I know… it’s been a long time (again), but now I’ve finished studies, Vitus has been moved to a much better (and cheaper) place, I got my dream job and everything else is wonderful. Yay!
I just signed up for a Mystery School (The House of Life, run by the lovely Naomi Ozaniec). We’ll be studying Kabbalah and also it’s ”connections” to the tarot. For that I’ll be using my beloved Thoth deck; first and foremost because it’s the deck with the most appropriate symbolism for this use, but also because it’s one of the only decks I know I can stand to be looking at for a very long period.
So… since I’d already been using the Thoth for several months *insert angel smiley*, I thought I’d earned the right to buy a new deck.
I’d just found the blog owned by Kafka’s Ghost (http://kafkasghoststudiestarot.wordpress.com/), saw her posts on the Universal Fantasy deck… and fell in love (with the deck, not… never mind!). Of course I had to order it (this is where I admit that I had it a couple of years ago, where I decided it wasn’t for me and traded it… sigh! Don’t ask me what’s happened… I love it now).
ANYWAY, it just arrived in mail and after a thorough shuffle I did a New Deck Interview reading:
1. What will you teach me?
2. What shall I give to you?
3. How will we work together?
At first I had problems understanding the message of the 10 Wands, but after consulting the LWB (which isn’t good for all cards, but definitely makes sense here) I see that it’s about being able to focus on goal no matter if you’re distracted by other (heavy) things. I’d like to learn that, dear deck!!!
The 3 Cups tells me that I have to Free Myself to get the fullest of this deck. I think it’s about letting the images speak to me instead of constantly trying to make them fit, what I already think they should mean.
The Page of Cups… what a beautiful partnership this can be, huh? I guess, I’m the fish. :D