My New Favorite Deck: the Darkana!!!!

Six of Cups, Four of Pentacles, Nine of Pentacles, from the Darkana Tarot
Six of Cups, Four of Pentacles, Nine of Pentacles, from the Darkana Tarot

After working with the Janden Hale’s Darkana Tarot app on my phone for several months, I gave in and bought a copy of it. And it is even more wonderful in person!

For today, I drew the Six of Cups, the Four of Pentacles, and the Nine of Pentacles. To me, these three cards are about wanting, and control: wanting material things, wanting what we had as children (basically to be taken care of), wanting money, wanting money, though, actually not so much out of greed but out of wanting to be independent and autonomous. Which is not such a bad thing to want. For some people, though, the Six of Cups is about nostalgia, remembering good times from the past — but is that so different from what I just said? For many of us, childhood is a time when we are provided for. The Four of Pentacles, in some ways, is darker. It says we want to control that past — or its manifestation in our present. Maybe we even want to control our own families (sorry, but I have some family members who DEFINITELY want to control me!).

The Nine of Pentacles, though, says we will be able to be independent and autonomous. We will have what we need to do what we need to do — to complete our mission in life. How could we have a mission without the tools we need to complete it? I ask you. We want to control our lives, and our families, but the fact is, we can’t help but control our own lives, and as for our families, we can’t help but let them control their own lives. That’s their prerogative.

Finally, since this is the first time I’ve read in this space with the Darkana, I want to note that this is, without a doubt, the most accurate deck I have ever read with. It is amazing in its Android form, it is amazing in its hard copy form, it is simply amazing. And I love Janden Hale’s beautifully blunt interpretations of his cards in the little book that goes with them — I usually leave that book in the box, but not this one. I like to see what Janden has to say!

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