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Tarot & oracle deck wish list, January 2017

Yes, I’m a deck collector. I love the artwork, I love the feel of cards in my hands, I love the different stories each deck has to tell and unlock.

And here are the decks I’m currently lusting after:
Tarot Decks
Serpentfire Tarot: Every time I see this deck, I think, “OOH! What is THAT!?” Bold colors, […]

Tuesday, January 17, 2017|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: |

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Getting to know the Moon Deck

My first impressions: This is a gentle deck, soft and reassuring as your grandmother’s hand on your feverish five-year old forehead. This is a deck that will wrap you up in a loving embrace and make you believe that everything is, in fact, OK. You got this. More that that–prolonged work with this deck […]

Test-driving the Wild Unknown Spirit Cloth

I like to have personal experience with all the items for sale in my shop. So, even though I typically read cross-legged on the floor in my office, looking at a piece of paper with a printout or sketch of whatever spread I’m using (unless it’s one of my old faithfuls) I knew it was only […]

Thursday, November 3, 2016|Categories: Product previews, Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: , |

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The difference between tarot and oracle cards

Every time I work an event with the Traveling Tarot Trunk, I have the same conversation with several people:

Curious shopper: Are those all tarot cards?

Me: They’re a combination of tarot and oracle decks.

Curious shopper: What’s the difference?

Some people seem embarrassed or uncomfortable asking–I remember feeling that way about magical stuff when I was starting to explore and discover […]

Friday, October 14, 2016|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: , , |

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Wanderer’s Tarot unboxing and deck interview

I just got this deck and wasn’t sure how I’d connect with it.

The deck interview cleared up any doubts. While I’m still adjusting to the court cards: Philosopher, Goddess, Wanderer, Prophet–I connect with it more than I thought I would. It’s a kind of raw, sharp deck… the word “feral” comes to mind. Perhaps […]

Unboxing Madam Clara’s Fortune-telling cards

As soon as I saw the wonderful artwork on the box, I knew I needed this deck. I love anything with an old-school circus/carnival vibe. These definitely have that. It’s a fun, quirky deck, deeply rooted in the traditional Rider-Waite symbolism. I think this would be a solid starter deck for someone who wants […]

Thursday, August 4, 2016|Categories: Tarot | oracle | cartomancy|Tags: , , |

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The Wild Unknown Spirit Animal Unboxing

So, I got this deck as soon as it went on sale, opened it, loved it and…

…let it sit for a month because I was doing too many other things to be able to give it the attention it deserves.

I started using it for the #morningoracle draws a month ago and discovered that it’s really […]

The Starchild Tarot Akashic edition unboxing

If I had to use one word to sum up my impressions of the Starchild Tarot Akashic edition based on the unboxing:


Dig I mention that this deck is beautiful?

Also, BIG. While artist Danielle Noel has said that she plans to release this deck in a smaller size, that’s not currently available. So, small-handed shufflers, […]

The Dreamer’s Journey oracle deck unboxing

Earlier this week, I got the Dreamer’s Journey oracle, by Allyson Williams Yee. She’s the creator of the Soul Trees deck that I love… which I’ve been using for the last week for #morningoracle draws on Instagram.

Her art has a simplicity to it, and she makes wonderful use of color. I’m not normally a […]

Spirit de la Lune oracle deck unboxing

I ordered the Spirit de la Lune oracle deck weeks ago, and had almost forgotten about it by the time it showed up in the mail.

Then I remembered that these cards are round, unlike any other deck I own. I’ve also been on an oracle deck binge and a moon kick lately, so I […]