|L to R: a traditional Tarot card, The Angel deck, Mary-El deck
In the past Tarot had been a voodoo 'thing' that I'd steered well clear of. It was associated with fortune telling and all 'bad' things.
These cards were different to anything I'd seen before (e.g. the 'traditional' Rider-Waite deck on the left in the photo above) or been told. They were channelling images of Angels and unicorns and faery folk (pictured centre in image) and there was no fortune telling at all. Instead they were delving into me, poking at my thoughts about me, the world, life.
So began a practice that I'm still addicted to!
|Top row: Mary-El Tarot cards. Bottom: Tarot of the Crone
|The Tarot of Femmes Erotiques - celebrating women
So I bought a deck of my own. The Mary-El Tarot deck.
And this weird thing has become even more addictive. I have another deck now that talks to me too (Tarot of the Crone), and not only that, it works with the first deck (middle picture).
Then I found a deck celebrating women, and I bought that too (last picture).
And I know I sound like a loopy person, and I know it's all weird and insane, but each morning I dig a little deeper in understanding myself as I flip a daily card from each deck and ponder how these cards relate to me, my life, my writing journey.
Have you ever used Tarot cards? Do you have a favourite deck, or symbol, or card?