At the Psychic Expo this weekend, I got a beautiful new deck of Tarot cards: The Hobbit Tarot. Those who know me well know that I am a big Hobbit/Lord of the Rings fan (in fact, I’m going to start the movie The Hobbit after writing this blog entry). It began in the sixth grade, when my teacher read The Hobbit to the class. In the seventh grade, LOTRs came out in theatres and a deeper infatuation started. I now have the Tree of Gondor tattooed on my side, over my ribs, as a representation of rebirth and of my love of the world that J.R.R. Tolkien created.
So, there was no doubt in my mind when I saw this deck, that I should take it home with me! (They also had another set there, The Lord of the Rings Tarot, which, if they didn’t look like Magic the Gathering cards and have descriptions at the bottom of each card – which I find distracting when I am interpreting cards for clients – then I may have also considered them.) And let me tell you, I am glad I did…
As I usually do with decks, I had a day and night to imprint upon each card and slept with them near me, and so I will proceed with the ‘interview’ to get to know them.
What does the deck want me to know about it? – Five of Coins
This card shows the Dwarves deep in Mirkwood. The card is telling me that we all have to go out and get the things we need in life, which I am assuming is the deck indicating that it was needed as a member of my spiritual life. But if I am to know this deck truly, I must get over my fears in life – the deck might sometimes say things I may not want to hear. It will reveal to me my true needs and speak them to me. It will clear the trees that block out my light.
What card does the deck want me to see? – Ten of Cups
Another Mirkwood scene, only this one is where the Elven guard stands on watchful alert. But what you cannot see in this card, is that Biblo has slipped on the one ring, and passes him, without care…
This card is telling me that my bond with this deck will be an emotional commitment; we will build a family together, and we will find harmony with one another. Happiness is around the corner; the doorway is in front of me… This Deck. It may be small, but it should not go unnoticed. Our bond will bring me great joy.
What does the deck think of me? – Four of Wands
The companions are on their way to the Lonely Mountain, passing the River Running.
The deck is excited at the thought of our bond, and feels as though it will be a helping hand as I work towards being a part of something immense and great. The deck already feels valued by me, and believes me to be light-hearted and joyful. It encourages me to “let my hair down” or “take off my mask” and truly be my genuine self as I work with them.
I was excited by these cards as soon as I opened them, and the reverse art just adds to the beauty of these cards. The cardstock quality is on the high end. They’re easy to shuffle, feel good to work with, and are just gosh-darn easy on the eyes. They are also quite nice to read, but more time, practice and varied reading will determine that a little more. I may fall in love very deeply with this set…
I also got a set of Archangel Michael Oracle Cards a few days ago, as they were on sale for 50% off – the set had been opened and one corner of one card has the image torn away. Big deal! How could I resist? They’re really outstandingly beautiful cards. I should probably do a review of them, too, but the night is drawing me in, and my eyes are getting heavy. Time to put on a movie, cuddle in bed, and get ready to say goodbye to the day.
I still haven’t received the MP3 recording of my reading at the Expo, but you can expect a post of the experience, in detail, when I do.