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’ve been anticipating the Modern Witch Tarot for quite some time. From creator Lisa Sterle, this is a traditional RWS-style Tarot deck set in the modern day. It features contemporary dress (rather than the slightly off-putting faux Renaissance garb of the original RWS), the inclusion of modern-day technology like laptops and cell phones, and a […]Read more "A Review of the Modern Witch Tarot"
Some people are inveterate seekers. You know the type; they’re often found sniffing around New Age forums or events. “I was a High Priestess in the Kansas-Missouri American Tradition of Witchcraft, but then I left that because it just wasn’t right for me, you know? Since then I’ve been involved with Voodoo, Zen Buddhism, Blue […]Read more "The Myth of the Perfect Divination System"
There’s nothing else like this deck, and I am so very excited about it. The Slavic Tarot is a self-published deck from artist M.A.I. Murray, available through Etsy. It adapts the structure of a traditional Tarot deck to incorporate figures from Slavic mythology and folk tales. The Major Arcana in this deck each depict a […]Read more "A Review of the Slavic Tarot"
Benebell Wen is a prolific author who has written on Tarot and esoteric Taoism and who teaches online courses on subjects including Tarot, astrology, and the I Ching. She’s a fixture of the contemporary Tarot community, and thankfully for the rest of us, she’s also a deck creator. Today I’m coming to you with a […]Read more "A Review of the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot (Vitruvian Edition)"
I’m coming to you today with a review of a deck I’ve been anticipating for ages: Robin Scott’s Urban Tarot, published by US Games. This deck, much like Courtney Weber’s Tarot of the Boroughs, is a love letter to New York City. Its cards are replete with images of famous New York landmarks and attractions, […]Read more "A Review of the Urban Tarot"
After Beyoncé released Lemonade, Saturday Night Live ran a sketch called “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black”. The premise is simple: White audiences, upon the release of Lemonade, are horrified to realize that Beyoncé is actually black. In the sketch, Bobby Moynihan says “Maybe this song isn’t for us,” and a horrified Cecily Strong replies, “But […]Read more "A (Sort of) Review of the Dust II Onyx Tarot"
Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit. I am so excited about this deck. Today I’m bringing you a review of the magnificent, flawless, aesthetic bombshell True Black Tarot by Arthur Wang. Not sure if you’ve picked up on it, but I love this deck. It’s an instant favorite. The cards for the deck are (true to […]Read more "A Review of the True Black Tarot"
Today I’m excited to share with you a review of the Luna Sol Tarot, a new deck by Mike Medaglia. The Luna Sol Tarot takes traditional RWS images and themes, presenting them in a soft color palette with occasional modern twists, and it’s especially delightful because of the diversity of characters it features. The people depicted on […]Read more "A Review of the Luna Sol Tarot"
I recently published a review of the Tattoo Tarot, newly published by Laurence King. Following my review, I had the pleasure of reaching out to Diana McMahon-Collins, who wrote the companion book for the deck, to talk a bit about the creative process of bringing the Tattoo Tarot to life. What inspired you to design a tattoo-themed […]Read more "An Interview With Diana McMahon-Collins"