|Rider Waite Tarot|
Yesterday I had decided that for today I would use the Rider Waite Tarot. I just wanted to go back to my tarot roots.So many different and beautiful decks are out there nowadays. It can be the theme that allures you or perhaps the artwork or when you are lucky: Both. The beauty of this variety of decks is the same time its pitfall. Many of us buy different decks to expand their insight in the cards and to enhance their intuitive reading skills. Some of us buy more and more decks because they are on a quest for “the perfect deck”; their life companion.
And others buy them because they are just into buying more and more decks and are real collectors (hoarders???)
There’re as many reasons to buy decks as there’re people who buy them and every reason is as valid as the other.
But where does that leave our trusted Rider Waite Tarot deck? The opinions about this one differs also lot. For me it is one of my go to decks. I've learned to read the cards with this tarot deck and it was my first “big” deck. (My very first deck was the small R.W) This deck was a unexpected present from my husband, which I found on my pillow on my birthday (years ago). I know every card by heart; the little symbols, the colors, the feel of the stock, the faces are familiar. It’s like catching up with an old friend, whom you haven’t seen in months. You just continue where you left off. I will never grow tired of this deck. I am very curious what your relationship with the Rider Waite Tarot is.
So The Empress for today; one of my “sigh cards”. She is all about abundance and nurturing. About feeling good about yourself and taking care of yourself. Creativity is flowing through her like the stream in her forest. You can just kneel down and take a sip if you want. She is grounded and stable, yet fluid and caring, just like a mother should be. This card raises a very safe feeling within me
LeilaVey : “I am the Empress. I provide sustenance for all children of the earth, and love them equally. I am the giver and preserver of life. I offer beauty, passion, sensuality and pleasure to all who connect with me. I am the ever nurturing mother, ever pregnant with new life and new possibilities. Take what you need. There is plenty for all.”