I'm thrilled to introduce a fun new feature on my blog: Sweet and Sour Tarot!
What the hell is that?, you may be wondering.
Well, I'm anticipating a brilliant (albeit, dark) new deck from my colleagues James Battersby and Christine Aguilar called Twisted Tarot Tales. This colorful horror comic deck recently finished a successful IndieGoGo campaign (124% funded!)--and I'm eagerly waiting my copy to arrive in the mail (any day now...any day).
One thing that strikes me a bit funny about my tastes in decks: I tend to gravitate towards "uplifting" decks that could be described as "positive"--even child-friendly. After all, I co-created the Snowland Deck with my hubby, artist Ron Boyer, right? (I even have an aversion to Tarot images that portray nudity and violence. Ha!)
And yet...I'm completely enamored with Christine and James' vision for their Twisted Tarot Tales deck. It's so...twisted! So wrong! But, so hilarious! So brilliant! And, by God...still readable!
As I was chatting with James on Facebook one day, I had an idea: Why not do a Sweet and Sour Tarot blog feature comparing the same cards from our Snowland Deck with their Twisted Tarot Tales Deck! You couldn't find a more different set of decks, and yet, discussing how they differ and how they similarly represent traditional Tarot themes and archetypes would be a fun, illuminating exercise on how the cards apply to myriad life situations and questions.
I'm excited to bring this new feature to you, and I hope you'll get a kick out of it as much as I know I will. Mostly, though, I hope you benefit from seeing how two very different decks tap into the universal archetypes and motifs contained within Tarot--thereby enhancing, expanding and informing your own Tarot readings and personal set of meanings.