I’m sure it’s kind of clear to some people on the Internet and, possibly, clearer in real life; I’m a little bit of a hippy. I’m very much a believer in A LOT of things because I’m someone who likes to give the universe the benefit of the doubt. It’s kind of a HUGE place so why not keep an open mind?
I’ve been really inspired and spurred on by my online friend Jessica [of Foolish Oats nameage on Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and Snapchat, not to mention her own blog] who has recently been showing her tarot spread and talking about her beliefs in life [could I gush anymore? Sorry! She’s just really cool, ok?]. I have had a tarot deck before… like all of my other personal effects the deck is boxed away. I haven’t used it in such a long time, though, and I was looking to broaden my tarot interests and learn a little bit more about it.
I can imagine there are some of you who may be rolling your eyes. That’s ok, I don’t mind that you think this is a little silly. I, for one, think that it’s a really nice way to connect with your inner self; the spiritual part that you may lock away but feel closer to when you’re sitting in a park or by the ocean. It’s hard to put into words why I feel tarot cards are helpful. Hopefully if you believe in it you’ll just get what I’m saying!
When I got home from work the other day I found my boyfriend had gotten me two extra birthday presents; two new tarot decks I’d been eyeing up.
Firstly there is The Hermetic Tarot deck which is a beautiful black and white deck. Without overloading you with information it’s part of the Golden Dawn tarot deck; created by an organisation who studied the occult in the 19th century. It’s a deck which aims to help with spiritual development. I have yet to read up on it fully and I haven’t yet used it but it’s a wonderfully detailed set of cards which really pique my interest!
The second deck I got was the Thoth deck. I know very little about this deck other than the cards are full of bright images which hold reference to Egyptian mythology [Thoth being the Egyptian God of knowledge, magic, science etc]. From a little bit of quick reading the creator of the deck was also involved in the Order of the Golden Dawn before he moved to the Ordo Templi Orientis; a German occult group. I kind of can’t wait to learn more about it!
The funny/spooky thing is that with each of these decks I split them at random and got The Universe both times… This is not a drill.
Can’t wait to do a reading with both decks to see how they differ with imagery and interpretation.
I’ll keep you posted on my Tarot adventures!