Friday, 2 May 2014
Neuzeit Tarot Overview
For example, the Hermit is an interesting card. There are several paths offered up to the his light, with what looks like tree roots behind him - maybe an intricate interlacing of potentials? There is also an Esher-esque staircase off to one side, and a strange little dragon-creature at his feet, as well as an all-seeing eye floating above him. Plenty of symbolism to suggest exploring inner paths, looking deeper, and gaining insight.
As for the unusual LWB offerings, a case in point is the Knight of Pentacles. The "meaning in a reading" given is (roughly translated): "Financial support from your friends or from an institution. Luck bei unexpected deals and trips." Quite limited, but the card does offer quite a bit more: someone who works with money, deals with contracts and ledgers, feels pretty confident with finances, perhaps undeservedly (banking crisis, anyone?).
Another highly non-traditional card in the Six of Cups, with its grinning jester. He holds a mirror over three cups, doubling their number and showing their contents: a wand, a pentacle and a sword. So many possibiliies spring to mind. Reflections of the past reminding us of our resources is one that would jibe with tradition. Yet, there is also the need for a change in perspective; playing the fool; deception; poking fun at our own or other's emotions...
Definitely an interesting deck, then.