It’s the 3rd round of the #tarotthursdaythree challenge/practice. First time I make it on time! Today’s questions are by Ania, you can check out her blog here.
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 feel that there are so many tarot decks out there already, I can’t think of any one theme that is missing, or that I would be interested in making. But, I have created an oracle deck before. It was simple, in the art department, I used icons from Creative Commons. I printed it for myself and used it a few times. I should really use it more often. I was actually thinking of doing a short YouTube video to show that deck and talk about how I made it and why I made it. It is a technology inspired deck that uses technology symbols that we are all familiar with, and I give them a spiritual meaning, because why not?! And also I have an interest (fascination) with technology and artificial intelligence.
2. How do you feel about the Celtic Cross spread?
I can’t say I have many feeling about the CC spread. I have tried it twice, right after I bought my first deck, the Universal Rider Waite, because it came with a poster with the spread on it, so I did a reading for my hubby and a few weeks after a reading for my sister-in-law. Surprisingly they were very accurate, I just went by the guidebook description of the cards since I didn’t know any of the meanings. I must say I have never used it again, and never felt drawn to using it. It is long and complicated in my opinion, I stick to 3-5 card spreads.
3. If you could have any deck in the whole world (that you do not already), which one would you pick and why?
I’m having trouble picking a deck, and it’s not because I don’t have a wish list! I do, and it’s long, and changes often hehe. I can’t say I want any super expensive or rare decks, well except maybe the Tarot de Marseilles by Alexander Andreev, which costs $5,000 because it is made with gold, and is painted with ink made from precious jewels! But more realistically I would like the Gaian Tarot, the first edition, because I don’t like the borders on the mass-produced version.
I’m really enjoying reading everyone’s blog posts! I love that we are sharing about decks and tarot, and also that it has us writing! Thank you Julia!