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About the Reviews

I never considered stopping with just one tarot deck. After my first deck - Tarot Classic by USGames - was given to me as a Christmas present when I was a teenager, I soon decided I wanted the Rider-Waite and Thoth decks as well. Tarot quickly became an important personal interest, and new tarot decks were special purchases and truly appreciated gifts. By the way, although I have not reviewed these three decks, I would highly recommend any of them, and still prefer the Thoth to most others.

I almost always see something positive in a deck. I try to see a deck from different points of view, knowing that each deck will have its fans. I do not review decks negatively simply for veering from the traditional - I see tarot as an art form, as well as a spiritual device, and I admire and appreciate the creativity of the tarot artists/authors.

Also, my reviews can be quite personal. I feel that all reviews are subjective to some degree - every reviewer will see a tarot deck, book, or movie through their own personal filter and background, bringing to their reviews their own likes and dislikes, what they feel is right or wrong, beautiful or trite. When I write reviews I tend to demonstrate how the subject of the review has affected me, personally. I also have a better time if I can relate it to my life or some personal experience. Many people have told me they love this more personal quality of my reviews, but there are a few who don't enjoy that approach... So, just a heads-up! Also, some of these reviews go back some years - I've been doing this a long time! I do sometimes update the reviews though, and am working on improving older images in some cases.

Here are a few decks I particularly like...

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Golden Tarot

This is a tarot deck for dreamers and romantics, for lovers of beauty and fine, fine things. It would have been a special treasure when I was a young girl. The entire package is a treat - the gilded cards and their accompanying guidebook Continue Reading

New Orleans Voodoo Tarot

I read with the New Orleans Voodoo Tarot all the time; it remains an all-time, personal favorite of mine. I use it for simple one card questions, as well as questions about complex issues. It helps remind me of a deeper spiritual path Continue Reading

DruidCraft Tarot

There are two major streams of Western Pagan tradition that most of us are familiar with to some degree: Wicca and Druidry. Both earth-based, with origins in the British Isles, they share many commonalities Continue Reading

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