Category: The Shadowscapes Tarot

Posts featuring the Shadowscapes Tarot Deck, by Stephanie Piu-Mun Law

Back to our roots – reinterpreting The Hierophant

The Hierophant tarot card from the Shadowscapes Tarot, showing an old, bent tree with autumnal-coloured leaves and the face of an old man. He or she holds a walking stick with a lamp at the top and the card draws you in as if it's storytime.

What even is a ‘Hierophant’? This is a question I’ve been asked a few times now. Well, to quote from Wikipedia: A hierophant is a person who brings religious congregants into the presence of that which is deemed holy. A hierophant is an interpreter of sacred mysteries and arcane principles. In the Rider Waite Tarot deck and …

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Nine of Swords and the big wide world

Eek. That’s it. I’m officially floating free. I handed in my notice a few weeks ago and, with the clearing of a desk and the drinking of several pints of very dirty cider, I’m gawn. Shame about the hangover! And about the fact that the casual work I had lined up for this weekend has …

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Healed hearts/damaged livers

Love is a verb

I've been avoiding this blog for a good while now, for a few reasons. The first was sensitivity - having just been through a break-up it didn't feel right to carry on blabbing my feelings about life and the universe all over the internet (well oka...

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All under control – The Chariot

Daily draw - 6th February 2012 I find The Chariot such a powerful card, particularly looking at images such as the one below by Stephanie Law. The winged charioteer stands masterfully in her carriage, looking incredibly self-assured as she charges...

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Sweet memories – Six of Cups

Six of cups tarot card shadowscapes tarot

Daily draw - 5th February 2012 It's amazing how the soft, silent blanket of snow that covers the town and absorbs the white noise of normal life seems like it can suspend time - in my mind at least. It seems to create a special sub-time, where reg...

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Fighting for air – Three of Cups

Three of Cups Shadowscapes Tarot

I wanted to come back to the Three of Cups in light of the way that it's appeared in several readings I've done recently. I wrote a couple of weeks ago about this being the card of friendship and community support - and I still find that to be the...

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Eight of Cups – learning to let go

Eight of Cups tarot card

Daily draw - 5th June 2011 I like this card very much - it has a good, wise resonance. It came up in the reading I've just done for myself, and begs a little further exploration. The Eight of Cups from the Phantomwise Tarot, by Erin Morgenstern Th...

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Moving on, moving home

I had a question for the cards - a small question for a big situation. My partner and I are about to return to the place we used to live, but left because of an emotional situation which just wasn't healthy. Two years have passed, feelings have ch...

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Page of Pentacles – the time is now

Page of Pentacles shadowscapes tarot

Daily draw - 2nd May 2011 (Page of Pentacles, from the Shadowscaps Tarot by Stephanie Lau) Funny. Was just thinking how I'd not drawn any Pages yet in my daily draws. This Page is a fun one. She looks like she's offering me somthing; there's a bal...

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The Moon – staying true to yourself

the moon tarot card

Daily draw - 18th April 2011 (drawn on 25th March) It's funny - this half-started post has been sat in my drafts for ages while I just...wrote about other things instead. But tonight is a full moon, so I'm coming back to confront it and finish it ...

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A distant reading

shadowscapes tarot cards

A friend in a far-off land asked me for a reading. He texted me the question and the deck I should use. The question was: What does the coming year hold for me? Sheesh. I've never done one this big-feeling for someone else (and none at all for som...

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A tarot spread for balance

tarot spread for balance

I found this spread in the companion book for the Shadowscapes Tarot - it's designed to help look at the different things you're balancing - whether they are creative projects, work, commitments, emotional things... and identify the different fact...

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Two of Swords

Two of Swords from the Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Piu-Mun Law

Daily draw - 24th March 2011 I've always loved it. I love the symmetry in the card, the balance of the swords and of the calmness of the woman at the centre. I'm drawn towards the still sea behind her and the quiet night sky. To me, the card sugge...

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