Fair Lights Tarot (Getting to know the new deck)

Omgosh, the pictures in this deck are so pretty. The contrast of light and dark cards are just amazing in this deck.

How I ask questions and get set up- I start by taking three deep breathes, in through my nose, out through my mouth. I take the deck out of the box and begin to shuffle. I pick up the deck with my right hand and drop them into my left hand, so that they don’t get bent by shuffling. I ask the question as I am shuffling and the card that falls out is the one that I’m supposed to read. I feel like it is the deck throwing the card in my face.

 

Questions

 

1. What kind of deck are you?

10 of Swords- The path you are considering is to fraught with challenges. Accept defeat and find another solution. Well this is awkward ( it was a birthday present and not something I would have normally picked for myself). Is he (the deck) saying that I need to give up on him or that he is the other solution. 

Photo dump August 30th 033





2. What card sums up your personality?

King of Swords- One who may seem stern and forbidding but whose judgement is always fair and whose authority benefits his community. Hmm, not quite sure what to think of this card most of the kings actually kinda scare me in this deck.

Photo dump August 30th 023

 

3. In what issues do you specialize?

9 of wands- Working with others will allow you to accomplish much more than you would on your own but at some sacrifice to your autonomy and control.  I came to the realization the other day, I don’t always work well with others, its not that we don’t get along is just that I don’t like having someone telling me that I’m wrong just because its not how they would do it.
Photo dump August 30th 024

 

4. How can you best help me?

Queen of Swords- One who shares the brilliant clarity of her mind but protects her heart with a certain reserve and caution. I am usually someone who guards their heart, that was, until I met my husband, since then it has been all out there in the open. Maybe I should start to do that again.

Photo dump August 30th 030
5. What quality is best in a reader?

King of Wands- One who inspires loyalty through his fair-mindedness and his willingness to adapt to the changing times. So, someone who is flexible, not totally set in their ways.

Photo dump August 30th 034

 

6. How do you see our relationship?

5 of wands- Your wild nature longs for release. Honor your instincts and trust their guidance. My wild nature… hmmm. I know I can be a little crazy sometimes but wild… 

Photo dump August 30th 0277. What card do you want to show me?

8 of Disks- Get ready for your future by throwing away regrets, blame and disappointment. Surround yourself with positive expectations. I’m excited for my future. I don’t know what it holds but it is probably somewhere I haven’t been before. 

Photo dump August 30th 028

 

8. (I normally just do seven questions but with this deck I decided to try an eight, to just see its point of view.) How do you see me?

4 of Wands- Pay attention to your ethical choices, do not take credit for someone elses achievements or try to pass off their work as your own.  So, it sees me as a credit stealer… how nice for me. hmmm.

Photo dump August 30th 031And the card that just keeps sticking out to me, for its sheer beauty and awesomeness.  Photo dump August 30th 032

 

What do you think of this deck and its cards for me? Mistress Morrigan1? Hipster chic?

I personally feel that this is a deck of action. All the swords and the wands!

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Ten of Wands

images (6)My Thoughts-  Okay, we are at the end of the wands (excluding the court cards, which will have their own section) I have to say that I’m excited to move on to the next one. OKay, on to the card. This man has gathered up all of the wands/sticks. That can’t be easy to carry. Trust me, I’ve tried, there are easier ways, but that is not one of them. Why not find an easier way to do it?

The book- Burdens come in many forms: responsibilities, the expectations of others, necessities. In and of itself, this card doesn’t tell us whether we should lay down the burden, find a better way to carry it, or just keep carrying it. It simply shows that it exists.

The Universal Waite card- shows a figure carrying a great unwieldy load while walking toward a goal. This load makes the journey harder but not impossible. The implication here is that the goals of getting to the house and carrying the wands can both be achieved. One can hardly resist asking, though, might there not be a better way to carry the wands?

Core Meaning- Carrying a large burden or many burdens.

That is just like me, trying to solve everyone’s problem, but my own. I never have any clue about how to solve mine. *sigh*

Nine of Wands

download (1)My thoughts- This guy just looks like he is done with all of it. What it is, I don’t know. There is lots of yellow in this card. He seems to be leaning on his walking stick, it is also the only one not standing up straight.

