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What Does The Deck Say? July 16, 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: The Fool [0], 10 of Cups (reversed), & Ace of Wands.

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What Does The Deck Say? July 12, 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: The Fool [0] (reversed), King of Wands, & Knight of Cups (reversed).

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What Does The Deck Say? June 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: The Fool [0], Queen of Cups, & The Hanged Man [XII].

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What Does The Deck Say? June 6, 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: 7 Cups, The Fool [0], & 3 Batons.

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What Does The Deck Say? May 31, 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: 2 of Wands, 3 of Pentacles, & The Fool [0].

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What Does The Deck Say? May 29, 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: 3 of Swords (reversed), 2 of Coins (reversed), & The Fool [0].

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What Does The Deck Say? February 19, 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: The Fool [0], 8 of Chalices, & Knight of Pentacles

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What Does The Deck Say? December 14, 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: The Fool [0], Queen of Swords, & 9 of Pentacles.

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What Does The Deck Say? November 8, 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.

Today’s cards: Knave of Chalices, The Fool [0], & The Lovers [VI].

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