I somehow felt compelled to pick out my Tarot of the Sidhe deck instead this week. I am still sick by the way, some ick in the sinuses so I spend most of my days (and nights) camped out on the sofa with blankets and books and an array of tea cups and biscuits with the TV on mute. I dream violent dreams of antagonizing people I love and wake up disoriented and confused, but it is just the fever talking.
The Sidhe has a vivid and powerful presence that I connect to right now. I also quite like that it is just the images and a 4 line verse that does the talking. Companion books are cool but more of an intellectual endeavor and at this time it is not what I crave.
I did write a bit about this deck in my forgotten swedish blog a few months back. There is a study group on it at the Tarotforum too but not active at all and I can see why. These cards are just so personal, they lend themselves more to personal interpretations then to look under the microscope in a study group. Cards are to be found here at the home page of their creator Emily Carding (who you should look up at Facebook too cause she is a marvelous woman)
Todays card did feel like a gift. The key word Generosity and the outstretched hands makes me think about how important it is not only to give but to receive. The tree offering its fruit would be a waste if none were there to take them.