Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Hobbit Tarot Deck Review

The Hobbit Tarot Deck
Peter Pracownik – Artist
Terry Donaldson – Author

The cover of the box caught my attention right away, as I figured this was Gandalf! And yes, it is.
This is their 4 of cups image. The definition that goes with the card -
We see Gandalf in a moment of reflection, calmly filling his pipe by the side of water. In this quiet enclave, he has an opportunity to think about things and work out what is to be done next.
Throughout the story, Gandalf periodically disappears, but thankfully comes back when he is most needed!
Divinatory Meaning – Reach out for new friendships, withdrawing from others, feelings of dejection. This card tells you that you are taking things too personally and becoming too apathetic. That you are becoming too stuck, unable to see the new people and opportunities being suggested by life.
Time to take down your defense mechanisms and have greater trust in the basic goodness of others.
Reversed -
It can show that you might need to spend more time in meditation, or personal reflection, becoming more separate from others in order to regain your center of gravity.

Wow! I tell you this little book that comes with the deck is great. Every card has a similar description that is very in depth, and psychologically sound.

The size of the cards is pretty standard. They will lend themselves well to trimming. They are not flimsy, yet they are not real thick. I don't imagine I will use them daily.

The cards themselves are very well done. I love the artwork – the entire deck has an 'otherworldly' feel to it. It very much feels as if you are walking in another world when you are working with them, I believe they will be great for meditations, for 'entering in' as in a shamanic journey. They do have an energy about them that sends out the corresponding vibration the picture is conveying.
The fool card pictures Bilbo setting out on his journey, and it immediately brought to mind his poem-

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way,
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

The artwork gives the feeling his feet are going forward while part of him is still reaching backwards.

There are three unique spread outlays in the back of the little book-
The Ring of Gollum Spread – 12 cards
The Sword of Aragon Spread – 9 cards
The Arkenstone Spread – 14 cards

I chose to do the Sword of Aragorn Spread, to see how the cards relate to 'real life'
When I laid them out, they started out with eerie accuracy regarding my present situation.

If you loved the Hobbit, you will love these cards.
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