Ok, so just a few days ago I wrote here that the honeymoon with Chrysalis Tarot was waning. Well, I'm not giving up, I've decided! Yes, the meanings are different in many cases from RWS for sure, but this means I need to call on my intuition more strongly with this deck - precisely what Chrysalis is meant to do. Precisely what I need to do even though it feels like diving deep sometimes, instead of relying on the tried and true RWS interpretations I've got in my mind-vault.
Part of my resurrected determination and enthusiasm stems from the wonderful interview with Toney Brooks this morning online with Guiding Echoes on YouTube here. If you haven't listened, I highly recommend this. Toney is so knowledgeable and it was great to listen to his background on the Chrysalis deck and sthe deeper meanings of some of the images. I promptly emailed him later and asked for tips on getting more out of the deck and less out of my head and he suggested the Pentagram spread in the back of the LWB. I'd already tried that spread once and liked it, so I tried it again and this time asked for his impressions of some of the positions I got. Needless to say it was all very helpful and I'm hooked and determined to make this deck mine, so to speak. So, from now on for an open ended time, I will be using only Chrysalis and working with it more intensively. It's a treasure for sure, and I do agree with Tonie that it's a mind/spirit opener for anyone and everyone. Stay tuned!
I am an intuitive counselor and visionary artist who has studied and worked with Tarot for over 20 years. I am an avid collector of tarot art, as well as a creator. I am the creator of four oracle decks. I also have an extensive collection of tarot art images on Pinterest.com which you can enjoy.