A Deck Interview:
I know a lot of people use a RWS deck (in one of its many available forms) to read with as their primary and favorite deck. I purchased it a while back initially for use as a study aid and to show card comparisons with different decks while teaching. From time to time I will pull it out and see how a reading goes. I decided to see what this deck had to say for itself and if it could convince me to use it more frequently. Below is my Deck Interview with the Universal Waite Tarot.
Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic?
The Fool: I am open minded, exuberant, daring, and ready to take a leap of faith with you to experience new and wonderful adventures. I am ready to set off on an exciting journey, won’t you join me?
What are your strengths as a Tarot deck?
King of Wands: I am honest and conscientious. I will instill motivation and drive in you to strive to be all that you can be. I set the bar of success high, but I will be there to guide and teach you how to get the results you want.
What are your limits as a Tarot deck?
The Chariot: I am quite gung-ho at times and can get a little carried away. Be sure to hold on tight to the reigns and stay in control.
What are you here to teach us? (me)
Five of Pentacles: I am here to teach and remind you that I will be here for you anytime you need me. Never fear that I will turn you away or leave you feeling unloved or empty.
How can I best learn from and collaborate with you?
Four of Wands: By continuing to build a strong foundation and having faith. Also, to remind you to celebrate and share me as much as possible with as many as you can.
What is the potential outcome from our working relationship?
Queen of Swords: I will cut to the heart of the matter and get down to business. I will endeavor to shed truth and clarity on any situation as well as demonstrating the high standards everyone need adhere.
Any final words?
Strength: If used wisely, I will add my strength to yours and will endure for all time.
Well I think it is safe to say that I will use this deck more often for readings. I believe it gave very valid and convincing arguments in explaining its merits to me. What do you folks have to say about this deck? Do you love it? Hate it? Take it or leave it? Please share your experience and thoughts.