The Book-  While this card doesn’t depict the most pleasant of experiences, it does depict something powerful, beautiful, and honorable. In this card, we find the element of wands, fire, at its best, representing the strength of the human spirit. This is a card of having been tried by fire and made better for it. Reliance, strength, patience, vigilance, courage, and wisdom are hard-won virtues. But there is also a certain sadness to the card, n expectation of a renewed attack. The Nine of Wands indicates that the person in question has been through a hard time, has survived, and has become stronger. It also says that the person is expecting and ready for another challenge.

The Universal Waite Card- The wounded figure has regrouped. He watches the horizon and waits for what is to come without illusions and with the resolve to face it as best he can. The focus of this card is quiet, patient readiness and total self-reliance.

Core Meaning- Preparing for the next challenge

Eight of Wands

images (4)My thoughts- I don’t know if my anxiety is still left over from the Seven of Wands or I feel anxious to get ahead when I look at this card, as in a race, but I still feel anxious but not as much so and it is going away slowly. I feel like these wands are racing, but they are slanted down, indicating a decline. I feel like things are on the downhill slide of whatever the journey is  of the Wands.

The Book- Sometimes events move very quickly, and this card represents those moments. In the Eight of Wands, swift action is the only guarantee. It can upset the best-laid plans. It can beneficially facilitate everything. It can sweep us off our feet and carry us in another direction entirely.

The Universal Waite Card- Shows events already in motion heading toward their ultimate conclusion. In this card, the focus is on the events, their motion, and our lack of further control in the situation.

Core Meaning- Swift movement.

Eh, I wasn’t to far off. Downhill slide-> conclusion.

Seven of Wands

images (5)My thoughts- I feel inner struggle when I look at this card. The man doesn’t look happy and he looks like he is working hard at something that isn’t pleasurable to him. Another thought, he is wielding his stick as if a weapon, he may be fighting off others. He is in a power stance.

The book- Being in a defensive position implies two things: having something to defend and being attacked. Whatever the details, feeling defensive usually is not a pleasant or enjoyable experience. It is easy to feel judged, abused, or unjustly treated. However, there are those who do enjoy the opportunity to use their courage and determination in this manner.

The Universal Waite Card- Shows a figure defending himself from higher ground, usually considered a favorable position. He seems to be we prepared. Although outnumbered, it looks as though he could prevail.

Core Meaning- Defensiveness.

No wonder I felt so bad/anxious inside, I don’t like being attacked.

Six of Wands

wands06My thoughts- When I think about this card, there is a sense of victory that wells up inside me. The rider reminds me of a champion returning home victorious. The color green also makes me think of success, but I don’t know that that is what the color is associated to. There is also a wreath on his wand/stick.

The book- Unlike the communal celebration in the Four of Wands, this card focuses on the recognition and celebration of the accomplishment of a sing person. It is a happy and public occasion for the one being recognized. Victory of some sort is inferred.

The Universal Waite Card- Shows a public in the background. They set the stage, but it is the figure on horseback that is the focus. He wears and carries laurel wreaths, symbols of honor. The audience lifts their wands as if in unity with the hero. This card conveys the feeling that although one person is being honored, everyone benefits in some way.

Core Meaning- Recognition of achievement. (But whose)

Five of Wands

downloadMy thoughts- When I first saw this card I thought of five guys  fighting, but when I looked closer I see that they are helping eachother. But, what are they helping to do, build something? To me, I see that they look like they will succeed. I’m hopeful about this card.

The Book- The intensity of conflict can range from competition, which is usually viewed as positive, to aggressive anger, which is generally considered negative. At its base, conflict is people finding their wills or desires being thwarted by other people’s wills or desires.

The Universal Waite card- Shows many people involved, indicating a group situation. They all seem almost playful at the moment, indicating more of a contest, or competition, rather than a fight.

Core meaning- Conflict.

 

So, I wasn’t to far off. This makes me hopeful.