Lesson of the Heirophant

I put my favorite deck (the Shadowscapes) aside some time ago, with no intention of picking it up again. My readings with it had become frustrating and stressful, to the point where I would have a visceral reaction of displeasure to most of the images. As much as I loved the artwork, I didn’t think I should use it any longer.

After that, I switched deck styles completely, using various “historical” decks, like the LoScarabeo reproduction of the Visconti-Sforza. (It’s very shiny). Learning to read the simple pips is a fun and ongoing adventure. Recently though, I felt drawn back to my Shadowscapes. It was strong enough that I actually did take the deck out despite my misgivings, and pull a few cards. I felt the old connection with it come sparkling back.

Later, I messaged a friend wondering why I felt so strongly drawn to this old deck again. She simply replied that it probably had something to teach me. I wondered what on earth that could be, so I took the cards out one more time and shuffled them. Then I pulled one; It was the Heirophant.

Not very subtle.

One thought on “Lesson of the Heirophant

  1. Hee! After a few trysts with other decks, the Shadowscapes turned out to be the first one I could truly connect with. I feel that mine takes a sharp, deadpan tone with whatever she tells me, and occasionally can manage to give brutally simple and straightforward non-answers. It might be just my one, though, maybe someone else with the same deck can get more the shifty queasy-making fae glamours and can’t abide it (which I would totally understand too) or something?

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