Saturday, 30 November 2013

Uneasy lies the head

This week is the beautiful Golden Tarot by Kat Black (US Games, 2003). I do love this deck. It is extremely well done, made up of a collage of images from medieval and Renaissance paintings. The story is that Kat Black was fashioning a deck for herself, and decided it was worth trying to get it published. It is unashamedly RWS. I saw this deck online when I was relatively new to tarot and my only tarot decks were Osho Zen and Universal Waite Smith. That a tarot could be this beautiful was a revelation to me! I thought it was so creative and delightful, and I still find it gorgeous to look at.

Today's card is the Five of Cups. It's funny I should draw this today, because I don't feel like this within myself today. This is a card of focusing only on the negative without considering the positive. I actually feel more lively today than I did yesterday, and more hopeful. Perhaps the card shows some residual feelings from yesterday's despondent mood. Or maybe I take the role of the comforter today.

Whatever happens, I finish work today at 4.00 and when I get home I'm doing a workout!

5 comments:

  1. I saw this deck in Watkins yesterday and it reminded me that I have had it for many, many years but not really used it. I like some of the cards but they are probably busier than I would like and the printing is not so sharp - a bit pixel-y.

    However, I like this card. Especially having the supportive person behind the guy. A nice touch. It makes me consider the people we ignore when we are feeling down, which is a bigger kick up the butt than the two cups which are usually left out of view in usual 5 of Cups cards.

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    1. I like the soft focus look. But I'm not an artist. :)

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  2. It's interesting, although it's clearly very RWS, touches like the comforter, and the angel above his head if he chose to look, add different perspectives :) Also, the fact that the sad person is clearly "the boss" and yet unhappy...

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    1. Yes, which I tried to allude to in my title. :)

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