you are ‘Observant’ or ‘Orthodox’ in your religion:
You have your own version of some of the Tarot cards. Yeah, you emerged from a distinct background that the rest of us did not arise from. Your taste buds differ from mine too.
Here’s the reality of your adoption of Tarot Verbatim. ANY Tarot system must express anything that is, was, will be, could be, could be imagined, does or does not exist … and more. It doesn’t matter which card, or set of cards, express any of that. What matters is your ability to draw, and then to read, what your Tarot is saying to you.
This is why, every once in a while, I say ‘That doesn’t happen in my system; it may in yours.’
What does that picture say to you … mean to you?
How sensible are you? How experienced are you? How rigid or fluid are you? Your limitations are your Tarot’s limitations. And always remember that ANY Tarot system works, any Tarot system impresses its user … even if it is a feeble system compared to some others.
Tarot Verbatim represents forty years of research, research about collecting all kinds of meanings that a given card expressed in god-knows-how-many spreads. So it is very likely to work, and I have demonstrated that it DOES work for all sorts of people who adopt it and report their experience. The cards Tarot Verbatim differs from most other systems on, readers report, work better for them than the standard interpretations … which suggests there ARE intrinsic meanings for some of these cards. Confessions from readers validate this concept.
So there are distinctions, there are individual slants and individual definitions, there are distinctions, there are individual views of the scenes on the cards, but your system must be wise enough to describe your answer clearly enough for you to relate to it well enough to spit it out.
If you eliminate an orthodox Tarot Verbatim definition, there must be another way to express that in your Tarot dictionary, your private data bank.