When and where did you give your first reading? [ full list of questions here ]
My first reading (for myself) was back in early February at home when I was able to free up some time for myself (which is kind of hard when you’ve a rambunctious toddler around!).
I have not given readings for friends as they didn’t even know I read cards up until recently. In the beginning, I didn’t want to take questions and such when I wasn’t sure what I was doing yet.
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. 🙂
Please describe briefly how you practice your path. (full list of questions here)
Currently, I do not have a set structure for my practice. However, I do observe certain Wheel of the Year sabbats/holidays (even though I’m not Wiccan). What I have done is set up sacred space in my home dedicated to the things I love and hold dear: the sea, the stars and the moon. I like to think I practice my path by doing what I love to do; by being creative (drawing, reading, writing), being attune to and observing the changing seasons, by being grateful for and appreciating nature, living by the sea, and life in general.
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.
What introduced you to/got you involved in Tarot? [ full list of questions here ]
My first ever experience with tarot was when I was in my early 20s. It was about the same time I had begun to research/learn about witchcraft (and paganism in general). I became familiar with the history of tarot and remained intrigued by it, but I did not feel confident enough to go out and purchase a deck/do readings for myself. Fast forward to late-summer/early-Fall of last year (2011) I began to get back into witchcraft and my interest in tarot was renewed ten-fold.