Mix and Match Divination

Previous blog/ Master list/ Next blog I signed up for this May Day blog hop weeks ago, and then promptly forgot all about it.  Suddenly, it’s the end of April and the post is due.  Eek, what was the topic? Oh yeah: “Do you combine Tarot with any other divination system? Why or why not?” Continue reading »

Dame Darcy’s Mermaid Tarot: Just a Fishy Clone?

If you prefer to see a video review, check out this link. This self-published deck, Dame Darcy’s Mermaid Tarot (2012), has garnered quite a following.  In part, I imagine it’s due to the theme: mermaids capture our imagination and speak strongly to our intuition.  Yet, compared to fairies or vampires, there are very few mermaid Continue reading »

Barbieri Tarot Reading

This week’s deck is another Lo Scarabeo offering, but with fantasy art rather than photo collage.  The Barbieri Tarot (2015) hasn’t received much coverage, probably because it is a darker deck, far more niche than the Thelema.  As for this week’s spread, following in the theme of exploring our multiple brains, it uses the mBIT Continue reading »

Thelema Tarot Overview

The Thelema Tarot (Lo Scarabeo, 2015) has gleaned quite a number of fans already.  Unsurprising, when you think that it’s a very beautiful photocollage deck based on the RWS, with lovely colours and a rather magical feel to it.  Certainly, Lo Scarabeo must have thought it was something a bit special, too, as they have Continue reading »

Raven’s Prophecy Tarot Reading

Another coaching-based spread this week, this time using the cards from the Raven’s Prophecy Tarot (Llewellyn, 2015).  The acronym is TEST, and the questions are: What TEST am I facing? – III – The Empress What ENERGY will help me? – Nine of Coins What might SAP me? – Nine of Swords How can I 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 »

McCullough Tarot Overview

The McCullough Tarot is a lovely, poker-sized, self-published deck.  The cards are borderless, flowing nicely into one another to create a story in a reading.  The card stock feels good to me: it doesn’t have the warp to it that some self-published decks do, and it shuffles very smoothly both hand-over-hand and in a riffle.  Continue reading »