So this weird thing happened the other day. Well actually it's been happening I just didn't know what it was. It felt sort of like apathy but wasn't. I realized it's what happens when I am stuck in one spot and not really learning or growing. And it tends to drive me nuts.
Then I was lurking about on instagram and reading about a Tower card and it was from the Thoth deck. I have had this deck for a few years, looked at it when I bought it and then promptly put it away and decided I didn't like it at all thankyouverymuch.
But I liked the Thoth Tower card I had looked at so I dragged my deck out and something interesting happened. I fell in love with it. HARD. This deck pulls zero punches. It is a very in your face lets get some work done deck. I am going to be saying this all wrong or using the wrong words but it feels like the RWS is a more soft or passive deck whereas so far, the Thoth is a very active and stronger? emotional? tough love? deck...
I am just really starting to work with it. So I am still in the learning phase and everything is sort of - not coalesced yet. But it fulfilled that weird need to learn and grow into something that I had been feeling. The card set I bought it very wee. You can see from the photo, Pockethippo for scale. And the LWB is very interesting but I am hoping to at some point buy the regular sized deck and a book to go with. I have many many tarot books but none of them really touch on the Thoth so I feel like I am treading in deep water... which is making me quite happy - go figure LOL
I did a Getting to Know the Deck spread and here are my results:
What can you teach me? Art (temperance rws)
That I am an artist of life. That I can accomplish anything, that creative power will take me to my roots and connect me with the Absolute. Inventiveness and my power of transformation and creativity is my key to success. I will find my life plan and bring me closer to my true will.
Describe yourself - Fortune/Happiness
Experiences flow together and form the worldview. Offer great opportunities and support. To look at life clearly and to find what is really wanted. Things turn and change and so will you.
Describe me - 10 of Disks
Everything you need is here - you just need to allow it. Nothing stays the same and you cannot hold things in place. Nothing ends or is lost. Embrace love and many people. Happiness and equilibrium can be found at home and where you are is home. Promote your talents to as many as possible.
How can we work together? 5 of Disks
Identify needs, take responsibility but do not be pushed into unproductive obligations. Find your comfort zone and work from there. Trust friendship and cooperation and contribute to ending unnecessary suffering. Help make the world more human and more hospitable.
Your strengths? 8 of Disks
Find mastery in skills by reproducing personal talent. Mindfulness, not all works immediately - practice with patience. Everything is important, not just the final product. Step by step. Learn new things.
Your weakness? Knight of Cups
Danger of escape into a dream world. Do not lapse into forgetfulness or indecisiveness.
Our potential together? 10 of Wands
Great things - many energies but be sure they do not block or cross each other. My will and the will of others need to harmonize. Be present with undivided devotion to things and understand them according to their logic. Commit all energy and be sure not to block it. Do not give up until all options have been exhausted
So yeah. that is pretty much exactly what has been in my head trying to get out. *equilibrium achieved*
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.