Spiritsong Tarot by Paulina Cassidy

Spiritsong Tarot by Paulina Cassidy

Spiritsong Tarot is a deck that seeks to unify two spiritual traditions. Designed and created by Canadian artist Pauline Cassidy its primary function is to explore the Shamanic world – one in which animals are seen as having an important function as inner plane guides. In fact, all of the animals featured in Spiritsong Tarot are said to have been based upon Shamanic and Native American symbolism. The second function of the deck is as a tool by which the user is able to connect to their Higher Self through symbol and allegory. 1) The Manual The Spiritsong Tarot features a small, 108-page guidebook. This includes a basic breakdown of… Read More

Celtic Tarot by Kristoffer Hughes

Celtic Tarot by Kristoffer Hughes

Kristoffer Hughes is a Chief Of The Anglesey Druid Order, a Haemus Scholar, and a Druid in the Order Of The Bards, Ovates, and Druids. Along with fellow Brit Chris Down – an established artists who has illustrated more than fifty books and who is equally inspired by the ancient and the mythic, the two have collaborated on Celtic Tarot – a deck that embraces the Celtic mysteries. Celtic Tarot is described as a journey into the ancient Celtic archetypes to explore the world of ancient Gods, Goddesses, and magical allies leading the user into a “storehouse of ancient myth and magic.” Let’s dive in and take a closer look… Read More

Mystical Manga Tarot by Barbara Moore & Rann

Mystical Manga Tarot by Barbara Moore

Visually, the Mystical Manga Tarot sets out to captures the style and spirit of Japanese graphic novels. Illustrated by Rann and with commentary by tarot expert Barbara Moore this boxed-set includes a standard set of seventy-eight tarot cards and accompanying instruction manual. The Cards The Mystical Manga Tarot cards are a slightly different aspect ratio from normal with them being slightly taller than one might expect. I can see this being a slight issue when it comes to shuffling using petite hands but quite frankly I liked this readjustment to their size. It resulted in the sense of a more imposing set of characters – particularly within the major arcana.… Read More

The Fountain Tarot by Jason Gruhl

The Fountain Tarot by Jason Gruhl

Anyone who considers tarot card reading to be too complex might wish to take a look at The Fountain Tarot. This is a deck that has been created as a tool for self-discovery and is different from other decks by virtue of not having been specifically designed as a tool of divination. The deck’s design has been formulated around two primary concepts – those of clarity and simplicity. In a sense it operates a little like a a mirror – one that reflects back personal potentialities with a hint of influence from the Universal Collective. Despite this user-centric bias the deck directly references the more mystical and nebulous aspects of personal… Read More

The Linestrider Tarot by Siolo Thompson

The Linestrider Tarot by Siolo Thompson

The modern Tarot divination system has undergone some dramatic re-evaluations over the past couple of decades. Into this arena has arrived a new deck titled The Linestrider Tarot by artist Siolo Thompson. Described as being a bridge between magic and logic, the deck mainly calls upon typically Shamanistic elements such as power animals and underworld archetypes. It is also said to be a progression of the Fool’s journey and that it is based upon the Rider-Waite-Smith deck which is still immensely popular with students from all over the world. The Linestrider Tarot is available in a presentation box and includes a full deck of cards and accompanying book. Cards The… Read More

Animal Totem Tarot by Leeza Robertson

Animal Totem Tarot by Leeza Robertson

The traditional Tarot is a flexible divination system – one that can encompass a wide range of occult traditions and esoteric associations. One field of spirituality that has been gaining particular interest and a strengthening following over the past few decades has been that of Shamanism. Whilst the world becomes increasingly technical and scientific in its outlook the delicate reconnection that all Shamanic traditions offer to those wanting to find their core resonance with the natural world is alluring. The Animal Totem Tarot is a a Tarot deck that centres itself mid-way between traditional Tarot ideas and those of modern Shamanic principles. Animal Totems This boxed set of deck and… Read More

Mystic Faerie Tarot Deck by Barbara Moore and Linda Ravenscroft

Mystic Faerie Tarot Deck by Barbara Moore and Linda Ravenscroft

The faerie, fairy or fey kingdom has formed a part of Western magickal philosophy for many hundreds of years. These wee-folk often feature mainly in Celtic mythology and appear to only have a close affinity with the British Isles and the immediate surrounding areas. The fairy was popularised during the Victorian Era when it began to be featured in several works of fiction. They also came to universal prominence via the publishing of photos of what were said to be fairies in 1917 in Cottingly in what is now West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Sadly, these images were later proven to be a fake when those involved admitted in 1983 to… Read More

