“It’s the age old story: Tarot reader meets deck, they fall in love – bluebirds sing, hotdogs dance in formation. But, after a time, for one reason or another, things don’t work out and they’re forced to go their separate ways. The Tarot reader heads for the nearest metaphysical store, and the deck resigns itself to a life of neglect and anonymity.”
The title says it all. Really. Dictionary.com defines “novel”: (adjective) of a new kind; different from anything seen or known before: a novel idea.
There are literally (more than) 78 novel ideas to use in getting to know your Tarot deck. And, are you ready for it? They are fun! How irreverent can you get? Tarot and fun in the same sentence? Isn’t Tarot supposed to be all serious and philosophical? Na! not true. That’s just an old gypsy-fortune-teller-old-wives-tale. Or so I’ve heard.
The supernatural/paranormal has always held a certain fascination for me, and I’m pretty certain for millions of others around the globe as well. Being a scorpio might explain a part of that fascination in the form of a love of all things mysterious, occult, and unexplained.
The Ghosts and Spirits Tarot is a beautifully illustrated 78 card deck in the structure of a RWS clone with 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana. The four suits are Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles, and the Courts are made up of Page, Knight, Queen and King. The Hierophant has been renamed The High Priest and the Devil is titled Chains; Strength is eight and Justice eleven. The accompanying lwb (little white book) is 61 pages and includes a brief synopsis along with divinatory meanings and symbols, a five card spread, and two pages are provided in the back for notes.
As my cotd, the Knight of Cups energy is great advice for me today to crawl out of my ‘cave’ and engage with others.
“Mutually Enjoyable” activities, conversations, people, places, and things. Surround yourself with people (or just that one special person) that share the same passions and interests as you. Seek out a group with like interests, or invite others to join yours.
Typically unsociable? Not today! Get out there, make connections, go where the ‘fun’ is.
Not sure what the day will hold for me, and likely I will need to go in search of such social activities. But, as I pondered on this combo I kept hearing the song “Favorite Things” playing over and over in my head. I think it suits it quite well! What do you think? Have a listen and enjoy!
For today’s three card draw I’m using The Incidental Tarot by Holly DeFount. The Seven of Arrows, The World, and Death. Arrows are the equivalent to Wands. (from the lwb)
Seven of Arrows: Gaining the upper hand in a struggle. Conflict has arisen, but strength is inherent. Courage in times of trouble.
The World: Success, completion and achievement. Rising to a state of global awareness, affecting change and progress on a large scale. Completion of a large scale project or endeavor that will propel you to even greater work.
Death: Great or calamitous change, and a chance to prepare for the shift it brings. Assess yourself and your state of being before you are forced to endure the consequences of disaster or misfortune. Accept inevitable change and be transformed.