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    Tarot Deck Review – The Mystical Dream Tarot: Life Guidance From the Depths of Our Unconscious by Dr. Janet Piedilato

    Tarot Deck Review The Mystical Dream Tarot Life Guidance From the Depths of Our Unconscious by Dr. Janet Piedilato     The Mystical Dream Tarot is created and written by Dr. Janet Piedilato with woodcutting artwork by Tom Duxbury based on Dr. Piedilato’s watercolor illustrations, published by Eddison Books Limited, Suite 322-323, 3 Shortlands, Hammersmith, London, W6 8DA. Dr. Piedilato is a transpersonal psychologist and complementary healthcare consultant who holds doctorates in biology and transpersonal psychology, and has spent a lifetime studying altered states as represented by visionary, dream, and shamanic experiences. This interesting pedigree has allowed Dr. Piedilato to create a powerful and intriguing Tarot deck that offers insights…

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    Learning Lenormand

    Lenormand Decks I Would Love to Own You know how it is – after getting your first Tarot deck – usually a Rider-Waite or some deck based on the Rider-Waite symbolism – you learn enough of the symbolism and become an adept-enough reader to want to stretch out – get a different deck and see how well you can read those cards. I remember that the second deck of Tarot cards I got for myself was the Motherpeace deck and that was quite a change from the traditional Rider-Waite cards I had been reading! After that, I just wanted to collect all the decks I could. More than that, I…

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    Tarot Talk

    Knight of Wands   (The Knight of Wands card is from the artist Ciro Marchetti http://www.ciromarchetti.com/)**   Let us examine another Tarot “Royal” by getting to know the Knight of Wands. Just in case this is the first time you are reading my column, we will first review some basic information. A Tarot deck has 78 cards. There are 22 Major Arcana cards dealing with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues, archetypes that are easy for us to identify with and connect with at some point in our lives. There are 56 Minor Arcana cards that are customarily grouped into four categories or suits that represent the four elements…

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    Tarot Deck Review – The Dreams of Gaia Tarot & Guide Book Created by Ravynne Phelan

    Tarot Deck & Guide Book Review The Dreams of Gaia Tarot & Guide Book Created by Ravynne Phelan     The Dreams of Gaia Tarot, published by Blue Angel Publishing, 80 Glen Tower Drive, Glen Waverly, Victoria, Australia 3150, is created entirely by Ravynne Phelan, a talented and prolific fantasy artist. This is Phelan’s first Tarot deck (although not her first divination deck); she created all the artwork and wrote the guidebook (which was edited by Jamie Morris). I am thrilled to be reviewing this beautiful and powerful deck. Full disclosure: I purchased my deck directly from its creator back in late 2016, when the deck was first released. I…

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    January Full, Frost Moon Tarot/Oracle Spread

    Hello, Brightest Blessings I wanted to share a January Full, Frost  Moon tarot spread this month. January Full moon Has several Names: old moon, chaste moon, cold moon, quiet moon, snowmoon. It’s that time of year when the temperature drops & the mornings are frosty. All sounds are hushed by the falling snow.  It’s a calm and quiet time. A perfect time to prepare for the coming year and the lessons to learn to move from last year to the new year. As the Temps drop a beautiful white ice ring appears around the moon as she grows to full.  We’re Far away from big City lights in rural Paris,…

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    Oracle Deck & Guidebook Review – The White Light Oracle by Alana Fairchild

    Oracle Deck & Guidebook Review The White Light Oracle by Alana Fairchild Cards (44) & Guidebook (240 Pages)     …White light holds all the colours, all the frequencies needed for healing ourselves, each other, our planet, and all her precious creatures. It is divine medicine for the soul, empowering the heart, clarifying the mind, and awakening higher consciousness. I had been dreaming of writing this deck with the visionary art of A. Andrew Gonzalez for years. Finally it is the time to release it… (Author’s statement) The White Light Oracle deck is a gift of inspiration and visual feast. I had come across the work of artists, A. Andrew…

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    Getting Spacey with Tarot – Interview with Laura Loup

    “It’s a fairly interesting experience, pulling your own cards,” said Laura Loup, illustrator of the “Tarot in Space” deck. Calling herself “a professional humorologist,” she said in a recent interview at her Savannah shop, Cosmic Corner, “The whole idea was for it to be a fun deck, something that was lighthearted, still hard-hitting. There’s a Tower card, there’s a Death card, but they have a literal and a metaphorical silver lining.” She employs humor when navigating her own life’s ups and downs and created a tool to allow others to do the same, making that silver lining – in the form of shiny silver holographic edges – important to her.…

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    Meditation Deck Review – Wisdom of the Buddha Mindfulness Deck Artwork by Matthew Smith

    Meditation Deck Review Wisdom of the Buddha Mindfulness Deck Artwork by Matthew Smith     This review is for Wisdom of the Buddha Mindfulness deck of 40 beautifully illustrated cards and it has a 120 page guidebook. Each card features an inspirational Buddhist quote and the vibrant and unique artwork by Matthew Smith. The guidebook offers deeper meditations inspired by Buddhist texts to help you attain the mindfulness you seek. Peace, balance and a life well lived are within you.     I was so excited when I opened this pack and saw the beautiful colorful cards. The guidebook is 120 pages and comes with an introduction about the Artwork…

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    Oracle Deck Review – Oracle of the Radiant Sun: Astrology Cards to Illuminate Your Life by Caroline Smith and John Astrop

    Oracle Deck ReviewOracle of the Radiant SunAstrology Cards to Illuminate Your Life by Caroline Smith and John Astrop   This is a reprint of the original Oracle of the Radiant Sun deck which was difficult to find and quite pricey. It is visually lovely 84-card deck accompanied by a 144-page book, nicely boxed with a woodcut sun graphic that is also the card back. The oracle is in 7 suits, one for each of the 7 ancient planets and luminaries: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Each suit has 12 cards, with a card for each placement of the suit’s planet in the 12 signs of the zodiac.…

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    Tarot Talk

    Ten of Wands   (The Ten of Wands card is from the artist Ciro Marchetti http://www.ciromarchetti.com/)**   Let’s look at the last of the Tens of the Tarot Minor Arcana, the Ten of Wands. If you haven’t already read the articles on the Ten of Cups, the Ten of Swords and the Ten of Pentacles, now might be a good time to check them out. As always, here is a bit of basic foundational information about the Tarot Minor Arcana. A Tarot deck has 78 cards. There are 22 Major Arcana cards, with numbers from 0 to 21; the Majors usually deal with broader and more far-reaching life experience issues,…