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Re: Favorite Tarot Deck
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2011, 02:11:00 pm »
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Without a doubt, it would have to be "The Wildwood Tarot". :)

 
I'll have to look that one up. I've never heard of it, but it even sounds pretty.
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Re: Favorite Tarot Deck
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2011, 02:33:05 pm »
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I know this was done on the old board, but it's interesting to see what everybody says. What's your favorite Tarot deck?

Mine at the moment is The Robin Wood deck.


Karen Kuykendall's Cat People Tarot. Though I don't have it and, to be totally honest, I can't see myself doing readings with it.
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Re: Favorite Tarot Deck
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2011, 11:31:05 am »
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Without a doubt, it would have to be "The Wildwood Tarot". :)

 
I just ordered that one yesterday! I'm so excited to go pick it up.

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Re: Favorite Tarot Deck
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2011, 01:54:49 pm »
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I collect decks for the art, but there are three that I actually use:  Crowley's for esoteric questions (these don't come up very often these days), Vertigo for personal readings, and plain old Rider Waite when I do readings for other people.

The Vertigo Tarot I bought as a novelty - it's based on a line of comic books - but the artist is one of my heroes and the imagery/symbolism of the deck feels like it was made just for me.  It's my favorite by far.

 
It's interesting to hear from somebody who loves the Vertigo deck, I've heard from a lot of people who couldn't quite get on with it and after getting to handle it myself I can definitely see why it wouldn't be for everybody. I remember loving the way the accompanying book was written, at first the deck made me feel kind of nervous but after handling it for a while and looking at the book alongside it I started to enjoy it a lot more.

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Re: Favorite Tarot Deck
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2011, 02:07:09 pm »
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What's your favorite Tarot deck?

 
The only deck for me is The Faeries Oracle.  The deck found me and I'm just not drawn to any other at all.  EVERY reading I do, be it for myself or for someone else, has always been accurate, clear and concise.  I just cant see myself giving them up at all

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Re: Favorite Tarot Deck
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2011, 03:19:54 pm »
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Without a doubt, it would have to be "The Wildwood Tarot". :)

 I just looked up Wildwood, and the artwork really catches me, but it would mean learning a whole other style deck. All of mine have been RW based so far, but I may have to experiment with this one. Thanks for the input!
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Re: Favorite Tarot Deck
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2011, 03:52:31 pm »
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I know this was done on the old board, but it's interesting to see what everybody says. What's your favorite Tarot deck?


At the moment im using the Druidcraft tarot, but in my collection i love Animal divine tarot by lisa hunt, and the Shadowscapes tarot by stephanie law.

( I couldnt even begin to decide my favorite oracles, i love soo many!) :)

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Re: Favorite Tarot Deck
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2011, 04:20:28 pm »
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I know this was done on the old board, but it's interesting to see what everybody says. What's your favorite Tarot deck?

Mine at the moment is The Robin Wood deck.

 
I've forced myself to stop collecting, lest I become the Wiccan feature on Hoarders. If I had to narrow it down, it would always be the artist-inspired decks. I use my Dali deck and my da Vinci deck the most frequently, although I have a black and white hermetic tarot that is so blunt it could be runes that I kind of like, too.

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Re: Favorite Tarot Deck
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2011, 05:21:02 pm »
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It's interesting to hear from somebody who loves the Vertigo deck, I've heard from a lot of people who couldn't quite get on with it and after getting to handle it myself I can definitely see why it wouldn't be for everybody. I remember loving the way the accompanying book was written, at first the deck made me feel kind of nervous but after handling it for a while and looking at the book alongside it I started to enjoy it a lot more.


I can certainly understand why most people would have trouble taking a deck like Vertigo seriously or at least be a little uncomfortable with the concept.  I bought it as a novelty myself; didn't expect to use it.  But it's actually a very workable, well thought out deck.  (BTW, not the silliest concept for a Tarot deck I've seen.  That award would have to go to "The Baseball Tarot."  Though the cards I've designed based on classic rock musicians would certainly be contenders, if they were a real deck.)

It works so well for me partly because I'm absurdly familiar with the "mythology" involved, but mostly because of McKean's artwork.  I can get lost in one of his pieces for days.
 
I usually don't read the books, but I'm sure I'd have read this one when I first got it.  Don't remember much about it though. It's around here somewhere...
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Favorite Tarot Deck
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2011, 11:04:10 pm »
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(BTW, not the silliest concept for a Tarot deck I've seen.  That award would have to go to "The Baseball Tarot."  Though the cards I've designed based on classic rock musicians would certainly be contenders, if they were a real deck.)

 
I dunno if "silly" is quite the right word - then again, I guess you're talking more about how improbable the theme seems to be, rather than the end result.  I'm often quite impressed by how a designer take a theme that seems entirely ridiculous to apply to tarot, and does their homework and comes up with something remarkably viable, which looks like it might be the case here.  There's some impressive work out there using themes that seem like jokes.

I'd lovelovelove to know more about your classic rock musicians one - not so much seeing them; what's really making my curiosity itch is who you picked for what card.  If you feel so inclined, a thread about it might be fun.

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Re: Favorite Tarot Deck
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2011, 11:33:03 pm »
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I dunno if "silly" is quite the right word - then again, I guess you're talking more about how improbable the theme seems to be, rather than the end result.  I'm often quite impressed by how a designer take a theme that seems entirely ridiculous to apply to tarot, and does their homework and comes up with something remarkably viable, which looks like it might be the case here.  There's some impressive work out there using themes that seem like jokes.

I'd lovelovelove to know more about your classic rock musicians one - not so much seeing them; what's really making my curiosity itch is who you picked for what card.  If you feel so inclined, a thread about it might be fun.

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"Improbable", or "seemingly irreverent" would probably be better words there, you're right.

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I'll start a thread if anyone else is interested, probably tomorrow.  Or I could just PM it to you.
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Re: Favorite Tarot Deck
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2011, 11:38:02 pm »
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 If you feel so inclined, a thread about it might be fun.


Okay, I quoted this and typed 'seconded' under it, but that post seems to have gone astray.

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I'll start a thread if anyone else is interested, probably tomorrow

 
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Re: Favorite Tarot Deck
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2011, 12:39:49 am »
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I know this was done on the old board, but it's interesting to see what everybody says. What's your favorite Tarot deck?

Mine at the moment is The Robin Wood deck.

 
Kind of hard for me to choose.  Osho Zen Tarot is probably my favorite appearance-wise.  It's very beautiful, but the Thoth deck I think gives me far more powerful results.
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Re: Favorite Tarot Deck
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2011, 04:52:37 pm »
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I just ordered that one yesterday! I'm so excited to go pick it up.

 
It's well worth the money, very Celtic based and very spiritual.:)

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Re: Favorite Tarot Deck
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2011, 04:53:07 pm »
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I just looked up Wildwood, and the artwork really catches me, but it would mean learning a whole other style deck. All of mine have been RW based so far, but I may have to experiment with this one. Thanks for the input!

 
No problem! :)

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