Sunday, January 11, 2009

Deck Interview with the Animals...

Deck Interview…

1. What is your most important characteristic? Wild Dog. The biggest message I get here is about teamwork and success. Wild dogs hunt and bring down prey in packs and have amazing success doing so. This also means family to me too. Hopefully the blog and study group on AT will bring that sense of teamwork. Teamwork can also mean adding my own meanings to each animal through my experiences and research.
2. What are your strengths as a deck? Cougar. This is a cougar mom with 2 cubs. She is leadership, gentleness, and honesty. Just like animals this deck has no option but to be honest. That seems fitting. Evidently Pathfinders is to lead the way in the study of animal deck and the “medicine” animals offer.
3. What are your limits as a deck? Panda. I love this card, not only does it have a black & white panda, but a red panda as well. Panda represents polarity, willpower, and misrepresentation. A panda must consume a huge amount of food to leads it’s basically sedentary life. They have to have willpower to get to the part of the bamboo they eat. Misrepresentation comes in by the masks they wear. So… as a deck I need to make sure to look at the good and bad qualities of each animal. Also wondering if animal decks in general aren’t going to be able to be read as easily in many spreads or questions.
4. What are you here to teach me? Tiger. Both orange and white tigers are on this card, as mirror reflections. Passion, fire, energy. This will be a great start to putting me on the path of listening to the animals. This deck already has ignited that fire. I have found myself looking into shamanism a little bit.. Learning to do anything with passion is a good thing. This will be welcome at work, home, etc.

Not bad for a Deck Interview. Wasn’t sure how it would read. Currently working on some Totem Animal readings for some friends.


  1. What an interesting deck. The interview reading seemed very clear, I'm looking forward to seeing how your time with this deck unfolds.

  2. Nice reading. Let us know how the totem animals readings go.

  3. It seems to me that you are connecting with the deck and that it was a great "interview."

  4. I'm really enjoying seeing this deck in use. This was an interesting reading, especially around the "limits" question.