Sunday, April 29, 2012

new deck, on action

Working with the Golden Tarot of Klimt this week. The deck is a lovely one...sadly, due to the nature of the gold gilt, scans can never quite do it justice... :[

"Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now."
- Audre Lorde

“In each age men of genius undertake the ascent. From below, the world follows them with their eyes. These men go up the mountain, enter the clouds, disappear, reappear, People watch them, mark them. They walk by the side of precipices. They daringly pursue their road. See them aloft, see them in the distance; they are but black specks. On they go. The road is uneven, its difficulties constant. At each step a wall, at each step a trap. As they rise the cold increases. They must make their ladder, cut the ice and walk on it., hewing the steps in haste. A storm is raging. Nevertheless they go forward in their madness. The air becomes difficult to breath. The abyss yawns below them. Some fall. Others stop and retrace their steps; there is a sad weariness. The bold ones continue. They are eyed by the eagles; the lightning plays about them: the hurricane is furious. No matter, they persevere.”
- Victor Hugo

“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” 
- Franklin D. Roosevelt


Marina said...

Nice quotes! I can totally see how they relate to the cards you drew! :) Was this a reading or you were just playing with this deck?

I had the chance of seeing it in real life one and it's GORGEOUS! But for some reason I cannot read with Klimt's art. It does not speak to me in a 'divination' way, lol!

I can't wait to see you work with it! :)

Bonkers said...

Kind of both? I drew the two cards with the specific intention of doing the quote-finding exercise, but the message was quite appropriate as a sort of reading for me as well. :]

Anonymous said...

Yay! I've been using this deck for a while too and it's an all-time favourite, so very beautiful :) Hope you enjoy using it, and looking forward to reading about what you take from it!

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