Have You Visited the Garden of Love?

Uusi became pretty well-known due to the popularity of their Pagan Otherworlds Tarot (2016). This year they launched a raunchy version of the Tarot de Marseille, the Eros Tarot: Garden of Love (2017). It’s a seriously fun deck, with simple line drawings and minimal colour. The Reading In the Ace of Wands, a curvy, female Continue reading »

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 »

How Can I Achieve Greater Wellness?

For the Winter Solstice, I created a workbook to ‘Welcome Wellness in 2017’ (you can download it for free by clicking the link).  Part of that included a tarot spread to explore different elements of life and how they influence your sense of wellness.  The different areas it looks at are: your thoughts, your motivations, Continue reading »

Heroes and Villains Abound, But Is It A Tarot?

The Justice League Tarot (2015) is published by DC Collectibles.  This focus on genre fans  doesn’t stop it being a readable tarot, though it may explain how come there isn’t even a LWB in the box, never mind a companion book.  It does include a (slightly too tight) thin velvet, black drawstring bag embroidered with Continue reading »

Welcome to the Parallel World!

Andrea Aste’s Kickstarter-funded Book of Shadows Tarot (2016) will soon be available from Lo Scarabeo, though I’m reliably informed that he has a few copies left that he can autograph and post out! The kit comes in a lovely black box with shiny laminated sections and a good magnetic flap holding it closed.  Inside there Continue reading »

What’s graphically textured art when it’s at home?

It’s nice to find self-published decks that experiment with different art styles, things which might not count as “fine art” in the eyes of publishers, but which are certainly elegant, creative and well-drawn.  The Meta Land Tarot (Jon Law, 2016) fits in that category.  It’s creator describes the Majors as “graphically textured art prints” and Continue reading »

Lounging naked on a beach as a Tower moment? Come on, Tarot of Delphi!

There is no doubt that the Tarot of Delphi (J.D. Hildegard Hinkel, 2014) is beautiful.  The card stock is firm and fairly thick, without being overly glossy or unmanageable.  The backs are black, with an orange, organic pattern to them, and a border with leaves in the corners.  I’d have preferred a dark, chocolate back, Continue reading »