The Giotto Tarot
The Giotto Tarot, http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/giotto/,
has fallen into my hot little hands, from the gracious hands of mythos, when I least expected it. You can read a review of it by Solandia at the above link, and also see some cards; unfortunately, I could not find a site featuring the whole deck, as at taroteca (featuring both the Voodoo and Whimsical). I like how Solandia's review highlights its 'grim realism' as opposed to New Age 'airy fairiness': perhaps this explains why I responded so 'energetically' to it! I accepted it on the basis of mythos' 7 of Cups, which turned up yesterday; now in the Giotto, the 7 of Cups, like all the minors, has a highly specialized meaning: "fickleness (figure at left with moon and crab) and lies (lame figure at right with bundle of sticks on fire). Be aware (oil lamp) of fickle acquaintances (moons)."
For the life of me, I cannot see this oil lamp (I really do need stronger reading glasses?).
Studying this card (oil lamp = flame in one of the cups? aha!): limping figure with burning bundle of sticks = moi, in partial possession by Papa Legba as Master of my Head as per the Voodoo Tarot (6 of Wands in that deck), fearing that so many watery cups will put out her fire(!), and also Queen of Wands (Petro Mambo) as indicated by mythos' card on giving this (Giotto) deck; figure with moon in cup = mythos, presenting to me this gorgeous offering from her wealth of moony cups (Tarot collection). The Queen of Wands looks away in some hesitation, fearing infidelity to her own 'first love' of the Voodoo Tarot... Hopefully, mythos will understand (using her moony intuitiveness) and not allow my fear of my own 'fickleness' to interfere with our friendship... Going to do a morning meditation now, starting with today's card of Judgement, and see where it takes me on this Giotto journey; there seems a lot to learn in this deck, and I look forward to it (may need some annotating, like the Voodoo, to 'make it mine'? In order not to offend the loa, I shall invoke Papa Legba at the start of the meditation, to remind him of my undying loyalty, and get him to bless this deck as well, making it equally "hot to trot"? ;-))