It was exactly a year ago.
We were in Barrie- a larger town 100 km south of us, to deliver some post x-mas orders and to also do some shopping. Of course we visited the Chapters book store 🙂
There, among all the Doreen V. decks I spotted the Linestrider Tarot!
I had no clue about this deck, but the name and description on the box intrigued me.
Well, I gave the deck to Peter, saying something like”Oh looook, here is something for me to wrap up sometime!” He is always looking for things I would like and has a little stash in his (not so secret) cupboard.
Somehow I had hoped, I would get the deck for Valentine’s day, about a month away.
Valentine’s day came and went, Peter making preparations to leave the very next day for a 3 week trip the Europe, to see his ageing mother.
Shortly after he came back home we were preparing for our 3 month travel into the Southwestern US and coming home from that our tourist/ summer season was in full swing and we were scrambling to keep Bearpaw Jewellery up and well supplied with treasures as well as keep all my shamanic patients and Tarot clients happy…..
Then some more travelling – and some more of the above….
So the year went.
I sometimes thought about the deck waiting for me – or was I waiting for it?
The word Linestrider I found very evocative. I am a line strider of sorts. One foot in the mundane and oftentimes hectic world of 2017/18 (aren’t we all…) The other of my feet however is firmly planted in the world of shamanic and Ancestor Spirits, the ways and traditions of my Siberian tribal upbringing, lore and teachings, the teachings of my Native American mentors and Elders and my work as a shaman with indigenous as well Anglo, Hispanic and lately also Hindu and Buddhist clients.
Would this deck be filled with images, that speak and reflect my current experiences?
My Birthday was coming:)
I resisted even looking at scans, pictures or reviews of the deck – I wanted to be surprised.
My B-day is on the Winter Solstice and that is always a very busy day when I have several engagements / Solstice teachings and Prayers as well as a Winter Solstice celebration to either host or attend to…….
No time for deck discoveries.
But it was there!
Right on our breakfast table with a few other pressies still nicely wrapped up:)
It took another few days, until things finally calmed down and while others were stuffing themselves with Turkey I finallllly had time to open my present and explore the Linestrider.
Is anyone else here working/ reading with this deck?
What are your thoughts?
I will share mine in subsequent posts.