A Tarot reading for Pamela Colman Smith
My friend Garnet asked me to make a guest appearance (via speaker phone) at her Tarot Meetup and do a “KnightHawk” Tarot reading with them, which I did earlier today. I thought the results would make a fun and interesting blog post, so here it is.
What can help me decide if I should accept AE Waite’s invitation to do the artwork for his new Tarot deck?
Here are the spread, cards, and interpretations we all came up with for this reading:
For one thing, it could prove to be a problem to try to create art based on someone else’s (Waite’s) inspiration instead of her own.
The way to resolve differences that will come up between her inspiration and Waite’s is for her to know that she can stand up to Waite. Also, she will need to have perseverance though out this project.
She may have to do some cards over and over to satisfy Waite, but she can bring order out of the chaos. In fact, the contention between their views, although it may be bruising sometimes, could generate a lot of creative energy that will result in a deck that many different types of people will be able to use… and argue about for years to come.
In conclusion, we noted the remarkable occurrence of a reading with all Wands cards in it. This predicts a lot of passion and creative energy in this project, which I think would have appealed to Smith.
Finally, I suggested that Smith could use an affirmation or two based on one of the cards here. The obvious choice was the second card, which is the “recommendation card.”
The following are a couple of affirmations from my Tarot Affirmations book:
I have the courage to stand my ground and fight for what I know is right.
I face challenges along my path to success with courage and confidence.