Here’s another Q & A about what I do and the things I use to do it.
When you’re reading with a tarot deck with “reimagined” (for lack of a better word) cards, how do you bring the new images/ideas of the deck together with the “standard” (again, for lack of a better word) interpretations?
SB, Sylvania, OH, U.S.A.“
I have a system I employ with every deck I use. The suits have core meanings for me, I have standard core interpretations for the stages (numbers and courts), and certain key words and phrases for each trump. Consistency and structure are helpful for me as springboards. To these components, I add the client’s observations and experiences of a particular deck’s images and my own observations and experiences of a particular deck’s images in addition to the topic we’re exploring and the question or spread position within that topic. My core meanings add something as we need them. The whole mix creates a very personal and effective interpretation in the moment. So, in my experience, a solid tried-and-true system and re-imagined tarot imagery don’t have to contradict one another, but they can enrich and deepen one another”
Images: Trump I from two decks: CBE Tarot de Marseille (by Yoav Ben-Dov) and Medicine Woman Tarot (by Carol Bridges).