I was looking into different decks not too long ago and discovered the Legacy of the Divine deck from Ciro Marchetti. I was drawn to the rich colors and haunting images of the deck and really felt a pull to the deck. I purchased it not too long ago and this deck has quickly become a favorite for me. The pictures I’ve taken below aren’t the best, but when I attempted to scan them, they turned out horrible. The photos really don’t do justice for the cards by any means.
I have to be up by 5 am and it’s already a quarter after 1 am yet I really felt the need to do a reading before bed. I decided on a three card spread (time was a factor!) and really felt like it was really speaking to me. So I shuffled, took a few breaths, cut the deck, and then began the reading below:
The first card in the spread (the past) was the three of wands. To me, this card represents that I have been heading in the right direction in my life. The decisions I’ve made in the past are coming to fruition and will pay off shortly. This card really confirms for me that the choices I’ve made in my life have been the right ones and that they are going to pay off for me. This image shows a figure looking out over the water, with a ship coming into harbor with clouds and a setting sun in the distance. You can see the night sky above the clouds so I think the clouds are fading rather than gathering, which speaks to me that the storms are starting to fade into the distance. The setting sun is setting on my past and the fluidity of life (water) is bringing new opportunities my direction.
The second card (the present) is the Judgment card in reverse. Traditionally, the Judgment card speaks of someone who is living life to the fullest. It can indicate renewal and an awakening in all aspects of one’s life. However, in reverse, it speaks of a failure to find happiness, due to the lack of effort or readiness. For me, this is VERY applicable to my current situation in my relationship with my fiancé. We are in a bit of a rut, mostly due to the geographical locations we are each in, I’m in the US, and he’s in Canada. We’ve kept saying that we need to get the immigration thing figured out so we can finally get married and live together but a lack of action on both of our parts is preventing us from moving towards that desired goal. Obviously, I need to take some action!
The third card (the future) is the 10 of wands. Another beautiful card from the deck, this image really pulls at me. In it, we see a man with 10 wands strapped to his back and he’s dragging himself along the ground under the burden of the weight of the wands. His hair is ragged and his face lined with the weight of his burden. This speaks of shouldering too much, taking on too much, and becoming burdened with the weight of the responsibilities. I see this is a warning that as I continue through college and work as well as my relationship, I need to remember to take a step back and breath once and a while. It also reminds me to not take on more than I can chew and to be willing to share what responsibilities I can.
This spread really helped me reflect internally on things going on in my life right now. It’s amazing how each card really speaks to me and the situations I have face, am facing or will face in the future and how applicable it is to me. The wands suit connects with fire and the cards in the suit tend to relate most often with creativity, physical activities, and the communication with others. In addition, when I began the reading, I was thinking through some things that correlate to each of these areas of a person’s life and relationships. Having the cards read for me the way they did really affirmed some of the things I was thinking about and spoke volumes to me.
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