I’ve written before about themes that seem to dominate the Tarot deck. Viewed from a certain angle, it seems like every card in the Tarot means “change”. Or, alternatively, that every card means “balance”. Or “growth”. And so on. As a reader, this can be useful, because every now and then you get a reading […]Read more "Running Towards, Running Away: The Six of Swords and Eight of Cups"
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?"
I’ve been less active on the blog this month than I like to be. The reason for that is simple: I’ve been much more active with school. The first year of my Ph.D is almost up, and boy, the time has flown. I love philosophy, and I love my department; it’s still genuinely amazing to […]Read more "Walking With the Knight of Pentacles"
There’s a lot of confusion and misinformation out there regarding what Tarot is and is not. Can Tarot readers really tell the future? Are Tarot readers Satanists? Is it all just a load of malarkey? Here’s a short post to dispel some confusion and explain some of the things that Tarot absolutely can do. 1. Predict […]Read more "Six Things Tarot Can Definitely Do"
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"