For sale or trade - One well used, although gently, once loved Deviant Moon tarot deck(emphasis on once). Has a bit of a bad attitude and a snarky sense of humor. Has no filter, and is likely to embarrass you on your blog. Will trade for a soft, sweet Whimsical tarot.
Deviant Moon, you and your Lovers card can kiss my, well you get the picture.
The thing about love, is, often times, it does not seem to love us back. The thing about love is, it's dangerous, and it's sweet poison can be so seductive, so entrancing, that we willingly stand there and let the viper bite us. We can lose ourselves in it, and while that can be the best feeling in the world, it can also be a dangerous place to put ourselves in. That is because to love truly, and to love wholly, we have to be vulnerable, naked (not just physically), and we have to take that risk, over and over, moment by moment. And we have to be able to trust someone else with holding the very essence of who we are in their hands.
There is another take on this particular image, one that just occurred to me, after my jaded, mean side got to have its' say. She is lost in the rapture, completely surrendered to him. She is literally swooning, and he is holding her up. Her eyes are closed, lost in the ecstasy of the moment, but his are open wide. Is he offering himself to the snake, thereby protecting her?
Patrick Valenza's, the deck creator, take on the card is thus: Locked in a passionate hold, two lovers embrace by a desert lake. The moon casts a hypnotic trance upon them. A snake injects them with venom.
Hmm, less helpful than one might hope, although a lake in a desert is a pretty rare thing. That would be a place where one would want to be, a place to refresh themselves and be filled with the necessary supplies to move on. But, when one dares not trust to hope, even good things can look dangerous.
These images are from the Deviant Moon tarot by Patrick Valenza for US Games Systems, Inc and the Aquatic Tarot by Andreas Schroter.