Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Deck Interview - Tarot of the Sweet Twilight
This was the most interesting deck interview spread that I have done. The deck is the Tarot of the Sweet Twilight.
This deck is one that I've been on the fence about ever since I got it. I saw a few of the cards on Aeclectic Tarot and I was drawn to the deck. I ordered it from Amazon, and I just didn't click with the deck the way I thought I would once I had it in my hands.
I'm not sure what the problem is - the art is very nice, and there are many cards I absolutely love, but there are just as many that I feel no connection to, and that isn't what you want from a tarot deck. I attempted doing an intensive deck study with it, and realized (after making it through the entire Major Arcana) that I was never going to relate to this deck the way I thought I would.
The deck interview pretty much confirmed my thoughts!
The Knight of Wands represents the most important characteristics of this deck. I can easily see that this deck is all about change/adaptability and has a sense of humour. The Knight of Wands confirmed it!
The 9 of Cups represents the strengths of this deck. It is truly an uplifting and hopeful deck. Even the darker cards do not appear as dreary as they do in some decks. While this may be a strength of the deck, I prefer the realism of other decks.
The 5 of Cups represents the limits of this deck. This depicts exactly how I feel about this deck...Kind of 'middle of the road'...I like some of the cards, dislike others. It's hard to decide whether the cup is half empty or half full with this deck. It can be disappointing at times, and I find it lacking in communication skills - simply because of the lack of connection.
The Fool represents what this deck is here to teach me. That makes sense. It's telling me to be myself. I don't have to love it, I just have to do what makes me happy.
The 8 of Pentacles represents how I can best learn from / collaborate with this deck. I should use it only when I need a change - something new to work with.
The Hanged Man represents the potential outcome of our working relationship...Now how's that for an answer? Lessons learned, deck shopping/choosing re-evaluated...