Today we have the Nine Maidens of the Mill/Nine of Coins and the Rune Algiz, with Unn/Eight of Cups as the Hidden Influence.
Set and maintain strong boundaries around your time today. You have much to do, and there are many interruptions and distractions which can pull you away from your work. Close your door, set a timer, turn off your phone–whatever it takes to create the space you need to do your work.
This isn’t just drudgery, though. Unn, the Undine of Time, looks up and down the Threads, and reminds us to do so as well. Focus on your earthly work, so that you clear time and space for your spiritual work. Work consciously as well as conscientiously. Make good choices about your time, so that your mundane duties do not consume the time you need for your creative process and spiritual practice.
Today we have the rune Ansuz, along with Fenris/The Devil, and the Hidden Influence of Suttung/Six of Coins (cards from The Giants’ Tarot, Raven Kaldera). Pay attention! Your demons have something to say that you need to hear, and they may choose unexpected messengers. Do not discount the message because the bearer is not a channel you are used to heeding.
You might not realize what is going on behind the scenes. See that snake in the lower right corner of Suttung’s card? That’s Odin, making His way into Suttung’s treasure hold to take what was not freely offered. Be aware of your resources and make good decisions about how to use them–including sharing. Be generous and hospitable, but not to the point of pain. Trust in the Gods, but tie your ship.
With thanks to Nancy Garcia for including me in this write up of the Top Five Places for Tarot and Mysticism in The Culture Trip!
And I’m in good company, along with RoseRed and Maria Strom!
“Top 5 Places for Tarot and Mysticism in San Francisco: It’s in the Cards. There was a time when San Francisco had numerous shops that carried mystical supplies, and clouds of incense filled the air. If you’re interested in learning about the tarot, connecting with some of the best readers, or discovering exotic, hand-blended incense, there is still a wealth of resources in this town. Some of them may even take you back to simpler, more magical times. We see endless possibilities in your future.”
Read the entire article here!
A friend showed me this deck. She found it in the home of an elderly relative who has gone to the Great Reading Room in the Sky.
It’s in a plain brown box, with no printer, publisher, or author attribution anywhere.
There are 52 cards. Each card has two fortunes on it, as well as a number between 0 and 39 that perhaps corresponded to a further fortune in a companion book. There are some numbers that have two cards (one red and one black), and other numbers have only one card.
I originally thought there might be a Lenormand connection, but the cards and the fortunes don’t correlate to Lenormand, and the numbering goes to 39, 3 more than the traditional Lenormand deck.
I haven’t found anything using web image search. If you have any ideas about what it might be, I’d love to hear them!
UPDATED July 25, 2015: The fabulous Marcia McCord recognized the deck as one she owns. It’s the 1919 Revelations Fortune Telling Card Deck, printed by The U.S. Playing Card Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Thank you, Marcia!