When I get a new Tarot deck, I spend a lot of time touching them, shuffling them, and taking in the artwork and its energy. Each deck is different even if they are the same type of cards. In fact, there are differences between cards even when identical. I find that the only way to give an accurate reading when interpreting a Tarot spread is to understand the deck and how you, the reader, is connected to the deck. In essence, I interview my cards. Just like one would interview a new employee for a job, I ask my Tarot deck questions to ensure that we are the right fit for each other. Doing so is a powerful way to learn about the cards and to discover their collective power and purpose.
Most recently, I interviewed my Tarot Nefertari Deck. I absolutely adore this deck, with its gold-leaf backing and beautiful interpretation of Egyptian themes. From the moment I touched these cards, I knew that they were meant to be in my regular rotation. In fact, purchasing these is what convinced me to offer my Empowerment Tarot sessions to the public. Before purchasing this deck, I only interpreted cards for myself and friends. But Tarot Nefertari has helped me to understand what I am supposed to be doing in life. They have reminded me that my intuition and my ability to understand human behavior and motivation are my greatest assets.
For this interview, I used a simple six-card spread that I learned about from Little Red Tarot. While it only uses six cards, the information gained is immesurable. Here is a summary of what I learned:
The Tarot Nefetari deck’s most important characteristic is it’s ability to point out our resistance to change. It succeeds most at showing the querent when to stop and when to let go. Sometimes, the deck struggles to clearly show limitations and therefore, readins can be confusing and not as straight forward as some would like. This deck desires to teach me to slow down and to meditate more. To dig deeper and to think beyond what is easily seen. One of the best ways to learn from this deck is to give up my need for control and to allow the cards to guide me to what needs to be seen. We have the potential to provide clear and down to earth readings that are a reflection of the our secure and trusting relationship.