I’m done with with buying decks for 2009! That’s it. I caved in. I bought almost everything in my wish list so I can just get it out of my system. No more waiting. No more curiosity. This Christmas, I will get a ton of decks! Woohoo! And it will be mostly Magic Realist Press products.
So yeah, The Victorian Romantic and Tarot of Prague are on their way now. I got them from the Trading Section. The Baroque Bohemian Cats, I won’t buy it, but I requested it from Pat. I gave him the link to Baba Studio’s website and he liked it too. I think he’ll get a copy for himself as well. The Fairytale Tarot and The Fantastic Menagerie are are going to be gifts from mom and dad. LOL. Yowza!
I also purchased the prototype of The Infinite Visions Tarot (a self-published deck). The pictures are so striking that I knew I had to have it. The Dark Priestess and the Dark Magician are a welcome change to me. They are warning cards. It’s very interesting… so I’m giving it a try.
There’s more… I also bought The Light and Dark decks by Bolt Cutter Design. They are limited edition of only 100 prints… and of course, my impulsive nature just didn’t think twice. It’s printed on an acid-free card stock and it’s not laminated. For others, it’s a big concern, but my usage of tarot is very light and so I’m not worried at all.
I asked the cards, why I just did what I did. And I pulled the Ace of Pentacles. I don’t read reversals, but I have a feeling that this reading is about the reversed meaning. It’s about being happy with the material and tangible aspects of life. It brings the feeling of happiness and security but to what extent? Breaking the bank? Feeling buyer’s remorse? I’m not entirely sure. But this card pertains to both the positive and negative. The positive aspect of this card is that it does give me a feeling of accomplishment (as a collector). I have to be honest. I have the collecting bug right now, and my collection is just in the beginning phase. But just after purchasing all these expensive decks… I feel content for now. I feel the grounding energy of the pentacle.
On another note, I pulled The Sun for today’s energy. I noticed that this card has some similarities with the Tarot of Marseilles. Just when I thought the Deviant Moon is based on the RWS… I’m proved wrong. I’m thinking that it’s a mix of both RWS, Marseilles and Patrick Valenza’s rendition of the tarot. We see two identical people dancing under the sun, naked. This is about being happy with one’s self. It’s about clarity, happiness, and contentment. The alternating straight and crooked rays symbolize the duality of masculine and feminine, and the integration of both. The wall acts as a protection from the outside factors that can break our contentment.
I’m amazed how this card actually reflects my feeling. I’m happy that I have a job. I’m happy that I’m healthy. I’m happy that I have someone who cares for me (and vice versa). So many things to be thankful for. And I need to keep that wall up so it can protect me. The sun’s rays are the blessings that I’m receiving everyday and I’m happy to accept them.
Deck: Deviant Moon by Patrick Valenza