Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Story Spread: The Alchemist

As a way to break in my new deck I decided to try the story spread that can be found in the guidebook.  The idea is to choose (or randomly draw) a theme and lay out a narrative for it.  As I am curious what to expect from my new job, I chose the Guardian of the Books to represent the theme of my reading.  I then shuffled and drew three cards which are to be read in order.

Alchemy - I had to smile when I turned this card over.  The alchemy card is about starting with something normal and turning it into something extraordinary.  I will only get what I put into it.  If I put a lot of enthusiasm and effort into this new job, it will prove to be very rewarding.

Calendar - This is a slow moving card and placement is important.  This card could mean a delay but because it follows the Alchemy card (rather than precedes it) I believe it to mean gradual and steady progress.  Achieving the message of the Alchemy card will take time but if I am patient and continue to follow it's guidance I will eventually get the results I desire.

The Baroness - This card has thrown me.  The baroness represents a deceitful person.  This could be a false friend, an unknown enemy or someone who wishes to bring you down.  They are manipulative and untrustworthy.  I can only guess that the cards are warning me to be careful of this type of person later on.  After creating something wonderful there might be someone who wishes to crush it.

Not exactly a happy ending to the story but the future is never set in stone.  For the time being, however, I shall take the advice of the alchemist.  I have the ingredients to make something great out of this new job, if only I put in the effort.

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Call

"You have questions only the Book of Destiny can answer, 
but will you take up the sword to recover it?"
-The Chronicles of Destiny

I am spending the afternoon with The Chronicles of Destiny Fortune Cards.  They are the newest addition to my collection and I couldn't be more happy with them.  They are a refreshing balance between tarot and oracle cards.  The deck follows a structure, unlike most oracles, but not the same structure as tarot.  The cards tell a story.  They are unique in that sense.  

It has been an enjoyable experience so far.  I am curled up on the couch reading through the story one card at a time...