When we pull a tarot spread, we are looking for comfort and guidance. We want to know what is going on and where this is headed.
When we read for ourselves, the interpretation is through the lens of the same anxiety that we sought answers from.
That’s why it’s important to remember the purpose of divination and the inherent compassion that the cards come from.
Or, to get a reading from someone who can bring objectivity to the situation.
This Taiwanese Tarot Deck, The Elf of Heaven, is bright and colorful and hard to find. I share the publishers’ website and email address at the beginning. The name of the illustrator is Kele Wang (first name, last name). His style is clearly influenced by manga or anime, but is his own. It also reminds me of German Expressionist style.
We can see the archetypes that play out through all of history, and our roles we can choose to play to be fully engaged in our own lives and communities. The tarot adds curiosity to my days that lightens my fears and emboldens my choices.