Tarot Talk: Decks I’m hoping to check out

I’ve got a handful of decks on my wishlist this holiday season.  I like to keep decks that I’mtarot-talk interested in on my Amazon wishlist that way come gift giving occasions I make it easy for my family to send me something I’d really like and use.

So here’s a few I’m eyeballing right now.

sacred_rebels_oracleThe Sacred Rebels Oracle.  The description of the deck from Amazon says “Live your own unique, inspired life and share your light with the world as a sacred offering. This oracle deck is filled with striking imagery and beautiful heartfelt guidance to support you in awakening your sacred, rebellious heart. Celebrate and nurture your individuality. Become fully alive and express your authentic truths. Use these cards to gain trust in your own uniqueness and honor your creative power.”

It seems like with all the crap that’s poised to come crashing down in 2017 that this would be a useful and reaffirming deck for activist work and self care.  I feel like we’ll all need some sacred rebel support.

Sun and Moon Tarot.  I’ve had this one on my list for a while, I like the way the people sunandmoonhave varied skin tones and they don’t have faces, it feels like it’d be great for more gender fluid/freed readings.  From the description:  “With fresh, contemporary artwork, Sun and Moon Tarot gives a modern twist to ancient spiritual symbols. By playfully incorporating mythology and astrology, Vanessa Decort brings unique interpretations to traditional tarot, presenting a deck that is both insightful and accessible.”

I think I read somewhere that it leans more on the Thoth tarot and I’m more used to RWS, so we’ll see how that works if I end up with this deck.

hiddenTarot of the Hidden Realm.  I LOVE Faerie energy, the Spoutwood Faerie Festival is the even that I look forward to more than any other event all year.  This deck is all about the Fae and I keep seeing it around.  From the description: “Evoke the powerful wisdom of the fae with the Tarot of the Hidden Realm. Instead of relying on esoteric symbols, this powerful deck uses the raw elements―water, air, fire, and earth―to speak directly to your emotions. The beautifully drawn figures follow the Rider Waite style, but express more energy and movement, drawing you in even as you draw their truths out. The companion guidebook reveals techniques and card meanings for beginners and more experienced readers alike.”

rumi_oracle_sample_6The Rumi Oracle: in my undergrad career I majored in Ancient and Middle Eastern History and I took a class about Mysticism and Islam and it was during that class that I finally learned what mysticism was.  A direct connection the the divine without the need for an intermediary.  We learned a lot about the Sufi mystics and I found it all fascinating and intensely interesting.  Rumi was one of the most famous Sufi mystics and he wrote beautiful poetry in an expression of his faith and also to his lover Shams. So in Rumi I get two of my favorite things, queerness and mysticism.  I definitely want to check out this oracle deck.  And the art looks beautiful.  From the description:  “Rumi speaks a sacred language that we understand with our hearts rather than our minds. He knows the heart is the gateway to divine union and he doesn’t want you to play small this lifetime. He encourages humanity to live and love with absolute surrender, abandon and willingness to accept the mysteries of life.”

Two others that I’ve seen that are very tempting are the Mini Mandala deck and the Spirit de la Lune oracle deck.  I’m also REALLY tempted to get myself the haiku oracle. Also I recently backed two decks on Kickstarter, Dark Days Tarot and Our Tarot so I’m excite about those, but I’ve got a while to wait!

I always love hearing about new decks, which ones are on your lists?  What’s something I absolutely must see?  Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Tarot Talk: Decks I’m hoping to check out

  1. Asali says:

    Please say more about the gender fluidity in the sun and moon tarot because it has been on my list for a while, I’ve just never gotten to actually getting it because I always thought it was cishet normative but I want to be wrong here because it looks so lovely.


    • Wooly Witchy says:

      Okay, I actually did get this one over the holidays and I’m going to do a review at some point. Sadly, on getting to look more closely at the cards they aren’t as ambiguous as I was hoping. There are a handful of cards you could read as being androgynous but it’s not as ambiguous as I’d like. I’ll have to snap some pictures of the cards when I do my review.

      I’m please with the diversity of skin tones they’ve got though. So, like a lot of decks, there’s some good points and some not so great ones.

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