Alice Tarot (standard edition). I've wanted this deck since Karen Mahoney first announced they were working on it, a couple of years ago! Still, first impression is: it was worth the wait!
Situation - King of Wands
not sure you can tell from the scan, but these cards have shiny bits.
On this card, that translates not just to gilt bits, but also blue and red
metallic bits: very nice!
Mad Hatter is passionate and enthused about life, and manages to carry
others along with him. Some folks think his actions a little crazy, but
there's no doubting his dynamism.
Don't - The Devil
like the way some elements of the images seem to burst out of the
borders, as though they are too strong or big to be contained. We see
that here, with the Jabberwock: a fiercesome creature, part lizard, part bat. Of course, our own fears are always far worse than the actual threats we face, and the worst that happens to us is more likely to be from our own poor choices. Still, "Beware the jubjub bird and shun the frumious bandersnatch" :)
Do - Queen of Swords
Oh my, this Queen looks rather grim, despite the warm colours of her clothes (highlighted with lots of metallic, can you see the glitter?) Still, the Queen of Hearts seemed a pretty grim character, yelling "Off with his head!" at the drop of a hat, or tart. Yet, later in the story we hear that she doesn't actually execute anyone. So, a softer touch than she seems: a woman who threatens swift justice but is actually kind-hearted under her bluster.
I've certainly got plenty of plans I'd love to plunge into, with Mad Hatter-like impetuosity. The Devil reminds me, though, not to allow myself to be distracted by tempting shiny things. Hmm, no extra readings with this deck, then :D And the Queen of Swords suggests strategic time-planning will benefit me in getting things done. Okay, perhaps not just a to-do list, but a plan for how to best fit things in is first up!