Off the Beaten Path Tarot Decks
Yes, it's been awhile since I've posted, I know. I've been busy creating a new oracle deck - The White Rabbit Oracle! You can view the entire deck right here on my site on its own page The White Rabbit Oracle and there's also a link to my Etsy shop there too.
Now to business - and the theme of this post - Off the beaten track tarot decks. By that I mean decks that are very different in their art and/or take than the usual - that is, decks not following Rider Waite Smith distinctly. I happen to love a lot of these decks - my appetite has grown for them as my immersion in tarot and tarot/oracle art has lengthened. I just love differences and originality - and usually these are found in independently produced decks. I have a number of them: Tarot of the Zirkus Magi (an old-fashioned circus theme); Tarot de St. Croix (bright visionary art); The Silent Tarot (printed from original paper collage cards); Frau Grand Duchess Tarot (also printed from original paper collage with a 50's kitsch theme); Pearls of Wisdom Tarot (new printing, very bright original artwork in a "primitive" style); Alice Tarot (from fabulous Baba Studios), and the piece de resistance - The Twin Peaks Tarot (yes, drawings based on the cult TV series from the early 90's which I loved!). These are all unique unto themselves and entirely different from one another, but one thing they all have in common is their uniqueness and lack of commercial feel.
I'm planning to start a new page to feature these unusual (and often beautiful) decks, as they deserve some air time, lacking the big PR machine a mass-market publisher can offer its authors and creators. These are fascinating decks with really interesting interpretations beyond the traditional. Now, sometimes the renderings seem to be in left field, but hey - maybe it means the user (me, for example) needs to concentrate more on unlocking that artist's particular slant, which could open up a whole new filed of viewpoint. It can only enrich our understanding of tarot to add new views to our toolboxes, don't you think? Stay tuned for the new page, coming up very soon!
I am an intuitive counselor and visionary artist who has studied and worked with Tarot for over 20 years. I am an avid collector of tarot art, as well as a creator. I am the creator of four oracle decks. I also have an extensive collection of tarot art images on Pinterest.com which you can enjoy.