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CIBR-JP036 天岩戸[アマノイワト] Ama-no-Iwato
Level 4 EARTH Rock-Type Spirit Effect Monster
AKT 1900
DEF 1200
This card cannot be Special Summoned.
(1) Monsters cannot activate effects, except Spirit Monsters.
(2) Once per turn, during the End Phase, if this card was Normal Summoned or flipped face-up this turn: Return it to the hand.


This card is based on the cave Ama-no-Iwato
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amano-Iwato ,the cave where Amaterasu hid after her brother Susanowo terrified her. She was later drawn out due to dancing and music by a gathering of gods in order to return light to the world. (Since she is the sun.)

INCREDIBLY exciting news: I’m now a published greeting card illustrator. Loyal @drawingsofdogs fans may have noticed that I haven’t been posting much about my greeting cards recently. That’s because a year after I medically suspended from my PhD, a greeting card company @ustudiodesign contacted me to ask if I’d like to collaborate on a card range with them. They’re a wonderful, Bristol-based gift and card publisher. We’ve been quietly working away on these, and now they are publishing 12 of my favourite designs (with some beautiful added colour). They’re available in the UStudio physical, and online shops, and they’ll hopefully be stocked by lots of other retailers soon. They’ve printed quantities that would have been well beyond me.

THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE AND MAKES MY OTHER DREAMS SEEM MORE ACHIEVABLE. 

This is a huge step forward for me and has - along with some other secret projects in development - inspired me to try to make it as a freelance illustrator. I’ve set up another tumblr - @somewhatnicer - where I’ll be publishing new illustration work. Don’t worry though, I’m going to keep posting dog drawings here. 

I’m doing a takeover tomorrow on the UStudio Instagram: instagram.com/ustudio.design Check it out, to learn more.

a Fact about hunk: he isn’t the type of person who will just scribble ‘happy birthday’ in a birthday card, or ‘happy holidays’ or ‘congratulations’ or anything like that. he will literally write an essay, with a thesis, introduction paragraph, at least three main arguments and a conclusion that takes up all the space on the card

25 Tarot Books You MUST Read If You Want To Grow Your Tarot Skills! By THERESA REED.
  1. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot by Rachel Pollack – deep and rich with information, no list is complete without this book.  If I did have to pick a favorite, this may be it.
  2. Learning the Tarot: A Tarot Book for Beginners by Joan Bunning – based on her online course, this book will get any tarot newbie reading the tarot proficiently in no time.
  3. Mary K. Greer’s 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card by Mary Greer – novel ideas to expand your tarot skills.
  4. The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals (Special Topics in Tarot Series) by Mary Greer – I’m a fan of reversals (they are not mandatory by the way) and this is THE book for those of us who choose to read upside down.  (Honorable mention:  Joan Bunning also has a good book on reversals, Learning Tarot Reversals )
  5. The Complete Tarot Reader: Everything You Need to Know from Start to Finish by Teresa Michaelson – this book has a massive amount of information – it’s like a little encyclopedia
  6. Tarot Masterclass by Paul Fenton-Smith – this book is rarely mentioned but I think it is pure genius.  Not just a tarot primer but also a great section on being a professional tarot reader.  (Honorable mention: Fenton-Smith also has a great beginner’s book, The Tarot Revealed: A Beginner’s Guide )
  7. The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols by Angeles Arrien – featuring the Thoth deck, this book will help you to understand tarot clearly – even if you do not read with the Thoth deck
  8. The Way of Tarot: The Spiritual Teacher in the Cards by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Marianne Costa – This profound book gets super deep with the Marseille deck.  How I wish I would have had this book when I first started out!
  9. Tarot Plain and Simple by Anthony Louis – loads of interpretations and a slant towards  beginners, this is the book I recommend to all my students
  10. Understanding the Tarot Court (Special Topics in Tarot Series) by Mary Greer – face it, the Court cards are one of the hardest suits for any tarotist to master.  Greer spells it all out with clarity.  LOVE this one.
  11. Tarot: A New Handbook for the Apprentice, Classic Ed (Connolly Tarot) by Eileen Connolly – this is the first tarot book I ever got my hands on.  It’s still a treasured favorite.  Some might be put off by her Christian undertones but I find the interpretations to be pure gold.  I love all of her works.
  12. SuperTarot: New Techniques for Improving Your Tarot Reading by Sasha Fenton – although this is out of print, it is worth searching for a copy. The techniques contained within will help you expand your tarot skills.
  13. The Secret Language of Tarot by Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone – a fantastic book detailing the symbols in the tarot cards.
  14. Tarot for Life: Reading the Cards for Everyday Guidance and Growth by Paul Quinn – A modern book with real life examples of tarot readings, this one will help you bring your readings to life.
  15. Best Tarot Practices: Everything You Need to Know to Learn the Tarot by Marcia Masino – another great book that tends to be overlooked, this one has novel exercises and good advice on reading tarot professionally.
  16. Tarot: Your Everyday Guide by Janina Renee – this book focuses on using tarot for dispensing advice.
  17. Beyond the Celtic Cross: Secret Techniques for Taking Tarot to an Exciting New Level by Paul Hughes Barlow and Catherine Chapman – a very different approach to tarot – card counting and elemental dignities explained in a conversational format.
  18. Rachel Pollack’s Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings by Rachel Pollack – once again, Pollack delivers an impeccable and thought provoking book with new insights for the modern tarot reader.
  19. Classic Tarot Spreads by Sandor Konraad – I’ve had this book for years and learned many a good spread from it.  (Honorable mentions:  Learning Tarot Spreads by Joan Bunning and Tarot Spreads and Layouts A User’s Manual For Beginning and Intermediate Readers by Jeanne Fiorini)
  20. The Spoken Cabala: Tarot Explorations of the One Self by Jason Lotterhand – based on the Thursday night talks from Lotterhand, this book will give you some insight into the Kabbalah and how it relates to tarot.  (Honorable mentions:  Tarot and the Tree of Life: Finding Everyday Wisdom in the Minor Arcana by Isabel Radow Kliegman for a glimpse on how Kabbalah weaves through the Minor Arcana plus The Tarot Workbook: Understanding and Using Tarot Symbolism by Emily Peach which is a great Kabbalah/tarot primer for beginners)
  21. Tarot Decoded: Understanding and Using Dignities and Correspondences by Elizabeth Hazel – every single dignity and correspondence you can imagine is featured here.
  22. Who Are You in the Tarot?: Discover Your Birth and Year Cards and Uncover Your Destiny by Mary Greer – this is a fantastic book that gives deep insights on your personality, life and journey based on your “birth card”.
  23. Tarot for Beginners: A Practical Guide to Reading the Cards by Barbara Moore – the easiest beginner book out there, this one will appeal to absolute newbies and those who are really sure they can’t “get it”.  Moore shows you that you CAN.
  24. Tarot 101: Mastering the Art of Reading the Cards by Kim Huggens – excellent exercises, good reading list suggestions and a unique format make this book one you cannot miss.  Good for all levels.
  25. Tarosophy : Tarot to Engage Life, Not Escape it by Marcus Katz – Hip and modern, full of useful information and exercises – plus it has stuff for all levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced).  It’s a very intellectual book – this is no “tarot for dummies”.
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ok, i got my dad to take some photos! i told him just to pick some ones he liked, and according to him, “They came packaged very well, and look and feel great. Very impressive! It was not easy to take pics with the iPad with the cover on it. They look better in person than in the pics. Very professional.” along with these beautiful cards, you can see the super cool back that @saintjpeg did, and the really stunning box design that @skullbird did based off the card backing!

