I purchased a new Tarot deck today.
I've collected a number over the years, given many away when I got tired of having to dust them, and retained only a choice few. I think Crowley's Thoth deck is one of the most beautiful decks ever, but it doesn't Talk to me. Robin Wood's deck is pretty, even though there are a few cards whose imagery I find problematic. See the Hierophant card for more information.
And while I do love the Rider-Waite deck and it's various versions, I have to admit that I don't really grok the Cabbalistic/Masonic thing. When you start having theological debates (read: Tantrums which involve throwing things and threats of immolation) with your oracle...maybe it's time to look for a new one.
So I returned home with my brand new deck and checked out Gordon's blog, as I often do. And he has this great post up on Calibrating An Oracle. You should go read it.
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