These cards bother me, oddly enough not for the obvious reason. I should say first off that I have no patience at all with the 'teen witch' phenomona. Those of us with an ounce of magical scholarship are like to become quite irate over the subject. Strangely though, these cards do not make me irate though. They were given to me as a gift, because they were the very last deck I would ever buy myself.
This is the truth. I am not 14, femail or a beleiver in magic, ergo, they are not aimed at me. I use them very rarely, but some days, when I am in the mood, this is the only deck I will consider. Strange, no.
They have done away with tradition entirely. The four suits are now couldrons, boulders, broomsticks (god help us) and flames. Whilst the court cards are now celebrations, moons, godesses and trials. So far so iffy. The images are almost all of young lithe girls in crop-tops, bikinis or slit skirts, all with pointed hats. The symbolism is conspicuous by it's absence and most of the scenes depicted are at best nebulously conected with the card's normal meaning. On the ace of couldrons, there is a witch feeding a giant frog on spaghetti (I swear I am not making this up) whilst the sun card shows another witch kissing the, erm, 'other end' of a donkey. No I don't know what the artist was smoking either, and if you think that I have only mentioned the weirdest ones you are wrong, they are all like this.
That said, a few cards are well done. Death is an old crone with a neclace of foxgloves, on her back is a bascket of sweets, with a few bones sticking out. Judgement shows a crow looking on as a couple of irresponcible witches steal her eggs.
In conclusion, I don't know. Most people would hate it. I probably would if I did not own it. On the other hand, if you think you can forgive it its eccentrisities, and have a, er, 'real' deck to use most of the time, then take a chance, but don't say I did not warn you.
Ps, if any one knows what is symbolised by a witch with a mobile phone in her pocket, using a tree stump to brain a pair of feral cats, please get in touch...