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What Does The Deck Say? October 23, 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: Hierophant [V], Ten of Cups, & Seven of Pentacles.

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What Does The Deck Say? September 6, 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: 10 of Swords, The Pope [V], & The Stars [XVII].

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What Does The Deck Say? August 14, 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: 10 of Coins (reversed), The Hierophant [V] (reversed), & 10 of Wands.

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What Does The Deck Say? June 28, 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: The Hanged Man [XII], Knight of Pentacles, & The Hierophant [V].

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What Does The Deck Say? April 2, 2019

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 slightly oversize deck is also good for single card contemplation as the images fold onto themselves and the viewer.

Today’s cards: The Hierophant [V], Knight of Swords, & 4 of Swords.

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What Does The Deck Say? March 6, 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. ©Lo Scarabeo

Today’s cards: 8 of Pentacles, The Hierophant [V], & 3 of Chalices.

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