Saturday, 18 August 2018

Soul Cards 1 and 2

Soul Cards 1 and 2 by Deborah Koff-Chapin

It's so strange how often it happens where I go about my business from day to day, month to month, year to year and notice a deck but they don't call out to me to work with them at the time.  Then all of a sudden, there they are calling loud and clear and I feel this pull.  This happened to me a few weeks ago with the Soul Cards.

I've been sitting in circle off and on for around fifteen years.  More recently i've gone through a change in terms of my mediumship development process and have been spending a great deal more time in solitary meditation and connection - this is where these images are proving to be wonderful guides in themselves.   This is, yet again, more evidence of the right guide or tool making their appearance at the exact time when they are needed.

Edited to add:  Over the last few days i've noticed a surge in activity surrounding these cards on social media and with some people recording videos sharing about their love for them.  I'll not be recording my own contribution as i'm a bit camera shy but Deborah Koff-Chapin if you read this post, please accept my heartfelt thanks for sharing these images with us all.  I have joined your Facebook Group and will copy a link to this post there if I may.

Exploring the Deviant Moon Tarot: Bonding and Outcome.

Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza
I was quite surprised coming back on here to write this post how long it's been since I last wrote about my progress with the DMT.  Rather a lot has gone on in the last two months.  First of these was the final stages of planning for the TABI Conference 2018, then the conference itself which was wonderful (more about that in another post soon) and then a week long family visit from the USA hot on the heels of the conference.

A few people have asked me how i've been getting on with my process of getting to know the Deviant Moon Tarot but more importantly how i've found working through my "heebie jeebie" feelings about some of the images.  As i've mentioned previously, the "heebie jeebies" about some of the cards is what led me to selling my first copy of the deck almost two years ago.

I can honestly say that I have overcome the "heebie jeebies" (apart from one card with personal and understandable reasons which i'll go into another time).  I have developed a great fondness for the deck as a whole and really do enjoy working with it now.  One of the things that helped me was the absolutely amazing book about the Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza.   I recommend to anyone who is unsure about this deck that purchasing the book is a must - although it is a considered purchase I understand that, but well worth it.

Now those eagle-eyed among you have probably noticed on looking at the image above, that i've edged the deck.  This was the final part of the process for me and a mark of respect to the deck itself, the creator and the process we (the deck and I) undertook.  By inking the edges the deck has become mine to keep.  It's an acknowledgement of it's role in my life as a deck that I will continue to explore and which allow me to probe and understand my feelings about some life experiences which have left an impression on me.

Monday, 13 August 2018

On purchasing Tarot Wisdom, Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings by Rachel Pollack

Tarot Wisdom, Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings
by Rachel Pollack
Bedtime reading while the midnight rain gently falls outside. That was my post on Facebook and Instagram yesterday at 00:15 (yes I was still awake).  

I've seen this book popping up in various places on the internet and social media and yet it remained on my wish list.  The truth is I had a bit of a leaning tower situation next to my bed as well as one in my head, so really the thought of adding one more to it was not advised.

After a bit of a reprioritisation of books in the "to be read" pile, i've been able to finally purchase this much recommended book and to start enjoying it straight away.

I know i'm not alone in having a pile of books beside the bed and in my head and sometimes it is worthwhile to go through them and evaluate why they are there.  Some of the books in the pile were no longer of interest to me - mainly novels which had failed to grab me but which I wanted to persevere with.  Why?  Reading time is precious, so they've gone back on their way to the library.

For those interested in the mug, it's by Lisa Parker.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Exploring the Deviant Moon Tarot : The Book

The Deviant Moon Tarot book by Patrick Valenza
The Deviant Moon Tarot book arrived today.  I won't be looking through it just yet because I want to continue my work exploring each of the cards and noting my personal responses and impressions.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Exploring the Deviant Moon Tarot: Embracing the spirit of The Fool and stepping off into a curious adventure.

I may have created a little channel on Instagram and made a little video 😊

Not sure where it's taking me but i'm testing a few self imposed and limiting boundaries.

Kaleidoscope Tarot - Karen Wiederhold

Monday, 25 June 2018

Exploring The Deviant Moon Tarot

The Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza
Published by US Games Inc
I’m giving the Deviant Moon Tarot another try. 

I first bought The Deviant Moon over a year ago but sold it on after a while because I found too many of the images gave me the heebie jeebies. Of late I’ve found myself pausing to have a closer look when I’ve come across images online. (Hmmmm curious 🤔

It was a video by Mags aka The Woodland Hag on YouTube that really made me pause for thought about the love for this deck that others have and my dislike. So with Cappuccino in hand yesterday afternoon, I began my rediscovery by leafing through the cards. 

First thought was I’m really impressed by the card stock - it’s got a lovely feel to it. I don’t recall the first copy I had being like this. Second thought was yep there’s the heebie jeebies again 👹 😂

I will be doing a card by card in depth exploration to understand what it is about my gut response to this deck and what that tells/shows/teaches me. I’m looking forward to seeing how this all unfolds.

The Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza
Published by US Games Inc