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What Does The Deck Say? March 4, 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. ©Lo Scarabeo

Today’s cards: 7 of Pentacles, (unknown), & (unknown).

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What Does The Deck Say? January 4, 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 Coins, (unknown), & (unknown).

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What Does The Deck Say? September 20, 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.

Bosch Tarot: 7 of Pentacles, unknown, & unknown.
Bosch Tarot: 7 of Pentacles, unknown, & unknown.

Today’s cards: 7 of Pentacles, unknown, & unknown. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 20, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? May 30, 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: Seven of Pentacles “Praying Mantis”, (unknown), & (unknown). Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 30, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? January 23, 2018

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.

Today’s cards: 7 of Pentacles, [unknown], & [unknown]. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? January 23, 2018

What Does The Deck Say? February 22 2017

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.

Today’s cards: 7 of Coins, [unknown], & [unknown]. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? February 22 2017

What Does The Deck Say? September 09 2016

Each suit in the Bag of Bones playing card deck tells a visual story progressing from Ace to Ten. A heartwarming lamia, a persistent gardener, a spider’s catch, and a clumsy walker make for quick stories. The court cards stand alone, but have tales for themselves. For those wishing something more pleasant, Artiphany also has decks featuring dogs, kittens, and mermaids.

Today’s cards: [Title Card], unknown, & unknown. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? September 09 2016

What Does The Deck Say? August 07 2016

One of many Baraja Española decks, The “Baraja Azteca – As de Oro” is a 48 card deck of playing cards used for such games as Brisca, Tute, and Mus. This 48-card variant of the deck contains four suits; Oros (Coins), Bastos (Clubs), Espadas (Swords), and Copas (Cups). While the deck is made primarily for play, it functions well as a divinatory tool. Each reader uses their own personal understanding and intuition to interpret the cards.

Today’s cards: 9 Copas. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? August 07 2016

What Does The Deck Say? May 03 2016

This 39 card deck by Caitlín Matthews and Virginia Lee includes two sets of Man and Woman cards, along with an extra Diviner card. The two sets of Man and Woman allows the reading to be tailored to the circumstances of the Querent. One pair is portrayed with light skin and the other pair is portrayed with dark skin. The unused cards are removed from the deck before shuffling. The Diviner (37) is not required for Lenormand reading. I include it with my throws as it makes an excellent “Stop Card” when first on the table and a “pay attention to what follows” card when appearing elsewhere.

Today’s cards: Diviner + Unknown + Unknown. Continue reading What Does The Deck Say? May 03 2016