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On 7/31/2022 at 3:00 PM, Bodhiseed said:

Welcome to the DoW group, @happysquirrel and @DesertRat!❤️ The Osho Zen Tarot is an old favorite of mine. 😊

Aww, thank you so much! Much appreciated 🙏

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On 7/31/2022 at 12:58 PM, Rachelcat said:

Hi all!  We have quite a group this week!  Glad to see you all joining in!  And I'm late (of course), but better late than never!

 

This week I’ll be retrying tarot plus oracle combination readings.  I just got the Lo Scarabeo Rackham Tarot, and I already had the Duck Soup Arthur Rackham Oracle (which was a deck of the week for me last fall).  They have some of the same illustrations, so this could be interesting! 

 

The oracle has higher production values: two part box, gold edging, and it looks like more saturated color.  The tarot is a regular LS production: in a tuck box with a lwb, which I don’t mind at all.  It’s what I’m used to!

 

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First, an interview with the Rackham Tarot.

 

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Most important characteristic:  Knight of Wands

The deck is very active and energetic.  It isn’t afraid to go full tilt.  This is a female knight but she’s no demure horsewoman.  She ecstatically rides through the flames. 

 

Strength:  Chariot

This ties in with the knight.  Although this wagon is going slower and more deliberately, it’s still moving forward toward a goal.  The strength of the deck is that it’s taking me to places I might never have been before.

 

Weakness:  King of Coins

The deck’s weakness is that it doesn’t break new ground or take charge if its own physical presentation.  It is too much the same as other LS decks.  (But as I said, I like that.  Including the card stock.  I know what I’m dealing with and it’s just the right amount of bend and slipperiness!)

 

What I can learn from deck:  2 Swords

I can delight in learning something new.  Or a sense of wonder.  I’m thinking the 2 things are the baby and the kite, one on the ground, one in the air.  Reminds me of a saying about roots and wings (whatever that is . . .?)

 

How I can learn it:  4 Swords

This image is the back of this deck.  Another sword about learning!  So the deck is taking my questions literally!  I can learn about roots and wings by relaxing my mind and letting it roam in the quiet, maybe in the space between sleep and waking.

 

Outcome of our work together:  8 Coins

Another literal card, this time about working!  It might take some work, but I can figure out a way to make this deck make sense and tie together tarot and the illustrations.  This guy is reforging a sword that was broken into pieces, so it’s about joining things together.

 

I like how the reading was kind of literal, or at least apropos and easy to read!  I wonder if that will continue!  I’ll be back with today’s reading.

Oh @Rachelcat, this is truly exciting. The Rackham Oracle by DS, which I own, has been a true challenge for me.  Even a deck interview to see what was what ended up being intense.  This is somewhat funny; I use the Thoth, Barbara Walker, the Tarot of Shadows by Sklyarova. and I spent a considerable amount of time and study with the Luciferian Tarot. Yet, it is Rackam's Oracle that is the only one to this day to unsettle me, to weird me out a bit.  It is not a one sided powder- blue kitten fluffy pack of cards.  It is duality to the 9th degree. I am immensely  curious to read your posts. Thank you for bringing us along!

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I truly love this pack (despite the dangerously thin  cardstock, boo).  Center is the back of the deck.

Left is my current work situation, the right is the next step in off-the-clock real life adventure.

Quite a juxtaposition here.  Seems fitting to say the least, without divulging details.

 

What do you all think of this Forest of Enchantment deck? Some find it charming. others too "cartoony."

The book, which is nice quality and comes included, is

very well done.  I'm impressed with the info and insight they pack in there, and the different names for the suites are kind of nice.

Solid 9 out of 10 for me here. Reads well, plays well. Feels good.

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happysquirrel

One of the reasons I adore Osho Zen is that you can read it both as a Tarot, and as an oracle, it's unique I think that way. Like, "Slowing down" most of us know as a concept, but adding to that framework of the Knight of Pentacles ( stability, durability) gives it even more depth. 

That was my shadow card in the reading, at the bottom of the deck was HIgh Priestess / Inner Voice.

It's a beautiful and meaningful to me combination... Also, the way I am becoming with passing of time, not my innate extrovert and outgoing nature.

( Sun and Moon in Gemini, Scorpio Raising, Stellium in 8th House... 11th house in Virgo)))))

I like 10 Swords viewed as "Rebirth", it seems way more meaningful than the traditional 10 Swords. Like this, hopefully, something new is being born, while something old has to go.

I also like the connection between Arcanum III and creativity, and the Ace Wands ( The Source) I am always happy to see on readings, as it guarantees us enough energy and streight ( end enthusiasm! ) to carry on...

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4 hours ago, happysquirrel said:

One of the reasons I adore Osho Zen is that you can read it both as a Tarot, and as an oracle, it's unique I think that way. Like, "Slowing down" most of us know as a concept, but adding to that framework of the Knight of Pentacles ( stability, durability) gives it even more depth. 

That was my shadow card in the reading, at the bottom of the deck was HIgh Priestess / Inner Voice.

It's a beautiful and meaningful to me combination... Also, the way I am becoming with passing of time, not my innate extrovert and outgoing nature.

( Sun and Moon in Gemini, Scorpio Raising, Stellium in 8th House... 11th house in Virgo)))))

I like 10 Swords viewed as "Rebirth", it seems way more meaningful than the traditional 10 Swords. Like this, hopefully, something new is being born, while something old has to go.

