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8.1/10
The Wyrd of Sarah Howard Oracle | Review
Decks , Oracle , Review / 31 July 2016

Instagram is sometimes the best place to discover new art & divination work. For one, it told me that Bonefire Tarot artist Gabi Angus-West had just published an oracle with the rather curious name The Wyrd of Sarah Howard Oracle. Truly limited edition: 100 copies**. At the time of receiving my personal package (nr 17!) I exclaimed on Facebook: “It rarely happens that my heart beats faster from an oracle. Sure, most have gorgeous art, but true oracles that can replace my tarot decks for advice and divination? Exceptional. One where…

Sneak Peek: Anna K Lenormand
Lenormand , News , Sneak peek / 20 May 2016

When I say Anna K Tarot most readers will at least have heard of this deck. It is a colorful tarot, quite faithful to the Waite-Smith system, but with her own artistic twist. It seems the Austrian artist is going in a similar direction with her newest project. Not a Tarot, but -surprise – a Lenormand. Just as colorful and true to her work. On her site there are already a several examples to be seen and I really like the fact it is on the one hand very recognizable as a Lenormand, but on the other still something new in style. This one is vibrant, with a hint of (older) children’s book illustrations and a big dose of realism. Realistic I mean, look at that horse in the Rider for example! It is like I can feel his hide. Some of the cards have the reality of a saturated photograph and that is a good thing for a divination tool (Mountain!) like Lenormand. IMHO, of course. I have been looking for a Lenormand that I could connect with. I currently have only two. A no.1941 Piatnik – not clicking. And one that is actually not a true Lenormand. So,…

Cover The Gypsy Palace Tarot
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7.7/10
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…

Filigree Tarot in Disney-style
News , Tarot / 6 March 2016

Sometimes I think I am on social media too much, but then I find a gem like this and think ‘Nah…’. The Filligree Tarot is a Disney-look deck without the cloyingly sweet overlay and -hopefully- meanings.

From what I have seen so far Teo Hoble, the artist behind the “work in progress”, really tries to embed the deck not only into a decent tarot system (RWS), but makes the court cards more approachable by depicting them as their ‘possible job’ or…