The warm glow of hard truth: Interviewing The Fountain Tarot

Yesterday, I reviewed The Fountain Tarot.

It’s a beautiful, finely-made deck that brings slow-burning messages and stirs my mind and heart.

Later last night, I interviewed this new deck to find out what it has to teach and how I should work with it.

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1. Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic?

Seven of Cups

A woman stands literally ‘caught’ in the misty bliss of her choices.

Will this deck bewilder and hypnotise me? Present me with impossible options? I think it’s more that it calls me to see through this mist and make clear, heart-centred, real choices

2. What are your strengths as a deck?

Three of Cups

A sense of community, healing and friendship – this card confused me at first. It’s showing me its soft side – the companionship it provides, the offer of love and support.

3. What are your limits as a deck?

Five of Coins

This seemed to contradict the warmth of the Three of Cups… will this deck be a fairweather friend? Or stay with me even when I’m out in the cold? Or that it will take me to these places when I need to learn how to ask for help?

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4. What are you here to teach me?

Queen of Swords

That friendly glow has a hard edge. The Queen of Swords is all of the hurt and difficult knowledge I carry in me, and the strength I get from overcoming it all.

Careful to protect herself, she is not known for her warmth, but if its answers you seek, she is the one to solve them.

5. How can I best learn and collaborate with you?

Three of Coins

This will take commitment and hard work. The cards ask me to understand my role, and to understand that I am part of a greater whole. I must play my equal part in this relationship.

6. What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?

Nine of Wands

The road is not easy, but this is a deck to turn to when the going gets tough – it will help me to stick to my ideals and work through difficulties, to climb towards my goals.

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Ultimately this is a rewarding relationship, but one that requires a lot of work. This isn’t a deck to pick up and sling a few cards around – it demands focus and commitment. The combination of the tough-edged Queen of Swords with the caring Three of Cups tells me that this is a tough love deck, but that the love really is there. It is demanding, and not always kind, but acts in my best interests. And I’ll be interested to see how that Seven of Cups comes out as a characteristic in the cards!

Anything that brings me closer to the spirit of the Nine of Wands is okay with me, though. The more I work with this card, the more I realise this is what I need. It’s about pushing through when things get hard, acknowledging that your work is soul work, that it matters, that it comes from your heart. That’s not always easy, but I want it so bad. If The Fountain Tarot is the deck to help me achieve this, then I love it already.

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  1. Carmen says:

    I love, love, love your music idea to “interview” the cards. It’s so out to f the box; leave it up to an Aquarius! this is my fist time on your blog but I look forward to reading more.

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