Ace Energy

Previous Blog/ Master List/ Next Blog Welcome to this Imbolc Blog Hop.  I can hardly believe it’s been five years, now, since the first blog hop!  And yet, while the Tarot Blog Hop isn’t new, this time of year always suggests new seeds, new beginnings.  So, Arwen, who started this hop those many years ago, Continue reading »

Victorian Fairy Dreams

The Victorian Fairy Tarot (Llewellyn) came out in 2013, and caused quite a splash then.  At the time, I didn’t see what the fuss was about, and felt there was too much of a learning curve (I was pregnant at the time).  I wasn’t keen on the suit renaming (changed to the seasons – Wands Continue reading »

The Urban Tarot: Slick, Diverse, and Thought-Provoking

As I mentioned on Monday, I’ve been waiting a very long time for the Urban Tarot (Robin Scott, 2016).  It was begun in 2003, and has taken thirteen years to bring to completion.  On the other hand, being part of the Kickstarter project set up in 2012, I’ve at least been receiving updates and seeing Continue reading »

Warning: Googly-Eyed Creature Alert!

Sometimes people complain about ‘cute animal decks’, or any kind of themed deck.  However, themed does not necessarily equal superficial or unreadable.  For example, the Tarot of the Magical Forest (Lo Scarabeo, 2008) has plenty of depth, symbolism and interest, and is very readable. On the down side, it is one of Lo Scarabeo’s old-style Continue reading »

Kinetic Tarot Reading

Last week, something someone said hit me really hard.  I woke up thinking about it and feeling really angry.  And, as is often the case in the early hours, I found the thoughts and feelings hard to shake.  In part to distract myself, I came up with a coaching-style spread to use with any extreme Continue reading »

Dark Goddess Tarot Review

The Dark Goddess Tarot by Ellen Lorenzi-Prince (Arnell’s Art, 2013) is clearly a well-researched and considered deck from someone deeply invested in both tarot and honouring the Goddess in her many aspects.  The companion material is very definitely a Little White Book, and yet it is a good one.  For each Goddess, there is the Continue reading »

Impressionist Tarot Overview

This week’s deck really calls for a proper companion book, which it unfortunately doesn’t come with.  The Impressionist Tarot (Lo Scarabeo, 2015) is a fascinating deck, using adapted images of art from a number of impressionist artists.  The Minors are divided into suits based on the art of four painters: Wands are Édouard Manet, Cups Continue reading »

The Tarot of Vampyres Overview

Having pre-ordered the Tarot of Vampyres (Llewelyn, 2010) when it first came out, it quickly became my favorite ‘dark’ deck.  And though there are some others I like, it is still my favorite vampire deck. The suits have been renamed, giving us Scepters (Wands), Grails (Cups), Knives (Swords) and Skulls (Pentacles).  As for the card Continue reading »