I was getting ready to rotate my deck again and it was causing me some concern. Lately, I haven’t really felt the need to give myself regular readings as I’m in a state of upheaval. Most of my recent readings have been basically saying the same things. This left me with a bit of a dilemma- if I change my deck again, what am I going to do with it other than look at it and feel guilty that I’m not giving it any attention? 🙂
Thankfully, I made a great purchase recently which is blowing those cobwebs away. ‘The Tarot Playbook’ by Lynda Cowles (of Tarotchest) is a fantastic book for just allowing you to spend time getting to know a deck without feeling burdened by having to do a reading. In fact, many of the suggested activities do involve reading cards but in such a way it doesn’t feel too onerous. This approach is just what I need at the moment.
Yesterday evening I got out my Silicon Dawn deck (which was love at first sight when I got it) and went through a couple of activities with it. My favourite one so far is called ‘Build your own Superhero’. Part of it is shown here:
What is the superhero’s superpower? The Emperor
This superhero has some incredible powers. He wears a mask which allows him to see in a different direction. He channels electricity which is used to deadly effect with his sword, electrocuting his enemies. He also has incredible extendible legs.
What is their secret vulnerability? 3 of Swords
Unfortunately, our superhero has severe masochistic tendencies when in the presence of ostrich eggs. They create a kind of mind fog which makes him turn his sword on himself.
Who is his archenemy? Page of Pentacles (Wands in other decks)
His enemy hides behind the facade of an innocent child but inside lurks the greatest criminal brain the world has ever known. Constantly hatching schemes to destroy the planet, e.g. through genetically engineered dragons using dinosaur dna. A formidable temper, doesn’t like to be crossed one little bit.
It is a gem of a book – highly recommended if you don’t mind tongue-in-cheek, irreverent humour where tarot is concerned!