((Hey gang! I’m working on some asks right now but I wanted to announce that me and a couple of friends are in the process of making a new BMC ask blog that is a Peculiar Children Steampunk AU–so based off of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children set in a Steampunk universe. All the kids are “peculiars” and have special powers, and the squip takes care of them all! It’s gonna be really fun °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°
His eyes were on her, still looking as though he had struck gold. “The chance of someone ending up here accidentally are one in a biillion. You have defeated all the odds.” The God of Luck grinned at her with the confidence of a predator. “Now roll the dice.”
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas
Performance Piece, Dennis Oppenheim 2000
24’ H x 12’ W x 12’ D Steel, galvanized steel, epoxy, pigments, cement, bugles, fire brick, foam and fiberglass
This piece invites one to consider the fusion of architecture and musical performance. A chimney is turned into a wind instrument, suggesting one could play or perform it. The cavity of a functional object (chimney) is considered for its sound producing qualities. In the same way, one could consider playing or performing a building by walking through it.
Another cluttered post apocalyptic stalker shrine; this one is connected with my fanfic to some extend, and the whole s.t.a.l.k.e.r. lore I’m conjuring up.Yep, all these pieces of junk, or most of them at least, do carry a specific meaning xd
There’s a lot of debate surrounding whether or not you should go “off book” and stop looking up interpretations for your tarot cards and when. There’s almost an expectation that if you’re a professional diviner or a more seasoned diviner that you don’t look up traditional meanings or use the book that comes with the deck.
Personally, I disagree with that sentiment in part because I know I can have trouble memorizing things, and looking things up can help me get a more nuanced picture of the card pulled in the context of what I read. Not everyone can memorize things quickly, and it’s perfectly fine and natural to want to use the book or any other tarot guides.
However, there is also something to be said for going off book. Frankly, it works best if you decide to read intuitively or on a deck by deck basis. (I love the book for my Steampunk deck. Works great and fits with the logical and methodical nature of that deck.)
I own the Chrysalis deck, and I love it. It’s a very peaceful deck, but a lot of the imagery and meaning of the cards vary from the traditional Rider-Waite interpretations and imagery. The suits are different, although they still use the four elements in their imagery. Up until last night, I was very dedicated to using the booklet to understand my cards. Because they aren’t traditional, I wanted to make sure I got the most accurate reading from the intent of the book.
Only, I lost the booklet.
For the reading I was going to do I needed that deck. I was nervous. I didn’t know if I could read accurately without the booklet. But my deck reminded me that the reason I bought the deck in the first place was because I had a dream with that deck in it and in that dream I knew I was able to read it intuitively. My deck told me it was able to do the read without the book, and even though I was scared, my deck knew I could do it.
So I read without the booklet. And you know what? I got a very accurate and poetic read. The cards spoke to me, and I became closer with my deck in a way I’ve never been before.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to use the tarot booklet or other resources. I have Biddy Tarot constantly open so I can cross reference my interpretations. But sometimes some decks are read best with intuition. Have faith in your abilities. Don’t be afraid to go off book.