What Does The Deck Say? March 26 2017

One of many Baraja Española decks, The “Baraja Azteca – As de Oro” is a 48 card deck of playing cards used for such games as Brisca, Tute, and Mus. This 48-card variant of the deck contains four suits; Oros (Coins), Bastos (Clubs), Espadas (Swords), and Copas (Cups). While the deck is made primarily for play, it functions well as a divination tool. Each reader uses their own personal understanding and intuition to interpret the cards.

Today’s cards: 5 Espadas, 9 Copas, & 5 Copas. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? March 26 2017

What Does The Deck Say? March 25 2017

The Bosch Tarot is a series of collages based on the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. Using a unique set of meanings that is not derived from Waite, it will sometimes read direct, and sometimes read like a koan. It is a good deck for introspection and examination of internal motives.

Today’s cards: 3 of Swords, The Empress, & The Hermit. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? March 25 2017

What Does The Deck Say? March 23 2017

The Sweeney Tarot was designed to read with reversals. Having the expected 78 cards, one could use any system of meanings with it. However Lee Bradford has put deep thought into the meanings of the Sweeney Tarot, making sure it is approachable by all and without occult or religious concerns that would restrict its audience or use.

Today’s cards: 2 of Cups (reversed), Ace of Coins, & 5 of Swords. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? March 23 2017

What Does The Deck Say? March 22 2017

The Legacy of the Divine is a work of art by Ciro Marchetti. Warm images tell a fantastic story across rural, urban, and fantasy settings. A visually inviting deck, it has hints of esotericism for those that are seeking such things, but those hints do not interfere with those that do not.

Today’s cards: Queen of Cups, Page of Wands, & The Hermit. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? March 22 2017

What Does The Deck Say? March 20 2017

The Fey Tarot is the work of Mara Aghem. While the card names mostly track conventional tarot naming, the scenes differ from Pamela Coleman Smith’s renditions. Not all minors display the full pip count of their number. Rather, the scenes are meant to evoke the intuition of the reader rather than depend on long lists of regurgitated meanings.

Today’s cards: The Sun, Knight of Pentacles, & Queen of Pentacles. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? March 20 2017

What Does The Deck Say? March 19 2017

One of many Baraja Española decks, The “Baraja Azteca – As de Oro” is a 48 card deck of playing cards used for such games as Brisca, Tute, and Mus. This 48-card variant of the deck contains four suits; Oros (Coins), Bastos (Clubs), Espadas (Swords), and Copas (Cups). While the deck is made primarily for play, it functions well as a divination tool. Each reader uses their own personal understanding and intuition to interpret the cards.

Today’s cards: 10 Copas, 11 Espadas, & 8 Bastos. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? March 19 2017

What Does The Deck Say? March 18 2017

The Bosch Tarot is a series of collages based on the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. Using a unique set of meanings that is not derived from Waite, it will sometimes read direct, and sometimes read like a koan. It is a good deck for introspection and examination of internal motives.

Today’s cards: 2 of Swords, Queen of Chalices, & Knight of Pentacles. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? March 18 2017

What Does The Deck Say? March 17 2017

The Universal Waite is Mary Hanson-Roberts’ recolored rendition of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. Nearly identical lining is softened by gentle coloring. Some faces have been reworked to be more pleasing to the eye.

Today’s cards: Queen of Wands (reversed), The Lovers (reversed), & Ace of Cups. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? March 17 2017

What Does The Deck Say? March 16 2017

The Sweeney Tarot was designed to read with reversals. Having the expected 78 cards, one could use any system of meanings with it. However Lee Bradford has put deep thought into the meanings of the Sweeney Tarot, making sure it is approachable by all and without occult or religious concerns that would restrict its audience or use.

Today’s cards: The Hanged Man, The Magician, & The Star (reversed). Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? March 16 2017