I’ve just received a new deck I have been wanting for a while now, The Gorgon’s Tarot. I was almost hesitant to open it, unsure of what I was going to find, or feel about the deck, once I held it. Let me just say that it is beautiful, lush, and vivid in its monochrome glory. I’m fairly new to tarot, I started almost hesitantly about two years ago with my first deck, The Hermetic Tarot, also black and white, but the deck was so dense in knowledge and symbolism that I wasn’t quite sure how to delve in, so I put it off for a little while, picking it up only on occasions. Then I bought myself a mini RWS deck, which is great but I really got it because it was mini and I could easily carry it around with me. On occasions, I would read on tarot and learn more on it but wasn’t fully committed. It was also during a time of spiritual crisis, I was doubting my beliefs, changing, breaking down long-established foundations, things of that nature. Meanwhile, tarot continued to whisper my name, calling my attention, I discreetly ignored it. Well, towards the end of last year I felt I was ready to truly branch out, break free and create myself anew. This is when I picked up the study of tarot in earnest. I began studying the symbolism and tradition behind the Hermetic deck, The Golden Dawn, etc., so as to one day be able to truly and fully use the Hermetic deck. Meanwhile I have been using the RWS which feels more accessible, the downside being that it is too small.
Receiving the Gorgon’s Tarot, today, opening the box, I truly wasn’t sure what to expect but I completely meshed with the images, I connected and immediately fell in love with everything the deck has to offer, the untapped possibilities of exploration. Beautiful deck.
I did a test spread and it flowed to so well, I connected with the deck instantly. What I got from it was that this was a deck with loads to give, introspective and rich. I definitely look forward to getting to know this deck. Oh, one more thing, the LWB is wonderful, cheeky and very informative.