Wow. I don't use that word lightly when it comes to tarot decks, but I said it out loud after unboxing the The AlcheMystic Woodcut Tarot by D. W. Prudence. Prudence had asked me to do a review on his deck and the title sounded interesting enough to make sure I got a copy. I tested this deck a little longer, so if you've been cruising the web in search of a TQS-original on the AlcheMystic...sorry! ...

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 ...

Tarot Dude | Daily Tarot Readings
Multimedia , Review , Tarot / 18 December 2015

I am not a fan of daily tarot readings for all; they’re too general. However, in the way Tarot Dude is handling them you can enjoy a multitude of decks and a very nice interpretation per card, combination and reading. Useful if you are a beginner, still learning the tarot cards, or if you’d like to add to your personal tarocabuly. I’d advise to browse way back (he has a temporary stop at the moment) and just enjoy his ...

Time Between Times Tarot in spring 2017
News , Tarot / 14 December 2015

Lo Scarabeo has picked up a new deck by Chris Butler, the designer of the Quantum tarot 2.0, Son Tarot (for Gay men) and Lenormand Cartomancy (2013). The Time Between Times Tarot will be published in the Spring of 2017 and is centered around the concept of the Healing Mandorla and Divine Feminine Wisdom. Overlap in material and spiritual world A Mandorla is an almond shaped space created by two overlapping circles. The shape is seen in...

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Kipper: fin de siècle oracle | Deck Review
Decks , Oracle , Review / 5 December 2015

Creating a deck based on a system that is mostly unknown outside of Germany and Austria and add animation? You could view it as a tricky move, but if you’ve already almost sold out your first print run and publishers want to mass market it (2016), maybe not so much. It seems like Kipper, Fin de Siecle, is another one of Ciro Marchetti’s successes - with most likely many following in his footsteps. So, should you try to get one and/o...

Afro Caribbean art in Vudu Tarot
News , Tarot / 1 December 2015

Sometimes readers complain there aren't any non-caucasian decks out there. While that isn't completely true (think of all the cat decks!) and Tarot Garden could supply anyone with quite a list of decks that include people of color it is a fact there aren't a lot of mainstream decks that are racially diverse. However 2015 is seeing the birth of two of those decks. First there......

Not Fortune’s Fool | Kipper tutorial
Multimedia , Oracle , Review / 24 November 2015

Interesting Kipper tutorial, especially when working with Ciro Marchetti’s new Kipper deck. Fortune Buchholtz worked on the LWB for the deck and in her YouTube channel she explains several ways of reading. In this example the line of 5. Easy-to-follow. Besides spreads she has several videos on history. Sometimes items can be a little long or she doesn’t get to the point immediately, but not too troublesome. Very useful video...