The Topic for the Week of 12/9 from the Pagan Perspective YouTube channel is not a question at all, but rather, it is an encouragement to “Show and Tell”.
I thought for this I would like to show what my mother gave to me when I went to visit her over the week of Thanksgiving. She really took me by surprise and I was hugely honored to be given the gift that she gave to me while I was there.
The box of cards pictured in this post are my great-great-grandmother’s divination cards. Or, rather, the last set of divination cards she owned before she passed away. In her lifetime, she had gone through a number of decks, but if I understand correctly, she always burned them when they were replaced by a new set. This set was the set that she used in the decade or so before she passed.
Interestingly enough, there is a spell of some kind cast on this deck. I could feel the energy of it when I held the box in my hands, and the shift of that magic in my sliding open of the box (which works like a drawer) and found the two cards concealed in the bottom.
I asked my mother what she knew about it, but she didn’t know anything. She has never even opened the box. This means that my sense of that energy was correct and those cards slid underneath the box’s “drawer” are indeed a part of the spell cast upon them.
While going through the drawer where these cards were tucked away, my mother came across an old deck of the Gypsy Witch Fortune Cards.
Interestingly, she thought this deck was mine, as it was the first deck I was ever given. But, I have my deck already. And L has hers as well. This mystery deck was tucked deep in the back of the drawer, under the box of my great-great-grandmother’s cards, and also contained a small lock of hair. These were given to me as well.
I have brought both of them home with me and carefully wrapped them up (boxes and all) in a silk scarf that used to belong to my grandmother. At the moment, that bundle is sitting on my altar in place of the hand mirror I had been using as a representation of my ancestors. I feel extremely honored to have been given these gifts and I cherish them more than I can possibly express.