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What Does The Deck Say? September 11, 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: The Star [XVII], Three of Disks, & Lust [XI].

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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 15, 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: 2 of Wands, The Star [XVII], & Knave of Pentacles.

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What Does The Deck Say? August 2, 2019

The Bosch Tarot is a series of collages based on the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. Using a unique set of meanings that doesn’t always aligns with 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 Star [XVII], Justice [VIII], & Knight of Pentacles.

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What Does The Deck Say? July 24, 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 Star [XVII], 6 of Coins (reversed), & The Magician [I].

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What Does The Deck Say? May 17, 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: Knave of Swords, The Star [XVII], & 8 of Swords.

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What Does The Deck Say? January 30, 2019

The Smith-Waite Centennial Edition Tarot is a reprint of Pamela Coleman Smith’s original deck that is true to the print process and original coloring. The deck appears muted compared with more recent and more popular derivations of the Smith-Waite deck, but the gentle colors are easier to look at. The Smith-Waite Centennial Edition Tarot is ©US Games Systems, Inc.

Today’s cards: The Star [XVII], 8 of Pentacles (reversed), & 7 of Wands.

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What Does The Deck Say? December 24, 2018

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 Stars [XVII], The Hermit [IX], & Queen of Staves.

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What Does The Deck Say? December 18, 2018

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 Hierophant [V], Ace of Cups, & The Star [XVII].

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What Does The Deck Say? November 29, 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 slightly oversize deck is also good for single card contemplation as the images fold onto themselves and the viewer.

Today’s cards: The Star [XVII], Five of Cups, & Four of Swords.

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