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Hemera
30-08-2011, 05:46
Well I must of course start with the dreadful Stabbed Baby Card (SBC as Essjay called it in that other thread) Three of Swords. It will be most interesting to learn if there is a story behind that scene and if so, what it is.

The Lovers is pretty awful,too. And so is the Strength. Lots of fangs but I canīt really see any logic in it. What is Loving or Strong in those faces? Hmm..It remains a mystery untill someone in our esteemed Study Group will crack the code.

Elendil
30-08-2011, 06:46
Well Strength turned up as a Daily Draw Card when I used this deck a couple of weeks ago and I wrote some of my ideas about that card then - but I will wait until we reach it in sequence to say more... I also had some thoughts on The Lovers when it turned up in a spread...

There are quite a lot of cards that I dislike on an initial flick through the deck - but I think they might just grow on me as we study it together and I get to see what others make of the whole thing.

The 3 of Swords is the cruellest and most horrific scene of them all.

Aerin
30-08-2011, 08:23
I think the Fool.

Why?

Well, it's a Pied Piper figure and ?he? looks sly to me, the way he is looking out of the corner of his eye at all of those mice/rats/whatever swarming towards him. And what's with the hen tethered to his belt? poor thing. I am not sure if he is the same or different from the clown in the six of cups, but I wonder.

The clown in the 6 pf Cups is also creepy.

Essjay
31-08-2011, 22:56
Lol, yes the SBC is my least favourite in this deck. Not at all a deal breaker but fairy horrible. Am also not loving the 6 of Cups either as I'm not a fan of clowns at all, and child clowns? Not at all.

Judgment is not a favourite either - it doesn't seem to gel with the rest of the deck to me but once we've looked into it a bit I might see the connection.

Hemera
01-09-2011, 05:18
Itīs strange that there are so many cards that so many people donīt like and yet this deck seems to fascinate many of us.
I mean, normally Iīd never even consider a deck that has so many majors that I donīt like. AND that has a SBC on top of the several awful Majors})

Essjay
01-09-2011, 20:51
So true. There's something about this deck that draws me despite the cards that I dislike. It's a first for me - normally it only takes one or two "off" cards to make my mind up about a deck. I'm intrigued by the whole thing.

Aerin
02-09-2011, 03:51
I think for me it is this sense of a story, it isn't just separate cards but hangs together somehow. That makes it more like stills from a film than separate pictures, so a few weird cards just make it even more interesting.

Hemera
02-09-2011, 05:14
I think for me it is this sense of a story, .Well, for me it was when Aerin told me it looks like thereīs a story.
Thanks pal }):D

I really*really* hope my deck arrives tomorrow from Alida..Iīd love to have it for the weekend..

olarte
17-09-2011, 06:25
I agree,


I just got mine today and the same thought came to me...

in fact it would have been great to have a companion book with a Narrative of sorts ...


I think for me it is this sense of a story, it isn't just separate cards but hangs together somehow. That makes it more like stills from a film than separate pictures, so a few weird cards just make it even more interesting.

Aerin
17-09-2011, 22:45
I agree,


I just got mine today and the same thought came to me...

in fact it would have been great to have a companion book with a Narrative of sorts ...

I would have agreed a few years back... but now I rather like LS decks because the only manual they tend to come with is the deck itself... it's an interesting puzzle isn't it?

Hemera
18-09-2011, 00:16
I would have agreed a few years back... but now I rather like LS decks because the only manual they tend to come with is the deck itself... it's an interesting puzzle isn't it?Absolutely. I quite agree. Iīve had decks spoiled for me by a know-it-all companion book :D that I disagree with.
In retrospect Iīm glad the Sweet Twilight has no companion book because I doubt I would have bothered to study it in such depths/lengths had there been one.

MaineGirl117
13-02-2012, 01:44
The card I dislike the most is the 6 of Cups. I just can't get beyond the tear on his cheek and the canal setting he's in. What in the world is he doing in a place like that without his mother?

A story comes to mind when I see this card. I was living in Washington DC during a semester of school and I had ordered Chinese food to be delivered to my dorm room. When the food showed up, it was a young child delivering it without her parents around. The child couldn't have been older than 7. I was FURIOUS that a young child had been allowed to roam the streets of DC without an adult - who knows what could have happened to this poor soul in a city of derelicts and crack heads. What made it worse was the hand she extended out for a tip. I felt torn in two because clearly this was part of the game. Send a cute kid to deliver the food, get a bigger tip. But the money wasn't going to the child, but to the parents who had allowed her to wander alone on these streets!! But what do I do? If I sent the child back without extra money, would her parents yell at her? She hardly spoke English, I couldn't even tell her to tell her parents where to stick their parenting skills!!

All I get is riled up when I see this card. The LWB doesn't help any either..

Learning from your errors means growth. Not today, however

A bit presumptuous to outright state that today (or any day) is not the perfect day to learn from your mistakes. Every day is an opportunity to learn, even if you don't like the lesson.

Sheesh.

TheLovers2
07-06-2012, 11:22
So true. There's something about this deck that draws me despite the cards that I dislike. It's a first for me - normally it only takes one or two "off" cards to make my mind up about a deck. I'm intrigued by the whole thing.

I totally agree! There are a few cards I don't like, as well. However, I just KNEW when I saw the scan of the 3 of Swords that it would be the card that would cause me not to buy this deck. I just could not see myself reconciling this. Then, lo and behold, I go the store where I had ordered 3 decks, including the L.L. (thinking I'd never really buy it) and to my surprise even though I could only buy one that week, I chose the Ludy Lescot. Go figure!

But, I am sooo drawn to this deck and I, personally, really like the "notes." They are so absolutely thought provoking!! Without them the deck would have a lot less substance for me.

tarotenthusiastako
07-06-2012, 11:39
i have this deck and i did use it a couple of times and i get mixed results. one of this days when i get free time i'll use this cards to do a reading but i think the image in this card is very intuitive enough the only problem is that it has a dark atmosphere on it which suits this card for reading about someone's "shadow".

MaineGirl117
09-06-2012, 07:23
I have found while working exclusively with this deck that it really *sticks* with people who ARE willing to work with their shadow. It also helps if you happen to be studying/worshipping a dark goddess like Hecate (to name ONE).

The 3 of Swords often acts like a comedy routine with me. I will see this expression, or make this expression myself at some point after drawing this card! It can be because I almost hit an animal in the road, or because I have to go to the bathroom so bad I can't hardly stand it! It really lightens the 'heavy' feeling normally weighing with this card in a reading.

I often feel like the deck is one big comedy routine. Dry humor and sarcasm welcome. I hope both of you give the deck a fair chance to astonish and amaze you! Check through the postings here and see what we've already commented on/illustrated as interpretations! She really can be quite literal.. and to me at least, that's a breath of fresh air!

La Force
19-06-2012, 04:35
The Cards I honestly disliked ( The High Priestess, Judgment and the 3 of Swords.) So I decide d in my study for this deck, to hit up them up first, to explore why I hate them so much, and in doing so I unknowingly discovered, and realized what they meant to me, I tried a new approach to help work through them, buy grouping them 1 - 10. The most troubling card at first was the 3 of Swords, I ponder it while I took one last look before it hit the trash can, then I noticed the window. which transported me to a time in my life that was so traumatic. allowed myself to feel that pain again, to bring light back into the card. Posted my story in the thread for the 3's, I carried on with this method with the other two cards. I am still working on Judgement. however so far I have a much better view on the card then my first impression.