I love this time of year. To be clear, I love Winter too, but I’m kind of ready to be done with it for this year. The natural world around me agrees. Things are blooming, critters are emerging, birds are singing. It’s a time for new life, energy, and blossiming in a literal and a metaphorical sense.
Naturally, I love the changing of the seasons, and I love to change my card decks out for the seasons as well. I like for the deck I’m using to reflect what’s going on during the time of year. And so for Spring, I put away the heavier, more somber decks I’ve been using, and I bring out colorful, fun decks. It’s not that they don’t give serious readings just as well as the more somber decks, but they really do go along with the energy of the Spring. This is what I’ll be using this year…
In March, I’m using The Good Tarot by Colette Baron Reid. It’s one of my all-time favorites. The energy of this deck is just so sweet and loving. The images are mythic in scope, but soft and lovely at the same time. My only issue with this deck is that the cards are enormous and thick, and that makes shuffling a little difficult with my arthritic hands. I highly recommend this one for dream work, readings about self-care and self-love, and emotional issues where you need some soothing.
I’m pairing The Good Tarot with the Oracle of Oddities, because I love the imagery of new growth emerging from old bones. It’s very symbolic for this time of year.
April starts with April Fool’s Day, and so the deck I chose for this fun, playful month is the Paulina Tarot by Paulina Cassidy. The energy of this tarot is so fun and silly, though the art is really detailed and lovely. I smile when I shuffle this deck, because I’m excited about the beautiful art that I get to look at as I deal the cards. Paulina Cassidy also created the Joie de Vivre Tarot and the Spiritsong Tarot, both of which I want, but don’t strictly NEED, but will probably buy anyways. :0)
I’ll be using the Enchanted Map Oracle by Colette Baron Reid with the Paulina Tarot, because while it’s still light and whimsical, it lends a touch more gravitas to the reading. This is one of my all-time-favorite oracles, too. It read amazingly clear straight out of the box, and it always gives that extra little bit of information that clears things up. It’s very powerful.
In May, we come to the end of the Spring energy, and start to get a little more serious about the work we need to do for the Summer. So I’ll be using the Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. It’s still pastel and beautiful, and invokes the dreaminess of Spring, but the images aren’t quite so fun and light. They’re dreamy, but deep. I haven’t used this deck very much, but I’m really excited to break it out and work with it in May.
To accompany Shadowscapes, I’ll be bringing out The Messenger Oracle by Ravynne Phelan. I love this deck, as it draws deeply from the natural world, and uses a lot of animal imagery and kind of primal themes. It seems perfect for the wild energy of Beltane.
What do you do to switch things up for Spring? Do you change your home decor? The colors you wear?
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