Happy Monday everyone! This is the last Tarot 101 post for awhile. I started this series because I wanted a record of what I was learning and I wanted anybody that was also new to tarot to have a relatable source to find information. I haven’t covered EVERY little thing you should know starting off because as you should know by reading, I’m new too, I simply don’t know everything but I still wanted to help people.
Today’s post is about interviewing your deck. Getting to know your deck is the best way for a reader to connect with a new deck and let the deck connect with you. You should always do this when getting a new deck or when picking up an old deck. Unfortunately I didn’t know that interviewing a deck was a thing when I first purchased The Wild Unknown tarot deck. However, I just purchased the Tarot Apokolypsis by Kim Huggens and Erik C. Dunne and I wanted to share my interview with this deck with you guys. The spread I used is from Little Red Tarot, which has been such a great resouce for me beginning my journey with the cards. There is no right or wrong way to do a interview spread. Lay your cards out however you wish, do whatever feels right for you. I wanted to go with something simple for my first interview. Let’s get into it.
1. What is your most important characteristic?
2. What is your strength as a deck?
3. What are your limits as a deck?
4. What are you here to teach me?
5. How Can I best learn and collaborate with you?
6. What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?
What is your most important characteristic?
For this question we see Justice. I feel this deck wants to be used for important decision making. The justice card represents fairness and balance. This deck will not always show me what I want to hear but what I NEED to hear.
What is your strength as a deck?
I feel like this is speaking directly to the fact that I bought this deck to learn more with and take my tarot studies up a notch. However, I’m super competitive and so sometimes I go way too hard trying to learn or be better. That’s a good thing but this deck is telling me, relax girl, take it easy.
What are your limits as a deck?
This one was kind of hard for me to interpret at first because The Hermit card represents self discovery and looking within yourself for the answers. After thinking about it, it makes perfect sense why this would be the limits of this deck. The tarot does not tell you what to think or how to feel, it only tells you to trust the feelings and thoughts that are already within you.
What are you here to teach me?
Not gonna lie I’m feeling a little excited about this card. I think the deck is saying “Be patient because things change” Almost everything in my life right now isn’t where I’d like it to be but the wheel of life is always turning and my bad times will eventually be replaced with good times and better opportunities.
How can I best learn and collaborate with you?
This card got me shook yall. It’s spooky looking right? With The Wheel coming before this card and telling me about the changes that are to come of my life, the Ten of Swords asks me to remember that change isn’t always sweet. I have to accept change even when it brings pain. BUT! I will rise again to be even better after.
What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?
First of all, do you see this woman? She is killing it, doing so many things at once but still maintaining a cool and calm demeanor. I feel the deck is saying that the outcome of our working relationship is that if I find balance in and nurture all my passions then all the things I pray everyday to accomplish will come to life. I can do any and all things that I put my mind too and the deck believes in me. I’ve been really broke for really long yall, maybe the deck will bring me the finacial stability that I’m also craving.
Wow. Did I mention this was also my first time ever doing a spread too? I’ve only been doing a daily draw until now. I trust my intuition even more now. At first glance I wasn’t sure how all the cards would even fit in together and what they would say to me. Now I feel so good about purchasing this deck because I was on the fence about it but something said buy it and so I did. this will definetly be my go-to ride or die deck for a while. This was my first time ever interviewing a deck and I’m glad I could share it with you guys here on my blog! Thank yall so much for all the love and support you guys have been showing to my tarot posts. It really really means a lot to me and I appreciate each and every one of you. Thanks again for reading.