Original, pretty (or extraordinarily gorgeous), enticing, out-of-the-box, newsworthy & educational. If any of those keywords are applicable to a deck or book that I’ve seen, chances are I want to have it (written about) on The Queen’s Sword. The Falnama Turkish Oracle cards is happily supported by at least one of those terms, which is why you’re reading this. Based ...

Alexandre Musruck is one of the better known names in the Lenormand world. The reader behind Angel Cartomancy self-published his The Art of Lenormand Reading – Decoding powerful messages in 2016 and was recently picked up by Schiffer Books/Red Feather for a mass market reproduction of said book, including a deck created of the accompanying Lenormand examples. This review comes in two parts, the book and the deck. In this second part: The Art of...

Alexandre Musruck is one of the better known names in the Lenormand world. The reader behind Angel Cartomancy self-published his The Art of Lenormand Reading – Decoding powerful messages in 2016 and was recently picked up by Schiffer Books/Red Feather for a mass market reproduction of said book, including a deck created of the accompanying Lenormand examples. This review comes in two parts, the book and the deck. First up: The Alexandre Musruck...

A playing card collector focused on high quality, born in the Indian Himalaya region - visited by Fortune tellers, Sadhus and Holy men on a frequent basis - having a wide network of Indian Tarot readers and a fascination with divination from a young age. Sounds like the recipe for a great tarot deck if such a man would ever try to create one, right? I am not saying it isn’t, but Sunish Chabba’s first try at reaching ...

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...

Silson Lenormand feels like Middle Ages
Lenormand , News / 20 January 2016

Neil Lovell, owner and designer at Malpertuis Designs Ltd., just finished his newest Lenormand deck, the Silson Lenormand. The designer of the Tyldwick Tarot created a deck that will either make you fall in love with it or (if you're more a Lenny-purist) despise the idea behind it. Lovell is no stranger to creating a Lenormand deck, but for his fifth Lenny he wanted......

Tarot Recipes | Tarot by the mouthful
Multimedia , Recommendation , Tarot / 18 January 2016

Making an exception for my Multimedia menu because I just could not get over this awesome special called Tarot by The Mouthful by The Tarot Lady and her partner in crime, tv-cook, Kyle Cherek. It's a 'had to share' and since it was originally supposed to be a multimedia thing I am going to pretend it fits here perfectly. Tarot by The Mouthful gives you very nice recipes based on the 78 cards in the Waite-Smith deck. Tarot and food? Yes,...

Sola-Busca Tarot by Mayer: a piece of history
Decks , Review , Tarot / 15 January 2016

It rarely happens I treat a deck with reverence. Sure, my tarot and oracle collection is worth a lot to me and I take good care of any deck. But with the Sola-Busca I had the urge to use those white cotton gloves curators of certain museums use before touching a rare, ancient, valuable object. I guess that was the first ‘warning’ this deck is not your average tarot package, but something pretty special. If you're not an avid reader,...

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...