With hundreds of Tarot decks on the market, what makes a deck stand out? The obvious answer is creativity and innovation: Doing something with Tarot that hasn’t been done before. But that raises a second question: How much can be changed before a deck is no longer really a Tarot deck? What are the essential […]Read more "Video: What Makes a (Good) Tarot Deck?"
This is a fun deck. Tarot can be (and often is) a serious business, but it can also be whimsical, playful, and just plain fun. The Disney Villains Tarot is a novelty deck designed for the young at heart, filling the 78 cards of the Tarot deck with familiar dastards from across the Disney canon. […]Read more "A Review of the Disney Villains Tarot"
This has got to be one of the most intriguing, puzzling, intellectually enriching Tarot decks I’ve reviewed in a long time. The American Renaissance Tarot, designed by Thea Wirsching and illustrated by Celeste Pile, is a themed deck exploring the rise of transcendentalism as a literary movement in the United States in the second half […]Read more "A Review of the American Renaissance Tarot"
This is an older deck, but it’s one I’ve been meaning to get my hands on for quite some time. The Green Witch Tarot is a deck designed by Ann Moura, the author of the highly successful Green Witchcraft books.* It’s a colorful Tarot deck printed with Pagans and witches in mind, adapting the classic […]Read more "A Review of the Green Witch Tarot"
I own a lot of Tarot decks. Some were sent to me so that I could review them on the blog, others were gifts, but for the most part, these are decks that I bought because I saw them online, fell in love with the artwork, and felt that I had to have them. The […]Read more "My Five Go-To Tarot Decks"
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"