Friday, 9 May 2014
Sweet Twilight Overview
For instance, in this Wheel card, there is the traditional wheel, even labelled Wheel of Fortune. And there are designs drawn on it, like on the wheels spun on game-shows. Yet, there is also that tree, which seems to hold the wheel, and a little girl with bunny ears playing on the tree. To me, this suggests that life is a crazy roundabout, but it's better to approach it with child-like innocence, no matter what the universe throws at us :)
The Queen of Cups has her traditional cup with a lid - very RWS. And yet, once again, there is so much more to the card. There are the flowers which are also constellations and the moon. There is the mirror that reflects the back of her head and her crown: emotions reflecting our thoughts? And there is the strange thing in her mouth. Looking at it more closely, for the first time, I think it is a necklace of small shells. Perhaps she is fiddling with it, chewing on it as she tries to get a handle on her feelings. Or perhaps she is "tasting" the emotions. Or maybe it could, in a given context, suggest emotional eating. A wealth of interesting possibilities.
The Eight of Pentacles has a school-girl element to her, and an incomplete pentacle on her cheek, suggesting the normal apprentice ideas. Then again, she is lazing around, with a monkey behind her. Focus on the practical, rather than letting the monkey mind distract you? Get back to work, or the monkey will get you? The pentacles are scattered all about: look at what is available to you, then work to achieve it?
I love this deck, with its unusual colouring and zany characters. I feel it allows for quick and easy readings, but invites you in to play and explore, uncovering out-of-the-box interpretations. Altogether, it's a jewel!