There is a small thrift shop near here and the spouse spotted some boxes in the window so we went in. I nabbed a small 1.5 inch round box with a picture of seagulls and some three dimensional shells on the lid for $1. A perfect reflection of our new home by the sea.
Then we saw this one for $5 which had the depth to fit the new Byzantine Tarot, so I bought it.
In picking a card today I chose one with colours that complemented this box and got…
SEVEN STAFFS (Seven of Wands)
He is properly grinding up the mountain successfully after a long struggle, which as always reminds me of my struggle to find a home. We are going to a house viewing this week and the reversal of this card suggests being paralyzed by indecision so much that you can’t find the way forward. That’s often the way I feel, particularly with a huge purchase like this and the fixer upper I’m going to see.
Now, see this box is a little big…normally I would make the deck a tuckbox to snug it in there, but if anyone has another suggestion, please comment. I suppose I could make it a cloth bag to take up some extra room and keep the cards safe. I don’t have any materials with me though, but there is a quilt shop near here with fabric, thread, and needles, I could buy two fat quarters and hand sew the deck a lined bag with a flap. Oh, but then I’d need a thimble too–more expense!
I’ll think on that for a bit.