Although I’ve never been interested in kippers in general, I’ve always liked the Mystical Kipper illustrated by Urban Trösch. The False Person who looks like a female vampire; the Bereavement card that reminds me of Edward Gorey’s art; and the charming feel of the warmly lit, Victorian House; these all stand out to me. When I saw the Mystical Kipper in a local store a few months ago, I “grabbed while the grabbing was good.”
When I got them home and looked through the deck, I liked the artwork but wasn’t moved to read with it. The “people decks” like kippers and sibillas never appealed to me, as the abundance of people cards seemed too much of a crowd. I always thought the Lenormand seemed more balanced. So I set this deck aside.
I made efforts to clean out some of my card collection over the weekend and decided to give the Mystical Kipper an honest try. I used seven cards as a chakra reading, to see what’s going on in the areas of life as related to the seven chakras. I used a linear layout from left to right; so the first card on the left is the base chakra, the second card is the second or sacral chakra, and so on.
My first impression wasn’t great. Prison, Bereavement and Short Illness stood out as three negative cards which were hard to ignore!