#TarotPerspective – Day 7

8 of Pentacles The Shadowscapes Tarot, The Wild Unknown, The Smith Tarot

8 of Pentacles The Shadowscapes Tarot, The Wild Unknown, The Smith Tarot

spider-web-615272_960_720Resourcefulness, craftspersonship, learning a new trade or skill, job growth, being cunning and crafty, understanding your audience or market.

It is interesting to me that two of these decks have spiders as their central theme. The resourceful and skilled web builder on her silken strand.

There is a careful and planned cycle to the movements of a spider. I wonder if young spiders building their fist web have a lot of trial and error before they get it right?

Intro | Day 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |

#TarotPerspective – Day 6

4 of Wands The Shadowscapes Tarot, The Wild Unkown Tarot, The Smith Tarot
4 of Wands The Shadowscapes Tarot, The Wild Unkown Tarot, The Smith Tarot

Merriment, parties, friendship, this is the card I set out on my altar on Beltane.

I live how the colors flow in the Shadowscapes version of this card.

Intro | Day 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

#TarotPerspective – Day 2

Queen of Swords From the Shadowscapes Tarot, The Wild Unknown Tarot, and The Smith Tarot
Queen of Swords From the Shadowscapes Tarot, The Wild Unknown Tarot, and The Smith Tarot

Court cards, much like minors, are a set of cards I feel like I need to sit with still. Today I drew my card.

By my card I mean I am a Libra. I’m an extra Libra Libra. My Sun and Moon are both in Libra. My rising sign is Gemini. I have so much air in my chart it is unreal.

That said I’ve used this card (begrudgingly due to the very gendered nature of the court cards) as my signifier in readings.

I want to break out a few things about this court card.

The suit of Swords is the element of Air.

This is the suit of action, change, intellect, logic, and strategy. In the shadows, the suit also represents rash decisions, judgement, and abuse.

Queens embody the whole range of the suit. They channel all of the power of the suit and wield the weaknesses of the suit as advantages.

There are some differences between the art in the three cards I pulled today.

The Shadowscapes Tarot queen looks like her sword is the moon. The watercolor is very muted and reads to me as subtle but wise. She is surrounded by birds and crocus. She bears a heron on her shoulder and has a winged cloak. She is looking into the future and is cast in profile. Her garb is flowy and light purple. This card evokes the priestess for me. A woman who is wise and understanding. I picture this queen as in the mother stage of her life.

The wild unknown is a white owl perched on a sword hilt. The owl looks towards the viewer with squinted eyes. I read this as very judgmental. This deck labels the card the “mother” instead of “Queen”. This is the look of the mother asking why you were out late and didn’t wipe your shoes on the way in. They want the best for you but may be too direct.

The Smith Tarot pictures a woman in profile seated. She holds a sword in one hand and the other is outstretched in peace, this creates an interesting juxtaposition with the sword. She is crowned. This evokes the act of judging as well for me. The pictured queen may be in the mother stage of her life as well. She is cloaked in a heavy cloak and wears a flowy white robe. The clouds in the background are very subtle in reminding you of the element of Air.

Intro | Day 1 | 2 |

#TarotPerspective – Day 0

Patrick (@inthe78cards [Youtube] [Instagram]) and Kelly (@TheTruthinStory [Youtube] [Instagram]) are running an August Tarot Experience they are calling #TarotPerspective.

The idea is that you draw a daily card each day during August and while working on what that means for you you find that card in two other decks. You then use those three cards to sit with the ideas that card represents in your day.

Here is their intro Video.

Kelly also did an intro video found here. Patrick’s intro video is here.

Deck Choices (left to right) The Wild Wood Tarot, The Wild Unknown, The Smith-Rider-Waite

Tarot Perspecitve – Day 0 Deck Choices (left to right) The Wild Wood Tarot, The Wild Unknown, The Smith-Rider-Waite

I am excited for this experience. I have pre sorted the Wild Wood Tarot and the Smith deck to be in order so that I can easily find the matching card from The Wild Unknown. I have the book for the Wild Wood Tarot handy (as I have not used it much). It is possible I will switch the Smith deck out after a few days as I am a bit undecided about it being involved.

I am going to try and post the draw to Instagram in the morning and then post a blog post in the evening. It is likely I will do some days two at a time in order to give myself a breather. This will likely happen if I pull a card I have sat with at length before.

Only time will tell.