I have been testing out The Anubis Oracle, a deck which nods at the tarot and then goes off to do its own thing, with an Egyptian flavor. The deck was created by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf; and illustrated by Kris Waldherr, known for some of her tarot work. For this post, I want to capture a quick reading I did yesterday. I’ll be talking about this 35-card deck along the way.
I’m taking a two-day class for work, on an advanced knowledge management subject. My question: What can I expect from this class?
Deck Structure and a Spread
In The Anubis Oracle, the supplied spreads take the form of the deck’s minor arcana. In this deck the major arcana are loosely related to the tarot, where each card represents the principle of an Egyptian deity or “neter.” The major arcana also includes four elemental cards, akin to the four aces of tarot. (That’s 26 cards so far.) The deck’s minor arcana are composite cards — scenes that comprise at least three of the major arcana interacting in some fashion. There are eight of these. Lastly, as patron of this deck, Anubis gets his own card that can be set aside as a guide or used to represent the seeker. These comprise the 35 cards of this deck.
The spread I chose is from the card called “I-Entering the Mystery” (that’s Roman numeral 1), which is a minor arcana and composite card: