While checking out a local bookstore the today, I ran across a deck on my current wish list. The Food Fortunes deck! I decided to grab it even though I was unsure of exactly how I would use these cards. I know some are using them to decide on “what to eat” and such, but I thought they would be a fun challenge to see if I could actually pull a reading from them.
I figured a good test for reading this deck was to do an interview with the cards. These cards can be read for other than “what’s for dinner?” typed questions! I had so much fun with this reading. To read them, I decided to focus on the energy aspect you get when consuming that food and how it makes you feel or what type of event you eat it at, rather than see them all as meals or try to figure out what card this could be in a traditional deck. This worked really well for me!
A little about the deck: The Food Fortunes deck was written and illustrated by Josh Lafayette. They feature all the Major and Minor Arcana, with four suits: Mains, Sides, Sweets, and Drinks. I’m not entirely sure what suit matches up with the traditional suit (other than guessing Drinks is the Cups), nor do I think it matters with this deck, it’s just all fun!
You can buy a copy here!
As always, I’m using my favorite interview spread from Little Red Tarot:
✖︎ What is your most important characteristic? The Constant
Bacon! This is something I actually gave up last year (all pork actually) but several people would say that bacon is a staple item! This is a comfort to some and I take it that this deck just wants to be loved and consumed. Want a donut? Put some bacon on it! Want a salad? Add some bacon to it! Want to go running? First, let’s eat bacon!
✖︎ What are your strengths? The Many Named
You are fully loaded, stacked high, and ready to party. You fit in at any group activity and everyone has a favorite style. Your not afraid to stack yourself high and attempt to fit everything between your buns!
✖︎ What are your limits? The Steeped One
I’m for sure more a coffee type, but I get what you mean. You like to let things sit a while and take time to process. When steeped for the right amount of time, depending on the reading, you may enhance the taste but you can take forever to get the messages out. Patience is much needed to see through your delicious layers.
✖︎ What are you hear to teach me? The Other Duo
Ooo… a little variety is nice! You’re here to teach me that it’s ok to mix things up and be daring. Perhaps, you do your best teaching when I pair you up with my lunch, it’s a date!
✖︎ How can I best learn and collaborate with you? Page of Sweets
I like where this is going, sugar is one way to get me to work and I think you know it! I may not always promise to bring cupcakes to the table when I work with you, but I’ll try! I think we can work best together if we pull things apart and dissect things, you know… eat the cake first and then the frosting, try something different.
✖︎ What is the potential outcome of our working relationship? The Greens
Nutritious, always room on a plate, and yet, sometimes frowned upon… we will be a good blend of healthy and devilish meals, I mean friends. I can see that this relationship will be good for my soul and will be a way to help me grow (as a reader).