The Budapest tarot and the Rosenwald T22 are two historical tarot decks that I have coveted for quite some time. So I felt triumphal when I stumbled upon Illustrator Sullivan Hismans' Tarot Sheet Revival's Facebook page last year, where I first saw La Papessa from the Budapest Tarot, simply in black and white and numbered III. Then came the Ace of Wands, Queen of Swords and so on. Soon afterwards the Rosenwald majors started taking shape.
I received both decks from Tarot Sheet Revival just over a week now, and I can't decide wich one I love best. But I would like to share some images of them in action.
My first card reading was with the Rosenwald T22 on day 8 for #marchofthepips. The prompt for the day was "Structure." I was not sure how to approach the subject, so I decided to ask: Tell me about structure! Judgement and Justice, they spelt out "structure is a call for law and order."
On day 9, I used the Budapest for my first reading. The prompt was "Changes." I asked: what do I need to do to improve my current situation? Ace of Wands, The Sun and The Hanged Man. "Use your magic wand to cast light a new perspective"- Perfect!
On day 15 of the challenge, I broke my intention on using a different tarot deck a day. For the prompt "Responsibility" I asked the Budapest: what is the shadow aspect of responsibility? King of Wands, Ace of Swords and The Wheel. "You are the cause and the solution of the matter. Accept responsibility on which path you choose to take as the wheel turns."
For day 16, the prompt "Detachment." I asked the Rosenwald for a mini lesson in detachment. I shuffled out five cards: The Tower, Strength, The Sun, Empress and The World. "All structures deteriorate through time as we know that nothing lasts forever, but we can learn to detach from the need to cling onto things and start to let go and enjoy them while they last. Only then, we can be free to command our world and perceive things objectively as they truly are."
Today is day 19; the prompt is "Wellbeing", and I think that the Budapest may do another appearance on my Instagram!
The Budapest and Rosenwald T22 are available in a limited edition of 250 from the Tarot Sheet Revival's website.