Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Witches Tarot Review

I've been into Tarot Reading for as long as I can remember. My mom had a set of the traditional tarot deck, Rider Waite, when I was a kid. I would play with them all the time because I was fascinated with the images. I'm pretty sure I didn't know they were for divination at all at the time. I just enjoyed playing with them. My mother was quite gifted psychically. She predicted that I would have a son named Alex when I was about 12 or 13 years old. She would meditate for hours because it calmed her and she used the Tarot.

Even though I've read Tarot for myself and friends for a lot of years I've never considered that it could be a career path for me until recently. I am fortunate enough to have a lot of gifted friends around me and a few of them have mentioned I should be reading Tarot for others. I dug out my old well worn and weathered deck called the Enchanted Tarot that I received as a gift in the 90s from a good friend and began reading for friends again. 

Even though I love my older deck I decided I wanted something new and special for this new phase of my life. I chose The Witches Tarot by Ellen Dugan from my local New Age store called The Cat, Book, and Candle. I was drawn to the cover of the box featuring the moon card. I bonded immediately with these cards. And now they are my go to deck. 

I am taking an advanced Tarot Reading course at The Cat, Book, and Candle. I am loving every minute of it and learning to be more confident with my tarot and trust my intuition completely when reading for others. 

Here are a few sample spreads I did today. I asked the Tarot if I will be reading Tarot professionally for others in the near future. I think my answers were very positive! 

So I highly recommend this deck for both experienced tarot readers as well as beginners. There are a few substitutes from the traditional Rider Waite deck but it was very easy to remember them. For instance The Devil becomes the Shadow Side and Judgement becomes Karma. The faces can sometimes be a little strange but I think that is because the author used friends and family for models. However the artwork on the major arcana is stunning and easily relatable. 

What I wore today:

Butterfly Kimono with fringe: Made by me
Ruffle tank: thrifted
Tiered skirt: thrifted
Butterfly and flower hair accessories

A better look at the kimono cardi: