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: King of Swords (reversed), 2 of Coins (reversed), & Death [XIII].
Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 28, 2019
Bryan Lahr’s Wyzard of Odd tarot deck is constructed with images of literally smoke and mirrors, and has the margins lined with correspondences from other religious and esoteric practices. The slightly oversize deck is also good for single card contemplation as the images fold onto themselves and the viewer.
Today’s cards: Five of Cups, The Moon [XVIII], & Two of Wands.
Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 25, 2019
The Corvid Romantic Playing Cards are a “poker” deck designed and illustrated by Megan Weber. Under the name of “Zaheroux“, she showcases her nature and magic inspired artwork. Please note that the Corvid Romantic’s Feathers are read as Clubs, the Bones are read as Spades, the Crystals are read as Diamonds, and the Roses are read as Hearts.
Today’s cards: 6 of Roses, 8 of Bones, & 7 of Roses.
Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 24, 2019
The Modern Spellcaster’s Tarot is created by Melanie Marquis and illustrated by Scott Murphy. Breaking with popular thought, this deck assigns the element of Fire to the suit of Swords and the element of Air to the suit of Wands. Blending contemporary and pagan scenes, the deck can be a collection of visual art or a tool for magical act. The Modern Spellcaster’s Tarot is ©Llewellyn Publications.
Today’s cards: Hierophant [V], Ten of Cups, & Seven of Pentacles.
Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 23, 2019
The Universal Tarot of Marseille is primarily based on a Swiss deck created in 1751 by by Claude Burdel. The pips have color backgrounds to assist readers with distinguishing suite and the majors have had the lines refined and color backgrounds added to soften the overall look. The Universal Tarot of Marseille is ©Lo Scarabeo.
Today’s cards: The Wheel [X], 3 Deniers, & Knight of Deniers.
Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 22, 2019
Tavaglione’s Stairs of Gold Tarot is a richly decorated esoteric book in the form of 78 tarot cards. Sometimes wildly diverging from Waite’s road, the deck can read as slim as necessary and as deep as the reader is willing to focus. Tavaglione’s Stairs of Gold Tarot is ©US Games Systems.
Today’s cards: 7 of Staves, 5 of Swords, & Temperance [XIV].
Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 21, 2019
The Red Magician Tarot is a collage deck created by Jay LeRoy based on Hermetic principles.
Today’s cards: Balance [XIV], Two of Disks, & Queen of Cups.
Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 18, 2019
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. The Legacy of the Divine is designed by Ciro Marchetti and ©Llewellyn Worldwide.
Today’s cards: 9 of Cups, Queen of Wands, & 6 of Cups.
Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 17, 2019
The Universal Waite is Mary Hanson-Roberts’ recolored rendition of the Waite-Smith deck. Nearly identical lining is softened by gentle coloring. Some faces have been reworked to be more pleasing to the eye. The Universal Waite Tarot is ©US Games Systems, Inc.
Today’s cards: 8 of Pentacles, The Devil [XV], & 9 of Wands (reversed).
Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 16, 2019
The Bosch Tarot is a series of collages based on the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. Using a unique set of meanings that doesn’t always aligns with Waite, it will sometimes read direct, and sometimes read like a koan. It is a good deck for introspection and examination of internal motives. The Bosch Tarot is presented by Atanas A. Atanassov and ©Lo Scarabeo.
Today’s cards: Knave of Chalices, 8 of Wands, & Judgement [XX].
Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? October 15, 2019