Thursday, 20 August 2015

Card of the Day: 4 of Wands

Golden Tarot, Kat Black, US Games 2003
I haven't done a tarot card of the day in a long time, so I thought I'd have a go. Today I've drawn Four of Wands from Kat Black's lovely Golden Tarot (US Games 2003). It's such a beautiful deck. I just wish it weren't so slick and heavily laminated, then it would be more likely to get used. Normally I'd just sit and riffle the heck out of it, but this one has gilded edges (which I have no particular fondness for) and they hurt my hands to riffle them. There's a You Tube by Tarot Oracle showing him cutting the borders off his deck to get rid of the gilded edges, but there's no way I'm cutting the borders off this deck as I feel it ruins the images of the deck. Golden Tarot looks awful without the borders -- some decks need borders!

Anyway, this is joyous card of stability and celebration, so that's good. It suggests to me that today will be a good day at work (I'm in my other work base, the one I'm more familiar with and where I'm good friends with most of my colleagues), so I'm looking forward to that. Any tussling or confusion going on in the background will not be a problem for me today, just like the ladies in the foreground of this card. :)

5 comments:

  1. Kat Black's Golden is one of my 'top ten' decks and so lovely to see showcased here.This depiction is such a wonderful rendering of the Four of Wands and what a great card to draw for a workday!

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    1. I love this deck. It was one of the earliest I bought and I wouldn't part with it. I do forget to use it, though. :)

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  2. I'm not a fan of gilded edges either. I think they take away from the deck, in my opinion.

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    1. They just make a deck uncomfortable to handle for me, and I don't see why they're needed.

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  3. It is a lovely version of this card, though in some ways it has a bit of a Three of Cups feel...

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