Years ago tarot designer MM Meleen started a project called Tabula Mundi. It was supposed to be a colored deck, but a small group of fans convinced her to release a black and white version first. That deck, the Tabula Mundi Nox et Lux now has a very large group of fans and it scored high in reviews, including mine. I wasn't sure if the colored version, the Colores Arcus, [the original project] should get its own review. After all, how much dif...

Ever since I got to review the Gravenchase Lenormand by Lynyrd-Jym Narciso Lenormand has demanded a steady percentage of my cartomancy activities. So it was great that Mr. Paraluman -Narciso's studio name- had another deck up his sleeve. Totally different, but such an ideal and nice beginners tool, that it has been my trusted sidekick since the moment it arrived. Join me on my Anino Lenormand -tour!

The Minchiate Tarocchi is one of those decks that seems to be acquired later in one’s tarot life. When you can read with more systems or when a decent appetite for traditional decks has been developed. Just like a lot of readers I figured the Minchiate Tarot decks were collector’s items. With all those cards and differences it could not be a reading deck, right? This review, particularly of the Il Meneghello Minchiate Fiorentine Etruria from 1...

Their 2016 Pagan Otherworlds Tarot and Invited Artist line are good examples and the in 2018 to be released Supra Oracle promises the same. So when I found out that artist duo Linnea & Peter released a Modern Tarot de Marseille during my Traditional Tarot month I was super excited. Let’s see if their slightly spicy TdM called Eros: Garden of Love Tarot is quality too. Uusi has a name to uphold when it comes to their card

In this TdM month, named Traditional Tarot with a Twist, I’ll review several TdM’s & Tarocchi’s, traditional reproductions or reinterpretations that can be recognized as both tarot and Marseille/Ancient Italian-like. However, their deviations and differences, might invite discussion on their pattern of ‘true’ TdM/Tarocchi-ness. Regardless, they are all unique and gorgeous in their own way. 1. Sola-Busca Ferrara by Lo Scarabeo | Anima Antiq...

Tabula Mundi Colores Arcus | Review
Astrology , Decks , History & Culture , Mythology , Review , Tarot , Thoth / 13 November 2017

Years ago tarot designer MM Meleen started a project called Tabula Mundi. It was supposed to be a colored deck, but a small group of fans convinced her to release a black and white version first. That deck, the Tabula Mundi Nox et Lux now has a very large group of fans and it scored high in reviews, including mine. I wasn't sure if the colored version, the Colores Arcus, [the original project] should get its own review. After all, ho...

Artist’s Advice: Zodiac Oracle II House Spread

I also showed various aspects of each astrological sign that could be added to interpretations in a reading. This Artist's Advice Part II is an extension of specifically that last part and shows you how to use a Zodiac Oracle in an actual Zodiac Houses spread, especially made for readers of The Queen's Sword. If you don't know much about astrology, have no fear...this article is here to give you enough pointers to use the Oracle alon...

Anino Lenormand | Review
Decks , Lenormand , Review / 7 November 2017

Ever since I got to review the Gravenchase Lenormand by Lynyrd-Jym Narciso Lenormand has demanded a steady percentage of my cartomancy activities. So it was great that Mr. Paraluman -Narciso's studio name- had another deck up his sleeve. Totally different, but such an ideal and nice beginners tool, that it has been my trusted sidekick since the moment it arrived. Join me on my Anino Lenormand -tour!

Tutorial: How to read the Minchiate Tarot

How to read with the Minchiate Fiorentine  Unravel the mysteries of this layered beauty in 7 tips A mini-turorial by Djamila Zon The Minchiate Fiorentine Tarot is a Tarocchi extraordinaire. Different images and a lot of extra very specific Major Arcana. These extra 19 cards make this Tuscan beauty a challenge. The Minchiate Tarot is a study deck to the nth degree, but worth every minute. It didn’t push aside all other tarot ...

Minchiate Fiorentine Etruria (IM) Tarot | Review

The Minchiate Tarocchi is one of those decks that seems to be acquired later in one’s tarot life. When you can read with more systems or when a decent appetite for traditional decks has been developed. Just like a lot of readers I figured the Minchiate Tarot decks were collector’s items. With all those cards and differences it could not be a reading deck, right? This review, particularly of the Il Meneghello Minchiate Fiorentine Etru...