This is my first time participating in #tarotthursdaythree, “weekly prompts for mystical bloggers,” created by my wonderful friend, Julia, @spiralseatarot on Instagram! These questions were contributed by Ania, @tarotbyania ~ and I’m excited to answer them.
1. If you could design your own Tarot deck and have it mass-produced, what theme would it have and what would it look like overall?
I actually thought about this recently when I had the idea that I would love to make a Tarot deck using black-and-white photography (well-known, not my own). Sort of like Art of Life Tarot uses art pieces to interpret the archetypes of each card, but perhaps not with quotes like Art of Life does, just with black-and-white photos. The Court Cards would have portrait photos. Oooh talking about this makes me want to start collecting the photos and putting it together! After my oracle deck is made, maybe I will start. I suppose I need to get the rights to the photos though? I’m not sure how that works.
2. How do you feel about the Celtic Cross spread?
Again, a relevant question for me … I was just writing to a friend and asked her what spread positions she uses for the Celtic Cross, because I know she likes to use that spread. I’ve never actually done a Celtic Cross reading! I’ve never been sure on the positions; I know I can just google it, but I never did. I think, from what my friend describes, it sounds really interesting and like it gives a well-rounded reading.
3. If you could have any deck in the whole world (that you do not already), which one would you pick and why?
Well, I would say Dark Days Tarot by Wren McMurdo, because it’s so creative and unique and beautifully illustrated, and it has great diversity and divine feminine energy … but I backed that on Kickstarter, and I will be receiving it in the spring, so that might count as having it already. So just because wishing for decks is fun, I’ll say the next on my list would be … oooh I think Circo Tarot! It really speaks to a vibrant, silly, imaginative, and somewhat odd part of my inner child. Usually, a certain card from a deck grips me, and I fall in love and must have the deck even just for that one card, sort of like what happens with that one song you can’t stop listening to on repeat that makes you check out the rest of the album. Anyway, for me with Circo Tarot, it’s The Chariot.