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You can find the original prompts by A Village of Cards here.

Day 8 prompt:

The Diamond Spread: For the April birthstone, pull four cards to represent Luxury, Clarity, Strength, and Rarity for the situation of your choosing.

I am just pulling cards in general as I do not have a specific situation in mind at the moment.

April Fool Tarot Challenge Day 8 cards

Cards featured:

Luxury: Nine of Pentacles

Clarity: The Sun- XIX

Strength: Strength- VIII

Rarity: The High Priestess- II

 

Deck used: Santa Muerte Tarot by Fabio Listrani, published by Lo Scarabeo.

 

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Find the original prompts by A Village of Cards here.

Prompt for Day Seven: The “That Gross Dirty Melting Snow”: Tell your deck the beginning of a classic joke, and then pull the punchline. Guaranteed to be an experience.

I am going with the Abbott and Costello classic of “Who’s on first?” (Link to YouTube video so you can see the routine).

April Fool Tarot Challenge 2018 Day 7

No further comment.

Deck used: Santa Muerte Tarot by Fabio Listrani, published by Lo Scarabeo.

Find the original prompts by A Village of Cards here.

Day Six prompt:

The Spring Cleaning Spread: Pull (randomly or by design) a card to represent something that needs to leave your life.

April Fool Tarot Challenge 2018 Day 6.

 

Card was drawn randomly. It certainly shows something needs to be left behind, but once you do so, it should be smooth sailing and better days. I’d say stop clinging to the past.

Deck used: Santa Muerte Tarot by Fabio Listrani, published by Lo Scarabeo.

You can find the original prompts by A Village of Cards here.

Day 5 Prompt:

The April Showers Spread: Pull a card to represent April showers (an upcoming challenge), and another to show May flowers (a potential positive outcome of this challenge)

 

April Food Challenge Day 5 cards. Five of Wands and Six of Wands.

For the April showers (an upcoming challenge): Five of Wands. I see chaos and possible conflict between now and the end of the semester. As depicted in the Santa Muerte Tarot, the guy lighting a match seems very appropriate. Things could get volatile, or dramatic, or just plain chaotic. So I am just hanging in there for the ride and doing my best to avoid drama.

For the May flowers (a potential positive outcome of the challenge): Six of Wands. We make it to the end of the term; we get to see another graduation and celebrate work well done. However, I do work in academia in more of a support staff thing, so after commencement, summer work starts. Oh well.

Deck used: Santa Muerte Tarot by Fabio Listrani, published by Lo Scarabeo.

Find the original prompts by A Village of Cards here.

Day Four prompt: Green Thumb: Find three cards (or more!) with green as the dominant colour. Do the cards’ meanings relate somehow? If differentiating colours is difficult, select one or more cards that mean “growth” to you.

In the Santa Muerte Tarot deck that I am using, the suit of Pentacles (Coins) has green as the prominent color, so for me, I picked out cards from that suit. I also added Justice -XI because it does have some green, and to me I find Justice a reassuring thing and something to aspire. I added also The Empress — III as she embodies growth and life.

April Fool Tarot Challenge Day Four photo

Cards featured (left to right on photo):

Three of Pentacles, Justice–XI, The Empress– III, Ace of Pentacles, 10 of Pentacles.

Deck used: Santa Muerte Tarot by Fabio Listrani, published by Lo Scarabeo.

 

 

Find the original prompts from A Village of Cards here.

Day 3 Prompt: The Sun Cross Spread: Shuffle and find the Sun. The cards on either side are things that will warm up your spring.

 

I laughed a bit as I drew these cards for two reasons. One, after I shuffled the deck, it did not take long to find The Sun- XIX; it was practically on top despite the shuffling. Two, well, check out one of the cards that came out as “warming up my spring.” Come on, there has to be some strange humor there.

Cards drawn:

The Sun -XIX.

Left card: Nine of Cups

Right card: Santa Muerte -XIII (Death)

April Fool Tarot Challenge Day 3 photo

Deck used: Santa Muerte Tarot by Fabio Listrani, published by Lo Scarabeo.

You can find the full list of prompts by A Village of Cards here.

Prompt for April 2: Tarot Garden: Go through your decks and see if you can find at least three different flower species depicted. Take a super aesthetic photo of this tarot garden!

I would not call this the most aesthetic photo, but I work with what I have. For me, turns out finding Tarot cards with flowers in them was not as easy as I thought. A good number of my decks lean to the darker side of things, or they just do not have many flowers. Still I managed to find a few to make a small garden. Please do not ask me to identify flower species. Other than the red roses, I am not good at identifying flower types, but I did find different ones.

 

Cards for Day 2 of April Fool Tarot Challenge 2018

Center card: The Teacher – 5. He holds a small flower in his hand. (The Hierophant- V; The Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert. Published by Schiffer)

Top right cards: Ace of Cups, which has flowers rising from the cup, and Temperance- XIV, which has tulips at Mercury’s feet. (from The Modern Spellcaster’s Tarot by Melanie Marquis and Scott Murphy. Published by Llewellyn).

Top left cards: Queen of Coins, featuring some flowers, and the Nine of Coins, where the lady is in a garden. (from Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti. Published by Llewellyn).

Bottom cards: Four of Wands, mainly red flowers in a sort of bazaar setting and Queen of Cups, featuring some nice blue flowers. (from the Santa Muerte Tarot by Fabio Listrani. Published by Lo Scarabeo).


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