the good news is that all the colors seem to have come out as intended, which is spectacular! once i have a chance to look over all the cards tomorrow just to make sure theyre all right, ill be able to open preorders, assuming there are no issues. im so very excited!!!! thank you everyone for being patient with me through all the delays… i hope these pictures make up for it!

“You still have a lot to learn, and you’ll probably mess up some times, but I know you’ll become the hero we need.”

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The two youngest princes as playing cards based on the birthright and conquest endings. fire emblem fates hell is a real and terrifying thing

Leo’s holding his Iceblade, if anyone’s curious

I’ll eventually get to doing these for the other siblings as well. But I can’t resist starting with the edgy prickly nerds


King of Hearts: hasty, passionate and rash/ kindness, liberality
Reversed: loss, distrust, doubt

King of Spades: ambition and mastery over the self
reversed: ruination, grief, fear 

Ways to Bond With Your Tarot Deck!

I recently did a BUNCH of tarot readings with a deck I hadn’t used in a while, and by the time I was finished, I could literally just feel my cards getting irritated and worn out. It was quite a strange sensation, but I finally felt like I could relate to the “big shot” diviners I look up to on Tumblr!

I’m going to say that if your cards decide they’re getting too tired after a certain number of readings, just say thank you, and put them away. I usually wrap mine up in a black shawl I have, and set a quartz crystal(for cleansing) and an amethyst(for psychic gifts and mental acuity) on top of them for a few hours.

Some ways you can bond with a tired deck(or if you just don’t want to do readings atm):

  • Shuffling absentmindedly
  • Sleeping with the deck under your pillow
  • Studying the cards themselves, I.e. the photos on each one
  • Practice shuffling and drawing cards
  • Coming up with your own meaning or even stories for each card based on your gut or the pictures

There’s lots of things you can do that don’t necessarily require actual readings that might wear out both you and your cards. But the more time you spend with them, the more in-tune you become with each other, and the more reliable and clear your readings can become! I would also suggest doing things not related to the deck itself, like studying tarot card meanings online, learning how to make your own spreads and finding spreads online. Learning how to handle your deck can make for a much more enjoyable experience with it!

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