Art by – Michele-lee Phelan - http://www.artoftheempath.com/Booklet by – Carisa MelladoPublished – Blue Angel Publishing – http://www.blueangelonline.com/This deck comprises of 45 cards and a guidebook. The booklet is 113pages. The cards have a laminated finish and are oversized. (Compared to playing cards they are twice the size)The way that the deck and the booklet are ordered is by groups of mythologies. They are the Titans, Olympians, Magical Beings and Heroes. Some of the Olympian Gods have more than one card, but the meaning and the art work is different, this does show some depth to the myths surrounding those Gods...

My trusty and compact Panasonic Lumix Camera which I purchased before traveling to Canada in 2007 packed it in a little while back. I had no idea why is was not working well and as always with these things it seemed like perfect timing with my best friends hens night being that week. It was bought for a purpose which it fulfilled and was great to hike with, not too heavy, easy to use and not overly expensive. But you would think when you pay $700 for a camera it would have a life longer than 2 years. I never...

These paintings have been completed for a while now and I finally got around to scanning them and preparing them for upload. Both are water colour and fine liner on water colour paper. The Ace of Cups was done on a smaller piece which is why the image is larger. I am at this point just playing with the images and mediums. THE ACE OF CUPSKey Phrases: Emotional receiving, the "gift" of emotion, unconditional love, new love or relationship, overflowing EIGHT OF CUPSKey Phrases: Walking away from what no longer serves, leaving an emotional situation behind and journeying forward....

I have commented before about the mirroring that occurs when you are giving a Client a Tarot Reading, in a way the cards are like our relationships, a reflection of what is within. A practise of mine is to journal about the readings I have done, it helps me empty my head, organise my thoughts and allows me to look if there are any themes or information presented that I can personally take into consideration.I was reflecting on a reading I gave to a lovely woman on the weekend. She works in the Health Care profession and had an incident...

Tarot of The Lepidopteran People – by Lynyrd Narciso This is the second deck of Lynyrd Narciso’s I have, the first being the Vanessa Tarot. I waited on a mailing list at the Tarot Garden for a copy to become available after missing out when the first run of the deck was on offer.The deck is 22 Cards with the Major Arcana illustrated. With thick black borders and vivid colours, which is what attracted me to the deck when I first viewed it. The deck comes with a cover card but no booklet.Some of the unfortunate things about the deck...

The last few days I have been drawn back to my set of Van Gogh  water colour paints. There have been a few images running through my mind. The first image was the eight of cups, then I saw the eight of swords and finally out of no where the ace of cups. I completed the ace of cups and will upload soon. I finished the draft of eight of cups and it is ready for color. I am really struggling with drawing people but I am just going to have to do the best I can. These pieces of art...

Reflections of the Suit of SwordsWithin one of his interpretations of the tarot, Stuart Kaplan likens the Minor Arcana to stories about families using the suits order working back from the King to the Ace. Each of the stories has the theme taken from the attributes of the suit. Here I am looking at the Swords suit. The sword suit often unsettles people as some of the cards have stark images and can be quiet confronting. Stuarts’ vision of the story of the suit of Swords encompasses the grief, revenge and capture after a sister experiences her Knight/Brother and later...

Oracle of the Dragonfae - By Lucy CavendishPublisher – Blue Angel Gallery Australia43 Cards and 164-page guidebookThe cards feature the art work of Nicole Cadet, Selina Fenech, Debbie Lean, Kylie McDonough, Sharon McLeod, Michele-lee Phelan and Toni Carmine Salerno, most of which are predominant Australian artists in the pagan or new age community. The books’ sections consist of the message of the card, about the Dragonfae, Divinatory meaning and working with the Dragonfae.The deck is beautiful presented and is visually stunning. The cards have a rich, vibrant colour that is very appealing. They are easy to work with and can...

Enchanted Oracle deck by Jessica Galbreth and book by Barbara MoorePublisher – LlewellynPack includes 36-card oracle deck, silver organza bag, fairy pendant and a 240 page guide book.I have to be honest and say that I am pretty disappointed with this deck. Jessica Galbreth took some of her images, put a black border around them, named them as they were and had a reputable author write a book. Whilst there are 240 pages in the book it is very small. It is well written and there are little bits in how to work with the energies of the cards with...

Mystic Dreamer Tarot Deck by – Heidi Darras, Book by – Barbara MooreI was introduced to Heidi’s artwork and tarot deck project from DevianArt and her work gained a lot of popularity. There are not a lot of decks that are created entirely from stock photos and CGI that even seem real or that don’t have very obvious lines as I have found this technique can make a lot of the characters faces look a very angular and non human. With the progression of Heidi’s work you can clearly see that her skill with her chosen medium increased and it...