I also like the connection between Arcanum III and creativity, and the Ace Wands ( The Source) I am always happy to see on readings, as it guarantees us enough energy and streight ( end enthusiasm! ) to carry on...

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That is a lovely pack of cards. I appreciate the versatility as well.

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euripides
57 minutes ago, Wyrdkiss said:

The equivalent of the queen of pentacles here, a different twist.

 

 

Challenges is Swords. Pents is Boons. 

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On 8/2/2022 at 1:35 PM, Wyrdkiss said:

 

What do you all think of this Forest of Enchantment deck? Some find it charming. others too "cartoony."

 

 

 

I totally adore this deck. Lunea Weatherstone's writing is full of such insight and wisdom, and the art is just wonderful. I find it really helpful. I'm not normally into folksy things, but this connects with childhood fairy stories and traditional tales in a really rich and meaningful way. The thin stock is a bit of a problem - I'll probably see if I can buy an extra deck so I always have a copy.

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4 hours ago, euripides said:

 

I totally adore this deck. Lunea Weatherstone's writing is full of such insight and wisdom, and the art is just wonderful. I find it really helpful. I'm not normally into folksy things, but this connects with childhood fairy stories and traditional tales in a really rich and meaningful way. The thin stock is a bit of a problem - I'll probably see if I can buy an extra deck so I always have a copy.

Agreed on the immersive dive into childhood like, folksy imagery.  It truly is one of the best included LWB booklets in any tarot I own.  A second copy is never a bad idea, I do the same thing.  

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happysquirrel
8 hours ago, Wyrdkiss said:

The equivalent of the queen of pentacles here, a different twist.

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What a breathtaking artwork! 😍

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DesertRat
On 8/1/2022 at 8:35 PM, Wyrdkiss said:

What do you all think of this Forest of Enchantment deck? Some find it charming. others too "cartoony."

The book, which is nice quality and comes included, is

very well done.  I'm impressed with the info and insight they pack in there, and the different names for the suites are kind of nice.

Solid 9 out of 10 for me here. Reads well, plays well. Feels good.

Enchantment Duality.jpg

 

I dismissed this deck out of hand when I first saw it. I'm now not sure why. Is it very story related? (ie, are the images scenes from stories or fairytales?) If so that generally puts me off since I have to learn all the stories I'm not familiar with in order to adequately use the deck. But I would love @Wyrdkiss to see more of the cards if you feel so inclined to post. I am a fan of a well done guidebook.

 

 

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DesertRat
7 hours ago, euripides said:

 

Challenges is Swords. Pents is Boons. 

 

Oh now that makes more sense to me. She just screams Queen of Swords.

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DesertRat
16 hours ago, happysquirrel said:

One of the reasons I adore Osho Zen is that you can read it both as a Tarot, and as an oracle, it's unique I think that way. Like, "Slowing down" most of us know as a concept, but adding to that framework of the Knight of Pentacles ( stability, durability) gives it even more depth. 

That was my shadow card in the reading, at the bottom of the deck was HIgh Priestess / Inner Voice.

It's a beautiful and meaningful to me combination... Also, the way I am becoming with passing of time, not my innate extrovert and outgoing nature.

( Sun and Moon in Gemini, Scorpio Raising, Stellium in 8th House... 11th house in Virgo)))))

I like 10 Swords viewed as "Rebirth", it seems way more meaningful than the traditional 10 Swords. Like this, hopefully, something new is being born, while something old has to go.

I also like the connection between Arcanum III and creativity, and the Ace Wands ( The Source) I am always happy to see on readings, as it guarantees us enough energy and streight ( end enthusiasm! ) to carry on...

20220802_232323.jpg

 

I wanted to love the Osho Zen, I really did. It possesses card of great beauty. But it has some cards that I found very jarring of off-putting and I could not get past those.😥

I just don't do well outside my comfort zone. But it is a well-loved deck for many people and you seem to have developed a strong connection with it.

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happysquirrel
2 hours ago, DesertRat said:

 

I wanted to love the Osho Zen, I really did. It possesses card of great beauty. But it has some cards that I found very jarring of off-putting and I could not get past those.😥

I just don't do well outside my comfort zone. But it is a well-loved deck for many people and you seem to have developed a strong connection with it.

Oh, but is normal! It's not only matter of taste, with decks it's a special connection. But, I get personally offended when someone dislikes Magical Forest 😡😂

 

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DesertRat
13 minutes ago, happysquirrel said:

 But, I get personally offended when someone dislikes Magical Forest 😡😂

 

 

Oh.  Hmmm. Only a dirty Rat could not like the Magical Forest. Lalala. 😳

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10 hours ago, DesertRat said:

 

I dismissed this deck out of hand when I first saw it. I'm now not sure why. Is it very story related? (ie, are the images scenes from stories or fairytales?) If so that generally puts me off since I have to learn all the stories I'm not familiar with in order to adequately use the deck. But I would love @Wyrdkiss to see more of the cards if you feel so inclined to post. I am a fan of a well done guidebook.

 

 

Greetings,

 

No, thankfully, the numbers of each suite are roughly categorized by states in the journey of life experiences.

Each card is not dependent on a story to memorize or follow --- and the messages in the book seem to often deeply correlate with 

my inquiry.

The symbolism and action within the card art is also wonderful for generating reading direction.

I'll post more pics soon -- going to find my fav cards.

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