Today I needed to play, so I selected the Deck of a 1000 Spreads and the forthcoming Anna.K Tarot (available May 2013, but you can pre-order it!)

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Do you ever have those times when you want to play with your cards but don’t have a question to ask? The Deck of 1000 Spreads is great for that.

I shuffled the deck and randomly drew three cards to create the spread. I trusted them to know what I most needed to know right now. I got: Hobbies & Talents, Hopes & Fears, and Positive Influences.

I laid them out, shuffled my Anna.K and drew three cards.



Tarot, as usual, always seems to know what is needed. I’ve been wondering a lot about my career, whether to expand into other areas or stick with my area of expertise. The Magician says to focus on mastery but also indicates that I can master whatever I want.

The Page of Wands addresses my Hopes & Fears very well. My fears include wondering if I will have fresh, exciting new ideas to keep me interested in my work. My hopes are just that: that I always learn and explore and never become stale.

The 7 of Cups has never been a favorite of mine, since I prefer to be grounded in reality and very focused (like a good Capricorn). Normally this card is not the most positive, often indicating a disconnect between perception and reality. But it can also mean dreaming and fantasizing, which can be either positive or negative. Since it is in the Positive Influences position, this reading is telling me to address my fears (and support my hopes) by actively dreaming, thinking about things that I haven’t before or in ways I haven’t. It also reassures me that times of what I may call “non-productivity” are actually productive in their way, and are part of the creative process that keeps my work lively and interesting.

Here’s a picture of the Anna.K cards and the book. It’s going to be such a nice little package.


Written by Barbara Moore
The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has ...