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 often see seven (or eight!) in these posts. Yup, I can’t resist making this a Seven Card Spread.)
I thought I’d continue with the idea of decks that focus on photos of places. The City Mystic New York deck is another project I watched from the start, eagerly awaiting the release. I also love a good black and white deck – so few and far between.
1. Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic?
Star. “I’ll push you to the edge of your talents.” For the creator, this card is about pushing yourself to find out what you and only you bring into the world. I wonder if that means it will be good for spreads about career directions and decisions.
2. What are your strengths as a deck?
Six of Wands. “Victory through leadership and networking.” Ok, this is very likely a deck that’s great for career spreads. Should that come as a surprise? Doesn’t every young person long to go see what they are made of in the big city?
3. What are your limits as a deck?
Eight of Cups. As soon as I saw this gorgeous layered photo of the Brooklyn bridge all I could think was “I can’t come with you.” So, yes a great deck for career-oriented spreads, but perhaps not one for everyday use?
4. What do you bring to the table? What lessons can you teach me?
Five of Swords. (2 weeks in a row? Huh.) This card says, “I’m really good at poking holes in your plans. I’ll show you the dirty side of your big, pretty, city.” A good thing to have in a deck / companion, when you think about it.
5. How can I best learn from and collaborate with you?
Seven of Coins says, “I’m great for drawing up a plan.”
6. What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?
Three of Coins. “I’ll be a great partner, and perhaps suggest great partners.” This card fits in with everything before – readings will be a good third voice in decision making, helping out in plans for a new undertaking, particularly about work.
7. Anything else I should know? Any question I didn’t ask?
Ace of Cups. I liked what the LWB said about “opening a new psychic channel.” What if you specifically brought in a bit of the mystical with the practical when job hunting. I’ve done it, and it really pays off.
So, it’s settled. This is a go-to deck for career spreads, particularly for people relocating for a job. It’s less about the New York City scenes and more about the energy that so many people bring to the place – hopes and dreams for reinvention and riches.