The Mermaid is a symbol of love, sensuality and freedom from the analytic mind. This card can be read as a symbol that you need to get in touch with your authentic self. That you have been living in the land of what you “should” do, what your are “supposed” to do, for far to long. The mermaid lives in an intuitive world filled with passion and beauty, she does not use her “head” or “analytic mind” to make decisions.
This card can represent a choice, as the sailors that fell for these mystical creatures had to choose. Or as the shapeshifting mermaids themselves had to choose. Do I stay in this enchantment, this state of passion and instinct, or do I return to the land, do I keep my feet on the ground and make decisions with my head instead of my heart?
This is the first of many posts, about a new project. I am making a deck or Oracle Cards. At least that is my intention. I am fairly new to using Oracle decks, but I am absolutely loving the process of learning how to use them and interpreting the meanings of each card. When I was looking for a deck to have as my own, I felt like I was falling in love with the artwork of a different deck everyday.
Over the years, I have had a number of people point out a different piece of my artwork or a certain style I work in, and mention it would look lovely as a deck. I alway loved the idea, but felt like I did not know enough about them to make a deck myself.
Well….. I still kind of feel that way, but…. I am not the kind of person to wait till the perfect time to do something, or do a ton of research and stressing before I even get going on a project. So here I am, trusting my instincts and intuition. Learning as I go.
I do not have a name for the deck yet; I do not know if I am going to use key words yet; I do not know if I am going to have an in depth guide book. I am, however, drawing away. I knew the style I wanted to work in and I have a million ideas for images.
I have decided to sell the original drawings. They make adorable little pieces of art. I figure it will help me pull together the funds to actually print the decks when I am done. I don’t know how long this project will take me, but I am sure it will be a while.