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on 17 October 2013
I discovered these cards as an app on my phone. Nice vibrant colours, made the gentle artwork stand out.
A friend gave these cards to me as a gift and I was most disappointed on opening the deck. The colours were very beige and wishy washy, the artwork almost felt somber with some cards.
The major arcana is perhaps the better part of this deck with some card names changed and Goddess names used, this didn't always work for me and some cards I struggled to connect with, the one that comes to mind right now is the Fertility Card, traditionally the Empress; the image depicts a Mexican goddess, with her arms open in a field full of cactus... This did nothing for me and traditionally the empress is such a wonderful card, this really played down all that would be considered symbolic with it.
The minor arcana is nothing special. Each suit is themed and gels the story of just one goddess from the ace through to the court cards. The cards are mostly following the RWS tradition, but I felt that some imagery wasn't as clear as it should be and symbols were kept to a minimum. It also bugged me a little when the bodies of the characters looked out of proportion, but that is my own personal pet peeve.
I barely use this deck, it just doesn't inspire or speak to my subconscious enough, which is such a shame as I had high hopes for this deck, other than the goddess names, there is nothing new or special here sadly.