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"
The Tattoo Tarot is a new Tarot deck designed by Diana McMahon-Collis (a co-founder of the Tarot Association of the British Isles) and illustrated by tattoo artist MEGAMUNDEN. It’s a 78-card, traditional TdM-style deck done in the illustrative style of traditionalist tattoos. The deck is accompanied by a small companion book (25 pages) with keywords for […]Read more "A Review of the Tattoo Tarot"
I’ve been wanting this deck since the artist, Ana Tourian, first published it a while back, but the first printing sold out so fast that I wasn’t able to get my hands on a copy. Luckily, she recently decided to make a second printing of the Hidden Waters Tarot available directly from the printer (you can […]Read more "A Review of the Hidden Waters Tarot"
Wow. Just wow. Every now and then, a deck hits the market that changes the Tarot game forever. The Numinous Tarot is just such a deck. I have been anticipating the release of this deck for months. It is—and I say this without exaggeration—the single most inclusive Tarot deck I have ever seen. The deck creator […]Read more "A Review of the Numinous Tarot"
The Lost Tarot is a limited-edition, majors only deck published by Hans Bauer. It’s a lovely, delicate photographic deck, rendered in a surreal and dreamlike style that makes it a pleasure to read with. I’ve had the pleasure of corresponding personally with Mr. Bauer about his process in creating the deck. Outside of the Tarot […]Read more "A Review of the Lost Tarot"
I have a fairly modest Tarot collection by some standards; the current count is about 35. Nonetheless, when I talk to non-Tarot people, that figure makes jaws drop and heads spin, and I’m inevitably faced with the question, “But why do you need so many?” The honest answer? I don’t. I don’t need to amass Tarot […]Read more "What’s the Point of Deck Collecting?"
Today I’m coming at you with a review of the delightful, vibrant Vivid Journey Tarot, which was published by Llewellyn last year. This is a fun, easy-to-read deck with bold colors and artwork that fits clearly and neatly into the traditional RWS framework. My first thought upon flipping through this deck is that I finally have a […]Read more "A Review of the Vivid Journey Tarot"
Today, dearest friends, is my birthday, and I cannot think of any better way to celebrate than by bringing you another deck review. Today, we will delve into Ravynne Phelan’s breathtakingly beautiful oracle deck, the Dreams of Gaia Tarot. Technical details first. The 81 cards are thick and sturdy, a much better quality of stock than […]Read more "A Review of the Dreams of Gaia Tarot"
I am so excited. For the first time ever, I have the privilege of being able to review a deck when it’s released, and not five years after the fact when everyone already knows everything about it. We’re on the cutting edge of Tarot journalism today, ladies and gents, as I present you with a review […]Read more "A Review of the Tarot in Wonderland"
I’ll be honest. I’ve never entirely understood the Celtic craze in the Tarot world. Tarot is not Celtic; there is nothing about its structure, symbolism, or history that lends itself readily to Celtic mythology. Some of my least favorite among the decks in my collection are Celtic-themed. Much like fairy decks and cat decks, my […]Read more "A Review of the Celtic Tarot"