Archive for February, 2008

One of the decks I bought during my New Year’s shopping spree is the Wolf Pack Tarot. Despite the name, it’s really more of an oracle deck than a tarot deck — it has the expected 78 cards but none of the typical major/minor arcana cards. It was created by psychic Robert Petro in 1995. The first version of the deck was black and white and featured 60 cards with artwork by Bruce Silkwood. The later 78-card colour version was apparently created in two runs, with the first run somewhat lighter in tone than the second. It features the artwork of Pat Morris. Both decks were published by Wind Spirit Productions, Inc., and were printed in Belgium.

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Was playing around with Sonia Choquette’s “Ask Your Guides” card deck the other night, riffling the deck to break it in and airing it out a little (the fumes from the varnish or sealant on the cards is enough to make you high). I’d decided to do a three card draw per Sonia’s spread suggestion. I’ll write down the details later (I’m not near the cards right now) but what was notable about it is that the first card seemed to want to jump out. I suspect it actually was a single-card drawing masqeurading as (or forced into) a three-card spread. In any case, the card clammoring for attention was “Self Esteem”, with guardian/guide Michael. Even more interesting is the fact that of all the cards in this brand new deck, this is the only card that is damaged. Bit funny (and fitting), that — that the Self Esteem card should be imperfect.

You know, it pays to clean your bookcases every now and then. I found a load of things that I was having trouble locating, including my wayward Druid Animal Oracle as well as my Karma Cards and Tarot of the Witches (both of which were tucked inside a chocolate cigars box) and the book for my Fortune Teller’s Mah Jongg cards. Now, if only the wayward book and 5 stray cards from the Faeries’ Oracle would turn up, I’d be a happy camper. (I think I tucked the cards in the book after the last reading I did so if I find the book, I should find the cards — if not, I have no idea where the cards disappeared to and that would be disastrous as they are my favourite deck.)

Still waiting for the last of my shopping spree items to arrive. If I’d known I was going to be laid off last week, I wouldn’t have bought so much (damn, it’s a hard lesson to learn). But the packages are nice to receive. I think there are 4 packages still to arrive: the Maroon Tarot, the Tarot of Prague and Bohemian Gothic Tarot, some marvelous padded, lined tarot bags, and some worry stones (amethyst, goldstone, and jade — I already have a moonstone worry stone). I feel like I’m missing something but those are the ones I remember.

Once the last of the tarot decks arrives, I had plans to start my tarot studying in earnest but, for the time being, I need to concentrate on finding a job. That includes brushing up on my French. So my posts over the next little while will be more general tarot/oracle/spirituality posts, rather than what I’d hoped for.