I recently purchased the Steampunk Tarot, a deck that I’ve been anticipating for quite some time. Now that it’s in my hands, I thought I’d post my “Interview with a New Deck” spread, as I tend to do when I obtain a new deck.
In case you missed my previous new deck posts, the layout is as follows:
1. Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic?
2. What are your strengths as a deck?
3. What are your limits as a deck?
4. What do you bring to the table–what are you here to teach me?
5. How can I best learn from and collaborate with you?
6. What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?
The cards I pulled are below:
Now on to the interview…
TD: Hello Steampunk.
TD: Glad we are finally acquainted. I’ve been wanting to meet you for awhile. Steampunk: Most people do as I am incredibly interesting and exciting. So I can’t really blame them, now can I?
TD: (clearing throat) No, I suppose not. So are you ready for the interview? Steampunk: This isn’t going to take too long, is it? I have an air ballon launch in an hour.
TD: No, I only have six questions. Steampunk: Well, let us not tarry then. Proceed.
TD: Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic?
Six of Swords
Steampunk: There are so many of them it’s difficult to narrow it down. But what I can say is this: I can take you to new heights and show you new adventues. But most importantly, should you find yourself in a heap a trouble, I’ll show you a way out. I’m really good at helping folks when they’re in a jam – especially those who think that they are stuck or in a no-win situation.
TD: What are your strengths as a deck?
Steampunk: I can shake your foundation and rock your world. I’ll make you question the way you look at life (and you will always find that my way is better). I can provide you a different persepctive and a new way of looking at things. If there’s something you need to change in your life – something that is no longer beneficial to you or to your purpose – we’ll make sure to get rid of it.
TD (gulping): Get rid of it? Steampunk (Nodding): And though my advice might be tough at times, I guarantee you that you’ll be a better person when it’s over.
TD: What are your limits as a deck?
Knight of Cups
Steampunk: While I can enchant you and make you smile, I cannot find love for you. You’ll have to do that on your own. And while I can provide inspiration and be your muse – fill your head with romantic notions and thoughts of romance – they’ll come to nothing unless you take action. That will be up to you – I’ll not tell you what to do here. And I cannot do it for you.
TD: What do you bring to the table? What are you here to teach me?
Six of Pentacles
Steampunk: I’ll teach you how to give and take – how to bring balance to your life through my various lessons. I will also give you gentle nudges as needed so you can go out there into the world and make things happen – become part of the material flow of giving & receiving, become part of the community in which you live. This might be a nudge for you to help others or to swallow your pride and ask for help yourself.
TD: How can I best learn from and collaborate with you?
Two of Swords
Steampunk: First, approach the table with balance and calm. Do not come to me in anger or despair. Advice is taken best with a still mind. Second, don’t just read my cards and walk away. In other words, do not waste my time. If you are reading for yourself, I expect you to take action after your reading – to follow my advice and take the necessary steps to change your situation for the better. Yes, it may be difficult at times and you might have to face the monsters in your closet but it is the only way that you will learn from me and grow.
TD: What is the potential of our working relationship?
Queen of Wands
Steampunk: I’ll support you – I’ll give you inspiration and I’ll fire your passion. I’ll motivate you and make sure that you are out there living life. If you do what I say kid, you’ll have one hell of a ride – and be the wiser at the end of it.
TD: Thank you Steampunk for taking the time out to answer my quesion.
Steampunk (pulling out pocketwatch and gasps): Good gods, I’m late. (He reaches on the top of his head and drops down his goggles). I’ll be off then. Oh, one more thing.
Steampunk: May the cards be ever in your favor.