My, I have been doing A LOT of reflecting and looking back, even for this time of year! Here are some more of my Tarot-related musings!
My top 3 tarot decks acquired in 2018
The Sasuraibito Tarot – an instant favourite, I fell in love with it as soon as I got it and would not want to part with it ever again.
The Everyday Witch Tarot – one of the biggest surprises of the year, I really thought it would be just a whimsical deck without much depth… but it turned out to be be one of the easiest, clearest decks I have ever had the pleasure of working with!
8 coin’s tattoo tarot – I did not like this at first, but once I cropped the borders the images really popped and now I adore it!
The Dream Raven Tarot – the cards look too similar to distinguish between them, are too big and too laminated – I just don’t use it at all.
Biddy tarot’s Everyday Tarot deck – I really wanted to love this deck – the gold and purple colour scheme is very soothing on the eyes and it looks like a great deck for simplifying complicated matters… but it just does NOT shuffle!!! Never had a deck that shuffled so badly, no matter what I do the cards keep sticking together in clumps… and the packaging is near impossible to get in to.
Best oracle deck bought: Earthbound Oracle – small, cheap, very intuitive and portable – with my favourite pommegranate card!!!
Best other type of deck: Life Design Cards – this deck is more than just an oracle deck (although it is that too), it is a complete lifestyle package prompting you to make positive changes that will enrich and simplify your life.
Most Mysterious deck: Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative deck – this deck was delivered to me in the mail, no sender, in a plain brown cardboard box – to this day I have no idea who I got it from!
Weirdest Tarot experience: The 4 of Swords has been my stalker card all through 2018, to the point where I was really ignoring it… but one evening after barely glancing at the card before shoving it back in the pile, I stepped outside only to find a small 4 of Spades right outside my door! Someone really wanted me to pay attention…
Best Tarot Question: someone asked me for a 3 card spread on “Does God Exist?” – the cards answered: The Magician, The Hierophant, The Devil… the shadow card at the bottom of the deck was The Hermit. I know what I think of that, but I will leave you to draw your own conclusions…
Best Tarot related choices: starting my blog + joining the Biddy Tarot 5 day Tarot Challenge – I made new friends because of these!
Best exercises: anything that involves using the tarot for affirmations – like my Manifesting with the New Moon post – I have had extra money and gifts coming in plus time off work to help my work/life balance!
Most fun: storytelling with tarot cards for my daughter, Maya + Reading Tarot for ficticious characters (you will find these posts on my blog, well worth a look!) – Oh, and modifying some of my decks AND designing my own spreads! This year has been sooo much fun!!!
Happy Hogmanay Everyone!!! Lang may yer lum reek!!! Xxx