This Might Hurt – A Deck Review!

71317428_10162145721050702_4254172927823446016_nThere aren’t enough words to say how much I love this deck, but I’m certainly going to try.

I backed This Might Hurt Tarot on Kickstarter and I was fortunate enough to get my deck early so that I could review it. I’ve included a video below where I go through the cards, but I’ll summarize my thoughts here, too!

Isabella Rotman has created something amazing!

The Box: Right away, I knew the deck was something special. It came in a magnetic close box with gold foiling. It’s just breathtaking. It’s good and solid and excellent quality.

The Cardstock: It’s perfect. It’s not overly bendy and it’s not too thick. It’s got a soft matte finish and no gloss so your cards won’t slide. It’s also edged in black holographic so that even ads to the allure. It shuffles like a dream and it also riffle shuffles beautifully.

The Card Backs: The card backs are so lovely, with the Ouroboros on the back! I love how the deck references that myth, that Tarot and life are a never-ending cycle. I love the myths and legends that play throughout the cards, but seeing the woman from the World card on the back just made me happy.

The Art: Is gorgeous!!! I love the art in this deck and how Isabella has modernized the ThisMightHurtTarot_Logo_whiteRyder Wait Smith deck that is so well known, keeping true to the symbolism, but making the deck her own. It truly is a gorgeous deck and seeing all body shapes and sizes was another plus. I loved the 2 of Cups. It’s the first time that I’ve seen two gay men in a card. It’s the first time that I’ve seen myself in a deck and it’s so wonderful. Addison Duke has done incredible work on the colouring, making the art appear deeper and more vibrant.

I don’t just love this deck. I *heart* it. It reached into me with every card and every small detail in this deck. This Might Hurt Tarot was clearly a labour of love and it shows in everything that Isabella had produced. This deck is a true gem and it shines so brightly.

Find out more at http://www.thismighthurttarot.com You can also pre-order the deck here: https://thismighthurttarot.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

The Synesthesia Tarot – A Deck Reveal!

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Hey Everyone!

I got another one of my Kickstarter Decks in! This one is the Synesthesia Tarot! I’ve been eagerly awaiting this deck for a while and couldn’t wait to open up the box. It came with a pin, a deck bag the deck and the guidebook.

The deck is very simplistic, leaving room for the readers own interpretation. I can’t wait to use this deck to see how it reads!

Check out my deck reveal below!

The Starman Tarot – A Deck Reveal

I got my hands on The Starman Tarot by Davide De Angelis and it is glorious! Check out my deck reveal below where I go through the whole deck.

I’ve already pulled cards from it and it’s bang on. The energy  and feeling of the deck is wonderful. I’m so in love with this deck. Click below to see why!

The Crystal Unicorn Tarot Deck – A Review

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Yay it’s Spring!

Well, almost, right? We’re almost there after another long winter. I always find I am most in need of colour when winter starts to wind down. So how perfect is The Crystal Unicorn Tarot by Pamela Chen and illustrated by Lisa Higuchi.

The whole deck is a blast of colour and is SO MUCH FUN! Pamela has created something magical with The Crystal Unicorn Deck. She’s taken traditional Rider Wait Smith Tarot and given it a facelift. Now, instead of people, we are greeted by Unicorns as they go about their journey in a fairy tale forest.

When I first head about the deck, I will admit I was a little skeptical. However, I thought why not? I took a look at all of my decks (and there are quite a few) and while they are all beautiful in their own way and often breathtaking, none of them are what I would call fun. Beautiful, deep, thought provoking, mysterious, striking…but not fun.

So, I happily backed this deck on Indegogo. I’m so glad I did.

The deck pairs the traditional Ryder Wait Smith portrayals of the cards with Unicorns and Crystals. Each card of the Major Arcana has its own crystal and each suit is paired with its own as well. The result is something whimsical, fun and carefree. Lisa Higuchi’s illustrations have a childlike wonder about them that invoke joy in me.

This whole deck, from the box to the card backs to the cardstock, is high really good quality and is a joyful experience to use.

I thought I would do a Tarot reading to welcome in Spring. We’ve just had the Spring Equinox, so what better time than to see what is ahead for the new season? I used the Tarot reading below as it resonated with me.

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And here’s what I got:

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For the question: How Can You Cultivate More Love? I drew the Ace of Cups. This is the perfect card for cultivating love! It’s the beginning of a new cycle and the Cups have to do with relationships and the waters of wisdom that run within us. It denotes the beginning or the deepening of new relationships as well as my own self love. I see the Cups as having a lot to do with loving myself, so that’s awesome.

Ace of Cups

For the questions: What needs to be cleared out? I drew the 7 of Pentacles. This card is letting me know that I’ve accomplished a whole lot. I’ve put in the work and now it’s time to reap the rewards. It’s interesting that I got this card for clearing out, as this card is all about harvesting, giving to those around me and moving on to new projects, new options.

Seven of pentacles

For the question: What is blooming? I drew the 9 of Pentacles. Here the Unicorn is surrounded by everything that he’s created. He’s happy and content, there is a joy about him. I love the bird and the snail in this card. This card symbolize that I can finally reap my rewards. This is a card of and contentment. Everything is balanced and whatever hard times I’ve been through are almost at an end. Awesome

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For the question: Your Spring theme? I got the 8 of Pentacles. I LOVE this card. It is all about creating, about embracing my craft, having fun with writing and painting. This card is all about creativity and finding joy in the learning and doing. I really love that a card about creating something, about growth, showed up in my reading.

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For the last question, My Winter Reflection, I got the 4 of Cups. This was totally me in the winter. I sat, unhappy with everything I had and everything I had been given, everything I was dissatisfied me. I went through a lot of growth this winter. Thankfully, it has led me here, to the glorious awakening of Spring.

Four of Cups

For the crystals, Cups are paired with Rose Quarts, which is a crystal all about love, emotion and compassion, the perfect crystal for a suit that deals with the people in our lives and our relationship with them, and ourselves.

For Pentacles, they are paired with the Citrine Crystal which is about prosperity and creativity and honing our personal power. Again, the perfect pairing between suit and crystals.

The Crystal Unicorn Tarot Deck is just a gorgeous alignment of colour, information, intuition and Tarot. It’s a fun deck that somehow makes it easier to see what the cards have to tell me. I don’t think I’ve had this much fun with a Tarot deck in a long time, or ever!

You can learn more about it and get your copy here:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/crystal-unicorn-tarot–2

And learn more about Pamela here :

https://www.magicalpam.com/