Studying The Stars With The First Light Tarot

Though I’m most definitely a ‘Rider-Waite’ chick when it comes to reading tarot, I do quite like to dabble with alternative divination tools and techniques when I am given the opportunity. Earlier this month, Schiffer (also known as Red Feather) Publishing very kindly sent me a copy of theĀ  ‘First Light Tarot‘, which is most certainly an alternative to the traditional tarot. The First Light Tarot is a space-themed divination deck, featuring imagery captured by the Hubble Telescope and according to the First Light Astronomy Club, ‘First Light’ is the moment a new telescope first opens itself up to the… View Post

Nurturing Nature With The Guardian Tarot

Having collected numerous tarot decks over the past few months, I have found that I am particularly drawn to colourful, arty, and detailed decks with imagery offering a simple and clear message. Designed and created by Beth Seilonen, a fine-arts graduate from the University of Maine, The Guardian Tarot (published by Schiffer in 2017) is a surreal but simple take upon The Rider Waite Smith tarot. This is a disquieting but delightful deck featuring a fabulous fuse of humans and trees. Beth Seilonen Beth grew up surrounded by nature and fuelled by her love for the arts. She first began… View Post

The Whimsical & Wonderful Ostara Tarot

The Ostara Tarot (first published in 2017 by Red Feather of Schiffer Publications) is a collaborative project founded by Molly Applejohn and named after the pagan vernal equinox which marks the midpoint of spring, a time for rebirth, new growth and fresh starts… Picky About Packaging The Ostara Tarot arrives packaged in a medium-sized magnetic-close cardboard box which when opened features a red ribbon either side of the box to keep the lid upright. A guidebook is included which is placed on top of two separate piles of cards that are held in place by a flimsy cardboard bracket. Whilst… View Post

Reading & Reviewing The Thoth Tarot Book & Cards Set

Having spent the past twenty-odd years reading and using only two traditional Rider-Waite-Smith style tarot card decks, I was ignorantly unaware that any other tarot system existed. However, having spent the past six months or more delving deeper into the art of divination, I have since learnt otherwise. The three most popular and commonly used tarot systems are The Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, The Marseille Tarot, and The Thoth Tarot. The Thoth Tarot Originally devised by Aleister Crowley and Lady Freida Harris, the Thoth Tarot deck (like the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot) is comprised of seventy-eight cards including the major arcana, the minor arcana… View Post

Sweet Days Ahead With The Kawaii Tarot

Loosely based upon the traditional Rider Waite Tarot, The Kawaii Tarot is one of the sweetest tarot decks that I have ever encountered. The Kawaii Tarot The Kawaii Tarot is a beautifully modern, cute, clean, and simplistic deck designed and created by Diana Lopez. Diana was first introduced to tarot reading by her mother but felt that she was unable to connect with the artistry within the more traditional decks. During her youth, Diana spent time working on graphic design projects and alongside her friends, she would often create simple pixel art and illustrations which would then be posted within… View Post