What is your favorite card (both in terms of the deck’s artwork and divinatory meaning)? [ full list of questions here ]
This is a hard one because each image on the Shadowscapes deck is so beautifully done. I previously featured The Empress card because the artwork is one of my favorites. However, in terms of both artwork and divinatory meaning, that card would be the Queen of Cups.
What was the first spread you learned? [ full list of questions here ]
The very first spread I learned was the three-card spread (past, present, future). It’s still one of my favorite spreads because of it’s simplicity.
How long have you been reading the Tarot? [ full list of questions here ]
I started early this year, so about 10 months give or take. 🙂
Do you have more than one deck that you use, and, if so, do you have a favorite? If not, why do you like the deck you have chosen? [ full list of questions here ]
Currently I have two decks: the Rider Waite and the Shadowscapes tarot deck by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. My favorite is the Shadowscapes deck (no surprise there, I’m sure!). Ever since I discovered Stephanie Pui-Mun Law’s artwork for these cards I’ve been obsessed! I spent the better part of the year coveting and mooning over the artwork online, pinning them on my Pinterest board(s) etc. The artwork speaks to me unlike any other tarot deck I’ve come across.
What was your first deck and why/how did you get it? [ full list of questions here ]
My first deck was the traditional Rider-Waite deck. I purchased it around Fall of last year (2011) at an occult store. A friend and I had just finished grabbing dinner at one of our vegan favorite restaurants and I suggested we check it out. Neither of us has been there before so we spent quite a bit of time wandering up and down the aisles. There was quite a bit of things to look at and I remember a customer was getting their cards read in the back room.
I browsed through the tarot decks they had on display and decided on the R-W to use as my ‘beginner’ deck. I recall they had two versions, the standard size and a mini. I chose the standard size deck along with a couple boxes of incense. I went home that night and went through the cards one by one to get a feel for them. Over the past year I spent some of my free time shuffling cards, doing spreads for myself, and learning all I can about tarot. The R-W deck has served me well this year.