REVIEW: Tell-Me Tarot

Publisher: U.S. Games Systems Inc.; Crds edition (December 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1572816317
ISBN-13: 978-1572816312

There is truth in advertising after all. The box proclaims “Ask a question. Choose a card. Receive an answer.” That is exactly what the Tell-Me Tarot does. This deck is not for the advanced reader unless Continue reading “REVIEW: Tell-Me Tarot”

Guest Review: Major Tom’s Tarot of Marseilles

Major Tom’s Tarot of Marseilles
Tom Schick
ISBN 978-0-7643-2760-5

by .Nisaba Merrieweather

I first became aware of this Tarot deck recently on the Aeclectic Tarot forum when Tom Schick posted the URL leading to a local newspaper item where he was photographed holding an interesting deck of Tarot cards fanned out in the picture showing only portions of the images. I asked him what the deck was as I am a bit of a collector and I didn’t think I’d seen it before, and one thing led to another and, Continue reading “Guest Review: Major Tom’s Tarot of Marseilles”

REVIEW: The Cary-Yale Visconti Tarocchi Deck by Nisaba Merrieweather


Another intriguing review from my Australian friend, Nisaba. Leave her comments! I know she’ll stop by and respond!

The Cary-Yale Visconti Tarocchi Deck (U.S. Games, Inc) illustrated originally probably by Bonifacio Bembo, with repair-jobs and missing cards supplied by Luigi Scapini, has been on my wish-list for a couple of years, because due to a *ahem* quirk of taste of mine, I’ve been collecting Scapini decks, so this was a natural to add to my basket of Tarot. I originally decided that I couldn’t really justify this one given my recent spending spree on Tarots and associated articles like bags and silks, so I acquired the cheaper Lo Scarabeo miniature version, which was Continue reading “REVIEW: The Cary-Yale Visconti Tarocchi Deck by Nisaba Merrieweather”

REVIEW: Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings by Rachel Pollack

Here is a book that feels like you are listening to someone tell you tales as you sit across from her at some table in some café somewhere in time. Her voice rings true and clear in this book that is destined to be one of those classic must-have Tarot books. The only reason this book wasn’t on my top five Tarot book list last year? I didn’t have it yet. Part of me wants to know where Pollack’s been all my life.


This is one of those books that will earn rave reviews for years to come. Rachel Pollack already knocked one out of the park with her Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot.

With Rachel Pollack’s Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings, you will feel like Pollack has taken you deep sea diving into the spiritual waters of Tarot. With an unapologetic voice, she shows how to get more out of each card than you might have believed possible.

I feared Continue reading “REVIEW: Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings by Rachel Pollack”


The Three of Wands is my personal anticipation card. It always tells me something I’ve been waiting for is nearly here. My clients call this the “get wet” card because I will remind them that if they think their ship is about to come in, then maybe it is time to jump in the water and swim out to it.

What excites you? What fires you up and makes you want to run to all your friends to shout the good news? What can you simply not resist? Continue reading “Anticipation”

Deck Review: The Fairytale Tarot

fairytale_mrp_10_coinsThe Fairytale Tarot: For a Happy Ever After
Karen Mahony & Alex Ukolov
Irena Triskova (Illustrator)
Publisher: Magic Realist Press; 1 edition (December 5, 2005)
ISBN-10: 095450075X

Here is a simply gorgeous deck. I ran across this one when I read something Karen Mahony said on Aeclectic Tarot. I viewed the images and feel in love. I have been an aficionado of fairy tales from a very young age. Continue reading “Deck Review: The Fairytale Tarot”

Deck Review: Deviant Moon Tarot

Deviant Moon Tarot

Publisher: US Games Systems; 1st edition (June 24, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1572816112

Idiosyncratic is the first word that comes to my mind when I looked at this deck. The next was…well, in a word, WIERD. I think that artist Patrick Valenza might take that as a compliment. This is not a deck for everyone. Not by any stretch of the imagination.

In the mini-biography that comes on a card with this deck, Valenza is said to have the hobbies of tiptoeing through graveyards and exploring abandoned buildings. This deck is our way of tiptoeing through Valenza’s creative process–thankfully not a graveyard or abandoned. Continue reading “Deck Review: Deviant Moon Tarot”

Deck Review: Fantastical Creatures Tarot

Fantastical Creatures Tarot

Lisa Hunt & DJ Conway

US Games


Another creation from a solid tarot team is the Fantastical Creatures Tarot.  From the obvious power of the Winged Lion standing as the Sun to the delicate fairy who sit by the Ace of Cups, these cards are mesmerizing.

Hunt’s artwork has long been a favorite of mine. She has a way of imbuing her art with intricate images that demand your attention. You may know her as the artist of the Celtic Dragons Tarot or the Animals Divine. She is well known in the Tarot world for good reason.

On the Fantastical Creatures Tarot website, Lisa (who holds a tabby who must have been the model for the Magician) says of painting this lovely watercolor deck: Continue reading “Deck Review: Fantastical Creatures Tarot”