Tarot Deck Interview Spread
The other week I got my first tarot deck in the mail -- the Golden Thread Tarot. It's extremely beautiful and if you're not familiar I recommend checking out the creator's website and free app here.
Sitting down with the deck for a few calm shuffles and some examination of the cards, I decided to do an interview with my new deck to see what's in store for my 'relationship' with the cards.
Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic?
Queen of Pentacles.
A nurturing and practical figure. The Queen balances work, life, and love to keep her home flourishing and secure. The Queen is compassionate, but also down to earth and a staunch realist. I believe that this means the deck is ready to help me sort out the worldly concerns of my life (financial, skills, the home), but isn't afraid to force me out of my own head and demand I stop dreaming and start doing.
What are your strengths as a deck?
Page of Pentacles
I see this as a card of developing skills, learning, beginning the journey to a greater understanding of the world, your place in it, and how you can use your skills practically. Very close to the Queen, perhaps they see me in this role, teaching me to understand my own goals and manifesting them.
What are your limits as a deck?
7 of Swords
A turning point. So this deck is a liar, or at the very least, sneaky. I feel as though this means that we're in for challenging readings, a lot of clarification that won't be found, perhaps something misleading here and there. With the cards strengths it seems to me that this deck is much more grounded than me, and with this weakness it could indicate that we may struggle to be honest with each other or understand one another. In addition, like the Queen, I believe this card indicates that the deck feels independent from me.
What are you here to teach me?
8 of Pentacles
Mastery, routine, skill. I'm so often locked in my own head and this deck is here to drag me down to earth and make me consider reality as it lays in front of me.
How can I best learn and collaborate with you?
Dramatic. But it's telling me to not be afraid of change and to accept it readily. Hard lessons are inbound and in order to strive for my goals I need to be prepared for change, transformation. Perhaps the deck (who I'm already reading as a stern figure) is telling me that the changes have come already and I need to let go of my head-in-the-clouds tendencies and face the music.
What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?
Big changes, challenging ones, and not ones I want to hear or ones I should expect. Even if I'm prepared for the changes, the world is bigger than I am and nothing can prepare me for everything. Even the deck seems to have a sly role in this, with a bit of deceipt. But I appreciate this little bit of honesty and won't let it scare me.
I see a figure that is, in many ways, the opposite of me. Pragmatic, down-to-earth, maybe even a bit dry. The deck told me at the start that it is compassionate, nurturing, prepared to help and build something beautiful. But then it told me in so many ways that it will not be easy and it will demand a lot of me.
I see a stern figure that isn't going to put up with my bullshit or spoon-feed me easy answers. I like that. I felt a bit of a turn in my gut with the last two cards (who wouldn't?) but I see them now as a way of telling me that if I'm going to get anything done with the deck or with my life, I need to be serious about it, and be ready for whatever comes. I respect that.