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!

Imagine you love a certain card system and basically having only just one or two decks to read with. Now, there are hundreds if not thousands of cartomancers doing that on purpose - but if you were one of them you would not be on a review site ;-). Anyway, if you are a Kipper reader that was your reality for over a hundred years (if you started eh...young). Original Kipper was THE deck and while some designers added new material in recent hist...

If you are already a Kipper fan it is highly unlikely the release of Toni Puhle’s (a.k.a The Card Geek’s) Kipper book has eluded you. If it did, lucky you stumbled unto this review! For years information on Kipper was sparse, and even if you could find it all materials were in German - not everyone’s favourite (or 1st or even 2nd) language. The long wait for a title in English which would show not only card meanings, but a true way of getting ...

A good vintage year, that’s what they say when a particular year of harvesting grapes produced many a good & potentially classic wine. I would almost say that 2017 could be called a good vintage year in tarot terms, with a lot of excellent decks seeing the light. No deck as marked however as Beth Seilonen’s Guardian Tarot. And if marked should get the connotation of striking and outstanding too, I

The Golden Lenormand Oracle is the newest Lenormand deck by Lo Scarabeo. The Italian publisher is known for not only daring to be original, putting multiple languages on tarot decks and LWB’s, but also for their golden layered deluxe decks. This Lenormand is exactly one of those luxurious sets and could best be described as a beautified rendition of LS’s 2013 Lenormand Oracle. (also: a mini

Pagan Otherworlds Tarot with gold foil
News , Tarot / 17 November 2015

If you were on the look-out for a set of hand-painted tarot cards and want a deck that can be used for self-discovery I urge you to browse by the Kickstarter page of Pagan Otherworlds Tarot by Uusi. Uusi is known for their playing cards with a similar style (Pagan poker deck), but they have now turned this into a a very earthy lovely painted tarot deck. The Pagan Otherworlds Tarot will be having 84 cards, 5 cards including...

Tarot of the Imagination (2 decks)
Decks , Review , Tarot / 12 November 2015

As a tarot collector it's always a pleasure when you're able to buy a deck that is out-of-print. Especially if you haven't been reading since the 70s or live in an environment where non-mainstream decks aren’t easy to obtain, chances are there are a lot of Tarots that later on catch your fancy but that are simply no longer available. Unless you are willing to pay a handsome sum of course. Quite recently I was lucky enough to get my h...

The Angel Tarot | Review
Decks , Review , Tarot / 8 November 2015

Doreen Virtue. A name (or practically institute) you either love or hate. Whatever side you’re on, her decks tend to bring out some pretty spicy discussions on the average forum. And with reason, because what she produces does have her very specific stamp. Virtue has built up an empire with her Angel Oracle decks. The Angel Tarot, in collaboration with Radleigh Valentine, is one of the newer additions, complete with possible certific...

Richard Hartnett | Myth vlog
Multimedia , Mythology , Review / 7 November 2015

Myths and mythology linked to daily life. Ask Richard Hartnett and he’ll do it for you. And there’s even tarot in there! Quantum Spirituality just started with these video’s on myth but I’ve already seen two interesting vlogs, about vampires and zombies. Food for thought in a lecture-ish way. He reminds me of one of my old history professors, but don’t worry; not snoring-inducing. He also uses loads of o...

Tarot Illuminati | Review
Decks , Review , Tarot / 6 November 2015

I felt a bit disheartened when I first read about the ominous title Tarot Illuminati. While I had heard whispers it was going to be an amazing deck, that title unfortunately brought about such 'conspiracy theorist' connotations I was afraid this would actually solidify thoughts that tarot readers are a vague, untrustworthy kind with scary tools to boot. Until the postman actually arrived with the package and I forgot all about secret...