Of Two Minds? How About Four?

Previous Blog/ Master List/ Next Blog When I read the premise for this round of the Tarot Blog Hop, I knew it was right up my street. Our wrangler, Aisling the Bard, asked us to ‘use our Tarot cards to explore and explain the duality of our own natures’. She also asked: ‘How is it 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 »

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 »