It’s a great idea to ‘interview’ a new deck before you start to work with it, and many people rely on the following 6 card spread in that process for an effective intuitive exercise. (Six, you say? I see seven. Yup, I can’t resist making this a Seven Card Spread.) I took the Sakki Sakki Tarot with me to SF BATS, and she certainly did not let me down. A deck I have come to see as a great ally when reading for others, or in any situation that calls for a traditional deck with a twist, I wanted to interview and review it so others can get a taste of this great deck.
1. Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic?
Empress. If this card could speak it would say: “I am nurturing. I am soft on the surface, but hold great power underneath.” This is very true for the deck. but, like The Empress herself, who can be a bit overwhelming or overbearing, the deck is a lot of visuals all at once, and can also be a bit much.
2. What are your strengths as a deck?
Knight of Coins. I feel like this card says: “I am practical and specific. I will give simple, straightforward answers that are immediately useful.” I have found this to be true. The deck is not ambiguous at all in a reading.
3. What are your limits as a deck?
4 of Wands. This made me laugh out loud. I felt like this card was screaming: “I am really, really pink! Some people might think I’m too girly of cheerful.”
4. What do you bring to the table? What lessons can you teach me?
Strength. It’s almost the response to the last question. The LWB says “inner confidence trumps brute force.” If this card could speak it would say: “Sometimes you need a hard lesson to be pretty in order to be able to look at it. I am a soft candy with a hard center, and that helps me get the job done.”
5. How can I best learn from and collaborate with you?
Queen of Cups. Oh. This made me tear up a little. I love this card, and the message to me is clear because she is the card I draw for myself as a counselor. If this card could speak it would say: “I can help you be a better counselor. A counselor who works with the cards. Continue to use me in tarot classes, and in tarot gatherings to hone your skills.” This is something I really want, to use my skills at work to become a better reader for others. So it’s lovely to see.
6. What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?
Page of Cups. I immediately thought of “I’ll be the fish in your cup!” Which is odd, until you know that I continue to have dreams of small yellow fish whispering secrets to me, or sometimes swimming under the surface of my skin. A little fish is intuition to me, a helpful nudge. It’s great that the Sakki Sakki can be that for me.
7. Anything else I should know? Any question I didn’t ask?
Two cards jumped from the deck at this point – King of Cups and the 7 of Wands. If this card combo could speak it would say: “No, really. I’m serious about you getting better at your craft and helping you work with others in a successful way. Time to get to work, kiddo!”