The Haindl Tarot arrived through the post earlier this week but I didn’t have time to interact with it properly until yesterday. An eBay find like this can sometime have a sticky energy but this deck felt pristine though the box was a bit worn. As I was looking through the cards, connecting with them one by one, I was amazed to find three unicorns in the deck.
As someone who works with a unicorn spirit guide, this was a clear sign that the Haindl Tarot deck would be important to me. Having not previously connected with the artwork all those times I had come across the Haindl Tarot deck online, handling the cards it surprised me how strong the emotional connection was.
These cards are truly magical and the art touched something deep within my soul. Perhaps this is why the Haindl Tarot doesn’t appeal at a glance when you are shopping online for a new deck. Like with a quiet introvert who has much hidden depth, you need to make an effort when you sit down with this deck… but when you do, you may very well discover a new friend for life.
Haindl Tarot Deck Interview
1. Describe yourself in three words or less – 2 of Cups
HT: Star-crossed lover
Me: Whom do you love?
HT: Life and love itself
Me: Why do you feel as if this love was ill-fated?
HT: The difficult beginnings and then finding so much beauty just before it was nearly too late…
2. How would your best friend describe you using only three words? – 2 of Pentacles
HT: Adaptable, stabilising, harmonising
Me: Does this come from having had to navigate so much pain and difficulty in your own life?
HT: It does indeed and it makes it feel as it was all worth it
3. What gift do you bring? – Death
HT: To push past the fear of going deep into the shadowlands of the psyche. Inspiration to transmute the dross in your life into true alchemical gold.
Me: This is as I expected. Thank you.
4. What do you expect in return? – 8 of Swords
HT: That you free yourself from preconceived ideas and don’t allow negative, looping thoughts hold you back.
Me: Yes, I can see how that will be necessary in order for the alchemical process to develop fully. I’m definitely a work in progress in that regard.
5. How can you help me serve? – 5 of Cups
HT: I can help when you are grieving and it seems that your pain is too much for any human to bear. I can help you and your clients find the silver lining to any situation.
Me: Yes, I think I can already see that you will be my favourite deck for times of loss and sorrow. This fits with the Death card theme as well.
6. Is there anything else you would like to tell me about yourself? – 7 of Cups
HT: Don’t laugh. I know you got this card for the Thomson-Leng Tarot in the exact same position the other day but it is true – The same applies here. You are not ready to know all my secrets yet, OK? Just trust that all will be revealed in due course… And of course, ordering those companion books was a good idea.
Me: I’m not laughing; I’m smirking… lol OK, OK… sigh… Well, you know I’m not the most patient person in the world but I do look forward to reading those books and getting to know you better. I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel Pollack a few years ago at the UK Tarot Conference and I have no doubt the books will contain many pearls of wisdom.
Thank you so much for answering my questions and I look forward to doing the week ahead messages with you later on today!
HT: You’re welcome!
Do you work with the Haindl Tarot? How are you finding it? What kind of readings to you tend to use it for. Answer in the comments section below, please.
Lisa / Kallista