Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Page of Swords - First card from my new Fountain Tarot Deck

Today I received my copy of the Fountain Tarot which I had won in a giveaway in September.  It is a stunning deck. It is even more beautiful  in reality than the pictures  I’ve seen online presumed. It feels like a whole year round, multipurpose deck.
Fountain Tarot Page of Swords Three of Wands
After giving  it  thorough shuffle, the first card I drew was  the Page of Swords – bold curiosity.  A card about being open-minded to new ideas and situations. This page likes to try out new things and seek out new approaches to old concepts.  A perfect guide to dive into this modern looking mesmerizing deck.  But since the Page isn’t the studious type and has a rather short attention span, I asked what could help him to take the study of this deck more seriously and I pulled the Three of Wands – focused effort. Now this guy is holding on the his rope vigorously. He is not the kind to let go that easy when things get a bit more complicated. This is the  attitude I need for my tarot studies: dedication!   The guidebook talks about how he is alternating between energy puling inwards and energy pushing outwards. I love how this is depicted by act of rope twisting. In case of studying this deck this could be about reading and practicing versus contemplating and letting new information and experiences sink in

And last but not least like every Three of wands this cards also stands  for the promise of success !

12 comments:

  1. I love the phrase of "bold curiosity" for this Page. But the Three of Wands is an excellent way of keeping his interest! Lovely deck. :)

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    1. In the guidebook there is such a small phrase for each for each of the cards!

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  2. I'm echoing the commenter above me, but I also love the phrase "bold curiosity". And this post makes me want to get myself a copy of the Fountain tarot!

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    1. Hi Caitirin! Thank you for stopping by. This deck is so much more beautiful than I had imagined it :)

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  3. I love to watch a new deck unfold it's mysteries and advice.

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    1. Me too! It is always an exciting journey

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  4. That looks a lovely deck and beautifully interprted by yourself. Your post reminds me as learners/scholars we need a balance of inputs (intellectuals resources in books, works of art etc) and outputs -what we do with that knowledge, how we apply or extend it. Your outputs seem pretty good to me.

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    1. Thank you so much. If we didn't do anything with the information we absorb we would be just like a computer :)

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  5. What a wonderful pair of cards to begin your journey into this new deck Ellen. I love the contrasting (and complementary) energies, shapes and colours here, the movement from the Page's momentary stillness to that bold action of the Three. Wishing you many happy journeys with your new deck!

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    1. Hi Beth! how nice to hear from you, I hope you are doing well I was very pleased with these first two cards and even more with this beautiful gift from Fountain Tarot.

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  6. I love that they see the positive in the Page of Swords (like you, I'm a big Swords fan). And I hadn't really paid attention to the Three of Wands in this deck before. What a great way of seeing it, alternating between energy moving in and out, in order to create something strong and wonderful. Wishing you much joy with this lovely deck!

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    1. Thank you much Chloe.Yes I love how they've managed to convey their own ideas about the cards in without straying from the traditional meanings. This makes it easy to read with a enough new layers to discover

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