Prompt: “Pull the Fool card from your deck(s). Compare the imagery between the card provided below and the card(s) from your own deck(s). How would you read them differently and why?”
Modern Love Tarot – In the imagery of this card, it looks a lot like the figure is working on a love spell. The thing is? Most people realize with a bit of thought and experience that love spells nearly always backfire. You can’t force someone to love you.
The figure in this card has not yet learned that lesson, and so plunges head long into the endeavor without realizing the dangers or the consequences. This card tells us to take time looking at the methods we’re using to reach our goals and make sure that they’re sound. Don’t plunge forward without a good deal of thought.
Beyond Tarot – The skeleton heads down a dark path with a smile on his face, not intimidated by the darkness even though all they have for light is a single flickering candle. They continue to dive forward, seeking the new and exciting. Intrepid and moving forward eagerly. This card speaks of exploration and curiosity, and encourages the querent to dive in and explore without fear.
Tarot DNA x CAT – Boundless energy and a sense of effervescent adventure fill the imagery of this card. The cat is full of a sense of adventure with the sky and sea at their back and new adventures to the forefront. The features of the cat are filled with enthusiasm, and the little ghost joins in with an expression of wonder as they bound forward eagerly. This card is all about enthusiastic adventure, and welcomes that energy into the querent’s life.
The Little Nemo Tarot -The figure on this card sits in contrition, a dunce cap sitting on the bench beside them. Sometime when we act too hastily we make mistakes and make a fool out of ourselves. This card asks the querent where in their life are they acting impulsively and possibly going to end up feeling as if they fucked up later on when everything’s said and done.
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Prompt for March 7th: The same card in four different decks.
DECKS USED: MODERN LOVE TAROT, BEYOND TAROT, TAROT DNAXCAT, THE LITTLE NEMO TAROT
Prompt: Pull (at least) three cards and use them to formulate a response to… “You’re early”, said the Grim Reaper, with a hint of surprise.
“Hey, man, lighten up!”, I say with a laugh and a shrug. “Sometimes we all have to just go with the flow.” (Naiad)
“I had every intention of taking my time coming to meet up with you, as there was still plenty for me to deal with back there on the other side, and yet? It was taken out of my hands.” (The Devil)
“You could always send me back.” (The Magician)
DECK USED: THE POWER OF OLYMPUS TAROT
Prompt: “The purpose of this activity is to practice interpreting small spreads by combining card meanings, symbols and intuition. We will all interpret the same cards based on a few different (imaginary) situations. A 3 card spread will be posted together with 2 more specific scenarios. It’s your choice which scenario you’d prefer to use, or if you’d rather do a general reading of these cards as for an imaginary querent.”
Scenario 1 – A limited edition vinyl of Kelso’s favorite album just came out. However, Kelso knows that their paycheck is going to be smaller than usual. They want to know if it’s a wise idea to buy it right now.
Go ahead and treat yourself (Three of Cups and The Empress), just do so with clarity of mind (Ace of Swords). Accept that money is going to be extremely short in other places if you do this, and be prepared to cut back elsewhere as needed. It’s okay to treat yourself now and then as long as you approach these moments with practicality and don’t overindulge.
Scenario 2 – There’s been some changes in Miles’ life and he’s trying to figure out the best way to tell his dad about them.
Get together and take the time to check in on your dad first. Once you’ve had some time together and you know everything is okay, then is the time for some clear and open communication on what you need to tell him. Don’t just jump in cold… he needs to be warmed up first.
DECK USED: SASURAIBITO TAROT
Prompt: “Pull the Sun card from your deck(s). Compare the imagery between the card provided below and the card(s) from your own deck(s). How would you read them differently and why?”
Modern Love Tarot – Joyous celebration and pride combine in this card as a mother holds her child up to the sun. This card is a display of celebrating life, and taking moments as they come while treasuring the laughter and love we have for each other. It’s youth and energy, brightness and warmth, and it encourages one to cherish these feelings and be “in the moment” with them.
Gay Tarot – Sometimes working together toward a mutual goal goes beyond projects you share with others and bleeds into a life as a whole. The two figures in this image have been together a long time. They work together, they play together… and over time it’s become clear that everything is better together. Where can your life be improved by working with others towards successes that you can share? And how much sweeter will those successes be if shared with each other?
Spiritual Tarot – A radiant figure stands in the light, filled with pride and standing tall. That radiance has become a part of him, strong and wild as the world bursts into abundance around him. This figure reminds me of the Wiccan God, who is reborn each spring and grows to maturity in summer’s warmth each year. It asks you to seek out what needs a rebirth in your own life, and where abundance has flourished and grown both within and around you.
Meraki Tarot 2nd Edition – Wishes scatter into the wind, given up to the sun’s radiance like seeds seeking fertile soil. Not every wish we have can come true, but this card indicates that some of them can. They just need a little nurturing and they can find that fertile soil needed in which to grow and flourish.
DECK USED: MODERN LOVE TAROT, GAY TAROT, SPIRITUAL TAROT, MERAKI TAROT 2ND EDITION
Prompt: “Have you ever listened to a song and suddenly realized “This song is such a Tower/Emperor/Hanged Man song!”? This activity is based off of a love for music and how we associate music with the world around us. Pick (or randomly draw) five cards from your deck. Then, for each card, pick (or find) a song that you feel fits that card perfectly.”
Page of Swords – Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
The Devil – Criminal by Taemin
Seven of Wands – Drive by Incubus
Two of Cups Rx – We Don’t Talk Together by Heize
King of Wands – Give It To Me by Agust D
DECK USED: PAINTINGS FOR ABUNDANCE TAROT
Prompt: “The purpose of this activity is to practice interpreting small spreads by combining card meanings, symbols and intuition. We will all interpret the same cards based on a few different (imaginary) situations. A 3 card spread will be posted together with 2 more specific scenarios. It’s your choice which scenario you’d prefer to use, or if you’d rather do a general reading of these cards as for an imaginary querent.“
Scenario 1 – Connor is torn. He just got his birthday money, and wants to either use it to buy a new computer or enroll in an arts class offered by a nearby pottery studio.
You’re feeling on top of the world with the money in your pocket (Nine of Pentacles), but you need to look at which option is going to actually benefit you long term instead of be a fleeting bit of fun or passion (The Devil). Things aren’t going to always be as carefree as they are now. Which option will you not just enjoy now, but will help you down the road during those more difficult times? (Nine of Wands)
Scenario 2 – Raven is going to be performing in a concert next week and is very nervous about it. She’s also excited, but in general is feeling ungrounded about it. She wants to know steps she can take to ground herself.
The night of the concert is going to be a bit wild and crazy (The Devil). Make sure that before the concert arrives you are taking stock of all you have accomplished to help bolster your confidence (Nine of Pentacles), and that once the concert is over you return to doing what needs to be done to keep everything in your life balanced and on track (Nine of Wands). In other words? Don’t let the wild and crazy escape the event itself. It’ll be fun and crazy… and one night only. Contain it to that one night through focusing on building your confidence beforehand, and the return to stability and responsibility after.
DECK USED: THIS MIGHT HURT TAROT