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Tarot Lenormand: Tarot de Madame Lenormand
Tarot Lenormand: Tarot de Madame Lenormand
by Lo Scarabeo
Edition: Cards

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gentle, simple and easy to understand., 30 Jan. 2010
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Loosely based on the Rider-Waite and in a style similar to the French lenormand oracle, this deck is simple, gentle and easy to understand.


Celestial Tarot Deck
Celestial Tarot Deck
by Kay Steventon
Edition: Cards
Price: £16.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great For Those Interested in Astrology and Its Association With Tarot, 29 Jan. 2010
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This review is from: Celestial Tarot Deck (Cards)
From the box....

"Celestial Tarot fuses the myths, symbols and astronomy of the planets, signs, constellations, and fixed stars with astrological divination to reveal the mysteries of Tarot in an engaging and unique way".

If you are a Rider-Waite follower and are interested in developing your understanding through the Tarots connection to astrology, then this deck is for you. Of course if you have a deep love for the stars and constellation then this deck is a great choice!

Each card has its traditional name accompanied by its astrological title on the top. For example, 'The Chariot' is associated with the sign of Cancer the crab, and shows a crab, the zodiac symbol of the crab, the chariot and his horse, the water symbol (because Cancer is a water sign) and various other symbols include the associated Hebrew letter. 'The Chariot' also features the Greek Goddess Hera, the Hero's (the Charioteer's) greatest adversary in Greek mythology and the LWB explains why. Some minor arcana cards are related to star constellations which fit in nicely with the traditional Rider-Waite meaning and symbolism.

The artwork is softly drawn with a night sky colour theme and feels friendly and soothing to look at. This deck has much lot to offer is you are looking to expand your knowledge of the Tarot further and will lead you on an exciting journey into astrology, the Tree of Life and our wondrous night sky!

If you are a complete beginner and want to learn traditional Tarot, it might be better to become familiar with the Rider-Waite deck first. Other than that this deck has a lot to offer the Tarot student and professional reader.

The cards are a good size and well laminated, and are accompanied by a LWB which explains the symbolism and meaning of each card.


Jolanda Tarot
Jolanda Tarot
by Rose Bjorkman
Edition: Cards

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing and enjoyable deck with a difference!, 26 Jan. 2010
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This review is from: Jolanda Tarot (Cards)
Translated from the Jolanda Den Tredjes (Jolanda The Third) Website......

"Rosie Bjorkman, Initiator and founder of the Third Jolanda, who is also professor of witchcraft, known in the media as 'nation-witch'. Rosie has written the book "Jolanda, the third book about the tarot and witchcraft". She uses her own deck of cards, which the famous artist Hans Arnold has illustrated."

Don't let the bland yellow box put you off!. This deck is rich in life, colour, detail and symbolism, and not your usual run of the mill symbolism either. Although it keeps to the basic system of Rider-Waite system, it offers unusual symbols instead, conveying the traditional meanings and yet allowing for so much more insight and interpretation. It's a very intriguing and enjoyable deck with a difference!

Good for the beginner with its easy to understand symbolism and great for the experienced reader who is looking for something different.

The cards are larger than normal size, with a good thickness and finish and come in their own box with LWB that gives simple keywords for each card.
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Forest Folklore Tarot Deck
Forest Folklore Tarot Deck
by Kessia Beverley-Smith
Edition: Misc. Supplies

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Encaptures The Magickal and Enchanting New Forest, 15 Jan. 2010
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From the box....

"The enchanting cards of the Forest Folklore Tarot are inspired by a unique area of the United Kingdom called the New Forest. These historical woodlands - lush with wildlife and legends - provide the landscape for imps, fairies, nymphs dwarves, and other creatures that call this area their home. Based on the traditional Tarot interpretations, the deck was rendered using watercolour combined with photography."

