A good tarot deck companion is a title that gets shared fast and easily. Simple because there are too many decks devoid of a (good) one. Most tarot readers have one: a deck so chockfull of symbolism linked to a specific theme or tradition, we need more than that LWB. And even the better (kit) companions sometimes still sorely miss information to understand certain depictions. We miss the creator’s research. The Minoan

There are so many tarot books, especially for beginners, that you have to come up with something special to even be noticed. In my book you need to at least improve on existing top titles or show me a trick I haven’t seen before. The latter is exactly what Instant Tarot, Your complete guide to reading the cards* proclaims. Are they really and if so: is it worth your

If you know me personally you know I have a soft spot for Greece and more specific: the island of Crete. I actually have been experiencing some ‘homesickness’ when it comes to Kriti, so reviewing Schiffer’s Minoan Tarot was timed well. This deck is completely based on the Ancient Cretan civilization and incorporates years of research. When I did the

Arkartia: Kickstarter Tarot Association So Arkartia. What’s that now?
I had promised to tell you a few of my thoughts – if that might help you in your ‘to pledge or not to pledge‘. Augmented reality apps, online communities, digital worlds and characters…they aren’t new in the pc-world, but they are in tarot. That is where the visionary part comes in with the newest project by the Tarot Association (TA): Arkartia. While many ...

Tarot as a support for psychology, tarot therapy, tarot as a transformative tool, tarot for personal growth… Those are all terms we’ve heard and seen before. It is not a secret anymore tarot can be used for other things besides divination. However, in the literature the psychology angle has been unexpectedly scarce. Arthur Rosengarten’s Tarot and Psychology is probably as famous as it is ‘old’. Tarot at a Crossroads steps into this void

Place’s new book: companion on Sevenfold, TdM and Hermeticism

I own many of Robert Place’s decks (granted, I am not equally enthusiastic about all of them). Strangely enough that has not translated itself into even one review, but I am sure I’ll rectify that at one point.
 Besides his decks I’ve come to enjoy many of his writings and books. Combine those two and you have the reason for this little news-item. Because….Finally, it is here! Well, almost then. Place’s newest book ...

Ariadne’s Thread | review | Minoan Tarot
Books , History & Culture , Mythology , Review , Tarot / 22 May 2017

A good tarot deck companion is a title that gets shared fast and easily. Simple because there are too many decks devoid of a (good) one. Most tarot readers have one: a deck so chockfull of symbolism linked to a specific theme or tradition, we need more than that LWB. And even the better (kit) companions sometimes still sorely miss information to understand certain depictions. We miss the creator’s research. The Minoan

Announcing Artist’s Advice | 1. MM Meleen
Artist's Advice , Tarot , Thoth / 18 May 2017

SOON ON THE QUEENS SWORD: ARTIST’S ADVICE The Queen’s Sword has a new feature! And I am very happy to say MM Meleen is the one going to kick off this new column. In Artist’s Advice (If you have a much cooler name, I am aaaaalll for it :D) deck designers and tarot/divination authors share unique material: reading tips, tarot background material…you name it! They give The Queen’s Sword readers original tip...

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Instant Tarot | Book review
Books , Review , Waite-Smith / 16 May 2017

There are so many tarot books, especially for beginners, that you have to come up with something special to even be noticed. In my book you need to at least improve on existing top titles or show me a trick I haven’t seen before. The latter is exactly what Instant Tarot, Your complete guide to reading the cards* proclaims. Are they really and if so: is it worth your

Minoan Tarot
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Minoan Tarot | Review

If you know me personally you know I have a soft spot for Greece and more specific: the island of Crete. I actually have been experiencing some ‘homesickness’ when it comes to Kriti, so reviewing Schiffer’s Minoan Tarot was timed well. This deck is completely based on the Ancient Cretan civilization and incorporates years of research. When I did the