What Does The Deck Say? October 7, 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: 3 of Cups, The Devil [XV], & 9 of Swords.

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What Does The Deck Say? October 4, 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: King of Pentacles, Nine of Wands (reversed), & Magician [I] (reversed).

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What Does The Deck Say? October 2, 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: The World [X] (reversed), The Sun [XIX], & Ace of Cups.

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What Does The Deck Say? October 1, 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 (reversed), 8 of Wands, & The Emperor [IV].

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What Does The Deck Say? September 30, 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: Queen of Chalices, 10 of Chalices, & The Lover [VI].

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What Does The Deck Say? September 27, 2019

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. The Fey Tarot is ©Lo Scarabeo.

Today’s cards: Knight of Chalices, 7 of Swords, & Knave of Pentacles.

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