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    Deck Review – The Weiser Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite, Pamela Colman Smith, and the Editors of Weiser Books

    Deck Review The Weiser Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite, Pamela Colman Smith, and the Editors of Weiser Books Publisher: Weiser Books 64-page Guidebook and 78-Card Deck Release Date: September 14, 2022         I can’t remember where I found out about this tarot deck. I thought I read about it on a WordPress blog I follow about Tarot and Oracle cards but when I checked the blog to reference it, there was no mention of this Tarot deck, so I must surmise that I discovered this beautiful set of cards somewhere else. I look at hundreds of emails everyday and every Tuesday is Tarot Tuesday, when I focus…

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    Deck Review – The Rota Mundi Tarot by Daniel E. Loeb

    Deck Review The Rota Mundi Tarot: The Rosicrucian Arcanum By Daniel E. Loeb Publisher: RedFeather Mind, Body, Spirit 78-card deck and 256-page guidebook     The Rota Mundi Tarot kit is an in-depth class on western occultism packaged neatly into a traditional 78-card Tarot deck and an expansive and substantial guidebook. The kit comes in a very sturdy 6 inch by 9 inch by 2 5/8 inch cardboard box with a magnetic clamshell closure and a matte finish with gold lettering. The guidebook is the first thing we see when we open the Tarot kit box. It is a 5 3/4 inch by 8 3/4 inch matte soft cover book…

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    Deck Review – The Mood Tarot by Natalie Meraki

    Deck Review The Mood Tarot By Natalie Meraki Independently Published 78-card deck                     “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.…

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    Deck Review – The Deck of Queens by Stephanie Guttenplan (Pookie)

    Deck Review The Deck of Queens By Stephanie Guttenplan (Pookie) Self-published 76 card deck and 98 page guidebook     The Deck of Queens is a divination deck created by Pookie, also known as Stephanie Guttenplan, and self-published via Kickstarter by Pookie Artistry LLC. The Deck of Queens comes in a very sturdy and extremely portable 3 inch by 4 inch by 2 inch thick cardboard box with a book-style lid. The box has a black matte finish with silver lettering on the front, and a hand-written message from the author along with her web address on the back. The first thing we see after opening the box is the…

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    Deck Review – Pistis Sophia: The Goddess Tarot by Kim Huggens and Nic Phillips

    Deck Review Pistis Sophia: The Goddess Tarot By Kim Huggens and Nic Phillips Published by Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit 22 card deck and 144 page guidebook     The Pistis Sophia is a very interesting majors-only Tarot kit that comes in a lovely 6 inch by 9 inch sturdy box with a magnetic closure easily opened in book-fashion with a handy ribbon tab. The box has a full color matte finish, with the deck name and a card image on the front of the box, and deck information and description and three card images on the back. The first thing we see after opening the box lid is the…

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    Interview with Natalie Meraki of Laughing Cat Publishing

    Natalie Meraki is an artist, mother, deck creator, author, business owner, and all-around wonderful weirdo! Natalie is also the brains behind the infectiously funny Tarot Mood group on Facebook, a place which accepts all manner of occult delinquents, and where I first met her. I got to interview her this month for our cover feature, and I decided to find out what makes this weirdo tick… You’re so prolific, it’s hard to know where to start. As a deck creator, you’ve made The Mood Tarot, The Love Light & Go F*%k Yourself deck, the Mood Oracle, and you collaborated with Bob Smithies to create the CARTA Award-winning Young Witch Tarot.…

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    Book Review – Tarot Priestess: Using the Cards to Heal, Grow & Serve by Leeza Robertson

    Book Review Tarot Priestess: Using the Cards to Heal, Grow & Serve By Leeza Robertson Published by Llewellyn Publications 219 pages     Tarot Priestess is a 5 1/4 inch by 8 inch soft cover book with a matte finish full color front cover showing the book’s title and a closeup of an image from The High Priestess of the Major Arcana. My copy is an uncorrected proof (not for sale), with a back cover containing the publishing information and a brief bio of the author. I am assuming the final version would have a different book back. Tarot Priestess contains 219 pages with black print on sturdy off-white paper…

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    Deck Review – The Edgar Allan Poe Tarot by Rose Wright and Eugene Smith

    Deck Review The Edgar Allan Poe Tarot Created by Rose Wright Illustrated by Eugene Smith Published by Llewellyn Publications Published September 8, 2020 288 page book     The Edgar Allan Poe Tarot is exactly what you would expect: a beautiful kit dramatically illustrated, complete with all the fog and candlelight and horror and mystery associated with Poe’s work. The 5 3/4 inch by 8 1/2 inch box, the work of art containing this vibrantly colored kit, is sturdy with a magnetic closure and a full-color glossy finish. The image on the front of the box is Poe himself. The back of the box has a brief destruction of the…

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    Exclusive Interview with Author Madame Pamita

    Madame Pamita Talks About Slavic Magic and Baba Yaga, the Slavic Witch of the Woods   “If you follow the guidance within you, you get led to do the right things,” said Madame Pamita, author of “Baba Yaga’s Book of Witchcraft: Slavic Magic from the Witch of the Woods,” which was reviewed here last month. She has, and amazing things have happened. “My mom bought me a tarot deck when I was ten years old. She grew up in a magical household. We lived in a magical household. Albeit, it was Catholic magic. You go to church and you light a candle and you’d make a wish or a prayer.…

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    Book Review – The Language of Tarot: A Proven System for Reading the Cards by Jeannie Reed

    Book Review The Language of Tarot: A Proven System for Reading the Cards by Jeannie Reed Published by Llewellyn Publications Published September 8, 2019 221 pages     The Language of Tarot is a 6 inch by 9 inch soft cover book with a glossy finish full color front cover showing the book’s title and The Fool of the Major Arcana, and a back cover containing a description of the book and a brief bio of Jeannie Reed. The book has 221 pages with a nice-sized black print on sturdy off-white paper. I’ve already made some pencil notes in this book; the paper encourages that. The Language of Tarot begins…