Tarot Thursday Three: February 23, 2017

Heya!  Another round of #tarotthursdaythree coming at you.

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This is really big, so you could see the LotR Tarot art….that is really small ūüė¶

1.  If you could have your likeness immortalized on any one of the 78  Tarot cards, which would it be and why?

Hmmm well, I guess I would say the Queen of Swords. ¬†I liked Olivia’s and Julia’s ideas because they picked cards that are not typically depicted by women, but the Queen of Swords just always does it for me. ¬†I identify with her, I get her, she’s my significator, and I think she’s pretty badass. ¬†Also, how awesome is this interpretation of her from the Pagan Otherworld’s Tarot?

2.  When reading for yourself, are you able to remain unbiased and if so, what tips can you share for others?

Of course I’m biased when I’m reading for myself! ¬†To be honest, I think it’s a good thing. ¬†How else would I be able to apply the reading to my life? ¬†Intuition is important, but if I want a reading to truly mean something to me, I need to make a connection to what is going on in my life. ¬†Aka, I need to be biased. ¬†For example, if I pull the Queen of Swords, I know she’s saying wisdom through sorrow, “wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure,” etc. etc. but that means nothing if I don’t put a little personal spin on it!

I feel the same way about reading for others. ¬†I actually find it really difficult to continue to come up with vague unbiased statements to provide a full, cohesive reading to someone. ¬†For email readings, I love when someone asks a pointed question, or provides a little more information about their life to me. ¬†This allows me to connect the card, or what I’ve written, to them personally. ¬†In person, I love when my friends ask questions (“Do you think this could be talking about *blank*?”) or that I can relate the cards to what is going on in their lives. ¬†This is why I like pulling an oracle card, particularly with one card readings, because that almost always gives another angle that allows the reading to remain “unbiased,” yet focused.

3.  What is your least favourite deck in your collection and why?

I feel so bad about this answer, but, the Lord of the Rings Tarot (see above). ¬†I feel so bad because my partner bought me this deck for Christmas, just a couple months after I started reading tarot. ¬†I thought it was so sweet!….but then I opened the package. ¬†This poor deck. ¬†The art is actually awesome, but wtf is the rest of the shit on this card? ¬†I guess you can also play a card game with this deck, which I actually should really try. ¬†Maybe this tarot deck will find a new life’s purpose as a playing card deck! ¬†My partner brings the deck up from time to time, to make sure I still have it I think (haha), because he knows I don’t ever really read with it. ¬†Oh how I wish he had found the Hobbit Tarot instead of the LotR Tarot…….

At the time of publishing, here are the other #tarotthursdaythree posts I’ve seen….

Julia

Olivia

What’s your least favorite deck in your collection? ¬†Omg tell meeeeee…I wanna know which decks to avoid ūüėČ tell me alllll about it in the comments!

Do you think bias is a good thing in a reading?  Did you make a post this week?  Let me know in the comments.

Exploringly yours,
Alaina x