So many things keep me busy these days that this blog doesn’t get nearly as many updates as I’d prefer, but my daily draw today (The Hermit) told me to take some *me time* — and I intend to do just that. Tarot seemed like the perfect solution, seeing as my Linestrider deck arrived today. AND I finally got a chance to catch up on my dear friend’s triumphant return to tarot bloggery: la reine de l’air!
Well, she did a full moon reading inspired by Kayla’s reading, which used Little Red’s very lovely looking Personal Compass Spread. At first, I thought to myself, “Personal compass? Probably not a spread I can use at the moment, but I’ll read her post anyway, of course.” And then as I was reading it I began to realize that a compass is exactly what I need right now!
Since I basically can’t stop myself from buying new decks these days, I’ve decided to do a round three (and trust me, there will be more) of Irmata’s Deck Interview Conference Call (see my first one here and my second one here). This time, however, I’m going to add a couple new things. I’ll be looking at themes and visual similarities among each group of cards (each question), and then at the end I’ll look at any themes that arose for each individual deck.
I’ve gotten so many new decks recently that I thought it was high time I did a round two of Irmata’s Deck Interview Conference Call (see my first one here). I liked this spread so much the first time around, that I think I might do it on a regular basis, every time I’ve got four decks I want to get to know. To be quite honest, I’ve actually got EIGHT new decks right now, but this post will focus on four, and I’ll meet and greet the others next time.
I’ve felt a bit lost. I know I should be pursuing some purpose, some… thing(as Ace Ventura would say), but I just can’t seem to snatch it from the ether, you know? I need direction, but until now, nothing really seemed exactly right. Now, however, I think I have my first step in the right direction with this reading. I’ve decided to follow Irmata’s initial spread and then break it down further with clarifying questions.
Soul Gifts reading – Darkana tarot
Because I’m digging so deep with this, I don’t expect many visitors to read the whole thing, but that’s fine. It’s mostly for me anyway, eh? I used Darkana for the main spread and Joie de Vivre for the clarifiers, because it just felt right. Continue reading →
Wow, that is a great question. For the longest time, I didn’t really learn any particular spreads and memorize them or anything. I just chose a spread that was appropriate to the situation (I still do this often), and then do the reading. But I guess the one spread that I use as a go-to, whenever I just want a quick reading without a lot of to-do, is just the simple three card spread. Past, Present, Future. Mind, Body, Spirit. Do this, Situation, Don’t Do This.
XII The Hanged Man, 3 of Cups, XI Strength (Mary-El Tarot)
I love spreads like this because they give you a quick, clear picture of the situation. And if you need more information, you can always pull clarifier cards. I also love to read three cards like this as a sentence/whole, in addition to reading each card separately.