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Deck of The Weeek: Sign-up Thread: Week 156 : July 4 - July 10

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This thread is for those who would like to work through their collection of decks.  Each week we will be picking a deck (or desks) to work with for the week.


Anyone is welcome. Please join us!      The only rules we have are the Tarot Tea & Me rules; be respectful to each other.    


You can drop in and out time and real life permitting.   New to tarot?  Long time reader?   Come on in.  


1. Please post with your chosen deck for the week.


2. Chat away about your deck, how you're finding it etc.




1. VGimlet - Oriens Tarot Deck

2. Flaxen - Wild Unknown Archetypes and the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot

3. Mi-shell - African-American Tarot and Greenwood

4. Amberjune - Spiral Tarot by Kay Steventon and the Oracle of the Shapeshifters

5. Madame Squee - Queen Alice Tarot

6. AJ-ish/Sharyn - Medicine Cards

7. Bodhiseed - Tarot in de Herstelde Orde and  Oracle of Kabbalah

8. Sace - Pagan Cats mini




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I'll be using the Oriens Tarot deck this week. 


Edmund Dulac was a pretty art deck, and more readable than most, but I was glad to move on (and I even switched a day early - I'd had enough time with Edmund.)


Waiting for summer weather to start - Seattle summer doesn't generally start until after July 4 - once in awhile it's early, but mostly not.    However, the fireworks ARE starting early, the last two weeks every single night and afternoon there is something.  Luckily my dogs are all pretty "meh".  Even the Aussie, finally.

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I will be doing one more week with the African American Tarot as a study project, but also doing my Full Moon reading with the Greenwood.

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Thank you for the new thread @VGimlet.

We've had sweltering weather with occasional thunder and rainbows. But the weekend should remain dry and I am looking forward to some hiking. 


This round I'll be using the Spiral Tarot by Kay Steventon and the Oracle of the Shapeshifters by Lucy Cavendish and illustrated by Jasmine Becket-Griffith.


Happy week and happy eclipse !

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Hello everyone! Gregory gifted me the Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson, and the companion book via ebay awaits at the post office box, so that my deck this week. 


thanks vg. 

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This week I'll be using the Tarot in de Herstelde Orde (Tarot in Restored Order), created by Rob Docters van Leeuwen and Onno Docters van Leeuwen; it was published by Servire. The second deck I'll be drawing from is the Oracle of Kabbalah, a deck and book set created by Richard Seidman and published by Thomas Dunne Books. As an added resource, I'll be using The Hebrew Letters by Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh. Today's draws are the Knight of Swords and Dalet:


 Dalet painting by Dani Antman


In our world, there are people who act as philosophers (who like to investigate and discuss the truth), judges (who slice away deception so that truth is clearly seen), and knights (who defend and uphold the truth). Knights of the Sword are moved to action, especially where righting wrongs are concerned. These are the folks who risk bodily harm, loss of freedom, and insults to their character to protest and work for change. Thank goodness for their courage; their actions are often what wake others from their complacent cocoons. Dalet means 'door,' and Ginsburgh suggests it represents a sense of selflessness that comes from recognizing that none of us permanently possesses anything. The door of Dalet is the gateway to humility. Through it, we find kinship with others rather than focusing on the things that separate us. The selfless courage of this Knight, idealistic and impulsive as he might be, is based in the belief that everyone deserves a fair shake at life.

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Thanks for the thread @VGimlet. I will continue to use my Pagan Cats mini deck. I really have to stop reading and start actually using them! My goal is to pull and read at least one card a day. I'm not sure I'm ready for anything more than 1 card at a time. 


ETA- an added benefit of this deck is size. I can shuffle it in a traditional card manner, unlike most tarot decks which are a little too large for my hands. 

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I did 7 readings with the Greenwood and 2 with the Medicine Cards over the weekend.....

With the Zoom thing I never quite know, how to hold up my cards, so they are in focus, but it helps, when the sitter draws her own cards from her own deck, tells me, what he or she drew and then I pull the card out of my deck and I/ we interpret......

Most of my sitters from the States are downright scarrrrrred!


Today however, I again have time to continue my African American Tarot explorations. 

I have several books to read up on the gods, Spirits and legends:



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On 7/5/2020 at 8:55 AM, Bodhiseed said:

As an added resource, I'll be using The Hebrew Letters by Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh.

Another book that you may be interested in (or already know about) is The Energy of Hebrew Letters by Rav Berg.

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My exploration of the Queen Alice Tarot began with the construction of the LWB per Dame Darcy's instructions. I like it. The cards are glossier than I anticipated, but I like that, too. They feel impervious to chocolate or pizza. I actually ate lunch in front of a spread yesterday. The lively, colorful artwork holds my attention and allows my imagination to wander. In the three cards below, I see a person who tends towards emotional instability. At this time, he believes that he has been betrayed by a secret enemy. However, things are not what they appear to be, and the King of Cups is not able to see the reality of his situation. Looking for more information, I turned the deck over to reveal the Queen of Wands at the bottom. I conclude that she is the target of his grievances. My advice to the King of Cups is that he must accept things as they are and understand that retribution towards her for his distorted view of the situation will exacerbate it. Step back. Walk away. She's more clever than you, Sir. 




QA 3 card spread.jpg

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