- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0880790636
- ISBN-13: 978-0880790635
- Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 3 x 11.4 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 484,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
First of all, the pictures are gorgeous, and the round cards are well suited for reading tarot--a tilt left indicates a possible lessening, or waning, and a tilt right can be interpreted as a possible excess, or waxing. This is a welcome addition to simply reading the card as upright or inverse.
Something else that is special about this deck is that it doesn't 'give bad news.' Vogel and Noble stressed that all the cards are constructive and instructive. This encourages self-development and promotes self-love. For example, the Devil card is one that is often misinterpreted as an evil force. I think the Motherpeace depiction of enslavement is much more accurate. Literal enslavement, of course, is not what it is about, however, what the card represents is a subordination, this could be to anything, and must be interpreted according other cards in the reading and interpreted in accord with the querent's life.
Note, however, that despite the nurturing slant in which the book and cards are directed that the meanings of the cards remain consistent with 'traditional' decks. I have been practicing tarot for 8 years and now use the Crowley deck, and interpret it based on Qabalistic principles. (For any serious student of Tarot I hightly recommend Robert Wangs book on this) The more I learned about Qabala and traditional tarot and even Jungian studies the more I realized just how right on the creators of this deck are.
This is not an anti-male or anti-white deck by any means. I think the further one goes down his or her spiritual path the more that becomes evident. My gentle suggestion for anyone who thinks other wise is to use that belief, work with it, and see how that it may be reflected on to the deck from some experience or dogma in his or her own life.