TABI’s contribution to the Samhain Blog Hop, I realised that a couple of the decks I mentioned there were ones that I hadn’t actually featured here on the blog. So, time to rectify that, and I decided to make a start with the Deviant Moon Tarot (U.S. Games, 2007). Due to yesterday’s additional post on Lennie Week 12, there will only be 6 days with this deck, which some may be thankful for ;)
We start the week with a beautiful card: the Ace of Cups. A dark-skinned angel wearing a purple dress with pink and turquoise scarves smiles as she looks into a large, golden chalice. The cup has sea horses as handles and images of caring moon-faced people on it. The angel has blue hair, a golden crown, and a mechanical looking eye. She wears plenty of golden jewellry, and also has red lipstick and nail polish, and a red, moon tattoo on her arm. The full moon above her seems to be breathing it’s magic down into her cup, purifying and blessing the water within it.
To me, this card speaks of new emotional beginnings, but also promises that there is magic in such feelings. Even if a new love doesn’t prove to be our soulmate, we will still learn from it, and should not shy away from emotion. It is through our connecting with others that we find ourselves, that we are able to express ourselves and fully experience life. There is wisdom in emotion, as shown by the woman’s purple dress, and both a need and a willingness to express it (the blue hair and scarf). That feeling of connection is at once divine (the moon and the angel), and yet also imperfect and human (the mechanical eye and the simple little sea horses).
It’s interesting to draw this card today. While I’m not expecting to meet the next love of my life (I’m more than happy with my current one), I do see it marking a change in my emotions. Finally, the house purchase is behind us, and as I look forward I hope for a slightly less stressful, less busy time ahead. Of course, there is still a lot to do, but I no longer have tight deadlines pressing on me. I hope to be able to relax a little, to bathe in the joy of experiencing my emotions, connecting with the baby inside me, spending a little more time with Big Boy and my Dear One.
I am grateful for a day without deadlines.