Sunday, May 11, 2008

Daily Draw: Robin Wood Tarot ~ Judgement

Here is a good example of Judgement today. Straight out of the box, 8-10 shuffles and the first card I draw from this deck is a nudie...already I'm thinking I'll trade off this deck for a different one. The first thing people that are prudes say is "I'm not a prude, but..." and then list all the reason that prove they really are. But...I just don't see the need for nudity in decks and particularly on the Judgement card. I have to say, "huh?".

I'm reminded by this card, as I have been several times lately about making snap judgements and assumptions. I don't know if this deck has a lot of nudity, but I know many many people love it and use it as their main reading deck. So I'll withhold my opinion until I spend a week reading with it and using it for my daily draw...and then you can judge if I'm a prude or not.

"PRUDE, n. A bawd hiding behind the back of her demeanor." ~ Ambrose Bierce 1842-1914

The deck this week is The Robin Wood Tarot, art by Robin Wood, LWB by Robin Wood and Michael Short. Published by Llewellyn Publications 1991


  1. Hey, funny meeting you here, Robin Wood deck! AJ, I'm not very fond of this card either, not so much because of the nudity, but for reasons that I find hard to put into words. "Over-inflated self-esteem" might be a good way to put it. I look forward to seeing how you feel about the deck at the end of the week.

  2. I was awful tired when I made that post, but it just bugs me that someone would think a figure representing Judgment would be a nubile 20 year old :) But...I know lots of old people who have poor judgment too...

    I thought last week's Feng Shui deck was useless when I started out but it had (and has) a lot to teach me so who knows. I love the cards, always give a surprise.


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