Whilst I own and admire a wide range of differing Tarot decks, there are a select few that I regard as my all-time favourites, and as of last week, ‘The Linescape Tarot‘ became one of these.
The Linescape Tarot
First published in 2021 by Deckstiny, a Thailand based deck creator, The Linescape Tarot was designed by Mate Horonumber with graphics and illustrations by Oomsin Phumphat. This spectacularly stunning deck is a modern take upon the traditional Rider Waite Smith Tarot which aims to encourage readers to view the ‘bigger picture’ to find further meaning and messages from the cards.
The Linescape Tarot is perfectly packaged in a trendy, cardboard tuck-box. Both the cards and the packaging are initially wrapped in a protective layer of cellophane.
The Linescape Tarot is a standard-Tarot-sized deck printed on matt-coating 350 GSM card stock featuring fabulous holographic edging which must be cared for when shuffling in order to prevent chipping of scuffing from occurring. These high-quality, luxurious cards are smooth to the touch and are both simple and sensational to shuffle.
The reversible card backs feature a series of three simple stars against a bland, beige background which is. a stark comparison to the vibrant, vivid imagery throughout the deck. This borderless Tarot deck has fine, italic titling and numbering at the top of each card and sports the most amazing artwork featuring delicate, fine white-lined sketches that visually pop against the bold, bright, and beautiful backdrops.
Additional Bonus Cards
The Linescape Tarot comes with a number of additional bonus cards including two double-sided backing cards, a Thankyou card, a small advertisement card, a nameless card featuring a simple sketched figure meditating whilst sitting in the sunshine, four seasonal cards, and a happy squirrel card.
These four additional season-based cards share a scenic similarity demonstrating the seasonal changes throughout the year. I have added these cards to my deck in order to represent emotion and time.
Almost every Deckstiny Tarot deck that I have worked with thus far includes a ‘Happy Squirrel’ card including the Linescape Tarot which includes a cute pair of squirrels leaping through a rainbow. Whilst I’m still a little unsure as to the meaning of this particular card (as there is no guidebook provided with this deck) I have added it to my deck and am associating this card with the concept of joy.
The Major Arcana
The combination of colours and tones throughout both the major and minor arcana are dreamlike. The traditional figures and characters from the major arcana have been modernised somewhat, as the fool for example would classically feature a man stood by the cliff edge with his knapsack and his dog, whereas the Linescape Tarot features a figure standing in water whilst sporting an inflatable flamingo.
Whilst the imagery has been modernised, the majority of the major arcana cards feature sketches and imagery which is still indicative of the traditional concepts, thus the meanings and messages within the cards are quite clear thus easy to interpret and understand.
The Minor Arcana
The minor arcana follows the traditional RWS suits of Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles and is very much like the major arcana in terms of symbolism and style. The soft, gentle, and empathetic imagery throughout this deck is emotive, exquisite and incredibly easy to interpret.
Let’s Take A Closer Look At the Linescape Tarot
As always with Tarot and divination deck reviews, I have put together a detailed walkthrough of when I first opened, unboxed, and unwrapped the Linescape Tarot.
Reading and working with the Linescape Tarot
After just over a week of working and reading with the Linescape Tarot, I am hugely impressed by its informative and illuminating readings. This dazzling, dreamy deck features the most awesome artwork which makes for a rich but relaxing read. The Linescape Tarot is suitable for readers all of all ages and abilities as the cards are super easy to read, understand and intuitively interpret.
Purchasing & Pricing Information
Retailing at £42.39, the Linescape Tarot is available to purchase online directly via Deckstiny’s Etsy Shop with an additional shipping and postage fee of £29.30 for customers within the UK.
The Linescape Tarot is a scenically striking Tarot deck combining simplistic sketches against striking, serene landscapes. This modern take upon the traditional Rider Waite Smith Tarot is a wonderfully whimsical journey through a vast array of vibrant vistas and views. Though the Linescape Tarot comes without a guidebook (which beginner readers may require) I would still very much recommend it to readers of all ages and ability as this dreamy, divine deck is incredibly high-quality thus super smooth to shuffle and strikingly stunning to work and to read with.
For further information upon the Linescape Tarot or alternative Deckstiny Tarot and divination decks visit https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShuffleTarot
Disclosure: I was sent the above product for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.