Although the Everglow is not a Tarot Deck it is influenced by the Rider-Waite-Smith system. The system is also strong on animal symbolism and associations. All of this is explained in the introductory pages of the guidebook before diving into the different card divisions.
The deck has 48 image cards beginning with the Major Arcana and ending with the Minors.
In the guidebook, the Major Arcana cards are presented with a card image, number and keywords, an overview of the upright and reversed interpretations and a section on the animal symbolism.
On my first reading with this deck and system, I chose to do the Everglow Spread. For this spread, you are pulling from five piles. The first pile is made up of the image cards. You can leave in all the image cards, or pull the court and elemental image cards into their own separate piles. I chose to leave them all together. The other piles are numerology, suit, house, and timeframe.
My Question: Where does my focus need to be?
My first card Trust/Fear revealed I need to focus on trusting my path. I need to take my time and know that I will arrive where I want to be when I'm supposed to be there. "Trust comes in many forms, but ultimately it is having faith without doubt in someone or something."
The next two cards, Numerology Card 6 and Action, revealed a need to focus on taking Action toward Restoring Balance.
If you take a moment to compare this combination of two cards with the Rider-Waite card, you will see a connection. The man upon the horse has succeeded, but in all success, comes the responsibility of a balancing act between normalcy and a sort of fame.
The First House shows that my focus should be on myself at this time, my needs, my self-interests, my own truths.
"Hint - This is the house of manifestation through self-interest.
Ask Yourself - What do you want in life?"
The Past card signifies that influences from my past may be influencing my present. This could include past relationships, previous outcomes, past choices, and more.
Overview: I need to focus on trusting my path, take necessary action to restore a balance within myself, and heal any mistrust which may have developed from past experiences. I need to move forward and leave behind thoughts of what could happen, and trust that I know the steps I need to take to find my happy balance in life and succeed.
I found myself impressed by this divination system. The Everglow Spread revealed exactly what I needed to hear at the moment of the reading. Over the days, I found myself pulling from the image cards for daily reading. Each day revealed great insight and advice to help me move through my day.
Whether, you choose to use the whole deck and the system, or go with daily draws from the image cards, this is a great deck with many avenues to explore.
I'd recommend this deck to newbies and seasoned readers. I can't wait to dig deeper into the system and see what appears in each reading.
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(Review Product supplied by Schiffer Publishing)