I just got my Tarot Nustantara in the mail today! Squee! Deck interview time!
I think my copy might have been a bit grumpy upon arrival, so I am going to give it a day or two to chill until I mess with it again.
Hi! It’s nice to meet you! Welcome to my Tarot Basket. So… Tell me about yourself…
9 of Wands
Oh… I get it. You’re not entirely sure how you feel about things yet. A bit on the defensive, yes? I know, we speak different languages, but I’ve got to tell you that your images really transcend the language barrier. I’m going to have some hiccups with your court cards, but other than that I’ve shuffled through you and the images just pop! I’m excited to work with you, for what it’s worth. Other than RWS clone, I don’t know of a deck whose symbolism snaps, crackles, and pops so much for me. Maybe I’ve come on too strong, and it’s a bit much for you?
I saw all of those colorful patterns and swirly shapes, and I thought we’d have fun. Why so serious?
I totally get it now. My excitement to start shuffling and my criticisms of the paper nubbins on your edges, and the flimsy nature of the stock you’re printed on was a bit of an imposition on my part. No wonder you were on the defensive. You’ve made a very long journey to your destination. Who knows what hibbity-jibbity uber-Wiggins you picked up on the way… You must be exhausted! And I was way too intense with my criticism and my squees. I take it that you’re a bit calm, collected, and rational. Totally unexpected. Maybe I need to get to know you to see your quirky side.
What can I do to make this easier for both of us?
4 of Swords
Ahhhhhh… I see. You had a long strange trip. You need some rest. Not a problem. I got this really cute pouch/wallet thingy at Tar-Jay that is turquoise with an orange peace sign on it. It was $1.67 on the clearance rack! Perfect mini-deck size! Since you didn’t come with a box, I’d say it will probably do you up nicely until I can find something a bit fancier. I am thinking you’d thrive with orange, aqua, and gold. I love the muted-brights palette. Lovely…
So… maybe we should talk tomorrow?
10 of Pents
Yes, the sun will come out tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day. I will never go hungry again. I get it. You do have a sense of humor.
A dry sense of humor?
4 of Cups
You’re right… I didn’t see that one coming. Touché, Nusantara… Touché!
Alright, alright… I’ll let you rest for a while. Believe it or not, I’ve got an altar or two. Once of which would be a lovely place for a disco nap… without the disco.
Which altar do you want?
Persephone it is then… It’s a bit more springy than deathy, I gotta warn you. I change it up with the seasons. I’m probably going to switch it up for summer soon, but I think you’ll like it. Sleep tight… Don’t let anything chthonic bite! I doubt you will. You’ve got some wandy fire in ya… I can tell.
Tomorrow is another day, and I’ll get my divination on, Nusantara style in due time.