Contact Katey

If you would like to contact me, you can email me directly or use this form.


123 Street Avenue, City Town, 99999

(123) 555-6789


You can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab.
Link to read me page with more information.


Filtering by Category: Tarot

Getting back together with the Dreams of Gaia Tarot

Katey Flowers

dreams of gaia tarot box.JPG

I'm someone who loves to trade decks. I don't like to hold onto decks that I don't use, so I regularly find myself on the Buy Sell Swap groups on Facebook looking to rehome those decks that aren't getting the love they deserve from me.

To some, the idea of getting rid of decks is a bit scary - "But what if I miss it?!"

Usually, that's not an issue for me. More often than not, it's a bit of a relief to send off an underappreciated deck. And it creates space on my shelf for the decks and books that really make me feel excited.

But occasionally, there have been those decks that I really did miss, whose empty spot on the shelf is never satisfyingly filled by a newer purchase. One such deck was the Dreams of Gaia Tarot by Ravynne Phelan.


It was a deck that experienced a lot of hype when it was released by Blue Angel Publishing about a year ago. The art style is distinctive and the creator has developed a unique take on the tarot system. It wasn't a deck that I was immediately drawn to, but I was curious. So, when I found it on eBay for half price, I took the plunge.

I had no strong expectations. I knew it came with an extensive guidebook, which I assumed I would devour, cover to cover, being the book nerd that I am!

But, when it arrived in the final days of 2016, I was surprised by just how strongly the images spoke to me. The vibrant artwork was so talkative, I didn't even bother with the book. I didn't want to overthink this organic and intensely intuitive experience I was having.

So, I asked questions, drew cards, and let those mystical, alive images speak to me. The deck was expressive, sassy, funny and forthright. I used it every day and had a lot of fun experiences as well as several breakdown/breakthrough moments during those first few months.

(I loved it so much, I even made a video about it being my 'deck crush' in January!)

But then, without warning, the Dreams of Gaia went cold, and its chatty messages muted. Where I'd once struggled to keep up with the intuitive hits I received from the deck, I could barely get a whisper out of it.

So, it went back in the box and sat on my shelf until I eventually posted it off to a new home.

Our love affair was short, fiery and magickal. But it was over... or so I thought!

dreams of gaia tarot.JPG

Now, almost exactly a year after I first opened and fell in love with the Dreams of Gaia, a second copy has just arrived in the mail, and I feel like I've come home to an old friend. Almost as quickly as our spark had fizzled, it burst back into flames and I needed this deck in my life.

I'm not sure exactly what it was, or what changed, but I'm so excited to explore a relationship with this deck again.

Then again, maybe nothing changed. Perhaps I misread the cooling of our connection. Perhaps this fiery deck is a seasonal one, meant for the fiery, transitional height and heat of the Australian summer.

dreams of gaia three card.JPG

I'll always love trading and maintaining a curated collection, but the Dreams of Gaia has given me an opportunity to reflect on just how different all decks, and the relationship we have with them, are. Each deck takes us on a unique journey and travels at its own pace. 

Next time, I don't think I'll be so quick to assume that a passionate love affair has an expiration date!

Tarot Deck Interview Spread

Katey Flowers

deck interview tarot spread

When I start working with a new deck, one of the first things I like to do is interview it. I sit down with a cup of tea and ask the deck a few questions about itself and how it sees the potential of our relationship. It's a wonderful way to start to get to know the energy and personality of a deck, and can even give you some guidance as to the best ways to approach working with the deck.

There are lots of different deck interview spreads to be found online, and I have tried many of them over my time of interviewing decks. What follows is the spread that I use, which is a bit of mash-up of those spread positions I found most insightful. 

Here is a quick example of my interview with the deliciously retro Hoi Polloi tarot. 

Deck: Hoi Polloi Tarot

Deck: Hoi Polloi Tarot

1. What are you here to teach me? Ace of Pentacles - "To keep it simple, stupid!"

2. How do you see yourself? King of Cups - "I've got my shit together."

3. How do you see me? The Tower - "You're a little tragic, tbh..."

4. How can I best work with you? The Sun - "Lighten up, kiddo!"

5. What are your strengths as a deck? Ten of Pentacles - "Like I said, I've got it together. I'm pretty grounded and practical, too."

6. What are you limitations or weaknesses? Eight of Wands - "I don't like being rushed!"

7. What is the potential of our working relationship? The World and Ace of Swords - "You'll get clear on your purpose. If you wield me right, you have everything to gain, baby!"

In this short interview, I found myself laughing out loud. The cheeky, playful personality of the deck came through loud and clear. What a wonderful way to start our journey together!

If you want another, more thorough example, check out the video below, in which I interview the beautiful Liminal Tarot.

Happy interviewing!