Monday, June 20, 2011

Daily Draw - Hierophant, The World, King of Cups

Today's cards come from the Victorian Romantic Tarot by Karen Mahony and Alex Ukolov at Baba Studio.  The deck is out of print and a bit spendy when you can find it now, but there are murmurings of a slightly modified reprint at some point in the future, so if you love it, keep on eye on their facebook page.

My cards today speak to me about the undertaking of a big study subject.  The Hierophant is the master of structured learning, and that is what my project would require, or at least I feel it would.  I feel like those boys, surrounded by open books piled up all around me as I try desperately to take this all in, by osmosis if necessary.  The World speaks of what I am hoping the end result will be.  Specifically, I am considering delving into the study of the Thoth tarot in all earnestness, something I have never done for fear of what a massive undertaking it is, and because I find Aleister Crowley's writings to be ponderous and heavy.  The cars, however, have been popping up in my dreams, and I feel that my tarot study in general would improve with being forced to learn the astrology, kaballah, alchemy, and all the other nuances that went into the making of this deck.  That World card, with the carefree attitude of the central figure, illustrates my hopes for the undertaking.  I hope that providing what I feel is necessary structure for my intuition to really take off and fly will help me evolve into the kind of tarot reader I want to be.

The King of Cups shows my fears, heavily burdened as he is by the mundane cares of his life, and not able to let his intuition soar the way it should.  I am worried about losing my love of tarot in the details of it, and that would be a shame.

The Page of Pentacles was hanging out on the bottom of the deck, just to make sure I knew what this reading was about.  This studious fellow is prepared to learn just about anything, and I am thinking I am going to need to be too.

These images are from the Victorian Romantic Tarot by Karen Mahony and Alex Ukolov at Baba Studio.


  1. I picked up my thoth tonight, too, but I'm not ready for it just yet. I thought I might choose a card a day, and just see what happens.

  2. It's seems so intimidating, huh? Plus, I used to be sure it didn't like me. Always throwing nasty cards at me. I trimmed a large one over the past couple days, and it is gorgeous now, and we are getting on great, though I don't always understand it, but i ALMOST do, so I keep trying. Good luck with your Thoth, too, Angela!