Category Archives: Tarot

What Does The Deck Say? January 1, 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. Deck artist: Ciro Marchetti.

Today’s cards: 3 of Wands (reversed), Knight of Wands, & King of Coins.

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What Does The Deck Say? December 31, 2018

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: 2 of Swords (reversed), 2 of Wands, & The Magician [I] (reversed).

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What Does The Deck Say? December 28, 2018

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. ©Lo Scarabeo

Today’s cards: 3 of Wands, 6 of Swords, & 8 of Swords.

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What Does The Deck Say? December 27, 2018

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. ©Lo Scarabeo

Today’s cards: Knight of Swords, The Chariot [VII], 3 of Chalices.

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What Does The Deck Say? December 26, 2018

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 Moon [XVIII] (reversed), King of Wands, & The Hermit [IX] (reversed).

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What Does The Deck Say? December 25, 2018

Bryan Lahr’s Wyzard of Odd tarot deck is constructed with literally images of 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: Princess of Cups, Six of Swords, & The Hierophant.

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What Does The Deck Say? December 24, 2018

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: The Stars [XVII], The Hermit [IX], & Queen of Staves.

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What Does The Deck Say? December 21, 2018

Designed and illustrated by Megan Weber under the name of “Zaheroux“, this black and white deck features an animal for each card. Though there are bones in every image, don’t let this deck frighten you. There is wisdom for those who seek it.

Today’s cards: Ace of Pentacles, Page of Pentacles, & Knight of Wands.

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