Okay, am thinking about doing a deck interview today. I've wandered about in the Layout section of AT and found a few that may be promising. I have a bottle of Southern Comfort in case I need that type of comfort when the throw is done. It pays to be prepared when biting a bullet.
New Acquaintanceship Spread for your deck? Maybe I can fool them into thinking I want to start this relationship from scratch. Like, you know, if you have this horrid neighbor who keeps sending her dog over to your front yard to dispose of its by products so you bring her a platter of chocolate chip cookies while wearing a big, friendly smile. Then Evil Neighbor continues to point toward your front yard while opening the door for her 4-footed fiend, oops typo of course. Then you make more cookies and it is simply coincidence that you've just cleaned your front yard ...
No. Never try to fool the cards. Note to self: do doo-doo duty in front yard today. Okay, onward and forward and etc.
New Deck Thread:
1. What will you give me?
2. What do you want in return?
3. What kind of relationship should we have?
This one doesn't appeal to me due to position number 2. It is too blunt. I am afraid the Page of Wands will fall there and that would represent my first born (only) son and I've grown awfully fond of him. And what more could they want? I buy my pretties incense, they have a lovely, velvet-lined carved wooden box that my daughter bought for me, I surround us both in the pure white light, I caress them when they're cold, defend them when they are insulted in the forums -- done everything short of starting them a fan club and erecting a monument in their honor. What card would say "I demand to be wrapped in purple silk"? I don't even wrap ME in purple silk.
Feel the fear and let it go ...
Today may not be the day to interview my deck anyway. It's ... not the right combination of weather conditions. (?!) And anyway there's a full moon with all types of interesting lunar eclipse stuff connected to same and even though I don't pay much attention to that type of thing in regard to readings I don't want to take any chances. Note to self: Insert ill-dignified picture of Seafra and her thoughts here.
Did run across this juicy spread so I think I'll try it.
How can I become a better tarot reader?
Using a linear spread:
Position 1: What I already do well -
Position 2: What I need to work on -
Position 3: External resources for improving -
Position 4: Internal approaches for improving -
Position 5: Overall advice
It is now on my list of Things To Do for tomorrow.