What Does The Deck Say? August 21 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: 2 of Pentacles, 2 of Swords, & The Fool. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? August 21 2017

What Does The Deck Say? August 20 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: 7 Espadas, 9 Oros, & 11 Oros. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? August 20 2017

What Does The Deck Say? August 19 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: 4 of Chalices, Ace of Wands, & 3 of Pentacles. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? August 19 2017

What Does The Deck Say? August 17 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: Strength [VIII], Temperance, & 9 of Coins “Simple Pleasures”. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? August 17 2017

What Does The Deck Say? August 16 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: Justice [XI], The High Priestess (reversed), & Knight of Swords. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? August 16 2017

What Does The Deck Say? August 14 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: King of Swords, Strength [VIII], & 10 of Wands. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? August 14 2017

What Does The Deck Say? August 13 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 playing cards: 5 Bastos, 10 Oros, & 1 Espada. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? August 13 2017