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!
Crisp, minimalist deck focusing on the metaphysical underpinnings of the tarot, aiding inspiration, creativity, and self-discovery.
I have to admit, I’m not usually a fan of decks with minimalist pips, let alone an entire deck of such minimalist design! But the clean design, bold color palette, and patterns throughout the deck really caught my eye. I wanted to understand more about a deck like Locus Tarot, so I asked Mike a few questions…
I’ve also been busy making more collage cards with my lovely group of tarot friends, and I FINALLY got around to updating my Collage-My-Own-Tarot page. It now has slideshows for all of the cards, since it was getting really cluttered with images. Some of my favorites:
I also love reading tarot for people!
I’ve been reading for friends here and there over the past year, and it’s fulfilling every single time. I basically ALWAYS read with two decks now. I learned this trick from my old friend Irmata, and it’s a technique I’ll probably never drop. What I love about it is that you can combine decks for different kinds of readings. I always have a main deck, then I choose a pairing. The pairing could be an oracle, another full deck that will add a different perspective, or — my new favorite — The New Tarot, because it’s a whole new extension to the original deck. I seriously freaking LOVE IT.
Sometimes I come across art for tarot cards that is just go gorgeous I choke on my own spit. And then I panic inside because I want the deck so badly and then realize it’s not available. I’ve been seeing a lot of this lately, so I thought I’d post another collection of things I’ve seen around the internet (see my first round of this here, and my second one here).
This is one I found just randomly browsing and I really enjoy the art style! Looks like these are still WIPs, and the artist doesn’t have too many cards made yet, but I really hope she continues, because I love the look of it so far! See the entire gallery here.
I first saw the Death card (picture above, on the right) and very, very intrigued. Then I saw the rest of the gallery and fell in love! I mean, honestly, I would buy this deck in both forms: b&w lineart and the colored version, because HOLY SHIT is it gorgeous or what?! See the whole gallery here.
I first came across the High Priestess (middle) image and was very intrigued. It reminds me so much of the Two of Arrows in the Wildwood Tarot, and that’s always been one of my favorite cards in that deck. This artist isn’t very far along in a tarot series, but I love this one so much I had to include it here. See the rest of his gallery here.
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.