The King of Ghosts

October 26th, 2012 § 0 comments

The Halloween Tarot by Kipling West and Karin Lee

My very favourite Halloween deck is the The Halloween Tarot by Kipling West and Karin Lee.

It’s been around since 1996, but I like it as much today as I did when I first got it.

It’s smart, fun, and the little black cat featured in every card looks just like my cat Carl JK.

Since it’s the Halloween weekend, I thought I’d ask The Halloween Tarot how best to enjoy this season of ghouls, goblins, and miniature chocolate bars.

King of Ghosts from the Halloween Tarot - Kipling West and Karin Lee

The card I got was the King of Ghosts. Like the King of Cups in the Rider Waite Smith deck, this king sits on a slab of concrete in the middle of a big water.

Unlike the RWS King of Cups though, the King of Ghosts is not alone. He’s got a ghost friend with him, and of course the black cat who seems to be eyeing his fishbone necklace.

This king is about mature emotion, conciliation, and intelligent love. He recognizes what’s important to carry with him from the past, while looking forward with upraised glass to the future.

He’s a mediator, and someone who can be gentle, yet firm, grounded, yet emotionally fluid.

He’s concerned with enjoying life, loving those around him, and in this particular situation, putting on his bat crown, grabbing a mask and hanging out with his friends.

I believe the advice from the The Halloween Tarot is that we all do the same.

Have a happy haunted weekend!

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The Halloween Tarot © U.S. Games Systems
Card images used with permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

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