So I’ve decided to start interviewing my tarot decks to see what they have to say, in terms of the way we can best work together. Even though I’ve owned this Hansen Roberts Tarot deck for almost 30 years, I am ashamed to say, I have never sat down to interview it.
When interviewing this deck, I drew 4 out of 6 cards reversed. I don’t typically read reversals as the opposite or negative version of the upright meaning. I see them as a sign that I, or the client, need to look inwardly for guidance on the situation. There will be a lot of inner-self work where I take a harder deeper look into my inner thoughts and feelings about the situation. So by drawing so many reversals during this spread, the deck is saying that its main job is to help me see that I intuitively have the answers I’m seeking. This will help me further develop the gift of looking within myself for the answers I seek when using this deck.
When interviewing a deck, there are about 6 questions you want to include in your reading.
1.Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic?
For this question, I drew Temperance Reversed. This means the deck wants me to know it is a well balanced deck. It will be fair and help me stay balanced in my emotions.
2.What are your deck strengths?
For this question, I drew Ten of Cups Reversed. This means the deck is happy, fun, optimistic and will help me work on looking at situations through a more optimistic lens. I tend to be pessimistic by nature so I must trust this deck to help me work on looking at the bright side of things a little more. This will definitely be a comfort deck that is more likely to tell me what I want to hear.
3. What are your limits?
For this question, I drew The High Priestess Reversed. This means the deck is being honest about not knowing everything and not being able to help me explore every side of spirituality. It is here to help me find my inner truths.
4.What are you here to teach me? For this question I drew 7 of Rods. This means the deck is here to teach me not to give up when the odds seem stacked against me. Not to give up when things seem hard. Even if my mind says I can’t, I still need to trust in the guidance of this deck to keep moving forward. That is how this deck will help me grow as a tarot reader. Very rarely do I see things through to the end. This is definitely something I need to work on.
5. How can I best learn to collaborate with you? The card I drew was Page of Rods. This means that in order to learn from this deck, I need to keep my intuitive ears open to fully hear the messages that are coming through the cards. I need to have an open mind and truly listen to what this deck is trying to tell me.
6. What is the potential outcome of our working relationship? The card I drew was the 4 of Swords. This is telling me that while working with this deck, I will achieve a meditative state of relaxation during readings. This deck will ultimately be successful in helping me contemplate what my inner voice is saying. It can be a very helpful meditative tool if I let it.