The day after our first date, the man that would end up being my life
partner sent me the most exotic bouquet of brilliant violet orchids.
Hidden inside was The Empress tarot card from his Aleister Crowley
deck. That one card remained with me for years to come. It
sparked my curiosity and left me wanting to know more about
these mysterious cards. I was under the impression that you had to
have a psychic personality-interacting with the spiritual realm in
order to decode the messages of these tarot cards.
One faithful day, I found that Empress card and went to find
the deck it originated from. Along with the deck I found an owner’s
guide. It was so fascinating I read it from cover to cover in one,
very long sitting. The Aleister Crowley cards were so artistic and
at closer observation I saw how many symbolic images were embedded
in each and every card.
I was a born observer of people and could read someones story or emotions
upon meeting them. I guessed at that moment that I was spiritually intuitive
and that my sensitivities and experiences could make reading tarot an
After studying and familiarizing myself with the cards I began doing readings
for my friends and acquaintances. My readings became epic, lasting over
three hours and so much information would organically flow out me, from
a source I never knew existed, that I had to stop for many years. I guess
it was the fear of the unknown that made me fear what came out those many
times. I did a reading about a month ago, and again I was back at it.
I have since then found a deck that I adore. It is a love filled deck devoid of
dark and foreboding images-It is the Doreen Virtue Angels and contains cards
that have stunning images. She explains her reasons for creating this deck in the
video below. If and when you decide to purchase a tarot deck for yourself
ensure that you are moved by it in some way. Follow your intuition when
selecting the right deck for you.
There are also other decks that you can find for inspiration; like
Louise Hay’s I Can Do It-deck of cards containing inspiring images
with Positive Affirmations.
There are even cards for Chakra Balancing and Affirmations
Journal Entry: What is your experience with spiritual card decks;
tarot or otherwise? Have you ever had a reading or been curious about
having one? Below there is a video of Doreen Virtue performing a reading.
View the video if you feel compelled and respond.
Here is a Link for Positive Affirmation Cards that are Available
Three Principles to finding the Tarot Deck of your Dreams
An Article from Llewellyn Worldwide-New Worlds of Body, Mind & Spirit
Some things to Consider when looking for your Deck:
1. What is my goal in obtaining a deck?
2. What images and colours am I drawn to?
3. Does it have a good reputation?
4. What store can I go to to purchase it?
5. Find the person in that store that you sense has knowledge and
expertise as this is a decision you don’t want to rush into.
6. Smudge and clean your cards energies and do not allow anyone
else to touch them-if you do make sure you cleanse the entire
deck after use.
7. Display your cards in your sacred space and in a place where they
will not be dishonored.
Annual Angel Messages and Card Reading by Doreen Virtue
If You Are Highly Motivated You Can Make Your Own Tarot Deck!
My Favorite Phone App of Readings is The Goddess Tarot:
Evening Meditation-Hay House Morning Mediations:
Peace, Love & Namaste Em