All Hallows Tarot by Robin Tisch-Hollister, published by Leisa ReFalo of Tarot Connections. The deck features goths, ghosts, mediums... and an additional "Happy Squirrel" card :)
I really like this playful deck! Today I have drawn the Seven of Wands, which shows one dog defending his sticks from another dog, standing atop a pile of leaves. This is quite different from traditional RWS imagery, which often shows just one person fending off six attacking rods, but with no sign of the people wielding them. As the "attackers" aren't visible, and given that there are some numerological systems which see sevens as being about internal conflict or transition, I often read the Seven of Wands as being about feeling under attack, but that the situation may not be as bad as you feel it is, or the attacks may be more imagined than real. Here, though, the second dog is right there, snarling at the "king of the castle". Yet the extra sticks are on the floor by his side. So, who is the aggressor, who is the winner, and if it comes to a tussle, whose bite is worse than his bark?
Today we are going to have a "tipical espanish" lunch with friends - cocido asturiano, a stew of chickpeas, meat, carrot and cabbage. Should be delicious, and good fun, too. That is, assuming I get the chance to eat anything. Sometimes Big Boy gets really stubborn (he is a Cappie, after all), and if he decides he doesn't like where we are, it doesn't matter that the rest of us are enjoying good food and better company, he'll express his displeasure loudly and forcefully. So, I hope this card is more about my Dear One and my friend's partner discussing bikes or music, as that's much more just bark.
I am grateful that not everything has to be an alpha contest.