The Watcher Angel Tarot arrived today. At a glance, this is quite a somber deck but I don’t like to judge a book by its covers. I like to get to know my new decks in person and in order to really connect with the spirit of each deck, I have previously used a deck interview spread that I found on the Aeclectic Tarot Forum.
However, feeling the need to prepare properly before interviewing the Watcher Angel deck, I wanted to see if I could find a different angle through the types of questions I asked. I wanted to get a sense of the essence of the deck and I also wanted to see the deck’s qualities in the light of service – service being a main them in my Hermit year.
The questions I decided to ask were:
1. Describe yourself in three words
2. How would your best friend describe you using only three words
3. What gift do you bring?
4. What do you expect in return?
5. How can you help me serve?
6. Is there anything else you would like to tell me about yourself?
The top two cards are questions 1 and 2. Below these two are cards 3 and 4. The final two cards (5 and 6) are to the right.
|Apologies for the uneven light distribution and poor picture quality – they cards are all the same colour!|
1. 8 of Cups: Three words to describe myself? Seriously. *rolls eyes* OK, I’ll humour you: Transformation-nudger, path-worker, lifter-upper
2. King of Cups: This is a lot easier. My friend constantly calls me a dilettante. Two more words, eh? Moody bastard. Hehe. It’s fair – we’ve known each other since primary school!
3. VIII Strength: I give you spiritual nourishment in an easily digestible format. I don’t sugarcoat the truth but make it go down a bit easier none the less. This is my gift to you.
4. The High Priestess: Please make sure that you are in a receptive mood. That’s all. I’m not asking you to share your Watcher Angel readings with others. They can be our little secret.
5. XVIII The Moon: Transmute your fears. Become more authentically you by freeing yourself from anything that holds you back. Your authenticity is your best gift to humanity.
6. The Tower: Now that would be telling, wouldn’t it? All I will say for now is… Expect the unexpected!