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What Does The Deck Say? September 9, 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: 8 of Swords, Queen of Swords, & 9 of Swords.

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What Does The Deck Say? July 10, 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: The Lovers [VI], Six of Cups, & Eight of Swords.

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What Does The Deck Say? May 17, 2019

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. The Bosch Tarot is ©Lo Scarabeo.

Today’s cards: Knave of Swords, The Star [XVII], & 8 of Swords.

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What Does The Deck Say? May 6, 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: 10 of Pentacles, 8 of Swords, & The Lovers [VI] (reversed).

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What Does The Deck Say? February 5, 2019

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: 6 of Wands, 8 of Swords (reversed), & Temperance [XIV].

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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? September 26, 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.

Animalis Os Fortuna: Two of Wands, Eight of Swords, & The Hierophant [V].
Animalis Os Fortuna: Two of Wands, Eight of Swords, & The Hierophant [V].
Today’s cards: Two of Wands, Eight of Swords, & The Hierophant [V]. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 26, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? September 21, 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.

Universal Waite: 8 of Swords (reversed), The Lovers [VI] (reversed), & Ace of Wands (reversed).
Universal Waite: 8 of Swords (reversed), The Lovers [VI] (reversed), & Ace of Wands (reversed).
Today’s cards: 8 of Swords (reversed), The Lovers [VI] (reversed), & Ace of Wands (reversed). Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 21, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? September 17, 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 oversize deck is also good for single card contemplation as the images fold onto themselves and the viewer.

Wyzard of Odd: 6 of Cups, 8 of Swords, & 9 of Wands. ©Bryan Lahr
Wyzard of Odd: 6 of Cups, 8 of Swords, & 9 of Wands. ©Bryan Lahr

Today’s cards: Six of Cups, Eight of Swords, & Nine of Wands. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 17, 2018