The borders are a gorgeous deep dark green, the art is slightly quirky but oh so wonderful, magical and endearing. The combined photography and drawing are probably what gives this deck a quirky but magical feel. The figures, animals and magical creatures are so kindly and gentle looking but serious enough get their meaning across. Based on the Rider-Waite this deck offers some nice difference without straying far from the traditional meanings with a fun, little red devil-like sprite appearing in some cards to accentuate its meaning! There are a few more cards than usual displaying full womanly nakedness but in a natural way.

It's a gorgeous, gentle deck that really does encapture the magic and lushness of the New Forest and has me totally hooked! I see this becoming one of my favourite decks. Suitable for the beginner and serious reader alike.


Fenestra Tarot
Fenestra Tarot
by Chatriya
Edition: Cards
Price: £26.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Soothing, Beautiful and Airy Tarot, 14 Jan. 2010
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From the box...

"Fenestra Tarot opens the windows of personal insight through the beauty of tarot symbolism. With soothing tones and striking art Deco motifs, Thai artist Chatriya has creatively infused traditional tarot elements with a myriad of artistic and multicultural influences. Framed by gentle arches, the charming characters and setting of the Fenestra tarot help readers find answers to life question."

I agree with the box! The Fenestra Tarot is beautiful, clear and soothing. With deep pastel hues, soft and flowing artwork and striking people and scenery, the symbolism is full and adheres to the Rider-Waite system. I do feel that some symbols have been omitted to make way for the artistic style but this gives the deck familiarity and yet an open and airy feeling. This is good if you are looking for a deck that allows for more insight. A good deck for a beginner, but not as obvious as the Rider-Waite.

The LWB gives keywords for each card. The cards are standard sized thin and fairly glossy and come in their own box, which inserts into the middle of a slip case, and comes with a Celtic Cross Reading sheet in Fenestra style.


Tarot of the Sweet Twilight
Tarot of the Sweet Twilight
by Lo Scarabeo
Edition: Cards
Price: £17.34

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Surreal Deck, With Unique Insights, 12 Jan. 2010
"The sweet sadness of innocence: An enchanted world that reawakens at twilight and dies with it. Gathering within all souls in love."

The art is surreal, imaginative and beatifully drawn. It is indeed sweet and yet sad. The meaning of each picture might not be obvious and you may need to look in the LWB where you will find some nice, touching and unique insights. The meaning of the picture will then become clear.

It's based on the Rider-Waite deck, although the imagery is completely different for the most part and might be better suited for those who are familiar with the Rider-Waite. This deck would be great for readers who are looking to expand their perception of the cards. An enjoyable deck with a difference.

The cards are standard-sized with a glossy finish and come in their own box.


The Grail Tarot: A Templar Vision (Book & Deck)
The Grail Tarot: A Templar Vision (Book & Deck)
by John Matthews
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Double Enjoyment For The Serious Seeker and Reader Alike, 9 Jan. 2010
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"This deck re-tells the fabulous Grail legend - one of the most famous mysteries the world has ever known - and relates the quest for the sacred Christian relic to our desire to understand the puzzles of our own lives".

This well researched deck is unique, because the Major Arcana cards form one long picture when placed side by side. The art is detailed and evocative and the style seems fitting to the legend of the Grail, although the colouring is a little dull in places. The deck is loosely based on the Rider-Waite with the names of all the Major arcana cards changed to something that better represents the story of the Grail although the Rider-Waite system is still present. The suits are renamed to Stones (Pentacles), Vessels(Cups)and Lances (Wands), Swords obviously stay the same :)

The accompanying well bound and presented book offers a good introduction to its subject and goes on to list every card in detail, accompanied by a sepia graphic. Each card picture is described and then its background and the story behind the card is explained. Followed by the cards meaning with accompanying keywords as a quick reference.

John Matthews writing is easy to understand, in-depth and friendly. His knowledge of the Grail and its application to the Tarot is insightful and eye opening. He not only teaches the reader about the legend of the Grail but portrays the Tarot in a different and meaningful way. Double enjoyment for reader and seeker alike.

