I received Steve Bright’s Spirit Within Tarot today. I don’t think I’ve bought a Schiffer deck since they used to package them in the huge, long boxes. (Oops, someone reminded me that the Ostara Tarot is also published by Schiffer and I just got that. It has these horrible cardboard bumpers that fall about when taking the deck in and out of the double well in the box.) I much prefer the way this deck came in a deep box with a ribbon tab for opening, and the cards secure inside with no funny wells or wells that have removable card around them, thank goodness. I also like the layout in the book and the colour thumbnails of the cards.
I took them to the dining table so I could really spread out and sort them into piles and then put the cards together for a draw.
THE HIGH PRIESTESS
Oh she looks so pulled together and analytic here, and yet there is a screen and water behind her. Perhaps when you really tune in it’s better than mental analysis because you simply know, the screen becomes lacy, you can smell the water, feel?
I decided to root around in my postcard boxes and came up with a small notecard, almost the same size of the card, that went with the card in my mind. Shells and water and hidden aspects, the nacre on the inside peeking out, smooth and polished, hints and tints of colour like you might see through a screen.
If you feel something is wrong or a person is not right, then pay attention. I also think of inner thoughts, protecting them, staying unto myself for a bit might be called for.
“Not all battles are won through force”, I like that. Serene is the way.