Legless Lords, Charging Charioteers, and Lady Justice

Ciro Marchetti’s latest creation, the Tarot Decoratif (self-published, 2016), is a Marseille-style deck with a difference.  He incorporates RWS imagery within the pip cards, while maintaining the predominance of the suit emblems.  However, you can’t see any of that in this week’s reading, as only Courts and Majors came up! Situation – Cavalier de Coupes Continue reading »

A Subtle Play of Light and Dark: The Lumina Tarot

The Lumina Tarot (Inner Hue, 2015) is often compared with the Wild Unknown Tarot (Kim Krans, 2012).  Certainly, they both make good use of black and white images with splashes or explosions of colour.  And both have semi-illustrated Minors, and a lot of animals prominent in the cards.  To see the entire deck, check out Continue reading »

Kinetic Tarot Overview

I was a little disappointed with the Kinetic Tarot (The Game Crafter, 2014) when I first opened it.  Partly because of the inconsistancy of the Minors: some are semi-illustrated, rather than having a human element or touch to them that I was expecting, and which others have.  Also, a number of the images are somewhat 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 »