This evening was SF Tarot Cafe at Borderlands Cafe and it was my turn to lead this evening’s discussion.
I had everyone pick an Angel Card and then choose a card or two that best fits with the word they chose from their own tarot decks. Once everyone had a chance to decide, we all discussed our word as well as what card we felt worked with it. My word was Purpose and I used the Druid Craft deck . I chose the High Priestess and Temperance to represent Purpose. Other words that were chosen were Abundance, Exploration, Openness, and Peace. Each person used their own decks to share their ideas of the cards that represented their idea of their word. Exploration was represented by The Fool from the Thoth deck as well as The Star and The Universe Card. Openness was seen as the 3 of Swords and The Fool as well as The Lovers from Rider Waite Smith deck. Peace was seen as the Queen of Pentacles from The Tarot of Marseilles. Abundance was seen as Ten of Pentacles and Queen of Wands in the Tarot of the New Vision. Each person explained why they chose the cards and how they would use the cards to explain this to their querents.
Next we broke up into pairs and picked a new work to use our decks to describe the word. The chosen words were Support, Delight and Flexibility. The Support group used the Thoth and Tarot of the New Vision to show what cards work for them. The Delight group used Tarot of Marseilles and Rider Wait Smith. I used Druid Craft to describe Flexibility. The cards I used were The Devil, The Hanged Man,8 of Wands, 5 of Wands and 2 of Pentacles to talk about Flexibility. I liked the idea that the Devil was one has to be flexible in not jumping to conclusions and not trying to avoid taking responsibility for one’s actions. The Hanged man reminds us to be flexible in our views and relax when we get stuck in a rut. 8 of Wands reminds us to be flexible in what we try and not avoid trying new things. 5 of Wands is for being flexible in a group while 2 of Pentacles reminds us to be flexible in how we see our situations and reminds us to find balance as well.
At the end I asked everyone to pick a Fractal Card from my Voyager Tarot Fractal deck. The cards that were chosen were as follows: The Lovers, Child of Cups, Man of Worlds, and Child of Crystals. Each person said this was exactly where they thought they were and would see how they could apply this message to their week.
I think we all enjoyed sharing another l;ayer to add to our readings and new keywords to think of our own cards and sharing them in readings for ourselves and others.