The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot by Maggie Stiefvater

In mythology, the raven is a bird that is universally considered to be a messenger of the gods. It is, therefore, rather apt that writer Maggie Stiefvater should use this powerful totem bird as the focus for a revolutionary Tarot deck. Maggie created ‘The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot’ as a result of the frustration that she initially felt when first trying to learn the Tarot. It was then, whilst writing a book series that was based around Welsh mythology, that she discovered, as indeed have so many that have gone before, that the Tarot integrates beautifully with mythological themes within the Welsh esoteric tradition. The result is a deck whose dark… Read More

The Green Witch Tarot by Ann Moura and Kiri Leonard

The Green Witch Tarot by Ann Moura and Kiri Leonard

The Green Witch Tarot is a Tarot deck conceived by popular Wiccan author Ann Moura and brought to life in the hands of artist Kiri Leonard It comes in a large presentation box and includes a standard deck of 78 Tarot cards and an acompanying book. We had the pleasure of reviewing this deck and these are a few of our thoughts. The Handbook The publication that accompanies the Green Witch Tarot is a large format paperback consisting of 240+ pages. As usual, the book includes images of each card; along with a description of their meanings. However, the Green Witch Tarot Companion also includes a number of additional features… Read More

Classic Tarot by Barbara Moore

Classic Tarot by Barbara Moore

The Rider-Waite Tarot deck is still one of the most popular Tarot decks, despite the fact that it was first published in 1910. Originally developed and designed by academic and mystic A. E. Waite (1857-1942), he commissioned London artist Pamela Coleman Smith (1878 -1951) to provide the cards’ artwork. Referencing his Freemasonary studies and as a member of the Golden Dawn, Waite encoded into his Tarot esoteric symbolism that makes it a good deck for both beginners and advanced occult students. For many Tarot card readers, this deck is the starting point for their Tarot studies. ‘Llewellyn’s Classic Tarot’ is a re-interpretation of Waite’s original Tarot artwork and ideas. There… Read More

Sacred Circle Tarot by Anna Franklin and Paul Mason

Sacred Circle Tarot by Anna Franklin and Paul Mason

From its very earliest appearance as a 16th century game of divination, the Tarot has drawn its symbolism from a well of universal themes and archetypes. So it is by no means heretical to place an additional, or contemporary, theme around the cards. This is exactly the approach that Anne Franklin and Paul Mason have taken with the ‘Sacred Circle Tarot Deck’. It draws upon the Celtic system of European Pagan magick as its core theme. Sacred Circle Tarot Deck is comprised of a sturdy box, containing a small booklet of card meanings, 78 standard Tarot cards and two extra cards depicting the layout of the Circle Spread and the… Read More

Mystical Cats Tarot by Lunaea Weatherstone

Mystical Cats Tarot by Lunaea Weatherstone

The Mystical Cats Tarot is a boxed-set, comprising of a 78-card deck (designed by Lunaea Weatherstone) accompanied by a large-format, 200-page explanatory book.The deck is based upon the standard Major Arcana, Minor Arcana and Court Cards with unique artwork by artist Mickie Mueller. The Cards The cards are a fairly standard 7cm x 12cm so they are a decent size for the average hands to shuffle. The deck follows fairly regular Tarot convention with a few modifications. The suit of Wands have become Tales of the Fire Cats, Wands is called Tales of the Sea Cats, Swords have become Tales of the Sky Cats and Disks are renamed Tales of… Read More

The Wizards' Tarot Deck by Corrine Kenner

The Wizards’ Tarot Deck by Corrine Kenner

The Wizards’ Tarot is a contemporary deck which, like so many that have gone before it, draws upon elements of the universally-popular Rider-Waite deck. I used the cards for a period in a variety of different ways. In the following review, I share my thoughts and impressions. First Impressions The Wizards’ Tarot is attractively packaged in a top-opening box, which, in addition to the standard 78 Tarot cards, contains a small accompanying booklet. The booklet is somewhat different from most accompanying deck literature in that it contains only a description of each card. There are no interpretational meanings given to any of the cards. If you is unfamiliar with card… Read More