This may be one of those decks where the aid of the book is in order. I've been trying to sharpen my intuition by reading the cards first and then resorting to the book. My knowledge and experience with symbols is weak(need to find a good reference) and I found myself a bit puzzled. Anyway, here's my first MBS reading with Shadowscapes.
Mind-The Queen of Pentacles. This Queen is standing in/or is part of an oak tree, it's branches reaching out around her. The Sun shines over her head and she holds a glowing orb with an oak leaf inside. She's curvy and has red hair(reminiscent of myself before I gave up the tint bottle). As the matron of earthy energies, she is grounded, secure in who she is and what she has to offer the world, as the branches of the tree reach far and wide. She offers the guidance that by finding belief in myself I too can shine in who I am. I need to build more confidence in who I am and what I do.
Body-The Six of Pentacles. A young flute player sits on an overhanging wall or support beam, decorated in what appears to be as a dragon. Water with the six pentacles flows down onto thorny brambles. Directly underneath the stream is one bright green shoot, being nourished b the flow. The flute player seems rather unaware of the growth happening below him. This is a message to be more aware of what nourishes my body, paying more attention to giving it what I need for health. And this is so true of me, I am a rather mindless eater, meals I do okay with, but snacking is my downfall.
Spirit-The Moon. She stands alone(she thinks) in a forest glade inside a faery ring of glowing mushrooms. A crescent moon shines overhead casting a soft light on the forest. Her left hand is held up as if she's just released the dove that flies over her. In her right hand she holds a mask. She's gazing quite intently at it. Now that she thinks she's alone, (although she's not) she has revealed her true self by removing the mask she presents the world. However the faeries hidden in the glade around her, see her for who she is. Her secret is safe in this glade. There a many times when I don a mask of illusion, to protect my true spirit. I need to learn to remove it and let the world see me as more of who I really am. Which can be quite a scary prospect as there are times when I'm not sure I know who that is.
As I said, I'll need to use the book with this deck until I'm more familiar with it and have sharpened my symbols and numerology skills. I think this deck has much to teach me, I just have to listen and learn.
~Thanks for Stopping By~ Leigh