Last week I shared my interview with Doug Thornsjo. This week I wanted to share a few of Doug’s decks.
In the pictures below on the left you see the Raggedy Oracle. If you grew up with or are a fan of the Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy stories and/or dolls, this is the deck for you. By the way, you can see all of Doug’s decks at http://www.tarotbyducksoup.com/p/tarot-by-duck-soup.html.
I love the playfulness of this deck and yet the messages are direct and useful. Depletion, Comfort and Unity are shown here. I read this as depletion comes from trying to do too much and thinking that I have to do it all by myself. If I pull myself together, I realize that there are lots of ways I can soothe my need to take care of everyone and everything. Comfort comes from calling on my family and friends when I am not feeling myself or I need some help.
The images are friendly so I don’t feel the least bit called out by acknowledging my sense of needing to oversee things. (I guess the mother/care taking never leaves, even when your children are grown.)
I really like the cards stock and finish on these decks. They are made to last. They’ll hold up through years of use and with 75 oracle cards, plus 2 significator cards, ( also included are 1 bio card, 1 instruction card, 1 promo card) the deck approaches the Tarot in size. You can also choose the card backs at no extra cost. You can see the whole deck here http://playroom.tarotbyducksoup.com/p/the-arthur-rackham-otacle.html
The Raggedy Oracle is 70 cards and the same option applies to choosing the backing of the cards. http://playroom.tarotbyducksoup.com/p/johnny-gruelles-raggedy.html
If you like indie decks, you’ll find plenty to choose from at Duck Soup Productions.