Alchemical Thoughts

31 Days of Tarot 2020: Day One

Posted on: January 1, 2020

Welcome to the start of my third year doing Ethony Dawn’s “31 Days of Tarot” prompt series. The challenge is mainly a You Tube event, but since as I have said before I do not currently have a You Tube channel, I do it here on the blog. This year I will also crosspost these prompts over on my new NewTumbl blog (i.e. the Tumblr refugee blog I now have where I post a good amount of my Tarot and cartomancy stuff). Last year, I ran a bit behind, so the fact I am able to post the first prompt on time is a good thing. We’ll see if I am able to keep up. I may post a post a day, or I may combine prompts and do one post a week or when I can get to it.

For me, I enjoy doing this because it gives me a chance to reflect a bit on my Tarot and cartomancy practice. So, without further ado, let’s begin.

Day One prompt: “What Tarot goodies did the holidays bring?

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I got the following Tarot, oracle, cards goodies this Christmas/holiday:

  • Tarot de los Magos deck kit. This is the Spanish edition of the Wizards Tarot deck kit by Corrine Kenner. The original went out of print (and the secondary market has gone obscenely insane in pricing this as it often does when some relatively popular deck goes out of print). A Spanish edition was available at reasonable cost, and since I can read Spanish fluently, went for it.
  • Mausolea: Oracle of Souls deck.
  • The Everyday Tarot mini deck kit. This deck is by Brigit Esselmont of Biddy Tarot.
  • The Millennium Thoth Tarot deck. This is by Renata Lechner, creator of the Thelema Tarot and the Arcanum Tarot. With this deck, I have her three decks now. The Thoth deck may take me a while to get to study as Thoth is a different system than the Rider Waite Smith (RWS) I usually use, but I do have the intention to study it. I can tell folks now that having looked it over, the Millennium Thoth is a beautiful deck.
  • A Tarot place mat. It’s the place mat I used in this photo to put the decks and book on.
  • The Complete New Tarot book.
  • The Bruce Lee Special Edition Playing Cards set. OK, this is not quite Tarot, but I felt a need to add it. One, the set features great photos of the man on one deck. The second deck in this nice tin set contains a set of affirmations and quotes from Bruce Lee, which can make for nice daily reflection displays, do a card a day kind of thing. As some of my readers may know, I also collect playing card decks, plus someday I would like to learn to do divination with playing cards, so there is the connection to the prompt.
  • A small red dragon figurine. It is not pictured as it came nicely wrapped in bubble wrap. I have not decided where to place it yet, so it is safe wrapped for now. As soon as I place it, I will take a photo and share.

I hope to review the book and the decks down the road over at The Itinerant Librarian. Meanwhile, thanks for stopping by, and hope you will return for the other prompts.

Paz y amor.


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