Time to try something new. New for me anyway. I tend to be an intensely private person, to a point of contention in my relationship, so posting a public journal is out there for me. The major theme of this blog will be my study and acquisition of tarots. It's been nearly 15 years since I purchased my first tarot deck, although I really couldn't say when I first became aware and interested in the subject. Since then I have amassed a collection that now numbers over 300 tarots and some 50 other decks in the form of oracles, games, trading cards, etc. Only a small fraction of those have been reading decks for me, and in the past few years I find myself primarily reading with just one deck, the small, simple, yet very special Hanson-Roberts Tarot (c) 1984 U.S. Games Systems, Inc. Why? It's easy to shuffle because of the size, the card backs are pretty, and the close-ups make it easier to connect with the people depicted and get what's going on.
I suppose I should kick this off with a draw, so what does the tarot have to say to me right now re: this blog? Page of Cups. The page is a student, someone beginning to develop her empathic abilities. This page wears her heart on her sleeve in the form of a brooch, similar to the vulnerability I feel putting my thoughts on a public space. She has a fish in her cup which represents imagination, I imagine that I will begin writing a little more, perhaps developing some of my readings into creative short stories. A large wave breaks in the background, suggesting the risk of being swept away. So far she has managed to stay dry. I do wonder why her left hand appears disproportionately large.
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