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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 Tarot 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,…

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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. ‘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…

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