On the Aeclectic Tarot forum we have a Chat thread, where everyone posts a little something once a day and at the end of the month Solandia, the owner of the site draws 2 post numbers from the entries made and whoever wrote that post wins a little something = a Tarot or Oracle related prize, offered up by members of the forum. There are quite a few gifted deck creators among the membership and some of them offer up one of their deck as a little promotion.
I guess, you are sensing, why I am sharing this right now – and you are right:
In January I won!!!!
I was permitted to chose from several of the prizes offered.
One of them was the Healing Tarot, about which I wrote a few impressions on this blog. Then there were hand sown Tarot bags offered up, the mayors only Blue Moon Tarot by Julie Cuccia-Watts,the Australian Wildflower deck and talisman pack, by Cheralyn and a few other treasures.
I however chose the A’HA Oracle created by Linnie.
It took 3 weeks for it to arrive from Australia and so was just about in time to become my deck of the month for February 🙂
Now, it is quite difficult for me to write anything about the deck here on the blog – because the creator is one of my trusted readers here 🙂
I also consider Linnie a friend.
So I was doubly curious to lay hands on her creation.
It arrived in a beautiful sturdy box held in earth tones. The card stock also is sturdy and durable.
Now, I need to tell you, that the A’HA Oracle is largely black and white, circular images on black card stoc and I know, I am “not very good” with B/W decks.
– Last month’s Healing Tarot was a B/W deck as well and I did not bond with it at all = which however is largely due to the medical attributions given to the cards in a rather arbitrary way. One just can not flip over a couple of cards and tell a person – you have bad teeth, lung cancer and you weigh toooo much…… 😦
Well, back to A’HA:
I have to honestly say, the first 4 cards I looked at left me a little sad and depressed:
Maybe that was, because I was quite sick with the flue at that time and I needed something more cheerful?The coresponding notes in the booklet however were sweet and uplifting 🙂
Other cards I looked at – made me immediately think: Oh, what ifffff this was in colour!??
Yes, I enjoyed reading the little paragraphs of the book more than the B/W images.
So, what if they wear some colour? Will this insult toe creator, my friend? Can I even risk it to tell you -and her here, that I am messing with her cards? I have to risk that! I think, that THAT is my personal process with A’HA.
So for the next 2 weeks I picked a daily card, read about it and then decided, if I would colour it in.
Colours are sooooooo important to me! THAT is one thing, I learned through A’HA so far 🙂
Yes!! I have other B?W – or largely B?W decks and – I coloured – painted them:
My beloved Ironwing!
My Wild Unknown Tarot!
I feel, my need for colour in divination cards comes from the fact, that I “see” all these more than realistic ueber-vivid colours in Theta trance journeys and that the colours each have a specific meaning in/ for the context of the journey.
Now, A’HA is changing colour……
Will I paint the whole deck?
There are a few cards, that teach me something – in just their B/W dress.
I will write more about at least one of them…..