A new student of mine recently mentioned that The Wild Unknown Tarot by Kim Krans (HarperElixer) is her favorite Tarot deck. That reminded me that I haven’t read with that deck for quite some time, so today I’m doing a 3-card reading with it. (The key words following the card titles are provided in the guidebook for the deck.)
(1) What is influencing me the most right now?
THE HIGH PRIESTESS / Key 2 (Mystery, Psychic Wisdom)
This is an influence I can readily accept and appreciate. I do have a complex, powerful inner life that involves intuition and dreams, along with an awareness and appreciation of mystery. With this influence, I need to know that I have heightened abilities to look past the obvious, to see into secret or hidden areas or aspects of a situation. The “voice from within” has much to tell me if I am listening.
(2) What do I need more of in my life?
NINE OF WANDS (Strength, Stamina, Confidence)
On this card, a flight of steps leads upward towards the moon. With the Nine, I am near the top, in the final stretch towards a goal or desired outcome. I may feel weary, doubtful, or even fearful, but this is not the time to give in or give up. Just a few more steps and I’ll be there. I like the fact that the crescent moon appears at the top of this card like it does in The High Priestess card.
(3) What do I need less of in my life?
FIVE OF CUPS (Grief, Disappointment)
I guess we could all use less “grief and disappointment” in our lives. Although I cannot control every detail of what happens in my life, this card tells me to acknowledge that there will be disappointment or even regret, but that what I do with that or what I do going forward is important. I need to focus on the negatives less and explore what I can actually do or control to make things better. Is my disappointment really due to someone else’s flaws and failures, or are my expectations simply too high?