An in-depth deck review and evaluation of the Gorgon's Tarot for my Tarot of the QTPOC list.
I love the art style- it reminded me so much of Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis I couldn't help but be interested. Add to that, it's named after the gorgons (who I've always thought to be black women with some truly bangin' locs) so how could I resist?
The Personal Space Tarot is my most recent tarot deck and I'm rather falling in love with it. I'll admit freely that this piece of lovely was an impulse buy. I was drawn in by its unusual soft color scheme and simple but depth-filled art style.
The ExtraOrdinary Oracle is an oracle divination deck that aims to "transform the mundane into magic" featuring everyday extra ordinary activities and objects that remind us that our magic is available to us in every moment.
I've intermittently kept tabs on the project- occasionally browsing through their website for deck updates and card image previews. Cut to November and the first few Kickstarter donor decks were shipped out and folks who'd been waiting for months got to finally hold the physical deck in their hands. I lingered around these posts, still unsure if this was a deck I could find myself in. So far, I'm glad I went for it and gifted myself the deck.
The Stretch Tarot is a 'mixed-media' collage tarot deck by the artist and creator J.E. Stretch. The imagery is drawn from vintage photographs and art pulled together to evoke images representative of the tarot.
Some tarot decks you can look away from. Your eye glazes over the art and you look for what you want to find; you seek out what you're used to finding in a particular card, careless of what's there that doesn't fit. Enter The Mary-El Tarot: Landscapes of the Abyss, and I dare you to look away.
The Winged Enchantment Oracle by Lisa Hunt and Lesley Morrison is, according to the blurb , “inspired by the majesty and mythos of birds great and small, The Winged Enchantment Oracle invites us to spread our wings as we venture on our own soul journeys.”
Quickly becoming my most used deck, I’ve fallen in love with The Herbal Tarot. One of my favorite things about this deck is that it was co-created by two herbalists passionate about herbs and their use in our daily life. It’s a treat to be able to handle a deck that brings together my love of both tarot and herbs and does so respectfully and with great insight.