Category Archives: Fun & Games

What Does The Deck Say? January 09 2015

Each suit in the Bag of Bones playing card deck tells a visual story progressing from Ace to Ten. A heartwarming lamia, a persistent gardener, a spider’s catch, and a clumsy walker make for quick stories. The court cards stand alone, but have tales for themselves. For those wishing something more pleasant, Artiphany also has decks featuring dogs, kittens, and mermaids.

Today’s cards: 9 of Spades, King of Clubs, & 7 of Spades. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? January 09 2015

What Does The Deck Say? January 08 2015

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: Page of Swordsrv, 2 of Wandsrv, & The Towerrv. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? January 08 2015

What Does The Deck Say? January 07 2015

The Legacy of the Divine’s meanings are a reconciliation between Waite and Crowley. While purists of either system will be howling at the mingling of meanings and symbolism, the deck stands for itself and Leisa ReFalo’s meanings have proven themselves over the years.

Today’s cards: 7 of Wands, Page of Swords, & Page of Coinsrv. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? January 07 2015

What Does The Deck Say? January 05 2015

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 Moon, The Seer [II], & The Hanged Man. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? January 05 2015

What Does The Deck Say? January 04 2015

One of many Baraja Española type 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 (Gold), Bastos (Clubs), Espadas (Swords), and Copas (Cups). While the deck is made primarily for play, it functions well as a divinatory tool. Each reader uses their own personal understanding and intuition to interpret the cards.

Today’s cards: 7 Copas, 4 Espadas, & 1 Oro. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? January 04 2015

What Does The Deck Say? January 03 2015

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: The Chariot, 9 of Chalices, & Death. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? January 03 2015

What Does The Deck Say? January 02 2015

Each suit in the Bag of Bones playing card deck tells a visual story progressing from Ace to Ten. A heartwarming lamia, a persistent gardener, a spider’s catch, and a clumsy walker make for quick stories. The court cards stand alone, but have tales for themselves. For those wishing something more pleasant, Artiphany also has decks featuring dogs, kittens, and mermaids.

Today’s cards: 7 of Clubs, 7 of Hearts, & 6 of Diamonds. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? January 02 2015

What Does The Deck Say? January 01 2015

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 Swords, Page of Cupsrv, & 7 of Swordsrv. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? January 01 2015