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What Does The Deck Say? October 29, 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: Ace of Swords, Knave of Pentacles, & 2 of Chalices.

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What Does The Deck Say? October 14, 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: 10 of Swords, Queen of Swords, & Ace of Swords.

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What Does The Deck Say? September 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: 9 of Pentacles, Ace of Swords, & The World [XXI].

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What Does The Deck Say? August 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: Ace of Swords, Queen of Wands, & Nine of Cups.

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What Does The Deck Say? June 20, 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: 4 Swords, Ace of Swords, & Knight of Pentacles.

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What Does The Deck Say? May 1, 2019

The Sweeney Tarot was designed to read with reversals. Having the expected 78 cards, one could use any system of meanings with it. 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: 5 of Wands (reversed), Queen of Swords, & Ace of Swords (reversed).

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What Does The Deck Say? February 8, 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: 9 of Wands (reversed), Ace of Swords (reversed), & 6 of Pentacles.

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What Does The Deck Say? December 17, 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: Ace of Swords, 8 of Wands, & The Tower [XVI].

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What Does The Deck Say? June 13, 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.

Today’s cards: Prince of Swords, Three of Disks, & Ace of Swords. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? June 13, 2018