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What Does The Deck Say? September 20, 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: Page of Cups, Page of Staves, & The Popess [II].

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What Does The Deck Say? August 13, 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: Two of Wands, The Emperor [IV], & The Priestess [II].

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What Does The Deck Say? July 25, 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: The Seer [II], 6 of Chalices, & 8 of Chalices.

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What Does The Deck Say? July 1, 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, 3 of Wands, & The High Priestess [II] (reversed).

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What Does The Deck Say? June 27, 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: 7 of Swords, The Seer [II], & 3 of Wands.

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What Does The Deck Say? June 24, 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: 8 of Staves, The Sun [XIX], & The Popess [II].

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What Does The Deck Say? June 17, 2019

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. Deck artist: Ciro Marchetti.

Today’s cards: The Knight of Swords (reversed), Justice [XI], & The High Priestess [II].

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What Does The Deck Say? May 23, 2019

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: Ace of Cups, Two of Wands, & The High Priestess [II].

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What Does The Deck Say? March 20, 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: Page of Swords (reversed), Ace of Wands (reversed), & The High Priestess [II] (reversed).

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