I’m usually not a “let’s interview the tarot deck” personHowever when I received the Mary El Tarot , I thought that an interview might be in order.
The spread I used is as follows:
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1. Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic?
2. What are your strengths as a deck?
3. What are your limits as a deck?
4. What are you here to teach me?
5. How can I best learn and collaborate with you?
6. What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?
And then I pulled another card for How do you like to work with querants/seekers/clients?
1. Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic? Queen of swords. The queen of swords is often translated as truthful to the point of being critical. The combination of the raven/crow and the eye reminds me of various messengers of prophecy, or scouts. Odin. This deck she speaks what she sees. By no small coincidence, I have also received recently the book Queen of Swords by R.S. Belcher as well. All the messages!
2. What are your strengths as a deck? Queen of Wands. Book notes refer to the Queen of Wands in shorthand as creates an environment of spirit. She is not the high priestess or the hierophant or the magician, dealing with religion, science, teaching, or will, but she fosters growth.
3. What are your limits as a deck? Ten of Disks. This deck isn’t for parties or family time, and prefers not to read mundane. Not a quick deck to master.
4. What are you here to teach me? Ten of Cups. Fullness of spirit. Time flies. Choose your connections.
5. How can I best learn and collaborate with you? Three of Cups Building relationship and creativity . Read what you see. “Fill yourself” . Go to Source.
6. What is the potential outcome of our working relationship? Book notes shorthand is initiators of body. Page of disks . Wow. Not an ace beginning of a certain aspect, but a new start that is nurtured . Not just the seed, but also not complete. Tenderly aware. Bliss of a baby. Sheltered and carried. Book keywords are have faith in your own abilities, you were made for this. Perfection in form. Be grounded and in the moment. Take your skills and walk forward in life. The focus on sandals, and newly formed baby feet haven’t walked much, but are ready.
And then I pulled another card for How do you like to work with querants/seekers/clients? The Mary El likes to help people grow emotionally, it seems, as well as to work with reflective, and deep readings.
The Mary El Tarot is not an "easy" deck, and not a deck that has books and books upon it. But tarot is tarot, and I appreciate being challenged to dive in a bit on this one.