Tarot Tracker & Journaling | Artist’s Advice
Artist's Advice , Books , Kipper , Lenormand , Tarot / 5 December 2017

In the monthly column Artist’s Advice divination authors and deck designers give their reading tips, divination techniques or unique essays to share their expertise and showcase a new release. This issue: Tarot Journaling | Tarot Tracker: A Year-Long Journey | Angelo Nasios “After the success of Tarot: Unlocking the Arcana I sat down to decide what my next project was going to be. It came to me, a tarot journal! If I could go back in time to the beginning of my tarot journey to do something different, I would journal more. I did attempt journaling, but that failed. Blank notebooks were uninspiring. They left me wanting. Printing out online PDF’s and creating a journal from a three-ringed binder was too much work for me. I wanted my journal to be elegant, beautiful and focused on the essentials of tarot journaling. Tarot Tracker: A Year-Long Journey is the tarot journal I wished I had from the beginning. The Tracker captures the macro and micro experiences in your tarot interactions throughout the year. The first essential task of the tracker is to figure out your Card of the Year, in 2018 I will be in an Emperor year. Using the included year…

Ostara Tarot | Deck Review
Decks , Review , Tarot , Waite-Smith / 3 December 2017

Opening the Ostara Tarot felt like an early Christmas gift. I’d waited for years until it became available through Schiffer’s Red Feather department and when it was finally released, I happened to be out of the country and had to wait some more. Serious deck-anxiety, I tell ya (yeah, yeah, First World Problems). Let’s see if all that trumped up anticipation was worth it! Reviewing Ostara Tarot in 3, 2, 1… The Ostara Tarot is a collaboration deck, like so many are currently in creation. And as we all know: some are much better than others. The biggest issues with multiple artists are 1. parts of the deck can be off putting while loving other sections; 2. a lack of flow due to completely different art forms; 3. no cohesion with(in) the deck. Those decks end up on the collector’s or sale pile. But…the fact The Ostara Tarot was picked up by a big publisher after having had a small indie release does seem to promise those three points aren’t an issue. I think I’ve rarely ripped off a foil as eager as I did with this one in order to find out. What the deck wants you to know…

Minoan Tarot
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7.8/10
Minoan Tarot | Review

If you know me personally you know I have a soft spot for Greece and more specific: the island of Crete. I actually have been experiencing some ‘homesickness’ when it comes to Kriti, so reviewing Schiffer’s Minoan Tarot was timed well. This deck is completely based on the Ancient Cretan civilization and incorporates years of research. When I did the

tarot at a crossroads
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8.3/10
Tarot at a Crossroads | Review
Books , Mindfulness , Review , Tarot , Tarot & Psychology / 29 April 2017

Tarot as a support for psychology, tarot therapy, tarot as a transformative tool, tarot for personal growth… Those are all terms we’ve heard and seen before. It is not a secret anymore tarot can be used for other things besides divination. However, in the literature the psychology angle has been unexpectedly scarce. Arthur Rosengarten’s Tarot and Psychology is probably as famous as it is ‘old’. Tarot at a Crossroads steps into this void

Bonefire Tarot
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8.2/10
Bonefire Tarot (mass market)| Review
Decks , Review , Tarot / 19 March 2017

You always needed to bring a big bucket of cash if you wanted the (OOP) Bonefire Tarot to become yours. Luckily, that’s no longer necessary. Schiffer recently published the first, very successful deck by Gabi Angus-West in a mass market edition and it is *that* Bonefire Tarot that has…