10 of Cups

The top half of the card is dominated by a curving rainbow across a cloudless sky. The line art gives the imitation of shimmering brilliance. Ten large chalices are nestled snugly in the rainbow, turned to follow the curve of the arc. In the bottom half of the card, a man and woman stand with their back to the viewer. He stands to the left of her, and has his right arm swept behind her back. They look up at the apparition with wonder and have their outside arms raised up. Beside them, two children have clasped each others hands and are playing happily. In the distance can be seen a low hill, a meandering river, trees, and a house. Continue reading 10 of Cups

5 of Cups

A lone figure faces away and to the left of the viewer. A heavy cloak obscures most of him, leaving only his books, hair, and a portion of his face visible. He is hunched over in a morose stance. On the ground before him are three large chalices. They are lying on the ground and their contents have spilled out into puddles around them. Behind the figure, on the viewer’s right, are two large upright chalices. The ground around them is unmarred giving the suggestion they still hold their contents. In the background, a river runs straight and flows under a bridge in the right distance. On the other side of the river to the left, there is a keep and some trees. The sky is clear, leaving nothing to distract the viewer from the dominating figure. Continue reading 5 of Cups

30 Days of Tarot: Day Twelve

30 Days of Tarot — Day 12: Have you ever created your own spread? If so, how effective is it? (Feel free to show the spread.)

I have created many, but most of those were one-shot affairs tailored to the Querent sitting across from me and their particular question. (I call it a game, but it is a serious game.) Of the few that I have inflicted upon the public, my favorite is “Boxed In”.

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