In the last few months I felt like two people fighting to write a review. The Game of Saturn, Decoding the Sola-Busca tarocchi by author Peter Mark Adams (Scarlet Imprint) is a tough nut to crack. The Game of Saturn is the first extensive scientific research in the English language on this rather special historical tarot deck, but that is also where my difficulty lay: I am not just a tarot reader. I am a historian as well and both parts of my br...

Oracles lack a systematic approach or have too little possibilities as a divination tool. Were you nodding fervently? Then you need to keep reading, because this review could forever change your mind. I've had the pleasure to already review a few oracle titles that go beyond the ‘limitations' many cartomancers think are part of this deck type, but with the updated The Moon Oracle just released by Eddison Books I’ve definitely found an oracle ...

Decks that are based on mythology or different cultures aren’t exactly new.  It will ask a lot of a deck designer to find an angle that'll attract an audience eager to check his or her work out, and be original and consistent at the same time. The American Gods Tarot Majors Only, a newly released and very limited edition tarot (first edition only 25 copies) from the hands of Anastasia Kashian is exactly such a deck. Here’s my review & interv...

If you want you can even use the happiest, most colourful tarot deck for shadow work, but a deck specifically made for doing so could work better. The Spirit Within Tarot by writer and tarot reader Steven Bright is a good example of that. This tarot from the Schiffer/Red Feather stall is supposed to present the shadows in your life, past, present ...

This review almost didn't exist. Last year my planning was pretty full each month and a stay on Crete led me to skip a few pages in a certain publisher’s catalogue. Luckily I was later on convinced that it was “all about the review itself and not the date it was published”. That means you’ll get to read an article on The Star Tarot deck after all and myself would not have wanted to miss it for the world! ...

Special offer Mayer’s Sola-Busca Tarot
Win & Offer / 15 January 2016

The magnificent Sola-Busca Tarot by Wolfgang Mayer (1998) is now on special offer. Until January you'll get both deck and the rare book by Sofia Di Vincenzo for the same price as usually the deck alone will cost you. The book, titled Ancient enlightened Tarot. Alchemy in Sola-Busca Tarot ...

Kickstarter in February for Tarot Experience
News , Tarot / 12 January 2016

Did you miss the first Tarot Fundamentals Kickstarter campaign? Are you still bummed out about that? Or did you pledge number 1 and are you eager to back the second volume? If you answered yes to any of the aforementioned questions: pay attention. The ink is barely dry on the first volume of Lo Scarabeo’s love-project or we are being treated on the second installment. Again via Kickstarter. The new campaign will start in February o...

Tarot Fundamentals | Review
Books , Review , Tarot / 5 January 2016

Precious few books were so eagerly anticipated as Tarot Fundamentals. Unless you count one of the installments of the Harry Potter series… But I am pretty sure that in the Tarot community Tarot Fundamentals gave J.K Rowling a (relative) run for her money. Over a thousand eager readers backed the - for a publisher quite remarkable - Kickstarter campaign, so that Lo Scarabeo could print their ‘labor of love ten years in the making...

Sneak peek: Starlight Dragon Tarot
News , Sneak peek , Tarot / 21 December 2015

Starlight Dragon Press and designer Nora Huszka, presented the XIX, Sun card of her upcoming Starlight Dragon tarot deck today. The solstice was a good opportunity to unveil the newest addition to the set that is scheduled to be independently published in May 2016. A crowdfunding campaign is on its way to make it possible. The Sun was the third shown card of The ...

Mass market edition Tarot of Dreams
News , Tarot / 20 December 2015

The Tarot of Dreams by Ciro Marchetti is now available by U.S. Games. The designer self-published his deck in 2005, shortly after one of the highest selling decks ever; The Gilded Tarot. So of course that meant high quality work with a limited print, although unfortunately also for some a price they could not afford. Self-publishing is pricey, and Marchetti always chooses good card stock and excellent additional materials. That has now ...