I’ve made the decision to go back and use a favourite deck intensively for a while.
In my foray of trying out a different deck every week I really learnt what type of deck suits me and which are best left as collectors items. It has meant that I have became far less likely to jump on the latest releases thanks to enthusiastic gushing of others. My bank balance is also quite thankful. 🙂 I’ve been craving time with just one deck for a long time – the weekly deck-hopping just wasn’t satisfying me anymore. Enter Dame Fortune’s Wheel!
Regular readers will remember how much I enjoyed using Dame Fortune’s Wheel created by Paul Huson and published by Lo Scarabeo. It is based on Etteilla’s meanings rather than RWS/Golden Dawn and that is very appealing at the moment. So I’m afraid there won’t be much variety here for a while – at least until the Spring Equinox – but I’m looking forward to delving deeper with this little gem.
The Moon – Ten of Batons – Knight of Coins
My eye is immediately drawn to the snake in the centre who is curled round the tree but looks ready to strike and protect what is his. It is a card which warns of cheating. Someone is planning a ruse and all is not quite as it may seem. There is a little hint of hypocrisy. The way he is curled round the tree makes me think that this snake is acting out of self-interest and wants to protect what is his.
The Moon brings an increase but can also indicate that something is hidden in the half-light. A time of growth approaches but something else lurks. It seems that this snake is what is hiding in the shadows – he acts as a second warning that something is ‘false’, things are not as they may appear. With the moon, I’m inclined to think that it is my perceptions which are false or that I’m being false to protect something which is important to me.
The Knight of Coins brings something useful, an advantage of some sort. It is this which the snake would like to protect.
Overall, there is a message of a time of increase and something advantageous coming my way. However, there is a falseness to it – whether this is a hidden pitfall to what seems positive on the surface or a need to be sly and false myself to protect it, might be too early to say.
Image copyright 2007 Paul Huson, 2008 Lo Scarabeo