Posts tagged centennial smith-waite
How do I Choose which Deck to Use?

One of the most frequent questions I get, whether I'm doing online or offline readings, is about deck choice. Clients, especially those outside the tarot community who don't know about the plethora of artwork and independently produced decks, typically go to a tarot reading expecting a classic like the Rider Waite-Smith. So when they're presented with cards that don't have a "scary Devil" or esoteric symbolism that may appear sinister or super mysterious, they're instantly intrigued.

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Accomplishment: The World

When I started this Major Arcana series, I thought it would be a fun idea to move through the Fool's Journey one card at a time, one week at a time. Now that I've reached the final card, I can honestly say that while it was fun for a while, it was not a walk in the park! I felt like it was taking forever and it made me incredibly restless at times, with certain cards I felt like I had absolutely nothing to say, and many times, writing the series felt like a huge chore. But I barreled through it and hey, I'M DONE. I am totally feeling The World vibes right now.

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What You Don't See Coming: The Tower

I am unapologetically disappointed every time this card pops up in readings I do for myself (and I find myself blameless here!). One of the most "feared" cards of the Major Arcana, The Tower is the inferno of unexpected sh*ttiness that comes to surprise us and smack us in the head every now and again. It's not all bad though (… she tells herself). While it can be a struggle to find the silver lining from this shadowy card, I assure you, it's there.

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