So, I actually had a bit of a crafting project this last week. I’d been wanting a new tarot deck, and had found one online. So I put it together, with a bit of help from R. Now, under most situations I would buy, and it is my plan when I get the chance to go buy a copy, but as a temporary thing (and because I felt called to it for some reason) I put this one together.
A while back I’d run across a conversation online about “vulgar” types of decks, idols, etc and how people viewed them. Some were negative, some where indifferent. I don’t recall that many were positive. I, frankly, am fine with it, because life isn’t always pretty, and a God or Goddess of sex/love/fertility rules over all aspects of it. One of the ones that was mentioned was the Sensual Goddess Tarot.
So I got curious. Just be warned, it is what some would consider an…adult…deck.
Anyways, got it put together and have started working with it. I have to say, it’s different than my Steampunk Deck. I had someone more familure with tarot watch me work with the Steampunk Deck, and said that it was a Masculine deck and wanted to work with me. I like it, but it can be a bit…obscure at times. Like a stodgy old British man, I guess. I’ve used up half a deck trying to get answers from my SP deck. So far, I’ve done one reading with the Sensual Goddess deck, and it came out a lot clearer. What I’d like to do is run the same question with both decks at the same time and see what happens. But I haven’t done that yet.
Anyways, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the “alternative” style decks out there that can push what some people think is acceptable. I don’t know how many are out there, but I know some out there have better resources than me and may have come across stuff.