Blessings to all you gorgeous Tarot Lovers out there!
I want to share with you a quick look at another quirky Tarot deck: the Everyday Witch.I am not usually in to whimsical Tarot decks – I like a good laugh as much as the next person, but I take my Tarot straight up (maybe some ice on these long hot summer days). Having said that, there are always exeptions that confirm the rules…
This, in my humble opinion, is one of them – you might be attracted to this deck for it’s lovely art, whether it’s witches or cats you are in to, but this is also a very workable Tarot deck with plenty of good advice to give!
It comes in the (now standard) Llewellyn box set with magnetic clasp and an extensive guidebook, written in the unmistakable style of Deborah Blake, creator of this deck alongside artist Elisabeth Alba. The cardstock is thin and flexible, which makes for easy shuffling but would not withstand heavy-handed treatment.
The artwork boasts witches and their familiars on every card, in lovely muted colours. Pay attention to the cats as they really are very expressive and add something of value to every image!
The card-backs are not reversible and feature a black cat, broom and hat against a starry backdrop.
There are some fresh interpretations to be found in this Rider Waite style deck, so where it will be readily readable to everyone familiar with RW cards it is NOT just another clone.
Here is a small selection of cards from the deck so you can get a taste of how it is styled and whether or not this deck might be for you:Where this deck may look whimsical and just a bit of lighthearted fun, after working with it I can tell you that it has some real wisdom to share. I would recommend this deck to Beginners and Afficionado’s alike.
It gives you very clear messages, in a humoristic style that does NOT however detract from the serious issues you might be faced with in your day-to-day existence.
If you have been sitting on the fence, unsure if you should invest in this particular deck, I’d say go for it! It won’t disappoint.
I would like to share my most favourite card with you, as well as the one card that enamours me least:I adore the cat’s reflection in the pool on this beautiful Moon card, but what the Devil is going on in number 15?!?
This Devil just creeps me out, putting in mind the Child Catcher from Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, trying to tempt these poor youngsters in to his trap where they will be subjected to unspeakable things… where this card may capture the essence of The Devil, I prefer mine without hints of pedophelia please!!!
In conclusion: this deck has been a pleasant surprise and I am sure it won’t join the decks-on-the-shelf that are sadly not being used – I intend to shuffle it often and listen to what it has to say… spread the word!!!
Please also look at my previous review of the Sasuraibito Tarot, as that is another gem!
Much love xxx