Keep in mind that I still consider myself very much a noob when it comes to tarot. That being said I did a three card pull about a possible creative endeavor and got:
Empress, 8 of cups, and Queen of penticals.
Intuitively the empress and queen both gave me positive vibes that this could be a worthwhile endeavor but then the 8 of cups was like NO! So I pulled a clarifier for it... 5 of penticals. More NO energy.
Him a bit befuttled I decided to do one more separate clarifying reading it was supposed to be a one card draw about the outcome of I do try this project... Two cards popped out while I was shuffling (so much for a one card draw...) And they were:
Judgement and 8 of swords... So again something that spoke very positivly of the idea (Judgement) and something that seemed very negative with the other (8 of swords)
One theory I have is that my deck is one in which the Minor arcana doesn't have pictures (more like playing cards) so perhaps I should read those cards with more elemental and numerological significants rather than traditional Tarot/Rider-White interpretation?
There is also the possibility that the deck needs to be cleansed as it was sitting unused for a while before I picked it back up to try again.
Either way, any advice or input would be greatly appreciated.