The Gypsy Palace Tarot | Review
Decks , Review , Tarot / 14 May 2016

Artistic decks are not to everyone’s taste. They have symbolism which is harder to recognize, sometimes completely divert from known imagery and if you’re not a 100% intuitive reader it will mean learning another tarot language. The Gypsy Palace Tarot by Nora Huszka is such a deck. If you had no intention of going on a new intense journey you better stop…

Kipper: fin de siècle oracle
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/or wait impatiently for the mass….

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 hands on the Tarocchi dell’ Immaginario – also called Tarot of the Imagination -by Ferenc Pinter. So lucky, I got the Italian Majors only edition and the full 78 Tarot of the Imagination cards from the English edition. And OOP or not, this deck is worth a review. The Majors only version (1991) of Tarot of the Imagination was created in a period that…

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 organizations. I won’t say it is ‘the deck to rule them all’, but it definitely…

Daily guidance from your angels
Decks , Oracle , Review / 1 November 2015

Doreen Virtue is mostly known for her oracle decks and especially ones that have a link to angels and other benevolent creatures and spirits. The 44-card counting oracle deck Daily Guidance from your Angels is no exception. But is it truly an oracle you could use for divination and advice or is it -since we are talking about daily messages – more suitable for affirmations, mediation or when you’re in dire need of an uplifting Angel whisper?