Tarot of the QTPOC: The Mythical Goddess Tarot deck review
My first and very favorite deck. I love its gorgeous art chock full of the divine feminine. The Mythical Goddess Tarot is a creative blend of talents by Sage Holloway and Katherine Skaggs.
"The Mythical Goddess Tarot is here to assist you in realizing your Sacred Feminine essence, providing direct access to the Goddess through her many faces. These beautiful images are portals into dimensions of power and support. This easy-to-use tarot deck will bring joyful transformation to you and your world whether you are a beginner or a seasoned tarot reader."
It's a standard-sized deck, full Majors and Minors though it is no RWS clone; it's inspired by the tradition but unaffected by its bounds and even manages to mix elements of Thoth. The cards are sturdy and glossy, very easy to shuffle. The back of the cards is fully reversible though the LWB intentionally does not give offer reverse meanings.
Speaking of the LWB, it's quite impressive in full color and a beautiful breakdown of what each of the cards are about. This deck shifts the traditional suits to Fire, Earth, Seas, and Wind and the Major Arcana are additionally named for goddesses from multiple traditions. The Court Cards are also transformed into Child, Mother, Maiden, Crone.
Since this is not a deck that adheres to any particular tradition, it encourages the reader to use their own interpretation of the card images in conjunction with the whatever is in the LWB. In fact, I find that my readings with this deck rarely have me reaching for the LWB, and I receive whatever messages I needed to by meditating on the abundant information in the card images.
I can almost guarantee you'll find what you need to in order to understand- or at least to begin to understand- what the card calls you for. The art is rich and full of symbols and markers from multiple sources, as well as alluring for its diversity. It's a breath of fresh air in a swathe of heteronormative, whitewashed, thin representations people in most tarot decks.
If you're seeking out a deck that explicitly deals in the divine feminine, this is the one for you, but I don't believe that you have to identify with femininity to receive its messages (More on decks that limit the feminine in cisnormative understandings of womanhood and femininity).
Where to purchase:
The Mythical Goddess Tarot is currently still available for purchase on Amazon.