Tarot 101: Interviewing My First Deck

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.

Interview Questions

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.

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26 Comments

  1. October 29, 2018 / 10:22 am

    This was wonderful to read. My Reiki teacher once told me you have to take your to sync with your deck. Honestly, I really didn’t understand how that would work but you post gave me such a beautiful and simple explanation.

  2. October 29, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Oh wow, interesting post. Although I don’t believe in this stuff, I wanted to read to understand it more a bit. Very deep meanings. I find that to be super interesting. Did you learn it on your own?

    • DefineShalycee
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 6:36 am

      Yeah I’ve been learning this on my own. Reading lots of blogs and lots of books lol

  3. October 29, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    I found tarot very interesting, along with lots of other spiritual practices, but I don’t know much about it at all. Loved this post and found it quite informative. Thanks!

  4. October 29, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    This is a really fascinating post! I had no idea that interviewing your deck was a thing. I’m getting more and more curious about tarot as I get older, but I’ve never really known where to start so I will definitely be reading through your Tarot 101 series! It sounds like this deck had a lot to offer and teach you, I hope that it gives you the guidance and advice you require!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

  5. October 29, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    This was a fascinating read! I have always been interested in Tarot, but didn’t have any idea how to start. I hadn’t heard of interviewing a deck before, but it makes total sense. I do something similar with the pendulum I use. Great post!

  6. October 29, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    This was an interesting post to read- I personally don’t believe in tarot readings, but I found it interesting how you were able to interpret what each card meant for the question you had!

    Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

  7. October 29, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    I love your blog, I’m learning so much from each and every one of your posts! You’ve inspired me to buy my own tarot cards, so thank you 🙂

  8. October 30, 2018 / 12:21 am

    This is really interesting. I’m not sure how much I believe in this stuff but I’ve always wanted to have a tarot reading just to see what would come up. Great to know a little more about it x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  9. October 30, 2018 / 10:42 am

    Wow!! so fascinating!
    Always been so intrigued with Tarot reading, you made it even more interesting 🙂

  10. October 30, 2018 / 10:46 am

    Wow! So fascinating!
    Always been so intrigued with Tarot reading, you made it even more interesting.

  11. October 30, 2018 / 11:53 am

    This was so amazing and unique to read!

  12. October 30, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    Great post! I recently had my first tarot reading – it was so interesting and definitely something I’m going to look into more in the coming months 🙂 xxx

  13. October 30, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    Girl this is so interesting! I really want to get into reading as well! The other day I had a little reading at an event and the cards were so accurate it was crazy! Xx

    • DefineShalycee
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 8:10 pm

      That’s awesome! Thank u so much for reading

  14. October 30, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Really interesting post and like nothing I usually read. Definitely taught me something as this is a subject I’m not familiar with. Thanks for sharing

  15. October 30, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    This is so cool! I never knew the bond between the deck and the reader was so important.

  16. October 30, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    Great post I’m sharing this on my Facebook!

  17. October 31, 2018 / 12:02 am

    I should really do something like this with my Faery Oracle deck – I’ve had it for years but I don’t spend much time with it and oracle cards tend to be less rigid and defined than Tarot….

    Fantastic read, getting to know your Tarot deck is always fun and enlightening!

  18. November 1, 2018 / 8:17 am

    I loved reading this so much!! I really want to get into tarot reading! xx

  19. November 1, 2018 / 3:02 pm

    I have to be honest, I’ve never really had much to do with tarot cards, but I think it’s highly interesting. I would totally let someone do a reading for me, although I still have to figure out, if I actually believe in it. I assume it’s a process. But the way you read each card sounds really interesting and I hope you will work well with the new deck. And btw, have you noticed that the Queen of Pentancles actually looks a lot like you? Definitely beautiful!

    xx Hailey – http://www.haileyjaderyan.com

    • DefineShalycee
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 7:59 pm

      Tarot cards are just your deepest most inner thoughts in my opinion. There’s nothing to believe in but yourself. It’s like self care/self love on steroids. Some people are good at reading others energies and that’s why they can almost “read your mind” when u get a reading. I hope that helps u believe it in a little more. And wow….I didn’t notice that she looked like me. So cool! Lol thanks for reading 🖤🖤

  20. November 1, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    I have never heard about having to interview your Tarot decks before, and I have been reading the cards for over 10 years! However, although I was a little cynical at the start of your blog post, it made complete sense, and I really like your new Tarot deck. Now I may have to revisit my old Tarot decks, and reacquaint myself with their messages and guidance. Thank you!

    • DefineShalycee
      Author
      November 1, 2018 / 11:01 pm

      Maybe it’s a new concept to interview your deck? It definitely made me feel more connected to my deck and what it has to offer! Thank u so much for reading 🖤🖤

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