I have a few tarot decks one favourite being The Golden Tarot by Kat Black, but l felt to explore something different. I liked the look of the Victorian Fairy Tarot so plunged in and ordered it. Am l glad l did, loved it from the off, l am not into the usual twee, sugary airy fairy wand and stardust creatures and did have some misgivings as to what had possessed me to buy a fairy deck. No worries these are fairies are so different l can relate to them as they are beautifully drawn and they are shown as little people, yes they have wings but oh these little folk have such character you can't help but love them. Each card is a delight to read, as you look at these little folk going about their business and doing their own thing, you get a sense of being drawn into their world and the messages come to you with ease. In most decks the Death card is pictured as a skeleton on horseback with a scythe in hand, it can be off putting when reading for someone else who may be slightly nervous about the whole thing. In the Victorian Fairy the Death card is shown as a gathering of the little folk in a forest surrounding a bird that has died, they pay their respects with love tinged with sadness. It is a card that is both poignant yet beautiful. Another card l adore is the ten of Summer (cups) see below the changes. It shows the little folk happily diving into the water from high banks, splashing about playing ball and generally have a high old time, it puts a grin on my face and l defy anyone not to find it amusing. I could go on about this deck as there is so much to it, its funny, loving, serious etc. it delivers its messages with remarkable accuracy. I would wholeheartedly recommend this tarot for any age, l say that because if you think it would only appeal to younger readers you would be wrong, l am an oldie and l find this tarot absolutely charming. It comes with a 253 page book with the meanings of each card. It also has a section that gives the meanings of the flowers and trees that appear in the cards. There are also some spreads detailed.
The suits are named differently but l personally find them very appropriate Cups become Summer Wands become Spring Pentacles/Coins become Autumn Swords become Winter