The borderless cards are a good thickness with a smooth glossy finish on the picture side, but have an unfinished back. They are slightly bigger than standard. They come in an box, in which the cards are inserted into the middle, with the accompanying book places on top.

If you are a beginner seeking to learn about the Tarot I would recommend learning the Rider-Waite deck first. If you are interested in learning about the Grail legend and have Tarot experience then this highly original deck is a must. Definitely one for the serious student.


Tarot of Perfection, The: A Book of Tarot Tales
Tarot of Perfection, The: A Book of Tarot Tales
by Rachel Pollack
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.58

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars See The Tarot Come Alive!, 8 Jan. 2010
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"...these stories will open new ways of seeing and meditating on the cards "

These short stories are truly wonderful! They touch your mind and bestow it with a gift of vision, that allows you to see the Tarot alive and dancing and with so many new stories to tell you. If the Tarot seems flat and lifeless, these stories will bring it to life and allow you to see it in a wonderful new light.

Rachel has written these stories using the Tarot as inspiration for its highly imaginative characters, situations, twists and turns and intertwines them with deep wisdom and inspiring clarity.

Rachel also provides tips and a Tarot spread, to help you use the Tarot as a guide for writing your own Tarot inspired stories..

Highly recommended!


The Pictorial Key to the Tarot (Dover Occult)
The Pictorial Key to the Tarot (Dover Occult)
by A. E. Waite
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.33

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars By The Author Of The Original 'Little White Book', 7 Jan. 2010
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Arthur Waite provides information for the widely known and original Tarot deck that he created.

"...the pictures are like doors which open into unexpected chambers, or like a turn in the open road with a wise prospect beyond" ~A.E Waite

The English is a little difficult to understand and he doesn't seem to give that much information on his deck, since there is a lot more information available published by other authors. But, he does give simple meaning for his cards in the upright and reversed positions and, as the name of the book suggests, a good explanation of each picture. He also offers a good overall view of what his deck is about, its development, possible origins and its true purpose. It also provides a full reference list to all the sources Arthur has used in his book, which would of excellent use for those wishing to study the Tarot's origins and development.

If you are a serious Tarot student, then it would be a good thing to have read this book and to have it on your shelf. And not just because Arthur is the creator of the original Tarot deck but because there is some information in this book, that is overlooked by today's authors on the subject.

ETA: I highly recommend the new Tarot student starts with 'Tarot Card Meanings: Fundamentals' and 'Tarot Card Meanings: Interpretations' - By Paul Foster Case. He tells you what A.E. Waite didn't!


Golden Tarot
Golden Tarot
by Kat Black
Edition: Cards
Price: £26.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Elegant and Profound, 6 Jan. 2010
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"A stunning compilation of tarot collages from artwork of the late middle ages and early Renaissance. The poignant images evoke a feeling of gentle beauty and human frailty while remaining true to the tradition of the Rider-Waite symbolism"

Recognisably based on the Rider-Waite deck, the 'Golden Tarot' is an excellent college deck. It's elegant and profound with its dark colours and serious faces and yet friendly and communicative. It's an exciting, beautiful Tarot and a joy to look at. I didn't have a taste for medieval and renaissance art until I got this deck. I am very taken by its wonderful imagery.

The accompanying small and simple book includes a black and white image of each card and explains each picture and its meaning in an upright and reversed position. It also lists the painting sources that each Tarot card was made up from. The stiff, wider than usual cards are robust and edged in shining gold, with a slightly laminated finish and come in a robust, luxury box.

It would be OK for a beginner, although I would recommend having some familiarity with the Rider-Waite deck first because the RW is silighty more obvious and simple. The Golden Tarot's imagery may distract the beginner a little. It's a 'must own' deck for the serious reader and collector and its money well spent.


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