Deck Spotlight on Legend: The Arthurian Tarot

Legend: the Arthurian Tarot is the oldest deck that I have. My first ever deck was a fairy deck that I quickly moved away from. I’ve been carrying Legend with me for the last 6 years at least, perhaps longer. Therefore, we have a lot of history. However, it seems lately that my energy around tarot has shifted, and it makes sense that this deck’s energy would have shifted toward me as well.

Enter: The deck interview!

This is very useful for me as a reader, but it’s also useful for those who might seek a reading from me in the future. You will get to know my decks, see a glimpse of how I work with the tarot, and get a feeling for the sorts of things you can learn and explore through a tarot reading.

Let’s dive in!

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All illustration (c) Anna-Marie Ferguson

A bit of context before we dive in here: I originally purchased this deck at a time in my life when I was fascinated with Arthurian mythology. I thought that not only would this deck be a great addition to my practice as a witch, but it would be a fantastic way to review the Arthurian legends. I have learned a lot through this deck over the years.

This is certainly my most traditional deck, as it were. The artwork is a somewhat classical style, and the artwork on the cards often reflects the artwork on the traditional Rider Waite deck.

The deck interview spread was developed by Beth over at Little Red Tarot. She is a fantastic tarot blogger, so you should definitely check out her blog. The spread can be found at this post.

Tell me about yourself. 

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8 of Spears: The White Hart

This deck is all about the chase! Using this deck helps you find opportunities to prove yourself. This deck can serve as a guide when things are moving forward faster than you’re ready. This is an ally in the journey, and an exciting companion.

What are your strengths as a deck?

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The Priestess Reversed

This deck can feel very serious. Legend will help you find talents unknown, to discover potential that you’ve hidden from yourself and the world. It will help you to confront self-deceit and ignorance.

What are your limits as a deck?

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The Chariot Reversed

This deck can be a little blunt. It isn’t particularly well-suited to projects or career spreads, as the chariot reversed here suggests the collapse of an enterprise, that projects aren’t moving forward with normal speed.

What are you here to teach me?

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8 of Swords

This deck is a master of perseverance. It is here to help me (and others) find an escape route from a difficult situation. This is a deck to call on in dire situations.

How can I best learn to collaborate with you?

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King of Swords Reversed

This deck is not afraid to get real! Call upon Legend when you need a heavy-handed authority, when you know there’s something you’re maybe not ready to hear but the situation is dire enough that you need to hear it anyway. There is some serious leadership at play here.

What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?

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Wheel of Fortune

Destiny! We were meant to be together! But really. This card will help me to integrate all aspects of life, to realize my full potential. If you get a reading through me with this deck, this is the sort of energy it brings – powerful energy. This deck can help with thinking about broad goals for life, and can serve as a way to maximize your opportunities for growth and development.

Overall, this is a very good deck to call upon when you need to get real with yourself about something. It works best in situations that are not related to career or to a specific project. I know that over the years I’ve been reading with this deck, it has really helped me to get to the heart of interpersonal and relationship issues.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! I have two other decks that I will be interviewing in the upcoming week, and each has an extremely different feel. So keep your eyes peeled for that, and until next time, this is Abbie signing off.


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