HAPPY INTERNATIONAL TAROT DAY!
Lots going on today in the tarot world! Tarot Garden (tarotgarden.com) has 15%off all tarot decks, and they've got quite the collection! That's good news, and bad news for all tarot deck/art addicts like me - and there are a lot of us out there it seems. I'm endlessly fascinated by the many variations of tarot art and their often interesting takes on traditional meanings as expressed in the art. While I have yet to find the "perfect" deck in terms of having every card resonate with me, I have found many decks I like - from the traditional, but very rich Rider-Waite and its variations (I use the Radiant version) to the recent beautiful and lush Tarot Illuminati and the gorgeous and romantic Victorian Romantic Tarot by the talented Baba Studios. Interestingly, however, as much as I absolutely love the Baba decks with their amazing imaginative art, I don't find them great to read with, to my surprise! I feel that a number of the cards in all of their decks don't quite convey the traditional meanings - and they do seem to follow the Rider-Waite symbolism. It's just that it doesn't seem to be fully expressed in some of their images; other images, however, are fabulous and I love them. But that goes to show there's no perfect deck, no matter how incredible they look! I've heard of collectors with hundreds of decks still not happy with any single one.
So, my solution in part is to pin cards I really like on to my Pinterest board (link above) rather than buy ridiculous numbers of decks that gather dust. I have about 800 pins there, and all attract me for one reason or another - either/and their beauty, imaginative art, interpretation, weirdness, colors, etc. Check out my board and see for yourself! It's also a great place to peruse many decks in case you're thinking of buying a new one, or a first one.
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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.