While I am sitting in the Singapore Airline snob lounge (trust me folks it is a rare occasion where I get to travel business class for work, don't get me wrong a girl could get used to it) I thought I would use the down time productively and post some thoughts and images of the beautiful Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti.Official web site is hereLike his other works the Legacy of the Divine Tarot is beautiful and very detailed and I can only imagine the work and dedication that it takes to complete a deck let alone...

Robert Place has produced some of the best work on Tarot (in my humble opinion). Illustrator and author of The Alchemical Tarot, The Angels Tarot, The Tarot of the Saints, The Buddha Tarot and now the Vampire Tarot. (Because Vampires are so hot right now! As a die hard Buffy fan I will argue that they were always hot, I know I am a geek) Robert has created a beautiful, bold well researched deck and book set and is presented wonderfully. The cards are quiet a bit bigger than your average Tarot card and are well made.Based on the literature...

I have always liked the look of HDR so I downloaded Photomatix to give it a go as my Photoshop skills are limited. I do not have a lot of photos with different exposures to play with so it was kinda hard to find one that worked. Yes the image is over saturated and not the best example but it was fun to play with. I am going to have to take a few more exposures when I shoot next or play around with the raw capacity of the program. The other thing I worry about with this image is...

Due to a bit of a slow start this week and the amount of work I have I am just going to post the pictures I took for these decks without separate reviews. I think it is helpful to see what the pack, cards and card backings look like when you think you are going to purchase a deck. These are some of my older ones.I am looking forward to receiving three new decks soon, they are on their way in the post! I will post reviews of these when they arrive and I am taking some shots from The...

Deck Name: The Housewives TarotCreated By: Paul Kepple and Jude Buffum Published: Quirk BooksWebsiteCards in Deck: 78 CardsCard Dimensions: 7cm x 11cmOverview: Everything about the kit is appealing to me, not only does it have a great sense of humour but it also reflects some amazing insights.Some of the cards that I love are: The Devil – represented in this deck as a Devil’s food chocolate cake with horns and sexy legs surrounded by other tempting items. Death – which is pictured as off mayonnaise and other food gone bad.The High Priestess – whom...

I have been a little inconsistent with the format and content of my reviews of decks so I have created a template so that I include all of the specs and ensure that I at least have some information uniformed in all of my review/new deck postings. Here is my first shot at it. Deck Name: Pirate TarotCreated By: Designed by Carrie and Lucas Amodio and Illustrations by Liz Harper.Published: by SchifferWebsite Cards in Deck: 78Card Dimensions: 9.3 -13.5cm (Larger than standard playing cards)Overview: Originally Liz’s illustrations for theRider-Waite-Smith based deck were carved onto wood and released as...

Last night I read Tarot at a dinner party for four women and there was defiantly a theme. Not only did this theme bring these women together as friends but it was also a question they each asked about in their readings.Each one of the ladies was not a local WA girl, they where from Germany, Melbourne, Brisbane and the UK. They met at a Perth Newcomers network and became friends; the longest anyone of them had been here was 18 months.The question that I got asked was “Am I going to leave Perth and go back home?” Three out...

I am currently reading Rachel Pollack’s – Tarot Wisdom and am trying to digest as much of it as I can, which means I am reading it slowly and one of the things that she mentions early on in the book is how the Major Arcana are positioned and then the links the individual cards have with each other.The picture below is how the Major Arcana is set out and is accepted by most traditions. The Fool which has the number of 0 sits outside of the Major Arcana so is on top of the grid. The associates and links...

Kat Blacks' sophomore deck to the Golden Tarot is another beautiful collection, complete with golden-foiled edges and a lovely display box. This time Kat wanted to create "friends that you can hold in your hands" and called it the Touchstone Tarot to reflect that feeling.Kat has taken old renaissance pictures and created collages for each of the cards. Some of the people look a little awkward but I think that is more about the artwork of the time than it is about what Kat has done with it. Although there are more than one card that felt like it was...

A new spin on the traditional tarot, this 78 card deck is printed on plastic (not sure it is very good for the environment) and is designed to be used in layers, to see how a situation is unfolding or how the Querants journey is unfolding. I know that Emily created this deck to be used with multiple cards, that is the whole point so working with the deck in this way is can be very meaningful to see what combinations of the cards are going to look like and in what order they fall. Keeping track of the order...