The Tarot of the Golden Wheel is not actually a new deck;* it came out in 2019 from US Games, and it somehow managed to slip under my radar up until this point. It’s a charming, colorful RWS-style deck inspired by Russian culture. This deck is easy and accessible, and I think it would be […]Read more "A Review of the Tarot of the Golden Wheel"
The Tarot of the Abyss is a new deck from artist Ana Tourian, published by US Games. I’ve been following the creation of this deck basically since Tourian started illustrating it, and holy shit, this deck is gorgeous. I am absolutely, unequivocally, unreservedly head-over-heels in love with this deck. For those who don’t recognize the […]Read more "A Review of the Tarot of the Abyss"
Lisa Sterle, the creator of the Modern Witch Tarot, has released a companion book for the deck that also serves as a Tarot journal and an artistic coloring book. Check out my review on YouTube!Read more "Video: A Review of the Modern Witch Tarot Coloring Book"
The New Chapter Tarot is an 80-card deck from Kathryn Briggs, published by Liminal 11. It’s a reflective, meditative deck that’s well suited to quiet contemplation of the cards, and each image contains a great deal of imagery and symbolism waiting to be unpacked. Some of the cards in this deck clearly draw on figures […]Read more "A Review of the New Chapter Tarot"
White Numen: A Sacred Animal Tarot is a new Tarot deck created by Alba Ballesta González, and published by Liminal 11. It’s an 80-card deck illustrated in a colorful illustrative style that feels young, engaging, and creative. I love Ballesta González’s artwork in this deck. The colors are so vibrant and the faces of her […]Read more "A Review of the White Numen Tarot"
When I first heard about the Tarot of the Divine Masculine, a new deck from Filip and Marko Vasich, I admit to having been a little trepidatious. This isn’t the first deck to approach Tarot through the lens of the divine masculine, and historically, such decks have been underwhelming. Often, they’re really good with a […]Read more "A Review of the Tarot of the Divine Masculine"
The Heaven & Earth Tarot is a new deck illustrated by Jack Sephiroth, out from Lo Scarabeo (distributed in the US via Llewellyn). It’s a RWS clone done in a painterly style, with softly lit card images set against a grey-wash background. First, some things I love about this deck. It reads like butter. The […]Read more "A Review of the Heaven & Earth Tarot"
Hoo boy, it’s been a week. The world’s a wild place right now. Let’s do a deck review. I’ve had my copy of the Tarot of the Divine (from deck creator Yoshi Yoshitani) for about two weeks now, and have been itching to open up this box and review these stunning, stunning cards, but there’s […]Read more "A Review of the Tarot of the Divine"
I was a huge Poe kid growing up. “The Masque of the Red Death” and “The Cask of Amontillado” were used in my 7th-grade English class as my introduction to the world of literary analysis. “The Raven” (and Poe’s accompanying essay “The Philosophy of Composition”) was the subject of a project I did on Roland […]Read more "A Review of the Edgar Allan Poe Tarot"
I must have stumbled into a time machine and traveled back to 2017, because it looks like I’m posting weekly again. (Don’t worry. It won’t last long. I’m teaching intro philosophy at a local community college this fall in addition to trying to write a dissertation, so as soon as the semester starts, I’ll be […]Read more "A Review of the Forty Servants Deck"