A new deck arrived yesterday and I had to take some time to gather my thoughts on this tiny little wonder. When I first came across the Card of Chaos on Etsy I knew I had to have them in my hands. My practice is very eclectic and based around chaos so I knew these would suit me perfectly!
At the end of this post I did a deck interview with the cards!
The cards are 2″ x 3″, very tiny! For some reason I had the image size of playing cards in my mind when I ordered them, but they are more like business card size. Very easy to travel with these suckers for sure! The deck is supposed to be a fake tarot deck, I see it more as a a quirky oracle deck.
The deck consists of 24 cards + an opening card (mine was the 3/4 The Bones card). It comes in a sturdy little box and is signed and numbered under the lid. It does not come with a book, so it up to you to determine what the cards mean. Part of me wishes is came with a book and part of me is glad it didn’t… the reason I would love a book is so I could read the creators input on how each card come about, but I really like the mystery!
Keep in mind: These cards are not perfectly trimmed like most decks you buy in store. They have a very unique handcrafted quality, which only adds to the chaotic nature of these cards. I’ll admit I was a bit thrown off at first, but after handling them… I adore them and love the unique nature of each card!
You can buy a copy at LoucheLab here!
(I always use the spread by Little Red Tarot for my deck interviews)
I sat down with some cold lemonade and got the cards shuffling! I wasn’t sure what to expect and I was surprised at how deep some of these little cards got. One card in particular struck me hard (in a good way)! Some of the cards reminded me instantly of similar tarot cards while others played a different tune.
1. What is your most important characteristic? 5 The Father
I relate this card closely to the Emperor in a traditional tarot deck. This card tells me that the deck is a good compassionate leader when I’m looking for guidance. It made me think about my own fathers characteristics! He is someone I look up to and always gives me the best advice, even if it can feel a bit harsh at the time being since he is only trying to give me the best advice from all angles.
2. What are your strengths as a deck? Iron – Copper – Gold – Mercury
What an interesting card this is! With a good mix of metals and alloy’s, this has me to believe that the deck is quite varied and has all levels of strengths! Depending on what I need at the time, this deck will deliver it to me whether I need softer guidance or very rich and loud slap in the face!
3. What are your limits as a deck? 3 Courage
You may lack some courage, and that’s ok! We can work on this together as I lack courage in confidence from time to time. I think many readers can admit that as well, we all want to be reassured in our readings but still have that underlining fear of being terribly wrong or way off track. Over time we can build courage!
4. What are you here to teach me? I’ll call this the… Royal Chicken!
There is a bit of richness that blooms from this card, but what stands out the most is the fact this chicken is quite the sight! I can tell this deck will teach me to be more creative and grasp the wisdom with an “out of the box” feel! I also get the feeling this chicken wants to light a fire under my butt and get me moving!
5. How can I best learn and collaborate with you? Rebirth & Death
Another card that sings traditional tarot, Death! Collaborating with you will be a continuous cycle and transformative journey. You will have me questioning the light and dark sides of a problem, rather than just see the situation as it is. Together we can transition through the journey together!
6. What is the potential outcome of our working relationship? 765 The City
Ahh the City, what a beautiful card. I see this card as a good omen. A light source. An adventure. The numbers 765 together generally mean spiritual awakening, enlightenment, and even inner wisdom. I can’t tell you how much I love seeing this card show up. I have some posts to work on soon that surround this subject! This card is a big welcome home to me. What is even more great about this card is that it seems to sum me up completely…
- Teeth: My molars have been literally crumbling over the past 10 years. My wisdom teeth pushed through and crowded my mouth! To see the broken molars on this card reminds me of the symbology of wisdom that pushing into my life.
- Bees: I’m allergic to bee’s but yet I adore these remarkable creatures, they always seem to find me in a crowd! Never bothering anyone else but me! They always remind me of what we want but can’t have, so I honor them in my heart constantly.
- Red Poppy: They symbolize feminism to me, which is dear to my heart. They are also associated with the moon and the moon plays a huge part in my practice.