daidoji_gisei: Tarot Queen of Swords (Queen of Swords)
My tarot deck made it to Lincoln! And was put on a truck this morning to be delivered with today's mail! And then....sent back to the post office because it had been sorted to the wrong delivery route and never made it to my workplace!

AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!


However, a call to the post office revealed that it was back there waiting to go out with tomorrow's mail, and I could pick it up in person if I wanted. A friend here at work has agreed to take me there when she's done with her shift, so with any luck it will be in my hands this evening.


EDIT: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. TAROT DECK OBTAINED.

Tomorrow I will see if I can get the sketch card scanned and put somewhere it can be seen.
daidoji_gisei: Tarot Queen of Swords (Queen of Swords)
MY TAROT DECK HAS SHIPPED! IT'S IN THE MAIL! SOON I'LL BE ABLE TO HOLD IT IN MY HOT LITTLE HANDS! AHHHH!
daidoji_gisei: Tarot Empress (Empress)
I a thinking of getting myself something nice for my birthday, and thanks to [personal profile] helen_keeble I'm thinking about the Shadowscapes Tarot special goodie package. I collect tarot decks, and I love SPML's work, so what's not to love?

One of the things holding me back is trying to decide what Major Arcana print I want to order. Following Helen's good advice, I am going to make some lists.

Major Arcana I like the concept of:
High Priestess
Star
Justice
Hermit
World


Major Arcana I really love the SPML art of:
Empress
Emperor
Lover
Wheel of Fortune
Justice
Devil

I wish I liked the art for the Star more than I do: It is technically glorious but I'm just not a fish person. The Lovers and the Devil are out: they both hit too near sensitive spots in my heart.

Justice appears on both lists, so it has that in its favor. On the other hand, the Wheel of Fortune is reminding me of Dante's ode to Dame Fortune in the Inferno, which is a plus. Decisions, decisions. Good thing I plan on sleeping on it!
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As some of you already know, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is working on a tarot deck, which I must have when it is finally published. I first encountered her work when she did some cards for L5R (like this one, and was fascinated by how she handled color and transparency and composition. At one point I found her deviantArt account, which is how I first heard of the tarot deck that she was working on. The one I must have!


Just look at her Page of Swords. Or her Queen of Swords. Also, I am especially admiring of how she dealt with the Death major arcana, which keys into the actual meaning of the card and not its traditional representation.

(One of the odder facets of my life is that while I despise the practice of fortune-telling, I adore symbolism and symbolic systems; collecting tarot decks is thus a guilty pleasure of mine. I can also explain why my suite is that of swords, not cups, in spite of my coloring.)

And now, back to looking at all of the pretties!

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I found this via [livejournal.com profile] rpriske. It's about time I got something other than Death!



You are The High Priestess


Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.


The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

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I don't believe in fortune telling but I do believe in cool art, and thus I have a small collection of tarot decks that I add to whenever I see one that I especially like. So when I found a tarot quiz, naturally I had to take it. I'm not sure about the result, but then I rarely spend time wondering what major arcana I am.Read more... )

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