I'm been loving/hating my RWS deck for many years now and it has been returning the same to me. When in the throes of some quandary or another I like to be told rather abruptly what my role is, what brought me to such a place, what the lesson is. This deck will on occasion give me a much needed bitch slap while providing a back story I should have been aware of, remind me that life's a wild ride if you've a mind to gain wisdom, and seems most joyful when I'm seeking the lesson.
I'm curious as to how it will go. Sooo, let's start with a quick reading.
I'll let my cards be my co-star in this opening act. How will we work within this tarot blogging/PDR thang, you and I? (Cards are cold -- it is freezing here today -- so I'll take a moment to warm my pretties up and off we go.)
Two fliers; Knight of Sword Reversed -- 10 of Cups
Ah, my cards correct me -- it's not a love/hate but is in fact a hate/love. See what I mean? I can't help but smile at my cocky cards.
Despite years of use and developing personal nuances as meanings go, my mind often grabs one of Eden Gray's key phrases and needs to digest it before I go more in depth. Ms Gray's phrase here would be "always ready to start a fight." Yes my pretties, this is what we do. We fight. When reading for myself I have a tendency to look toward the dark side, arguing and swearing my way through a reading. I verbally attack my deck, get too logical, rush through the reading too quickly.
Then the Ten of Cups shows us "happiness inspired from above" and yes my pretties, we do indeed have that also. It's a pleasure to work with this deck and they seem to think the same about working with me. We're very much at home together and turn away from our difficulties, much like the pictured couple. We can dance like small children in affirmation of this fact. We also reach the zenith of spiritual fulfillment and simply bliss out.
Reading adds up to 10, the number of cards in a Celtic Cross which is my favorite layout. Reducing the reading to the number one it heralds new beginnings, ambitions, fresh opportunities, and the planting of new seeds. We begin a new adventure together and do so with joy.
Where does intuition come in here? Well, we are known to take every position in between too.
Testing, testing. I've knocked on the microphone to see if everything's working. My cards snicker, re-write my first paragraph in their own voice and tell me we've passed our first test here.
Hey, wait a minute, this is HARD! LOL My deck and I have already had our first (why oh why did I type first?!) public girl-on-girl fight regarding this project even down to picking the cards for an opening reading -- both fliers for crying out loud -- I mean, who's in charge here??!!
I'll misquote Margo Channing/Bette Davis here: "Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy ride." Wondering if this journey will have aspects of Kesey’s Merry Pranksters bus to reckon with ... I've never interviewed this deck and I know it has opinions and sarcastic comments it has been holding in for years ...