Alchemical Thoughts

31 Days of Tarot Challenge 2018: Days 22, 23, 24

Posted on: January 22, 2018

Once more I am combining prompts these are going to be short answers for me. The prompts are mainly designed for those who make and upload videos, but in writing, these are short answer items, well, to me at least. The prompts are:

Day 22: Share the card that was the hardest for you to “get” when you were first learning the Tarot. How do you feel about the card now?

Day 23: Share a Tarot deck that you just had to “break up” with (it no longer resonates with you).

Day 24: If you could design a 79th Tarot card that everyone would use– what would it look like? What would it represent?

 

Day 22. I would say I struggled a bit with the court cards, especially the pages as I started out in my Tarot journey. I am not the most sociable person, so relating the court cards to people in my life was not easy, and some Tarot advice sources said that was the way to go. Once I figured out that they could also represent traits in me, or traits in others around me, rather than literal persons, I was able to relate to the cards a bit better. Jane Lyle’s The Illustrated Guide to Tarot (link to my review), a simple book I keep handy for basic Tarot reference, also gives “abstract” meanings for the court cards, and I have found those to be helpful for me in interpreting those cards.

Day 23: I have mentioned this before, but this would be The Hobbit Tarot. This is not a matter of breaking up after the fact. This was more of a bad marriage that should have never happened, and I am annulling it as soon as possible. This was one of two decks I have bought in my life without researching the images beforehand. I got it because I like The Hobbit book and also because at the time at the store the price was obscenely cheap. However, there is my lesson not to be lured to a deck by an obscenely cheap price. Sometimes, well, you get what you pay for, and in this case it was seriously bad. As I said previously, what the hell U.S. Games was smoking when they allowed this thing to be published is beyond me. The art is not too bad (I have seen worse), but it has nothing whatsoever to do with Tarot. It is one of those decks they took some theme art and rammed it into Tarot, and the results here are just plain awful. As far as I am concerned, this deck needs to suffer the same fate as the old E.T. Atari cartridges. Rest assured I will never, ever buy a deck without looking up the images online someplace beforehand.

Day 24: This is easy. I am just doing a blank card you can draw on. Make it what you want it to be.

 

You can find all the other prompts here.

 

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