I did a spread that came with the Snowland companion book (which is a 90 page ebook), which is a basic general 3 card reading. It is called The Snowland Oracle. The spread doesn't require a Significator, but I pulled one anyway, because Janet says the significators were eerily accurate. You choose from 4 significators: an icicle, an ice cube, a snow flake, and a snow ball. Janet calls this the soul GPS system. The significator can indicate how the client feels and gives the reader a clue as to how to approach the reading. I wanted to see if it would pick up on me. And well, it did!
I drew the Icicle significator, which according to the companion book, means scattered energies and indecisiveness. Boy did it hit me on the nail. I was even more amazed at the cards I drew, and how they were in sync with one another. It was very easy to read and feel the feelings of the cards through the pictures. The companion book came in handy, as it confirmed what I was feeling and thinking with the cards. I also asked myself the questions that come with each card in the companion book, as it gave me a more in depth answer to make sense of the reading.
Pros: The artwork is simply amazing! I also love that Janet included a card drawn by her 14 year old son, Noah. You can tell that not only a lot of work went into this deck, but a lot of love as well. They really thought of their buyers of the deck. I also like how the cards are color coded (for the Wands suit it's a dark red color, for the Cups suit it's a cyan color etc.).
Cons: I don't like the size of the cards, but I think that is just a preference of mine. I really wish the companion book wasn't so big as I would love to have an actual copy for easier reference. I can get the companion book on Kindle, but the companion book on Kindle doesn't have the pictures, and this being a new deck, I need to get familiar with the pictures and what knot.
Overall, this is an awesome deck. Get this deck now while you can! You get so much for your money. You get access to a blog for your Snowland Deck studies, a secret Facebook group, a beautiful wintery bag for your cards, and you get the ebook.
And if anyone is curious, this is how my reading went:
Significator – Icicle – I drew the Icicle which shows I’m very scattered and indecisive. I would say this was a correct depiction of my energy at the moment. I’m currently indecisive about what I want to do for a career (pursue medical billing or just get a job at Target in retail and do tarot readings here and there to pay off my student loan to go back to school for something else). My energies are scattered. Nothing can keep my attention. I’m finding it very hard to focus.
Overall impression: I drew Impermanence, 9 Mental, and 9 Material. What catches my eye first is the 9’s. 9 and 9 is 18 but if you add 1 + 8 it equals 9. To me this is all about endings. This could be an end to being unemployed or maybe even an end to indecisiveness! But we shouldn’t get that excited :-P And it’s funny I draw the Impermanence card because the last job I had, I was only there for 2 months. But the whole time I was there, I was feeling that this job was wrong for me and I was a wrong fit for the job and that it didn’t feel like a permanent position.
Now onto the spread.
What intuitive messages do I need to see right now? Impermanence – This card is about saying goodbye and endings. But it’s not the end, as every ending is a new beginning. With ending my job a couple months ago, I ended a job that I felt I wasn’t meant for, and I am taking in a new beginning. I believe this card is to tell me that an even better job opportunity is coming my way.
What is clouding my intuitive vision? 9 Mental – Looking at the card, I would say there is some fear on my end. I feel like I don’t have any talent and I am afraid of being a fraud. This is talking about my tarot readings. And this can cause me to not have a clear vision. I let my worrying get the best of me. And I think my worrying is the main reason as to why I ended up quitting that job. I’ve jumped to conclusions thinking my bosses weren’t happy with my work, when really, they could have been happy with my work.
What will enhance my intuitive vision? 9 Material – The card has what I call a snow dragon, who seems to be guarding precious treasures. This card is telling me that being grateful for what I have and I’m going to have would help me worry less. And I do, sometimes, take things for granted, and I need to just count my blessings and be thankful. Even though I will have an even better job opportunity coming up, I should remember when the tough gets going that this job is putting bread on the table for myself and can help me support my other dreams that I have.
I believe the Snowland Deck is telling me that a better job is on its way. I just need to remember that we all have bad days and to quit worrying and jumping to conclusions. Not just in my career, but in life as well. I worry a lot and it’s unnecessary. So I would say this reading was pretty accurate.