#TarotThursdayThree for 1/19/2017

It’s the 3rd round of the #tarotthursdaythree challenge/practice. First time I make it on time!  Today’s questions are by Ania, you can check out her blog here.

1. If you could design your own tarot deck and have it mass-produced, what theme would it have and what would it look like overall? 

I feel that there are so many tarot decks out there already, I can’t think of any one theme that is missing, or that I would be interested in making.  But, I have created an oracle deck before. It was simple, in the art department, I used icons from Creative Commons. I printed it for myself and used it a few times. I should really use it more often. I was actually thinking of doing a short YouTube video to show that deck and talk about how I made it and why I made it. It is a technology inspired deck that uses technology symbols that we are all familiar with, and I give them a spiritual meaning, because why not?! And also I have an interest (fascination) with technology and artificial intelligence.

2. How do you feel about the Celtic Cross spread?

I can’t say I have many feeling about the CC spread. I have tried it twice, right after I bought my first deck, the Universal Rider Waite, because it came with a poster with the spread on it, so I did a reading for my hubby and a few weeks after a reading for my sister-in-law. Surprisingly they were very accurate, I just went by the guidebook description of the cards since I didn’t know any of the meanings. I must say I have never used it again, and never felt drawn to using it. It is long and complicated in my opinion, I stick to 3-5 card spreads.

3. If you could have any deck in the whole world (that you do not already), which one would you pick and why? 

I’m having trouble picking a deck, and it’s not because I don’t have a wish list! I do, and it’s long, and changes often hehe. I can’t say I want any super expensive or rare decks, well except maybe the Tarot de Marseilles by Alexander Andreev, which costs $5,000 because it is made with gold, and is painted with ink made from precious jewels! But more realistically I would like the Gaian Tarot, the first edition, because I don’t like the borders on the mass-produced version.

I’m really enjoying reading everyone’s blog posts! I love that we are sharing about decks and tarot, and also that it has us writing! Thank you Julia!

8 responses to “#TarotThursdayThree for 1/19/2017”

  1. A tarot deck made of actual gold would be quite a treat, eh? I think I’d be too scared to use it at that price point though!

    1. diannamanjarrez Avatar

      I would too, maybe it’s just a collector edition for the wealthy 🙂

  2. Yeah, I don’t like the updated Gaian either – the borders look so overbearing and unnecessary! I really don’t know why they decided to go that route with that edition. A Marseilles painted with gold and jewels!!! Whoa. I have to investigate that : )

    1. diannamanjarrez Avatar

      Maybe they were trying to make the original version extra special?? Not sure :(. You should look it up, it’s gorgeous in photos, probably stunning in person. I read the ink was made from malachite and lapiz lazuli!

  3. Ooooh yeah DUH why didn’t I say the Gaian!? Hahah!!

    I remember seeing your deck in posts, but would love to see a YouTube video about it!

    I have the same feeling as you about the Celtic cross – too big generally haha.

    1. diannamanjarrez Avatar

      It’s good that we are both not lusting after too many decks! Helps us connect with the ones we already have. Yes the Gaian, I love it, I might break and buy it from amazon, even if I hate the borders.

      1. Ugh, yeah those borders are horrendous though.

  4. Oh, please do a Youtube video! I’d love to see the deck you made and hear about your process!

    Also, I’ve not seen the Tarot de Marseilles by Alexander Andreev but it sounds sooo majestic and glam!

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