The Mood Tarot
By Natalie Meraki
“A Disgustingly Relatable Tarot Deck”
What happens when you take a traditional Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck and mix it with horrible internet Memes? You get the Mood Tarot! This deck comes in a yellow and white 5″ x 3.25″ inch box with the word MOOD printed on the front, the phrase above is on the back with a website. After opening the flip top, you’re greeted by the 78 plastic cards waiting for you to pull them out of their box. The cards themselves measure 4.75″ x 2.75″ inches.
This deck doesn’t come with a book or booklet, as it’s based on the traditional RWS, which has been written about for over a hundred years. Plus these snarky cards have a lot to say on their own, without a silly book getting in the way.
The cards themselves are plastic, so you can use this deck at the beach, in the pool, at brunch; wherever you’d normally want to keep your deck hidden away, to keep from getting spoiled. Spaghetti dinner end up spilled all over your deck? No problem! Just wipe up that tomato sauce and red wine off the cards, or run them under a tap to rinse them off!
Each card is a Meme’d out version of the original RWS cards, often with tongue in cheek names. The Fool is the Dumbass, The Empress is Mawm, the Emperor is Daddy, and the Hierophant has become “The Man.” Every card also has the figure speaking dialogue, such as the Hermit (renamed “Re-Treat Yo’Self”) who says “Oh, look! Another rabbit hole.” There’s also great little touches in the cards themselves, such as every crescent moon being replaced with a croissant, giving “Daddy” mirror shades, and making sure the figures have a plethora of skin tones. The backs of the cards have the same yellow and white pattern as the box, minus the word MOOD.
Being plastic, you’d think the cards would be shinny, but they’re actually matte (though the images on plastic have a cool effect I’ve never seen before, gives it an almost 3D look). The plastic card stock also allows them to be very thin but very durable at the same time, making them very bendy and easy to shuffle. They might be a little slippery for some folks, but this reviewer found them a great deck for riffle shuffles.
This deck is not for the faint of heart or those who are easily offended. But for everyone else it’s a snarky little deck with lots of personality, and it doesn’t hold back. This deck would be a great bar deck, it’s plastic so no worries about spills, and the snarky vibe will keep your crew roaring with laughter even while getting called out. It’s also great for giving yourself readings in the tub, so your tears from laughing at the absurdity of the truth can just mingle with the bubble bath. And if you’re lucky, you might just order this when Natalie Meraki is running a special offer of a mini crystal dick with your deck!
Happy Card-Slinging, My Witches!
About Natalie Meraki
Natalie Meraki is an artist, mawm, Weirdo, and lover of weirdos. She resides in Casper, Wyoming with her family. Natalie is the creator behind Tarot Mood, the CARTA award winning Young Witch Tarot and more! She is also the owner of Laughing Cat Publishing and Meraki Metaphysical. She calls her work Esoteric Edutainment (education and entertainment.) When not being weird for work, Natalie is being weird with her family. Then there’s the karaoke…
Jonathan has been reading Tarot for over 33+ years. He has had many teachers, and has experienced many Spiritual Truths. He even had the honor of teaching a Beginner’s Tarot Reading class!
He has swam with Manta Rays, Sea Turtles, and Whales in Hawaii; ran barefoot in the jungle with the Ticos of Costa Rica; danced the Naraya with the Shoshone; Prayed at Buddhist Temples in Thailand, China, and Japan; wandered the green hills of Ireland, studied Acupuncture in China; and has had many more adventures!
Jonathan’s love of the Tarot started when he was in Summer Camp (in New Jersey of all places) and was privileged to take a class with a Magus who taught the group not only the Tarot, but also crystals, Runes, pendulums, energy work, spell casting, Past Life Regressions, and many other “New Age” practices. That class was one of the catalysts for Jonathan’s own Spiritual Awakening to his many past lives, and his Higher Purpose.
Jonathan is an Acupuncturist who has created his own style of acupuncture aided past life regressions using gold needles. Jonathan is a Certified Health Coach. He has lost count of how many readings he’s given, and decks he’s collected, over the last 3 decades. Find more from Jonathan on YouTube.