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 »

From Pink Flamingos to Dung Beetles…

One thing I like about animal tarots is the reminder of how diverse and beautiful our planet is.  That certainly comes through in Eugene Smith’s artwork for the Animal Totem Tarot (Llewellyn, 2016) .  On the other hand, one downside is that sometimes finding the traditional interpretations is a bit of a stretch.  I must 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 »

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 »

Purity of Emotion: the Frideborg Tarot

The Frideborg Tarot (Lisa Eddy, 2016) is a very interesting, photographic deck.  The images used have been digitally altered and compiled, and although they are generally far from traditional, they are still strongly influenced by RWS ideas. Situation – Justice A statue of Lady Justice stands looking down from on high.  Around her is a 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 »

Waking the Wild Spirit Tarot Overview

The Waking the Wild Spirit Tarot by Poppy Palin (Llewellyn, 2002) is amazingly vibrant and playful.  It is peopled by fae creatures with pointed ears, and a wealth of natural elements and creatures.  The artwork is very colourful, as are the borders (not so keen on the latter). The Majors have all been renamed, and Continue reading »